Trigg County http://wkms.org en Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley http://wkms.org/post/drilling-begins-new-bridge-over-lake-barkley <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects workers to begin drilling this afternoon at the site of the new US 68/KY 80 bridge across Lake Barkley.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:13:46 +0000 Allison Crawford 41158 at http://wkms.org Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-sweeps-through-western-ky-and-southern-il <p>Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.&nbsp; Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:09:35 +0000 Troy Taylor & and Todd Hatton 41071 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL Early Morning Fire Leaves Trigg County Woman Dead http://wkms.org/post/early-morning-fire-leaves-trigg-county-woman-dead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A 75-year-old Trigg County woman died of smoke inhalation when her home caught fire the early this morning. &nbsp;Kentucky&nbsp;State Police say the fire was reported around&nbsp;2 a.m.&nbsp;at the Cadiz home of Dorothy C. Mitchell on Rocky Ridge Road.&nbsp; Montgomery Volunteer Firefighters found Mitchell's body after extinguishing the blaze. &nbsp;State police say an autopsy determined the woman's cause of death. The fire's cause hasn't been determined, but police say no foul play is suspected</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:59:28 +0000 The Associated Press 38116 at http://wkms.org Early Morning Fire Leaves Trigg County Woman Dead How to Judge A Country Ham http://wkms.org/post/how-judge-country-ham <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with Dr. Gregg </span>Rentfrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the UK Extension Faculty about how to judge country hams. The </span>37th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual&nbsp;</span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County Country Ham Festival takes place this weekend and many people are bringing hams for judging. Dr. </span>Rentfrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about the criteria: confirmation, which is the overall shape of the ham, how plump it is, and whether it has a pleasing shape - like a classic teardrop; workmanship, the ability to clean the ham up - extra curing, mold (yes, mold! he explains this), etc.; and color and aroma! </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trigg-County-Country-Ham-Festival/131011096949149" style="line-height: 1.5;">See more about the Trigg County Country Ham Festival on Facebook</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 35580 at http://wkms.org How to Judge A Country Ham Tri-County Chamber Alliance Plans $3 Million Lake Barkley Renovation http://wkms.org/post/tri-county-chamber-alliance-plans-3-million-lake-barkley-renovation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $3 million renovation for Lake Barkley State Park is among the legislative priorities for the Southern </span>Pennyrile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chamber Alliance in 2014.&nbsp; </span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Christian and Todd make up the chamber alliance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christian County Judge Executive Steve Trimble said the facelift to the Lake Barkley campground and lodge is something the alliance has been working towards for several years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;Obviously, as you well know,&nbsp;</span>LBL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is our state&rsquo;s number one tourism draw, &nbsp;over a million people come in there each year,&quot; said Trimble. &quot;Tourism obviously is very big in&nbsp;</span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County and, you know the lodge appearance through the year is&nbsp;</span>kinda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there&rsquo;s been some renovation, but it&rsquo;s still&nbsp;</span>kinda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;worn and outdated.&rdquo;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:28:49 +0000 Rob Canning 35574 at http://wkms.org Tri-County Chamber Alliance Plans $3 Million Lake Barkley Renovation Preview of the 37th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival http://wkms.org/post/preview-37th-annual-trigg-county-ham-festival <p>WKDZ&#39;s Melissa Noel has the scoop on this weekend&#39;s 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival. UK Extension event organizers who started the Festival said they had to choose between hams and moonshine in celebrating a local product and they thought they ought to go with hams. Kate Lochte speaks with Melissa about the Trigg County tradition and this year&#39;s events, October 11 - 12 in downtown Cadiz. <a href="http://www.hamfestival.com">See more at hamfestival.com</a>.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:41:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 35520 at http://wkms.org Preview of the 37th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival MSU Thoroughbred Academy Offers High School Students Discounted College Credit http://wkms.org/post/msu-thoroughbred-academy-offers-high-school-students-discounted-college-credit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State Associate Provost </span>Renae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Duncan speaks with Kate&nbsp;</span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sounds Good about a pilot program this fall called Thoroughbred Academy, involving&nbsp;</span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Christian County students earning college credits at reduced cost. The program will allow high school juniors take classes at </span>MSU&#39;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campus at a cost of $150 per course. Duncan says this could save incoming students potentially thousands of dollars in tuition.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:03:18 +0000 Kate Lochte 33236 at http://wkms.org MSU Thoroughbred Academy Offers High School Students Discounted College Credit Kentucky State Police Investigate Trigg County Shooting http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-investigate-trigg-county-shooting <p></p><p></p><p>The Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting of a 2-year-old child in Trigg County.</p><p>Authorities said they were called to the home of David Southwick near Cadiz Tuesday&nbsp;evening.</p><p>Officers found the child with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. Although the investigation is continuing, police say the shooting appears accidental.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:17:39 +0000 Austin Ramsey & and The Associated Press 31728 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Investigate Trigg County Shooting Leadership Trigg's 'Pass It On' Seeks Volunteers to Beautify Lake Barkley State Resort Park http://wkms.org/post/leadership-triggs-pass-it-seeks-volunteers-beautify-lake-barkley-state-resort-park <p></p><p>On May 18th hundreds of volunteers will descend upon Lake Barkley State Resort Park to provide labor for some much needed repairs. The project is called 'Pass It On' and it's spearheaded by Leadership Trigg County. Trigg County Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mann spoke with Chad Lampe about the planned work.</p><p>Mann also discusses the impetus for the project and how this program could leverage state financial support for the Park.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:58:24 +0000 Chad Lampe 31567 at http://wkms.org Leadership Trigg's 'Pass It On' Seeks Volunteers to Beautify Lake Barkley State Resort Park Trigg County Explores Nuisance Ordinance http://wkms.org/post/trigg-county-explores-nuisance-ordinance <p>The Trigg County Fiscal Court may adopt a new county-wide nuisance ordinance, similar to the one recently updated by the Cadiz City Council. Trigg residents discussed a county-wide ordinance at a recent fiscal court meeting. The ordinance&nbsp; would be geared toward eliminating abandoned houses and other eyesores like rusty cars and boats.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:00:27 +0000 Chad Lampe & John Null 31070 at http://wkms.org Trigg County Explores Nuisance Ordinance