The weather is certainly feeling more fall-like with the change of seasons, but it will be another month before we feel freezing temperatures if the average holds true.
The National Weather Service says the first 32 degree temperature in western Kentucky is between October 21st and 31st on average—using data from 1981 to 2010.
The first hard freeze, quantified as a temperature of 28 degrees or less—doesn’t usually happen until sometime between November 1st and 10th.
The Pennyrile has certainly seen freezing temperatures much sooner and later than those dates in the past, so “stay tuned” as always.
The president of the University of Louisville will be in Christian County Tuesday and will visit a Fort Campbell school.
A news release from the college says Doctor James Ramsey and other officials will visit with students at Fort Campbell High School at 8:45 Tuesday morning. The visit is part of a statewide Presidential Outreach tour.
There are currently 99 students from Christian County attending the University of Louisville.
Doctor Ramsey will also make an appearance in Hopkinsville Tuesday, when he will speak at the Hopkinsville Rotary Club at noon.
The Tobacco War Pilgrimage continues through this weekend in Hopkinsville, remembering one of the most turbulent periods in the history of western Kentucky and middle Tennessee.
Local residents have become accustomed to the Night Rider Raid and reenactment, but new events were added this year including a Saturday afternoon tour of historic homes and a reenactment of the Night Rider trial.
One of the homes being toured is that of Hopkinsville Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin, who says it’s important to look at the not so pleasant times when studying history.
Martin says like so many other movements in history, the motive of the Night Riders started out positive, but unfortunately turned violent.
The weekend will conclude Sunday with a free “Sounds of the Time” tour of historic churches in downtown Hopkinsville. One can find more information on the weekend’s events by going to www.tobaccowarpilgrimage.com.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul continues to plead with federal officials to stop sending foreign aid to countries that don’t have our best interest in mind.
The senator from Bowling Green says using money in an attempt to get countries to “behave” simply isn’t working.
Senator Paul says it’s obvious money isn’t helping the situation in the Middle East.
Doctor Paul says he believes a majority of Americans agree with him. He also questions whether Ambassador Chris Stevens should have even been in Libya when the embassy was attacked by terrorists and whether the country should send over a replacement for Stevens.
A recent wreck on Dawson Springs Road sent two people to the hospital and resulted in DUI charges.
The report from Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Lynn Moe says 28-year old Brandon McKellips of Clarksville was eastbound on Pennyrile Forest State Park Road when he drove through the triangle median at the entrance to the park and hit a northbound vehicle on Dawson Springs Road.
That vehicle was driven by 31-year old Elesha Robinson of Dawson Springs. McKelleps was arrested and charged with DUI, while his passenger—29-year old Renaldo Marable of Clarksville was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
Ms. Robinson’s five year old passenger was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Stuart, but she went uninjured.