It’s been over a decade since the War on Terrorism first began and during that time, war-fighting has changed tremendously from allowing women to fight closer to the front lines to training up the Afghan National Army to defend themselves against terrorist networks, like the Taliban.
Over the past month, Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which includes the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, has been undergoing rigorous training at Fort Polk, Louisiana in preparation to their upcoming 9-month rotation to Afghanistan.
The training the soldiers have received is all encompassing and would not be as authentic as possible, if it wasn’t for Afghans willing to teach soldiers.
Afghan interpreter, Hazmat Kahn says it is important to him to teach coalition forces how to interact with tribal leaders.
Kahn says after coalition forces have built relationships with tribal leaders, the task in improving Afghanistan and ridding the area of terrorists will be a lot easier.
An ethics complaint has been filed against the City of Hopkinsville, specifically Mayor Dan Kemp.
Matthew Scott Milutin of Yoakum Circle on Monday filed several complaints for violations of the City of Hopkinsville Code of Ethics against Mayor Dan Kemp in his elected capacity and employment as Mayor.
Milutin claims Mayor Kemp has repeatedly failed in his fiduciary obligations to ensure that all statements made by himself, city employees were truthful, respectful and factually accurate at all times.
Milutin claims Mayor Kemp has willfully, knowingly and intentionally conducted unethical acts and actions to sustain the legally questionable contractual relationship between the city, the Hopkinsville Police Department and Leadsonline, LLC.
Milutin writes that Mayor Kemp has directly aided and abetted one or more employees of Hopkinsville Police to conduct daily disclosures and conversions of ownership of confidential information to Leadsonline, LLC whereby individual consumers and citizens are subjected to the arbitrary and warrantless searches by law enforcement agencies.
In his complaint, Milutin is asking the Code of Ethics Board to investigate the conduct of Mayor Kemp and for the board to make an informed decision based on facts.
We’ll have more details about the formal complaint during our noon news cast today.
A top ranking military official paid a visit to Fort Campbell troops, who were training at Fort Polk, Louisiana over the weekend.
101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General John McConville traveled to the desolate Joint Readiness Training Center to meet with soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment.
Major General McConville says it is important for him to visit with local troops prior to their upcoming deployment.
Following the meet and greet with troops, Major General McConville says he is confident that the Brigade and soldiers assigned to the Cavalry regiment were ready for their rendezvous with destiny in Afghanistan.
Kentucky State Police have released details of the wreck Saturday night on the Pennyrile Parkway just north of Hopkinsville.
The incident happened around 8:50 near the 15 mile-marker, according to the report from KSP, which says 24-year old Laura Gossett of Clarksville was northbound when she noticed a vehicle stopped in front of her.
Ms. Gossett slammed on her brakes and began to slide into the median, before over-correcting and side-swiping a vehicle driven by 40-year old Jennifer Matheny of Dawson Springs. Gosett’s car temporarily turned onto its side before going upright again.
Ms. Gossett was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
The heat is back on in western Kentucky, but many people must work outside to make a living no matter what the conditions are.
As previously reported, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of western Kentucky through Thursday evening. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90’s each day and high humidity will make it feel like 105 or greater.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Battalion Chief Freddie Montgomery says the main goal for anyone who must work outside should be to drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated.
Montgomery says limiting the amount of time you spend out in the hot sun can go a long way in staying safe, as well.
It won’t be as hot as it was earlier in the summer when the mercury reached 107 degrees in Hopkinsville, but the humidity was much lower then, meaning the “feels like” temperature was nearly the same as the actual temperature on those days.
The National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning instead of a Heat Advisory when the heat wave is expected to last for a prolonged period of time.