The driver of a van in Muhlenberg County was extremely fortunate to survive a single-vehicle wreck this morning.
State Police say 29-year old Rory Dorris of Dunmor was southbound on Kentucky 431 around 7:30 when his tires dropped off the right side of the roadway, causing him to lose control and overturn several times.
Dorris was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle which came to rest upright, trapping him underneath. First responders were able to use mechanical means to free him from the wreckage and Dorris was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for what police believe is only a possible broken leg.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced the hiring of a new Radiation Oncology Director.
A news release says Sheila Sadler was elevated to the post from a nursing position in the department she has worked in since 1990. Ms. Sadler has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Cancer Program and Pennyroyal Hospice and is a member of the National Coalition of Nurse Navigators and Oncology Nursing Society.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in nursing.
State Representatives Jim DeCesare of Bowling Green and Myron Dossett of Pembroke are co-sponsoring a bill aimed at giving parents who lose a baby to miscarriage a concrete way to remember.
House Bill 210 is currently in the House Health and Welfare Committee and would allow parents who miscarry to apply for a certificate of early fetal death if the loss comes before 20 weeks gestation.
The parents would be charged a reasonable fee and the document would not be kept as a matter of record with the state, but supporters believe it would be a positive alternative to the current policy of not offering anything.
Representative DeCesare says allowing parents who have lost a child through miscarriage to honor their life is the least legislators can do.
A similar law recently passed in Ohio and Representative Dossett says he’s received a lot of positive response to the proposal in Kentucky from all parts of the commonwealth.
Supporters have been careful to keep the issue separate from any abortion debates, as they say this legislation is only meant to comfort parents who are grieving a miscarriage.
One of the four men allegedly involved in the armed robbery of A.C. Automotive in Hopkinsville last Monday was arrested earlier this week in Dickson, Tennessee.
The arrest card from the Dickson Police Department for 24-year old Henry Brown of 615 Richard St, Hopkinsville says he was arrested at an apartment complex on Valley View Drive in Dickson.
Dickson Police Officer Kirk Davidson writes Brown was hiding in a stair well when he arrived and that he came out with his hands up when told.
Police continue to search for 23-year old Justin Jorstead and 26-year old Christopher Walker. The suspects are accused of holding up A.C. Automotive on E. 9th St. on the afternoon of January 30th and later shooting at an Oak Grove Police Officer on the side of I-24 near the state line before running into a wood line.
The officer returned fire, but no one was hit in the incident.
A Cadiz man was arrested yesterday on drug trafficking charges.
Cadiz Police located 40-year old Leo Grubbs of 522 Cerulean Road around 12:45 pm on Main Street and served four indictment warrants for fist degree trafficking in a controlled substance charges.
The charges reportedly stemmed from a Kentucky State Police investigation.