A top ranking military official is expected to travel to Fort Campbell and talk to local soldiers this Friday.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will visit the local post to reportedly observe pre-deployment training, medical response training, and hold a question-and-answer session with soldiers and leaders.
In addition to his meet and greet with soldiers, Secretary of Defense Panetta will deliver a speech to about 400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division.
Panetta was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Defense on July 1st, 2011.
According to post officials, this will be Panetta’s first trip to Fort Campbell since he was sworn into office.
The Graves County Grand Jury met this week and returned indictments on three men charged with fatally shooting a man at his residence and severely injuring his wife earlier this month.
James Kirby, Richard Phipps and Edwin Russell are accused of plotting and then forcing their way into the residence of Sharon and Richard Jett of Graves County and shooting them.
Richard Jet died on February 19th after he was shot by one of the suspects and Sharon Jett remains hospitalized from injuries she sustained during the shooting.
Law enforcement officials say Russell was the mastermind behind the shooting and led the two other suspects to the residence.
The three men are scheduled to appear for their arraignment on March 12th.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews were busy this morning responding to numerous reports of minor damage from a series of severe thunderstorms that rolled into western Kentucky.
According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd, most reports were about debris on roadways.
Spokesman Todd says Henderson County reported having some minor damage along the Ohio River around the Ellis Park area and a gazebo was blown onto the lanes of US 41/South Main Street in Madisonville
Keith Todd also stated crews also responded to scattered reports of power outages that may have cut off electrical power to traffic signals and he wanted to remind motorists that a traffic signal in flashing mode should be treated as a 4-way stop.
Meanwhile, motorists are encouraged to use caution through the day and slow down and be alert for debris on area roadways.
A Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly shot a Bowling Green man last night in self-defense.
According to Kentucky State Police, preliminary investigation indicates Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy, Captain Maxie Jones responded to a disturbance call at 32-93 Garrett Hollow Road where 51-year old Richard Humphrey of Bowling Green allegedly brandished a firearm at Captain Jones.
State Police say Humphreys was shot in the upper left shoulder after Captain Jones made several verbal commands for him to drop his gun, but instead of obeying the verbal commands, the Greenville man allegedly raised his gun towards Jones.
Jones reportedly shot two rounds from his weapon, striking the 51-year old once in the upper left shoulder.
Humphrey was taken to the medical center in Bowling Green and was later flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
State Police say Humphrey's injury appears to be non life threatening at this time and Captain Maxie Jones has been placed on administrative leave, which police say is the protocol in such cases.