Kentucky State Police released their yearly activity report for this region.
Over 400 people were arrested for DUI by Kentucky State Police in Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster Counties last year.
State Police say 449 people were charged with DUI and that 24,895 citations were issued to motorists last year.
According to a yearly report that was released by KSP today, state police also investigated 904 traffic crashes, responded to 10m562 calls for services, opened 623 criminal cases and made 3,393 arrests.
State Police reported that there were 31 fatalities in 29 wrecks, which is a decrease from 2011 when 35 lives were lost in 33 fatal crashes.
Of the 31 fatalities last year, 15 victims were not wearing seatbelts, and two victims were pedestrians.
Police say although statewide fatalities increased from 720 in 2011 to 741 in last year, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster Counties
saw the lowest number of fatalities reported in the past 27 years.
Residential trash routes in Hopkinsville will run a day late next week for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
A news release from the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise says Monday’s herby curbie routes will be run Tuesday, concluding with Friday’s routes being collected Saturday.
The Solid Waste Enterprise offices will be closed Monday, as will all city, state and federal offices.
A man well-known to WHOP listeners has been appointed as the new constable in Christian County’s First District.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble announced the appointment of Kenny Bates of East First Street as the next District 1 Constable. Bates will fill the remaining term of Thomas Grant, who resigned from the post after being elected to represent Ward 1 on Hopkinsville City Council.
Bates’ appointment lasts through December 31st, 2014.
Listeners of WHOP know Bates from his “Fellowship and Love” gospel program heard every Sunday morning at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has released information on another wreck from Tuesday night’s winter weather that injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The police report says 24-year old Lequita Bussell of Sharpe Street was northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway around 5:30 when she crossed a bridge near the 7 mile-marker and lost control on the icy surface.
Ms. Bussell lost control and struck a guard rail, causing her to cross both northbound lanes before coming to rest on the side of the road. Ms. Bussell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of head and neck pain as well as a possible broken arm.
Clarksville Police are investigating after two women were shot inside their vehicle on Kraft Street this morning.
A news release says two 21-year old males and two 18-year old females had just left a club on College Street where a large fight had broken out around 1:45am. They were in a vehicle headed west on Kraft Street toward Riverside Drive when a Buick Lesabre pulled up next to them and the front passenger fired several shots into their car.
The bullets struck one of the females in the leg and the other in the knee. Police have released audio from the ensuing 911 call.
The victims pulled into a motel parking lot on Kraft, while the perpetrators in the dark-colored Buick sped off toward College Street. No suspect information was available and the victims said they didn’t recognize the perpetrators.
The woman shot in the leg was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and the other woman was taken to Gateway Medical Center. Anyone with information on the incident should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Police say multiple arrests were made in connection with the fight at a club on College Street.