Tracy Robinson speaks at Monday afternoon's groundbreaking/photo by Adam May
A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Guthrie this afternoon for a project that’s been a decade in the making.
About 70 people showed up in the downtown area of the south Todd County town to break ground for the Guthrie Transportation Museum and Welcome Center. Guthrie was built on the railroad industry and “Guthrie Partners for Main Street” Manager Tracy Robinson said it needed to be forever commemorated.
Perhaps as much as Guthrie is known for the railroad, it’s also known for being the birthplace of Pullitzer Prize winning Poet Robert Penn Warren. Ms. Robinson said the courage and strength a group of women showed decades ago to keep his homeplace in Guthrie as a museum inspired her to keep working to get the current project started.
The project is grant funded and construction will begin in the near future. Also speaking at the ceremony were Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall, State Representative Martha Jane King, Boogie Oliver with the Main Street Board and Guthrie Transportation Museum Board Chairman Matt Bailey.
Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall
Kentucky State Police arrested a Clarksville man on Friday after police allegedly found a large amount of illegal drugs.
31-year old Jeremy R. Wheeler of Clarksville was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and other traffic related offenses.
On Friday, Trooper Ben Cox reported seeing Wheeler drive erratically two miles north of Trenton and then ditch his vehicle near a field and observed him running on foot through a bean field.
After a brief foot pursuit, Wheeler was taken into custody and upon further investigation, police say it was determined that he was under the influence and found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana.
Wheeler remains lodged in the Todd County Detention Center.
Congressman Ed Whitfield spent this afternoon touring Jennie Stuart Medical Center’s newly revamped emergency department and wound healing center.
Congressman Whitfield spoke with hospital staff for several minutes and stated he was impressed with the quality of health care Jennie Stuart provides.
Congressman Whitfield also stated that the Hopkinsville-Christian County community was fortunate to have a facility like Jennie Stuart after he toured the local hospital.
Congressman Whitfield says he likes to visit Jennie Stuart periodically to visit each department and that each visit helps him understand the needs of the healthcare industry.
Two women are now behind bars after Cadiz Police say they assaulted two sisters Sunday night.
26-year old Shanonna N. Crenshaw of Walnut Street, Hopkinsville and her 23-year old sister, Keshia M. Cavanaugh of Wharton Road, Cadiz were both arrested and charged with second degree assault.
Cadiz Police Sergeant Richard Martin was called to the Trigg County Hospital shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday night in reference to an assault that allegedly took place within city limits.
Cadiz Police say an investigation determined that Crenshaw and Cavanaugh used a blunt instrument to assault sisters, Keisha Stewart and Karlie Stewart of Cadiz, who were both being treated and released from the hospital.
Police say the assaults stem from a separate incident that occurred the previous night between the Stewarts and a family member of Crenshaw and Cavanaugh, which remains under investigation.
Crenshaw and Cavanaugh are both lodged in the Christian County Jail.
One of the McHenry Street shooting victims from Sunday morning has already been released from the hospital and the other appears to be on the way to recovering.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 18-year old Brooklyn Adams of Hopkinsville was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a gunshot wound about four inches above her knee.
The more seriously injured victim, 24-year old James Kyle of Hopkinsville, is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Kyle was flown from Jennie Stuart to Vandy after being shot just under his ribcage, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police.
The suspect accused of shooting the victims, 25-year old Desmond Daniel of Hopkinsville, remains in the Christian County Jail and will appear in court Wednesday. Daniel is charged with two counts of first degree assault in connection with the incident that occurred just after midnight near the 2000 block of McHenry Sunday morning.