A Princeton man was killed in a vehicle versus motorcycle wreck in Lyon County yesterday.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 49-year old Jimmy Gass of Clay was attempting to turn off of U.S. 62 onto U.S. 641 just after 5pm and proceeded into the path of an oncoming motorcycle driven by 26-year old Randy Stephen of Princeton.
Stephen didn’t have time to stop and was thrown from his bike upon impact. Police say he was wearing a helmet, but speed may have been a factor in the collision. Stephen was taken to Caldwell County Medical Center, where he pronounced deceased.
Gass went uninjured in the incident.
A wreck on Wooldridge Road yesterday afternoon injured three local residents.
The collision happened around 2:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 28-year old Abram Smoker of Hopkinsville “rolled through” the stop sign on Florence Street at the intersection with Wooldridge.
61-year old Leslie Alexander of Hopkinsville was northbound on Woodridge and did not have time to avoid wrecking with Smoker. The two vehicles hit, causing Smoker to run into a yard and then into a utility pole.
Smoker’s passengers—17-year old Melissa Davidson and 2-year old Alvin Davidson of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. 61-year old Richard Cameron of Hopkinsville was a passenger in the Alexander vehicle and was also sent to the hospital for his injuries.
A single-vehicle wreck in Lyon County yesterday morning sent a passenger to the hospital.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 31-year old Brian Penn of Marion was northbound on U.S. 641 when he fell asleep at the wheel around 3am. That’s when he ran off the road twice and hit the ditch, causing his vehicle to overturn.
The wreck injured passenger 26-year old Jessica Penn of Marion, who was taken by ambulance to Crittenden County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Longtime Ward 1 Hopkinsville City Councilman Fred Atkins passed away early Sunday morning after suffering multiple strokes in recent months.
Councilman Atkins, who had served the citizens of Ward 1 for over a decade, was perhaps as well known in the city for his duties at the North Drive BB&T bank branch as he was for his life in politics.
Many times customers at the bank would strike up a conversation with Fred while being serviced by another employee. Atkins’ kind demeanor and genuine likeability translated almost perfectly to his duties on council—as he was able to work with members of all political persuasions through the years.
Councilman Charlie Henderson and Atkins were among the two longest tenured members and Henderson described Fred as one of the kindest men he’s ever known.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said Atkins will be sorely missed as a friend and councilman.
Like Henderson, Mayor Kemp said Fred’s positive outlook and kindness will be what is most remembered.
Funeral arrangements for Atkins are incomplete at Gamble Funeral Home.
A cashier at the Hopkinsville K-Mart was arrested very early Sunday morning on charges that she and two other women schemed to steal well over 9-thousand dollars worth of merchandise.
The alleged activity had been going on since April, according to K-Mart Loss Prevention, who say 19-year old Keroneka Leavell of Hopkinsville admitted to bagging merchandise for two females and allowing them to walk out with items they never paid for when they went to her register.
A list of items stolen was not yet provided, but the overall total worth of merchandise is listed at $9,441.34. Leavell was charged with theft and lodged in the Christian County Jail.