An expert on earthquakes and particularly the New Madrid Fault zone spoke to a large crowd at this morning’s Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council Meeting.
Kentucky Geological Survey Technology Transfer Officer Mike Lynch has studied the trends and data regarding the fault line in southeast Missouri for over 20 years and said the consensus on just how great the risk for a major earthquake locally is has diminished over time.
He says the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the probability of a major quake at 7 to 10 percent over the next 50 years.
Lynch says that while emergency managers should prepare for all types of disasters, recent history indicates earthquakes may take a backseat to tornadoes, ice storms and floods in just how likely an event is to occur.
Citizens Corps Chairman Dan Nicholson said after the meeting that his agency has not changed its thoughts on earthquakes and that the partnering agencies will continue to prepare for one so they will be ready if the worst were to happen.
The council also handed out Governor’s Citations to Nicholson, Frank Brown, Raymond Gianinni, Kathy Hayes, William Thielen, Cecilia Cloos, Wanda Walczak, Donna Staples, Tom Beeker, J.D. Smith, Brian Diamond and Michael Frazier in appreciation of their contributions and hard work.
The American dream is still alive, especially in the United States Army.
According to Fort Campbell leaders, anyone who wants to strive for a better life can obtain it, no matter what their background is, through hard work.
39-year old Luis Thomas of Delta Company, 1-32 Cavalry Regiment can attest to that theory since after 18-years of serving in the military he was recently promoted to the rank of 1st Sergeant, which is a non-commissioned officer position in the Army.
Thomas then went onto say that he is thankful that he is able to mentor younger soldiers into becoming future leaders one day.
The 39-year old First Sergeant recently trained soldiers to properly conduct a convoy mission during a live-fire exercise that Thomas says is very realistic and essential in keeping soldiers alive in combat.
Members of Hopkinsville Community College’s Pi Gamma Epsilon chapter recently returned victorious from the organization’s 75th National Conference.
The theme of this year’s conference was Officer Survival: Staying Safe on the Street and was held in Cincinnati.
The competition was reportedly broken down into several divisions and students competed in five different competitions including crime scene investigations and firearms.
For the first time in the history of the local community college, two trophies were awarded to HCC.
Latoyer Brewer took 3rd place in women’s physical agility in the 26 to 38 year old category.
John Suiter, Ryan Langhi and Clayton Olive took second place in the crime scene processing competition, which had 100 teams involved.
HCC Criminal Justice Program Coordinator Greg Bridgeman stated these wins put Hopkinsville Community College on the national map with national bragging rights.
Mandy Ervin of Allensville introduces her baby daughter Grace to Sue Heinze, a member of a women's fellowship group from First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN.
A new mother from Todd County recently received a special gift from a Tennessee Church at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell.
A women’s group from First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee brought more than 80 layette sets to the Army hospital Tuesday to be given to newborn babies to show their appreciation and support to military families.
During their visit, Mandy Ervin of Allensville was able to meet one of the ladies and personally thank her for their work of love.
Ms. Ervin introduced baby Grace to Sue Heinze and said the gift was even more special because she and her husband do not have family in the area and the people who brought the gift didn’t even know them.
The sets include a hand made blanket and newborn clothing, given to babies born in the hospital.
It only took a few hours for one of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week to be found and arrested.
An anonymous tip led to police finding and arresting 44-year old Terrance McKnight of Hopkinsville at the Pennyrile Village Apartments around 10:30 Wednesday morning.
McKnight was charged with six counts of contempt of court and probation violation.