Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon Muhlenberg County.
State Police say the wreck happened on US 4-31 in Beechmont around 1:43 p.m. and preliminary investigation revealed that 47-year old Richard Burton of Richland, Indiana was driving his pickup truck on Arnold Drive and did not see the Chevrolet Lumina driven by 39-year old Rhonda Ford of Greenville, who was driving northbound on US 431.
State Police say Mr. Burton pulled into the path of Ford’s vehicle, causing the two vehicles to collide and both exit the roadway.
Ms. Ford was flown from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, while Mr. Burton and his passengers, 44-year old Sherry Nannie and 12-year old Grace Nannie, both of Browder, Kentucky were not injured.
Local officials are encouraging residents to continue to show their support in higher education.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe says investing in a child’s future will pay dividends in the future.
Dr. Selbe says candidates who have a college degree will likely have a better chance landing a job and that having a college degree allows a person to remain competitive in today’s job market.
Dr. Selbe says without the help of the community and generous donations from the public and local organizations, HCC would not be able to provide quality education to those individuals seeking to a college degree.
Dr. Selbe says due to tough economic times, the community college is relying heavily on donorship compared to previous years.
Over the past couple of years, Dr. Selbe says enrollment to the community college has steadily increased and about 216 students received their diplomas, which is a new record for HCC during its 46th commencement ceremony last month.
If you’re looking for a good deal on farm equipment and household goods, Kentucky State Parks will be hosting two surplus auctions later this month and in July.
Park officials say the auctions will include, but not be limited to items like tractors, golf carts, sofas, dining room sets, paddle boats, mowers bedroom suites and more.
The first auction is scheduled to take place on June 29th at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park near Jamestown, near the outdoor pool, while the July 13th auction is scheduled to take place at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, near Cadiz, across from the road from the pro shop.
Officials say both auctions will begin at 9 a.m. central time and items may be inspected on the day of the auction starting at 7:30 a.m.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that ten people died in nine separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, June 4th through Sunday.
State Police say eight of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and five victims were not wearing seat belts.
Single-fatality crashes occurred in Laurel, Madison, Marshall, Powell, Todd and Warren counties and none were reported in Trigg or Christian counties.
Through June 10th preliminary statistics indicate that 320 people died on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is 41 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011.
Kentucky State Police arrested a Mortons Gap man on gun charges earlier today.
State Police say around 11:20 a.m. KSP Trooper First Class John Komar accompanied Probation and Parole officers during a routine home visit to 47-year old Timothy E. Hawkins’ residence at 330 Trabue Road, Mortons Gap.
Upon search of the residence, state police say 13 long guns and ammunition were found and confiscated.
Hawkins is currently on a felony diversion and is prohibited from possessing firearms.
He was arrested without incident and is now charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was booked into the Hopkins County Jail.