American Red Cross officials are urging residents to give a gift that will save lives this holiday season.
The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs through January 6th and officials are hoping eligible donors will give something meaningful this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for hospital patients in need.
Communications Manager of the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region, Regina Raccuglia Conway says historically, during the holiday season, fewer donors make the time to give blood because they are too busy celebrating the holiday season, but patients don’t get a holiday from needing blood and platelets. The need is constant.
As an added incentive to donate, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative long-sleeve Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last.
Area residents are urged to donate blood on December 13th from 8 a.m. at 4 p.m. at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital or on December 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Campbell’s Post Exchange.
The Christian County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the murder of a Greenville Road man from early Sunday morning and continues to solicit tips from the public.
As previously reported, 21-year old Antonio Cross of 2302 Greenville Road was killed around 2:20 Sunday morning when someone fired multiple gunshots into his residence from outside. Detective Stevie Tucker says suspects have been interviewed, but none are in custody yet.
Detective Tucker says if you have any information at all about the shooting, call the Sheriff's Department and report it.
No one else was injured in the incident.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett has filed his papers to seek a fifth term in the General Assembly.
The Pembroke Republican says it's been an honor to serve since 2007 and he's asking voters for another two year term.
Legislative re-redistricting has put a chunk of Hopkins County in the Ninth District and Representative Dossett says those residents can expect to meet him in the coming months.
Current 10th District Representative Ben Waide lives within Dossett's new boundaries and they could face off in a Republican primary, though Waide hasn't announced his intentions yet. Earlington Mayor Mike Seiber has already filed to run for the seat as a Democrat.
Todd County Fiscal Court will meet in special session Tuesday morning and will likely choose an architect to design the Todd Career Path Institute project.
Pennyrile Area Development District Director of Community Development Amy Frogue says the five-member Architect Selection Committee met Monday and prepared its recommendation.
Todd Fiscal Court will make the ultimate decision, as it was the agency to obtain most of the grant money to fund the 2.5 million dollar project.
JKS Architect and Engineering has been the architect for several local major projects, including the new Christian County Middle School, Christian County Jail and Todd County Board of Education.
The Todd Career Path Institute will allow Todd Central High School students to take dual credit classes administered by Hopkinsville Community College and will also provide technical training to adults.
The selection committee consists of Todd Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield, one magistrate, Todd County School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield and a representative of Hopkinsville Community College.
Clarksville Police charged 5 people with DUI over the weekend.
Police say the arrests were made during the department’s impaired driving saturation patrols, which were conducted on Friday and Saturday.
In addition to the five DUI arrests, 45 motorists were issued speeding tickets, 4 people were cited for driving on a revoked or suspended license.
At the conclusion of the patrols, 124 vehicles were stopped, which netted 141 charges against the drivers for traffic violations.