8th District State Representative Candidate, Max Sturdivant Jr. Hosted a media conference this evening in the parking lot of a Fort Campbell Boulevard business, where he spoke about his perception of incumbent John Tilley’s voting record and why Sturdivant believes he is the better candidate.
Sturdivant claims in 2010, Representative Tilley voted for legislation that included tax increases up to 400 million dollars on businesses.
Sturdivant says, if elected, his focus will be on creating jobs.
The 101st Airborne Division is safeguarding precious aircraft due to the severe weather created by Hurricane Isaac.
The local post will be temporarily housing eight MC-130E Combat Talon I aircraft from the Air Force Reserve’s 711th Special Operations Squadron, 9-19th Special Operations Wing from Duke Field, Florida.
Airfield Commander, Gene Glascock says it is not uncommon for other services such as the Air Force to use Campbell Army Air Field as a stopping point, refueling point or a place to temporarily hold equipment, Fort Campbell is always capable and ready to assist our military partners when called upon.
This is the first time during this year’s hurricane season aircraft have come to Fort Campbell to wait out a storm.
The local military installation is capable of housing more than 200 aircraft at a time from other installations.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe was the guest speaker for this week’s Kiwanis Club meeting.
Dr. Selbe gave an update on the local community college and spoke about current and previous enrollment numbers.
Dr. Selbe also spoke the many factors he is monitoring like the potential cuts as a result of sequestration and what’s going on at Fort Campbell, since soldiers and their families make up a third of HCC’s total population.
Dr. Selbe also talked about how changes in the federal financial aid program is also playing a hand in enrollment at HCC.
Clarksville Police are investigating an alleged shooting that took place early this morning in the area of Riverview Drive.
Police say around 8:49 a.m. police were called to 1-11 Riverview Drive in reference to a man shot inside of the residence, once inside, officers reported that a 24-year old man was on the floor with a gunshot wound to the neck and that he was conscious and breathing.
The man was transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
Witnesses told police that there were sounds of a struggle coming from inside of the house and a gunshot was heard with two men fleeing the residence shortly after the shooting.
Police say the suspects were described as a white male and a black male in their late teens or early 20s and that several items of physical evidence were gathered at the crime scene.
The shooting is being handled by Clarksville Police Detective Vince Duke with anyone with information about the incident to contact 931-645-8477.
A single-vehicle wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard early this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 5:20am, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 20-year old William Goff of Hopkinsville was southbound near Novadell Way when he ran off the road and hit a guardrail head on.
Goff told police he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. A witness said it appeared Goff was traveling at normal speed before he just ran off the pavement.
Goff, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.