The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a deceased female was found on railroad tracks near Mortons Gap yesterday.
A news release says a CSX train crew reported an unresponsive female on the tracks near Ed Brackett Lane near Mortons Gap. Deputy Jamie Lampton went to the scene and Coroner Dennis Mayfield pronounced 36-year old Lisa Sullivan of Madisonville dead at the scene.
An autopsy was scheduled to determine Ms. Sullivan’s cause of death. The incident is currently listed only as a “death investigation,” according to Detective Will Coursey.
A wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard last night injured a Todd County woman.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 18-year old Whitney Franklin of Hopkinsville was leaving the parking lot of Godfathers Pizza around 9:30 and turned left onto Fort Campbell Boulevard and into the path of 29-year old Amanda Willis of Elkton.
Ms. Willis attempted to swerve to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so. Ms. Willis was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while Ms. Franklin went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its annual Festival of Trees tonight with hundreds of residents showing up to marvel at the ornately decorated trees at the A.W. Watts Senior Center.
Each tree was decorated and then donated by area businesses and organizations with Yasamin Ausenbaugh with the local Chamber of Commerce announcing the winners of this year’s tree decoration competition.
Hopkinsville Middle School received the Most Original Theme distinction, while MidWest America Federal Credit Union received Best in Decoration, while Sinking Fork Elementary School received the Best in Show title.
First time attendee Katie Collins of Hopkinsville says she was amazed how well each tree was decorated.
This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the Festival of Trees with residents able to view the trees until Sunday, December 16th.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently held its annual Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony in Louisville.
The event, which took place on Wednesday December 5th, honored 197 officers from 164 law enforcement agencies from across the state.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Cory Hamby of Marion was recognized for making 67 impaired driving arrests from October 1st, 2011 through September 30th, 2012.
Trooper Hamby was presented the award by Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director, Bill Bell.
Despite the chilled temperature and rain early this morning, Fort Campbell soldiers successfully completed another live-fire exercise.
Over 100 soldiers assigned to Echo Troop, 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment completed a two-day team live-fire exercise.
The exercise featured a mock mission to fire on enemy forces and included several four member teams that were also tasked to maneuver through enemy territory.
Captain Charles Ashcraft assigned to Echo Troop spoke about the kinds of weapons that were used in the exercise.