Narcotics Task Force Director Lori Blakely makes her case to Todd Fiscal Court
Meeting in special session, Todd County Fiscal Court approved a contribution to the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force Friday afternoon.
Task Force Director Lori Blakely addressed Fiscal Court just as she did Elkton City Council Monday evening, asking they contribute a portion of the money needed to match a federal grant that keeps the program operational.
Kentucky State Police released more details concerning a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on the Pennyrile Parkway, around the 8 mile-marker, today at 11 a.m.
State Police say preliminary investigation revealed that 21-year old Jonathan Chouchan, of Akron, Ohio, was driving southbound in the left lane when another vehicle came into his lane of travel.
Police say Chouchan swerved to avoid the other vehicle and traveled into the median and control of the vehicle and it overturned and came to rest on its top in the left lane of the northbound lanes of the parkway.
Chouchan and one of his passengers, 20-year old Janna Ward, of Clarksville, were not injured,
while his two, other passengers, 19-year old Britney Napier, of Pegram, and 19-year old Brittney Hancock, of White Bluff, were transported by ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment.
Police all occupants were wearing seatbelts and that Hopkinsville Fire & Rescue and Hopkinsville EMS assisted at the scene.
Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division continue to return home following their deployment in Afghanistan.
About 103 soldiers assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade returned home and were honored during a welcome home ceremony this morning at the local post.
Military officials say they successfully completed 6-months of a nine-month tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The soldiers were based out of Forward Operating Base Fenty, where they advised and assisted the Afghan National Army in conducting reconnaissance support operations.
Officials say within the first three months of the deployment, the 101st CAB has flown more than 7,000 missions, moved 70,000 people and completed more than 600 Medevac missions.
The brigade previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and conducted more than 18,000 missions in support of the troops during that time.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center has announced the appointment of three new members to the hospital’s Board of Trustees.
A news release says the new members are Dr. Keith Toms, Danny Frances and Laura Harper.
Frances is chief executive officer of Legacy Health Services, Inc., a position he has held since 2008. He lives in Crofton.
Ms. Harper is vice president at Rogers Group, Inc., which she has been since 2000. She has worked at Rogers for 29 years and lives in Hopkinsville. Frances and Harper were elected by the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Toms is a primary care physician in private practice with Generations Primary Care, Hopkinsville, where he is president of the firm. He has held that position since 2010. Dr. Toms, who is board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, joins the JSMC Board by virtue of his election as president-elect of the Medical Staff by physicians on staff at the hospital. He lives in Hopkinsville.
The JSMC Board of Trustees oversees all operations of Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A Guthrie Police Officer is now at home recovering from injuries he sustained in a wreck Thursday night.
Guthrie Police Chief Keith Dwyer gave a rundown on how the incident involving Officer David Tomlinson happened on Hadensville Road just after 8pm.
Chief Dwyer says Officer Tomlinson was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The chief says the vehicle being pursued never stopped and he didn’t know if that driver even knew the officer had wrecked. Hadensville Road, also known as KY 848, turns east off U.S. 79 in southern Todd County.