A former Fort Campbell soldier has pled guilty to child porn charges in federal court.
A news release from U.S. Attorney David Hale says 25-year old Timothy Lee Hansen entered a guilty plea to a four-count indictment.
According to court records, between February 2010, and February 15, 2011, Hansen used a “peer-to-peer” internet file sharing software to download, store and trade digital images of child pornography. A subpoena issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, tracked the IP address of the computer used to distribute child pornography to a computer belonging to Hansen and located in a soldier’s barracks at Fort Campbell. The information was turned over to the United States Army, Criminal Investigation Division at Fort Campbell on February 14, 2011.
Hansen was identified as an active-duty soldier assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group. According to the Complaint, Hansen allegedly told investigators that he possessed approximately 100 megabytes of child pornography on his personal computers at Fort Campbell.
Hansen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison. The maximum potential penalties are 70 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 and a period of supervised release of at least 5 years and could be for the remainder of his life. Sentencing is scheduled for October 17, 2012 in Louisville.
A Cadiz woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck in front of Trigg County Hospital Wednesday morning.
A news release from Cadiz Police says 45-year old Freida Maxey of Cadiz was stopped on Main Street waiting for traffic to pass so she could make a left turn into the emergency room at the hospital. Approaching from behind was 20-year old Lora Helm of Cadiz, who said she dropped something and looked down to pick it up.
Ms. Helm said it was too late to stop when she looked back up and struck Ms. Maxey’s vehicle in the rear. Maxey was treated for a cut to the foot at Trigg County Hospital, while Helm sustained a minor facial injury but refused treatment.
The incident happened around 9:40am, according to police.
Hopkinsville Police are alerting local residents about a possible scam that has been circulating within city limits.
Police Chief Guy Howie says individuals have been going house to house seeking donations for the Hoptown Hoppers without their permission.
Chief Howie says he is not aware of any person who has fallen victim to the scam.
Again, Hopkinsville Police want to remind residents that the only individual legally able to solicit donations for the Hoptown Hoppers is Finny Noffsinger, who is the general manager for the team.
Singing sensation and chart topper, Kelly Clarkson is expected to appear and belt out her famous tunes to celebrate Fort Campbell’s annual Week of the Eagles.
Clarkson is scheduled to perform several of her popular hits on August 13th during a free concert series at the local post.
The Week of the Eagles celebration will kick off with a division run with 101st Commanding General, Major General John McConville taking the lead on August 10th.
This year’s event will celebrate the storied division’s 70th anniversary and will take place Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 17th.
Some of the events lined up for this year’s festivities also include an air show, a 10k and 5k fun run, a car show, and a basketball and softball tournament just to name a few items on the week long itinerary.
An excessive heat warning remains in effect until Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service in Paducah issued the warning for all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky.
Temperatures through Thursday are expected to reach around 105 degrees during the afternoon.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending that individuals who work outdoors to take frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone who appears to be overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool and shaded area and to contact 9-1-1.