A wreck involving a tractor-trailer on East 9th Street yesterday afternoon injured two local residents.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 55-year old Gary Peel of Martinsville, Indiana was attempting to turn left onto Skyline Drive just before 3pm and 58-year old Vicki Whitney of Hopkinsville had a green light going straight ahead.
Peel failed to yield the right of way and turned and struck the left side of Ms. Whitney’s vehicle in the intersection. Ms. Whitney and her passenger, 48-year old Penny Quarles of Hopkinsville, were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Peel was not hurt in the incident.
The 11th annual Kentucky New Era and Rotary Regional Academic All-Star Team awards and recognition ceremony took place tonight and was held at Hopkinsville Community College.
About 104 students from area middle and high schools were recognized for their academic achievements during the ceremony.
The guest speaker of the event was Hopkinsville native, Raymond Burse, who earned a degree from Centre College and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England and later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Burse offered words of encouragement and stressed the importance of getting an education to hundreds of area students and their families.
Burse also stated that without an education, an individual would struggle throughout life.
The Academic All-Stars Awards ceremony recognizes area middle and high school students for their academic excellence with program, which first began in 2003, recognizing about 1,000 students with over $100,000 in scholarships.
Kentucky law makers say a historic meeting reviving the long-dormant Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, along with a bi-partisan group of legislators, stood before Kentuckians back in August and promised to move the industrial hemp initiative forward.
Senator Paul was quoted as saying that Kentucky needs jobs and that everybody says they are for job creation, supporting industrial hemp is their chance to prove it.
According to Paul, industrial hemp could create thousands of production and manufacturing jobs and that the Commonwealth has the opportunity to be first in line for them.
Tomorrow’s meeting will include a special presentation by staff members from Senator Paul’s office and a representative of Vote Hemp, a leading industrial hemp advocacy group.
The commission is expected to take up issues such as potential legislation, educational and public outreach efforts, and infrastructure issues related to hemp.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle wreck late Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says Marcella Simmons of Cadiz was driving North on Will Jackson Road when she swerved to miss a deer, causing her vehicle to overcorrect, run off the left side of the roadway and overturn.
Simmons was transported by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital for treatment of injuries.
The Postal Service has announced the reduced hour schedules that will go into effect for four local offices in the coming months.
U.S.P.S. spokesman David Walton says Pembroke will transition to a 9am to 3:30pm schedule with a built in lunch from 12 until 12:30. Saturday hours will be 8 until 10:45.
Herndon’s Post Office will be open weekdays from 9 until 1 and on Saturday from 9 until 11. Trenton will go to a four-hour schedule on weekdays—open from 9:30 until 4 with a closure for lunch from 1 until 1:30. Saturday hours will be 10:30 to 12:30.
Fairview’s post office will only be open two hours—11 until 1pm—Monday through Saturday.
The verdict is still out on whether more post offices in the area will see a reduction in hours.