Officials in Elkton are reminding residents about this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration event.
This year’s Todd County Martin Luther King Commemoration will be Sunday in the Todd County Central High School Auditorium at 3pm. The speaker will be Jefferson Davis State Park Manager Ron Sydnor, who became the first African-American to hold that position nearly three years ago.
Music will be provided by church choirs in Todd County and the theme is “You and I Keeping the Dream Alive.”
Organizer Lisa Lewis Balboa says there will also be a banner contest sponsored by the Todd County Standard. It’s open to all children and youth groups in Todd County and winners will receive a cash reward. Anyone with questions about the Todd County activities should call Ms. Balboa at 270-954-3004.
A hit and run wreck on North Drive Tuesday morning injured a local teen.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Ruben Pacheco says 17-year old Ariana Kendrick of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic just before 8am when she was rear-ended by a vehicle described as an older full-sized tan-colored Chrysler.
The driver of the Chrysler—described on the report as a poorly dressed white female who was small in stature and who had red hair—initially got out to check on Ms. Kendrick and asked if they could pull into the parking lot of IGA.
Ms. Kendrick pulled into the parking lot, but the driver of the Chrysler drove away. An ambulance took Ms. Kendrick to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for intense back pain.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly making up a story about an assault and theft at his home.
Charged with falsely reporting an incident is 35-year old Johnny Allen Dycus of Hopkinsville, who called Hopkinsville Police around 12:30am to say someone had come into his house and stole his television.
Through the investigation, the report says police determined the incident did not occur and that Dycus allegedly inflicted injuries on himself so that he wouldn’t have to pay an appliance rental store for use of the television after reporting it stolen.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a shooting incident on Wildwood Drive from Wednesday that injured a Hopkinsville man.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 19-year old Deaerion Dowey of Hopkinsville was shot near 200 Wildwood between 3:20 and 3:30 in the afternoon, though it wasn’t reported to police until around 10:45 Wednesday night.
Dowey sustained what are described as minor injuries and no suspects are listed on the report.
Three people were injured this afternoon in Hopkins County following a two-vehicle wreck on Stagecoach Road.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department says 16-year old Joseph Martin of Hanson was driving south on Stagecoach Road and as the vehicle was going around a curve, Martin’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on, which was driven by 75-year old Luann Haywood of Hanson.
Sheriff’s Deputies say Ms. Haywood was driving north on the roadway when the wreck happened.
Mrs. Haywood and her passenger, 55-year old David Haywood were both taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Emergency Department.
At last check, Luann and David Haywood were both listed in stable condition.
Martin was transported to Baptist Health Emergency Department by private vehicle for a foot injury.
The Hanson Fire Department, Kentucky State Police and Medical Center Ambulance Service also provided assistance on the scene.