The Department of Defense recently announced the deployment of roughly 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in the coming months to Afghanistan.
The 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, which is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor will be among those units to deploy to the war-torn country.
Christian County Public School Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says education is key to success and wants to ensure all students in the district reach their potential.
Ms. Gemmill is urging students to ask a lot of questions during class now that school is back in session.
Congressman Ed Whitfield says Murray State University will be the recipients of two grants worth over $500,000.
MSU will receive two grants from the U.S. Department of Education for Upward Bound Math and Science program worth $262,000 each.
Congressman Whitfield says this grant will make great strides in encouraging students to take an interest in math and science, at the same time, allowing for better education opportunities for those already seeking a math and science path.
Officials say the Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science.
A Hopkinsville fugitive has been taken into custody Thursday afternoon thanks to an anonymous tipster who contacted the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers tip line.
Hopkinsville Police say the anonymous tipster told authorities that 35-year old Michael Edward Brewer, who was featured as this week’s Fugitive of the Week was on Fort Campbell working with the post’s 5th Group.
Acting on the tip, Hopkinsville Police partnered with Fort Campbell’s Provost Marshal’s Office and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office in locating Brewer, which led to his arrest.
Brewer was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Christian County Jail for failing to appear in court for charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say the anonymous tipster will receive a cash reward from the local Crime Stoppers organization for their tip that led to Brewer’s arrest.
More is now known about a shooting in Logan County from last night that left a Russellville man dead.
Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whitaker says 46-year old Dale Holloway showed up at the 2785 T. McReynolds Road, Lewisburg home of 44-year old Tim Claytor around 10:20 last night looking for a woman identified as Lori White, who is described as an associate of Holloway’s.
Some type of argument took place between the two men and that’s when police were called to a disturbance involving a weapon. Arriving deputies found Holloway dead from multiple gunshot wounds and arrested Claytor and charged him with murder.
Claytor was taken to the Logan County Jail and the investigation continues by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police. An autopsy was scheduled in Louisville on Holloway.