A 315 acre site on U.S. 68-80 has been designated as a TVA Primary Data Center Site.
Only 22 sites in the 80-thousand square mile TVA service territory received the designation, including the piece of land near Edgewood Baptist Church on Cadiz Road.
Economic Development Council Director Mitch Robinson says companies needing to store large amounts of computer data in safe locations could consider the Hopkinsville site.
Robinson says only two sites in Kentucky were chosen and that he is optimistic the local land will be put to use for a data center in the future.
The site is currently owned by Randy Arnold and Virgil Pelham.
The man injured in an accident involving a tractor on Pembroke Road Wednesday afternoon is fighting for his life at a Nashville hospital.
A spokesman at Vanderbilt University Medical Center says 40-year old Grady Givens of Fairview, Tennessee is in critical condition after being flown there from Jennie Stuart.
Givens, who owns Double-G Mowing, was reportedly talking to a man operating a tractor near the Salubria Springs Road intersection around 4:20 when he either tripped or fell beneath a tractor as it drove past where he was standing.
Double-G Mowing was contracted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to mow the right of way in that area.
A member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department performed CPR on Givens at the scene and saved his life. Givens was first taken to Jennie Stuart where he was stabilized before being flown to Nashville.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident, with the Rescue Squad and EMS also responding to the scene.
One person was injured in a wreck in Murray Wednesday morning.
A news release from Murray Police says 22-year old Chelsea Watkins of Paducah was crossing North 16th Street on Calloway Avenue when her automobile was struck by a vehicle driven by 77-year old Clara Beach of Murray.
Ms. Watkins was taken by ambulance to Murray Calloway County Hospital for treatment of her injuries, while Ms. Beach went uninjured.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday afternoon on sex crime charges.
Charged with first degree sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment is 29-year old Robert Facen of the city.
Most of the arrest warrant for Facen is redacted, though it does say the victim was a juvenile and that the alleged abuse happened August 19th in Christian County.
Facen was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 20-thousand dollars bond.
An employee of a mowing contractor out of Tennessee was critically injured Wednesday afternoon after being run over by a tractor near Pembroke.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says the 40-year old Tennessee man was standing on the ground talking to a man operating a tractor near the intersection of Pembroke Road and Salubria Springs Road around 4:30.
A news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Double-G Mowing employees indicated the victim either tripped or fell beneath a tractor as it drove past where he was standing.
An Air-Evac helicopter was called to the scene, but the victim wasn’t stable enough to fly to Nashville at the time. CPR was performed and he was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by ambulance. Graham said the man was later flown to Vanderbilt later in the evening after being stabilized.
The Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department and Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in addition to the rescue squad. We’ll have more details on the incident as they become available.