Before you decide to get behind the wheels make sure you have a designated driver if you plan on consuming alcohol this holiday weekend.
Law enforcement agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.
In Kentucky, Kentucky State Police will be continuing its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
According to state police, during the 2010 New Years Eve enforcement period, there were 949 crashes resulting in 316 injuries and 3 deaths.
Sears Holdings Company has named 79 of the 100 to 120 K-Mart and Sears stores it will be closing and none in Hopkinsville or Clarksville are on the list.
A second, smaller list is still yet to be released, but there are currently no plans to close any Sears or K-Mart in western Kentucky or Middle Tennessee. Sears announced there would be closures last week after a less than Christmas shopping season at their stores.
Its been said that those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it, and officials at the Clarksville Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center want to ensure area residents are educated about local history.
Fort defiance interpreter William Parker says residents should know about the local fort and how it played a major role in the civil war.
According to parker, this year marked the 150th anniversary of the fort’s construction.
If you’re interested in learning about local history, the interpretive center is located at 120 Duncan Street, Clarksville.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery case.
Shaquarron Pollard reported to police yesterday that unknown suspects were armed with weapons when they entered a business called Supreme Clientele Barber Shop and took three gold rings worth $300.
Police say they are still gathering evidence in the case and that there were five total victims in the alleged robbery.
According to police the alleged suspects face 1st degree robbery charges.
Today marked a bittersweet chapter for the Clarksville Police Department as several veteran officers have officially turned in their badges.
According to police, Detective Danny Fewless, Officer Joseph Papastathis, and Chaplain Robert Mitchell officially retired and were honored for their years of service in keeping the streets safe during a ceremony this morning.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the three officers were a fine example of the department’s force.
Meanwhile, Knoll says the officers will be sorely missed at the department and wished them well in their future endeavors.
The retirement ceremony was held at police headquarters located at 135 Commerce Street.