The Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library’s Imagination Library kick-off celebration will take place Thursday, December 13th and a chart topping country music singer is expected to make an appearance during the event.
Officials say the kick-off celebration is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. at Christian County Head Start, located at 1355 Glass Avenue and will feature Grammy nominee and country music star, Jo Dee Messina, who is also a mother of two and a strong supporter of children and education.
Krista Mack with the local Imagination Library Program Department says she is thrilled to have Messina help celebrate the kick-off.
Ms. Mack also spoke about importance the Imagination Library will be for local families in raising their children and preparing them for success.
Over 100 Fort Campbell soldiers returned home early this morning to the sound of deafening cheers following their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team,
otherwise known collectively as the Strike Brigade.
Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick spoke about the history making assignment the soldiers were tasked to do during their deployment.
The friends and families of the 151 soldiers could hardly contain themselves as they anxiously awaited the arrival of their soldier and it was hard not to be in high spirits, especially with all the fanfare taking place to celebrate the occasion.
Jennifer LaRue, the mother of Captain John LaRue says she was at a loss for words to finally be able to see and talk to her son.
After lining up for formation, soldiers were able to briefly meet with loved ones before they were officially allowed to go home.
First Lieutenant Ryan Hamilton spoke about his thoughts about be home just in time for the holidays.
The completion of this deployment, marks the 6th time soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terrorism.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday in honor of a recently identified Kentucky serviceman who was missing in action from the Vietnam War.
The Department of Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of Army Sergeant John R. Jones of Louisville was recently identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
On June 4th, 1971, Jones was part of a U.S. team working with indigenous commandos to defend a radio-relay base, known as Hickory Hill in South Vietnam when enemy forces attacked the site.
Military officials say Jones and another serviceman took up a defensive position in a nearby bunker and the following morning, Jones was reportedly killed by enemy fire and the other soldier was captured and held as a prisoner of war until 1973.
Services for Sergeant Jones will be held Thursday morning at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.
A Cadiz Police officer has received recognition for his efforts to get impaired drivers off the roads.
A news release says Officer Aaron Acree was recognized at the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards Ceremony in Louisville. Officer Acree had the most DUI arrests for the department over a 12 month period from October of last year through September of this year.
Chief Hollis Alexander says he’s pleased with Officer Acree’s efforts and is even more pleased that he became the fourth Cadiz officer to receive statewide recognition over the years.
So far this year, at least 123 people have died on Kentucky roadways in wrecks involving alcohol.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with an attempted murder from Sunday.
A news release from Detective Will Coursey says 34-year old Curtis Brasher is charged with attempted murder for allegedly using what’s termed an “edged weapon” to attack his step-mother at her home Sunday.
The victim has been identified as 66-year old Sherry Brasher of East Pine Street, Nortonville. Ms. Brasher is reportedly in stable condition at an area hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for her injuries.
Detective Coursey says Curtis Brasher was soon identified as a suspect and that he was arrested in Nashville around 4am Tuesday. He is currently lodged in the Davidson County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.