Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle wreck with injury this morning on KY 70, about one mile east of Fredonia.
State Police say the wreck occurred around 11:05 a.m. and that preliminary investigation revealed that 71-year old Anna Beabout of Kuttawa was driving eastbound on KY 70 when she was distracted by a vehicle approaching her from behind, causing her vehicle to exit the right side of the roadway and hit several trees.
Ms. Beabout, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported by ambulance to the Caldwell County Medical Center for treatment.
The Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department, Princeton Fire & Rescue, and Caldwell County EMS also assisted at the scene.
A Fort Campbell soldier will be receiving the Silver Star this week during a ceremony located on post.
Post officials say Sergeant First Class Matthew Loheide, an Adaptive Reconditioning Non-Commissioned Officer assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Warrior Transition Battalion will receive the Silver Star Medal Friday afternoon to re-affirm his commitment to the United States Army at Fort Campbell.
Military officials say Sergeant First Class Loheide is a decorated Army veteran with four combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan under his belt, which is the equivalent of 50 months spent in combat.
April is National Financial Literacy month and officials with the Kentucky Collectors Association want to remind residents about the importance of taking charge of their personal finances.
Kentucky Collectors Association President, John Thompson says each year, for many very legitimate and often unavoidable reasons, millions of people fall behind on payments and are contacted by a debt collector.
Thompson says he wants residents to know their rights and what they can do when a debt collector contacts them.
Thompson says under federal and state law, residents cannot be harassed, threatened or be subjected to profanity and vulgar language and that avoiding a letter or call won’t make the debt disappear.
Thompson also says debt collectors must identify themselves and the name of the collection agency they represent and for residents to not confirm or provide sensitive personal until certain of the authenticity of the debt and the person seeking to collect is verified.
According to data provided by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, collection agencies resolved 86 percent of the consumer complaints received last year.
The Madisonville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.
Fifty-year-old Tony Ray Brock was last seen wearing an olive green fishing jacket, blue jeans, hiking boots and a fishing hat. He is a white male, standing 5-11 and weighing 205 lbs with brown balding hair and blue eyes.
He had spoken about wanting to return to Bell County in eastern Kentucky, but hasn’t been heard from since Saturday. Anyone with information on Brock’s whereabouts should call Madisonville Police at 270-821-1720.
Cadiz Police is investigating a series of recent car burglaries and is reminding the public to always lock up, even at home.
A post on the department’s Facebook page says the thefts happened in the northern part of Cadiz in the past week. Police say loose change, electronics and other items have been reported missing and say there appears to be no pattern to the thefts.
Residents are encouraged to always lock their vehicles and to not leave valuables inside their car. Anyone who sees anything suspicious in their neighborhood is asked to call Trigg Dispatch at 270-522-8888.