Benton, KY – Officials have confirmed three fatalities in a Marshall County house fire early this morning. Just after 1:30 am, emergency workers responded to the blaze in the 400th block of Little Bear Highway. Officials had previously released reported only one death from the fire. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byers has withheld details pending family notification. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
Murray, KY – Murray's Webasto Roof Systems plant will be closing its doors permanently. The company had made auto parts for the ailing national automotive industry. The Murray Ledger and Times reports the company will begin phasing out its 52 employees April 20 and will close their doors permanently July 15. Murray-Calloway County Economic Development President Mark Manning says Webasto will be missed, but hopes to see a larger company move into the building they're leaving behind.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are warning drivers to use extra caution while cleanup crews work along roads throughout the region. Spokesman Keith Todd says debris clearing efforts will continue for more than a month. Crews are working from sunrise to sunset through at least April 6. Utility workers are reporting people moving traffic cones and barricades required for road closures. Violators face $50 fines for such offenses.
Oak Grove, KY – The Christian County Town, Oak Grove, could soon become a regional retail hotspot. Hopkinsville realtor Dave Sturges says a group of out-of-state investors has unveiled their plans to construct a 100-million-dollar shopping mall in the north end of Oak Grove near Fort Campbell. Sturges says the group is waiting for various approvals from the city to begin groundbreaking, but he hopes that will happen sometime this year. It will take at least two more years to complete construction.