The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating a burglary report that allegedly took place early this morning.
According to police, officers were dispatched to 17-10 South Clay Street in reference to a burglary in progress.
39-year old Kenneth Miller told police one or two suspects tried to gain entry into his residence by using an unknown object to pry open the front door of his residence.
Police say the front door had pry marks on it and when officers interviewed the suspects, one of the individuals gave officers a false name.
According to police an arrest has not been made in this case.
The U.S. Coast Guard is now on the scene where a Delta Mariner crashed into Eggner’s Ferry Bridge late last night.
According to Kentucky Transportation spokesman Keith Todd, Coast Guard officials are determining whether or not the ocean going cargo vessel was traveling in the right channel.
The transportation official says the vessel makes fairly regular runs in this area.
Few details have been released concerning the vessel, however, reports indicate it was either traveling to or from Decatur and its last known port was in New Orleans.
51-year old Robert Parker of Cadiz told the Associated Press earlier today that he and his wife were traveling northbound on the highway after his stepson’s house in Murray and were driving in the rain when they suddenly realized a section of the bridge was missing and hit his brakes.
The Cadiz man also stated he was able to hit his brakes within 5 feet of the missing section and that several cars were behind him.
Officials say roughly 2,800 motorists travel on the bridge everyday and Keith Todd says a pre-construction phase is underway to replace the bridge.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Engineers remain on Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to reportedly evaluate the stability of the bridge structure.
According to a news release provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, engineers are checking each section of the bridge, which so far officials say two sections of the bridge are down.
The evaluation will reportedly take several days to complete.
Due to the bridge incident that occurred late last night at Eggner’s Ferry Bridge on U.S. 68 and Ky 80, Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are urging residents to avoid the area.
According to KSP, motorists who normally travel westbound on US 68 through the Land between the Lakes should avoid LBL, KY 453 as well as US 68.
Officials say motorists can instead use Interstate 24 corridor to the purchase parkway to access this area.