The wintry precipitation may have stopped late last evening, but frigid air that moved in overnight left the roads still slick.
A dispatcher at the Christian County ECC said there are still slick roads everywhere, including some city streets and portions of Interstate 24. She says several cars slid off Greenville Road overnight and had to be pulled back onto the pavement. Kentucky Highway 115 from Fairview to Oak Grove is another road that’s particularly slick.
In Trigg County, dispatchers say there were no accidents overnight, but roads remain slick and hazardous.
Roads are particularly hazardous in the north part of Todd County, according to a dispatcher, who says there were not any accidents overnight.
Christian County Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers is asking motorists to not get out on the roads until conditions improve unless you absolutely have to.
Middle Tennessee, including Montgomery, Stewart and Robertson counties, is already under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9 p.m. Saturday evening until 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
Forecasters there are expecting between a tenth and two tenths of ice accumulations to impact driving conditions and to combine with yesterday’s storm to down a few limbs and cause isolated power outages.
Stay tuned to the WHOP Family of Stations and monitor our websites and Facebook page for the latest on this developing weather situation.
Ice played a role in a three-vehicle wreck on I-24 near the Kentucky-Tennessee line Friday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say 27-year old April Harvey of Clarksville was westbound near the 91 mile-marker around 2:30 when she lost control of her SUV on the Red River Bridge and hit the bridge abutment.
The collision caused her to slide back onto the pavement, hitting a tractor-trailer driven by 30-year old James Floyd of Iowa and a car driven by 28-year old James Powell, Jr. of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Harvey’s vehicle came to rest in the median and she was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Powell and Floyd were not hurt.
There is now a contested race in next year’s election for District Judge in Christian County.
Foster Cotthoff had been listed as a candidate for District Judge in Division I, but withdrew from that race Thursday and filed to run in Division II against Rick Boling. Cotthoff says incumbent Judge Arnold Lynch is not going to run.
In an email to WHOP News, Cotthoff said his decision to switch races also came after his longtime friend Lindsey Adams decided not to run for the open Division II seat.
Cotthoff says he thought Adams would have been a good judge and didn’t want to run against him, but decided to file for the open seat when he learned that wouldn’t be an issue.
Cotthoff says he believes that the best thing for him to do to ensure the strongest judiciary for the citizens of Christian County is to run for the open seat in Division II.
A home on Antioch Church Road was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
About 25 fire-fighters with the Lacy, Highland and Honey Grove volunteer fire departments responded to 12745 Antioch Church Road and found the structure fully involved. Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says a woman lived at the residence alone, but was away when the fire began.
No one was injured and the structure was thought to be a complete loss.
For the first time in over a century, Hopkinsville no longer has a theater to watch a new motion picture after the Martin 5 closed its doors Thursday night.
Dumpsters were placed in front of the building and the marquee along Fort Campbell Boulevard was blank by Friday morning. The signs on the front of the building advertising featured films were gone and there was no pre-recorded message on the theater's answering machine giving show times.
Phone calls to a Carmike Theaters spokesperson went unreturned and no one answered calls at the local theater Thursday evening or Friday morning.
Official local historian William Turner says the first motion picture show opened up in Hopkinsville over a century ago and movies were shown at the Alhambra into the 1970's, overlapping with the opening of the Martin 5.
Turner says Hopkinsville has also had multiple drive-in movie theaters over the decades.
There are signs along Fort Campbell Boulevard in Oak Grove advertising the future opening of a Carmike theater there, but no hard dates for construction or opening have ever been announced.