Frank Brown with Judge-Executive Steve Tribble at a meeting last year.
North Christian County will be even more prepared for a disaster after Community Emergency Response Team training this upcoming weekend in Crofton.
The training will be at Crofton Baptist Church, 155 College St., from 6 until 9pm Friday evening and 8am to 5pm Saturday.
Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Regional Operations Officer Frank Brown organized the Kelly Community “CERT Team” and says this weekend’s training is an opportunity for anyone interested in helping their neighbor in the face of disaster to learn more.
Attendees will be provided lunch on Saturday and graduates will receive a CERT equipment bag with tools and safety equipment.
The Kelly Community Organization has grown substantially and Brown says he’s seen the same kind of interest in Crofton.
CERT teams have responded locally to disasters such as ice storms, floods and tornadoes.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on DUI and Wanton Endangerment charges after he wrecked with his one-year old baby in his vehicle on the bypass yesterday.
The incident happened around 2pm, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 18-year old Austin Dale Jones of Hopkinsville was westbound near the Fort Campbell Boulevard intersection when he fell asleep and ran off the road.
His vehicle overturned onto the drivers’ side, though Jones and one-year old Kiylee Jones went uninjured. Police say they found two empty bags of synthetic marijuana and an empty prescription pill bottle in the vehicle, and Jones reportedly admitted to doing the drugs.
Jones was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI, Wanton Endangerment and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A medical problem could have led to a wreck on South Main Street yesterday afternoon.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 75-year old Clara Sebree of Hopkinsville drove through a green light on E 7th just after 2pm and was struck in the passenger side by a vehicle driven by 76-year old Wilma Mills of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Mills reportedly told police she had been feeling dizzy and light-headed as she approached the intersection and wanted to hit the brake to pull over, but did not remember anything after that.
Ms. Mills’ vehicle continued on after the wreck, hitting a pole and building. Ms. Mills was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while Ms. Sebree and her passenger went uninjured.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp gave a positive update concerning the city during tonight’s first city council meeting for 2012.
Mayor Kemp first announced a ribbon cutting for newly expanded Cumberland Hall, which he says will create about 80 new jobs.
Meanwhile, Mayor Kemp spoke about the city collecting more payroll tax collections than what was budgeted for the last fiscal year.
During council member comments, Ward 8 Councilwoman Marby Schlegel made the suggestion to eliminate committee of the whole and replace it when several subcommittees.
According to Schlegel, council members would have more opportunities to meet with department heads and discuss issues concerning the city.
In other business, city council re-elected Ward 12 Councilman Phillip Brooks as Committee of the Whole Chairman on a 7 to 5 vote, with council members Paul Henson, Charlie Henderson, Ann Cherry voting to appoint Don Ahart, who voted in favor of himself.
City Council then voted Ward 1 Councilman Fred Adkins as Mayor Pro Tem, in the event of Mayor Kemp’s absence.