A single-vehicle wreck on I-24 near Oak Grove Monday morning injured a Clarksville woman.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 26-year old Tara Baird of Clarksville was westbound on I-24 just before 8am when she hydroplaned on the wet pavement and lost control of her car.
The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, causing it to overturn several times. Ms. Baird was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say she was wearing her seatbelt.
A man who spent nearly four decades at Pennyrile Rural Electric in various capacities, including General Manager, passed away over the weekend at the age of 88.
John Bell Mason retired as General Manager of Pennyrile Electric in 1986 after spending 37 years at the utility.
He became the General Manager in 1977 and spent the last nine years of his career at Pennyrile in that capacity. Current Pennyrile General Manager Eston Glover says Mason was a people person who related well to his employees.
Mason was able to impact the cooperative in nearly every way possible in his different jobs and Glover says he moved Pennyrile in the right direction the whole time.
Mason also served on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Public Power Association Board for the last two years of his career at Pennyrile. Funeral Services are set for Thursday morning at 10 O’clock at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
A group of local state lawmakers will be headed to Frankfort tomorrow for a meeting that could have some impact on how re-districting will go in the Kentucky General Assembly this year.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett says the Western Kentucky Caucus in the house will convene and talk over proposals for new boundaries.
Representative Dossett says very little input was allowed from most lawmakers last year when the bills passed in both chambers were deemed unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
In its decision, the Supreme Court laid out specific parameters for what is and what is not acceptable for re-districting and Dossett says that should make the process easier this time around.
Governor Steve Beshear has said he would prefer the matter to be taken up in a special session, but it appears lawmakers will at least try to get it done during the regular 30-day session that resumes next week.
A Pleasant View, Tennessee woman was cited into court after allegedly attempting and failing at a crafty scam at Wal-Mart in Clarksville Saturday.
The report says 43-year old Mary Brink Lobato of Pleasant View filled up two shopping carts with almost 70 items each including motor oil, light bulbs, paper plates and leg warmers at the Wilma Rudolph Boulevard store.
Wal-Mart security alleged that Lobato paid for one of the carts and took that cart to her vehicle around 9pm. She then allegedly came back into the store with her receipt and attempted to walk out the door with the second cart and her receipt from the earlier transaction.
An employee stopped her at the door and she was cited into court by Officer Chris Eley.
Officials with the Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority say not to be alarmed if you see water gushing out of a fire hydrant in the city this week.
A news release from the utility says they are beginning their city wide fire hydrant flushing and maintenance program this week. HWEA staff will systematically flush hydrants Monday through Friday each week, weather permitting.
Anyone with questions about the program can call HWEA at 887-4246.