Both people seriously injured in two separate wrecks in Christian County Tuesday remain hospitalized.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center says 56-year old Jack Hudson of Hokinsville remained in the hospital and was in surgery Wednesday morning. Hudson had to be cut from his vehicle after a crash Tuesday evening at the intersection of Britmart Road and U.S. 68-80 near Fairview.
Christian County Sheriff's Sgt. Andre Radford says Hudson was attempting to turn onto 68 and drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Meanwhile, 87-year old Ida Thomas of Hopkinsville remains in stable condition.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says Ms. Thomas was westbound on 68-80 around 2:13 p.m. Tuesday and ran the stop light at the Eagle Way Bypass intersection, according to witness accounts.
She struck a pickup driven by 74-year old Charles Banton of Hopkinsville, causing her vehicle to run off the road, through a field and into the Farm Credit Services building.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck near Fairview Tuesday night, with one of the victims flown to a Nashville hospital.
Christian County Sheriffs Deputy Amdre Radford says 56-year old Jack Hudson of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn off Britmart Road onto US 68-80 and drove into the path of a vehicle driven by Donald Hudson of Bowling Green.
The two vehicles collided and Jack Hudson had to be cut from the wreckage by the Christian County Rescue squad and was flown by Air Evac to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Donald Hudson and his passenger, Wayne Bratchen of Bowling Green, were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The Todd County Rescue Squad, Sheriff's Department and Fairview Fire Department also assisted on the scene.
The City of Elkton is inviting area residents to get into the holiday spirit and attend the city’s annual Christmas Parade.
Officials say the parade is scheduled for Friday, December 6th at 6 p.m. with the parade route changed this year.
The parade will start at 701 West Main Street, then right towards Public Square, exit Public Square at East Main Street, turn left on North Allen Street, turn left on Jefferson Street and end at the Milliken Memorial Community House.
For more information contact 270-265-7070.
There are already four candidates in next year's election for Todd County Sheriff and there's still over two months left to file.
Republican Timothy Porter of Sharon Grove filed his papers with the County Clerks's Office Tuesday. Porter is a First Sergeant in the Kentucky National Guard and says he wants to serve the local community as Sheriff.
Porter is the first Republican to file, but there are reports that at least one more could join the race before the deadline in January. Current deputy Tracy White, Logan County Deputy Giles Taylor and former Sheriff Billy Stokes have already filed their papers to run as Democrats.
More candidates have filed their papers to run for re-election.
Christian Fiscal Court District 2 Magistrate Edwin Long of Adams Avenue, Hopkinsville and District 8 Magistrate Terry Bowman of Crofton have filed to run for another term as Democrats. They are currently unopposed.
Todd County District 3 Magistrate John Camp and District 4 Magistrate have also filed to run again and are unopposed thus far.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam made his re-election bid official and will face former deputy Matt Riddle in the Republican Primary.
Camp (second from left) and Spurlin (second from right)