Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day across the world and a ceremony will be held on Fort Campbell later this month.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will hold a Remembrance Ceremony and “Walk to Remember” October 24th from noon until 1:30. The event will have a butterfly release, memorial cup cakes, a handcrafted memento for each participant and there will be a guest speaker.
The ceremony will also feature special music and a time for reflection. The Remembrance Day is held to help those who have lost an unborn child or infant by bringing them together for fellowship and understanding.
A Clarksville man was charged with multiple crimes Friday night after allegedly assaulting paramedics and police officers who were helping after he shot his own hand.
Officers were called to Dunlop Court to the call of a man who had shot himself in the hand. Police found 24-year old Jamie Lee Knight of Woody Hills Drive with a minor wound to the hand and he was loaded into an ambulance.
The Clarksville Police report says Knight was intoxicated and became combative against EMS personnel in the ambulance. A police officer then rode with him and Knight punched the officer in the face, after loosening himself from restraints.
He was treated at Gateway Medical Center and later charged with three counts of assault and served with warrants on other charges.
More details are now known about the vehicle versus pedestrian wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard Saturday afternoon that started with a traffic stop by police.
Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Stu Recke says 28-year old Laquita Smith of Clarksville was allegedly clocked going 21 miles per hour over the speed limit just before 1pm Saturday and that’s when Trooper Michael Dennis attempted to pull her over.
Trooper Dennis pursued Ms. Smith for a quarter of a mile before she stopped on the southbound shoulder near the Wal Mart Distribution Center. Ms. Smith allegedly got out of her car and fled on foot, with Trooper Dennis behind yelling for her to stop.
Ms. Smith was struck by a northbound vehicle as she tried to cross and was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Trooper Recke says Smith was cited into court and not arrested on fleeing and evading and speeding charges due to her injuries.
She was also served with a warrant from another agency.
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Two of the three suspects wanted for questioning in connection with last week’s drive-by shooting on Durrett Avenue were arrested over the weekend on unrelated charges.
19-year old Mitchell Wallace of Hopkinsville turned himself in at the Christian County Jail yesterday morning and was served with a warrant for failure to pay fines related to gun and littering charges. HPD arrested 23-year old Zachary Lane of Crofton Friday afternoon and served him with a warrant on probation violation charges.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the two men were questioned about the incident, but have not yet been charged. A third suspect wanted for questioning, Malcom Rashaad Wright, is still being sought. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 887-TIPS.
The eight-year old girl shot in the abdomen Wednesday night while in a Durrett Avenue home was released from Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital late last week.
After months of discussion, votes and debate, Hopkinsville City Council could approve a public smoking ban during tomorrow night’s meeting.
First reading of Mayor Dan Kemp’s ordinance without amendments passed on a 6-to-6 tie two weeks ago when the mayor broke the gridlock with a “yes” vote.
Second reading is on the agenda for the meeting tomorrow night at 6 and Mayor Kemp says he’s hopeful it will pass again and hopes the General Assembly will do the same thing at some point.
Mayor Kemp says if approved, the ordinance would take effect at the beginning of the year.
Supporters of the ordinance say it will benefit the overall health of the community by reducing exposure to second-hand smoke, while critics say it impedes on a business owner’s right to operates as he or she sees fit.