Former Secretary of State and retired four star General, Colin Powell is expected to travel to Fort Campbell later this month.
Powell will be meeting with local troops and their families as he signs hundreds of copies of his latest and best-selling novel, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership on Wednesday, May 30th from noon until 3 p.m. at the post-exchange building.
The book is being described as a powerful portrait of Powell as he recounts vivid experiences and lessons he learned throughout the years from his family and his military career.
Powell once served as a commander for the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 through 1993 and was the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Hopkinsville Police Detectives believe the Sunday night shooting on Campbell Street was pre-meditated.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the suspect is believed to be a young black male standing 5-8 to 5-10 with a thin build.
Officer Ray says the perpetrator stood over 27-year old Javon Radford as he lied on the pavement, leading detectives to believe the crime was intentional and though out.
Police are still asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for the shooting and leads can be reported to the Crime Stoppers line anonymously at 887-TIPS.
The incident happened around 9:15 Sunday night near the South Campbell-East 1st intersection. Radford continues to recover from his wounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is in critical, but stable condition.
An Oak Grove man was arrested in connection with a robbery in Clarksville yesterday.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 26-year old Ryan Hart of 613 Kerri Lane, Oak Grove went to a business in the 1600 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard around noon yesterday using a large handgun.
Police say he demanded money, while holding three female employees at gunpoint. The women gave him cash and he demanded their identifications before fleeing the scene with the money stuffed in his pockets.
Detective Eric Ewing was quickly able to identify Hart as a suspect and Oak Grove Police detained him until in his home Clarksville law enforcement arrived.
Hart voluntarily accompanied detectives back to Clarksville, where he would admit to the robbery. Hart later took police to a wooded area where he put the money and a 40 caliber Glock in a buried cooler. The women’s identifications were also found buried nearby.
Hart is charged with aggravated robbery and is lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
An Indiana man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Hopkins County this morning.
Kentucky State Police says 54-year old Jeffrey Gardner of Evansville was southbound about a mile south of Madisonville around 2:30am in his big rig when a deer ran out in front of him.
Gardner said he swerved to miss the deer and lost control of the vehicle. The semi struck a sign and overturned on its side. The trailer loaded with roofing materials partially blocked and closed the southbound lanes for about an hour and reduced traffic to one lane for several hours.
Gardner, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit and run wreck on Newstead Road Sunday morning near a Herndon church that injured the pastor.
The report says 56-year old James Dunbar of South Elm Street, Hopkinsville was westbound on Newstead Road and noticed an oncoming SUV that was crossing into his lane.
The SUV struck Dunbar’s vehicle on its left side and continued eastbound. Deputies searched the area for the vehicle, but were unable to make contact.
Dunbar, who is the pastor of Church Hill Baptist Church at the Newstead Road-Binns Mill Road intersection, was treated on the scene for cuts on his face but refused a trip to the hospital.