A group of Fort Campbell Soldiers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity this evening when they are flown by the owner of the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl.
Post Public Affairs says 33 Fort Campbell Soldiers will be heading to Indianapolis for the big game, thanks to the support of Titans owner Bud Adams.
The soldiers, who have earned non-commissioned officer and soldier of the year awards—among others, will represent Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division at the country’s biggest sporting event of the year.
Adams is a World War II veteran and was named the first recipient of the Salute to Service award yesterday at the inaugural NFL Honors award ceremony. Fort Campbell Commanding Major General James McConnville congratulated Adams on the award and for continuing to support the men and women of Fort Campbell.
It was billed as a one time only deal and approximately 1,900 people took the Land Between the Lakes up on their offer yesterday to view the wreckage of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge just as a salvage crew began to remove the debris from the brow of the Delta Mariner.
Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says in a news release that LBL officials will again keep that area closed to the public from here on out for safety reasons, but the 1,900 site-seers were able to view the historical damage to the bridge from the shoreline throughout the day yesterday.
It has now been ten days since the Delta Mariner was in the wrong channel when it collided with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, knocking out a 322-foot span. Thankfully and almost miraculously, no one was injured or killed in the incident.
Someone broke into a Boyd St. home Friday night and got away with a video game console and flat screen television.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened between 4:30 Friday afternoon and 11pm Friday night.
Donielle Poindexter told police that someone forced open the front door at 123 Boyd and ransacked two rooms of her home, apparently looking for cash. Instead, the perpetrator got away with a Nintendo Wii and a Vizio 32 inch flat screen television.
Sheriff's officials are investigating a homicide reported by the victim's wife just off Fort Campbell Boulevard on the Fidelio Road about 8:15 Friday night.
The victim is identified in the report on file at the Sheriff's Office as 28-year old Vincent Goslyn, Jr. of Beers Avenue, Ft. Campbell.
The report from Deputy Scott Noisworthy says the ECC received the call saying that Goslyn had been shot several times and was bleeding and ''unresponsive''.
Goslyn was apparently dead when officers arrived.
The victim's wife, Jessie Goslyn, was the reporting person and she was being questioned along with others concerning the incident which occurred just east of the intersection of the Fidelio road and Fort Campbell Boulevard, which is almost directly across from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
The site was just outside the 500 foot stretch of city jurisdiction on either side of Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The investigation continues.
Clarksville Police have identified the young man killed in a head-on collision yesterday morning on Madison Street.
Pronounced dead on the scene was 20-year old Tyler Head of Springfield, while 19-year old Lucas Haley of Springfield is in critical, but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Head was eastbound around 7:40am when a vehicle driven by 31-year old Vincent Clark of Clarksville crossed the center line and hit his pickup head-on.
Head and his passenger were not wearing a seat belt.
Clark was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt and is in Stable condition. Clark’s passenger, 26-year old Denesha Clark of Clarksville, was treated and released from Gateway Medical Center.
Clarksville Police say the investigation into the wreck continues and that charges are pending.