State Police have identified the victim of a fatal single-vehicle wreck in Lyon County from yesterday.
Trooper Dean Patterson said 37-year old Chasity Hobbs of Princeton was pronounced dead on the scene Tuesday morning just before 10 after she ran off Kentucky Highway 730 and struck a tree.
A wrecker retrieves the vehicle over a guard rail/photo by Adam May
Black ice on the roadway led to a single-vehicle wreck on the 1682 bypass this morning that claimed the life of a Greenville Road woman.
The incident happened around 7:40 at the bridge just west of Greenville Road, as described by Christian County Sheriff’s Sgt. Phil Wallace.
“The pickup truck was traveling west on Kentucky 1682 when as they crossed the bridge they hit a patch of ice, causing the driver to lose control. He hit the guard rail, hit a steep embankment and hit the creek embankment before coming to final rest,” he said.
Christian County Coroner Dorris Lamb identified the victim as 62-year old Karen “Joyce” Gibson of Greenville Road. Driving the vehicle was her husband, Bill Gibson, who was taken first to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and then by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bill Gibson is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt.
At the time of her death, Ms. Gibson was employed by Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Two inmates have reportedly escaped from the Robertson County, Tennessee jail.
The men are identified by authorities as 26-year old Jessie Lewis Lobbins and 29-year old Joshua Caldwell. They escaped sometime during the early morning hours and are considered dangerous with a propensity to violence.
Lobbins is a black male, standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 156 pounds. Caldwell is a white male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 136 pounds.
If you see either inmate or know of there whereabouts, you are encouraged to contact the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-384-4911.
Officials at Hopkinsville Community College have hired a new manager of external education programs.
A news release from the school on North Drive says Rachel Westerman will take over those duties tomorrow. Ms. Westerman is a Christian County native and was most recently the Pennyroyal Hospice director of business development.
She is a 2006 graduate of Murray State University, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in organizational communications and a minor in art.
Ms. Westerman’s primary duties will center on the Rotary Schoalrs Program, which will begin in the fall of next year. The program will allow academically qualifying graduates of high schools in Christian County to attend HCC at no charge to them, thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club.
While media across the country continues to focus on tragic child molestation accusations on the campuses of Penn State and Syracuse Universities, we are once again reminded the very same heinous crimes are committed in our very own community.
Two Hopkinsville girls, ages 16 and 13, yesterday told Hopkinsville police that their father had been sexually assaulting them over a period of several years.
One of the victims was able to say the assaults began when she was five years old. No arrests have been made, though a suspect is listed on the report.