Fort Campbell officials will be hosting a Welcome Home ceremony Friday afternoon for local soldiers returning from their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
The soldiers are assigned to Alpha Company of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
Military officials say the Welcome Home ceremony completes Alpha Company’s tour in Eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they had an essential role in 3rd Brigade’s mission to facilitate the transition of full combat power to the Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command East.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday at the post’s Passenger Processing Center at 3 p.m.
A Hopkinsville man was injured in accidental shooting on Hayes Street early this morning.
The incident happened around 4am at 1213 Hayes, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Chris Nichols.
Twenty-year old Justin Gossett of Hopkinsville told police he was putting away a handgun when he accidentally dropped it, causing it to discharge and strike him in the hand. Gossett was treated for the non-life-threatening injuries and the incident was ruled an accident.
The National Weather Service held a conference call with emergency managers, government agencies and media this afternoon, where they relayed the latest date for tonight’s forecasted severe weather event.
Christian County Native and Paducah office Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says the worst of the weather will likely impact western Kentucky in the overnight hours, placing an extra emphasis on residents having a working NOAA weather radio that will wake them if a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is issued for their county.
A tractor-trailer hauling fencing material overturned on I-24 last night, causing significant traffic tie-ups, but only minor injuries to the driver.
Kentucky State Police say 67-year old John Oldham of Louisville, Illinois was merging onto the interstate from the Pennyrile Parkway around 5pm when his load of chain link fencing shifted and caused the semi to overturn onto its left side.
The tractor-trailer slid across both eastbound lanes and entered the median. Oldham was treated by EMS at the scene for minor injuries and crews spent several hours cleaning up the wreckage before traffic resumed normal flow.
The Todd County Health Coalition is conducting a community health assessment survey and is hoping more residents will participate.
The survey is ongoing through February, according to Todd County Health Department Director Jen Harris, who says they just want to see what health needs are most important to residents there.
Todd County residents can fill out a survey at the health department or the Extension Office, but it’s likely they’ve already seen them available at an area church or business.
The survey is also posted online at the Todd County Health Department Facebook page, which also features the health department inspection scores for restaurants there.