Fort Campbell officials say while thousands of local troops are expected to deploy in the coming months in support of Operation Enduring Freedoom, thousands of other soldiers are expected to return home this week.
Soldiers from the 8-87th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade are scheduled to return home from their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan this Friday.
During their deployment, the soldiers mostly provided direct support to the 172nd Infantry Brigade.
For the second day in a row, a coffee cup is listed as a factor in a wreck with injury in the city limits of Hopkinsville.
The report from Hopkinsville Police quotes 53-year old Danny Hampton of Hopkinsville as saying he reached down to pickup a coffee cup while traveling west on Country Club Lane around 5pm yesterday.
When he looked back up, a vehicle driven by 38-year old Dawn Adcock of Hopkinsville was stopped. Hampton didn’t have time to stop and rear-ended Ms. Adcock’s car. A passenger in the front vehicle, 3-year old Kristen Adcock, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Everyone involved was properly restrained.
Montgomery County officials say they are pleased to play host to the U.S. Colored Troops Living History Association’s annual conference that is scheduled to take place next week.
Officials say on October 19th, as part of the annual conference, re-enactors will visit local schools to discuss the role of African-American troops in the Civil War and what life was like for those soldiers.
They will be at Northeast Middle and High Schools at 9 and 10 a.m. and at Tabernacle Christian School at 11 a.m. and at Rossview High School throughout that morning.
In addition to talking to local students, on Saturday, Civil War historian, Dr. David H. Slay will speak about U.S. Colored Troops in the Middle Mississippi Valley at the Montgomery Room at the Riverview Inn at 2 p.m.
The association’s annual national meeting will take place Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st at Riverview Inn located at 50 College Street.
Kentucky State Police say a three-day joint road blitz with law enforcement agencies from different states was successful.
KSP teamed up with Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana State Police from Thursday, September 27th through Saturday, September 29th to combat drug trafficking through a marijuana eradication enforcement blitz.
As a result of the joint effort, 32 felony and 152 misdemeanor marijuana related drug arrests were made and over 94,000 grams of marijuana and a total of 14,126 marijuana plants were seized.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer stated successful multi-agency enforcement efforts like this illustrate the collective power of making our roadways and communities safer for everyone.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
33-year old Sergeant First Class Aaron Henderson of Maine died Tuesday, October 2nd at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan from wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on Sunday, September 30th.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Governor Beshear is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.