A severe thunderstorm blew through northwestern Christian County this afternoon, leaving only minor damage in its path.
A few trees were blown down on Dawson Springs Road between 4 and 4:30, which partially blocked the roadway—while fire-fighters responded to a tree on fire on Clark Store-Sinking Fork Road near the Dudley Boy Road intersection.
There was one report of pieces of a tin roof blown off a barn on Witty Lane. A power outage was reported in the Kelly area of Christian County, with crews working to get that problem resolved.
The public is invited to attend an event that pays tribute to Kentucky’s African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War.
The United States Colored Troops Living History and Blues Concert in the Park is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 11th at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site.
Park Manager, Ron Sydnor talks about what attendees can expect to see and experience during the event.
The living history program will feature the 12th USCHA unit from Camp Nelson, Kentucky and the blues concert will feature Todd County native, Reverend Charlie Edmonds.
Last month was a busy one for Kentucky State Police in the Post 2 District.
State Police arrested and charged 29 people with DUI, issued 1,095 speeding citations, opened 80 criminal cases and made 237 criminal arrests.
State Police also responded to 68 traffic wrecks, assisted 238 stranded motorists and issued a total of 2,651 citations.
State Police also reported that there were three fatal crashes in the Post 2 District last month with one of the fatal wrecks occurring in Crittenden County and two fatalities occurring in Hopkins County.
Police say two of the victims were not wearing their seat belts and one of the victims was a pedestrian.
The Clarksville Police Department is encouraging local residents interested in the inner workings of law enforcement to attend its next Citizens Police Academy.
Clarksville Police are now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy that scheduled to take place next month.
Police say the classes will begin September 18th and will conclude November 27th and all classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings.
Applications are available for pickup at police headquarters at 135 Commerce Street at the front window and on the department’s website at www.clarksvillepd.org.
For more information, contact Officer Joe Newman at 931-648-0656.
Combat operations have changed since the War on Terror first began a decade ago.
In previous years, entire combat brigades from across the country deployed to war torn countries like Afghanistan, and now under President Barack Obama’s troop draw down initiative, only a select number of soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan.
The 101st Airborne Division continues to play a vital role in the stabilization of Afghanistan and has sent advisor teams to help train up their Afghan counterparts.
Military officials say the advisor teams consists of a Brigade Commander, Battalion Commanders, Company Commanders and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers.
About 400 soldiers from the local post’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team are currently deployed in Afghanistan with Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick talking about the role of the 12-member teams over the next nine months.
Lieutenant Colonel Hedrick says he recently received information from command teams located throughout Afghanistan about the progress that’s being made in the mountainous country.