It won’t create any new jobs in Hopkinsville, but just over 400 jobs will be retained thanks in part to a 10-million dollar expansion at a local factory.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined other local and state officials at T-Rad on Frank Yost Lane this morning for the ground-breaking ceremony.
T-Rad Human Resources General Manager Phil Dunn was among three company officials who spoke and explained what will soon be happening at the industry formerly known as Copar.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson praised local industrial development officials and elected office holders for making the area more industry-friendly and said the state did its part in the expansion by approving a couple million dollars in incentives.
T-Rad manufactures all different types of metal radiators, mainly used on motor vehicles. The plant expanding on Frank Yost Lane has been in place since 1999. Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble spoke at the ceremony, with Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones also in attendance.
A tractor-trailer versus motorcycle wreck at Russellville Road and the Bypass this morning injured the biker.
The incident happened around 8am, with initial reports indicating the semi and motorcycle collided in the intersection. Few other details are available, but the male motorcycle rider was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
We’ll have more details on this incident as they become available. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is completing the report on the wreck.
Everyone knows crime can happen anywhere—even at the 400 mile yard sale.
That was the case Saturday on U.S. 68-80, when Marshall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eddie McGuire received a call from a victim stating a female had paid for her merchandise with a fake 100-dollar bill.
The victim said the perpetrator left abruptly once getting her change and was able to give a good enough description that police found her a short distance down the road at another yard sale.
The suspect, identified as 37-year old April Novetske of Paducah, was allegedly in possession of the merchandise. She was arrested and charged with possession of a forged instrument and lodged in the Marshall County Jail.
A car versus motorcycle wreck in Trigg County yesterday afternoon sent the biker to a Nashville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say 33-year old Christopher Mullins of Christian County was westbound on U.S. 68 around 1:30 when he proceeded through the intersection with Kentucky 139.
62-year old Rosetta Bacon was northbound on 139 and reportedly didn’t stop at the stop sign and drove into Mullins’ path—with Mullins hitting the car in the passenger side.
Mullins, who was wearing a helmet, sustained multiple injuries after was ejected to the pavement. An ambulance took Mullins to Trigg County Hospital, though he would later be flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he’s listed in stable condition.
The Elkton Fire Department responded to a house fire on South Main Street this morning.
The first call went out shortly after 8 for a fire at 508 South Main, which is just north of the Poplar Street intersection. Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin said the female occupant of the home returned home from work to find smoke and fire when she opened the door.
No one else was home and Chief Marklin said there were no injuries. Officials believe the blaze may have been electrical in nature. Fire-fighters were able to save much of the outer-structure but the inside of the home is believed to be nearly a complete loss due to smoke, water and fire damage.