Over 100 Fort Campbell soldiers returned from their year long deployment in Iraq, just in time for the holidays.
According to post officials, the 140 Screaming Eagles are the last combat troops from the Iraq war.
The soldiers were assigned the 101st Sustainment Brigade and their return marks the official end to the Iraq war, which began March 21st, 2003.
101st Commanding General, Major General James McConnville reportedly welcomed the local soldiers home and thanked them for their service and sacrifice during a welcome home ceremony for the troops.
A former Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing his wife last year.
A panel of military officers convicted 26-year old Robert Jenks of voluntary manslaughter for choking and stabbing his wife, Linzi Jenks at their home located on post in December 2010.
The Kentucky New Era reports his attorney, Dennis Stanford stated his client suffered mental and physical wounds while he was deployed overseas and when his wife physically attacked him during the argument that ended tragically, it provoked his anger and he reacted without thinking.
Jenks also received a bad conduct discharge from the Army and was ordered to forfeit pay and allowances received while he was in jail.
A Christian County woman is now facing jail time.
55-year old Penny Jo Jones was indicted in November by a federal grand jury for allegedly committing fraud by receiving over $15,000 in social security money.
According to the indictment, the 55-year old received social security benefits for a child of a deceased relative that was no longer under her care and did not report the living situation to the social security administration.
A Hopkinsville man was served with a warrant for allegedly trafficking prescription pills last night.
The arrest card and warrant for 50-year old Bruce Oatts of 140 Otis Circle lists Trafficking in Hydrocodone as the charge. Oatts was arrested around 11pm at the Woodland Heights Apartments and lodged in the Christian County Jail. **
Law enforcement agencies across the country are warning that if you drive drunk this holiday season you will be pulled over.
If anyone should have known that, one would think a two-time offender would, but the Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year old Glenn Jones of 2951 Trenton Road, Clarksville on his third charge of DUI near the 16 mile-marker of the Pennyrile Parkway Wednesday around 4:30pm.
The arrest card says Jones was southbound and crossed the center line several times. Jones refused to take field sobriety and breath tests. He had been charged twice before with DUI, twice before with driving with an open container and twice with driving on a suspended license.