Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe was the guest speaker for this week’s Kiwanis Club meeting.
Dr. Selbe gave an update on the local community college and spoke about current and previous enrollment numbers.
Dr. Selbe also spoke the many factors he is monitoring like the potential cuts as a result of sequestration and what’s going on at Fort Campbell, since soldiers and their families make up a third of HCC’s total population.
Dr. Selbe also talked about how changes in the federal financial aid program is also playing a hand in enrollment at HCC.
Clarksville Police are investigating an alleged shooting that took place early this morning in the area of Riverview Drive.
Police say around 8:49 a.m. police were called to 1-11 Riverview Drive in reference to a man shot inside of the residence, once inside, officers reported that a 24-year old man was on the floor with a gunshot wound to the neck and that he was conscious and breathing.
The man was transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
Witnesses told police that there were sounds of a struggle coming from inside of the house and a gunshot was heard with two men fleeing the residence shortly after the shooting.
Police say the suspects were described as a white male and a black male in their late teens or early 20s and that several items of physical evidence were gathered at the crime scene.
The shooting is being handled by Clarksville Police Detective Vince Duke with anyone with information about the incident to contact 931-645-8477.
A single-vehicle wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard early this morning injured the driver.
The incident happened around 5:20am, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 20-year old William Goff of Hopkinsville was southbound near Novadell Way when he ran off the road and hit a guardrail head on.
Goff told police he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. A witness said it appeared Goff was traveling at normal speed before he just ran off the pavement.
Goff, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center has contracted with Align MD of Clarksville to staff the local hospital’s Emergency Department.
JSMC named Andrzej Dmowski, assistant medical director of the emergency department.
Vice-President of JSMC Nursing Services, Beth McGraw says the physicians of Align MD understand the improvements we are making across Jennie Stuart in quality care and customer service.
In addition, JSMC has contracted for the services of three orthopedic surgeons to help weekend coverage in the emergency department to treat broken bones and other orthopedic injuries.
Officials say the emergency department is Jennie Stuart’s busiest medical department, treating over 32,000 patients a year.
Joiner Turner Williams
A two month investigation into an alleged methamphetamine operation led to three arrests Monday.
Charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, theft of anhydrous ammonia and possession of the ingredients to make methamphetamine were 31-year old Joshua Williams of Johnson Mill Road, 54-year old Michael Turner of Blane Drive and 22-year old Nathaniel Joiner of Stringtown Road, Elkton.
The Christian County Sherrif’s Office citations says all three suspects were arrested at 7351 Johnson Mill, where all of the ingredients to make meth were found in addition to tubing, containers and the ingredients already mixed up.
A gallon container used as a “cooking jar” was allegedly found operating in a wooded area behind the house. Anhydrous ammonia was found in an improper container that the gas could not be purchased in, so police charged the trio with stealing it.
All three were lodged in the Christian County Jail.