Veterans Day has come and gone, but a group of local citizens is already preparing to honor men and women who have served in another way next month.
Residents across the country will place wreaths on the graves of veterans December 15th as part of the “Wreaths Across America” project. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Director Richard Stanley gave some details at Monday morning’s Veterans Day ceremony.
Stanley says the local chapter of the Gold Star Wives are helping to raise money for the project.
Anyone wanting more information on the program can call the local Veterans Cemetery at 270-889-6106.
An infant was taken to hospital after a traffic accident on West Seventh Street late Monday afternoon.
The Hopkinsville Police Report says 41-year old Dwania Brewer of Hopkinsville was waiting to turn left into the parking lot of the Dollar General Store around 4pm. 61-year old Judy Cartwright of Hopkinsville was turning right out of the parking lot and hit Ms. Brewer’s vehicle.
Ms. Cartwright said she thought Brewer had already turned, while Ms. Brewer said she was just sitting there when her vehicle was hit.
A six month old male infant in Ms. Brewer’s vehicle was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
There will be another Neighborhood Watch meeting early next month in Trigg County.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says the meeting will be Saturday, December 1st at 4pm at the South Road Volunteer Fire Department.
The meeting will also feature discussion on prescription drug abuse and other law enforcement issues the public may have.
Anyone with questions regarding the meeting is encouraged to contact Sheriff Burnam.
A traffic accident on Woodmill Road yesterday afternoon sent a local teen to the hospital.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 17-year old Laura Streets of Hopkinsville was northbound on Woodmill when she veered slightly to the right for an unknown reason and struck a guard rail, causing the airbags to inflate.
Ms. Streets was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of neck pain.
A two-vehicle wreck at East 9th and Coleman Streets yesterday injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around noon, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Spencer Loftus, which says 23-year old Charisse Ewell of Hopkinsville was westbound on East 9th and was attempting to make a left turn onto Coleman.
Ms. Ewell said she didn’t see the oncoming vehicle of 39-year old Laquita Harris and struck it in the right side, causing Ms. Harris to hit a utility pole.
Ms. Harris was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of leg and arm injuries, while Ms. Ewell went uninjured.