Local entrepreneurs are reminded tomorrow is “Small Business Day” for the United Way of the Pennyrile campaign, which will benefit all parties involved.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp is the co-chair of this year’s campaign and says a 25 dollar donation helps the United Way reach its goal and will get media recognition in Hopkinsville on Small Business Day.
Mayor Kemp says you can drop your donation off at the Chamber of Commerce or a number of other locations in the area.
The United Way of the Pennyrile supports 23 agencies in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Caldwell Counties.
update: From the Highway Department:
One EASTBOUND lane is now open at this crash site (72 mile-marker I-24)
All traffic is moved to the left-hand or passing lane.
Motorists should slow down and use extreme caution as work to off-load the truck and remove it will continue for 3 or more hours at this site.
Westbound traffic is flowing normally.
Both eastbound lanes of I-24 were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned in the rainy conditions.
Few details are known, but the incident happened shortly after 6 near the 72 mile-marker, which is about five miles inside Christian County. The driver reportedly sustained some type of injury, but the extent wasn’t immediately known.
Eastbound traffic was diverted off I-24 onto US 68-80 at exit 65 in Trigg County as a detour.
The rain also contributed to a single-vehicle wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway at the Pembroke Road interchange, where a vehicle spun out and hit the guard rail just before six o’clock.
Two people were killed in a wreck involving a motorcycle on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Dawson Springs Wednesday afternoon.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 34-year old Mary Moore of Louisville was eastbound near the 32 mile-marker around 1:15 in an SUV when she ran off the shoulder of the road and over-corrected. Her vehicle entered the median and went airborne, striking a westbound motorcycle.
Both occupants of the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Moore and her passenger, 41-year old Keith Moore of Louisville, were taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both victims were wearing helmets and their names are being withheld, pending family notification.
Governor Steve Beshear was in Hopkinsville this afternoon to present a check to a local women’s recovery center.
Governor Beshear presented officials with the Trilogy Recovery Center for Women with a $250,000 check and stated it was very important for him to personally hand over the check to an organization that helps women become drug free and productive citizens.
The Clarksville Police Department has placed a recent attempted abduction case into a inactive status.
Police say Detective Alan Morgan investigated the claim of an attempted abduction and could not find any evidence to allow the case to proceed any further or substantiate the claim.
Police say if any additional information or leads are received, the investigation can be reopened.
As previously reported, the attempted abduction occurred around Friday around 6:30 p.m.
when three small children were playing in a wood line area near their residences on Cabana Drive when a man allegedly pulled up in a pickup truck and got out of the vehicle and grabbed the arm of one of the children in an attempt to pull her with him. The man quickly released the child after the other children started to scream.
Based on varying information from the children, police were initially searching for a charcoal gray newer model 4 door Chevy Pickup with large tires with a possible lift kit and dark tinted windows that had an eagle sticker on the upper driver side corner of the windshield and red writing or lettering on the back window.
The suspect was described as an older white male with gray hair that was thinning or balding and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with further information about the attempted abduction case are asked to call 931-645-8477.