Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, February 4th through Sunday.
State Police say there were no vehicle fatalities reported in Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg and Logan Counties during this time frame, but single-fatality, motor vehicle crashes took place in Clark, Floyd, Madison, Pike and Rockcastle Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 52 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 23 less than what was reported for this time period last year.
State Police say of the 43 motor vehicle fatalities, 24 victims were not wearing seat belts.
A five-vehicle wreck on East 9th Street in front of the Pennyroyal Area Museum yesterday sent two people to the hospital.
The crash report from Hopkinsville Public Safety Officer Chris Bond says 53-year old Tyrone Dossett of Hopkinsville failed to stop with traffic and rear-ended a vehicle driven by 20-year old Tadeisha Curry of Hopkinsville just after 3pm.
That pushed Ms. Curry’s vehicle into the rear of 29-year old Heather Butler’s vehicle, pushing it into the rear of 56-year old Roger Puckett’s vehicle—causing him to run into the back of 55-year old John Campbell’s vehicle.
Campbell, a Hopkinsville resident, was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of neck pain. Puckett, who resides in Cadiz, went by ambulance to the hospital for a possible neck injury.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow in honor of a former Kentucky Secretary of State, Bremer Alexander Ehrler who passed away last Sunday at the age of 98-year old.
Governor Beshear states Ehrler was a highly-respected public figure not only in Jefferson County, but throughout the entire state.
Beshear is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe has been placed on leave until further notice.
Director of Marketing and Communications at H-C-C, Rena Young could not provide any information about the matter, but confirmed Dr. Selbe was placed on leave as of yesterday.
The country has been at war for over a decade and during that time thousands of military families have spent the holidays separated from their loved ones.
However, this weekend Staff Sergeant Jason Calloway, who is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team was able to make it just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his spouse and two small children.
Staff Sergeant Calloway’s wife of 7-years, Monica, anxiously awaited his arrival Saturday night and spoke about the big surprise waiting for her two-small children.