A Russellville woman was killed in a head-on collision in Logan County last night.
A news release from the Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker says the incident happened around 6:30 on Montgomery Road in Auburn.
Police say 42-year old Tracy Leigh White of Stevenson Mill Road, Russellville was northbound on Montgomery Road when she crossed into the path of an oncoming pickup truck driven by 37-year old Amy Roberts of Matlock Road, Auburn who was unable to avoid a collision.
Ms. White was pronounced dead on the scene by Logan County Coroner Mary Givens from numerous injuries. Logan County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Kitchens is the investigating officer.
A plane en route to Hopkins County from McLean County last night crashed, killing the pilot.
WFIE TV in Evansville reports Danny Woosley had left a private airstrip for Hopkins County to get fuel. Sometime around 9pm, the McLean County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a plane had not been heard from since departure.
A search party was assembled and emergency management officials found the wreckage less than a mile from the runway near Calhoun.
The TV stations reports Woosley was the assistant fire chief for the McLean County Central District Fire Department.
A Todd County warm-weather tradition resumes later this week when the first Elkton Bike Night of the season will be held.
For several years now, bikers from across the region have converged on the historic Elkton Square during the warm weather months each Thursday night.
This year’s season begins this Thursday afternoon around 5 and Todd County Welcome Center Director Deborah Sale says the band “Big Nancy” will be the featured entertainment.
Very large crowds usually show up and vendors offer food in addition to Elkton’s restaurants each week. Ms. Sale says people have come to Bike Night from several neighboring counties and states.
You don’t have to ride a motorcycle to attend, as many people from the area who are just motorcycle enthusiasts show up for the weekly event to fellowship.
Marquita Cassetty is leading the Bike Night Committee this year.
Maintenance work is being done on the remaining spans of the Eggners Ferry Bridge to prepare it for eventual repair after one section was knocked out by a cargo vessel January 26th.
A news release from the State Highway Department says railing replacement, deck patching and other repairs are being made before a contractor begins work to replace the 322-foot span which was destroyed.
Hall Contracting of Kentucky will soon begin the 7 million dollar project, which is supposed to be completed by Memorial Day weekend and the maintenance work is a way to reduce any lane closures for smaller repairs once traffic resumes.
Engineers are finalizing the plans required for fabrication of the new span and Hal Construction plans to run a crew of about 40 employees around the clock to meet the deadline.
If the bridge isn’t re-opened by May 27th, Hall will be fined heavily each day thereafter.
Fire in a barbecue pit got out of control at the Woodshed on West 7th Street Saturday, though the damage done was limited.
Hopkinsville fire-fighters responded to the report of a fire about a quarter til 9 Saturday morning and found a cook who said the walls and ceiling had caught fire while he was cooking.
The report says a buildup of carbon, fat and grease inside the building caused the blaze to spread. It didn’t take long for crews to get the fire out, and all fire-fighters were gone by just after 9:30.
About a thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the building and no one was injured in the incident.