Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two local women accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of baby formula from various stores.
Police say they are looking for 35-year old Shanta Margarita Griffin, who has warrants on file for felony forgery, felony theft, and identity theft and 30-year old Vanessa Lee Beaty, who also has warrants on file for theft and other charges.
Police say the two women are a part of a growing trend across the nation of people shoplifting liquid gold, otherwise known as baby formula.
The two women were allegedly caught on camera stealing over $300 worth of baby formula from inside a Madison Street grocery store.
Police say the two women are also persons of interest in thefts from other stores.
The Christian County Health Department has established a new program geared towards teaching young and expectant mothers on how to properly raise and bond with their infant.
Darlene Shemwell talks about the program, which first begins with families meeting with a certified health expert to discuss any questions or concerns about the pregnancy or the baby’s first years.
Ms. Shemwell says the voluntary program is great and that services can begin during or anytime before a child is three months old.
Ms. Shemwell also says some families may receive further support through home visitation and information about resources available in the community for new parents.
For more information about the Christian County Health Department’s H.A.N.D.S, contact 887-4160.
Since the war on terrorism first began over a decade ago, Afghan interpreters have played a vital role in forming relationships and establishing communication between tribal leaders and coalition forces.
The 101st Airborne Division has deployed numerous times to the war-torn country with hundreds of local soldiers paying the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Afghan interpreter Hazmat Kahn says he understands the tremendous sacrifice U.S. soldiers have made to eradicate terrorist networks, like the Taliban and Al Qaeda from his country.
For the past couple of years, Kahn has served as an interpreter to coalition troops, specifically for the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment as the local troops trained up at Fort Polk, Louisiana for their upcoming mission to Afghanistan.
Kahn explains why he decided to help troops, despite the ongoing threat of dying or having his family killed by terrorist groups.
Kentucky State Police responded to a wreck with injury in Muhlenberg County yesterday afternoon.
State Police say 51-year old Rolland Kaemerer of Bremen was driving west on Premium Road and was attempting to make a left turn into the South Carrolton Dump site when he did not notice 46-year old James Jones of Bremen and pulled into his path.
State Police say Jones was unable to avoid the wreck and was ejected from his motorcycle.
Mr. Jones was transported to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp released an official statement this morning concerning an ethics complaint that was filed against him by local resident, Mathew Milutin on Monday.
Milutin alleges that the consideration of new legislation by Hopkinsville City Council which would require local pawn brokers to provide electronic information about pawned merchandise to Hopkinsville Police Department constitutes a violation of Hopkinsville’s Code of Ethics.
Mayor Kemp was quoted as saying he categorically denies any ethical breach whatsoever and that the complaint is nothing more than an attempt to frustrate the adoption of new legislation affecting pawn brokers which Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie has recommended as a way to strengthen law enforcement in Hopkinsville.
Mayor Kemp also says he is confident that this frivolous and baseless complaint will be dismissed.
110 Kentucky cities and counties, including the Christian County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Leadsonline and so does Kentucky State Police and Fort Campbell Police in providing electronic data on pawned merchandise.