Students treatedafter bus crash
Several students were taken to hospitals after a Pulaski County school bus wrecked on Monday afternoon, authorities said. A 15-year-old boy who suffered apparent chest injuries was taken by air ambulance to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood said. A 19-year-old boy was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset with possible neck and shoulder injuries. The sheriff's department did not release the students' names. Nine or 10 other students were later brought to the local hospital by their parents to be checked out. About 30 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, authorities said. The bus driver, Dorothy Ratcliff, 52, of Waynesburg, and the driver of a car involved in the wreck, Michelle Bland, 39, of Somerset, also were taken to the Lake Cumberland hospital for treatment, said Tiger Robinson, Pulaski County's public safety director. None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening. The wreck happened at 3:20 p.m. about a mile and half north of Somerset on Ky. 1247, in the community of Campground.
Man charged in shooting
A Danville man was arrested Monday night after filing multiple shots at police officers from inside his home. Police were called to the home of Elton C. Chambers, 60, at 6:25 p.m. after a report of a man who was intoxicated and threatening to harm himself. When they got to the home, 1021 Nokomis Street, police said, Chambers was holding a handgun and threatened to shoot them. As officers retreated and called for backup, Chambers, who was inside the home, fired about 20 rounds through the door with an assault rifle, according to a press release. Assistant Police Chief Tony Gray contacted Chambers by phone, and he surrendered peaceably about an hour after police were called. Chambers will be charged with multiple counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, police said.
1 dies in tractor-trailer crash
One person was killed in a head-on collision between two tractor-trailers in Whitley County on Monday. A tractor-trailer hauling granite tombstones was headed north on Interstate 75 when the driver, Anthony Hill, 47, of Georgia, lost control at mile marker 14 at 10:53 a.m. The truck crossed the median and collided with a southbound tractor-trailer carrying a steel coil, and the collision caused both vehicles to catch fire, said Officer Greg Reams of the state police's commercial vehicle enforcement unit. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other tractor-trailer was taken by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was in stable condition as of 3 p.m., Reams said. That man's name was being withheld pending notification of his family, Reams said..
Guilty plea in drug case
A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of drug trafficking after police found $8,300 worth of prescription narcotics in his house. Police said Jimmy Adams of McDowell agreed to accept a 15-year prison sentence during an appearance Friday in Floyd County Circuit Court. Police said the pills were from doctors in Cincinnati, Nashville and South Florida.
Staff, wire reports