A single-vehicle fatality occurred this afternoon with Kentucky State Police responding to the scene in Hopkins County.
According to State Police, 42-year old Timothy Parris of Manitou, Kentucky was driving westbound on KY 630 when his vehicle crossed both lanes of travel, exited the eastbound side of the roadway and hit a tree.
A preliminary investigation indicates Parris was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Hopkins County Deputy Coroner Wayne Burton pronounced Parris dead at the scene.
The Manitou Volunteer Fire Department, Medical Center Ambulance Service and the Hopkins County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.
Driving an all terrain vehicle may sound simple enough, but during combat, operating a large vehicle can get tricky and Fort Campbell soldiers need to know how to get out of a dangerous situation as quickly and as safely as possible.
This week wraps up another live-fire exercise for the soldiers assigned to the unit and Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says soldiers have been conducting convoy missions to prepare themselves for the rugged terrain of Afghanistan.
For several months now, soldiers assigned to the 1-32 Cavalry Regiment have undergone rigorous training to test their strengths and weaknesses when handling weapons in various scenarios, but Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says conducting a successful mission depends on the readiness of each soldier.
Next month, the soldiers will once again pack up their gear and head to Fort Carson, Colorado where they are expected to conduct missions in a higher altitude and in a landscape similar to Afghanistan’s rocky and mountainous terrain.
Officials with the Pennyroyal Area Museum will be hosting their 20th annual Edgar Cayce Seminar this weekend.
Museum Director Alissa Keller says hundreds of people each year flock to Hopkinsville to learn about Cayce, who lived decades ago.
According to Keller, Cayce had a special gift that when he was in a self-induced trance, he was able to predict the future and heal people that he never met.
Throughout his life, Keller says Hopkinsville’s sleeping prophet reportedly made thousands of predictions concerning topics like war, relationships and health.
Each month, museum officials host several events and feature different exhibits, but Keller says the Cayce seminar is an event that residents should attend at least once in their lifetime.
The seminar is scheduled to take place Friday and will conclude on Saturday. For more information about this event, contact the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 270-887-4270.
A cruelty to animals investigation is underway in Clarksville after a dog returned home with a knife wound recently.
The dog’s owner, 70-year old Davis Walker Harris of Morningside Drive, Clarksville told police that his dog came inside with a large cut across its back. Harris immediately took the animal to a veterinarian, who said the laceration was consistent with a knife wound.
Police say the cut was so severe the dog needed sutures across its back. No suspects are listed on the report.
A juvenile female is in Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being attacked by a dog in Clarksville yesterday.
The report from Clarksville Police says the incident happened between 6 and 6:25am near 1877 Pardue Ct.
The report says Taylor Anderson was playing with a friend at 310 Hilldale Lane in Clarksville when a pit bull mix belonging to the friend’s father—32-year old Justin Bryant—somehow escaped its kennel and attacked the young girl. The report says there are conflicting stories about whether the boy who was playing with the victim may have let the dog go free.
Anderson was taken to Gateway Medical Center and later transferred to Vanderbilt for her injuries. Animal Control was contacted and told Bryant to keep the dog in its pin and that they would follow up.
The dog was up to date on all of its vaccinations.