FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND PADD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOHN ADAMS PASSED AWAY OF NATURAL CAUSES AT HIS HOME THURSDAY MORNING, WITH STATE SENATOR JOEY PENDLETON DESCRIBING HIM AS A GREAT REPRESENTATIVE WHO PAID PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE COMMUNITY’S YOUTH.
A HOUSEFIRE NEAR THE 12-THOUSAND BLOCK OF MASEDONIA-CROFTON ROAD EARLY THIS AFTERNOON SPREAD TO A VEHICLE AND SEVERAL ACRES OF LAND, WITH MULTIPLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS CALLED TO THE SCENE.
A WRECK INVOLVING A SCHOOLBUS ON U.S. 79 BETWEEN GUTHRIE AND RUSSELLVILLE IN TODD COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON SEVERELY INJURED THREE PEOPLE IN THE OTHER VEHICLE, WITH INITIAL REPORTS INDICATING EVERYONE IN THE SCHOOL BUS TO BE UNINJURED.
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT TIM HALL SPOKE TO THE HOPKINSVILLE KIWANIS CLUB THURSDAY AND SAID HEMLOCK SEMI-CONDUCTORS HAS ALREADY MADE ITS INTENTIONS KNOWN TO EXPAND EVEN MORE IN CLARKSVILLE, WHICH WOULD CREATE MORE JOBS FOR PEOPLE IN NORTHERN TENNESSEE AND SOUTHERN KENTUCKY.
A ROGUE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WHICH PLOWED THROUGH TODD COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON BLEW PART OF THE ROOF OFF A HOME IN ALLEGRE AND DOWNED SEVERAL TREES ACROSS THE ALLENSVILLE COMMUNITY.
Former State Representative and PADD Director John Adams of The Huffmans Mill Road has died. Christian County deputy coroner Mike stokes tells the Kentucky New Era that he died this morning at his home. Adams was the director for Padd for 25 years and later served as a State Rep. according to the New Era. WHOP News will have more later to today.
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE DETAILS FROM WEDNESDAY’S FATAL WRECK ON U.S. 68-80 IN TRIGG COUNTY.
THE INCIDENT HAPPENED JUST AFTER NOON NEAR THE 68 BUSINESS INTERSECTION WHEN 28-YEAR OLD RHONDA LENTON OF MURRAY DROVE HER SUV INTO THE TURN LANE AND APPEARED TO BE PREPARING TO MAKE A LEFT-HAND TURN.
POLICE SAY MS. LENTON THEN MADE AN ABRUPT RIGHT TURN INTO THE PATH OF A TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVEN BY 42-YEAR OLD BERNARD EAGAN OF NEW YORK. EAGAN WAS UNABLE TO AVOID A COLLISSION AND STRUCK THE PASSENGER SIDE OF MS. LENTON’S VEHICLE.
THE IMPACT CAUSED A PASSENGER IN THE SUV, 32-YEAR OLD ANDREA HITE OF HAZEL, TO BE EJECTED AND TRAPPED MS. LENTON AND EAGAN IN THEIR VEHICLES.
TWO HELLICOPTERS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE, THOUGH ONLY MS. LENTON WOULD BE FLOWN TO VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. MS. HITE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT TRIGG COUNTY HOSPITAL AND EAGAN WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM TRIGG COUNTY HOSPITAL.
OFFICIALS AT VANDERBILT LISTED MS. LENTON IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
EAGAN WAS CITED FOR HIS TRUCK BEING TOO LONG AND WIDE TO OPERATE ON 68-80.