Native dances, ethnic cuisines and vendors selling their crafts were just some of the activities featured at the 5th annual Hopkinsville-Christian County International Festival this weekend.
Many festival attendees say they enjoyed watching the dozens of cultural dances from India and the Philippines.
First time attendee, Addison Embry of South Carolina says her favorite performance was from the Polynesian dancers, who were elaborately dressed for each dance.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s response to last Sunday night and Monday morning’s winter storm has been widely criticized in Christian County and four local state lawmakers discussed the topic on this week’s Legislative Update program.
In particular, criticism came from the stark difference in road conditions on highways such as U.S. 68-80 and U.S. 41, where the pavement was clear in Trigg and Todd counties and still snow-covered in Christian through part of Wednesday.
There were 15 wrecks on Interstate 24 in Christian County Wednesday night, while the same highway was in mostly good condition in Trigg and Montgomery counties. The Highway Department sent several trucks in from adjoining counties to address Christian County’s issues and had the roads in much better condition by Wednesday afternoon.
Eighth District Representative John Tilley represents parts of Christian and Trigg counties and says it’s time to regroup and figure out what exactly went wrong.
A Todd County woman was flown to a Nashville hospital following a single vehicle accident in Hopkinsville Saturday evening.
The incident happened around 3 o’clock at the intersection of Russellville Road and the Bypass, according to Hopkinsville Police, which says Betty Sydner of Elkton apparently fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the pavement and overturned.
Ms. Sydner was ejected from her SUV and sustained multiple lacerations to her body. She was alert and talking to officers at the scene and was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
A Clarksville mother has been arrested for allegedly murdering her own child.
Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Natalie Hall says 24-year old Stefany Paige Johnson has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her seven month old daughter, Astrid Johnson.
Stephany Johnson was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail and the investigation continues. As previously reported, police were dispatched to Ms. Johnson’s home in the 1300 block of Sonja Drive after neighbors heard a woman screaming and yelling. When they arrived, they found the infant deceased.
Neighbors told WSMV Channel 4 of Nashville that the Johnsons are a military family with two children. The father of the children is reportedly deployed to Afghanistan.
A Trigg County teen was reportedly assaulted in his back yard Friday afternoon and police are asking for the public’s help in solving the case.
The teenager was assaulted in the Caledonia area on KY 272 near Hardy Road, according to the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department, which says the victim reported he was assaulted by a white male, standing about 6 feet tall in his early 30’s.
The suspect had a thin build and was wearing a black zip up hoodie, blue jeans and Nike shoes. Anyone with information on the incident can call Trigg County Crime Stoppers at (270) 522-INFO or Sheriff Ray Burnam at (270) 350-3815.
Kentucky State Police assisted the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.