The number of people killed on Kentucky roadways this year continues to run ahead of last year’s pace.
Kentucky State Police say 11 people died on roadways last week, including a fatal crash on U.S. 62 in Caldwell County Thursday that claimed the life of 53-year old Patrick Hummel.
Two people died in wrecks in McCracken County and one person was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Lyon County.
Through Sunday, 353 people had lost their lives in wrecks in Kentucky—which was 46 more than at the same point last year. Police suspect 58 of those victims died in wrecks involving alcohol.
A wreck on U.S. 68 in Marshall County yesterday injured a Benton man.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Brett Edwards responded to the single-vehicle accident after 72-year old Paul Colson of Benton reportedly ran off the eastbound side of the road and hit a driveway culvert.
Colson was taken by ambulance to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Congressman Ed Whitfield announced this week that the City of Mortons Gap will be receiving a $385,000 federal loan.
The City of Mortons Gap will be receiving the loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to construct a new 3,150 square foot building to house city offices and a post office.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of fireworks.
Someone cut a lock on a trailer at the corner of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Susan Avenue between Saturday night at 11 and Monday morning at 11:30, according to a representative of Mid America Distributing.
The perpetrator got away with 3-thousand dollars worth of fireworks.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon for allegedly stealing from his grandmother.
Charged with one count of first degree burglary and one count of second degree burglary after being interviewed at the police station was 26-year old Shaun Curtiss Crick.
Police say Crick pawned several items belonging to his grandmother after she had reported them stolen. The property included nine guns and several rings. Total value of the items is listed at 16-hundred dollars.
The arrest card says Crick admitted to being responsible for the thefts.