Here is the statement from the Hopkinsville Fire Department:
WESTERN KY ST. FAIR FIREWORKS SHOW CANCELLED
The Hopkinsville Fire Dept. in conjunction with the City of Hopkinsville and Christian County at this time must inform you that as of this morning the fireworks show at the Fair tonight has been cancelled. This decision was made this morning by City and County officials due to the extreme nature of the weather we have been experiencing over the past few weeks. The lack of rain and high temperatures has made the use of fireworks to any degree an extreme danger. This decision was not made easily but in hopes to protect life and property in our community.
Lt Steve Futrell
A monument for the 71 men with specific Christian County ties who fought in the Revolutionary war was dedicated at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West this morning.
A very large crowd braved extreme heat to see the tall monument unveiled, with several local elected officials and other dignitaries among those in attendance. The featured speaker was Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division Commander Major General James McConville, who compared the 71 names on the wall with the men and women of Fort Campbell today.
He said they share more in common than the fact they signed up for service in a time of war.
Christian County Historian William Turner gave background information on the monument, including the fact that the local Sons of the American Revolution organization did much of the research in coming up with the list of names.
The 101st Color Guard presented the colors, Hopkinsville High School Band Director Johnny Brown played “Taps” and music was performed by the Nashville Outreach Express Mission Choir.
Turner says it’s likely ongoing research will result in more names being placed on the monument in the coming years.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on drug trafficking charges yesterday, with a second suspect getting away.
Hopkinsville Police arrived at 3B Pennyrile Homes around 1pm for a “knock and talk”, according to the report. Officers noticed 23-year old Nicole Wilson walking toward the back door and were able to stop her, allegedly finding a handgun and a large bag of marijuana in a back pack.
While police were looking in the backpack, the second male suspect fled the scene out the front door and got away.
Ms. Wilson was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
A routine traffic stop led to methamphetamine charges in Muhlenberg County yesterday.
Kentucky state police pulled 52-year old Tony Vincent, Jr. of South Carrolton over around 2pm yesterday for a seat belt violation. Trooper Jon McGehee was able to determine Vincent was under the influence and arrested him for DUI.
Police also found prescription pills, methamphetamine, marijuana and items of paraphernalia in his car.
Vincent was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and several other drug charges in addition to DUI.
One person was killed in a wreck involving a motorcycle in Trigg County yesterday.
Kentucky State Police say 57-year old Jeffrey Omen of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin was westbound on 68 around 2:30 when he noticed traffic in front of him had stopped at the intersection with Kentucky 272.
Omen applied his breaks, but lost control and his bike turned over. He and his wife, 54-year old Debra Omen, were thrown from the motorcycle.
Ms. Omen was taken first to Trigg County Hospital and later flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. Jeffrey Omen was treated and released from Trigg County Hospital.