Heat and high humidity are forecast to enter the area again Monday, prompting an Excessive Heat Warning from the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say the warning runs from 10am Monday through 7pm Thursday. Temperatures in the upper 90’s will combine with humid conditions to make it feel like around 105 each day. The prolonged nature of the heat wave is the reason for a warning instead of a more common heat advisory.
As always, those who must be outside are reminded to drink plenty of fluids and to take plenty of breaks in a shady area to remain healthy and safe. It won’t be quite as hot as it was earlier in the summer when the temperature reached 107 degrees, but the humidity then was not nearly as high as forecasters expect in the coming days.
The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge is back in the news again, but for all of the right reasons this time.
The state Highway Department says traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge from about 8am until noon as crews do work on electrical wiring on the now functioning navigational lights. The purpose is to send barge traffic through span “C” of the bridge while crews do geo-technical drilling near the main channel span “B” in preparation for building a whole new bridge.
That work is expected to take about a month. The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge became famous in January when a cargo vessel went under the wrong span and knocked it completely out, rendering the busy structure closed until Memorial Day weekend.
A Murray woman was injured in a single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County Saturday morning.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 22-year old Krystyn Koch of Murray was southbound on Parker Road when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. Her vehicle hit an embankment and overturned in a creek.
In what could have turned out much worse, Ms. Koch was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A vehicle versus pedestrian incident on West 7th street near the Dodge Store just before 12:30 this morning sent a 17 year old boy to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
City police officer Ron Ingram says the youth was walking ''with traffic'' when he was struck from the rear by a vehicle driven by 55-year old Steven McCuiston of Murray.
The teenager was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. His name will be available with the release of the official report.
Units with the 101st Airborne Division will once again be deploying to Afghanistan in the Fall, but military officials say before that happens, soldiers will have to undergo training in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
WHOP’s Marie Fainter will be spending the weekend at Fort Polk to follow the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment.