An inspection team is scheduled to rappel down several piers on Eggners Ferry Bridge this Thursday to further review and inspect the badly damaged bridge.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports the examination of the piers will help engineers develop about a half-dozen options to replace a 322 foot span that was knocked off the bridge when it was hit by a cargo ship last month.
The inspection team will reportedly be checking the structural integrity of several piers, especially a construction joint where new pier sections were added to increase the height of the bridge deck in the 1940’s.
In addition, Transportation Cabinet crews continue to operate two generators to provide power to navigation lights on the western section of the bridge.
Officials say power that previously came from the Trigg County side of the bridge is now being temporarily replaced by an electric line from the Marshall County side of the bridge.
Officials expect to have a new power source in place by the end of this week.
A four year old boy was found walking alone outside of a Greenville Road gas station Monday morning and police reportedly found worse conditions inside his home.
Christian County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dyno Mart around 6:30 Monday morning and found the boy at the store. He reportedly told deputies he had walked there to buy chewing gum and said his parents didn’t know he was gone.
When police took him home to 7D Peach Street, the report says they found dirty clothes, food and dishes all over the residence. There was also reportedly a very foul odor from urine and feces in the toilet and what appeared to be dog urine and feces throughout the home.
The mother, 28-year old Cynthia Cole, reportedly told police her son was the one who trashed the home and that he is always leaving without her knowing about it.
Deputies write there were kitchen knives lying on the floor that the boy could have easily stepped on. Cole was summonsed to court on second degree wanton endangerment charges.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested for his second DUI in the last five years after he allegedly ran into the front of a house and then kept driving.
The arrest card for 53-year old Dale Parker of Hopkinsville says police were dispatched to 1824 Carter St. around 3am to the report of someone running into the front of the residence and then driving off.
A witness took down a license plate number and officers located Parker on Coleman St. The report says there was damage to Parker’s truck and that he spoke with a slurred speech.
He also reportedly failed field sobriety tests and blew a .121 on the breath test for blood alcohol content. Parker was charged with DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The driver of a van in Muhlenberg County was extremely fortunate to survive a single-vehicle wreck this morning.
State Police say 29-year old Rory Dorris of Dunmor was southbound on Kentucky 431 around 7:30 when his tires dropped off the right side of the roadway, causing him to lose control and overturn several times.
Dorris was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle which came to rest upright, trapping him underneath. First responders were able to use mechanical means to free him from the wreckage and Dorris was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for what police believe is only a possible broken leg.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center have announced the hiring of a new Radiation Oncology Director.
A news release says Sheila Sadler was elevated to the post from a nursing position in the department she has worked in since 1990. Ms. Sadler has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Cancer Program and Pennyroyal Hospice and is a member of the National Coalition of Nurse Navigators and Oncology Nursing Society.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in nursing.