Pennyrile Rural Electric will have to turn the power off to about 15-hundred customers in Trigg County next week.
A news release from Pennyrile says the outage will last approximately four hours and will begin just after midnight October 7th.
Areas affected include Hamtown, Old Dover Road, Cunningham Avenue, South Road to West Maggie Road, Oakland Church Road and several other areas for a total impact of 1,517 customers.
Pennyrile says the outage is necessary to transfer the load serving South Road and Hamtown to the new feeders which have recently been constructed. The outage will be rescheduled if there’s bad weather.
Local entrepreneurs are reminded tomorrow is “Small Business Day” for the United Way of the Pennyrile campaign, which will benefit all parties involved.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp is the co-chair of this year’s campaign and says a 25 dollar donation helps the United Way reach its goal and will get media recognition in Hopkinsville on Small Business Day.
Mayor Kemp says you can drop your donation off at the Chamber of Commerce or a number of other locations in the area.
The United Way of the Pennyrile supports 23 agencies in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Caldwell Counties.
update: From the Highway Department:
One EASTBOUND lane is now open at this crash site (72 mile-marker I-24)
All traffic is moved to the left-hand or passing lane.
Motorists should slow down and use extreme caution as work to off-load the truck and remove it will continue for 3 or more hours at this site.
Westbound traffic is flowing normally.
Both eastbound lanes of I-24 were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned in the rainy conditions.
Few details are known, but the incident happened shortly after 6 near the 72 mile-marker, which is about five miles inside Christian County. The driver reportedly sustained some type of injury, but the extent wasn’t immediately known.
Eastbound traffic was diverted off I-24 onto US 68-80 at exit 65 in Trigg County as a detour.
The rain also contributed to a single-vehicle wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway at the Pembroke Road interchange, where a vehicle spun out and hit the guard rail just before six o’clock.
Two people were killed in a wreck involving a motorcycle on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Dawson Springs Wednesday afternoon.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 34-year old Mary Moore of Louisville was eastbound near the 32 mile-marker around 1:15 in an SUV when she ran off the shoulder of the road and over-corrected. Her vehicle entered the median and went airborne, striking a westbound motorcycle.
Both occupants of the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Moore and her passenger, 41-year old Keith Moore of Louisville, were taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both victims were wearing helmets and their names are being withheld, pending family notification.
Governor Steve Beshear was in Hopkinsville this afternoon to present a check to a local women’s recovery center.
Governor Beshear presented officials with the Trilogy Recovery Center for Women with a $250,000 check and stated it was very important for him to personally hand over the check to an organization that helps women become drug free and productive citizens.