A vehicle versus moped wreck on East Seventh Street last night injured a Hopkinsville man.
The incident happened around 5:30, according to the police report, which says 41-year old James Render was stopped and waiting for traffic to pass so he could make a left turn.
Approaching him from behind was 86-year old William Whittinghill of Hopkinsville—who said he never saw Render before a rear-end collision. Render told police he couldn’t remember anything about the wreck and was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
State Senator Joey Pendleton is requesting a recanvass of the election after he lost by only 297 votes to Whitney Westerfield Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Daily News quotes Senator Pendelton as saying he is making the request primarily for the people who worked so hard for him during the campaign and because of the conflicting reports his supporters were hearing as numbers were coming in.
A recanvass is less complicated than a recount, though the senator could request a full recount if the race gets closer as the absentee ballots and voting machine results are looked at a second time.
Seating was limited tonight as over a hundred people packed into a board room as the Christian County Board of Education discussed the fate of three schools.
The discussion first began with District Chief Operations Officer, Kathy Hancock saying Lacy and Belmont Elementary Schools had four more years of life before the state would mandate that those two schools to be closed and North Drive Middle School possibly being reconfigured.
School board member Linda Keller wanted to reassure concerned parents that school officials are not in the business of shutting down schools.
Christian County Public School Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmil says she wanted a status report on the three schools since the building of Lacy Elementary School is considerably older than other schools in the district, Belmont Elementary School is landlocked and parking space has become an issue and whether or not North Drive Middle School should be reconfigured.
Alisia Jenkins, whose children attend Lacy says she is concerned and expressed her thoughts on the issue.
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Clarksville Police say the investigation into the double shooting on North Second Street remains ongoing and that additional arrests have been made and more are pending in the case.
Police say the investigation had led to the following additional arrests: 22-year old D’Mareo Majors of University Avenue, Clarksville who is charged with false report and assault, 22-year old Deandre Williams of Waterford Place, Antioch, Tennessee who is charged with assault and 22-year old Lawrence Gilbert of Meacham Apartment, Clarksville, who is charged with assault.
Police have warrants on file and are looking for 21-year old Dvantae Smith of Augusta Drive, Hermitage, Tennessee for assault and 23-year old Romeo Gilbert of Lewis Street, Nashville for felony vandalism and two counts of assault.
Police say all five men are seen in a video assaulting a 20-year old man on North Second Street on Sunday, October 21st.
Police previously arrested 22-year old Darryl Ford of Bradley Court, Clarksville for unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon after he was allegedly seen in the same video with a gun in his hand during the physical altercation.
Police say the arrests stem from a house party confrontation, which resulted in a 24-year old man and a 19-year old woman being shot in the early morning hours on October 21st with officers hearing several gun shots being fired in the area of the 400 block of North Second Street.
Anyone with information regarding the double shooting are urged to contact Clarksville Police 931-648-0656.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury wreck this morning in Crittenden County.
State Police say the wreck happened on US 60, approximately nine miles east of Marion today around 10:15 a.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 58-year old John K. Elliott of Louisville was driving his pickup truck eastbound on US 60 and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
State Police say Elliott’s vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck an earth embankment, overturned and came to rest on its top.
Elliott has to be extricated from his vehicle and was transported by ambulance to Crittenden County Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.