Governor Steve Beshear announced this afternoon that he has appointed Senator David Williams to a judgeship in his home district.
Governor Beshear stated he believed Senator Williams is an experienced lawyer and is familiar with the district, having represented the area in the legislature for more than 20 years.
The nominating commission representing lawyers and citizens in the 40th judicial circuit considered all the applicants for the position of circuit judge.
The commission chose three people who met the rigorous criteria for serving in that position, including knowledge of the law and of the community.
Senator Williams appointment to this judgeship will be effective, Friday November 2nd.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle wreck with injury early this morning.
Sheriff’s Deputies say the wreck occurred around 7 a.m. 13 miles North of Russellville in Morgantown Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that 30-year old James Cannon of Lewisburg was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota Truck and was traveling southbound when he attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway causing the truck to rollover multiple times in the roadway before coming to a rest on the northbound side of the roadway in a ditch.
Cannon was transported by the Logan County EMS to Bowling Green Med-Center for multiple injuries.
The investigation into the single-vehicle wreck remains ongoing.
Kentucky State Police wants to make sure parents review safety tips with their little ghost and goblins before they go trick-or-treating this year.
KSP Spokesman, Sergeant Rick Saint-Blancard says Halloween is traditionally a time for children to have fun, but most often it is the children who can be injured by situations that are avoidable.
Saint-Blancard encourages parents to make sure their child’s costume does not obstruct their vision and so cumbersome where they can trip over it.
Parents are urged to make sure their child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible.
State Police also say younger children should be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling, candy should be inspected by an adult before they are eaten and to remind children to not enter a stranger house or car.
KSP also wants to remind those driving on Halloween to be extra cautious of our small pedestrians.
A Christian County teacher is being called a hero and is being credited for saving the life a Pleasant View, Tennessee man who was badly injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision last month.
North Drive Middle School teacher, 46-year old Darren Longar says on Saturday, September 29th he was driving his car and was accompanied by his wife and daughter when they witnessed the collision just seconds after it happened on Highway 48, near Charlotte.
Longar says after witnessing the wreck, he sprung into action and went to check on the two drivers as he called 9-1-1 for help.
The 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher says when he first walked up to the scene, he noticed an unconscious woman in a vehicle that was starting to catch fire, but law enforcement and emergency personnel arrived shortly and were able to safely remove her from the vehicle.
Longar says he then crossed the road to assist the other driver, now identified as Joe Eads.
Todd Fiscal Court made quick work of a routine agenda this morning, though some interesting information did come out in department reports.
Dispatch Director Donna Ruby announced the Emergency Services office received a 96-thousand dollar grant from the Department of Homeland Security to upgrade its radio system to hopefully fix dead zones in south Todd.
The Todd County ambulance recently involved in a wreck will soon be at a shop in Shelbyville, Tennessee—as that facility was willing to begin the soonest and was willing to make repairs the way the county desired.