The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is encouraging area motorists who frequently travel across the railroad tracks on South Main Street in Pembroke to allow themselves some extra time Friday morning.
Spokesman Keith Todd says CSX Railroad plans to close Kentucky 115 at the railroad crossing Friday to allow the repair of a faulty rail.
There are multiple crossings in Pembroke so motorists can take their own detour on side streets, but clearance and load limits will hinder some commercial trucks from being able to cross at all in Pembroke Friday morning.
Todd says work should be completed by 3:30 Friday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say a British national has been taken into custody after nearly a three month investigation.
41-year old Solomon Waters of London, England is charged with multiple state and federal crimes and remains lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.
State Police say Waters was arrested as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that revolved around illegal internet activity occurring from his home in England into the U.S.
State Police say Waters was arrested from the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, where he believed he would be meeting a juvenile female, but was instead greeted by law enforcement.
Kentucky State Police is the lead law enforcement agency for the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Cadiz Police are warning of a scam attempted against a resident there in recent days.
A news release says a resident received a phone call from a recorded message claiming to be from Wal-Mart. The message said the resident had won a 1-thousand dollar gift card from the store and gave instructions to redeem it by calling another phone number.
The recording said the resident would have to pay a processing fee and the gift card would be mailed. Police say this is just another in an ongoing series of scams criminals are attempting to perpetrate over the phone and through text messages.
Residents should deal with stores in person and never follow instructions where they are asked to mail or wire a processing fee.
Clarksville Police say no-one was seriously injured this morning after a tractor trailer crashed on College Street.
Police say around 11:30 a.m. 57-year old Oran King of Mount Juliet, Tennessee was driving a tractor trailer east on College Street and swerved to avoid hitting a car, which caused it to leave the roadway and hit a utility pole.
Police say as a result of the wreck, a transformer was dislodged and fell through the roof of the trailer and that traffic on College Street was disrupted for over two hours.
The driver was not issued a citation and police say the investigation into the crash is being handled by Officer Chris Robinson.
The U.S. Army is going high-tech to train soldiers for missions.
Fort Campbell’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security this Thursday will be unveiling the latest soldier training simulator, called the Dismounted Soldier Training System to educate soldiers on dismounted patrol maneuvers through immersive virtual training.
Post officials say this simulator allows soldiers to undergo necessary training, without the added cost of fuel or spent ammunition.
Officials say when using the simulator, each soldier will be issued equipment that’s outfitted with sensors which will then feed the information about the soldier’s movements into the virtual world.
When using the simulator soldiers will also be able to see and hear the virtual environment and also communicate with other soldiers.
Officials say soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company will be practicing their skills on the simulator and their movements, errors and times will all be captured, which will then be reviewed by their leaders who will provide feedback following the completion of the session.