Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury wreck this morning on I-24 at the 72 mile-marker.
State Police say around 6:09 a.m. preliminary investigation revealed that 47-year old Paul E. Jenkins of Lakeland, Florida was driving a 2001 International tractor-trailer eastbound on I-24 and was hauling cooking oil.
Police say as he was driving eastbound on the interstate, he fell asleep and as a result, the vehicle drifted into the median and overturned on the roadway blocking both eastbound lanes of travel including both shoulders of the roadway.
Jenkins was transported by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.
State Trooper Michael Dennis continues to investigate the collision.
The Square Deal Fire Department, Hopkinsville EMS, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also assisted at the scene.
Christian County Public School teachers and staffers from 15 schools will be participating in the first ever Teacher and Staff Walk or Run Challenge next month at the Stadium of Champions’ track.
CCPS is also inviting other area educators to join in the challenge and support the ongoing United Way campaign.
School District Spokesperson, Heather Aubin says it is important for the school district’s employees to raise awareness about the United Way campaign and to also get fit while spreading the message.
Ms. Aubin says the goals of the school district and United Way often converge since both entities have a vested interest in the lives of area youths.
Kentucky State Police released further information concerning a double fatality wreck that occurred on I-69 yesterday afternoon.
State Police say the operator of the 2012 Honda Goldwing motorcycle was 65-year old Edsel R. Zint of Evansville, Indiana and the passenger was his wife, 64-year old Kathryn Zint.
Police say the wreck occurred around 1:15 p.m. on I-69 just north of the 32 mile-marker.
Preliminary investigation reveals that 34-year old Mary J. Moore of Louisville was driving northbound on the interstate and for some unknown reason, her SUV exited the left shoulder of the roadway.
As a result, police say Mrs. Moore overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle causing it to turn sideways, travel into the median, go airborne and collide with the motorcycle that was traveling southbound.
The Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield, pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Zint dead at the scene.
Mrs. Moore and her passenger and husband, 41-year old Keith A. Moore were both transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a commercial burglar who brought his dog along for the ride.
Police say they are trying to identify a man who broke into a commercial business located in the 2400 block of Ashland City Road around Sunday around 4 a.m.
Surveillance video from the business shows the man broke the glass door, made entry and stole some items from inside the establishment and attempted to steal the ATM machine, but was unsuccessful.
The lead investigator in the case is Detective James Howard and anyone with information are urged to call 931-645-8477.
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as National Arts and Humanities Month in the Commonwealth.
Governor Beshear made the announcement in celebration of Kentucky’s artistics traditions and cultural heritage.
The governor was quoted as saying that the arts play a major role in telling the state’s unique cultural story from our earliest days.
According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, performing arts, museums and related activities contribute $427 million of Kentucky's annual gross state product.
The state also has more than 8,000 arts-related businesses and entrepreneurs that employ over 27,000 people.