Montgomery County officials say voters in the county continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting.
Officials say through the first five days of early voting, 12,185 voters have cast their ballots, compared to 11,524 votes cast during the same period in 2008.
Officials are encouraging voters who have yet to cast their ballots to take advantage of early voting and to not be intimated by the large voter turn-out for this presidential election.
Administrator of Elections, Vickie Koelman says the line moves very quickly with the help of computers to look up voter registration and 24 voting machines allow voters to cast their vote.
Early voting will continue through Thursday, November 1 at the Election Commission Office, located at 350 Pageant Lane.
Officials with Hopkinsville Community College have always touted the fact the local college is military friendly and encourages soldiers to further their education.
To drive that message home even further, HCC President Jim Selbe was invited for a dialogue on veterans in Washington.
The event is being hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges and the discussion session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 30th at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C.
Selbe was quoted as saying that it was an honor to be invited to the national discussion about serving military students.
According to AACC President, Walter Bumphus, the organization will be bringing together 20 to 25 community college leaders who play a vital role in advocating for and providing educational opportunities to active-service military students as well as veterans.
Other notable speakers scheduled to participate in the discussion include Curtis Coy, the Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Andrea Baridon, Associate Director of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
Clarksville Police say fingerprints left behind from a robbery of a Papa John’s Pizza on Fort Campbell Boulevard led to the arrest of a suspect in the case.
Police say on June 2nd, around 9:15 a.m. a Papa John’s employee was locking the business door to take a deposit to the bank when a man came around the corner of the building and pointed a gun and demanded the money.
The suspect, now identified as 20-year old Tyrone Kenneth Clark of Sideline Drive, Oak Grove took the undisclosed amount of money and fled around the back of the building.
A short time later, officers were able to locate the bank deposit bag along the roadway and sent it off the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Nashville Crime Lab for examination.
The results came back from the lab and three fingerprints were matched to Clark’s fingerprints.
Clark was charged with aggravated robbery and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Police say the investigation into the robbery remains ongoing and that a second suspect may have helped him to coordinate the robbery of the business.
Law enforcement agencies across Kentucky have made it clear that drunk driving is against the law and will land a person behind bars.
This year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” law enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving.
The annual, federally funded campaign, supported by more than 200 state and local law enforcement agencies, took place from August 17th through September 3rd.
The main objective of the campaign was to keep impaired drivers off the road and in the process, officers at 594 traffic safety checkpoints throughout the state also made 1,485 felony arrests and 1,303 drug arrests.
Transportation Secretary, Mike Hancock states the goal of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is not to write tickets, but to save lives.
Hancock adds that state officials and officers want to educate the public on the dangers of drunken driving and reduce deaths and injuries along our roadways.
Last year, Kentucky recorded over 5,600 crashes related to drugs and alcohol, resulting in 150 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.
The Christian County Attorney’s office now has a full-time domestic violence prosecutor after action by Fiscal Court this morning.
County government recently received a grant to hire a prosecutor whose sole job would be to prosecute cases relating to domestic violence.
Court approved hiring Catherine Garber at a salary of 35-thousand dollars a year and County Attorney Mike Foster says she will work with victims of domestic violence in a number of ways.
Foster says victims often want to drop charges because of intimidation or financial dependency on the perpetrator and Ms. Garber will be trained to prosecute without the victim’s cooperation when necessary.
In other action, Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers will be sent to Naomi Lane near Oak Grove along with two other county employees to look at relinquishing responsibility for a portion of the road.
The resident who owns the land around that stretch has requested the county discontinue its responsibility. A sign will be put up in the coming days and an ad will be run in the newspaper seeking anyone the closure might cause an inconvenience to.