It’s been 67 years in the making and now a World War II Veteran will be getting his well deserved honor for his gallantry in action during the Battle of the Bulge.
101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General James McConville will be presenting retired Staff Sergeant James E. Alsobrooks with the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the legendary Battle of the Bulge.
The award ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon at the division’s headquarters building.
Alsobrooks spent over 30-years as a civil servant at Fort Campbell after leaving the military and never received a formal military ceremony for his Purple Heart.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Library will be kicking off its Imagination Library Thursday, December 13th at 9 a.m. and officials are inviting the public and local dignitaries to attend.
Library officials hope to provide books to about 2,000 children living in the community through the program each year.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library began in Sevier County, Tennessee in 1996 to give children free, specially selected, high quality, age appropriate books directly to their homes every month.
Ms. Parton says parents who read with their children will ensure their child’s success.
(Willie Charles Cole II) (Marques Townsend)
It didn’t take long for Clarksville Police to locate and apprehend two suspected robbers early this morning.
Police say around 1:20 a.m. officers responded to a call in reference to a robbery that took place in the parking lot of a business located in the 1600 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard around 1 am.
An 18 year man told officers he was driven by his friend to the parking lot, where subsequently, a male wearing a bandanna and black jacket held a gun to his head and demanded his money and his cell phone.
The 18-year old also told police that after the robber received over $600 and his friend’s cell phone, the suspect left in a dark colored SUV with plastic over a window.
Police were able to determine the robbery was set up by the victim’s friend, now identified as 18-year old Marques Townsend of Ambleside Drive.
Police say Townsend, along with his cousin, 20-year old Willie Charles Cole II of South 11th Street, coordinated a plan to have the victim in the Ft Campbell business parking lot where the robbery would take place.
The 18 year old victim’s cash and cell phone were returned to him.
Townsend and Cole were both charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
A Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan where hundreds of 101st Airborne Division soldiers are located was attacked over the weekend.
Military officials say soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team that are stationed at FOB Fenty were awoke Sunday by a reminder of the serious stakes involved in the division's mission.
Officials say insurgents attacked FOB Fenty Sunday around 5:50 a.m. with all soldiers going unharmed.
The investigation into the early morning attack remains ongoing concerning the intent or target of the insurgents.
The brigade deployed to Afghanistan last month.
Many communities held their Christmas parades over the weekend, but Elkton will host its first parade in three decades later this week.
The Elkton Christmas parade will be Friday night at 6pm, beginning at Todd County Central High School and traveling to the Historic Square. State Representative Martha Jane King will be the Grand Marshal and Santa Claus is expected to make it to Todd County just in time to participate.
Todd County Welcome Center Director Linda Fowler says the community is excited.
Ms. Fowler says there hadn’t been a parade in Elkton in at least 30 years.
There will be singing of Christmas carols on the square led by the West Side Church of Christ at 6:30. Photos with Santa will take place from 7 until 9:30 at the Community House and the Todd County Community Alliance is sponsoring free horse drawn carriage rides from 7 until 9:30.