Kentucky State Police say the man injured in a motorcycle wreck on I-24 at the Pennyrile Parkway interchange on Memorial Day afternoon has died from his injuries.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had listed 60-year old Gary Osborne of Chapmansboro in stable condition as recently as early yesterday morning, but an email from KSP says he died around 9:45am from his injuries.
Osborne was attempting to merge onto I-24 off the Parkway around 6:30pm Monday when he lost control of his bike and drove into the median—ejecting him to the ground.
He was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt for his head injuries, which would eventually claim his life. Police say he was not wearing a helmet. Osborne’s death marks the 15th on Kentucky roadways over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club this afternoon welcomed two Screaming Eagles who were recently named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year.
Fort Campbell officials say in order for soldiers to be chosen to receive the honors, they first have to undergo a rigorous process.
Representing enlisted soldiers, NCO of the Year, Sergeant Andrew Lee of Indiana says he is honored to have the opportunity to represent the historic division.
Governor Steve Beshear was in Hopkinsville this afternoon to host a signing ceremony for House Bill 481, which was enacted into law earlier this Spring.
Governor Beshear says the legislation is a tool for law enforcement agencies to eradicate synthetic drugs in a community and will close legal loopholes that many individuals in the past have been able to use to avoid prosecution.
Representative Tilley sponsored the bill, which makes buying, selling or making synthetic drugs illegal.
Christian County Attorney Mike Foster, Representative Brent Yonts and various other local officials were in attendance of the signing ceremony.
The time is nearly here for the 20th Annual Christian County Relay for Life and organizers are hoping for a big turnout.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s excited for what Friday night and early Saturday morning will hold and gives the rundown on the schedule at the Stadium of Champions.
Ms. Johnson says the relay is the grand finale of a year-long effort of fundraising in hopes of one day finding a cure for cancer.
This year’s fundraising goal is 130 thousand dollars.
The fundraising group for the local Minority Economic Development Initiative will host one of its largest fundraisers tomorrow.
The annual Movers and Shakers Tasters Luncheon will be from 11 to 1 tomorrow at the War Memorial building, as described by MEDI Director Henry Snorton.
Snorton says the Movers and Shakers have helped MEDI develop into a regional program to assist minorities and females who want to start a small business.
Tickets to the luncheon are eight dollars per person and can be purchased at the door.