Governor Steve Beshear will be back in Christian County tomorrow to formally announce details of the speed limit change on U.S. 68-80.
It was announced last week that the speed limit will go up to 65 miles per hour in most low-congestion areas on 68 between Bowling Green and Cadiz, and Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says the Governor is expected to bring more information to a 2pm ceremony at Eastview Baptist Church.
Judge Tribble credited work by state lawmakers and the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance for getting the change made so quickly and said the idea first came to him from Logan County Judge-Executive Logan Chick.
Judge Tribble says he believes more motorists will be routed through the Pennyrile region once the higher speed limit takes hold and everything is registered in the appropriate computer systems.
The Transportation Cabinet approved the changes after a comprehensive study on the effects the increase might cause.
This year’s Harvest Fest will get underway in Elkton this weekend and is expected to draw a large crowd from across the area.
Promoter Debra Sale says Harvest Fest will kick off Thursday evening with the final Bike Night of the season on the square. There will be live music Thursday and Friday nights and carnival rides at the old Elkton Die Cast property. Ms. Sale says the biggest crowds are expected Saturday.
Potential vendors can still sign up to participate in Harvest fest, though time is running out.
Once again, that phone number is 265-7070. Saturday’s festivities will begin at 9am.
A Christian County family has been named a finalist in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.
A news release says Michael and Jill Harton have been farming together since 2005, building their operation from concept phase into today’s 175-acre farm in just a few short years.
The Harton’s grow corn, wheat, soybeans and dark-fired tobacco. Michael Harton serves on the Christian County Farm Bureau board as treasurer.
The other two finalists are Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County and Bruce and Charissa Wade of Mercer County.
A Greenville man was injured in a wreck last night after swerving to miss a deer.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 50-year old Timothy Huckleberry of Greenville was driving east on KY 176 when a deer ran out in front of him and he took evasive action.
Huckleberry ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. He was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
A Murray man is charged with DUI after a single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County Friday night that sent him to the hospital.
Kentucky State Police say 31-year old Joshua Morris of Murray was northbound on State Route 893 around 11:15 when he crossed the southbound lane and hit a culvert, causing his vehicle to go airborne before landing in a ditch.
A witness found Morris unconscious, but he was out of the vehicle and standing up by the time Trooper Brian Hill arrived on the scene. Morris was taken by ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of his injuries and KSP would charge him with DUI.