Progress continues to be made concerning the construction of a new span for Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say structural steel for the new span is being assembled at the Lyon County Riverport at Eddyville.
Over the weekend, steel workers managed to assemble the flooring frame of the new truss section and partially assemble the deck support structure.
Officials say after the assembly is complete, it will be lifted onto a barge to be transported to the Eggners Ferry Bridge site and placed on the existing piers.
Since January 26th, the bridge has been closed after a 8,200 ton cargo ship crashed into the bridge and knocked off a 322 foot span into Kentucky Lake.
Hall Contracting of Louisville has a $7 million contract to replace the missing span and reopen the bridge by Memorial Day weekend and the company faces a $50,000 penalty for each day the company goes beyond the May 27th deadline for restoring traffic on the bridge.
Prior to the events of January 26th, Eggners Ferry Brudge normally carried about 2,600 vehicles across Kentucky Lake each day at the Marshall-Trigg County line between Aurora and Cadiz.
Law enforcement officials are once again teaming up with residents of Crofton to reduce criminal activity in their community.
Local citizens are encouraged to attend Tuesday night’s Neighborhood Watch meeting to voice their concerns and meet with elected officials and discuss ways they can make a difference in keeping the streets safe.
Crofton Organization spokesman Pete Craddock says it’s important for residents to attend because criminal activity is happening and it needs to stop.
Craddock says the Neighborhood Watch meeting is a community initiative in taking back the community from criminals.
The Crofton Neighborhood Watch meeting will take place at Crofton Baptist Church located at 155 College Street at 7 p.m.
Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Jernigans Chapel Road, approximately two miles east of Greenville early this morning. State Police say around 10:24 a.m. 63-year old Thomas Spurlock of Greenville was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma southbound on Jernigans Chapel Road when 54-year old Ronald Chandler of Sebree was driving a 2004 Advance concrete mixer and was stopped in the northbound lane on Jernigans Chapel Road.
State Police say Mr. Spurlock’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the concrete mixer head-on in the northbound lane.
Mr. Spurlock was flown from the scene to St. Mary’s in Evansville, Indiana for treatment, while Mr. Chandler did not require any medical attention.
Kentucky State Police was assisted on the scene by the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department, Muhlenberg County EMS, and PHI Air Medical.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 13th through Sunday.
All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality wrecks occurred in Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Jessamine and Marion Counties and the crash in Jefferson County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
No fatalities were reported in Christian, Todd or Trigg Counties.
Through April 29th, preliminary statistics indicate that 197 people died on Kentucky roadways, which is 7 fatalities less than what was reported for the same time period last year.
KSP says out of the 197 fatalities, 166 involved motor vehicles and that 99 of those victims were not wearing seat belts and 31 deaths resulted from wrecks involving the suspected use of alcohol.
For the second time this school year, a school building had to be evacuated after a bomb threat was called into authorities.
Hopkinsville Police, the Christian County Sheriff’s office and Hopkinsville Fire Department responded to Hopkinsville Middle School around 9:15 this morning after a bomb threat was found recorded on the school’s voice mail system by Resource Officer Malcolm Moore.
Officers searched the building for about two hours, before HPD Public Information Officer Paul Ray said nothing suspicious of any kind was found.
The investigation continues and many have noted that it was scheduled to be a day of testing at the school on Koffman Drive. A student was arrested earlier in the school year after a similar incident at Christian County High, which also turned out to be a hoax.