. KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BALLARD CALDWELL CALLOWAY CARLISLE CHRISTIAN CRITTENDEN FULTON GRAVES HICKMAN HOPKINS LIVINGSTON LYON MARSHALL MCCRACKEN TODD TRIGG. TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BENTON CARROLL CHESTER CROCKETT DECATUR DICKSON DYER FAYETTE GIBSON HARDEMAN HARDIN HAYWOOD HENDERSON HENRY HICKMAN HOUSTON HUMPHREYS LAUDERDALE LAWRENCE LEWIS MADISON MCNAIRY MONTGOMERY OBION PERRY SHELBY STEWART TIPTON WAYNE WEAKLEY
A Clarksville man was lifeflighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition after allegedly being shot following a drug deal gone bad Sunday night.
Clarksville Police say officers responded to the area of Golf Club Lane in reference to a shooting and when officers arrived on the scene, they found 20-year old Harley Daniel Bronaugh with a gun shot wound to the left side of his body.
An investigation revealed that on Sunday around 6:40 p.m. Bronaugh arrived at Alma Lane to meet with the suspect, Qwentin Banks to buy an unknown amount of Roxicodone pills and at some point during the transaction they got into a verbal argument.
Police say Bronaugh was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle when Banks fired a shot from a handgun into the vehicle striking Bronaugh under his arm.
Witnesses told police that as Banks ran from the vehicle, he threw the handgun in a wooded area off of Alma Lane.
Around 8:30 this morning, 21-year old Qwentin Lamar Banks of Clarksville surrendered himself to authorities and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail for aggravated assault.
A Fort Campbell commander says he supports women serving closer to the front lines.
Earlier this year, Pentagon officials unveiled plans to allow female soldiers to serve in jobs once barred from women because it was deemed too dangerous.
1-32nd Cavalry Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says the change in policy is a testament of the contributions made by female soldiers over the years.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says the change in policy will have little effect on his regiment because female soldiers play a vital role in his ranks.
A vehicle versus power pole wreck on East 7th Street could have turned out much worse for a Hopkinsville woman this morning.
The incident happened just after 7 near the 15-hundred block, when 62-year old Vada Waddell of Hopkinsville ran off the roadway and struck the pole—breaking it off and knocking power lines to the street.
Initial reports indicated gas was leaking and the lines were sparking, but there was never any report of fire.
Ms. Waddell was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of a knee injury. She told police she couldn’t remember what happened or why she hit the pole.
The street was closed for over three hours while crews replaced the pole and removed lines from the street.
Christian County Relay for Life officials are still working on finishing up this year’s fundraising to meet their goal while already looking toward next year.
Relay Chair Ashley Johnson says she’s received a few more donations since the local relay—which finished with $126,046 raised toward the $130,000 goal.
Ms. Johnson says anyone who wants to make a monetary donation can do so by calling her at 839-4400. She says there will also be another fundraiser before the end of August which will hopefully help them reach the goal.
Meanwhile, preparations for the 2013 relay are underway and a meeting is set for Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the conference room of the Doctor’s Pavilion at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for anyone interested in participating.
Relay for life events are held in nearly every county and raise money for cancer research and cancer patients through the American Cancer Society.