A Bremen man was flown to an Evansville hospital following a wreck in Muhlenberg County Sunday morning.
Kentucky State Police say 20-year old Weston Gregory of Bremen was southbound on KY 175 around 3:15am when he ran off the road and hit an embankment and a utility pole. His pickup finally came to rest on its passenger side.
Gregory was ejected and had to be flown from the scene by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
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No one was injured when a motorist ran into the front of a Lafayette Road convenience store Sunday afternoon.
The incident happened just before 3pm when an elderly woman was attempting to park her vehicle and ran over the curb and into the front of the building. The sedan did plunge into the building as was the case in other recent incidents in Hopkinsville, but some damage was done to the structure.
Neither the woman nor anyone inside was injured.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested on unlawful imprisonment charges Thursday for allegedly beating his girlfriend and holding her captive for six days.
Hopkinsville Police responded to 729 Hipkins Street Thursday morning for a possible disturbance. Inside the home, they found 42-year old Nicole Henley of Fulton, Kentucky; who said 41-year old Joseph Russo of Hopkinsville had beaten her and kept her locked in his residence since February 8th.
Police say Russo was yelling at police and would not comply with any orders. Russo was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment and disorderly conduct and was lodged in the Christian County Jail, where he remains on five thousand dollars bond.
Ms. Henley reportedly sustained minor injuries from Russo while being held captive.
A single-vehicle wreck in Muhlenberg County Saturday morning injured a Greenville woman.
Kentucky State Police say 61-year old Jewel Stanley of Greenville was westbound on KY 70 near the Hopkins County line when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road.
Ms. Stanley’s vehicle struck an embankment before coming to rest off the road. She was taken by ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Madisonville for treatment of her injuries.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted KSP on the scene.
A ceremony and reception was held Friday night to honor longtime former State Senator Joey Pendleton, who said he was humbled by the large turnout.
There was standing room only in the front reception room of the Bruce Convention Center, where elected officials and friends from across western Kentucky showed up to wish Senator Pendleton well in retirement.
Pendleton said he was blessed by the showing of support.
Senator Pendleton says he’s staying busy when he wants to, but is enjoying the perks that come with retirement.
Pendleton was recognized for all of his contributions to the region and to Kentucky, but was spotlighted in particular for his longtime commitment to agriculture. Senator Pendleton served Christian, Todd, Logan and many other surrounding counties at some point for two decades.