Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division are always training and preparing for combat throughout the year and tomorrow is no exception.
Local soldiers who are enrolled in the Pathfinder course at the Sabalauski Air Assault School will be conducting a low-clearance, low-altitude exercise and will be dropping supplies out of a C-23 Sherpa.
Officials say the exercise is very realistic and will help soldiers prepare for the real deal when they are deployed.
Post officials say the purpose of the course is not only to train soldiers in the Pathfinder course, but those soldiers are required to learn how to deliver supplies to theater under any and all conditions and that knowing how to perform a low-clearance, low-altitude drop is essential to ensuring mission success on the ground.
The exercise is scheduled to take place at the local post tomorrow morning.
Officials with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville are counting on area golfers to help their latest cause.
The organization’s annual Golf for Kids’ Sake is scheduled to take place Friday at noon at Swan Lake Golf Course and officials say there are a few teams still looking for a player or two and there are also spots available for full teams.
The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per team and lunch will be provided.
Money raised during the annual golf fundraiser will help the organization support its mentoring programs.
For more information about Golf for Kids’ Sake contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville at 931-647-1418.
A local organization that provides a safe place to stay for victims of domestic violence will receive the new Toyota Sienna van it won this summer in a ceremony later this month.
Sanctuary Incorporated Executive Director Marian Brown will be at Toyota of Hopkinsville October 30th to receive the vehicle it won after getting a majority of the votes in a national Facebook contest held by Toyota in July.
Ms. Brown and Toyota of Hopkinsville General Manager Charlie Ramsey appeared on the Early Bird Show, where Ms. Brown talked about what the van will be used for.
Toyota of Hopkinsville is holding a “fill the van” campaign until that day in hopes of gathering items needed by Sanctuary. Ms. Brown said just about any type of toiletries are needed in addition to gas cards.
Once again, that presentation will be October 30th at 10am at Toyota of Hopkinsville on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man Sunday morning after his young son was allegedly found walking alone on a city street.
The arrest card for 39-year old Jack Shephard of McPherson Street says a young boy was found walking without a shirt or shoes on West 7th Street just after 7am. Police say he was nearly run over by at least three different vehicles.
Deputies picked him up and tried to find his parents, but the boy didn’t know where his parents lived.
The child finally gave deputies his father’s name and they found his address through an ECC computer check.
The boy was taken to his father about two hours after the incident started, with Shephard saying he didn’t know his son was missing. Shephard was arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment.
Kentucky's attorney general has ruled in favor of the newspaper in Martin County in an open records case involving the death of a two-year old.
Attorney General Jack Conway's office says the Cabinet for Health and Family Services were wrong in withholding information from "The Mountain Citizen" about a Prestonburg boy allegedly killed by his aunt and uncle.
He was found dead in their home last fall after state social workers took him from his mother's home and placed him the relatives' care. The Attorney General’s office says the agency blacked-out much of the information and didn't provide previous unsubstantiated reports of abuse against the aunt and uncle.
The Cabinet has come under continued scrutiny regarding transparency and accountability since the murder of 9-year old Amy Dye in Todd County by her adopted brother on February 4th of last year.