Most Veterans Day ceremonies in the area were held over the weekend, but a good crowd showed up at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West this morning to brave the cold, wet and windy conditions for one final commemoration.
The keynote speaker was Fort Campbell American Legion Commander Joe Flynn, who said veterans sacrificed a lot of precious time with loved ones to serve their country.
Flynn pointed out that not only did the veteran sacrifice—families of veterans have had to spend restless years with extra responsibility while their parent or spouse was away defending freedom.
The Fort Campbell High School JROTC posted colors for the ceremony and Fort Campbell High senior Jessica Rodriguez sang the National Anthem.
The Kentucky General Assembly will have several important tasks to get done in a short session next year and local state legislators say it will take a lot of working together to get it done.
Eighth District State Representative John Tilley says the list of important issues is long.
Representative Martha Jane King listed many of the same issues as important for the next session and said it will take bi-partisan solutions to pass pension reform, re-districting and tax modernization bills.
Both representatives won another term in the State House in last week’s election.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says the downtown municipal building project is moving along nicely and remains on schedule.
Mayor Kemp appeared on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show recently and said the old Planters Bank building has been torn down to allow the new city hall to be built.
The Mayor says one of the most important parts of the project is that it will allow the Lackey Building to become the new home of Hopkinsville Police.
Mayor Kemp also hopes the work will help re-vitalize downtown Hopkinsville by bringing more people to the area.
The new municipal building will open in the spring of 2014, if all goes as planned.
A traffic accident in Nashville over the weekend claimed the life of a Cheatham County man.
Police say 54-year-old Larry Aldrich of Pegram was riding his Harley Davidson Saturday afternoon when he was hit by a Dodge Ram pickup truck that was turning onto Charlotte Pike.
The driver told police he didn't see the motorcycle until just before the crash.
The man shot and killed by Clarksville Police Saturday evening has been identified as an attorney.
Investigators say they were called to the Pond Apple Road home of 46-year old Todd Hansrote, who was threatening to kill himself or anyone else who tried to enter the house.
Patrol officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the residence to safeguard the neighborhood. Hansrote was known by police to have a large number of weapons inside the residence.
Negotiators attempted to talk Hansrote, but were only able to make intermittent contact that eventually ended all together when he refused to communicate. Officers could hear shots being fired inside the home and Hansrote eventually came outside and fired more shots, causing a danger to police and anyone else outdoors.
That’s when police shot Hansrote around 8:15pm, killing him on the scene. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.