Fire-fighters in Todd County are on the scene of a large fire at a well-known Daysville building.
A call came out of fire at Libby's Steakhouse on Jefferson Davis Highway just after 5 this morning. Several fire departments are on the scene and Todd County Emergency management Director Tim Pulley says the building will likely be a complete loss.
Pulley says no one has been injured in the blaze.
Libby's became well known for the radio show “Live at Libby's” in the 1980's and 90's and the current owner was in the process of re-opening the building as a steakhouse. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
The City of Hopkinsville's proposed multi-million dollar Rails to Trails project is one step closer in becoming a reality, thanks to a generous donation.
Officials with the Christian and Todd County Board of Realtors will be presenting a check for $5000 to Mayor Dan Kemp to help fund the project.
Officials say the check presentation ceremony will take place during the organization's monthly membership meeting on October 17th at 11:45 a.m. at the Hopkinsville Country Club with the event sponsored by Planters Bank.
A Trenton teen was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident in Todd County this morning.
Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson says 16-year old Ashleigh Dollar of Adams Road had been westbound in a full-sized pickup truck near 1025 Liberty Road just before 7:30 when she ran off the road.
Ms. Dollar over-compensated, causing her truck to turn on its side and flip. The cab of the pickup was crushed and the Todd County Rescue Squad had to cut her from the wreckage.
Sheriff Johnson says she was wearing her seat belt and her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Ms. Dollar was flown by Air Evac to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A society that has become dependent on smart phones was thrown for a loop last night when AT&T customers in Western Kentucky lost service for a few hours.
The company said a cut cable impacted towers across western Kentucky yesterday afternoon and evening. There have been a few hiccups since the problems were fixed, but most customers should find their cell phones working properly this morning.
AT&T released the following statement last evening: 'Wireless service has been restored in Western Kentucky after a cable cut earlier today impacted service for some AT&T customers. Technicians rerouted wireless traffic and service is currently running normally. We know customers count on their wireless services, and we apologize for this inconvenience.'
There were nearly 100 reported collisions involving deer in Christian County last year and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding motorists this is the time of the year when many of those wrecks happen.
Numbers provided from the cabinet show there were 95 wrecks involving deer reported in Christian County in 2012. Hopkins County was third in the state with 113 deer collisions, Muhlenberg had 55, Todd and Caldwell each had 19 and Trigg had 18. Boone County led Kentucky with 158 wrecks involving deer and no other county was even close.
District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McLearn says highway crews are seeing an increase in the number of deer killed along highways, indicating deer are starting to move. He says deer-vehicle collisions always go up during October, November, and December.
Cooler evenings and shorter days kick in the fall mating season, putting deer on the move at times when they are least visible. An analysis of crash reports indicates most auto collisions with deer are just before sunrise or just after sunset.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 150 people are killed nationwide each year in motor vehicle accidents involving deer.
Officials say you shouldn't swerve to avoid a deer. Stay in your lane. Swerving can result in a more serious crash with oncoming traffic. In the event of a crash, keep both hands on the wheel and brake down steadily.
The Transportation Cabinet also knows there are likely many more collisions that aren't reported and ask motorists to notify police even when there is little damage.