A Hopkinsville man was arrested on sexual abuse charges Thursday.
Officers served a warrant for first degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age against 32-year old Cedric Mallory of Hopkinsville Thursday morning.
The warrant alleges Mallory touched the girl's private areas and had other inappropriate contact with her over a period of five years. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Public school students in Christian, Todd, Trigg counties got the entire week off because of Sunday night and Monday morning's snow and ice and the concern on roads this morning is black ice.
A Christian County ECC dispatcher said there were a couple accidents on Pembroke Road overnight and motorists are urged to use extra caution and be on the lookout for re-freezing. Dispatchers in Todd and Trigg County reported no wrecks overnight, but black ice could be an issue there as well during the morning commute.
Black ice is also thought to be a factor in a single vehicle wreck with possible injuries in Caldwell County this morning on Highway 91 near Millikan Marine. That motorist reportedly slid off the road into a driveway and hit a parked car around 6:20.
Accu-Weather is predicting a high temperature in the high 50's today, which should be conducive for more melting and improvement to road conditions in time for the weekend.
In addition to Christian, Trigg and Todd counties being closed today, University Heights Academy is operating on a one hour delay.
A lawsuit filed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet early this year has moved to federal court.
The state transportation cabinet is suing seven workers that were on the Delta Mariner when it crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge two years ago and cost millions of dollars in repairs.
The lawsuit was initially filed in Marshall County Court in January and has now been moved to federal court with transportation officials saying they could not comment on the pending case, but that the lawsuit spoke for itself.
The Delta Mariner, which is owned by Foss Maritime, crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge and knocked off a 322 foot section of the span that carried traffic across the Kentucky Lake and The Tennessee River in an average day.
Following a lengthy investigation into the matter, federal investigators concluded the crew of the cargo ship ignored visual warnings about lights being out on the bridge in the moments that led up to the collision in 2012.
According to the lawsuit, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent $7 million to repair the bridge that was built in 1932.
As previously reported, on Wednesday, February 11th, Governor Steve Beshear announced a $131.5 million contract was awarded to Johnson Brothers Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas to build the first of the twin Lake Bridges in the Jackson Purchase of western Kentucky, which will replace the Eggners Ferry Bridge.
The Christian County Agricultural Association has teamed up with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce to host an Eye Opener Breakfast to celebrate the farming industry.
The Salute to Agriculture eye opener break-fast is scheduled to take place at the James E. Bruce Convention Center, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 7:30 a.m.
Event organizers say Max Armstrong, a well known American agricultural journalist and TV personality will be this year’s guest speaker.
Officials will also be recognizing and celebrating businesses and farmers within the community that have excelled in the past year and awards will be given for: Farmer of the Year, Ag Business of the Year, and Friend of Agriculture.
Higgins Insurance and Planters Bank are this year’s sponsors of the Salute to Agriculture eye opener break-fast.
Photo by David Baker
One of Hopkinsville's oldest homes burned Wednesday night and a piece of local history was lost.
The home known as “The Virginian” at 309 East 17th Street caught fire around 5:50 p.m. and Hopkinsville Fire Department Lieutenant Steve Futrell says 25 city fire-fighters responded. One of the nine residents was treated at the scene for for smoke inhalation, but was not transported to the hospital.
The large home had been converted into apartments.
Flames could be seen coming from the roof for several city blocks and the structure was classified as a complete loss.
Official Local Historian William Turner believes the house was one of the oldest five standing structures in the city.
Turner says it was a great loss for Hopkinsville history, as the building's architecture was a testament to its Pre-Civil War construction.
It was also notable that Battalion Chief Freddie Montgomery was the commanding officer at the scene on his last night on shift. Montgomery will officially become the next Hopkinsville Fire Department Chief April 1.
Lieutenant Futrell says smoke detectors alerted one of the building's residents there was a problem.