Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred near Princeton this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on KY 672, about six miles west of Princeton, around 6:20 a.m.
Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that 25-year old Michael H. Phebus of Dawson Springs was driving eastbound on KY 6-72 when his vehicle struck a patch of ice on the roadway causing him to lose control, exit off the right side of the roadway, cross both lanes of traffic and end up in a ditch.
Phebus was given a ride by a passerby to Dawson Springs where he was treated by Medical Center Ambulance Service and then transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Hospital for treatment of injuries.
The investigation into the wreck remains ongoing by Trooper First Class John Komar investigated the collision.
A large crowd gathered together this morning as officials with Wayne Supply Company of Hopkinsville celebrated the grand opening of another facility.
Company President, Monty Boyd says he is excited to showcase months of hard work in making the expansion possible.
Two Cadiz men are in a Nashville hospital after a wreck in Trigg County Monday evening.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 8:10 near the eastern edge of the Cadiz city limits on US 68-80. Preliminary investigation by KSP determined 20-year old Nicholas Wiseman of Cadiz had been eastbound on 68 when he struck a deer.
Wiseman’s vehicle became disabled and 47-year old Scotty Gray of Cadiz stopped to assist in getting the pickup off the road.
Approaching from behind in a tractor-trailer was 50-year old Mohamed Mohamud of Missouri, who was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting Wiseman’s disabled pickup, pushing it into Gray’s vehicle. Wiseman had been standing near his pickup and was struck by a vehicle during the wreck.
Gray had been in his vehicle wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. Wiseman was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was stabilized before being transferred to Vanderbilt by ambulance.
Wiseman is listed in stable condition, while Gray is in critical, but stable condition.
Mohamud went uninjured in the incident. The investigation continues by Kentucky State Police.
The number of gravel roads in Christian County has drastically diminished over the last couple of decades and officials hope that’s a trend that will continue into the future.
Christian Fiscal Court approved the annual road program at its meeting this morning’s meeting, where Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers said the mileage of gravel roads went down by ten miles this year.
Chamber says the cost of paving gravel roads has fluctuated over the years—but additional bid competition has made the price more affordable recently.
The road program as a whole wasn’t much different than last year’s. The state took responsibility for Gate 7 Road earlier in the year in exchange for the county taking short stretches of outlying roads including part of Brittmart.
Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble reminded magistrates about the Hopkinsville Christmas Parade coming up Saturday morning at 10 and of the Stars and Promises Christmas Concert at the Alhambra December 18th.
One of the suspects accused of being involved in an armed robbery late last month on Walnut Street that ended with a shooting has been arrested.
Hopkinsville Police arrested 27-year old Christopher Lamont Taylor of the city at Central Avenue and McKee Street around 6:30 Monday evening on the strength of a warrant on first degree robbery and parole violation charges.
Taylor is accused of going into a 1207 Walnut Street residence on October 30th armed with a handgun. Taylor and two other men allegedly took a handgun from 26-year old Antonio Green during the robbery and one of the suspects shot 41-year old Tyrone Bailey of Hopkinsville during the robbery.
Taylor was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bond.