The City of Hopkinsville has upgraded its early weather alerting system to include winter storm warnings.
The city provides weather warnings through a service called CodeRED Weather Warning, a service of Emergency Communications Network.
Through CodeRed, residents will receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through telephone calls to their homes and businesses as well as email and text messages to their cell phones.
The CodeRED system upgrade comes at no additional cost to the City of Hopkinsville’s current contract with ECN.
To register by phone or for questions, please call 270-890-0212.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer was in Hopkinsville this morning to promote generosity to three worthy programs.
Speaking to local youth, members of the Christian County Clerk’s staff and media, Commissioner Comer noted that now is when the bills go out to renew Kentucky farm tags and he hopes more residents will choose to make a 10 dollar donation to the Future Farmers of America, Kentucky 4-H and to the Kentucky Proud Program.
Comer says the donation is optional, but it’s a worthwhile cause.
The Commissioner says every dollar for 4H and FFA donated in Christian County comes back to the Christian County branches, just as it is in every county.
Comer said only 27 percent of Christian County farm tag owners have traditionally chosen to participate in the donation program. Comer made a stop in Elkton, following his Hokpinsville visit. State Representative Myron Dossett was also in attendance for the event.
The two Iraqi citizens accused of plotting terrorism while living in Bowling Green were sentenced in federal court Tuesday.
The Department of Justice says 25-year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi was sentenced to life in federal prison and 31-year old Waad Ramadan Alwan was sentenced to 40 years, followed by a life term of supervised release. Both men pled guilty to federal terrorism charges.
The pair was accused of using improvised explosive devices to kill American soldiers in Iraq and of attempting to send weapons from the U.S. back to Iraq to be used against American soldiers.
U.S. District Attorney David Hale says Alwan received a lesser sentence because he cooperated with investigators early and often, providing valuable information.
Undercover agents began corresponding with the men in 2010 after they learned of their bad intentions. They attempted to send a variety of weapons back to Iraq, including sniper rifles, C4 explosives, a dozen hand grenades.
The items, of course, never made it to the Middle East, as they were only part of the investigation.
(Colonel Andrew Poppas)
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting a promotion ceremony for the division’s deputy commander of operations.
Colonel Andrew Poppas will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a ceremony at the local post tomorrow with hundreds of well-wishers and soldiers to attend.
The ceremony will take place at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Atrium at 2 p.m.
Military officials say this promotion marks one of the many highlights of Col. Poppas’ extraordinary career.
Clarksville Police want to raise the awareness of people leaving their keys in an unattended or running vehicle and are asking for the public’s help in solving a recent theft case.
On Friday, January 25, around 8:45 am, police say a 20 year old woman parked her vehicle at one of the gas pumps at the Shell Station, 600 Rossview Road and left the keys inside of the vehicle and went into the Shell Station.
The victim told police when she returned to her vehicle, it was stolen by an unknown person.
A short time later, officers located the stolen vehicle at 920 Power Street, in front of Lot 9.
Police say after reviewing surveillance video from the Rossview Road gas station, it was determined the suspect stood by the brick pillars at the gas pumps , waited for a customer to leave the vehicle, and then look to see whether the keys were in the vehicle.
Witnesses described the suspect as a 5 foot 11 male in his 30’s weighing about 150-170 pounds with a goatee.
Residents with information about his case are urged to call Clarksville Crime Stoppers at 931-645-8477.