Kentucky State Police investigated a single-fatality wreck in Livingston County this morning and identified the victim as 51-year old Cynthia L. Felts of Paducah.
State Police say Ms. Felts was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, which they say happened around 5:30 a.m. on US 60 approximately two miles east of Ledbetter.
State Police say preliminary investigation shows Ms. Felts was driving west on US 60 when her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason and traveled about 200 feet off the roadway overturning and striking a utility pole.
Ms. Ledbetter, who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Livingston County Coroner.
State Police say speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.
The Livingston County EMS, Livingston County Coroner’s Office, and the Ledbetter Fire Department also provided assistance at the scene.
The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is now open and officials are inviting visitors to enjoy the popular walk-through event through Saturday, January 5th.
Officials say the light display will be available from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Throughout the event, there will be several weekend family-friendly activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Registration is now underway for the City of Clarksville’s first ever Youth Dodgeball League.
Registration is going on now through December 21st with participants able to register at the Parks and Recreation Main Office as well as online.
The six-week Youth Dodgeball League is open to 6 to 17-year olds and is free to participate.
Games will be played at the Crow Community Center on Friday evenings starting January 11th, with a pre-league meeting held January 4th for all players to go over rules and teams.
For more information about the City of Clarksville’s Youth Dodgeball League, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931-645-7476.
Officials with Austin Peay State University announced today that active duty and military veteran students who graduate from the local university in December will receive a APSU military coin in addition to their diplomas.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 12th in the Music/Mass Communication Building Mabry Concert Hall.
The military service members and veterans receiving the coin will graduate from APSU on Friday, December 14th.
The guest speaker for the coin presentation ceremony will be the Director of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virgina, Brigadier General Robin Mealer.
Officials say APSU created its own coin to honor military students and veterans with the coin described as an antique bronze color coin finished with black enamel.
The first set was cast in 2011.
Kentucky has received a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide long-term recovery assistance to residents of the Kentucky counties hit hardest by the March tornadoes.
Governor Steve Beshear stated “Our statewide efforts to help these communities recover have included a wide range of activities from clearing debris to rebuilding local infrastructure.
The grant will provide long-term recovery disaster case management services to residents of Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe counties.
Services will be available for 18 months with the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, housed within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to administer the grant.
For more information, contact the Department for Aging and Independent Living at 502-564-6930.