A Dawson Springs man was injured in a wreck in Muhlenberg County yesterday.
The report from State Police says the incident happened around 2:30pm near the 46 mile-marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway. 47-year old William Woodruff of Dawson Springs was reportedly westbound when he ran off the road and struck a guardrail.
Woodruff’s truck continued westbound before striking a concrete drain and coming to rest. Woodruff, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment of his injuries.
James Lear accepts award with Eston Glover
Two of Pennyrile Rural Electric’s Directors were recently recognized for their longevity in that position.
Having served since 1986 and 1976, respectively, James Lear and Joe Rogers were recognized at the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives in Louisville last month.
Also recognized for over 30 years of service was Pennyrile President and CEO Eston glover, who has been with the cooperative since 1980. It was the first conference held since the passing of Bob Broadbent, who served as a director for over 30 years.
Joe Rogers accepts award.
A pair of Hopkinsville men was arrested yesterday on Burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a Winona Court home earlier this month.
Taken into custody on 2nd degree Burglary charges were 19-year old David Scripture and 22-year old Andrew Grace of Hopkinsville, who are accused of breaking into the home of Karen Gentry on December 2nd and stealing an X-Box and several games and accessories totaling $1,500.
Grace is also accused of taking the items to Bill’s Pawn Shop and pawning the items off for $125.
The state is now releasing some of the documents outlining care for children who died or nearly died while being supervised by the state.
Internal reviews started being released to the media yesterday. It's the result of a long legal battle between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the state's two biggest newspapers. The internal reviews are from 2009 and 2010.
Governor Steve Beshear ordered the release of the documents after a Franklin Circuit Judge had ordered the same action a couple of weeks earlier. Even with the release, the Cabinet is still coming under intense scrutiny from media across Kentucky due to heavy redactions that don’t allow stories of abused children to be told in their completeness.
The breaking point in this ongoing story was likely a local death—that of 9-year old Amy Dye of Todd County—who sustained a lifetime of alleged abuse before being beaten to death by her brother Garrett Dye near their Dogwood Road home on February 4th.
Photo by Clarksville Police
An unusual wreck in Clarksville yesterday afternoon severely injured a man, who was pinned between a vehicle and building.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 77-year old Jan Smith of Clarksville was backing out of a parking spot at 1983 Madison Street around 1pm when a vehicle crossed behind her and the driver sounded the their horn.
Ms. Smith then pulled forward and said her accelerator stuck. Her vehicle lunged forward and struck a 72-year old man, who happened to be standing in front of the building—pinning him between the vehicle and structure.
He reportedly sustained severe injuries to his lower body and was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clarksville Police have not released the victim’s name, pending family notification.