A wreck involving a motorcycle in Hart County yesterday afternoon sent the biker to a Louisville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say the incident happened around 2:40 on Cub Run Highway about five miles west of Munfordville.
63-year old Judy Young of Glasgow was westbound when she lost control of her bike in loose gravel in a curve. Ms. Young and her bike struck a tree, before finally coming to rest.
She was taken by air-evac helicopter to Louisville Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Only one veto day is left in this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but their main goal is on the Governor’s desk.
A $19.2 billion two-year state budget that will reduce spending by around $300 million, restrict new bonded debt, and preserve funding in critical areas like Medicaid and base funding for public schools over the next biennium has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly and now goes to the governor to be signed into law.
The spending plan passed the Senate 36-1 and the House 81-7 Friday.
Much of the budget, which was negotiated by the House and Senate in recent days, is unchanged from the governor’s budget proposal unveiled in January. It includes no state employee salary increases or retiree cost of living increases, 8.4 percent cuts to most agency budgets with the exceptions of Medicaid, Corrections, teacher’s retirement, and a handful of other areas.
Lesser cuts of around 6 percent are made to to state university budgets, and even smaller cuts of 2.2 percent to the Kentucky State Police biennial budget.
The budget also includes limited additional spending proposed by the governor, including $21 million to hire 300 more state social workers and $4 million to enhance the state prescription monitoring KASPER system.
The House and Senate have adjourned for the governor’s 10-day “veto recess”—a period during which the governor will consider vetoes to the budget and other bills. Both chambers will then return to Frankfort on April 12 and reconvene for that day only to wrap up the 2012 session.
The Hopkinsville Police Department arrested and charged eight juveniles today for allegedly assaulting a fellow class-mate as part of a gang initiation.
Police say seven out of the eight male juveniles were charged with 4th degree assault, while another male was charged with concealing a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, in addition to the 4th degree assault charges after police allegedly discovered he brought two knives to school.
According to police, the ages of the male juveniles ranged from 13 years old to 16 years old and all attended Christian County Middle School.
The police department wants to remind local citizens that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
All eight juveniles were lodged in a juvenile detention center in Paducah/
A Trigg County woman was killed and her child is clinging to life after a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Cox Mill and Gracey-Herndon Road Friday afternoon.
The initial call for help went out around 12:13, with a pickup pulling a trailer hauling Freedom Waste residential dumpsters and a sedan car just north of the intersection in a grassy area.
27-year old Crystal Ramey of Roaring Springs was pronounced dead on the scene, while her four year old son was taken by Lifeflight Helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where officials say he is in critical condition.
Interviewed at the scene, Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller said it appeared Ramey was headed toward Hopkinsville on Cox Mill and was struck in the passenger side by the pickup driven by 41-year old Shane Board of Eddyville as she went through the intersection soon after passing the stop sign.
Board was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Captain Miller says in a news release that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, but law enforcement is going through proper procedures to verify.
The Christian County Rescue Squad, Hopkinsville EMS and Herndon Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 19 people today for various charges including burglary, wanton endangerment and sexual abuse.
42-year old Larry Dewayne Morrison of Moayon Street, Hopkinsville was indicted for 2nd degree burglary for allegedly breaking and entering a Durrett Avenue residence with the intent to commit a crime on February 2nd.
40-year old James Edgar Stokes of Hendersonville, Tennessee was indicted by the grand jury for one count of 1st degree sexual abuse for allegedly forcibly making sexual contact with a female on December 4th, 2011.
33-year old Zanae Shavon Humphries of Dallas, Texas was indicted by the grand jury for one count of 1st degree wanton endangerment for allegedly shooting off a round towards the direction of the father of her child, who at the time was sitting in his car, following an argument on December 25th, 2011.
The grand jury also handed down an indictment for 40-year old Erica James of Hopkinsville for 1st degree wanton endangerment for allegedly leaving a child alone in a daycare van at a vehicle maintenance shop on January 23rd.