It will likely come as no surprise considering the weather that the Tennessee Valley Authority had to produce more electricity to meet demand at one point Saturday than at any time on any other Saturday in history.
Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile Electric says it took nearly 31-thousand Megawatts to keep the lights on for TVA’s customers at 5pm Saturday, which was a record. Gilkey said the temperature was approximately 104 degrees at that point in the day.
He says demand is expected to be below 30-thousand Megawatts for the remainder of the week due to the upcoming holiday and slightly lower temperatures. There is also a slightly better chance for an isolated shower or thundershower in the TVA area.
A Clarksville woman was killed in a vehicle versus train wreck in Robertson County Saturday morning.
The report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 57-year old Margaret Day of Clarksville was turning into a driveway off U.S. 41 near Adams around 7:30am. Railroad tracks ran north to south on the residential property and police say Ms. Day drove into the path of an oncoming train.
THP says Ms. Day died upon impact and that she was wearing her seat belt.
It will be Faith and Family night at the Western Kentucky State Fair this afternoon and evening, which is always well-attended.
WHOP Gospel Music Show host Larry Dale Combs gives the rundown on this afternoon and evening’s events.
There will be a 500 dollar drawing at 9pm tonight and rides are free with a church bulletin from 4 until 6 and a dollar a piece after 6. The Youth pageants begin at 3pm in the convention center with four different age groups, as described by Carolyn Cobb.
The fair continues through Saturday.
The Boil Water Advisory that was in effect for a portion of Lafayette Road has been lifted.
A fax from Christian County Water Department Director James Owen says residents on Lafayette Road from Herndon to the Bennetstown Loop no longer have to boil their water before usage.
The advisory had been issued after a contractor reportedly hit a water main while doing work Thursday.
Hopkinsville Police made three arrests yesterday in connection with a home invasion from Monday.
Police first responded to a disturbance with guns involved at 205 Waddell Circle around 9:45 Monday night and were called back again after 20-year old Tiffany Wetenkamp said the original four suspects came back with more people and assaulted her.
Ms. Wetenkamp said the perpetrators dragged her out of the apartment and continued to assault her. The report says she had several bruises and scratches on her face, back, arms and legs.
Arrested at 301 Waddell Circle Apartment F yesterday were 21-year old Alexis Maruis Lowery, 29-year old Tiffany White and 25-year old Maurikus Leavell—all of Hopkinsville.
The arrest warrants say Lowery hit the victim over the head with a glass candle holder. Police believe the trio and a fourth suspect did the assault because they were angry the victim wasn’t arrested earlier in the evening on gun charges when officers were called the first time.
All three suspects are charged with first degree burglary and retaliating against a participant in a legal process.