Police from across the area are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign this holiday season.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says there are traditionally more impaired drivers on the road around Christmas and New Years and that the department will be looking to pull those motorists over.
Captain Miller says the goal of the program is to prevent as many alcohol-related wrecks as possible.
Kentucky State Police say 128 people had died on Kentucky roadways in wrecks involving alcohol as of Monday.
A Tennessee man was injured Wednesday afternoon when his tractor-trailer overturned on Old Fruit Hill Road.
The report from Christian County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Wade Connell says 52-year old Samuel Climer, Jr. of Cordova, Tennessee was westbound on Old Fruit Hill Road near the Wade Road intersection around 2:15. Police say he was traveling too fast to make a curve and his rig carrying nearly 42-thousand pounds of aluminum rolls overturned.
Climer was disoriented from the shock of the wreck when responders arrived on the scene and he was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The Cadiz Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating two people charged with a July trailer theft at West Kentucky Door, located at 176 Merchant Street.
Police have issued arrest warrants for 29-year old Brandon Keyes and 20-year old Bridgett Davis.
Their last known address was 45 Rosedale Court, Dawson Springs and when the pair is located, they will also be charged with Felony Theft Over $500.
Last week, The Trigg County Sheriff's Office received a tip through a phone call that Keyes and Davis were involved in several thefts in the area, including the July 5th theft of a utlity trailer from West Kentucky Door.
The Sheriff's Office forwarded the information to Major Duncan Wiggins, who traveled to Dawson Springs on December 11th and continued the investigation along with Dawson Springs Police Chief Billy Crider.
Police say the stolen utility truck and contents are valued at $3,500.
Residents who may have information about the whereabouts of Keyes and Davis are urged to the Cadiz Police Department at 270-522-8369 or the Cadiz-Trigg County Crime Stoppers Program at 270-522-4636.
The winners of this year’s WHOP Christmas Shopping Spree have been announced.
The grand prize winner is Gail McKinney, who will win 100 dollars gift certificates from nine participating businesses.
Nine people won 100 dollar gift certificates from individual businesses. Lee Crawford was the winner at Humes Jewelers, Waynette Gates at Statons Art and Framing, Andy Brumfield at Audio Specialists, Virginia Melton at Eden Day Spa, Judy Gilliland at IGA, Theresa Salva Terra at Bradford Square Mall, Melissa Sellers at Sleep Outfitters, Shellie Knott at Todd Jewelry and Melissa Adams at Bill Beliles Furniture.
The Christmas Shopping Spree has become a tradition in Hopkinsville and is one of WHOP’s more popular yearly promotions. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Soldiers from Fort Campbell are spending time with kindergartners and first-graders at Rossview Elementary in Clarksville.
Captain Matt Bauer with the 7th Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment said he was nervous at first when the kids came into the room and sat on the floor but soon felt comfortable when he began reading to them.
Counselor Toni Smith said this is the second year soldiers have read to children at Christmas time.