Storm clouds produced little damage Tuesday morning.
Christian and most surrounding counties were under one or two severe thunderstorm warnings this morning, with only minimal impacts reported across the area.
The first warning was issued around 5:50 and expired at 6:30, but no damage was reported from that cell in Christian, Trigg and Caldwell counties.
The second round of stronger storms swept through between 8:30 and 9:30 and affected several counties in Kentucky and Tennessee. Quarter sized hail was reported on the south side of Hopkinsville by local storm spotters, with similar reports coming in from Montgomery and Stewart counties.
The most notable damage was in Caldwell County, where several tree limbs were blown onto Kentucky Highway 139 just east of the I-24 interchange. The line of storms also brought the area some much-needed rainfall.
The National Weather Service says the next significant threat of severe weather appears to be Thursday.
Three helicopters were called to the scene of a head-on collision in Marshall County last night.
The crash happened around 9:30 on Kentucky Highway 95 near the Calvert City drive-in theater, according to initial reports. Police in Marshall County had to close the roadway and land two helicopters on the I-24 overpass, while another chopper landed at a nearby school.
Marshall County Daily.com says at least four of the people involved were college students and that students identified only as Landon Lovett and Shane McKenty were air-lifted to an area hospital. Two other people involved are identified as Maggie Adams and Lake McGregor, though the site doesn’t say what hospital they were taken to or if one of them was also air-lifted.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office worked the wreck and will release further details.
The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured in a wreck on I-24 Monday evening.
Few details are available, but the incident happened around 6:30 near the 82 mile-marker—which is near the Pennyrile parkway interchange.
The driver of a motorcycle ran off the interstate and came to rest partially in the roadway, according to initial reports, which indicated he was not wearing a helmet.
The biker was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center. Kentucky State Police will release the rest of the details.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1913 held its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Riverside Cemetery this morning, where a fixture of the community and World War II veteran gave the keynote address.
Post 1913 charter member and former Hopkinsville City Councilman Tag Mabry spoke for about 10 minutes, honoring those who died in combat and remembering those who have died in the last year who were members of the local VFW.
Mabry says it took brave soldiers willing to die for their freedom to gain independence and it takes the same thing to keep it.
The price paid has been great over the centuries, but Mabry says the reward has been freedom and prosperity.
The VFW held another ceremony two hours later at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, while ceremonies were also held at Green Hill Memorial Gardens, in Crofton and in Clarksville.
Area motorists are reminded the “Click It or Ticket” program continues through June 3rd and police are placing an extra emphasis on seat belt usage.
Police across Kentucky and Tennessee are participating in the national initiative designed to save lives of motorists by encouraging them to wear their seat belt. In fact, it’s the law in the Bluegrass and Volunteer States that everyone in a vehicle must be buckled in and Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says there are no warnings being written during the current campaign.
Hopkinsville Police have been issuing over a dozen tickets for seat belt violations per day since the campaign began and it continues through the end of the week.