Christmas morning is just weeks away and the Clarksville Police Department wants to ensure area shoppers don’t become targets of opportunity for criminals.
Clarksville Police Public Information Officer, Jim Knoll says criminal activity involving thefts, usually increase this time of the year.
Area residents still have plenty of time to take advantage of bargains at the Hopkinsville Art Guild’s annual Christmas Bazaar.
Art Guild President Carolyn Self talks about the many items up for sale.
The holiday season just got a little brighter as hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers are expected to return in the coming weeks from Afghanistan.
Another group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return tomorrow, with family and friends anxiously awaiting their arrival.
Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team says words can not describe the feeling when soldiers return safely from their deployments.
First lady Jane Beshear is traveling throughout the Commonwealth to promote literacy and to encourage Kentuckians to pick up and read a book this holiday season.
Mrs. Beshear recently visited the family scholar house and announced that scholastic has donated 500 books to Kentucky children as part of its “give the gift of reading this holiday season” campaign.
The First Lady stated the gift of reading lasts long beyond the final pages of a good book; it gives our children the foundation they need to learn and succeed as they grow up.
Mrs. Beshear added that children from all walks of life deserve access to quality books and the encouragement to keep reading.
The First Lady has served as a Scholastic Reading Ambassador for the past four years as a part of her comprehensive literacy efforts.
Scholastic donates 500 books every summer to each participating state to help promote summer reading and earlier this year and also donated 1,000 books as part of the Governor’s tornado relief book drive to support Kentucky schools damaged by the severe tornadoes.
First Lady Jane Beshear’s will be releasing her upcoming 2012 winter reading list for children of all ages to help promote youth readership across Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police in Mayfield last night say they were able to quickly diffuse a situation that could have ended badly after responding to a 911 call concerning a domestic dispute at a Farmington residence.
State Police say the call was received around 7 p.m. and upon arrival of two troopers, the caller had locked herself in her home and the perpetrator had gotten onto a tractor, and was threatening to destroy the vehicles at the residence.
Police also say the perpetrator then fled the scene in a tractor with an attached front-end loader and when attempted to stop the tractor, the perpetrator disregarded the officers’ emergency equipment and continued to travel west on KY 18-90 before exiting the roadway and entering a field area.
On several occasions, the perpetrator attempted to ram KSP troopers, but were able to get out of the way, unharmed.
At one point, the troopers had to fire their service weapons, striking the tractor.
State Police say after the tractor became disabled and the driver refused police commands to exit the cab of the tractor, but was taken into custody after being extracted from the tractor.
45-year old Michael A. Rose was identified at the perpetrator and was charged with 1st degree fleeing/evading police, criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer and resisting arrest.
Rose remains lodged in the Graves County Jail.