No one was injured early this morning when a liquid nitrogen tanker truck caught fire on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.
A news release from CPD Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the incident happened around 6:15 near the Center Pointe Road intersection. The empty tanker caught on fire and was quickly put out by the Clarksville Fire Department.
The tractor received no damage and the driver was able to get away unharmed, with the reason for the blaze still under investigation. Initial responders believed the brakes on the tanker could have been a factor.
Wilma Rudolph Boulevard was closed in that area for about an hour.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released its most recent graduation rate statistics, which shows improvement in the Christian County School System.
The numbers show improvements from 2010 to 2011 at Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools, with district spokesperson Heather Aubin giving the rundown on the school system as a whole.
The individual schools each saw double-digit percentage point improvements in graduation rate during the last year of former Superintendent Brady Link’s term. Ms. Aubin says Hopkinsville is above state average and Christian County is very close.
82-percent of students who began the 2006-2007 school year as a freshman at Hopkinsville received a diploma or GED from somewhere by the end of last school year and the number was 77-percent at Christian County High.
Ms. Aubin says the positive numbers are another step toward an overall goal of graduating all students.
School will be back in session in Christian County August 15th.
Over 2-thousand dollars worth of automotive items are missing from a Cave Street residence, with no suspects listed on the report filed with sheriff's officials yesterday.
Daniel Hodge, Jr. of 454 Cave Street says the items which included two batteries, two radiators, a catalytic converter, 10 steel wheels, and two 22 horsepower lawn mower motors, were taken sometime around the end of last month.
Estimated combined value is $2,072, according to the report completed by Deputy Brandon Hawkins.
A wreck involving an ambulance in Elkton this afternoon sent four people to the hospital for minor injuries.
The incident happened around 3pm according to Elkton Police Officer Milton Burke, who says a female driver of a silver PT Cruiser was northbound on South Streets Avenue and drove into the West Main St intersection and into the path of an oncoming ambulance.
The driver and passenger in the car and driver and passenger in the ambulance were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Todd County Ambulance Service Director Locky Beasley said his crew, EMT’s Jason Heltsley and Jared Southerland, were taken to Logan Memorial Hospital. Elkton Police declined to immediately release the names of the people injured in the car, who were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Montgomery County officials have selected a local man as the county’s newest Director of Animal Control.
Officials announced today that Tim Clifton has been selected as the Director of Animal Control after serving in that capacity on a interim basis for the past month.
Officials say Clifton most recently served as the School Resource Officer Supervisor at the Sheriff’s Office.
Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers says his law enforcement experience will serve the department well as they continue to educate the community on animal welfare laws and regulations, as well as when they have to work cases through the court system.