A Christian County man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck just west of the Christian-Todd line Friday afternoon.
Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell says 29-year old Charles Daniel of Butler Road was attempting to turn off U.S. 68-80 onto Britmart Road in an SUV around 4:50 when he ran off the road and overturned. Sheriff Leavell says speed may have been a factor.
Daniel was ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle, with the Todd County Rescue Squad freeing him from the wreckage. An Air-Evac helicopter took Daniel to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of a possible broken leg and head injuries. The Fairview Fire Department assisted on the scene.
The Western Kentucky State Fair will feature another fun-filled afternoon and evening of activities this afternoon.
The infant baby pageant begins at 1pm to be followed by the baby and tiny tots pageant. The featured events at the air conditioned Convention Center are the two Mrs. Western Kentucky State Fair pageants, as described by Betty Hayes.
The annual goat show will kick off at the Livestock Pavillion at 6:30. Organizer Tim Henderson says he’s expecting a big turnout.
Gates open at 3pm and rides at 4, with rides one dollars each.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.
15-year old Samara Whitehead of 500 Kraft Street, Clarksville was last seen early Thursday morning.
Officers were flagged down Thursday around 4 a.m. and were told that the teen had left her residence after a family argument and before she left, she allegedly made statements about harming herself.
Police say she also has a history of suicidal thoughts and had previously ran away on Monday, June 11th, but was later found in Oak Grove in the company of a 25-year old man, named Andrew Mesbach.
Samara Whitehead was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green sweater, black footies and is described as a black female, who stands about 5 foot 7 and weighs about 120 pounds with a piercings in her right nose and lower right lip.
Anyone with information about Whitehead’s whereabouts are asked to call 931-645-8477.
Law enforcement officials will once again look for impaired drivers and traffic violators this weekend as part of a multi-state initiative.
Kentucky State Police will be teaming up with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a DUI enforcement initiative starting today and ending tomorrow in an effort to reduce DUI related fatal and injury crashes.
State Police say this high-visibility enforcement effort will include KSP, Indiana State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Michigan State Police, and the West Virginia State Police.
In Kentucky, troopers will focus their efforts on high DUI related crash areas and will conduct sobriety checkpoints and high-visibility saturation patrols in an effort to deter impaired driving.
State Police say there were 123 alcohol related fatal crashes on Kentucky highways last year.
The Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority will be closed next Wednesday, in observance of Independence Day.
HSWA officials say all residential collections for garbage and trash will be one day late starting with Wednesday’s route being serviced on Thursday and ending with Friday’s route being serviced on Saturday.
The landfill and Transfer Station will also be closed on July 4th, but will reopen back to the public on Thursday, July 5th.
Residents with questions concerning the holiday herbie curbie service can contact the HSWA office at 887-6244.