An Adair Co. man is dead following an accident on Fri. morning in Taylor Co.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Derek Cundiff is investigating the collision that occurred Friday at 9:10 AM EDT, 10 miles south of Campbellsville on KY 55.
83-year-old Donnell York of Columbia, Ky. was operating a 2008 Chevy Impala, traveling north on KY 55, when an eyewitness stated that York pulled off the shoulder of the roadway and slumped over the steering wheel, briefly stopped before taking back off, crossed the center line and struck a guardrail before coming to final rest in the ditch line. York was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Taylor Co. Coroner Terry Dabney said it is likely that York likely died from natural causes but cannot confirm without toxicology results which are pending.
The case remains under investigation.
Three persons were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision late Thursday afternoon in Russell County.
According to the Russell Co. Sheriff's Dept., the accident occurred on Hwy 80, east of Russell Springs, when a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by 50 year old Troy Stephens crossed into the westbound lane and struck a 1997 Chevy Geo Metro being driven by 16 year old Kobe George.
Kobe & a passenger, his mom Melissa George were airlifted from the scene while another passenger, his dad Troy Stephens was flown from the Russell County Hospital to the U.K. Medical Center for treatment. Randy George was treated at the scene.
The collision occurred just after 5:00 p.m. Thursday and remains under investigation.
Lindsey Wilson College has received an $80,000 grant from Kosair Charities of Louisville, Ky. The grant will be used to support a pediatric partnership between the college’s baccalaureate nursing program and the Center for Courageous Kids of Scottsville, Ky., and develop an initiative that will provide nutrition information to area Latino families through outreach efforts by LWC students.
Kosair Charities board member Robert Flowers of Columbia said he was glad the organization could help programs that will change the lives of children in South Central Kentucky.
Through a partnership with Center for Courageous Kids, students in LWC’s baccalaureate nursing program work with seriously ill children who attend the camp.
The Kosair Charities grant will also fund a cooperative effort by the LWC nursing division, education division and Florece en Lindsey (“Flourishing at Lindsey”) to offer nutrition courses to Latino students who participate in Adair County Schools’ literacy program. The program will be launched in the Fall.