It's finally starting to feel like summer in western Kentucky and middle Tennessee and officials are reminding those working outdoors to be safe.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Inspector Cecelia Cloos says there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against heat strokes.
Inspector Cloos says if you stop sweating and start to feel ill, seek medical treatment immediately.
Hundreds of Americans die each year from heat stroke and countless others have to spend time in the hospital.
Someone broke into a Moelight Drive home Tuesday and stole nearly $1,400 worth of property.
The Hopkinsville Police Report says the perpetrator forced his way inside the Moelight home between 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m. Once inside, the suspect took a tablet, computer equipment and two guns belonging to Jerry Houston valued at $1,368.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
The two people seriously injured in a fatal wreck in Trigg County Tuesday night continue to recover at a Nashville hospital.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say 38-year old Martha Taylor and 15-year old Jonas Dell of Barbourville are in stable condition.
Kentucky State Police say Ms. Taylor was driving a sedan on Canton Road around 8 p.m. Tuesday when she failed to stop at the stop sign at U.S. 68-80 and drove into the path of 44-year old Kristena Gallimore of Dresden, Tennessee.
Ms. Gallimore was unable to avoid hitting Ms. Taylor's car and the collision ensued.
Jonas Dell and 49-year old Mary Dell were passengers in the Taylor vehicle and Mary Dell was pronounced dead at the scene by Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson. Police say no one in the Taylor vehicle was wearing a seat belt.
Ms. Gallimore and her two passengers were taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital. Everyone in that vehicle was wearing a seat belt.
A veteran local newspaper man will reportedly be nominated as Kentucky Baptist Convention President at the annual KBC meeting in November.
That's according to a story by the Western Recorder featured in Wednesday's Kentucky New Era, which says Oak Grove Eagle Post and Princeton Times Leader Publisher Chip Hutcheson will receive the nomination at the November 12 meeting in Paducah.
Hutcheson, who has been a deacon and Sunday School teacher for over three decades at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, will reportedly be nominated by Nortonville Baptist Church pastor Ronnie Sivells.
Hutcheson would be the first layman to serve as President since 2004, if elected. He is the first announced candidate for the post.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating another storage unit break-in that happened sometime in the last several months.
The perpetrator cut the lock on a storage unit belonging to Andrea Perkins of Hopkinsville on Charles Garnett Drive sometime between February 1 and Tuesday, getting away with three televisions, two computers, a set of china and a keyboard.
Total value of the items is listed at $3,000. Dozens of storage unit break-ins have been investigated in Christian County this year and several times the perpetrator has cut the lock only to replace it with a new one to make it appear nothing had happened.
Anyone seeing suspicious activity around storage unit facilities should contact police and anyone with information on recent break-ins can report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 887-TIPS.