The Boil Water Advisory that was in effect for a portion of Lafayette Road has been lifted.
A fax from Christian County Water Department Director James Owen says residents on Lafayette Road from Herndon to the Bennetstown Loop no longer have to boil their water before usage.
The advisory had been issued after a contractor reportedly hit a water main while doing work Thursday.
Hopkinsville Police made three arrests yesterday in connection with a home invasion from Monday.
Police first responded to a disturbance with guns involved at 205 Waddell Circle around 9:45 Monday night and were called back again after 20-year old Tiffany Wetenkamp said the original four suspects came back with more people and assaulted her.
Ms. Wetenkamp said the perpetrators dragged her out of the apartment and continued to assault her. The report says she had several bruises and scratches on her face, back, arms and legs.
Arrested at 301 Waddell Circle Apartment F yesterday were 21-year old Alexis Maruis Lowery, 29-year old Tiffany White and 25-year old Maurikus Leavell—all of Hopkinsville.
The arrest warrants say Lowery hit the victim over the head with a glass candle holder. Police believe the trio and a fourth suspect did the assault because they were angry the victim wasn’t arrested earlier in the evening on gun charges when officers were called the first time.
All three suspects are charged with first degree burglary and retaliating against a participant in a legal process.
A series of vehicle break-ins and a vehicle theft on Maplelawn Street from Friday night led to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator.
As is often the case, the reports say all three of the vehicles broken into on Maplelawn were unlocked. A GPS unit was stolen from one vehicle and a camcorder from another.
The third vehicle—a 1997 Chevy Blazer valued at 15-hundred dollars—was driven away from Maplelawn and later located on Linda Court around 9:45 Friday night.
21-year old Dominick McKnight of Hopkinsville allegedly led officers on a foot chase, before being caught and arrested. He is charged with three counts of theft, receiving stolen property, running from police, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The ongoing drought has caused some local communities to look at water restrictions, though none have come in Hopkinsville or Christian County.
The Clarksville Gas and Water Utility began with voluntary restrictions, but switched to mandatory ones Friday after the requests did nothing to reduce demand. Residents of Clarksville are now banned from washing their vehicles at home, but car washes may continue operating.
Clarksville residents can still water their yard and gardens at any time with a garden hose, but must do so between 8pm and 4am if they are using a more sophisticated type of irrigation system or sprinklers.
Elsewhere, Muhlenberg County water officials have asked residents to conserve water in any way possible, though restrictions there are only voluntary for now. A statement from Judge-Executive Rick Newman says he is asking residents to conserve while lower river levels are making it hard to keep up with high demand. He says the water company there is looking into tying in with other counties’ systems to meet demand.
Todd County Magistrate Alfred Blake said Friday that the Todd-Logan Water District set a record for demand Thursday when 6-million gallons of water went through the pipes, though that utility has not issued any restrictions.
A state contractor is going to brave the extreme heat Monday to start paving work in Cadiz.
The project along Business 68 in Cadiz will begin at Scott Street and go east for a little over two miles. Rogers Group is the contractor tasked with the project, which will cost about 411-thousand dollars.
The State Highway Department says it expects the project to take two to three days, depending on the weather. Anyone driving through Cadiz while work is going on is urged to slow down and use caution.
Paving crews will not work on the Fourth of July if the project isn’t complete by then.