Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury wreck this morning in Crittenden County.
State Police say the wreck happened on US 60, approximately nine miles east of Marion today around 10:15 a.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 58-year old John K. Elliott of Louisville was driving his pickup truck eastbound on US 60 and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
State Police say Elliott’s vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck an earth embankment, overturned and came to rest on its top.
Elliott has to be extricated from his vehicle and was transported by ambulance to Crittenden County Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.
The Christian County Board of Education is holding a meeting tonight and one of the topics to be discussed by school board members includes the status of three local schools.
School board members will be discussing the status of Lacy Elementary, North Drive Middle School and Belmont Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.
School Board Chairman, Barry Cornelius says school board members will be discussing the operational costs of the three schools.
Thanks to an anonymous tipster, the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office was able to apprehend a fugitive wanted in several states.
After 4 hours of surveillance, Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday were able to locate 34-year old Brian Burton of Cadiz, who was taken into custody without incident.
Burton had arrests warrants out of New Madrid County, Missouri and Scott County Missouri, Dekalb County, Illinois and in Trigg County.
Burton is wanted in Trigg County for failure to appear, failure to comply and non payment of a fine, while in Missouri is he is wanted for felony non support, felony theft and probation violation and he is wanted in Illinois for vehicle theft, conspiracy and failure to appear.
Burton remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A former Screaming Eagle and Season 13 Dancing with the Stars champion will be returning to Fort Campbell this week.
J.R. Martinez will sign hundreds of copies of his book, Full of Heart Friday morning at the local post’s AAFES Main Exchange.
Full of Heart, which was written by Martinez, tells the former Screaming Eagle’s entire story of survival after being burned over 30 percent of his body when he was trapped inside his vehicle, which was hit by an IED while his unit was on patrol in Iraq in 2003.
A Hopkinsville resident is in New York this week assisting residents there devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Matt Westerfield says he’s carrying on the legacy of his late father Tom by joining the relief effort of the Southern Baptist Convention in Queens, New York. He says he drove a shower truck to New York to give volunteers a place to do laundry and to take a shower.
Westerfield and the group he’s with are also preparing hot meals each day for those impacted by the storm.
Westerfield says anyone wanting to help can donate to the Christian County Baptist Association with “disaster relief” noted in the memo section of the check. You can also send the check to the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville or you can contact that agency about volunteering your own time to go where help is needed.
Matt Westerfield concluded his interview by congratulating his brother Whitney for his election to the 3rd District State Senate seat.