The ongoing drought has caused some local communities to look at water restrictions, though none have come in Hopkinsville or Christian County.
The Clarksville Gas and Water Utility began with voluntary restrictions, but switched to mandatory ones Friday after the requests did nothing to reduce demand. Residents of Clarksville are now banned from washing their vehicles at home, but car washes may continue operating.
Clarksville residents can still water their yard and gardens at any time with a garden hose, but must do so between 8pm and 4am if they are using a more sophisticated type of irrigation system or sprinklers.
Elsewhere, Muhlenberg County water officials have asked residents to conserve water in any way possible, though restrictions there are only voluntary for now. A statement from Judge-Executive Rick Newman says he is asking residents to conserve while lower river levels are making it hard to keep up with high demand. He says the water company there is looking into tying in with other counties’ systems to meet demand.
Todd County Magistrate Alfred Blake said Friday that the Todd-Logan Water District set a record for demand Thursday when 6-million gallons of water went through the pipes, though that utility has not issued any restrictions.
A state contractor is going to brave the extreme heat Monday to start paving work in Cadiz.
The project along Business 68 in Cadiz will begin at Scott Street and go east for a little over two miles. Rogers Group is the contractor tasked with the project, which will cost about 411-thousand dollars.
The State Highway Department says it expects the project to take two to three days, depending on the weather. Anyone driving through Cadiz while work is going on is urged to slow down and use caution.
Paving crews will not work on the Fourth of July if the project isn’t complete by then.
A Christian County man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck just west of the Christian-Todd line Friday afternoon.
Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell says 29-year old Charles Daniel of Butler Road was attempting to turn off U.S. 68-80 onto Britmart Road in an SUV around 4:50 when he ran off the road and overturned. Sheriff Leavell says speed may have been a factor.
Daniel was ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle, with the Todd County Rescue Squad freeing him from the wreckage. An Air-Evac helicopter took Daniel to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of a possible broken leg and head injuries. The Fairview Fire Department assisted on the scene.
The Western Kentucky State Fair will feature another fun-filled afternoon and evening of activities this afternoon.
The infant baby pageant begins at 1pm to be followed by the baby and tiny tots pageant. The featured events at the air conditioned Convention Center are the two Mrs. Western Kentucky State Fair pageants, as described by Betty Hayes.
The annual goat show will kick off at the Livestock Pavillion at 6:30. Organizer Tim Henderson says he’s expecting a big turnout.
Gates open at 3pm and rides at 4, with rides one dollars each.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile.
15-year old Samara Whitehead of 500 Kraft Street, Clarksville was last seen early Thursday morning.
Officers were flagged down Thursday around 4 a.m. and were told that the teen had left her residence after a family argument and before she left, she allegedly made statements about harming herself.
Police say she also has a history of suicidal thoughts and had previously ran away on Monday, June 11th, but was later found in Oak Grove in the company of a 25-year old man, named Andrew Mesbach.
Samara Whitehead was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green sweater, black footies and is described as a black female, who stands about 5 foot 7 and weighs about 120 pounds with a piercings in her right nose and lower right lip.
Anyone with information about Whitehead’s whereabouts are asked to call 931-645-8477.