Governor Steve Beshear will be in Hopkinsville tomorrow afternoon to hold a signing ceremony for House Bill 481, relating to synthetic drugs.
Representative John Tilley, who sponsored the bill, says synthetic drugs are like poison.
A Lewisburg man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Logan County this morning.
The incident happened around 5:14am, according to the Russellville News-Democrat Leader, which quotes Sheriff Wallace Whitaker as saying 41-year old Eric Smith of Lewisburg ran off the right side of
Kentucky 431 and hit a tree head-on. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene.
It was the fourth fatal wreck in Logan County in the last two months and Sheriff Whitaker tells the paper he believes speed likely played a factor in all of the crashes.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle injury wreck that occurred on U.S. 60, about six miles east of Marion this morning.
State Police say about 10:45 a.m. 17-year old Phelicity Yeish of Marion was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima eastbound on U.S. 60 when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, causing her vehicle to hit an embankment and overturn.
Ms. Yeish was transported by ambulance to the Crittenden County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Yeish was the only person in the vehicle and that she was wearing a seatbelt.
The 400-mile yard sale across Kentucky, along historic Highway 68 will be kicking off tomorrow and officials are encouraging bargain hunters to shop for deals during the annual event.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Cheryl Cook says 32 cities will be participating in this year’s yard sale and that individuals can usually find inexpensive and unique items during the shopathon.
For more information about the annual event contact the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention Visitors Bureau at 270-885-9096.
Clarksville Police released the name of the young woman who was killed yesterday afternoon following a two-vehicle wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard, near Hadley Drive.
Police identified the victim as 20-year old Melinda Sue Ricci, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Police say around 4:40 p.m. 31-year old Kelly Metzmaker was driving south on Fort Campbell when 24-year old Ryan Lee Sullivan, who was driving north on Fort Campbell Boulevard, made a left turn in front of Metzmaker’s Chevrolet Avalanche pick-up.
As a result of the left turn, police say Metzmaker’s pick-up crashed into the passenger side of Sullivan’s Mitsubishi Eclipse where Ricci was sitting.
Sullivan was transported by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center and is listed in stable condition, while Metzmaker went uninjured.
Police say charges are pending and the investigation remains ongoing.