A vehicle versus deer wreck on I-24 Friday night sent the driver to a Nashville Hospital.
Kentucky State Police say 56-year old Loutiscia Moran of Franklin, Tennessee was eastbound near mile-marker 73—which is just east of the Trigg County line around 8pm. A deer ran out in front of Ms. Moran and she was unable to avoid hitting him.
The deer crashed through the top part of the windshield and roof, according to the news release, which says Ms. Moran was taken by Air Evac Helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A Clarksville phlebotomist was arrested late last week on charges she intentionally stabbed her husband with a contaminated needle.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the 35-year old male victim told officers he and his wife, 34-year old Nakesha Eastland, were in an argument on April 27th.
He said that’s when Eastland stuck him with a needle in the left arm, drawing blood. The victim said he didn’t actually see the item used to stab him, but thought it was something like a needle or lancet.
When he asked her what she did, Eastland allegedly said he would now have Hepatitis C. The victim didn’t initially think she was serious, but Ms. Eastland told the same story to him again May 17th. The victim believed she had the capability of getting a contaminated needle with her profession being phlebotomy.
When interviewed by police, Eastland admitted to stabbing him with a needle, but reportedly said it was a clean one and said he put his hands on her first.
Eastland turned herself into police and was charged with aggravated assault.
The Memorial Day weekend got off to a deadly start in Clarksville, where a mysterious motorcycle wreck claimed the life of the rider.
A news release from Clarksville Police says a 30-year old man was found in the middle of the road barely breathing around 3am Saturday morning near the 1700 block of Autumnwood Blvd.
The man was taken to Gateway Medical Center, where he would die from his injuries later in the morning. Police say it appears the victim had been westbound on Hazelwood Road when he ran off the right side of the road and drove into a yard before becoming unseated from his bike and thrown onto Autumnwood.
There were no witnesses to the incident so police do not know what time the incident happened or how long the victim had been lying on the road before the passing motorist found him. Police have identified the victim, but have not released his name, pending family notification.
Longtime WHOP newsman and retired News Director Jim Love looks on as Judge John Atkins honors him at a dinner Friday evening.
A dinner was held Friday evening to honor a figure well known to WHOP News listeners.
Current Saturday morning newsman and retired WHOP News Director Jim Love was honored at the War Memorial Building for forty years of service to the community through his broadcasting and other endeavors in the community, with many long-time friends taking the opportunity to thank him.
Among those was State Senator Joey Pendleton, who praised Love for his career and for always putting his personal opinions to the side to cover every story fairly during his long and celebrated tenure.
Retired Hopkinsville Police officer and former Hopkinsville Mayor Rich Liebe praised Love not only for his time as a broadcaster, but also for his years of working part time at the then Hopkinsville-Christian County EOC, where he spent many nights dispatching local first responders.
The surprise dinner was organized by retired Hopkinsville Police Chief Kenny Over and Circuit Judge John Atkins, with Atkins saying the final words and echoing the sentiments of the well over 100 people in attendance.
Never at a loss for words, Jim also spoke and thanked longtime and retired WHOP General Manager Roger Jeffers who hired him in 1972. Love thanked his family, friends and former co-workers who have made the man born in Elgin, Illinois a true son of Hopkinsville and all of western Kentucky by listening to him over the radio for so many years.
It’s going to be a hotter than usual Memorial Day weekend.
The National Weather Service in Paducah is expecting near record high temperatures in the mid 90’s, with upper 90’s possible in some locations.
Officials encourage residents to follow the basic rules of heat safety to keep from becoming overheated.
Residents are urged to drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activity and wear light colored and light weight clothing while outside and to also make sure pets have plenty of fresh water and shade.
Officials say the last time it was this warm was back in the early part of September.