A rear-end collision on Country Club Lane yesterday afternoon sent two Hopkinsville residents to the hospital.
Police say the incident happened around 4:45 when 61-year old Doris Manning of Hopkinsville was stopped and waiting to turn into 125 Country Club. 47-year old Paul Herndon of Hopkinsville was approaching from behind and said he didn’t notice Ms. Manning was stopped.
By the time he applied his brakes, it was too late and he skidded on the wet pavement into the rear of the vehicle. Ms. Manning and her passenger, 39-year old Larayna Perez of Hopkinsville, were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head, neck and back pain. Herndon was not injured.
The weather indirectly led to a vehicle versus pedestrian wreck at J.C. Penny Wednesday afternoon that sent a local woman to the hospital.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says it was raining at the Bradford Square Mall around 3:40 when 47-year old Marilyn Trice parked her vehicle and attempted to run inside the store.
Ms. Trice ran into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 22-year old Kelsey Venable of Pembroke, who didn’t have time to stop. Police say Ms. Trice was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for leg pain, while Ms. Venable and her passenger went uninjured.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a report of child abuse that allegedly happened over the last month.
A parent of the juvenile female told Officer Robert Sibal that his daughter came home from her mother’s and step-father’s home on Sivley Road with bruising after a custody exchange.
Police say the girl appeared to have minor injuries, but no arrests have been made at this time. The alleged abuse is said to have taken place between July 1st and yesterday.
A severe thunderstorm blew through northwestern Christian County this afternoon, leaving only minor damage in its path.
A few trees were blown down on Dawson Springs Road between 4 and 4:30, which partially blocked the roadway—while fire-fighters responded to a tree on fire on Clark Store-Sinking Fork Road near the Dudley Boy Road intersection.
There was one report of pieces of a tin roof blown off a barn on Witty Lane. A power outage was reported in the Kelly area of Christian County, with crews working to get that problem resolved.
The public is invited to attend an event that pays tribute to Kentucky’s African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War.
The United States Colored Troops Living History and Blues Concert in the Park is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 11th at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site.
Park Manager, Ron Sydnor talks about what attendees can expect to see and experience during the event.
The living history program will feature the 12th USCHA unit from Camp Nelson, Kentucky and the blues concert will feature Todd County native, Reverend Charlie Edmonds.