When disaster strikes, do you know what to do?
State and local officials are urging residents to have a plan and prepare for a natural disaster, especially since severe weather swept through this region this week which destroyed or damaged several homes in western Kentucky.
The Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council is committed to saving lives and recently
joined Governor Beshear to officially proclaim March 2012 as Severe Storms Awareness Month.
Regional Operations Officer with PRCCC Frank Brown says awareness is key in surviving a natural disaster and he encourages residents to have a plan just in case their family is affected by severe weather and he recommends local citizens to create a kit filled with essential items sustain themselves if emergency or medical crews are not readily available.
Brown adds that in the event of a power outage something as simple as having a flashlight, radio and extra batteries available can make you and your family more comfortable during these times.
Congressman Ed Whitfield is expected to travel with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tomorrow to Fort Campbell and meet with local soldiers.
During his visit, Congressman Whitfield and Defense Secretary Panetta will be viewing various training exercises and will host a question and answer session with troops and leaders.
Following his visit at the local post, Congressman Ed Whitfield will speak at the dedication of the Livingston County Library.
A Clarksville teen is reportedly recovering from his injuries after he was shot in the leg this morning in the Ladd Drive area.
According to police, the shooting took place around 11 a.m. and when officers arrived on the scene, they found a 17-year old male with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police say the teen was sent to Gateway Medical Hospital in Clarksville, but he was later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation remains on-going and police are encouraging anyone with any information to call 931-645-8477.
A Christian County student is accused of posting nude photos of her ex-boyfriend online without his consent.
The mother of the 16-year old boy reported to Hopkinsville Police that her son’s ex girlfriend was harassing him through text messages and phone calls.
The juvenile’s mother also told police that her son’s ex-girlfriend also posted nude photos of him on a popular social networking site without his permission because had broken off the relationship.
The police department did not provide the name of the alleged suspect because she is also under the age of 18.
According to police, an individual maybe charged with harassing communications and distributing matter portraying a minor in a sex act.
It’s unclear at this time whether or not the under aged suspect was charged with any crime, but police say the case remains under investigation.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating a claim that a local student sent disturbing text messages to a fellow class-mate earlier this week.
According to the police, the mother of an 11-year old girl reported that her daughter received a threatening message from another student on Tuesday.
The victim’s mother stated a 12-year old girl sent a picture text showing herself holding what appeared to be a gun along with a text message that stated the victim was going to go down.
The 12-year old girl reportedly admitted to sending the text message after she was questioned by police about the incident and was charged with 3rd degree terroristic threatening.