Over a hundred books will be donated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital this Friday from 4th grade students attending Jackson Elementary School on Fort Campbell.
Medical providers will reportedly give the age-appropriate books to patients seen within the Young Eagle Clinic at BACH.
According to officials, the students collected the books as part of a service project for the 100th day of school.
Chief of the Young Eagle Clinic, Major Adam Brown stated the gifts his patients will receive from these young students will continue to remain valuable in the lives of the recipients of these books for years to come.
Major Brown will accept the book donations Friday morning at the local post.
Alcohol was allegedly involved in the wreck on W. 7th St. Wednesday morning that injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The collision happened just before 11 in front of the Westwood Senior Homes, according to the report from city police, which says 66-year old Brenda Paris turned out of the apartment complex parking lot into traffic and into the path of 51-year old Danny Ferrell of Paducah.
Ferrell continued on and pushed the vehicle driven by Ms. Paris into a vehicle parked nearby.
Police say Ferrell couldn’t give an account of what happened when police arrived and that he allegedly admitted to having drunk “too much.”
He refused field sobriety tests and the breath test and was charged with aggravated DUI. He also reportedly said he did not have any insurance.
Ms. Ferrell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for her injuries.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the General Assembly’s re-districting legislation Friday.
A news release says arguments will begin Friday morning at 9am central time Friday in Frankfort. The state’s highest court will rule on whether the bills passed by the state house and senate are constitutional or if new boundaries will have to be drawn.
A Franklin Circuit Judge ruled last month that legislators will have to run in their old districts, saying the new ones were drawn with political motivations. The General Assembly must re-district every ten years following the census, with each district having to represent an equal percentage of the state’s population as the others.
A Madisonville man was arrested on 300 counts of possession child porn last night in Hopkins County.
A news release from State Police says 25-year old Martin Clouse of Madisonville was jailed in the Hopkins County Detention Center after an investigation turned up the images at his Timmons Lane residence.
Detective Dan Morck is the lead investigator and police say no images of local children have been found.
John Logan Patman
Kentucky State Police have arrested a Christian County man accused of shooting his father during a dispute late last night.
The incident happened around 11:17 at 2870 Gospel of Peace Road, according to a news release from KSP, which says 64-year old John C. Patman and 30-year old John L. Patman—who both have a Hopkinsville address—were arguing when the elder Patman attempted to leave.
That’s when the son allegedly fired shots into his father’s vehicle, which reportedly hit him in the neck.
The victim was able to drive himself to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, before being taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
John C. Patman was arrested at a nearby residence without incident and charged with 1st degree assault and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
State Police were assisted by the Christian County Sheriff’s office at the scene and Hopkinsville Police at the hospital.