A Cadiz man who was only facing a speeding ticket went to jail Friday morning after he allegedly ran from police.
The arrest card for 46-year old James Acree of Cadiz says Hopkinsville Police clocked him going 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on Cadiz Road. When Officer Ray Beard attempted to pull him over, Acree allegedly kept going until he abandoned his vehicle on foot in the parking lot at the Woodshed.
Police used a K9 unit to track his scent to the Copper Still, but he was not there. Thirty minutes later, Acree was arrested when he reportedly returned to his vehicle to retrieve it from the parking lot.
Acree was charged with speeding and fleeing from police and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Crofton fire-fighters responded to a mysterious vehicle fire early this morning.
The call went out around 5am for a car off the road near a field engulfed in flames near 11550 Crofton-Macedonia Road.
Members of the Crofton Volunteer Fire Department responded and had the blaze out in relatively short order, with no one found in or near the vehicle. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
The car had a Kentucky license plate.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a wreck on West 7th Street Friday evening.
The incident happened around 6:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 42-year old Michael Canady of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic near the area of the Dodge Store when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 59-year old Ralph Meador of Herndon.
Meader reportedly told police he didn’t notice that traffic was stopped in time to avoid a collision.
Canady and his passengers—50-year old Kevin Thompson of Hopkinsville and Douglas Hopewell of Virginia—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Christian County Relay for Life organization still has a little work to do to meet its overall fundraising goal this year, but there’s still time to do it in.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson told WHOP’s Jim Love early Saturday morning that $126,046 had been raised at the conclusion of the Relay, not far from the goal of $130,000.
Ms. Johnson says that’s okay, because the deadline to meet that benchmark is August 31st and she believes they will get there.
As previously reported, the local relay groups raise money all year long—so working into the summer to help find a cure for cancer shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary for the groups.
Ms. Johnson said $96,000 had already been raised before the opening ceremonies of Friday night’s event at the Stadium of Champions—which drew a great crowd on an unusually cool June evening.
Hundreds of supporters and cancer survivors attended the 20th annual Relay for Life fundraiser that kicked-off tonight and will conclude Saturday morning.
Relay for Life Chair Ashley Johnson says she was astounded to see how many supporters and cancer survivors showed up for the fundraiser.