The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be conducting essential training on a new weapons system next week.
Military officials say female engagement team soldiers will be testing out a new body armor system that’s designed to meet the needs of female soldiers on the battlefield.
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Officer, Major Michael Scott McCullough says it’s vital for soldiers to familiarize themselves with weapon systems so that they are prepared for any situation.
Clarksville Police say they conducted another successful DUI Saturation Patrol campaign, which resulted in over a dozen arrests.
Police say from Friday, August 24th to Saturday, September 8th officers were out in full force looking for impaired drivers.
During the campaign, 348 vehicles were stopped, 14 people were charged with DUI, 6 people were charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, 22 people were charged with simple possession or possession of drug paraphernalia, while other motorists were either cited for not obeying traffic laws or not having insurance for their vehicles.
As a result of the campaign, 304 charges were levied against the 348 motorists.
The DUI Saturation Patrol is partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in an effort to ensure roadways are safe and drunk drivers are taken off the streets.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced today that he plans to propose triple funding to a veterans bill with an amendment.
Senator Paul says the legislation would cut $4 billion in aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt in light of the recent attacks towards American consulates and embassies in those countries, including the tragic death of the American ambassador to Libya and the continued imprisonment and torture of a man who helped in the capture of Osama bin Laden.
Following remarks on the Senate floor last night with Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, where he expressed a desire to pass the $1 billion jobs bill for veterans, Senator Paul decided to alter his amendment to offer additional funding to go towards the veterans job bill.
Total U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt is estimated at $ 4 billion per year and Senator Paul newly introduced amendment would cut funding to those countries with $2 billion to go towards the veterans jobs bill, which law makers say will triple the size of the program, while the remaining $2 billion to used towards deficit reduction.
The City of Hopkinsville continues to find ways to spruce up the community to make it more inviting to visitors and residents.
In an effort to further beautify the city, officials with the Beautification Commission will be hosting a Community Dig In Day and the public is invited to participate.
Participants will help construct a large yellow ribbon to welcome visitors into the city with the yellow ribbon to be made of yellow fall pansies at Fort Campbell Memorial Gander Park.
The Community Dig In Day will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
For more information contact Beautification Commission, Anne Casey at 270-889-4599.
In honor of the 19th annual National Public Lands Day all fees will be waived at participating day-use facilities Saturday, September 29th at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Officials say general admission to the Homeplace, woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Planetarium show at 1 p.m. will be free.
LBL is also joining other National Forests and National Parks across the nation in participating in the largest one-day volunteer event for public lands.
For more information about volunteer efforts at LBL, contact 270-924-2007.