A biker is in critical condition at a Nashville hospital after wrecking while trying to avoid a deer in Clarksville Friday afternoon.
Clarksville Police say the 41-year old man was southbound on Trenton Road when the animal ran into his path. The biker swerved to miss the deer and ran into the door of a vehicle driven by 44-year old Christopher Fullen. There would have been a head-on collision had Fullen not taken evasive action.
The biker was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he’s listed in critical condition.
A loose rock led to a wreck in Hopkins County Friday morning that injured a Dawson Springs man.
Kentucky State Police say 49-year old Mark Hollis of Dawson Springs was northbound on Kentucky 109 around 8:30 when another vehicle kicked up a rock that came through his windshield and struck him.
Hollis then ran off the road and down a ditch before finally coming to rest. He was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment of his injuries.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 19 people today including three local men for various drug related charges.
38-year old Fred Clerance Greenwade of Hopkinsville was indicted for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of a controlled substance, 1st offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Grand Jury indicted 29-year old Garry McCarley of Hopkinsville with trafficking in marijuana, more than 8 ounces, less than 5 pounds, 1st offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
29-year old Fort Campbell soldier, Daniel Karnes was also indicted for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly possessing morphine and oxycodone pills with the intent to sell or transfer it.
Individuals wanting to further their education and receive a college education will have to dig a litter deeper into their pockets for the upcoming school year.
The Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education announced the approval of the 2012-13 tuition and mandatory fee proposals for the state’s public colleges and universities.
The tuition hike will include: Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which will increase tuition 3.7 percent; Eastern Kentucky University at 5.2 percent; Kentucky State University at 5 percent; Morehead State University at 5 percent; Murray State University at 4 percent; University of Kentucky at 6 percent; University of Louisville at 6 percent; and Western Kentucky University at 4.9 percent.
According to officials, state funding cuts to higher education over the past couple of years were the driving force behind the tuition increases.
Revenue received from the tuition hikes is estimated at $45.1 million and to help offset the recent $62.6 million of cuts in the 2012 budget bill.
The tuition hike also affects graduate rates for in-state and out-of-state students.
Two alleged armed robbers are now behind bars thanks to numerous tips to police that led to their arrests.
Police say on Wednesday around 10 p.m. two armed masked men entered the Chapala Market and Restaurant, located at 11-91 Fort Campbell Boulevard and demanded money from three female employees.
The victims told police that one of the suspects who was carrying a shotgun fired a shot into the ceiling, while the other suspect was seen with a pistol.
Police say the two suspects then instructed the employees to gather into an area and kneel down on their knees, while the suspects stole money from the business as well the victim’s purses and jewelry before they fled the scene.
Shortly after the incident, police followed leads and was able to identify and locate 33-year old Nicholas Allan Reed to his Orleans Drive residence, where police allegedly found stolen property inside his home.
During questioning, Reed admitted to entering the business with a handgun, in the company of 21-year old Daniel Gonzalez of Tandy Drive and leaving the store with items taken from the business and the employees.
21-year old Daniel Gonzalez of Tandy Drive and 33-year old Nicholas Allan Reed of Orleans Drive were both charged with aggravated robbery and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail with Gonzalez’s bond set at $250,000, while Reed’s bond set at $51,000.