Two people have been released from University of Louisville Hospital after a head-on collision on Louisville Road in Barren County late last week.

23-year-old Kayla R. Butler was northbound in a 2001 Ford F-150, when she rounded a curve and traveled into the southbound lane, into the path of an oncoming 1993 Nissan Sedan, driven by 37-year-old William W. Highbaugh of Brownsville, causing a head-on collision.

Butler and her two passengers, 41-year-old Paula G. Carpenter of Munfordville and 26-year-old Christopher J. Detweiler of Park City as well as Highbaugh were all taken to T.J. Samson Community Hospital where Carpenter and Detweiler were treated and released. Butler and Highbaugh were later transported to University of Louisville Hospital by Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Services and both have since been released.

As a result of the investigation into the crash, Kayla Butler is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, and is set to appear in Barren District Court on Monday, Sept. 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Deputy Greg Kinslow investigated the accident. The Park City Volunteer Fire Department were first responders at the scene.

A Barren County man remains in the hospital after a motorcycle crash Sunday night, August 21, on Woods Store Etoile Road.

62-year-old Clarence B. Ballard and his passenger, 60-year-old Billy Sue Ballard, were eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway. Both subjects were thrown from the 1994 Honda Motorcycle. As a result of his injuries, Clarence Ballard was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital, where as of this news release, he is still undergoing treatment at the facility.

Billy Sue Ballard was transported by Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T.J. Samson where she was treated and released.

Deputy Chris Wyatt investigated the accident. The Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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