The first baby to be born at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in 2012 was born to a first-time mother.
Jennie Stuart spokesman Jim Goss says Barrett Carter Rios came into the world just after 6am this morning weighing seven pounds and two ounces and measured at 19 and a half inches.
Barrett is the first child for mother Olivia Rios of Hopkinsville and Goss says mother and child are doing well. Doctor Jerry Hart delivered the year’s first baby.
Goss says the hospital is presenting the mother with flowers and will give the baby a 100 dollar gift card.
It was a cold morning to have electricity problems, but that’s exactly what happened for over a thousand local households this morning.
Barney Bishop with Pennyrile Rural Electric said a problem at the Cerulean substation caused 1,300 customers to lose power shortly after 6am. Crews responded immediately and had everyone back up and going by 8:30 or so.
Areas affected included the Sinking Fork region, Dawson Springs Road and many side roads.
A young Clarksville man is in Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a single vehicle wreck on Madison Street last night.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the 19-year old man was a back seat passenger in a vehicle driven by another 19-year old just after 10 when the car ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
The injured man was the only occupant not wearing a seat belt and he was thrown from the back seat into the windshield. He sustained head injuries and was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says very little information is available and asks anyone who may have witnessed the wreck to call the tips line at 931-645-8477. The name of the injured was being withheld, pending family notification.
The waiting game continues at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where the first baby of 2012 has yet to be born.
Hospital spokesman Jim Goss says that’s unusual, considering there is an average of two to three babies born per day at the hospital. He said there were no immediate prospects for the first baby of the year as of about 1pm Monday.
A Friday evening wreck in Cadiz sent a Trigg County man to the hospital.
The incident happened around 6:10pm at the intersection of Broadbent Boulevard and U.S. 68-80, according to the report from Cadiz Police, which says 17-year old Dyllon Kissell of Clarksville failed to yield the right of way and turned left off 68 into the path of a vehicle driven by 70-year old Harrison Crump, Sr. of Cadiz.
Crump was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital for a possible neck injury, while Kissell went uninjured.