Maintenance work is being done on the remaining spans of the Eggners Ferry Bridge to prepare it for eventual repair after one section was knocked out by a cargo vessel January 26th.
A news release from the State Highway Department says railing replacement, deck patching and other repairs are being made before a contractor begins work to replace the 322-foot span which was destroyed.
Hall Contracting of Kentucky will soon begin the 7 million dollar project, which is supposed to be completed by Memorial Day weekend and the maintenance work is a way to reduce any lane closures for smaller repairs once traffic resumes.
Engineers are finalizing the plans required for fabrication of the new span and Hal Construction plans to run a crew of about 40 employees around the clock to meet the deadline.
If the bridge isn’t re-opened by May 27th, Hall will be fined heavily each day thereafter.
Fire in a barbecue pit got out of control at the Woodshed on West 7th Street Saturday, though the damage done was limited.
Hopkinsville fire-fighters responded to the report of a fire about a quarter til 9 Saturday morning and found a cook who said the walls and ceiling had caught fire while he was cooking.
The report says a buildup of carbon, fat and grease inside the building caused the blaze to spread. It didn’t take long for crews to get the fire out, and all fire-fighters were gone by just after 9:30.
About a thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the building and no one was injured in the incident.
A Gracey man was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly shoving a pregnant nurse out of his wife’s hospital room.
Arrested on wanton endangerment charges around 2:15 Saturday was 52-year old Jackson McBride of Gracey. The Hopkinsville Police report says McBride became angry at his wife’s nurse—Meghan Nasset of Hopkinsville—and allegedly became very loud and aggressive.
McBride is accused of shoving Nasset, who is 36 weeks pregnant, multiple times until she stumbled out the door, nearly falling on her stomach. A witness told police she heard yelling and then saw the nurse have to catch herself to keep from falling.
McBride was charged with wanton endangerment because he allegedly put the life of the unborn baby in danger.
The expecting mother was going to seek medical care after the incident, while McBride was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A log cabin home in north Christian County was damaged by fire Sunday evening.
The call went out around 7:30 of a home on fire at 14207 Madisonville Road, about two miles north of Crofton.
The occupants of the residence were able to get out without injury, with fire-fighters from Crofton and Mannington getting the blaze under control by ten minutes after 8.
The roadway had to be shut down temporarily and a few neighboring homes lost electricity due to the blaze.
Photo provided by Cadiz Police
Cadiz Police are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever ran into Cadiz Family Care Clinic and did significant damage recently.
A news release says the incident happened Saturday at 261 Main, where someone collided with the front of the building with their vehicle—causing damage to the structure and windows. The estimated cost of repairs is listed between 500 and 1,000 dollars.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Cadiz Police.