|Local News: Wed. May 25|
An accident on Hwy West 80 in Russell Springs early Wed. morning caused a power outage that lasted for approx. 4 to 5 hours.
According to the R.S. Police Dept., the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when 44-year-old Brandon Pittman of Russell Springs, who was traveling west on 80 near the stoarge units and Marathon station, fell asleep at the wheel, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle stopped after hitting the sign for the storage units.
Police say a second accident occurred when 20-year-old Tiffany Brumley who was traveling east on Hwy 80 operating a 2005 Chevy Blazer, struck part of the utility pole that was in the road causing her to run off the roadway. Brumley was not injured; Pittman suffered minor injuries but did not seek medical treatment.
R.S. Police Officer Nathan Bradshaw investigated the accidents.
South Ky. RECC worked throughout the early morning hours to restore power to hundreds of customers in Russell and Adair Counties.
SKRECC V-P of Engineering Dennis Holt says restoration was handled as quickly as possible.
One double fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in Nelson County. The crash involved the suspected use of alcohol and one of the victims was not wearing a seat belt.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Christian, Jefferson and Warren. The victim in Warren County was not wearing a seat belt.
One pedestrian was killed in Jefferson County.
Through May 19, 196 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 72 less than reported for this time period in 2012.
The GED test provides adults who did not finish high school with the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills. It’s particularly important for those without a high school diploma to pass all five parts of the GED test this year because the GED test will change January 1, 2014. In Kentucky, approximately 16,000 people have started taking the test but have not completed. All previous scores will expire and anyone who has started but not completed will have to start over. The last test date in Kentucky this year will be December 18, 2013.
Kentuckians interested in free classes and the time-limited free GED testing should contact the adult education center in their county to discuss how to get started. To find the local adult education center, call (800) 928-7323 or visit www.KnowHow2GoKy.org and click on “Adults.”