The five candidates vying to replace the late Fred Atkins on Hopkinsville City Council will make their case for why they are the best choice at tomorrow night’s meeting.
It was announced last week that the five people who filed paperwork to be considered by the remaining 11 council members are Wendell Green, Thomas Grant, Carolsue Daigre, Cornelia Belle and Terri Croney.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp recently appeared on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show and said it was encouraging that so many residents of Ward 1 were interested in serving.
The Mayor says there is a specific process council will go through to pick a replacement by the end of the night and all five will give statements and answer questions.
Councilman Atkins had served on council since 1999 and had only missed one meeting before becoming ill with a series of strokes in recent months.
A wreck Saturday night on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Hopkinsville injured a local man.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 54-year old Tony Cardwell of Russellville was attempting to make a left turn onto the Pennyrile Parkway on-ramp and drove into the path of 33-year old George Collins of Hopkinsville.
Collins didn’t have time to stop and the two vehicles collided. An ambulance took Collins to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, while Cardwell and two passengers were not hurt. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A biker was killed in a motorcycle wreck Sunday afternoon in Clarksville.
The incident happened around 1:30 when a 42-year old male turned his bike off McGraw Street onto Swift Drive and lost control. The man ran off the road and into the yard at 957 Swift before hitting a culvert.
The driver and motorcycle went airborne and the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Clarksville Police are withholding the victim’s name, pending family notification.
A Clarksville man was killed Saturday afternoon in an apparent gun accident.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 28-year old Gregory Erik Premus of Clarksville and 30-year old Erik Allen Brown were handling a loaded gun at a 3rd Street apartment when the gun inadvertently discharged and struck Premus in the torso.
Premus was taken to Gateway Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. No charges have been filed and the body is being taken to Nashville for an autopsy.
An Illinois man was killed and a Murray man injured in a single vehicle wreck in Calloway County Sunday morning.
Kentucky State Police say 33-year old Robert Bramley of Murray was northbound on Bethel Road in the Van Cleave community around 6am when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the roadway and hit a utility pole.
Bramley’s passenger, 23-year old Khiry Williams of Chicago, was partially ejected and was pronounced dead on the scene. Bramley was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital before being air-lifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.