Pope Benedict’s announcement today to resign as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has sent shock waves around the globe and locally.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Principal, Sarah Kranz of Hopkinsville says when she first learned of the Pope’s resignation, it took her by surprise.
A woman is in critical condition following a wreck in Hopkins County last night.
A news release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Bailey says 32-year old Jaime Lile of Madisonville was westbound on HIcklin Road around 8:15 when she ran off the road and hit a utility pole before coming to rest in a ditch.
Ms. Lile was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health in Madisonville before being flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Deputy Bailey says Ms. Lile was listed in critical condition at last check.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
A wreck in Muhlenberg County Sunday afternoon injured a passenger.
Kentucky State Police say 47-year old Steven Cottrell of Powderly swerved to avoid a vehicle that was stopped in front of him on US 431 just after 1pm. Cottrell’s pickup hit a mailbox and a tree before coming to rest in a ditch.
He went uninjured but his wife, 44-year old Debbie Cottrell, was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Police say both individuals were wearing a seat belt.
A Clarksville woman fractured her spine in a wreck allegedly involving alcohol early Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 12:40am at the intersection of Hazelwood and Trenton Road, according to the Clarksville Police report, which says 27-year old Kenton Taulbee of Clarksville went through the intersection and into a guide wire before going airborne and coming to rest near the Northeast High School baseball fields.
Police found 27-year old Stephanie Bradley of Clarksville ejected from the pickup on the ground. She was immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a fractured spine and a fractured nasal cavity.
Taulbee was not seriously injured and was arrested at Gateway Medical Center after being medically cleared on DUI charges.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested in Clarksville Sunday night for allegedly helping three juveniles shoplift from a Wal-Mart.
Arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor was 18-year old Devante Hyrashio Campbell of Younglove Street, Hopkinsville.
Police say Campbell brought a juvenile from Hopkinsville and picked up two more juveniles in Clarksville and went to the Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Wal-Mart. A security guard claims he witnessed Campbell serve as a “lookout” while the three juvenile males stole property from the store.
All four suspects were arrested, but Campbell was the only one identified due to the others being juveniles. Police say Campbell had also been wanted in Hopkinsville for failure to appear in court.