A biker who was attempting to merge off the Pennyrile Parkway onto I-24 was injured yesterday morning when he lost control and wrecked.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year old Russell Weaver of Henderson was on the exit ramp when he ran off the left side and hit a ditch. His motorcycle slid across the eastbound lanes of I-24, knocking Weaver off the bike.
Weaver was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head injuries, with the report saying he was not wearing a helmet.
Clarksville Police have arrested a man accused of holding up a Madison Street business late last month.
A news release says 44-year old Calvin Burke of Isaac Court, Clarksville is charged with robbery for allegedly going to the business June 30th and telling the clerk he wanted to buy a cigar.
When clerk opened the register, Burke allegedly reached across the counter to take money. A quick physical confrontation ensued between the two men, but Burke was able to get away with cash.
Detective Alan Morgan asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and Burke was arrested around 9:30 Tuesday night. He is in the Montgomery County Jail on 15-thousand dollars bond.
The winners for the Western Kentucky State Fair’s “Open Division” have been announced.
Marsha Parker of the Christian County Extension Office says Jan and Richard Hornbeak of Old Edwards Mill Road were the overall blue ribbon winners with 56 top prizes.
Dorothy Carlson of Zander Road came in second with 33 blue ribbons and Faye Cornelius and Allie Maternowski of Crofton were third with 28 blue ribbons.
Nanny Croney of Hopkinsville was the grand champion of the boy’s clothing division and Tara Roeder of Herndon was the grand champion in the gardening division.
Ms. Cornelius was grand champion in the home furnishings and flower arrangement divisions, the Hornbeaks took top honor in the canning category and Ms. Carlson did the same in foods.
Keely Doctorman of Hopkinsville was a grand champion in marketable skills.
There were a total of 1,574 exhibits this year, which was a significant increase from last year’s open division. The items remain on display in the “little room” of the convention center through Friday night.
A Clarksville man was injured yesterday afternoon when he ran off the road on his motorcycle near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 53-year old Michael Gibson of Clarksville was eastbound on Crenshaw Boulevard around 2:30 when he said he couldn’t see due to the sun being in his eyes.
Gibson said the last thing he remembered was going straight ahead and then woke up with people standing around him. He had run off the road and into a ditch and sustained shoulder and collar bone injuries.
He was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Hospital on Fort Campbell.
Hopkinsville Police have made one arrest in an alleged kidnapping of a disabled child in the city from overnight.
The report says the 4-year old girl who can not walk or talk was at her uncle’s residence at 100 South Jessup last night when a friend of the uncle’s came over. The girl and her uncle had been sitting on the porch together when the uncle went inside briefly to use the restroom. The uncle said the girl and his friend were gone when he came back.
That’s when the uncle and the victim’s mother went to the home of the friend—39-year old Daniel Hernandez of Hopkinsville—who would not answer when asked where the girl had been the last half hour and gave her back to her mother.
Police searched his home and found marijuana. They also confiscated several items of clothing and a camera.
Hernandez was charged with kidnapping and possession of marijuana. Police say they do not know if Hernandez hurt the girl and the investigation will continue.