A Hopkinsville factory has been recognized for its efforts to improve the health of its employees.
Riken Elastomers was presented with the SHARP Certification from the state Labor Cabinet for taking extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and health of its employees.
A news release quotes Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown as saying the award recognizes companies who are committed to making safety for employees a priority and that he is delighted to recognize the Hopkinsville plant.
Riken is implementing injury prevention, safety and health awareness programs to become the 17th company in Kentucky to receive the SHARP award. Statistics show Riken only had one accident last year and none in 2010.
Riken Elastomers is a manufacturer of high performance plastics compounds for use in the automotive industry.
Three people were hospitalized following two wrecks in Calloway County last night.
The first accident happened just before 7 on U.S. 641, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police, which says 89-year old William Miller of Murray was attempting to turn left onto Flint Road and drove into the path of 31-year old Jeremy Grimes of Paducah.
Grimes was unable to stop, striking Miller’s vehicle and causing it to flip onto its top. Miller was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital, where he was treated for multiple injuries.
The later crash happened on Kentucky 94 around 10:30 when 29-year old Daniel Howard of Powderly swerved to miss a deer and ran off the road. His vehicle hit a tree, sending Howard and passenger 27-year old Jordan Randolph of Central City to Murray-Calloway County Hospital.
The Kelly Community Organization will be hosting a “Kelly Night Out” later this week to show appreciation to residents.
A news release from Frank Brown says the event will run from 5 until 8pm Friday at the Kelly Little Green Men site on Old Madisonville Road at Kelly Church Road.
Brown says there will be free Chili, Hotdogs, candy, games, prizes, music and more. He says residents can wear their costumes for additional treats.
Merchandise from Little Green Men Days will also be on sale at a discount, including t-shirts. The “night out” is to show appreciation for work that’s gone into the neighborhood watch group, the CERT team and those who helped with the Little Green Men Days festival.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes says state and federal officials are joining together to be sure the upcoming election is on the up and up.
Secretary Grimes says her Election Integrity Task Force already included the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office and now features Kentucky State Police, state party officials and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
Ms. Grimes says policing the election has to be a collaborative effort.
She says expanding the task force was necessary to keep voting as clean as possible.
Anyone who sees any type of voter fraud is encouraged to contact the fraud hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE.
A two-vehicle wreck in the parking lot of Pizza Hut yesterday afternoon sent one person to the hospital.
The incident happened around 12:10, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 25-year old Sarah Poole of Cedar Hill, Tennessee was backing out of a parking spot and hit a moving vehicle driven by 55-year old Billy Russell of Hopkinsville.
Russell’s passenger, 36-year old Mandel Ware of Hopkinsville, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Ms. Poole told police she didn’t see the vehicle behind her until it was too late.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.