A two vehicle crash on Coleman Street late yesterday morning sent a motorcycle rider to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Injured in the accident which occurred about 15 minutes before noon on Coleman between 17th and 18th Street was 55-year old James Wallace, whose address, including the city, was marked out on the report.
Wallace was traveling on Coleman when a vehicle driven by 15-year old Susan Powell, whose address was also marked out, exited from behind a building and struck the bike.
There is no mention of Ms. Powell being ticketed for driving underage.
Mitt Romney's pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination is getting the support of the son of a man who challenged his father for that nomination.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he is endorsing Romney's bid to become president.
His father Ron, a Texas congressman, had waged an unsuccessful yet attention getting bid to land the nomination. Senator Rand Paul says Romney is in lock step with his father on several issues, including the need to audit the Federal Reserve. The Kentucky senator also says Romney shares his father's belief that there's a need for a balanced approach to government regulations.
The younger Paul adds that the energy industry has over nine million jobs and those jobs should not be outsourced. He says he is urging that industry in the U.S. to produce more oil and gas to reduce the country's dependency on foreign oil.
Hundreds of local officials and business leaders attended tonight’s 124th Christian County Chamber of Commerce dinner.
The theme for this year’s dinner was Entrepreneurs: Paving the Road to Success with local historianWill Turner as the keynote speaker.
Turner spoke about various entrepreneurs and how they made an impact on the community with their generous donations and contributions over the years, including how Jennie Stuart Medical Center received its namesake.
Turner also spoke about WHOP radio personality Colonel Dink Embry and how listeners tuned in to hear him make jokes and talk about local events.
Following Turner’s remarks, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp presented Demetria Choice, Don Henderson, David Ptaszek, Will Turner and members of the 2012 Diversity Conference Planning Team with the Make Your Mark award.
Meanwhile, Kevin Meacham received the Young Professional of the Year award, Dustin Gilbert was awarded the Bob Kelso Diplomat of the Year award and Tangy Roots was presented with the E-12 Business Start-up award.
The annual dinner was held at Bruce Convention Center.
The Christian County Board of Education had no comment to say after being in closed session for nearly three hours tonight to discuss hiring Superintendent Brady Link’s replacement.
During closed session, board members met with Madison County Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer Marvin Welch, who is the only candidate named to be in the running to become the next superintendent of the Christian County Public Schools.
Upon conclusion of the closed session, Board Chairman Barry Cornelius had no comment to say about whether or not Welch was offered the position.
Prior to tonight’s meeting, Welch met with various community leaders this morning during a breakfast at the Christian County Chamber of Commerce and told attendees that Christian and Madison Counties had several traits in common.
Welch says even though Christian County is more diverse than Madison County, he feels he’s equipped to help students of all backgrounds succeed and help this area continue to overcome the achievement gap.
Welch is among 15 candidates to apply for the superintendent position.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a possible home invasion that took place late tonight.
Police say they received a call around 10:30 p.m. about the incident and found the male victim at his 513 Linda Drive residence suffering from severe head injuries.
Police say unknown suspects who wore masks attacked the victim and fled the scene in a silver or gray Taurus.
The victim’s name was not released and additional information about the possible home invasion has not been provided at this time.
Stay tuned to WHOP for more details as it becomes available.