Fulton County drivers advised of funeral motorcade route for Sheriff Hopper

A state transportation official says drivers in Fulton County, Kentucky, should be prepared for traffic delays Thursday afternoon due to the funeral procession for sheriff Robert "Bobby" Hopper. 

Hopper passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah, according to his obituary. Hopper was elected Fulton County sheriff in 1993. Before that, he served as a deputy for nine years and as a constable for three years. 

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday. Sept. 22, Hornbeak Funeral Chapel on Carr Street in Fulton. 

The motorcade is expected to depart the funeral home around 2:30 p.m. Todd says the motorcade will travel westward along Kentucky 129/State Line Street to U.S. 45, then head north to Kentucky 166/Middle Road. It will then head westward to Kentucky 239 before traveling north to Kentucky 94 and turning west to the Cayce United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Todd says because of limited parking, some mourners attending the graveside service will have to park along KY 94, which will limit traffic flow. 

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