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The Graves County Sheriff’s Department reported the wreck at the intersection of KY 339 and KY 121, between Fancy Farm and Lowes.
Reports said a 1991 Dodge truck operated by 50-year-old Patrick Wilson was traveling north on 339, and failed to stop at an intersection.
Wilson’s truck then struck the passenger side of a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Larry Wiggins, of Mayfield.
A passenger in Wiggins’ car, 52-year-old Kristie Wiggins of Mayfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reports said Larry Wiggins was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for his injuries, while Wilson was taken to Lourdes Hospital, then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, after being ejected from his vehicle during the crash.
Obion County Republican State Rep. Bill Sanderson wants all Tennessee license plates to include the phrase “In God We Trust.”
Sanderson’s bill would require the state Revenue Department to redesign license plates to include the language starting on July 1.
Sanderson will talk more about House Bill 26 on WCMT’s “Good Times in the Morning” at 8:20 AM Thursday morning.
A popular rest stop on the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway has temporarily closed its doors and switched off the gas pumps as the lease with the current vendor has expired and a recent bid process was terminated due to the bidder’s failure to provide complete information.
The Beaver Dam rest area, located in the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed temporarily. This stopover is along the Parkway between the U.S. 231 interchange and the William H. Natcher Parkway interchange in Ohio County.
Motorists who plan to travel the Parkway should be aware that no services will be available, including restrooms, food service and gasoline purchases during the closure. Truck parking will also be prohibited.
Because of liability issues, the state decided to close the rest area when an agreement administered between the Finance Cabinet and vendor expired. The closure took effect because the current vendor provided an incomplete response to the state’s request for proposals and was non-responsive to the state’s request for more information.
“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is currently in a bidding process. After the current vendor turned in an incomplete application, the Cabinet was forced to actively begin seeking a new one for the Beaver Dam rest area,” said Asa James Swan, chief of staff of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “We are eager to get a new contract in place to reopen this popular rest area as soon as possible.”
The Cabinet has not established a timeframe for its reopening, but anticipates, in conjunction with the Finance Cabinet, offering a request for proposal soon. Re-opening the Beaver Dam rest area will be a top priority for KYTC.
In the meantime, KYTC personnel will establish temporary message boards to alert the public and will barricade entry ramps at the site.
Food and gasoline services are available nearby at the U.S. 231 Beaver Dam exit 75 interchange.
Information provided by KYTC
Abreanna and Maliyah Yarbrough, sisters, ages 8 and 7 pose in a recent family photo taken during the Christmas holidays.
Donations for funeral and other family needs may be sent to the First United Pentecostal Church PO Box 152 Martin TN. They are survived by their mother and step father Angel and Austin Morris and their father Orlando Yarbrough. The sisters were students in the Weakley County School System.
A special fund for the family of the two young girls who died in a house fire Sunday night has been set up at the First United Pentecostal Church in Martin.
Pastor Wayne Spencer said the church is accepting donations to help with burial and living expenses for the Austin and Angel Morris family.
The couple lost everything in the blaze Sunday night that claimed the life of daughters Maliyah and Abreanna Yarbrough.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Morris, the couple has a 15 month old son Matthew and a three year old son Isaiah.
Persons who want to send donations can send a check to the First United Pentecostal Church at P O Box 152 Martin, Tn 38237.
In addition, the church is attempting to help the family find housing and meet other needs. Pastor Spencer stressed the family lost everything.
Long time radio air personality and play-by-play high school sports announcer Ed Taylor was struck and killed by an automobile in Reidland, Kentucky Thursday evening.
A number of sources have told Thunderbolt Radio news Mr. Taylor had returned home after broadcasting games in Louisville and apparently went across the road from his home to retrieve his mail when he was struck by an automobile. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Taylor broadcast football and basketball games for Paducah Tilghman high school for a number of years. He had worked in radio for some 60 years in Paducah, Union City, Jackson and other towns in Tennessee and Kentucky. “Ed Taylor had a bigger than life air personality” said Paul Tinkle president of Thunderbolt Radio who worked across town from Taylor in Paducah.
Tinkle recalls Taylor was “a very popular morning personality at WPAD” while I was at WDXR radio.
In addition “we broadcast a lot of ball games through the years and became friends seeing each other at numerous games including the “big one” when Tilghman would play Mayfield.
Taylor later came to work at WALR, now KYTN in Union City, as sales manager for a period of time before returning to Paducah. “Ed loved calling football and basketball games on radio and if you lived in West Kentucky you likely had heard his voice” Tinkle said. “Our deepest sympathy to the Bristol Broadcasting Radio family and their listeners. Ed will be sadly missed.”