Today marks a sad chapter in the 101st Airborne Division’s storied history as Fort Campbell leadership and local dignitaries held a joint-memorial ceremony to honor 248 Fort Campbell soldiers, who perished in a plane crash on Thursday, December 12th, 1985.
The chartered DC-8 plane carrying the soldiers who were on their way home for Christmas from a peace keeping mission in the Middle East crashed during take-off in Gander, Newfoundland.
Young Metcalfe of Clarksville, whose husband, Staff Sergeant Ravon Johnson was among the hundreds of soldiers who died that day says she is glad to see officials and family members coming together to honor the fallen soldiers.
The City of Hopkinsville today announced plans are now set to host a swearing-in ceremony and reception for city council members.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says city council members will be sworn in by Christian District Judge Arnold Lynch on Tuesday, December 18th at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the second floor of the Lackey Municipal Building.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony with Mayor Kemp saying we invite the public to join us on this special occasion as we welcome our newest elected officials to the local legislative team.
The 2012-12 City Council members are: Ward 1 Thomas Grant, Ward 2 Kimberly McCarley, Ward 3 Don Ahart, Ward 4 Paul Henson, Ward 5 Charlie Henderson, Ward 6 Anne Cherry, Ward 7 Buddy Oglesby, Ward 8 Marby Schlegel, Ward 9 Patricia Bell, Ward 10 Jimmy Dossett, Ward 11 Wesley Grimes and Ward 12 Phillip Brooks.
A Kentucky Senator is saying that he is looking forward to the New Year as it will bring new opportunities to improve policies concerning the Commonwealth.
District 4 Senator Dorsey Ridley says the upcoming General Assembly session with begin with bright new faces, which he says will likely mean a fresh start in getting old issues resolved.
Christmas morning is just weeks away and the Clarksville Police Department wants to ensure area shoppers don’t become targets of opportunity for criminals.
Clarksville Police Public Information Officer, Jim Knoll says criminal activity involving thefts, usually increase this time of the year.
Area residents still have plenty of time to take advantage of bargains at the Hopkinsville Art Guild’s annual Christmas Bazaar.
Art Guild President Carolyn Self talks about the many items up for sale.