The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently held its annual Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony in Louisville.
The event, which took place on Wednesday December 5th, honored 197 officers from 164 law enforcement agencies from across the state.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Cory Hamby of Marion was recognized for making 67 impaired driving arrests from October 1st, 2011 through September 30th, 2012.
Trooper Hamby was presented the award by Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director, Bill Bell.
Despite the chilled temperature and rain early this morning, Fort Campbell soldiers successfully completed another live-fire exercise.
Over 100 soldiers assigned to Echo Troop, 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment completed a two-day team live-fire exercise.
The exercise featured a mock mission to fire on enemy forces and included several four member teams that were also tasked to maneuver through enemy territory.
Captain Charles Ashcraft assigned to Echo Troop spoke about the kinds of weapons that were used in the exercise.
No text is worth dying for...which is why Christian County Public School officials are urging all students to become better drivers.
Students of the Hopkinsville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club are raising awareness and encouraging fellow students to refrain from texting while driving.
School District Spokesperson Heather Aubin talks about the no texting while driving campaign.
Ms. Aubin says there will be activities throughout the week to encourage students to not text and drive and learn about the consequences of distracted driving.
According to the National Safety Council, over 1.2 million crashes across the nation involved drivers using cell phones and texting this year.
Montgomery County Government is currently seeking historic artifact donations as renovations continue at the South Guthrie Community Center, located at 5025 Guthrie Road.
The community center was previously known as the Warfield School, which was built in 1922.
County officials are seeking historic artifacts from the school to incorporate the heritage of this site within the renovation.
Those wishing to donate items can contact the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department at 931-648-5732.
The South Guthrie Community Center celebrated its 90th anniversary this year and the site serves as the home of the South Guthrie Improvement Association.
The City of Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell will be hosting memorial ceremonies next week to honor the loss of 248 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who died during the crash of Arrow Airlines Flight 1285, in Gander, Newfoundland on December 12th, 1985.
The City of Hopkinsville will conduct an annual Wreath Laying ceremony to honor those lost in the plane crash on Wednesday, December 12th at 10 a.m. at Fort Campbell Memorial Park.
Meanwhile, the 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will hold its annual memorial ceremony Wednesday, December 12th at 2 p.m. at the local post.
While returning from a six-month peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, the aircraft carrying 248 Soldiers stopped to refuel and subsequently crashed upon takeoff, claiming the life of everyone aboard.
The Soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the tragic event.