District 16 State Representative, Martha Jane King says legislators will have a tough road ahead of them during the upcoming General Assembly session during a recent luncheon.
Representative King along with other legislators in this region were invited to talk about key issues facing the state during the Pennyrile Area Development District’s Board of Directors meeting.
Despite the challenges ahead, Representative King stated legislators need to stay focused on the issues that matter the most.
Christmas morning is just weeks away and thanks to the generosity from the community and local organizations, hundreds of families will have enough presents to go underneath the tree this holiday season.
One of the many organizations that continues to make a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate is the Back 2 Back Foundation created by Country Music Singer/Song Writer Brice Long in 2005.
Foundation Director, Brent Gilkey spoke about ongoing efforts to make sure area youngsters have what they want from Santa this year.
Christmas came early for hundreds of Fort Campbell children.
Soldiers assigned to the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment along with their families were invited to attend a regiment holiday party that featured great food, music, door prizes and a visit from Santa.
Brandi Sharkey, the wife of Staff Sergeant Ryan Sharkey of Delta Troop, said the holiday gathering was a nice break from daily routine.
Kentucky State Police say a New Concord man was arrested this week in connection with an ongoing arson case.
State Police say 46-year old Christopher Franklin of New Concord was arrested and that the arrest stemmed from an October 31st investigation where fire heavily damaged the Hamlin One Stop Grocery.
Franklin is charged with 2nd Degree Arson, Fraudulent Insurance Acts Over $500.00, Tampering with Physical Evidence and 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment.
Franklin remains lodged in the Calloway County Jail with no bond.
The investigation continues by Detective Frank Gresham of the Kentucky State Police.
Calloway County Fire and Rescue, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted with the investigation.
The Clarksville Police Department just expanded it’s force by welcoming several new officers.
On Monday, Commissioner of Finance, Debbie Frazier, administered the oath of office to five new police officers.
Police say the swearing in ceremony marks a significant milestone for the department as it is the first time in recent memory the department has attained its authorized law enforcement personnel levels of 273 sworn officers.
Police say with the addition of the new officers, the department has increased the number of female officers to 37, which is 13 percent.
The new officers have begun their in-house training and will be attending the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy class in Donelson early next year.