An Indiana man was jailed on multiple traffic-related offenses Thursday evening after being apprehended more than 10 miles from where he attempted to hit another vehicle with his own.
30-year old Ryan Henkel of Route One, Greenfield, Indiana, told Sheriff's Deputy Scott Noisworthy that he passed a vehicle on the right near the 23 mile marker on the Pennyrile Parkway about 5:30 Thursday evening.
He said he was attempting to hit the other vehicle, whose driver contacted police and maintained contact with Henkel until Deputy Noisworthy made the traffic stop at the 9 mile marker on the parkway.
The arrest card carries charges of wanton endangerment, failure to stop and render aid or assistance, DUI, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in Henkel's vehicle.
Henkel refused a breath test after failing ''field sobriety'' tests administered by Noisworthy.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be making stops in Christian and Todd Counties tomorrow.
Senator Paul will be at the Pennyroyal Veterans’ Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 on Boales Street tomorrow morning, as will several other elected officials.
Officials from local, state and federal governments are expected to speak at the much-anticipated occasion—as the state of the art facility will provide much needed housing to needy veterans in the area until they can get back on their feet.
Following that event, Senator Paul will head to Elkton for a Economic Development Roundtable at the Todd County Board of Education on Airport Road. That event is set to begin at noon and is expected to last about two hours.
Inspectors who went below water to look at the piers holding up the remainder of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge say they found no significant damage.
A news release from the Highway Department says the four-person dive team used high-resolution acoustic imaging equipment to check for impact damage and also to map the channel bottom around each pier.
The lengthy inspection turned up nothing which would prevent the state with going forward with drilling a new temporary pier and replacing the missing section with a temporary span.
Officials acknowledge it will take several months and some say over a year to get that job done, but it is the quickest option to get traffic across Kentucky Lake on a bridge.
The very early stages of work to build two new bridges is underway, but is several years away from completion.
Governor Steve Beshear announced the state’s intention to use some type of ferry service in his visit to the site earlier in the week, though that would only take a small portion of the vehicles that normally travel U.S. 68-80 on an average day at that point across the water.
Local state legislators addressed the topic on this week’s legislative program, with State Senator Joey Pendleton saying he’d rather see the state expedite the process of building the new bridges as soon as possible and using a ferry or two ferries in the meantime.
Representative John Tilley says the bridge outage is causing some severe problems for commuters who used the structure to get to and from work and school.
Representative Myron Dossett serves on the House Tourism Committee and says the outage will have its ill-effects on Land Between the Lakes.
You can hear the entire Legislative Program Sunday morning at 9 on Lite 98.7.
A Hopkinsville man was indicted on buglary charges by the Christian County Grand Jury today.
Facing one count of 2nd degree burglary is 52-year old Gregory Gee of Parklawn Court, with Gee accused of breaking into a home on that same street on December 1st.
Two men accused of bringing drugs into the Christian County Jail—26-year old James Batterton of Rockcastle and 21-year old Paris Thomas of Paducah—were indicted on promoting contraband charges.
Batterton is accused of bringing in cocaine and Thomas allegedly brought in the synthetic marijuana known as K4.
A vehicle versus tree wreck in Tiny Town Road in Clarksville early this morning sent the driver to a Nashville Hospital.
The incident happened around 4:45, according to a news release from Clarksville Police, which says a man identified only as Dylan Duncan was westbound and lost control of his vehicle.
Duncan went over a curb, into the grass and struck a tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt and had to be taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.