Kentucky State Police say they conducted yet another Cram the Cruiser Campaign and wanted to thank the community for making it possible.
State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced today that the ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 52.6 tons of food, which was collected throughout the state.
In 2011, the campaign collected 50,931 pounds of food and this year there was a 106 percent increase over what the agency did last year.
Brewer was quoted as saying that this campaign was extremely successful and has allowed the agency to reach out to families in need during a critical time of the year. Brewer stated that KSP personnel from the Harlan Post gathered nearly 11 tons of food.
The non-perishable food items were then donated to local shelters, food banks and needy families during the Christmas holiday.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire Sunday afternoon at Lee Rentals.
The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager belonging to Robert Morgan of Fordsville, Kentucky was found to be fully engulfed in flames when fire-fighters arrived around 3pm.
Three trucks and eight fire-fighters worked to get the blaze put out, though the vehicle was likely a total loss. The cause of the fire is thought to be electrical, according to the report from Lieutenant Troy Beach.
Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion at Summit Heights Apartments from late Saturday night.
The report says a 39-year old female victim and her family heard knocking on their door just before 11:30. When they unlocked the door and began to open it, five black females charged in and one sprayed the family with pepper spray.
The woman’s 17-year old daughter was cut on the left side of her head with a sharp object in the altercation and all of the family complained of symptoms related to the pepper spray.
The suspects fled toward Richardson Street and left the area in an unknown vehicle. The suspects are described as being between 30 and 35 years old, with little other information known.
The teen victim was treated for her wound by EMS at the apartment, but was not taken to the hospital.
A Hopkinsville woman was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck at 9th and Bethel Streets yesterday afternoon.
The Hopkinsville Police report says the incident happened around 2pm when 60-year old Barbara Childress of Hopkinsville ran a red light on Bethel and drove into the intersection, hitting a vehicle driven by 26-year old Racheal Jackson of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Jackson was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be checked out, while her passenger and Ms. Childress went uninjured.
Kentucky State Police have released details on the double-fatality wreck in north Christian County from early Sunday morning.
A news release says 39-year old Shawn Patterson of Hopkinsville was southbound on Crofton Fire Tower Road just before 1am when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Crofton-Fruit Hill Road and struck a tree.
Patterson and his passenger, 39-year old April Lykins of Elkton, were both pronounced dead on the scene. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt and KSP is investigating alcohol as a factor in the crash.