A Hopkinsville native was killed in a wreck in Washington State Wednesday morning.
The “Gig Harbor Patch” reports 47-year old Patricia “Patti” Pierce of Gig Harbor, Washington was eastbound on State Route 302 around 9:15 Wednesday morning when she crossed the center lane and hit an oncoming vehicle.
Ms. Pierce was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver and a child passenger in the other vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals.
Ms. Pierce was a graduate of Hopkinsville High School and still has family in the area. Memorial services are set for 5pm Monday at Southside Church of Christ.
The National Weather Service has released its outlook for the upcoming winter season, which doesn’t show much out of the ordinary for western Kentucky.
A forecaster at the National Weather Service in Paducah, Robin Smith says the upcoming winter likely won’t be any more or less harsh than an in an average year.
Smith says that is of course subject to change, as there are a number of factors that could come into play that could make the weather go one way or the other.
Much of western Kentucky is still running below normal on precipitation this year and Smith says he doesn’t see much in the long-term outlooks to say that will change any time soon.
Last winter was abnormally warm and lacked any major snow storms, while two winters ago was abnormally harsh with several winter weather episodes that caused problems.
There will be a meeting with the U.S. Postal Service in Pembroke next month, where residents are hopeful their post office will remain open.
The meeting is set for November 14th at 3pm in the old gym on Nashville Street, where a representative of the Postal Service will address members of the community about what the plans are for the town.
Regional Manager Chris Carroll spoke at the Trenton meeting Wednesday and said the Postal Service is only reducing hours in most communities when at all possible instead of closing the offices. He also gave some background on why the department is in such bad financial shape.
Carroll says other cost-cutting measures such as routing local mail through Nashville instead of Bowling Green has also brought significant savings.
There will also be a Post Office meeting in Herndon October 31st at 1pm in the community’s fire department.
Christian County residents are reminded to participate in tomorrow morning’s household hazardous waste disposal event.
The event will run from 8 until noon at the Public Works Complex on North Main Street in Hopkinsville, with Ashley Johnson of the Pennyrile Area Development District listing off some of the items one can bring.
Ms. Johnson says most things that can’t be thrown into the regular trash will be accepted from Christian County residents.
The Public Works Complex is the old Pennyrile Ford building on North Main, between Glass Avenue and Talbert Drive.
The Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow morning and afternoon.
The fire department on the Butler Road will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 8 until 3, with money raised to help fund the operation of the department.