Due to heavy traffic generated by the Murray State University graduation at the CFSB Center this Saturday message boards will be placed to direct visitors to the appropriate parking areas for the event.
The commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. with MSU Security asking visitors driving on KY 121 to use the stadium entrance that goes into the football stadium main parking lot.
Visitors entering Murray on US 641 are also being asked to enter the football stadium parking lot via the main entrance off US 641.
Motorists in Murray should be aware of the heavy traffic expected for this event and use appropriate caution near the stadium and CFSB Center and to be especially alert for officers directing traffic at various locations around the campus.
Officials with Hopkinsville Community College announced today that HCC will be joining a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities across the nation to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Tuesday, January 1st.
HCC President, Dr. Jim Selbe spoke about his decision to make the announcement known to the public, prior to the start of the New Year.
Dr. Selbe sited the commitment of the faculty and staff in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors for supporting a smoke-free campus.
The new 2013 tobacco-free policy prohibits all tobacco use on any college property owned or leased or in any college facility.
According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, there are smoke-free colleges and universities in all states.
The Clarksville Police Department will be hosting a retirement ceremony for two veteran police officers tomorrow morning.
The retirement ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at police headquarters at 135 Commerce Street.
The command staff and fellow officers will be honoring Detective Larry Boren and Officer Danny Greene.
Detective Boren has been employed with Clarksville Police for 25-years and Officer Greene has been with the department for 28 years.
A Clarksville man appeared in Montgomery County Court this morning and pleaded Nolo Contendere to an attempted rape of a child.
Clarksville Police say Nolo Contendere means that Kenneth Troy Cohen did not plead guilty, but instead plead that he did not contest the facts presented by the state against him.
Cohen was originally arrested on July 9th, 2011 was in jail awaiting trial that was set to take place on Monday, January 28th, 2013.
The plea agreement calls for a 12-year sentence to be served at 100% confinement, being placed on the Violent Sex Offender Registry for Life, Community Supervision for Life, Sex Offender Treatment.
Police say on July 9th, 2011 Cohen was seen by another adult engaging in an inappropriate sexual act with a female child that was under the age of 12-years old.
During police questioning, Cohen admitted this behavior had occurred on several occasions.
Cohen will also subject to the Tennessee Serious Violent Offender Project which includes Global Positioning Satellite Monitoring once his sentence is served and he is released from prison.
The Hopkinsville Police Department expanded its force recently with Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp conducting a swearing in ceremony for the two new officers.
During a recent city council meeting, Mayor Kemp introduced Officer Christopher Madley and Timothy Merrick to the public, before they were both sworn in.
Prior to being sworn in, Police Chief Guy Howie spoke about the accomplishments of Officer Madley.