A two-vehicle wreck at Dawson Springs Road and the Bypass last night injured four people.
The incident happened around 10:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police. Witnesses on the scene told officers that 16-year old Victoria Ramos of Hopkinsville ran a red light on the 1682 Bypass as she was southbound through the intersection, hitting a vehicle driven by 25-year old Donovan Dame of Hopkinsville in the side.
Dame said he had a yellow light on Dawson Road, while Ms. Ramos disputed the witness claims and said her light was green. Three of Dame’s passengers, 20-year old Olivia Calhoun of Cadiz, 20-year old Meredith Scruggs of Hopkinsville and 25-year old Stewart Haberlock of Hopkinsville were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. All three were not wearing seat belts.
A passenger in the Ramos car, 18-year old Cody Boyd of Hopkinsville, was also taken to Jennie Stuart. Boyd was buckled in at the time of the wreck, according to the police report.
It’s not uncommon for one counterfeit twenty-dollar bill to be passed at a store in Hopkinsville, but a significantly larger quantity of fake cash was utilized at a convenience store Friday afternoon.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating after a suspect named on the report allegedly passed 30 twenty-dollar bills at the Kangaroo Mart on Russellville Road. Little other information is given and the incident is being investigated as a forgery and theft by deception case.
Trigg Co. Sheriff's Sgt. Jimmy Godair is seen with "Kilo"/photo from TCSO Facebook page
Three Iowa residents were arrested in Cadiz on drug charges yesterday afternoon, thanks to some help from the new Trigg County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit.
Cadiz Police Sgt. Chad Grace pulled over 48-year old Scott Waters of Mount Pleasant, Iowa on U.S. 68-80 around 4pm for allegedly driving in a careless manner, according to a news release.
Waters could not produce an insurance card and Sgt. Grace called for backup from Trigg County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Godair and K9 “Kilo.” The dog hit on the car and police say they found a plastic canister under the hood near the car battery containing a small baggie of marijuana, homemade pipes commonly used to smoke narcotics, a homemade pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine with residue in it and a baggie containing an anti-biotic.
Waters and his two passengers—26-year old Sarah Balchunas of Mount Pleasant, Iowa and 42-year old Gregory Riderknecht of What Cheer, Iowa—were all arrested on several drug possession charges when none would take ownership of the items.
They were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Hopkinsville man is on a special mission and is in need of community support to reach his goal.
Michael Venable is raising money to go towards an organization called Ordinary Hero and he says after the passing of his wife, Beth, he felt it was important to continue her passion in helping young children find their forever homes.
Venable says even though his wife passed away, he feels she is always with him in spirit and he believes she would be thrilled to know that so many people have already shown their love and support by donating money to his cause.
The Department of Defense recently announced the deployment of roughly 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in the coming months to Afghanistan.
The 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, which is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor will be among those units to deploy to the war-torn country.