Land Between the Lakes officials have decided to lift the burn ban there, citing better conditions.
A news release says cooler temperatures and higher humidity allowed the ban that had been in place since June to be lifted. Those using campfires are still reminded to be extremely cautious and to always be sure they are put out with water and cool to the touch before abandoning them.
Smokers should also remember that winds can pick up discarded cigarettes and take them to dry areas where wildfires can begin. Fireworks are banned at LBL all year long.
Anyone seeing an unattended campfire or a wildfire at LBL should call report it immediately to Forest Service Personnel by calling 911.
Officials say they may find it necessary to put the ban back in place if current dry patterns continue into the fall hunting seasons.
A Hopkinsville man accused of not complying with the sex offender registry was arrested yesterday at a local motel.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Jason Sears was called to the American Inn on North Main Street around 2:30 for a disturbance. Once there, police found 27-year old Nathan Munday, who said he had been living in room 104 for over a month.
Munday’s address listed on the sex offender registry was at the Roadway Inn on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Munday was placed on the registry after being convicted of third degree rape of a 14-year old.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating two burglaries and another stolen bicycle from the last couple of days.
Someone used a credit card or pocket knife to get into a locked door at 109 Marietta Drive yesterday morning and took several bracelets and rings, including a wedding set that was passed down from the victim’s grandmother.
The back door was kicked in at 905 East 4th Street, where the perpetrator stole a 500 dollar laptop computer sometime between 11:15am and 12:15pm yesterday.
Meanwhile, the problem with bicycle thefts continues in the city, as a 400 dollar Sears blue bicycle was taken from 4604 Gale Lane between 8pm Monday and 7:15 Tuesday morning.
No suspects are listed on any of the reports.
Governor Steve Beshear will be traveling to Lyon County tomorrow afternoon to make a major economic development announcement.
Governor Beshear will be joined by Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White and Lake Barkley Partnership for Economic Development Executive Director Randy Major.
Governor Beshear will reveal details at noon in Eddyville and following the announcement, he will also discuss an unrelated transportation announcement.
Over 2,500 crews from Sonic Drive-Ins set out in January to compete for the chance to be named the top Sonic in the nation in the Dr Pepper Sonic Games and employees from a Hopkinsville Sonic Drive-In are leading the way.
The Sonic Drive-In crew at 1019 West 7th Street is one of 12 final crews that have earned an all expense paid trip to San Antonio to compete in the National Finals of the 19th Annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games.
Officials say the Olympic-style games consist of a series of team and individual competitions in the areas of food delivery, drink preparation, food and service delivery.
The final 12 teams will also take part in Sonic’s National Convention with Gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to winners in front of SONIC executives and over 2,500 franchisees, managers and employees at the convention.