Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery of seasonal farm workers at a Dupuy Street residence from yesterday afternoon.
The call came in around 4:50 of an incident at 735 Dupuy, where 27-year old Jose Bustamante of Houston, Texas and two other victims said two Hispanic males and one black male held them at gunpoint and demanded money.
One of the perpetrators also hit Bustamante on the head with an unknown object and caused several lacerations. The suspects also took the victim’s car keys, but did not take his car.
The three suspects got away with a substantial amount of cash and the investigation is ongoing.
It will likely come as no surprise considering the weather that the Tennessee Valley Authority had to produce more electricity to meet demand at one point Saturday than at any time on any other Saturday in history.
Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile Electric says it took nearly 31-thousand Megawatts to keep the lights on for TVA’s customers at 5pm Saturday, which was a record. Gilkey said the temperature was approximately 104 degrees at that point in the day.
He says demand is expected to be below 30-thousand Megawatts for the remainder of the week due to the upcoming holiday and slightly lower temperatures. There is also a slightly better chance for an isolated shower or thundershower in the TVA area.
A Clarksville woman was killed in a vehicle versus train wreck in Robertson County Saturday morning.
The report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 57-year old Margaret Day of Clarksville was turning into a driveway off U.S. 41 near Adams around 7:30am. Railroad tracks ran north to south on the residential property and police say Ms. Day drove into the path of an oncoming train.
THP says Ms. Day died upon impact and that she was wearing her seat belt.
It will be Faith and Family night at the Western Kentucky State Fair this afternoon and evening, which is always well-attended.
WHOP Gospel Music Show host Larry Dale Combs gives the rundown on this afternoon and evening’s events.
There will be a 500 dollar drawing at 9pm tonight and rides are free with a church bulletin from 4 until 6 and a dollar a piece after 6. The Youth pageants begin at 3pm in the convention center with four different age groups, as described by Carolyn Cobb.
The fair continues through Saturday.
The Boil Water Advisory that was in effect for a portion of Lafayette Road has been lifted.
A fax from Christian County Water Department Director James Owen says residents on Lafayette Road from Herndon to the Bennetstown Loop no longer have to boil their water before usage.
The advisory had been issued after a contractor reportedly hit a water main while doing work Thursday.