Clarksville Police will be out in full force this weekend to apprehend impaired drivers and cite traffic violators.
The city-wide impaired driving saturation patrols are scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. through 4 a.m.
Police say the intention of the saturation patrols is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through increased traffic enforcement.
The patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Several Kentucky legislators joined local law enforcement officials and leaders from the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force this afternoon to educate the public about the state’s new voluntary retail anti-smurfing campaign.
The initiative was developed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association to educate potential smurfers--individuals who buy pseudoephedrine and sell the products to another person for the purpose of making methamphetamine.
House District 8 Representative, John Tilley spoke about how this effort is fight that needs to be maintained in battling the spread of illegal drugs in the Commonwealth.
2012 was an exciting year for the Hopkinsville Christian County YMCA.
During this afternoon’s 16th annual meeting, 2013 Chief Volunteer Officer, Leslie Carroll stated membership increased last year compared to the previous year and spoke about several successful programs the Y sponsors throughout each year.
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.