A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon on sex crime charges.
Charged with first degree sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment is 29-year old Robert Facen of the city.
Most of the arrest warrant for Facen is redacted, though it does say the victim was a juvenile and that the alleged abuse happened August 19th in Christian County.
Facen was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 20-thousand dollars bond.
An employee of a mowing contractor out of Tennessee was critically injured Wednesday afternoon after being run over by a tractor near Pembroke.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says the 40-year old Tennessee man was standing on the ground talking to a man operating a tractor near the intersection of Pembroke Road and Salubria Springs Road around 4:30.
A news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Double-G Mowing employees indicated the victim either tripped or fell beneath a tractor as it drove past where he was standing.
An Air-Evac helicopter was called to the scene, but the victim wasn’t stable enough to fly to Nashville at the time. CPR was performed and he was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by ambulance. Graham said the man was later flown to Vanderbilt later in the evening after being stabilized.
The Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department and Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in addition to the rescue squad. We’ll have more details on the incident as they become available.
The City of Clarksville’s 1st vehicular homicide case for this year has been settled in court.
31-year old Vincent Deron Clark of Vine Street, who previously pled guilty to reckless homicide and reckless aggravated assault, received a four year concurrent sentence with one year to serve.
On July 16th, Clark turned himself into the Montgomery County Jail and was initially charged with vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide and tow counts of aggravated assault for causing a fatal wreck on February 3rd that claimed the life of 20-year old Tyler Head of Springfield.
Clarksville Police also reported that 19-year old Lucas Haley of Springfield, 32-year old Vincent Clark and 26-year old Denesha Clark both of Clarksville were seriously injured in the collission.
Police say the fatal wreck was the result of a head-on collision at the 1500 block of Madison Street.
Friends and former colleagues shocked by the death of Tom Westerfield are remembering him as a Christian man who dedicated much of his life to improving mental health in this part of western Kentucky.
Westerfield served at the Pennyroyal Center, including a seven year stint as Executive Director.
Current Executive Director David Ptaszek says Westerfield kept the local center operating successfully during a time when many similar facilities across Kentucky were struggling.
Ptaszek also pointed out that Westerfield was responsible for opening Trace Industries, which provides job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.
Westerfield was an active member at First Baptist Church in addition to his service as a volunteer in many area causes. He is survived by wife Gina and six sons—including State Senate candidate Whitney Westerfield.
Anyone not registered to vote in this November’s general election who wants to cast a ballot has less than one month to get on the roll.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says the deadline to register to vote for the election in Kentucky is October 9th at 4pm.
Ms. Humphries says it’s also important to go to the clerk’s office before October 9th if you have moved to a different precinct area since the last election.
Voter turnout will almost certainly be higher than normal this November with it being a presidential election year.