Photo of the 2011 service
Thursday is the 28th anniversary of the Gander, Newfoundland plane crash that killed 248 Fort Campbell soldiers and eight crew members on the way home from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula and they will be remembered in an afternoon ceremony in Hopkinsville.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce President Carter Hendricks says the remembrance will be at 2 o'clock at Fort Campbell Memorial Park on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Hendricks says the Gander plane crash was a transformational experience for the community, which formed a closer connection to Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division.
The Arrow Air DC-8 plane they were aboard crashed upon takeoff. The Soldiers, from several different military units at Fort Campbell, were all attached to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. A separate ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on post.
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Republican Suzanne Miles is the winner of the special election for the Seventh District House seat.
The Owensboro woman beat Democrat Kim Humphrey of Morganfield by just a little more than 100 votes. Miles is taking over the seat vacated by Representative John Arnold, who stepped down over sexual harassment allegations.
Meanwhile, Democrat Reginald Thomas is taking over the Lexington Senate seat left empty by Kathy Stein. Thomas won with 54-percent of the vote, followed by Richard Moloney at 35-percent and eleven-percent for Michael Johnson. Stein vacated her seat after being appointed to a Fayette Circuit Court judgeship.
A brief foot chase ended on Pat Avenue in Hopkinsville Saturday with the arrest of a a local man.
The HPD paperwork for 26-year old Cody Cantrell of Hopkinsville says officers were investigating a possible prowler in the area when they saw a man running between two houses on Pat Avenue.
Police reportedly identified themselves and told Cantrell to stop, but he allegedly continued on until he was stopped and apprehended. The report says Cantrell had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing from police and being drunk in public.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on assault charges over the weekend for allegedly cutting her husband with a knife during an argument.
Hopkinsville Police officers were called to a North McPherson Avenue address around 9 p.m. Friday and found 43-year old Aloah Hightowher of Hopkinsville outside with blood on her feet.
Inside the residence, 42-year old Eric Hightower was found bleeding from his face and hands. He said he and his wife had been drinking when an argument ensued and she cut him with a kitchen knife.
Aloah Hightower was arrested on one count of second degree assault and Eric Hightower was arrested and served with a warrant for failing to appear in Trigg District Court on charges of driving without a license and driving without insurance.