Two out of state residents were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a single-vehicle wreck on I-24 Saturday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say 25-year old Andrew Fleming of Overland Park, Kansas was westbound near the 79 mile-marker around 12:30 when crossed the left hand lane and went into the median. The vehicle went nearly 400 feet before it became airborne and flipped end over end several times before coming to rest upright.
Fleming and his passenger, 24-year old Stacey Gonzelman of Knoxville, Tennessee; were flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt. Westbound traffic was completely shut down for some time while crews landed the helicopters and cleared the scene.
The Christian County Animal Shelter’s pet photo session fundraiser got off to a fast start Saturday morning and stayed busy through the day.
At least four cats and two dogs were accompanied by their Valentines to have a photo taken when the event began around 9am at Tractor Supply on the Bypass in Hopkinsville. The animal shelter collected five dollars per photo that could be emailed or printed or participants could buy four and get one free.
Shelby Waltz of Shelby Waltz Photography was the person behind the camera and said helping the shelter with her talents was a natural fit.
A Hopkins County woman was arrested Friday for allegedly selling synthetic drugs out of his home.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Detective Shawn Bean says a search warrant was served at the 401 Johnson Avenue, Earlington residence of 45-year old Jamie Martin.
Police say they found synthetic drugs packaged for sale, scales and a gun. Martin was arrested and charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The weekly Legislative Update program begins airing again this weekend on Lite 98.7 and three members of the local delegation to the Kentucky General Assembly focused a majority of the first program’s time on pension reform.
Senate Bill 2 passed the upper chamber Thursday afternoon and only makes major changes to the benefits for new hires into the state employee system. Senator Whitney Westerfield says the bill isn’t a quick fix, but it is a band aid to stop the bleeding.
Governor Steve Beshear has said pension reform should be coupled with tax code reform, but Representative John Tilley says he doesn’t believe that will slow down lawmakers from getting Senate Bill 2 or some amended form of it passed this session.
Ninth District Representative Myron Dossett noted the Commonwealth’s credit rating is affected by the pension system that is 30 billion dollars in the hole by conservative estimates.
You can hear the entire program Sunday morning at 9am on “Don’t Be Afraid to Say It” on Lite 98.7.