( Sergeant Johnny Ferguson on left)
Family, friends, co-workers, public officials filled the Clarksville Police Department’s briefing room early this morning to recognize a local police officer, who helped save a man’s life.
Clarksville Police Sergeant Johnny Ferguson, was presented with a Lifesaver Award for his quick and decisive actions that saved the life of 51-year old Tommy Bowles of 422 Parker Drive after he was found unresponsive at this residence.
Police say when Sergeant Ferguson arrived at the residence, he immediately checked Bowles for obstructions and began chest compressions until EMS arrived.
Tommy and Mary Bowles were present for this morning’s award ceremony.
Kentucky State Police today responded to a single-vehicle wreck with injury this morning that occurred on KY 112.
State Police say the wreck happened around 9:06 a.m. and that preliminary investigation revealed that 33-year old Shannon Copeland-Ramage of Dawson Springs, was operating a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on KY 112 and was she was traveling northbound, when she lost control of the vehicle.
Police say the truck exited the northbound shoulder of the roadway and traveled down an earth embankment striking several, metal fence posts.
Police also say the truck became airborne and overturned coming to rest upright just off the northbound lane of travel.
Ms. Copeland-Ramage was transported by ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment.
The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department and Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.
Law enforcement officials in both Kentucky and Tennessee are both actively pursuing a serial commercial burglar who continues to elude authorities.
Clarksville Police say they have received numerous calls from a business in Joelton and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, implicating 56-year old Ray Anthony Farmer in burglaries that occurred in those communities.
Farmer has amassed at least 28 warrants on file out of Clarksville, Cadiz, Guthrie and Davidson County since he left a halfway house in September 2012 and has caused
tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages to buildings, alarm systems and has stolen thousands of dollars or merchandise from businesses her burglarized.
Police are asking anyone with information about Farmer’s whereabouts to contact police at 931-645-8477.
Officials with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library are encouraging nature lovers to mark their calendars for an event that focuses on one of nature’s most majestic birds, the Bald Eagle.
Land Between the Lakes Naturalist, Brooke Gilley will be offering expert information on Bald Eagles, including conservation efforts in the local area.
Coffee, cold drinks will be provided by library officials are encouraging residents to bring their own lunch.
The event is scheduled to take place Wednesday, February 27th at 12 p.m. at the Community Room at the local library.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Officials say this scholarship program recognizes youth from 6 to 18 years old, who have made a positive impact in their community through volunteerism.
Nominations will be accepted now through March 15th by going online to kohlskids.com.
Officials with national department store say the company will honor over 2,300 youth with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes with the top winner to receive $10,000 each.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
The scholarship program began in 2001 and has awarded over 17,000 children with more
than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes.