A wreck on U.S. 68-80 in Cadiz Friday night sent a Graves County woman to a Nashville hospital.
Cadiz Police say 40-year old Gary Gardner, Jr. of Blue Springs Road Cadiz was attempting to turn left off 68 onto Main Street just after 7pm and turned into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by 63-year old Deborah Smith of Farmington, who was traveling at normal speed.
Ms. Smith was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of leg and head injuries, while Gardner was treated at Trigg County Hospital for leg and chest injuries. Officer Roger Knight is the investigating officer.
An Oak Grove woman was murdered in Nashville Friday morning.
The Tennessean reports 43-year old Dalia Gutierrez-Sanchez, who worked as a Riverbend Prison correctional officer, was shot to death early Friday in the parking lot of the Longwood Apartments on Wallace Road where she also maintained a residence.
The shooting reportedly happened soon after she parked her vehicle, with Nashville Police saying robbery appears to be the motive since her purse was taken. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot and a detailed suspect description was still being put together.
Fox Channel 17 reports Ms. Gutierrez-Sanchez worked at the prison facility since 2006 and it wasn’t clear if her job had anything to do with her being targeted.
She ran an unsuccessful race for Oak Grove City Council two years ago.
Nashville Police saying anyone with information on the incident can report it to their Crime Stoppers branch at 74-Crime.
The Department of Defense officially announced today that about 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be deploying in the coming months to Afghanistan to serve as battle space integrators and functional advisory and assistance teams for the Afghan Security Forces.
For the past year, the brigade has been preparing soldiers for the upcoming mission to Afghanistan by conducting numerous training exercises that’s meant to test soldiers physically and mentally for the rigors of combat.
The soldiers will be providing training advice and assistance to Afghan National Security Forces and their mission is focused on improving the overall proficiency of the Afghan Security Forces.
Major General James McConville was quoted as saying that he had complete confidence that soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team are highly trained, disciplined and fit.
Fort Campbell officials announced on Friday that the Kelly Clarkson concert presented by the Air Force Reserve Tour for the Troops has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 9th and will take place at the local post’s Division parade Field.
The chart topping pop singer was scheduled to perform for troops as part of the division’s annual Week of the Eagles festivities, but was canceled due to weather concerns.
The Air Force Reserve Band will hit the stage and start performing at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Rock 101 Band at 7 p.m. and then Kelly Clarkson to take the stage at 8 p.m.
No outside food or beverages will be allowed and concert goers are asked to leave glass bottles and pets at home.
Kentucky State Police in the Post 3 District welcomed a new commander recently.
Prior to his appointment, Captain Bobby Murray of Madisonsville, a 13-year veteran of the police force, was previously assigned to the Mayfield, Madisonville, Frankfort Posts and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Branch and most recently served as the post commander in Morehead.
Captain Murray is also a 7-year Army veteran, who served with both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and was quoted as saying he looked forward the challenges and accomplishments ahead and in maintaining and cultivating partnerships with other entities and agencies of the area.