There will be lane restrictions on the Lake Barkley/Cumberland River Bridge in Canton today, as crews work to repair navigational lights.
A news release from the Highway Department says Trigg County dispatch received a call saying the lights were out yesterday. The outage was immediately reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Center in Louisville for broadcast to commercial tow boats in the area.
An electrical crew will be at the bridge today to look at the lights and to make the repairs as soon as possible. Motorists traveling the bridge should be prepared to encounter restrictions such as alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
Approximately 3,800 vehicles cross the bridge on an average day.
Hopkinsville Police have released more details concerning Tuesday morning’s robbery at Cash Express on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Casietta Maypray told police that two unknown black males entered the business and started to drag two employees around by their hair. Police say during the process, a wallet and keys to open the safe were taken from one the victims.
The two suspects managed to open the safe and made off with an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene. The robbery took place just before 10am at the 2514 Fort Campbell Boulevard business. Police say they are following up on all leads and that the two employees were not injured during the incident.
Hopkinsville city council tonight didn’t waste any time when it came to approving several house keeping measures including an amended ordinance concerning the city-wide public smoking ban.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp explains more details of the amended ordinance of the code enforcement board fines.
The amended ordinance was unanimously passed on first reading and under the ordinance, residents who are caught smoking in enclosed public places and work places will be charged $100 for the first offense, $150 for the second offense and $300 for the third offense.
In other action, council members unanimously approved the second reading of the two ordinances concerning pawn brokers and precious metals and gem dealers with Mayor Kemp explaining more details of the ordinances.
Council members Kimberly Mccarley, Paul Henson, Ann Cherry and Phillip Brooks were absent from tonight’s meeting.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 16 people died in 15 separate wrecks on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, November 26th through Sunday.
State Police say a double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Floyd County and that the suspected use of alcohol was involved in that wreck.
Police reported that two single-fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Pulaski County and single-fatality crashes occurred in Crittenden, Graves, Hopkins, Jefferson, Knott, Livingston, Lyon, Montgomery, Trigg and Webster Counties.
The suspected use of alcohol was involved in the crashes in Crittenden County and Lyon Counties.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality wreck in Livingston County Monday morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on Ditney Road, just two miles east of Lola around 9:05 a.m.
KSP identified the deceased as 88-year old Mildren Croft of Salem, Kentucky.
Police say Croft left her residence and was driving east on Ditney Road when she failed to negotiate a curve and went down a steep embankment.
Croft had prior medical issues and the Livingston County Coroner advised it appeared she had a massive heart attack, prior to the collision, which caused the wreck.
The coroner ruled the death was not related to the vehicle collision.