A Hopkinsville man is on a special mission and is in need of community support to reach his goal.
Michael Venable is raising money to go towards an organization called Ordinary Hero and he says after the passing of his wife, Beth, he felt it was important to continue her passion in helping young children find their forever homes.
Venable says even though his wife passed away, he feels she is always with him in spirit and he believes she would be thrilled to know that so many people have already shown their love and support by donating money to his cause.
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.