Clarksville Police say two people are recovering after they were both shot during an accidental shooting at an Avalon Street residence.
Witnesses told police that a group of friends were playing cards inside a house located at 11 Avalon Street, when one of the men, identified as 31-year old Danny McDaniel accidentally discharged his firearm.
Police say the bullet went through his left hand and then struck 19-year old Kyle Drum in the hip area.
By the time officers arrived on the scene, another man removed the firearm from the residence, but it was discovered in an abandoned area of Charlemagne and Sevier Street a short time later.
Police say while inside the Avalon Street residence, officers found drugs and paraphernalia and as a result, 28-year old Stacy Gray was charged with possession for resale and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
The investigation into both incidents remains ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck with injuries this morning in Calloway County.
State Police say around 7:45 a.m. 44-year old James Bailey of Murray was driving westbound on KY 94 East, while 86-year old James Herndon was driving eastbound on KY 94 East.
Bailey told police that a dog entered his lane of travel and swerved to try and avoid hitting the dog, which caused his vehicle to enter the eastbound lane and colliding with Herndon’s vehicle head-on.
State Police say both drivers were transported to Murray-Calloway County Hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries.
The Murray Fire Department, Calloway Fire Rescue and Murray Calloway EMS also responded to the scene.
Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson was in Elkton this morning, where he presented significant grant money to begin construction of the Todd County Career Path Institute.
Todd and Christian Fiscal Courts had applied for 250-thousand dollar grants to go toward the matching portion of a federal grant of 2-million dollars to build the facility on the campus of Todd County Central High School.
The building will offer technical and industrial training to high school students and adults, with Todd Central students able to obtain dual credit in the process. The building will be staffed and operated by Hopkinsville Community College.
It only took about a month for the grants to be approved and Lieutenant Governor Abramson said the facility will provide exactly what job makers are looking for—a skilled workforce.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield thanked Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Christian Fiscal Court for going in with his county on the grant application—saying the move embodied the spirit of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance.
Judge Daryl Greenfield Senator Joey Pendleton
Todd Marshal Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson
State Rep. Martha Jane King Chrisitan Co. Judge-Exec Steve Tribblee
Wayne Benningfield Tony Wilder
It’s that time again in the year where clocks are set an hour behind and smoke detector batteries need to be replaced just in time for Winter.
Each year, clocks go back one hour on the first Sunday in November.
While residents reset their clocks on Sunday, Hopkinsville Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos is reminding citizens to take the time this weekend to also check their smoke alarm batteries.
Today marks the 21st annual Community Reader Day in Hopkinsville and hundreds of people have signed up to participate in the event.
About 175 volunteers have registered to read to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grades in the school district’s 13 elementary schools.
This year’s theme is Get out The Vote to reflect America’s national election on Tuesday, November 6th.
Christian County Public School Spokesperson, Heather Aubin says students who are proficient at reading also excel in other subject areas.