Photo by Doug Woods
Roads quickly became slick Friday morning as a winter storm slid across the Pennyrile region and travel will likely be difficult for much of the weekend.
Christian County Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers says treating the roads this time around was particularly difficult because early rainfall would have washed away any salt put down before the event began.
Chambers says anyone who can stay off the roads is advised to do so until conditions improve.
Christian County Emergency Management Assistant Director Cecelia Cloos says if you must be on the roads, slow down and drive carefully.
Another winter weather system is anticipated for Saturday night and Sunday morning and Ms. Cloos says that one could bring another quarter inch of ice.
A few minor power outages were reported late in the morning in the Todd-Logan County area, and a few more were noted in Todd County in the evening hours. A major power outage was reported in Clarksville around 5 p.m.
Dozens of wrecks have been reported in the area, none with serious injury.
Elkton's Christmas parade has been postponed by the winter storm.
Mayor Nancy Camp says instead of Friday night, the Elkton Christmas parade will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 14. It will follow the same route as planned. Other scheduled Christmas in Elkton activities will also be held December 14.
The Trenton and Guthrie Christmas parades have been canceled.
Residents of the southern Pennyrile have been taking the winter storm warning seriously and area grocery stores are busy.
Elkton Food Giant manager Brent Spurlin says business started to pick up Wednesday, but he expected it to get busier as the storm approached.
Spurlin says milk and bread are always the popular winter storm items, but anything that can be eaten without being cooked goes quickly.
He says hamburger meat and other items that can be grilled in the case of a power outage have also been popular.
A non-incumbent candidate is running for Todd County Fiscal Court in District 2.
Filing his papers at the Todd County Clerk's Office as a Democrat was William Sweeney of Jason Ridge Road, Lewisburg.
The District 2 seat is currently held by Democrat Rex Johnson, who has not yet filed for re-election.
While Elkton is having its Christmas festivities Friday evening, two smaller Todd County towns are having their parades Saturday.
The Trenton Christmas parade will be Saturday afternoon at 3 along Main Street, with attendees urged to line up on the sidewalks and enjoy the activities.
The Sunset Homemakers Club will be providing free hot apple cider and homemade cookies and the parade will conclude with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree.
Following the parade, there will be caroling music, children's activities and visits with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the Trenton Community Center.
Guthrie's Christmas parade will be 10 o'clock Saturday morning in downtown Guthrie. Immediately following the parade, you can join Guthrie Partners on Main for “Soup and Sandwiches with Santa,” where adults can purchase lunch and children can meet with Santa before he makes his short sleigh ride north on 41 to Trenton.