A Cheatham County, Tennessee man was killed in an ATV accident at Land Between the Lakes Monday night.
WSMV TV reported on its afternoon newscast that 43-year old Mark Smith of Pleasant View died in an accident at Turkey Bay in the Trigg County portion of LBL around 8pm.
No one else was seriously injured in the incident.
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will be playing host to special guests who will be presenting priceless mementos to the hospital.
Family members of Colonel Florence A. Blanchfield, for whom the hospital was named, will arrive from west Virginia tomorrow afternoon to donate Colonel Blanchefield’s remaining medals and awards.
The medal and award presentation is scheduled to take place within the lobby of the hospital.
Colonel Blanchfield was the 7th Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from July 1st 1943 until September 30th, 1947 and was affectionately known as the soldier’s nurse.
Colonel Blanchfield served as an Army nurse during World War I and as the Army Nurse Corps Chief during World War II.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle injury wreck on Nebo Road in Manitou early this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred around 6:40 a.m. and that the preliminary investigation revealed that 50-year old Terry Young of Nebo was driving southbound on US 41-A and was approaching the intersection of KY 630 when another vehicle pull out from KY 630 and into his path.
State Police say in an attempt to avoid the other vehicle, Young’s truck exited the roadway and traveled through a yard and into a ditch causing it to overturn.
Young was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Clarksville Police responded to a record number of wrecks over the Labor Day weekend.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says officers responded to 88 crashes with 16 people sustaining injuries and four were alcohol related.
Police say the volume of crashes occurred sequentially, with most of the wrecks occurring on Friday and Saturday.
Police say the primary causes of the crashes involved failure to use reasonable care, improper backing, following too closely or improperly and failure to yield.
Clarksville Police wants to remind area motorists to always obey traffic laws to avoid being injured in a wreck.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 12 people died in 12 separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, August 27th through Monday.
State Police say seven of the victims were in passenger vehicles and that five were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatalities were reported in Fayette, Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Laurel, Madison and Metcalfe Counties with the fatal wreck in Laurel County involving the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police say there were no fatal wrecks in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
Through Monday, preliminary statistics indicate that 481 people died on Kentucky roadways during 2011, which is two less than what was reported for this time period last year.