A Todd County woman was injured in a single-vehicle wreck in Caldwell County from over the weekend.
The Princeton Times-Leader quotes Sheriff Stan Hudson as saying 68-year old Aline Baxter of Elkton was traveling on Kentucky 91 South around 2:20pm Saturday when she ran off the road and hit the railroad underpass.
Ms. Baxter’s van overturned and landed on its top on the roadway. She was taken by ambulance to Caldwell County Medical Center.
One of the more popular lawmakers in the Kentucky General Assembly won’t be in Frankfort come January, as he has dropped his re-election bid.
Republican State Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tom Jensen of London says he will instead run for a circuit judgeship in Laurel and Knox counties, which came open when Judge John Mills abruptly announced his resignation with two years left in his term.
Senator Jensen has gained the respect of his peers in both chambers and across party lines for his ability to work with almost anyone to get work done in a culture that often bogs legislation down. Jensen says he’s been in the majority and in the minority and knows how both feel.
Senator Jensen says he had a tough decision to make and decided to go with his heart and run for the judge seat.
The senator worked with House Judiciary Chairman John Tilley of Hopkinsville to get major penal code reform and the so-called “Pill Mill Bill” through both chambers in the last couple years.
Tonight’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting began on a positive note with Mayor Dan Kemp making a major announcement concerning various local organizations.
Mayor Kemp excitedly announced that 14 area doctors, who recently formed the Indian Physicians Alliance, collectively decided to donate $40,000 to the city of Hopkinsville to benefit numerous organizations.
The physicians also pledged to donate up to $200,000 over the next five years to go towards other agencies.
The following organizations and agencies were the recipients of the generous donation:
The Salvation Army received $2,500 to go towards its soup kitchen; the Hopkinsville Fire Department received $2,000; Hopkinsville Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office both received $1,500; the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers also received $1,500; $4,000 was set aside to go towards funding the city’s International Festival; the A.W. Watts Senior Center received $2,500 to go towards its meals on wheels program; Challenge House Inc. received $2,500; Sanctuary Inc. received $2,500; the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County received $1,500 and Christian County Public Schools received $2,500.
Mayor Kemp says he is confident that the money will be put to good use by each organization.
Mayor Kemp explains details of the ordinance that he described as an overhaul of the previous ordinance.
Prior to voting, council members Ann Cherry, Paul Henson and Charlie Henderson expressed their concerns about the ordinance and how it could possibly have a negative impact on local businesses and at one point, things got a little heated between Councilwoman Cherry and Mayor Kemp.
One of two suspects believed to have robbed a Clarksville Kangaroo Express has been taken into custody.
Clarksville Police say 23-year old Christopher Randolph is now charged with aggravated robbery, driving on a revoked or suspended license, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the other alleged robber.
Police say around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, two suspects entered the Kangaroo Express located on Dover Road and Kelsey Drive and held up the business at gunpoint.
Police say one of the suspects was wearing all black with a white shirt tied around his head and carrying a handgun, while the second suspect was wearing all red with a red bandana around his face.
Police say the two suspects fled the scene in a blue Oldsmobile with dark tinted windows.
Police are asking anyone with information about Saturday’s robbery to contact 931-648-5269.