Congressman Ed Whitfield has sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to fulfill his commitments he made several years ago when he first took office concerning transparency of organizations.
Congressman Whitfield sent the letter to the President requesting he halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s diverging course.
In the letter, Congressman Whitfield wrote he was deeply troubled by the EPA working outside of its legal authority and in a manner clearly inconsistent with the expectations the President set forth.
In the letter Congressman Whitfield also mentioned that as our country struggles to create jobs and grow the economy, it cannot afford EPA’s costly freelancing beyond the bounds of existing laws.
The letter outlines recent court decisions where judges have ruled the EPA had overstepped its authority.
Families of fallen soldiers will be gathering tomorrow afternoon for some outdoor fun as part of Fort Campbell’s Outreach Services program.
The Gold Star families will be participating in a leap of faith tandem jump for families of the fallen at Outlaw Field in Clarksville.
Military officials say the purpose of the event is to encourage families who suffered a loss to continue to retain relationships with the Fort Campbell community as they grieve the loss of loved ones.
Post officials added that these families will always remain a part of the Army and Fort Campbell family, where they can not only find support, but resources to help their families in their time of need.
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day across the world and a ceremony will be held on Fort Campbell later this month.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will hold a Remembrance Ceremony and “Walk to Remember” October 24th from noon until 1:30. The event will have a butterfly release, memorial cup cakes, a handcrafted memento for each participant and there will be a guest speaker.
The ceremony will also feature special music and a time for reflection. The Remembrance Day is held to help those who have lost an unborn child or infant by bringing them together for fellowship and understanding.
A Clarksville man was charged with multiple crimes Friday night after allegedly assaulting paramedics and police officers who were helping after he shot his own hand.
Officers were called to Dunlop Court to the call of a man who had shot himself in the hand. Police found 24-year old Jamie Lee Knight of Woody Hills Drive with a minor wound to the hand and he was loaded into an ambulance.
The Clarksville Police report says Knight was intoxicated and became combative against EMS personnel in the ambulance. A police officer then rode with him and Knight punched the officer in the face, after loosening himself from restraints.
He was treated at Gateway Medical Center and later charged with three counts of assault and served with warrants on other charges.
More details are now known about the vehicle versus pedestrian wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard Saturday afternoon that started with a traffic stop by police.
Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Stu Recke says 28-year old Laquita Smith of Clarksville was allegedly clocked going 21 miles per hour over the speed limit just before 1pm Saturday and that’s when Trooper Michael Dennis attempted to pull her over.
Trooper Dennis pursued Ms. Smith for a quarter of a mile before she stopped on the southbound shoulder near the Wal Mart Distribution Center. Ms. Smith allegedly got out of her car and fled on foot, with Trooper Dennis behind yelling for her to stop.
Ms. Smith was struck by a northbound vehicle as she tried to cross and was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Trooper Recke says Smith was cited into court and not arrested on fleeing and evading and speeding charges due to her injuries.
She was also served with a warrant from another agency.