The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a major theft in the north part of the county.
Lewis Renfroe told deputies that several items totaling nearly 12-thousand dollars in value were missing when he went to hunt on his farm near the 31-hundred block of Terry Coal Road Sunday morning.
The items included a bush-hog, a tandem axle trailer, a generator, a green Arctic ATV, a Suzuki ATV and a Kodiak camper. Total value of the property is listed at 11-thousand, 700 dollars.
A local man was injured in a violent wreck on Pembroke Road late Monday night.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Rogers Stephens says 20-year old Daniel Joiner of Pembroke was southbound near the Bill Bryan Boulevard intersection around 11:15 when he briefly took his eyes off the roadway.
When he looked back up, he saw that he was about to rear-end a tractor-trailer and quickly turned his pickup to the left and into the median. Joiner then over-corrected, causing his vehicle to flip several times before sliding on its side for 25 to 30 feet across the northbound lanes.
The pickup came to rest on its top in the northbound emergency lane. Joiner, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A rear-end collision on Canton Street Monday afternoon caused a three-vehicle wreck that injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The incident happened around 2pm, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 61-year old Kenneth Kaiser of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn onto Blane Drive when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 26-year old Lauren Sutton of Hopkinsville. Ms. Sutton reportedly said she was unable to stop because of a coffee cup that had lodged underneath her brake pedal.
The collision caused Kaiser to run into a vehicle stopped on Blane driven by 60-year old Raymond Lockhart of Hopkinsville.
Kaiser’s passenger, 58-year old Mary Kaiser of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest pain.
The League of Women Voters Political Forums got underway at the Bradford Square Mall Monday night and we begin our traditional series featuring a race each day in the news with the candidates for 8th District State Representative.
Incumbent Representative John Tilley faced off with Republican challenger Max Sturdivant in a spirited debate that was only ten minutes short of an hour long.
Both candidates agreed that creating jobs is a top priority for any state lawmaker, though they disagreed greatly when grading the General Assembly’s performance in helping to promote growth.
Addressing the budget-making process, Representative Tilley said he has a record he’s proud of when it comes to making tough decision to keep the spending plan balanced.
Sturdivant said there is more room for cuts and believes a change in leadership in Frankfort is part of the answer for solving Kentucky’s financial problems.
Sturdivant said he’d support Kentucky opting out of President Obama’s health care plan, while Representative Tilley said that would effectively be turning down Kentucky’s federal allotment for Medicaid funding since Congress passed the controversial legislation and that is what the Commonwealth has to work with.
The forums continue Tuesday evening at 6 with candidates for Hopkinsville City Council in Wards six and seven and the debate between State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield.
We will feature a League of Women Voters debate on our weekly public affairs program each Sunday morning at 9am on Lite 98.7 in addition to the daily feature in our newscasts.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials want to remind motorists to watch out for deer while driving on Kentucky highways this fall.
Officials say Deer movement peaks in late October through early December and drivers are urged to be on the lookout for deer crossing roads, especially at dusk and dawn, when deer are feeding.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says the presence of yellow deer crossing signs should alert motorists that may encounter deer on the roadways.
Last year, there were three human fatalities as a result of collisions between deer and vehicles, according to Kentucky State Police and on average, about 400 deer versus vehicle crashes occur in October, about 800 in November and about 300 in December.