...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 9 PM CST FRIDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 PM CST FRIDAY.
* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN FROM WEST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. THE PRECIPITATION WILL
GRADUALLY CHANGE TO SLEET AND SNOW...BEFORE COMING TO AN END
* AMOUNTS...ICE ACCRETION OF AROUND ONE HALF INCH IS EXPECTED ON
FRIDAY...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH
POSSIBLE. AN INCH OR TWO OF SLEET AND SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED
BEFORE IT COMES TO AN END FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* MAIN IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE
TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. IN ADDITION...
SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES WILL LIKELY DEVELOP GIVEN THE
ACCUMULATION OF ICE EXPECTED.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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 man was shot in the leg during the course of a robbery on Clay Street Wednesday night.
Three suspects entered a 101 North Clay Street apartment around 7:40 and demanded cash, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says they shot 54-year old Ronnie Morgan of Hopkinsville in the leg and hit 55-year old Jerry Gamache of Dawson Springs over the head with a gun.
Morgan was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for the gunshot wound and Gamache sustained a severe laceration. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and the investigation continues.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an attempted robbery that happened Wednesday night.
Fifty-eight year old Terry Ware of Hopkinsville told officers he was pushed from behind near the 100 block of North Main Street around 10 p.m.
The suspect, whose name is redacted, allegedly attempted to take Ware's money out of his sock before fleeing the scene empty-handed.
A two-vehicle wreck at Lafayette Road and the bypass Wednesday night injured two local women.
The incident happened around 10:30, according to the Hopkinsville Police Report, which says 31-year old Jared Black of Gracey was northbound on Lafayette Road when a witnesses said he ran a red light and struck a vehicle driven by 29-year old Kadonna Hunter of Hopkinsville in the front right.
Black was not hurt, but Ms. Hunter and her passenger—25-year old Donta Bailey of Hopkinsville—were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.