October 23, 2009
Dear Editor, A middle seat belt needs to be re-made. Because when someone hits the brakes, they will go forward and they can break their neck or back. And people may not want them to die or be in the hospital. Cheyenne Autumn Loveless Junction City
September 4, 2008
None of those killed on Kentucky highways over the Labor Day weekend used seat belts or safety helmets, suggesting that at least some deaths might have been prevented, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Thirteen people were killed along Kentucky highways during the long holiday period, Friday through Monday. Nine were in motor vehicles. Three other fatalities involved a motorcycle, a bicycle and an ATV. One pedestrian was fatally injured.
September 24, 2009
Cases in Lincoln District Court. List includes all names of those charged who are not identified as minors. Roger L. Clark, reckless driving amended to 10 over. Plea of guilty. To attend STS and costs. Bonita Lee Cobb, failure to wear seat belts. Failed to appear. Brandon W. Coffey, failure to wear seat belts and failure to produce insurance card. Failed to appear. Aaron Coulter, receiving stolen property over $300. Plea of not guilty. Preliminary hearing 10-5. Richard Crawley, illegal possession of alcohol in dry territory.
November 23, 2005
State police are urging motorists to buckle up, pay attention and drive safely this holiday season. Last year in Kentucky, 963 people were killed in traffic collisions, and of those killed, 527 were not wearing seat belts, according to state police at Columbia Post 15. Most every trooper has investigated a collision where occupants could have walked away, had they been properly belted, according to a KSP press release. In the Columbia Post 11-county area, 45 have died in traffic accidents in 2005 compared to 36 for the entire year of 2004.
January 12, 2004
LIBERTY - A Casey County traffic crash Sunday sent four people to the hospital, state police said. Thad Allen, 76, and a passenger in his vehicle, Lorene Allen, 73, both of Dunnville, and Joseph Smith, 22, and his passenger, Melissa Smith, 19, both of Danville, were injured in the two-vehicle crash on Ky. 206. Thad Allen and Melissa Smith were treated for injuries at Casey County Hospital. Lorene Allen was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, and Joseph Smith was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to a report by Trooper David R. Gibbs.
February 10, 2005
HUSTONVILLE - A fatal accident closed U.S. 127 for three hours Wednesday morning. Mitchell F. Clements, 50, of Schucks Creek Road, Liberty, was pronounced dead at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic near Hustonville and was struck twice. He was not wearing a seat belt. Police say his Jeep truck crossed the center line, sideswiped a Chevy pick-up, and ran head-on into a Ford Thunderbird at approximately 8:25 a.m. The driver of the Thunderbird, Samuel R. Lane, 20, of Middleburg, and his passenger, Michael Peyton, of Hustonville, were not wearing seat belts and suffered multiple injuries.