Temperatures above the freezing mark spared western Kentucky from the wintry weather that was forecast for the area last night and this morning.
No Kentucky Mesonet site west of Oldham County has recorded a temperature of less than 32 degrees since midnight and any precipitation that has fallen since then has been mostly rain.
Sleet and snow mixed in initially yesterday afternoon when the front first arrived, but even then it was too warm to cause travel problems. Needless to say, there are no school closings this morning and Hopkinsville Police say there was almost no activity of any kind in the city.
There is only a chance of some drizzle today and a forecast high of 42 degrees, while the mercury should climb into the upper 50’s tomorrow. The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Weather Advisory for western Kentucky during the overnight hours.
A rear-end collission on Fort Campbell Boulevard yesterday afternoon injured an Oak Grove woman.
The incident happened around 1:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 47-year old Charles Gilliland of Dickson, Tennessee was attempting to make a u-turn from the south to northbound lanes.
That’s when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 23-year old Kayli Daymon of Oak Grove, who said she looked to her right and Gilliland’s vehicle was stopped in front of her when she looked back up.
Ms. Daymon was taken by private vehicle to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville for non-life-threatening injuries. Gilliland went uninjured.
Three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, February, 6th through Sunday, according to preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police.
Two of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and one victim was not wearing a seat belt.
According to KSP, through Sunday preliminary statistics indicate that 68 people died on Kentucky roadways since January, which is two more fatalities than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Preliminary statistics also indicate 33 of the 68 people who lost their lives on state roadways were not wearing their seat belts and eleven deaths reportedly resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
A general court-martial date for a Fort Campbell soldier charged with murder has been rescheduled for May.
Fort Campbell officials say the general court-martial date for Sergeant Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2nd after officials say a continuance was granted by the military judge and was agreed to by both the government and Burke’s defense counsel.
As previously reported by Lite 98.7, Burke is charged with violating several sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by killing Tracy Burke and Karen Comer inside Comer’s Rineyville residence on September 11th 2007.
In addition to the murder charges, Burke is also charged with committing burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering the residence of Karen Comer.
Burke remains in pre-trial confinement at a local civilian confinement facility to a general court-martial, which is the most serious level of military courts.
The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area motorists to slow down and drive carefully during inclement weather.
According to Public Information Officer Paul Ray, most rear-end collisions occur during bad weather.
In addition, Officer Ray says it’s okay to drive below the speed limit when road conditions are treacherous and explains officers can pull motorists over for going the speed limit during inclement weather when road conditions become hazardous.
As previously reported by the police department, officers responded to 108 wrecks last month with 11 of those being wrecks with injuries.