Cumberland County

Investigators say alcohol may have been a contributing factor in an early-morning crash Monday on Kentucky 90 in Cumberland County.  

Kentucky State Police say 30-year-old April Thompson of Burkesville, who was driving a Chevy van, crossed the center line and hit a semi-truck head-on.  Thompson died at the scene.

The 18-wheeler was being driven by Robert Nissley on Monticello. The semi actually wound up in a ditch as Nissley tried to avoid the collision.  He, along with two teenagers in the truck, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district. Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.