Officials with the Coal Miner’s Respiratory Clinic will be in Hopkinsville to host an outreach event this month and residents are invited to attend.
The outreach event is scheduled to take place Friday, February 28th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. where free black lung screenings will be offered to active and retired coal miners and coal industry employees.
The Coal Miners’ Respiratory Clinic serves western Kentucky and is one of 15 federally funded Black Lung clinics throughout the U.S.
For more information, contact 270-338-8300.
The Department of Defense is investigating the death of a Kentucky soldier in Afghanistan.
Officials say 21-year old Private First Class Joshua Gray died Monday at Bagram Airfield in a non-combat related incident. Gray was from Van Lear, Kentucky and was a satellite communications system operator maintainer based in Fort Drum, New York.
A traffic stop early Wednesday morning ended with a passenger being arrested on drug and gun charges.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Gary Hicks stopped a vehicle on 9th Street at the Justice Center just before 2 o'clock, according to the report, which says a passenger appeared to be attempting to hide something by pushing his hands down into the seat.
The driver gave Officer Hicks permission to search the vehicle, which allegedly turned up a revolver loaded with restricted ammunition between the seats and a cigarette box with a marijuana cigarette inside. Three prescription pills were also allegedly found.
The passenger, 26-year old Lucas Back of Hopkinsville, claimed ownership of the gun and a computer check showed he was a convicted felon. He was arrested on charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, using restricted ammunition in the commission of a felony, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
North Christian County residents are being asked to attend a Kelly Community meeting Thursday night.
Event organizers say the meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Kelly Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Madisonville Road,where organizers will announce the headlining artist for the 2014 Kelly "Little Green Men" Days Festival.
Officials say during the meeting, attendees will receive neighborhood watch updates and tips and get free neighborhood watch door and window decals.
Officials also say attendees will learn more about the annual Highway 41 Yard sale and they can register for free door prizes.
Representatives from the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps, Christian County Sheriff's Department, Westside Volunteer Fire Department and local elected officials are expected to attend the meeting to answer questions from the public.
For more information contact Frank Brown at (270) 885-1530.
Clarksville Police continue to investigate a three vehicle wreck that happened Friday afternoon on the 41-A Bypass, near Glendale Drive.
Police identified the following people involved the wreck as: 43-year old Margaret Mayfield of Clarksville, 34-year old Shelly Gerlach of Clarksville, 59-year old James Sanders of Clarksville and 22-year old Daniel Sewell of Ashland City. All four people were injured and taken to area hospitals.
Police say preliminary investigation revealed Ms. Mayfield was traveling west on Ashland City Road when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit an eastbound vehicle driven by Ms. Gerlach, who then hit another eastbound vehicle driven by Sanders, who attempted to avoid Mayfield's vehicle, but was unsuccessful and was hit, which caused his vehicle to leave the roadway and flip over in the ditch.
Police say Newell did not collide with the other vehicles, but was hit by a tire from Mayfield's vehicle that came off during the series of crashes. Sanders was traveling eastbound as well and Mayfield's Tahoe came to rest in the ditch up against a utility pole.