After fighting an illness for several months that required him to take time away from the job, word came Sunday afternoon that Montgomery County Sheriff Norman Lewis, Jr. had passed away.
He had recently undergone stem cell treatments in Houston and was serving in this third term as Sheriff.
Lewis had previously worked with the Tennessee Highway Patrol before being elected. A news release from Montgomery County Government says arrangements are incomplete at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.
The members of the Sheriff’s Office are requesting the prayers of area residents for the Lewis family and for the department as it goes through this difficult time.
Two people were injured in separate wrecks at the Ham Festival in Cadiz Sunday, with rain a contributing factor in one incident.
The first happened around 11:30 on Brown Street when 19-year old Lauren Kalomiris of Crystal Lake, Illinois was northbound. When she applied her brakes, her car didn’t stop on the wet pavement and rear-ended a vehicle driven by 38-year old Antionette Mayes of Cadiz.
A passenger in the Mayes vehicle, 14-year old Jakashea Martin of Cadiz, was transported to Trigg County Hospital for a possible back injury.
The second accident happened around 3:30 on Hamilton Street. A car driven by 26-year old Patricia Johnson of Cadiz was northbound and was passing through the intersection of Main Street.
The intersection was being controlled by the National Guard as part of the Ham Festival.
A guardsman waived Johnson to proceed through the intersection, but two female juveniles, ages 12 and 14, crossed the street behind the guardsman. Johnson’s vehicle struck the 14-year-old juvenile with the front fender of her car.
The juvenile was knocked to the ground and was taken to Trigg County Hospital with a leg injury.
Cadiz Police estimate 30-thousand people attended this year’s Ham Festival.
A young woman was injured and later arrested after an incident on Fort Campbell Boulevard yesterday afternoon.
A Kentucky State Trooper pulled over a vehicle near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center just before 1pm for a traffic stop and that’s when a 20-year old female got out and attempted to run away.
She ran into traffic and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, knocking her to the pavement. The woman was alert and breathing when an ambulance arrived and she was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
KSP hasn’t yet released details regarding her identity or what charges she is facing.
A vehicle versus bicycle wreck at First and Main yesterday morning injured the biker.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened around 11am when 75-year old Clendon Ezell of Hopkinsville had the green light and was attempting to turn right off First onto Main.
Headed the wrong direction on the one-way street was 39-year old William Paul of Hopkinsville, who ran into Ezell’s vehicle, throwing him from the bicycle.
Paul was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for pain to the lower leg.
More details are now known about the wreck at a local convenience store Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed through the front window.
The incident happened around 4:45 at the MaxFuel Express at West 7th and North Drive, with the Hopkinsville Police report listing 39-year old Amy Koontz of Hopkinsville as the driver.
Ms. Koontz told officers that she recently had surgery on her leg and that pins and plates are holding it together. She said when she attempted to stop at the gas station, her leg wasn’t strong enough to press down the brake and her 1998 Ford Expedition crashed all the way through the window and into the building.
No one was injured in the incident, though there were customers and employees inside.
Ms. Koontz was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to present a valid drivers license.