Clarksville, TN – An attorney for the city of Clarksville, Tennessee has filed a motion in response to a lawsuit against the city's automatic red light cameras. That motion attempts to suppress evidence obtained by the cameras in the citation of a Princeton, Kentucky man. Mark Benton sued the city claiming the camera's remote operators are not state licensed private investigators. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the lawsuit is based on the success of two similar cases in Texas.
Paris, TN – Henry County, Tennessee's unemployment rate lowered over last month, but is still almost three points above the state average. Over 1,700 workers are unemployed there, bringing the county's rate to 13%. While Henry's rate dipped slightly, neighboring Carroll County's rose a whole percentage point. According to the Paris Post Intelligencer, nearby Stewart and Benton Counties' jobless rates edged upwards by tenths of a point.
Ridgely, TN – A 2.5 magnitude earthquake registered on regional seismographs over the weekend. The quake's epicenter was three miles from Ridgely, Tennessee just south of Reelfoot Lake. No damage has been reported.
Grand Rivers, KY – Search and rescue workers in Marshall County are continuing efforts to find a missing fisherman on Kentucky Lake this morning. The missing 69-year-old has yet to be identified and was reported missing Saturday. His fishing boat was located after it ran aground near Grand Rivers. WPSD reports crews worked the area for about 11 hours yesterday, scanning with sonar and dragging the lake bottom.
Murray, KY – Women's Basketball MSU Lady Racers lost to Georgia State 87 to 72, and fell to Morgan State 83 to 74. The Lady Govs lost to Vanderbilt 95 to 51, and also lost to Northwestern State 86 to 84.
Men's Basketball Austin Peay lost to Drake 78 to 72. The Racers beat Tennessee Wesleyan 108 to 49.
Fort Campbell, KY – Nearly 500 Fort Campbell soldiers are returning this week after a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers are members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. Nearly 700 soldiers from the 159th returned earlier this month. The remainder of the brigade is expected to return by the end of the year. Ceremonies welcoming the soldiers are scheduled for this afternoon and Thursday morning.
Hopkinsville, KY – Customers of Hopkinsville Electric System may be stumbling in the dark looking for a phone number that isn't there. The utility's phone number isn't in the new AT&T phone book, marking the first time the power company has gone unlisted. Utility general manager Austin Carroll says the lack of a listing is due to a breakdown between the utility's phone service provider, Bandwidth.com, and AT&T. Carroll says Bandwith.com failed to place the listing with AT&T.
Fort Campbell, KY – Army brigade leaders at Fort Campbell have begun monthly meetings to catch early signs of dangerous stress among their troops and intervene before soldiers hurt themselves or others.
It's a unique effort that fits with the Army's broader initiatives to deal with a rise in soldier suicides. Fort Campbell is also embedding counselors and social workers in the brigades.