The start of the New Year is a time to reflect and start new beginnings and that’s exactly what newly hired Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller plans to do.
The 30-year old Hopkinsville High School alumni says she can’t wait to start her new job at the museum in January and spoke about how her education seemed to be a perfect fit for the job.
According to the Hopkinsville native, her new job is a dream come true and a chance for her to give back to a community that has already given so much to her.
Pennyroyal Area Museum Board Chairman Dave Fernandez previously told Hopkinsville City Council that he was proud to be able to bring a local resident back to the community for a great employment opportunity.
A Hopkinsville man is accused of committing drug related offenses including trafficking in marijuana.
Early this morning, officers responded to an apartment located at 1404 Canton Street in reference to narcotics activity and when officers arrived and knocked on the door they observed 47-year old Charles Wayne Moore running to a room at the back of the residence.
When officers received permission by the renter to enter the residence, they found several baggies of marijuana, a grinder and rolling paper commonly associated with drug use.
Following the search, Moore was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.
Police also cited 34-year old Christina Carman for possession of marijuana.
A Fort Campbell soldier remains in critical condition and police in California have named the man they believe is responsible for the shooting.
Fox News is reporting that San Bernardino Police identified the suspect as Ruben Ray Jurado as the person responsible for shooting Fort Campbell soldier and Purple Heart recipient 22-year old Christopher Sullivan, who was on leave from the Army when the shooting took place Friday night.
According to police, Sullivan was shot in the neck and buttocks after he tried to break up a fight over football between his brother and Jurado.
Sergeant Gary Robertson told Fox News that police are not sure whether or not Sullivan is going to be a paraplegic or quadriplegic and that the suspect fled the scene and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The 22-year old soldier reportedly received the Purple Heart and was recovering at Fort Campbell after he sustained injuries during a suicide bomber last year in Afghanistan.
A Fort Campbell officer says spending time with his family during Christmas was priceless.
1-32 Cavalry Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says a little down time for soldiers goes a long way, especially since many Fort Campbell soldiers have undergone multiple deployments.
Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Colonel says while his soldiers are enjoying a little time off, it’s going to be business as usual at the start of the New Year in preparing soldiers for yet another rendezvous with destiny in Afghanistan.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, soldiers assigned to the 1-32 Cavalry Regiment traveled to Fort Knox, Kentucky to undergo mounted patrol training, which Lieutenant Colonel Taylor says helped soldiers familiarize themselves with weapons they will likely be using while they are deployed.
Montgomery County officials are finalizing negotiations with AT&T to construct a replacement tower on Highway Drive.
The tower will reportedly house all county backup communications equipment along with National Weather Service equipment.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the tower will be 280 feet tall and AT&T will be able to lease additional space to other occupants, but the space above 200 feet will only be reserved for county and National Weather Service usage.
According to the Leaf-Chronicle, final negotiations resulted in a 30-year lease with the possibility of a 5 year extension and at the end of lease, the county has the option of owning the tower and will only cost the county the land that the tower will occupy.