A single vehicle crash on U.S. 68 in Trigg County yesterday afternoon sent an elderly woman to the Trigg County Hospital.
Injured in the 4 p.m. mishap was 79-year old Diana Wales of Cadiz, who was wearing her seat belt when her car left 68 near its intersection with Kentucky 272 and struck a tree.
Ms. Wales was wearing her seat belt, according to the report from State Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard.
A Muhlenberg County man was charged with a drug offense by Kentucky State Police after a search warrant was served at a residence on the Locketown road in Muhlenberg County yesterday afternoon.
Charged with trafficking marijuana after an investigation at 968 Locketown Road was 67-year old Robert L. Oldham, with the news release from the Madisonville post noting that officers from the state police drug enforcement special investigations unit west assisted.
Though many years have past since D-Day took place, the stories and legacies of soldiers who served in World War II are being remembered and honored by today’s soldiers through espirit de corps.
1-32nd Cavalry Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says he is proud to be a part of a unit that helped end World War II.
Kentucky State Police report that distracted driving is the number one cause of crashes in the Commonwealth and often times has deadly consequences.
KSP Spokesman Stu Recke says safe driving should be the main focus for all motorists.
In an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities on state roadways, state troopers will be educating the public about their Operation Blue Lights summer campaign which aims to educate the public about common unsafe driving behaviors.
The campaign is expected to last through the fall.
Today marks the 68th anniversary of D-Day, which was instrumental in ending World War II in Europe.
Commemorations of the day were held across the free world—as much of that freedom wouldn’t be had if not for the 160-thousand troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944.
The war was of course not won based solely on that one operation, though it is almost unanimously looked to as the breaking point in Europe that gave the allied forces the permanent upper-hand.
Local World War II veteran Wesley “Tag” Mabry spoke at last week’s Memorial Day commemoration at Riverside Cemetery and said serving his country was the greatest honor he’s ever received.
It took the soldiers who fought in Europe, Asia and elsewhere in the world to retain and reacquire freedom for so many millions in the world and Mabry said many of those soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice for ultimate victory.
An estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or injured on D-Day, but 100,000 began their march across Europe to defeat Hitler. In all, over 60 million lives were lost across the globe in World War II—nearly 2.5 percent of the entire world’s population. It was and remains the world’s deadliest war.