A house fire on Buckner Drive Wednesday evening did some damage, but it could have been much worse.
The report from the Hopkinsville Fire Department says their response time was two minutes because units were in the area of 2515 Buckner on their way back to the station when they got the call.
The blaze was confined to two couches in a front room and a dog in the home was rescued. In all, 12-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the home and contents. Clinton Comperry is listed as the resident of the home and Alison Keith as the owner.
No one was injured in the fire and the cause is listed as “undetermined.”
A single-vehicle wreck involving a dump truck on Lafayette Road Tuesday afternoon sent the driver to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The incident happened around 1:40pm, according to the report from Sheriff’s Lieutenant Wade Connell, which says 75-year old McKinley Moore of Hopson Street, Gracey was just north of the I-24 interchange when his tires dropped off the right side of the road as he went around a curve.
Moore over-corrected twice, hitting two embankments and coming to rest in a field. He was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
An accidental shooting in Crofton this morning sent a woman who had been sleeping to a Nashville hospital.
The incident happened around 7:40 at the McBride Lane home of 21-year old Danielle Shelby, as described by Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller.
Captain Miller says Ms. Shelby apparently heard a noise in the night that frightened her and took the gun with her back to bed.
Ms. Shelby was flown by Air-Evac helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a severe leg injury. Police believe the incident to be completely accidental.
Land Between the Lakes officials have decided to lift the burn ban there, citing better conditions.
A news release says cooler temperatures and higher humidity allowed the ban that had been in place since June to be lifted. Those using campfires are still reminded to be extremely cautious and to always be sure they are put out with water and cool to the touch before abandoning them.
Smokers should also remember that winds can pick up discarded cigarettes and take them to dry areas where wildfires can begin. Fireworks are banned at LBL all year long.
Anyone seeing an unattended campfire or a wildfire at LBL should call report it immediately to Forest Service Personnel by calling 911.
Officials say they may find it necessary to put the ban back in place if current dry patterns continue into the fall hunting seasons.
A Hopkinsville man accused of not complying with the sex offender registry was arrested yesterday at a local motel.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Jason Sears was called to the American Inn on North Main Street around 2:30 for a disturbance. Once there, police found 27-year old Nathan Munday, who said he had been living in room 104 for over a month.
Munday’s address listed on the sex offender registry was at the Roadway Inn on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Munday was placed on the registry after being convicted of third degree rape of a 14-year old.