Kentucky State Police say a Hardin, Kentucky man received non-life threatening injuries following a single-vehicle wreck in Trigg County early this morning.
State Police say the wreck happened around 8:35 a.m. and preliminary investigation indicates that 38-year old Bernard Manion was driving eastbound on U.S. 68 just east of the Trace in the right lane, with semi-truck attempting to pass in the left lane.
Manion told police he thought the semi had cut too close infront of his vehicle and in attempt to avoid a wreck, he applied his brakes and swerved, which caused his vehicle to hit a guardrail.
Manion was transported by ambulance to Murray Calloway County Hospital by Trigg County EMS for minor neck and back pain.
Trigg County EMS and Trigg County Rescue also assisted on the scene.
Organizers with the 2012 United Way Campaign say fundraising efforts are still going strong with hundreds of thousands of dollars already raised in helping non-profit organizations to stay afloat and assist individuals in need.
United Way of the Pennyrile Executive Director, Jennifer Maddux recently announced the non-profit organization was nearly 70 percent of the way from reaching its goal of $738,000.
Ms. Maddux says donations are still needed to ensure the organization reaches its goal, with the money that’s raised during the campaign to go towards funding 23 area agencies in the business of helping the less fortunate.
Ms. Maddux added that every dollar counts and will go towards helping individuals in the community, especially during the holidays.
The fundraising campaign is expected to conclude at the end of this month.
For residents wanting to donate to the United Way, contact 270-886-8171.
The Holiday Season is just around the corner and that means thousands of residents will be flocking to shopping centers to look for bargains.
With a high number of motorists expected to be on the roadways this year, the Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind drivers to slow down and to always obey traffic laws.
Captain Michael Seis recently talked about high collision areas within city limits.
Captain Seis says the police department will continue to keep a watchful eye on congested areas and that officers will be enforcing traffic laws throughout the city.
Most Veterans Day ceremonies in the area were held over the weekend, but a good crowd showed up at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West this morning to brave the cold, wet and windy conditions for one final commemoration.
The keynote speaker was Fort Campbell American Legion Commander Joe Flynn, who said veterans sacrificed a lot of precious time with loved ones to serve their country.
Flynn pointed out that not only did the veteran sacrifice—families of veterans have had to spend restless years with extra responsibility while their parent or spouse was away defending freedom.
The Fort Campbell High School JROTC posted colors for the ceremony and Fort Campbell High senior Jessica Rodriguez sang the National Anthem.
The Kentucky General Assembly will have several important tasks to get done in a short session next year and local state legislators say it will take a lot of working together to get it done.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley says the list of important issues is long.
Representative Martha Jane King listed many of the same issues as important for the next session and said it will take bi-partisan solutions to pass pension reform, re-districting and tax modernization bills.
Both representatives won another term in the State House in last week’s election.