Residents across the region are encouraged to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout later this week.
The earthquake drill for those living near the New Madrid Fault will be Thursday morning at 10:15, according to Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham, who says participants should use the occasion to think out what they would do if a major quake hit.
A series of major earthquakes rocked the region in the early 1800’s and Graham says the drill also serves as a reminder that it could happen again.
The earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 were so strong that they caused the Mississippi River to briefly flow backward and rang church bells as far away as Boston. Thursday is the 201st anniversary of the earthquake that created Realfoot Lake.
A Fort Campbell man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway last night.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 20-year old Jamie Davis of Fort Campbell was southbound near the 19 mile-marker just before 7pm when he lost control on the wet pavement.
Davis over-corrected and ran off the road, where his vehicle came to rest. He was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman who became well known because of the movie “The Blind Side” will be the featured speaker at Austin Peay State University next week.
Collins Tuohy was depicted along with her family in the 2010 movie that gained national acclaim. It told the story of Michael Oher, who went from being homeless to being adopted by the Tuohy family and becoming very successful on the football field to the point he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens team that won the Super Bowl Sunday.
Oher would become Collins’ adopted brother and she will speak on the experience February 11th at 7pm in the Clement Auditorium as part of the school’s annual Unity Celebration.
The program will be titled “Behind ‘The Blind Side’: Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity.”
Christian County High School is participating in a national campaign to gather clothing for the country’s homeless population.
The “Teens for Jeans” drive is an effort to clothe the 1.7 million homeless people under the age of 18 in the United States. Christian County High School has a goal to collect 5,000 pairs of jeans at the school and from other schools and the local community.
Young people in Christian County are encouraged to look through their closets and dressers for old jeans they don’t want anymore and to ask family and friends to do the same. The school does ask that the jeans don’t contain rips, snags or holes unless they were purchased that way.
Jeans are needed for both genders and in all sizes and can be dropped off to Diane Pyle at the Youth Services Center at Christian County High. The effort began January 18th and ends February 8th.
There will likely be some traffic issues on Fort Campbell Boulevard near Wal-Mart tomorrow as crews work on signals there.
A news release from the Kentucky Transpiration Cabinet says a crew will use bucket trucks to update the traffic light at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Clinic Drive beginning around 9am.
The crew will upgrade the lights to include new “puck” sensors to replace traffic loops that detect vehicles approaching the signal.
Motorists are told to be alert for changing traffic configurations as the work goes on throughout the day. They expect to be done with the work zone by 4pm, though work could resume Thursday if needed.
About 25,000 vehicles travel through the intersection on an average day.