The condition of the child injured in a fatal wreck at the intersection of Cox Mill Road and KY 117 Friday afternoon has improved some.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say the 4-year old boy is in critical, but stable condition after being listed as only “critical” for several hours following the wreck.
The two-vehicle collision just after noon Friday claimed the life of the boy’s mother—27-year old Crystal Ramey of Roaring Springs. Ms. Ramey was pronounced dead on the scene after she entered the intersection just past the stop sign headed toward Hopkinsville on Cox Mill and was struck in the passenger side by a vehicle driven by 41-year old Shane Board of Eddyville, who did not have to stop at the intersection.
Board, who was driving a pickup pulling a trailer loaded with residential dumpsters, was treated for his injuries at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The child’s first name was never released by police and officials at Vanderbilt can’t release it due to HIPPA privacy regulations.
No one was injured early yesterday morning when someone shot a gun into a Hopkinsville hotel as they drove by.
The incident happened at the Hampton Inn at 210 Richard Mills Drive sometime between 2:30 and 3:45, when the perpetrator fired a weapon into room 211, occupied by 58-year old Patricia Jones of Danville.
Ms. Jones was not struck, but the bullet did strike and break a mirror in the room. A named male suspect is listed on the report, with the investigation ongoing.
Someone cut a fence to get on a West 15th Street property to steal several items recently.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened between March 23rd and Friday evening at 758 West 15th, where Judy Cross told officers the perpetrator made a hole in the fence to get inside.
Once in, he or she stole two aluminum mats worth 200 dollars and three semi truck batteries, valued at a total of 450 dollars. The suspect also stole an unknown amount of aluminum and copper materials by entering abandoned mobile homes and removing the metal from them.
No suspects are listed on the report.
A wreck involving a motorcycle in Hart County yesterday afternoon sent the biker to a Louisville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say the incident happened around 2:40 on Cub Run Highway about five miles west of Munfordville.
63-year old Judy Young of Glasgow was westbound when she lost control of her bike in loose gravel in a curve. Ms. Young and her bike struck a tree, before finally coming to rest.
She was taken by air-evac helicopter to Louisville Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Only one veto day is left in this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but their main goal is on the Governor’s desk.
A $19.2 billion two-year state budget that will reduce spending by around $300 million, restrict new bonded debt, and preserve funding in critical areas like Medicaid and base funding for public schools over the next biennium has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly and now goes to the governor to be signed into law.
The spending plan passed the Senate 36-1 and the House 81-7 Friday.
Much of the budget, which was negotiated by the House and Senate in recent days, is unchanged from the governor’s budget proposal unveiled in January. It includes no state employee salary increases or retiree cost of living increases, 8.4 percent cuts to most agency budgets with the exceptions of Medicaid, Corrections, teacher’s retirement, and a handful of other areas.
Lesser cuts of around 6 percent are made to to state university budgets, and even smaller cuts of 2.2 percent to the Kentucky State Police biennial budget.
The budget also includes limited additional spending proposed by the governor, including $21 million to hire 300 more state social workers and $4 million to enhance the state prescription monitoring KASPER system.
The House and Senate have adjourned for the governor’s 10-day “veto recess”—a period during which the governor will consider vetoes to the budget and other bills. Both chambers will then return to Frankfort on April 12 and reconvene for that day only to wrap up the 2012 session.