Two people were injured, but only one taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after a driver lost control of his car on the Christian quarry road about 20 minutes to 7 last night.
Taken to the hospital following the incident was the driver, Dustin Buckner, who is marking his 20th birthday today.
Buckner, who was buckled up along with his two passengers, told Officer Julius Catlett that he was approaching the bridge on Christian Quarry Road when he saw some pedestrians in the roadway.
He turned the steering wheel on his car sharply and hit a ditch and a wire fence.
Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, announced today that the Pennyrile Rural Eelectric Cooperative Corporation will be the recipients of a loan guarantee worth over $22,894,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development.
Congressman Whitfield says this loan will help update the electric distribution infrastructure for customers in nine counties in Kentucky and that it will also create jobs and provide an economic boost to the region.
Congressman Whitfield adds that rural communities have been hit hard during this recession, and that is why it is vitally important to have these loans available to businesses so they are able to provide a positive economic impact to the region by providing for infrastructure improvements, creating jobs and stimulating rural economies.
Congressman Whitfield says the Rural Development loan guarantee will be used to serve 2,823 consumers, build and improve 136 miles of distribution line and 109 miles of transmission line, and make other system improvements and also includes $232,800 in smart grid projects.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says scammers are always trying to come up with ways to steal hard earned money from honest citizens.
Attorney General Conway says he wants to make sure Kentucky senior citizens are armed with latest information to protect themselves against fraud and identity theft scams.
He says unsolicited callers requesting personal information for bogus hospital billing purposes, healthcare or prescription benefits, as well as lottery and sweepstakes, continue to be a major source of concern.
Conway adds that it’s never a good idea to give out personal information over the phone to a stranger or to wire money to someone who is not a trusted friend or family member.
To ensure that all senior citizens are safe from scammers, Conway suggests residents to beware of home solicitors and to keep the door closed to people they don’t recognize, research the product, service or company before they buy or contribute money and to never do business with unsolicited callers, especially if they are offering to fix credit and consolidate loans.
Two people were sent by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries after they were involved in single vehicle wreck in Hopkins County yesterday morning.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wreck on Greenville Road involving a garbage truck owned by Madisonville Disposal.
Through the course of investigation, deputies determined that 46-year old George Allen, the truck driver allowed the vehicle to drop off the right shoulder of the roadway and then attempted to steer it back onto the roadway.
Sheriff’s Deputies say as the truck re-entered the lane, the weight of the truck caused it to overturn on its side, slide across the west bound lane.
Deputies say the truck then struck an earth embankment and overturned onto its top where it came to rest.
Allen and his passenger, 44-year old Ricky Vickery were both sent to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Greenville Road was closed for about an hour while wreckers removed the truck.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man for a welfare check.
Police say they received a report that a man had requested assistance about legal issues
concerning his wife and children and that the man indicated he was discharged from the military and has PTSD.
Police say they also received information that the unknown male would appear to get angry, but would calm himself down by closing his eyes and breathing deep and was visibly shaking as he spoke.
Police were also told the unknown male has contacted various agencies for help, but to no avail and that’s why officers would like to talk to him to ensure his safety and to assist him in getting the help and advice he needs.
The man was last seen driving an older green Ford Mustang and a picture of him is posted on our Facebook page.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts are urged to contact 931-645-8477.