SONIC officials have recognized a local Drive-In Manager for operational excellence.
Ning Rubel, the manager of the Hopkinsville SONIC-Drive-In located at 10-19 West 7th Street was awarded with the 2012 Operational Excellence Award and received the award in front of thousands of SONIC franchises, employees and executive leadership during a national convention that took place last week in San Antonio.
Officials say the Operational Excellence Award is given to SONIC operators who have demonstrated high standards in daily operations and leadership qualities.
For the past three years, she has led her drive-in to the national finals of the Dr Pepper SONIC Games, a competition that recognizes the best SONICs in the country.
A Tennessee university has been named by a national magazine as military friendly.
Austin Peay State University was recently named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013.
The distinction places APSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools across the nation.
Over 12,000 schools were surveyed and Military Friendly Schools were chosen based on a postsecondary institution’s policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students.
Law enforcement agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee continue to look for traffic violators and especially drunk drivers.
The Clarksville Police Department concluded their impaired driving saturation patrol, which took place over the weekend and Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the department conducted another successful mission in taking drunk drivers off the roadways.
As a result of the increased enforcement, Clarksville Police made four DUI arrests and arrested two people for two reckless driving, three people for public intoxication, two people for resisting arrest and three juveniles for consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 and cited 45 people for speeding.
The impaired driving saturation patrol was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in seven separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, September 10th through Sunday.
State Police say five of the victims were traveling in passenger vehicles and three were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality crashes occurred in Jefferson, Larue, Mason, Perry and Warren Counties.
Police say a fatality was the result of a motorcycle wreck in Todd County and a pedestrian was killed in Henderson County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 508 people have died on Kentucky roadways this year, which is one less than what was reported for the same time period last year.
The man critically injured in a tractor accident next to Pembroke Road last week has died from his injuries.
Officials say 40-year old Grady Givens of Fairview, Tennessee died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained last Wednesday afternoon near the intersection with Salubria Springs Road.
Givens owned Double-G Mowing, which was contracted by the Kentucky Transportation Department to mow the right of way. The Highway Department says Givens was talking to a man operating a tractor when he either tripped or fell beneath a tractor as it drove past where he was standing.
A member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department did CPR to save his life on the scene and he was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be stabilized before being flown to Vanderbilt.