A child who was riding an ATV was killed in a wreck in Calloway County last night.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the 15-year old boy was riding on Jennings Trail near Murray when he ran off the road and hit a tree. The boy was ejected from the four-wheeler, according to Trooper Michael Bennett, who writes the victim sustained a head wound that would later claim his life at Calloway County Hospital.
The boy’s name hasn’t been released by KSP.
No one was injured yesterday morning when someone fired several gunshots into a Hopkinsville home.
The incident happened around 1am, with 28-year old Shetekeia Forte telling Hopkinsville Police that she was lying on the couch when someone fired nine rounds into the back of her Colonette Drive home.
No suspects are listed on the report and Ms. Forte was unharmed.
A wreck in Clarksville involving a motorcycle Saturday sent the biker to a Nashville hospital.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the incident happened around noon at the intersection of Sango Road and Highway 76. Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says 48-year old Jerome Rogers was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 76 and drove into the path of an eastbound motorcycle.
The name of the motorcycle driver has not been released, but Officer Knoll says the 59-year old man collided with Rogers’ truck, causing injuries that required a trip to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by helicopter.
The injured man was conscious and alert when he was taken to the helicopter. Officer Knoll says the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Officer Melissa Spielhagen is the lead investigator.
The librarian for Hopkinsville Community College recently received a statewide honor.
HCC Librarian Cynthia Atkins was recently named the 2012 Kentucky Library Association Outstanding Academic Librarian. The award was presented to Ms. Atkins at the annual KLA Conference Awards luncheon in Louisville.
Ms. Atkins has been with HCC since 1976 and has spent time as assistant librarian and instructor in addition to her current post that she’s held since 1987. She is a graduate of HCC and the University of Kentucky and has two masters’ degrees from Western Kentucky University and George Peabody College.
Hopkinsville-Christian County residents once again proved that they mean business when it comes to finding a cure for a dehabilitating disease that affects millions of people world-wide.
For the past two years, Polly Forns of Hopkinsville has participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Pennyrile, which took place Saturday morning and began at the Christian County Justice Center parking lot.