Freedom is bought and paid for by the thousands of brave men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our nation’s armed services.
Most citizens would even agree, freedom is the most expensive word in the dictionary since thousands of American soldiers have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others would and appreciate the red, white and blue and live in a nation where everyone can pursue their dreams no matter their race or background.
A Fort Campbell soldier says he is grateful for this nation that has given him hope and opportunities he otherwise would not have in his native country.
Specialist Sunny Yang, a native from China says he is proud to serve in the U.S. Army and wanted to give back to a nation that lives up to its creed of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
According to Specialist Yang, he doesn’t mind that he is one of the oldest enlisted soldiers in his unit.
Specialist Yang, who is assigned to the local post’s 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade is among hundreds of soldiers who even though were not born on American soil, has fought to preserve this country in order to give back to a nation that has given him a reason to live and a chance to be apart of something great.
Two Hopkinsville residents learned the hard way yesterday that running from police is not a good idea.
In the first incident, Hopkinsville Police say 31-year old Deoreo Antwain Wilson, slipped off his coat and ran from police yesterday when officers were attempting to apprehend him in the 22 block of Pennyrile Homes.
According to Police, Wilson was taken into custody after Wilson led officers on a foot pursuit on slippery areas, rusty fencing, downed branches and uneven terrain, which could have caused serious physical injury.
Wilson is now charged with one count of 1st degree fleeing and evading police and failure to appear in court in another incident.
Meanwhile, in another incident, police say 22-year old Sherrick Karia Pendleton was charged with disregarding a traffic control device, 1st degree fleeing and evading police, driving under the influence 2nd offense and driving on a suspended license after he allegedly drove the wrong way on a one way street, sped up in his vehicle and then got out of his vehicle and fled on foot when officers tried to pull him over.
Police say the 22-year old had slurred speech, red and glassy eyes and an open bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic drink in his vehicle in plain view.
A Hopkinsville man was booked into the Christian County Jail yesterday for getting into a fight with another man.
24-year old Roderick Ira Lawson is charged with one count of 2nd degree assault.
According to Hopkinsville Police, Lawson and another man go into a physical altercation at 1302 Phelps Avenue and during the fight, Lawson reportedly picked up a glass object and struck the other male in the head.
Police say the other male sustained deep cuts to his head as a result of being hit in the head with the glass object.
Lawson remains in the Christian County Jail with a cash only bond of $10,000.
Firefighters in Clarksville are battling a blaze at the Purity Zinc Metals plant located in the city’s Industrial Park.
The fire was reportedly called in about midnight and according to initial reports several chemical tanks were feared to explode due to the fire.
About 45 firefighters have responded to the scene and continue to fight the fire that has completely destroyed a building located at the plant.
Fire officials reported several workers were present when the fire broke out, but no one was injured.
According to the company’s website, Purity Zinc produces zinc dust and is sold to paint companies paint companies.
It’s unclear at this time what started the blaze, but fire and rescue crews remain on the site.
This is a developing story and we will have more information when it becomes available.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bridge inspection team inspected 4
piers on Eggners Ferry Bridge today to further review the 80-year old structure.
According to transportation officials, the examination of the piers will help engineers properly develop several options to replace the 322 foot span that was knocked off the bridge when an 8,200 ton cargo ship, Delta Mariner crashed into it last month.
Officials report climb team members took a detailed look at piers 4,5,6,7 and required them to rappel from the top of each pier down to the water.
As previously reported, the inspectors were checking the structural integrity of each pier and specifically looked at the structural integrity at the construction joint where new pier sections were added to raise the height of the bridge.
Meanwhile, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports an electrical crew continues to make progress on efforts to provide a reliable power source to the bridge.