The Montgomery County Government recently received several awards from the Greater Nashville Regional Council during its 45th annual Regional Planning and Economic Development meeting.
Montgomery County Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Black says Montgomery County EMS was selected for a Public Safety award for their implementation of InMotion technology, the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force was also selected as a recipient in the Public Safety category for its Meth Education trailer, the Driver’s Safety Program was the third Public Safety award for Montgomery County and the final award was given the Bi-County Solid Waste Management for its Gas-to-Energy initiative.
The annual event took place in Ridgetop, Tennessee where 31 awards were presented to various counties.
Organizers with this year’s Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center say they are expecting another successful event this year.
Publicity Chair Robin Charles is reminding residents to stop by the local center this Saturday to enjoy the outdoors and activities fit for the entire family.
Over $3,000 worth of invaluable equipment was recently donated to the Clarksville Police Department.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association President, Kaye Jones presented Clarksville Police with over $3,600 worth of necessary equipment for bike patrol officers.
Police say the donated equipment consisted of microphone systems, which allows officers to operate their police radios without removing their hands from the bike, helmet covers and locks to secure their bikes.
The CPAA is a self-sufficient organization made up of previous Citizens Police Academy graduates.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 21 people today including four Fort Campbell soldiers for robbery and burglary, a Hopkinsville Couple for criminal abuse of a child and a local man for having child pornography on his computer.
The True Bill against Robert Myers of Cansler Subdivision Road, who is charged with 100 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor after authorities on March 24th and July 5th allegedly found 100 pictures and videos of child porn on his personal computer.
Troy Heidel and Suzanne Heidel of Sivley Road, Hopkinsville were both indicted for 1st degree criminal abuse of a minor after Hopkinsville Police say his 5-year old son was returned to his mother with excessive bruising on his lower back and buttocks.
Fort Campbell soldiers, Lamont Ballard, Christopher Castillo, Kevin Bryant and David Mercado were all indicted on 1st degree robbery and burglary charges after Oak Grove Police say they used physical force on John Brogden and unlawfully entered his residence on Meadow Lane with the intent to commit a theft from him.
The Grand Jury also indicted Shannon Rose and Derek Bailey both of Magnolia Drive for 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after they allegedly were found with illegal drugs.
Monique Babb of Pennyrile Apartments was indicted for 1st degree burglary after she allegedly broke into the East 7th Street residence of Jerome Bussell with the intent to commit a crime.
A Madisonville man was arrested on child porn charges Thursday.
Kentucky State Police and the Madisonville Police Department combined to execute a search warrant at the home of 25-year old Mark Melton of Madisonville. The search resulted in Melton’s arrest on one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
The arrest came as a result of an ongoing undercover investigation into internet crimes against children that began in June. Police seized computer equipment that contained child porn during the search, according to the KSP news release.