Several Fort Campbell soldiers will be honored for their gallantry in action during a ceremony at the local post tomorrow afternoon.
The 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, otherwise known as Currahees will be recognizing three soldiers by awarding them the Silver Star.
Staff Sergeant Al Garcia, Specialist David Stone and Specialist Jacob Wilder will be recognized for heroism and gallantry for their efforts during a fire-fight April 22nd in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.
According to military officials, the soldiers each disregarded their own personal safety in order to save the lives of American and Afghan soldiers.
48-year old Maria Curcio of West Creek Drive, Clarksville told Hopkinsville Police yesterday that a Hopkinsville Middle School student attacked her on Friday, December 1st when she tried to stop the student from leaving the class-room.
Police say Curcio was hit by the juvenile in the right arm, which caused bruising to the victim’s arm.
The juvenile, who lives in Oak Grove was issued a warrantless arrest and is charged with 3rd degree assault.
No further information was provided in the police report.
According to a release from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Charles White, Claude Snorton, Bailey Davie and Antonio Poindexter were indicted by the Federal Grand Jury in Paducah.
Officials say the four men were arrested Thursday, December 1st and were taken into custody without incident, at various locations in Hopkinsville.
White, Snorton, and Davie allegedly sold illegal controlled substances to government undercover operatives that included cocaine and cocaine base otherwise known as “crack” while, Poindexter is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the Hopkinsville based Western Kentucky Gun Crimes Task Force, which is a cooperative effort of the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the Hopkinsville Police Department and ATF.
Police say additional indictments and arrests in this investigation are anticipated.
The cases will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Director, Kelli Pendleton has resigned from her position.
Chamber President Carter Hendricks says he is sad to see Pendleton leave and he says he is going to miss Pendleton’s exceptional work ethic.
Pendleton’s last day of employment at the Christian County Chamber of Commerce will be Friday, December 16th to reportedly take a position at Cumberland hall.
Hopkinsville Police have released the name of the pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle on late this morning.
Police say around 11:30 a.m. 56-year old Joy Dunn of Hopkinsville was hit by a vehicle driven by 84-year old Durwood Woosley of Hopkinsville, who at the time of the wreck was driving a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis.
According to Officer Josh Fields, Woosley was making a left turn onto East 9th Street from South Main Street when his vehicle hit Dunn while she walking across East 9th Street in the southbound lane.
Officer Fields reports Woosley failed to yield to Dunn as she was crossing the pedestrian cross walk and he told Officer Fields that he did not see Dunn as she was crossing the street.
Dunn was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center following the wreck and is listed in stable condition with a jaw and neck injury.