The Western Kentucky State Fair continues this afternoon with an always popular armband night.
Attendees can ride as much as they desire for a flat cost of 18 dollars, with gates opening at 5pm and rides at 6.
A good crowd is expected in the grandstand at 7:30 tonight for the mud boggs, as described by J.R. Knight.
The cornhole tournament is in the air conditioned convention center and will get underway at 7, according to organizer Sonny Campbell.
The petting zoo remains open in the livestock pavilion and there will be a 500-dollar drawing at 9pm.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be working at the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge again today after the navigational lights went dark last night.
A news release from the cabinet says a private boater called Calloway County dispatch around 11 last night and reported the lights on the bridge were out. A Kentucky State Trooper confirmed the report and officials in Marshall County immediately reported the outage to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard put a notice out to all mariners in the area that the bridge was dark and electricians will be at the bridge today to fix the problem.
Some of the lights were not working properly January 26th when the Delta Mariner slammed into the bridge, knocking out a 322-foot span. All of the lights were fixed in the repairing of the bridge, which re-opened just before Memorial Day.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery of seasonal farm workers at a Dupuy Street residence from yesterday afternoon.
The call came in around 4:50 of an incident at 735 Dupuy, where 27-year old Jose Bustamante of Houston, Texas and two other victims said two Hispanic males and one black male held them at gunpoint and demanded money.
One of the perpetrators also hit Bustamante on the head with an unknown object and caused several lacerations. The suspects also took the victim’s car keys, but did not take his car.
The three suspects got away with a substantial amount of cash and the investigation is ongoing.
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.