A Fort Campbell soldier’s quick thinking and action helped save the life of a 4-year old boy from certain death.
For her heroism, Specialist Katherine McIntire, an Army Medic assigned to the local post’s 1-94th Military Police Company was awarded an impact Army Achievement Medal yesterday for saving the boy’s life.
Company First Sergeant, Christopher Barnes says people think our job in the Army is focused on combat, but it is also about helping people.
First Sergeant Barnes then went onto say that Specialist McIntire was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training.
According to reports, Specialist McIntyre saved the toddler’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver after the boy started to choke on a piece of food that got lodged in his throat.
Following the January 13th ordeal, the 4-year old’s mother, who requested to remain anonymous, emailed McIntire’s commander to express her appreciation in saving her son’s life, while Specialist McIntire recently stated to Fort Campbell officials that she didn’t think twice about helping her neighbor in distress.
A Clarksville man was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail this morning for allegedly having explicit photos of minors on his cell phone.
Clarksville Police arrested 28-year old Jacques Dubois with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and is being held on a $20,000 bond.
Around 3 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call at a Gracey Avenue residence in reference to a possible sexual exploitation of a minor incident and when officers arrived on the scene, an unknown individual told police Dubois was inside the residence with child pornography on his phone.
Dubois reportedly admitted to police that the phone that contained the graphic images was his and that the photos were sent to his phone by an unnamed individual.
Police say after receiving permission to view his phone, officers discovered the phone contained numerous photos of males and females under the age of eighteen engaged in sexual activities or various states of undress.
Congressman Ed Whitfield announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet a $9 million grant to repair Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Congressman Whitfield says this announcement is important news for people in the First District of Kentucky.
Congressman Whitfield then went onto say Eggners Ferry Bridge is a vitally important roadway in the region, and this will help to restore this bridge in a timely manner and relieve the inconveniences caused by the January accident.
The grant was authorized under the Emergency Relief program within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highways Administration.
The $9 million grant will help fund repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage and protect the remaining structure.
A main span on the bridge collapsed after a large cargo vessel crashed into the decades old structure on January 26th.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Officials with the Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council recently traveled to the state capital and met with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to discuss strategic planning for the region.
Attending on behalf of KOHS was the Executive Director Gene Kiser, Deputy Executive Director Shelby Lawson, and Director Aaron Horner.
Also in attendance was State Representative Myron Dossett, who joined PRCCC Chairman Dan Nicholson, Captain Chris Miller and PRCCC Regional Operations Officer Frank Brown.
KOH Executive Director Gene Kiser presented each member of the Pennyrile Regional Citizens Corps Council with a commemorative coin and commissioned Captain Miller as a Kentucky Colonel.|
The Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council supports the nine-county Pennyrile region of western Kentucky, which includes: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Lyon, Todd and Trigg Counties with personal and organizational readiness programs for all hazards.
This Friday marks National Walk in a Park Day and Clarksville officials are inviting local citizens to participate in the event.
To celebrate the national holiday, the City of Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation Department and area business leaders will be walking from McGregor Park to the North Extension and back starting at noon.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan says walking is a great form of exercise and Friday’s community walk-a-thon will be the perfect opportunity for local citizens to enjoy McGregor Park or any of the city’s area parks or greenways.
For those residents who will plan to attend the walk are encouraged to submit their photos of walking in the park to the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page for a chance to win a prize.
For more information about Friday’s walk in a park event, contact 931-645-7476.