Law enforcement agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee continue to look for traffic violators and especially drunk drivers.
The Clarksville Police Department concluded their impaired driving saturation patrol, which took place over the weekend and Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the department conducted another successful mission in taking drunk drivers off the roadways.
As a result of the increased enforcement, Clarksville Police made four DUI arrests and arrested two people for two reckless driving, three people for public intoxication, two people for resisting arrest and three juveniles for consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 and cited 45 people for speeding.
The impaired driving saturation patrol was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in seven separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, September 10th through Sunday.
State Police say five of the victims were traveling in passenger vehicles and three were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality crashes occurred in Jefferson, Larue, Mason, Perry and Warren Counties.
Police say a fatality was the result of a motorcycle wreck in Todd County and a pedestrian was killed in Henderson County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 508 people have died on Kentucky roadways this year, which is one less than what was reported for the same time period last year.
The man critically injured in a tractor accident next to Pembroke Road last week has died from his injuries.
Officials say 40-year old Grady Givens of Fairview, Tennessee died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained last Wednesday afternoon near the intersection with Salubria Springs Road.
Givens owned Double-G Mowing, which was contracted by the Kentucky Transportation Department to mow the right of way. The Highway Department says Givens was talking to a man operating a tractor when he either tripped or fell beneath a tractor as it drove past where he was standing.
A member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department did CPR to save his life on the scene and he was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be stabilized before being flown to Vanderbilt.
Only two TVA Megasites are left unsold in the region, including the Hopkinsville location, but officials are still optimistic for its future.
The Tennessee Valley Authority designated seven sites as ready for major development several years ago, saying they had the necessary infrastructure to support a large industry.
Out of those seven, only the Hopkinsville site and West Tennessee site remain vacant. Hopkinsville-Christian County Economic Development Council Director Mitch Robinson says he believes that will change when the economy improves.
Robinson says his office will continue to market the site along with TVA to one day bring much-needed jobs to the area.
The TVA Megasite in Clarksville was sold several years ago to Hemlock Semiconductor, which continues the construction process. Toyota and Volkswagen were among the other major corporations which purchased Megasites.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dawson Springs Road man Monday evening for allegedly raping and molesting two teen girls.
The arrest warrant for 62-year old Myron Parker of Dawson Springs Road, Crofton says he allegedly began forcing the girls into sexual conduct with him in April and it continued into this month.
The alleged conduct happened no less than seven times, with Parker accused of threatening to harm the victims if they told anyone.
Parker is charged with three counts of rape and 14 counts each of sodomy and sexual abuse. He is lodged in the Christian County Jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.