A Todd County woman was flown to a Nashville hospital following a single vehicle accident in Hopkinsville Saturday evening.
The incident happened around 3 o’clock at the intersection of Russellville Road and the Bypass, according to Hopkinsville Police, which says Betty Sydner of Elkton apparently fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the pavement and overturned.
Ms. Sydner was ejected from her SUV and sustained multiple lacerations to her body. She was alert and talking to officers at the scene and was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
With several more days missed due to this week's winter storm, the Christian and Todd County school systems will once again have to grapple with their calendar.
Christian County School System Spokesperson Heather Lancaster says they are hoping the General Assembly passes legislation to allow forgiveness or some other mechanism to make up missed days, but some additional days may have to be tacked on to the end of the year.
The Christian County School Board would have to approve any changes to the calendar and Ms. Lancaster says using Spring Break is not on the agenda.
Todd County School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says they will also be faced with adding on days to the end of the calendar if the General Assembly doesn't act in some way.
Benningfield says Todd County will not touch Spring Break.
The last day of school for Todd County is tentatively set for May 30.
There should be enough salt left to get through this week's snowstorm, but the Christian County Road Department and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will run out if we get another major event.
Highway Department Districts 1 and 2 serve Christian and Trigg County and most of Western Kentucky and Public Information Officer Keith Todd says they have enough salt to keep treating roads this week.
Todd County is in District 3, where Spokesman Wes Watt says they are also in conservation mode. Watt says crews there are focusing on the main “A” and “B” routes to conserve salt. He says they are moving salt around in the district to respond to this storm.
Both Watt and Todd say there will be trouble if another snowstorm arrives, because there is no salt available to purchase.
Christian County Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers says the county is in the same boat as the state—their supply is fine for this week, but they don't have enough salt to make it through another major snow.
The City of Hopkinsville is in better shape, as Public Works Director Tom Wolf says he has enough salt left for this event and another two or three storms.
The Todd County Road Department plows county roads, but doesn't use salt.
Everyone interviewed is hoping this is the last week plows, salt and brine are needed after a long, cold winter.
A Todd County woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Tennessee Friday night.
The Herald-Citizen newspaper quotes the Tennessee Highway Patrol report as saying 22-year old Tameeka Vanc of Clarksville had been westbound on I-40 in Putnam County around 10:30, when she ran off the left side of the road.
Ms. Vanc over-corrected and ran off the right shoulder of the road, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. A passenger, 29-year old Cierra Toliver of Guthrie, was ejected the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be holding outreach events in Todd and Caldwell Counties later this week.
The Caldwell County program will be Wednesday morning at 10 at the Caldwell County University of Kentucky Extension Office in Princeton and the Todd County event will be Thursday morning at 10 at the Todd County UK Extension Office in the courthouse.
A news release says the purpose of the programs will be to educate the public on both state and federal laws and regulations that pertain to commercial vehicles in the farming industry. The program is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend, there will be a question and answer session at the conclusion of the program.