It’s not clear if it was weather related, but a single vehicle wreck in Lyon County this morning claimed the life of the driver.
State Police say the incident happened just before 10am near the 1000 block of Kentucky Highway 730, where a compact passenger car left the roadway for an unknown reason, rotated clockwise and struck a tree.
The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld, pending family notification.
Two men were reportedly found dead in a Pleasant View, Tennessee home this morning.
The men, who’s identity has not yet been released, were found at 2416 Lee Drive near Longstreet Avenue, according to a story on the Ashland City Times website.
When police arrived shortly after 10:30, Cheatham County Police Chief Shannon Heflin said they found one man on a sofa and another on a bed.
Police believe the two men, who both live in the home, died of some type of drug overdose. They were discovered by family members, who were home at the time of their deaths.
Pending the identification and legal status of the substance found in the men, action could be taken to pursue the supplier of the substance, Chief Heflin told the paper.
Pleasant View is just off Interstate 24 at exit 24 about 13 miles south of Clarksville.
Two young Cadiz men were arrested last night and this morning on Burglary charges.
Cadiz police say 20-year old Stuart Harrell of 9091 South Road and 20-year old Keith Krabill of 5335 South Road admitted to breaking into “Oh My!” Antiques at 48 Main Street October 18th and stealing computer equipment.
The pair also reportedly admitted to forcing their way into the adjoining door of the Rabbit Hole and taking a laptop computer, computer accessories, canned drinks and cash.
Police say Harrell was a resident of an apartment above 46 Main Street at the time of the burglary. The two men turned themselves into police and most of the equipment was able to be returned to its owners.
If you know of a Kentucky Utilities Customer in Crofton, Hopkins County or elsewhere who needs a hand up this Christmas, that electric company is offering gift certificates for purchase.
Spokesperson Liz Pratt says the Home Utility Gift Certificates, or “HUGS” as they call it, credit the account of the person you purchase them for.
Ms. Pratt says the certificates are great for families in need this winter, when so many are feeling the effects of an ongoing economic recession.
The certificates start at 25 dollars and can be purchased for any amount after that. You can download a form to purchase a certificate on the Kentucky Utilities website.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will be providing millions of dollars worth of federal aid to states, including Kentucky and territories that was affected by recent natural disasters.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced yesterday The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters.
LaHood says, “Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible. They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.”
The Federal Highway Administration will reportedly provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, including Kentucky.
Kentucky will be receiving $3.25 million to help offset the costs of the July 2010, April 2011 and June 19th Severe Storms and Flooding.