Winter weather had its say last weekend, but the Hopkinsville and Elkton Christmas parades will happen tomorrow.
Hopkinsville's had been set for last Saturday and Elkton's for last Friday, but snow and ice pushed them seven and eight days forward.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says the city's parade will begin at 10 o'clock and travel its traditional route from Glass Avenue and Main to Main and 16th Street and a full day of fun Christmas activities will follow in the city.
The Pennyrile Polar Express will will be at 4 at Founders Square until the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.
In Elkton, the Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Glass Door Solutions on West Main Street, go around the Public Square, and conclude at the Milliken Memorial Community House.
Immediately following the parade, Santa will visit and take free photos with children. Free refreshments will be served at the Welcome Center from 5 until 7 and at the Community House from 7 until 9:30.
There will be no franchise agreement in Todd County for trash collection for the time being after Fiscal Court voted to become an open county Friday morning.
After over a half hour of discussion, the four magistrates in attendance unanimously decided to not re-sign a franchise agreement with Madisonville Disposal that would have increased the monthly rate from 12 to 25 dollars.
Madisonville Disposal owner Brett Chapel fielded questions and acknowledged the lack of a franchise agreement could mean some extremely rural customers in Todd County won't be serviced by his company in the future.
Members of Fiscal Court brought up past complaints about service issues to Chapel and said their constituents weren't willing to double their bill for less than satisfactory service. Chapel said those issues have been addressed and collection has gone smoother in the last couple of months.
While they did vote to become an open county, members of Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield left open the possibility of working with the cities of Elkton and Guthrie when their franchise agreements run out to hopefully get a better deal for everyone involved.
Chapel said residents of very rural areas may still be able to be serviced by his company, but those customers' rates may have to be higher than the proposed 25 dollars. The county also discussed opening another convenience center in the Sharon Grove area.
Being an open county also means other trash collection companies can solicit customers in Todd County, including ones that have agreements in adjoining counties.
In other action, Fiscal Court unanimously chose JKS Architects for the Todd Career Path Institute Project at a contracted cost of $135,000.
A medical condition likely led to the death of a truck driver who wrecked on I-24 in Lyon County Thursday.
Kentucky State Police say Brian Lee Schuetz of Illinois ran off the westbound shoulder of the interstate near the 49 mile-marker and hit a tree. Schuetz was taken by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital, where the emergency room doctor pronounced him deceased.
The Lyon County coroner noted the absence of any trauma or injuries to the victim and authorities believe the man may have suffered a heart attack while driving, but was able to steer his truck off the interstate to avoid hitting any other vehicles.
Two people were taken to a Nashville hospital following a wreck near Rossview High School in Clarksville Thursday morning.
Public Information Officer Natalie Hall says the incident happened just after 5 a.m. Thursday on Rossview Road, about 100 feet west of Powell Road.
Police say Kon Kenney was headed west on Rossview in a small SUV, when she crossed the center line in a curve and struck a pickup driven by Diego Bautista.
Ms. Kenny was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while Bautista was taken first to Gateway Medical Center and then transferred to Vanderbilt.
Officer Hall says charges are pending in the incident and the investigation continues.
A television was reportedly stolen from a home on Foxfield Road Thursday morning and Hopkinsville Police are investigating.
Kimberly Wogerman of Hopkinsville told Officer Jason Brent that she arrived at the 582 Foxfield residence a little after 7 a.m. Thursday to find someone had broken in and stolen a 58-inch Toshiba television belonging to Bolin Rentals since she had left about 30 minutes earlier to drop her boyfriend off at work.
The TV is valued at $2,000 and no suspects are listed on the report.