Heavy snowfall this week caused three storage buildings in Hopkinsville to collapse.
The three storage facilities were located at ProBuild Lumber at 385 North Drive with Hopkinsville Police saying it appears the buildings caved in due to heavy snow and ice that accumulated the last several days on top of the buildings.
Hopkinsville Police Lieutenant Michael Felts says no one was injured when the buildings collapsed early this morning.
Two Dawson Springs men were arrested by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office on Monday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of unused rails.
The sheriff’s office charged 49-year old William G. Holt of West Walnut Street and 33-year old Rickey Winn of Mine Equipment Road with one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $10,000.
Holt and Winn are accused of stealing unused rails from P & L Railways when they replaced a section of rail in the West Volunteer Mines last summer.
Authorities say the men allegedly used a propane torch to cut the rails into sections and then placed it onto a trailer.
Both individuals were taken into custody without incident.
Two people were injured following a wreck Monday afternoon in Hopkins County with one of those individuals flown to an Indiana hospital for treatment.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office say the wreck took place sometime around 2:44 p.m. near the 49 mile marker on the Pennyrile Parkway with William Payne listed as the driver and Angeleque Payne of Owensboro listed as a passenger.
According to the sheriff’s office, William Payne was driving south bound on the parkway and passed a vehicle in the fast lane and was merging back to the right lane and lost control of his vehicle causing it to roll over into a ditch.
William Payne was flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana while Angeleque Payne was transported to Baptist Health in Madisonville.
State, county and city road crews continue working hard to improve driving conditions across the area, but many roadways remain treacherous.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says many motorists have become deceived by parts of city streets being cleared, only to drive up on more snow and ice.
Officer Ray is concerned any snow that has melted will re-freeze with temperatures in the teens overnight and early in the morning, causing more problems.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Keith Todd says the interstates and parkways in Western Kentucky are improving, but drivers will likely still encounter some patches of snow and ice.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield said conditions there are slowly improving, but also warned those who must be out to slow down and use abundant caution.
A new health care clinic will be coming to Princeton.
Pennyroyal Family Health will officially open its doors on Monday, March 10th with an open house for the public to take place that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pennyroyal Health Care Services CEO, Kecia Fulcher says the clinic is a federally qualified health center because Caldwell County is considered to be a rural area underserved with medical services and the designation also includes Lyon and Trigg Counties.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 270-365-0227.