A Fort Campbell commander says he supports women serving closer to the front lines.
Earlier this year, Pentagon officials unveiled plans to allow female soldiers to serve in jobs once barred from women because it was deemed too dangerous.
1-32nd Cavalry Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says the change in policy is a testament of the contributions made by female soldiers over the years.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says the change in policy will have little effect on his regiment because female soldiers play a vital role in his ranks.
A vehicle versus power pole wreck on East 7th Street could have turned out much worse for a Hopkinsville woman this morning.
The incident happened just after 7 near the 15-hundred block, when 62-year old Vada Waddell of Hopkinsville ran off the roadway and struck the pole—breaking it off and knocking power lines to the street.
Initial reports indicated gas was leaking and the lines were sparking, but there was never any report of fire.
Ms. Waddell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of a knee injury. She told police she couldn’t remember what happened or why she hit the pole.
The street was closed for over three hours while crews replaced the pole and removed lines from the street.
Christian County Relay for Life officials are still working on finishing up this year’s fundraising to meet their goal while already looking toward next year.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s received a few more donations since the local relay—which finished with $126,046 raised toward the $130,000 goal.
Ms. Johnson says anyone who wants to make a monetary donation can do so by calling her at 839-4400. She says there will also be another fundraiser before the end of August which will hopefully help them reach the goal.
Meanwhile, preparations for the 2013 relay are underway and a meeting is set for Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the conference room of the Doctor’s Pavilion at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for anyone interested in participating.
Relay for life events are held in nearly every county and raise money for cancer research and cancer patients through the American Cancer Society.
There will soon be a Kentucky “Mesonet” weather site in Todd County, thanks in part to action by Todd Fiscal Court.
Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky Climate Center run the “mesonet” website as a joint venture and it keeps weather records for most counties and the list continues to grow. The group wants to place a site between Elkton and Trenton on the farm of Carl Jenkins this summer and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield says Fiscal Court and the Soil Conservation District agreed to help with the costs of a security fence.
Judge Greenfield says the weather records can be used for a number of things, such as farming and actions after severe weather.
The website to see weather conditions for other counties, including Christian and Trigg, is kymesonet.org.
A motorcycle wreck in south Christian County Saturday afternoon injured the biker.
A witness to the incident told Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Noisworthy that 50-year old Tina Stumbaugh of 3308 Southgate, Hopkinsville was eastbound on Gracey-Herndon Road around 1pm when she swerved to avoid a pot hole and lost control of her motorcycle.
Ms. Stumbaugh traveled into an embankment on the right side of the road and was thrown to the ground. The report says she was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest injuries.
She was wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.