It remains unclear how new orders from the Pentagon to open thousands of jobs in units that were once off-limits to female soldiers will effect women stationed at the Fort Campbell military installation.
If law makers do not take action against the new orders, the policy will take effect in a month.
Despite the change in policy, women in all branches of service are still barred from serving in combat units, even though 300,000 female soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade, including thousands from the 101st Airborne Division.
The new orders will reportedly open 14,000 combat support jobs to female soldiers to serve closer to the front lines.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways have increased compared to last year.
State Police say there were 64 fatalities as of yesterday, which is five more fatalities than what was reported last year.
Trooper Michael Webb says the increase in fatalities is a major concern for state police.
Although it is still early, Trooper Webb says state police will be taking a proactive approach in addressing the increase of highway deaths.
According to KSP, out of the 64 fatalities, 31 of the victims were not wearing seat belts and nine died in crashes involving alcohol.
A final total will not be available until April 2nd, but preliminary numbers indicate there were 720 fatalities on Kentucky roadways in 2011.
Freedom is bought and paid for by the thousands of brave men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our nation’s armed services.
Most citizens would even agree, freedom is the most expensive word in the dictionary since thousands of American soldiers have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others would and appreciate the red, white and blue and live in a nation where everyone can pursue their dreams no matter their race or background.
A Fort Campbell soldier says he is grateful for this nation that has given him hope and opportunities he otherwise would not have in his native country.
Specialist Sunny Yang, a native from China says he is proud to serve in the U.S. Army and wanted to give back to a nation that lives up to its creed of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
According to Specialist Yang, he doesn’t mind that he is one of the oldest enlisted soldiers in his unit.
Specialist Yang, who is assigned to the local post’s 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade is among hundreds of soldiers who even though were not born on American soil, has fought to preserve this country in order to give back to a nation that has given him a reason to live and a chance to be apart of something great.
Two Hopkinsville residents learned the hard way yesterday that running from police is not a good idea.
In the first incident, Hopkinsville Police say 31-year old Deoreo Antwain Wilson, slipped off his coat and ran from police yesterday when officers were attempting to apprehend him in the 22 block of Pennyrile Homes.
According to Police, Wilson was taken into custody after Wilson led officers on a foot pursuit on slippery areas, rusty fencing, downed branches and uneven terrain, which could have caused serious physical injury.
Wilson is now charged with one count of 1st degree fleeing and evading police and failure to appear in court in another incident.
Meanwhile, in another incident, police say 22-year old Sherrick Karia Pendleton was charged with disregarding a traffic control device, 1st degree fleeing and evading police, driving under the influence 2nd offense and driving on a suspended license after he allegedly drove the wrong way on a one way street, sped up in his vehicle and then got out of his vehicle and fled on foot when officers tried to pull him over.
Police say the 22-year old had slurred speech, red and glassy eyes and an open bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic drink in his vehicle in plain view.