The Pennyrile Area Citizen’s Corps Council has created its first disaster animal response team.
According to Regional Operations Manager Frank Brown, FEMA recently mandated additional training to create the pet-friendly program, which will fall under the community emergency response team program.
In addition, Brown says the DART program should reassure pet owners that their four-legged family member will be cared for during a natural disaster.
For more information about how area citizens can protect their pets when a disaster strikes, Brown says citizens can contact him directly at 270-885-1530.
Recreational river traffic is now open in the area where the Delta Mariner crashed into Eggners Ferry Bridge.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, salvage workers successfully cut the Delta Mariner free from subsurface bridge debris around 10:15 this morning and will continue removing debris now that the ship has been moved a mile away from the crash site.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Jennifer Jessee says the debris removal operation is a five-step process and crews are in phase four in removing debris.
A 25-foot response boat and a crew from the Marine Safety Unit based our of Paducah will remain on site to ensure the safety of salvage operations.
Commercial river traffic at the site has been open for over a week and U.S. Coast Guard officials say the investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.
Kentucky State Police arrested a north Christian County man accused of rape Sunday.
A news release says Detective Lloyd Ray arrested 47-year old Gene Cotton of Mannington around 12:45 Sunday and charged him with 1st degree rape and two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse.
The female victim told police she had been inappropriately touched and was forced into sexual intercourse by Cotton.
Cotton was arraigned in Christian District Court today and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf after he said he could not afford an attorney. He will appear for another hearing in District Court this Friday.
The woman charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband on Fidelio Road Friday night appeared in Christian District Court today via video conferencing.
Christian District Judge Jim Adams explained the charges and asked 25-year old Jessie Goslyn if she could afford an attorney and she only answered “no.”
Judge Adams entered a “not guilty” plea on her behalf and scheduled a preliminary hearing for February 15th in Christian District Court.
Goslyn and 24-year old Jarred Tabor Long are accused of gunning down 28-year old Vincent Goslyn, Jr. near the railroad tracks on Fidelio Road around 8:15 Friday evening.
Vincent Goslyn, Jr. had only been home from Afghanistan since January 31st. Long was arrested Sunday in Colorado and is awaiting an extradition hearing before he can be brought to Christian County.
Clarksville Police arrested a man early this morning accused of firing gunshots at two security guards.
A news release says officers were called to the 2200 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard around 3am after several shots were fired at a business and at two of its security personnel.
The guards had told the two suspects they had to leave the business after a verbal altercation with patrons inside. As the suspects drove away, at least one pulled out a gun and fired shots into the air and then toward the guards.
No one was hit and police made contact with the vehicle shortly thereafter. The vehicle initially pulled over, but sped away when officers approached.
The vehicle spun out on Eva Drive and the occupants fled. Officers were able to catch 29-year old Christopher Michael Wilson of Pine Mountain Road and he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Police say they believe he was the perpetrator who fired the shots.
He was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on $30,000 bond.