The first significant blast of winter weather could impact the southern Pennyrile region later this week, though there are still a lot of unknowns.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued special weather statements regarding the possibility of frozen or freezing precipitation Thursday and Friday and Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says it's all due to two weather systems converging on the area—one with moisture and the other with cold air.
Shanklin expects the area to get a mixed bag of winter precipitation, including freezing rain, before it ends as snow Friday.
While travel impacts are expected at some point late this week, Shanklin says they don't anticipate it being a major winter storm at this time.
Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations and check our websites and Facebook page for the latest on this developing weather situation.
Fifty local families are counting on a merrier Christmas because of a Hopkinsville Fire Department charitable tradition and fire-fighters are hoping the community will help make it happen again.
Christmas for Kids is a program where families apply for assistance through the Salvation Army and the fire department provides the age appropriate toys and gifts. Organizer and Hopkinsville Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos says those 50 families account for over 100 children of all ages needing gifts.
Inspector Cloos says gifts for younger and older girls and boys are being accepted at each fire station through December 20.
If you don't like to shop, you can also drop off a cash donation at a fire station for the Christmas for Kids program. A majority of the toys will be received by the children Saturday, December 21.
Police in Tennessee continue to investigate a suspicious fatal house fire in Robertson County from over the weekend and are seeking a suspect for questioning.
A news release from the Robertson County Sheriff's Office says 49-year old David Greenwood is a person of interest and he is being sought for questioning related to the incident. If you know of his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.
Greenwood is approximately 6’1” tall, weighing 170lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He should be driving a silver 2002 Dodge Ram with damage to bed area. The license plate on the truck should be 998 BZD.
One person was found deceased early Sunday morning after a fire at 2526 Jack Teasley Road. The victim's name has not been released.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of property from the Hopkinsville-Christian County Youth League at Ruff Park sometime in the last week.
The report says someone damaged a garage door to get inside and took a Kubota riding lawn mower, concession stand equipment, an air conditioning unit, two leaf blowers and other equipment.
The stolen property value combined with the damage to the building totals just over $7,500.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A four-wheeler accident in the city Friday evening injured a Hopkinsville resident.
The incident happened around 7 p.m., according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 22-year old Todd Postlewait of Hopkinsville was riding the ATV in an empty lot at 113 Fenton when he lost control and was ejected off the back.
Postlewait hit his head on the pavement and was briefly knocked unconscious. An ambulance took him to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and the report says he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.