Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that five people died in five separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 23rd through Sunday.
State Police say four of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and none were wearing seat belts and one of the fatalities involved a motorcycle.
Single-fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Gallatin, Hopkins, Jackson and Woodford Counties, with no fatalities being reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 420 people died on state roadways since January, which is 24 more than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Kentucky State Police will be accepting applications for its next cadet class this week for those residents interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
State Police will be accepting applications on Wednesday with individuals encouraged to the visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org and click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How to Become a Kentucky State Trooper links.
State Police say information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates.
For more information, applicants can call 1-866-360-3165 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All application materials must be completed and sent to the KSP Recruitment Branch in Frankfort no later than October 1st.
Two Cadiz residents were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon.
Cadiz Police say 20-year old Jacqueline Wyatt of South Road, Cadiz was leaving the parking lot of Cadiz Hardware and turned into the path of 78-year old Bobbie Perry of Fairway Trace, Cadiz near the area of Main Street.
Wyatt and Perry were both transported to Trigg County Hospital with Wyatt sustaining possible head and face injuries and Perry sustaining possible head and chest injuries.
Anyone near downtown Hopkinsville this morning shortly after 8:30 likely heard an extremely loud clap of thunder and wondered where and what lightning struck.
The word quickly spread that the bolt had actually hit the flag pole in front of the Christian County Justice Center. The lightning came well before the first raindrop ever fell and Bailiff Tracey Cooksey was working the front door of the building when it happened.
Bailiff Cooksey says a man had been sitting on the bench next to the pole a couple minutes before the strike, but no one was close enough to be injured when it hit.
The lightning set off the alarm systems in the justice center, which were still noisy inside the building as of 11:30am. A new jury was going through orientation and could be seen and heard recounting their account of the event as they adjourned for lunch.
A tractor-trailer delivered a piece of equipment to the Hopkinsville Fire Department this morning that will change the way they train for life and death situations.
The Advanced Fire Training Simulator looks like a trailer when it’s not in use, but opens up to form any number of options that fire-fighters can use to prepare for what they could face the next time their pager goes off.
Lieutenant Troy Beech says the simulator allows the trainees to actually experience a situation.
Lieutenant Beech says the new piece of equipment gives the department options for
The department used a federal grant to purchase the 265-thousand dollar simulator, which Beech says will be used as soon as next week.