City police investigated a traffic incident which left a mother and daughter injured Friday night.
The crash occurred at the terminus of the Martin Luther King Bypass at a quarter to 8 when the driver of the vehicle, 34-year old Sarah Harper of Bowling Green, turned around to give the passenger, 8-year old Riley Harper of Cadiz, a cookie, and failed to observe the stop sign at the Russellville Road end of the bypass.
The vehicle continued across U.S. 68-East and went into a field.
Officer Tommy Hoffman says both occupants were wearing seat belts and were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Police in McCracken County had to gun down a suicidal man who brandished a weapon to police yesterday morning.
A news release from KSP says the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office received the call of a suicidal man on Oriole Lane around 11am and found 50-year old Michael Lakin brandishing a handgun in a window when they arrived.
Deputy Jared Rivera backed his cruiser out of the man’s driveway and took cover behind it. Police say Lakin then came to the front door of the residence showing a gun and a sword.
Lakin was reportedly given orders to drop the weapons, but instead advanced toward Deputy Rivera’s position. The deputy fired one shot into Lakin’s torso, causing him to retreat back to the home. Lakin was taken by ambulance to a Paducah hospital and waas listed in serious condition.
Kentucky State Police have charged Lakin with third degree assault of a police officer.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a shots fired incident from overnight.
Few details were immediately available, but Sgt. Mike Platero says HPD investigated a shots fired complaint on Colonette Drive, with no one injured in the incident.
We’ll have further information with the release of the official report.
A man on a moped was injured in a wreck on Koffman Drive Saturday.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 33-year old David Parks of Hopkinsville was westbound on Koffman around 11:40 when he lost control of the moped and was thrown to the ground.
Parks told Officer Joseph Garcia that he didn’t see a speed bump in time and the impact knocked him off, though Officer Garcia writes on the report that marks on the pavement make it appear as though the incident started just before the speed bump.
Parks, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
It was a little cool, but the weather cooperated much more than was it was forecast earlier in the week for Elkton Harvest Fest Saturday.
A large crowd had already gathered on the square by mid-morning despite temperatures in the 50’s. Booths lined the sidewalks and singers entertained the crowd on the main stage.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin said it looked like this year’s festival was going to be bigger than the 2011 edition.