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Soldier, father to receive Silver Star


FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., November 25, 2008 – A Fort Campbell Soldier and his father will both receive the Silver Star in a video-cast ceremony Friday at 8 a.m.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Harris, a Blackhawk pilot with 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, will receive his Silver Star in Afghanistan for actions performed July 2, 2008. CW2 Jonathan Harris, 35, graduated from Corbin (KY) High School in 1995 and enlisted in US Marine Corps for four years in 1995. He joined the Army in 1999.

His father, Gary Harris, of Corbin, Ky., will receive the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam Aug. 15, 1969 while serving with 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. Gary Harris, 60, resides in Corbin, Ky. He was drafted into the US Army in 1968, served until 1970 as a Staff Sergeant when he earned the Silver Star. He  originally received his Silver Star in 1969 without a ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lighting up “Christmas on the Cumberland”


Christmas on the Cumberland is not just a city event but a regional attraction that is now open and free to the public.

Touring the lights.

Walking through a garden of holiday lights...

The City of Clarksville unwrapped its Christmas gift to the city Tuesday evening with the lighting of Christmas on the Cumberland, a holiday light display that is a top attraction not just to local residents but the region.

The eyes and nose are all that peeks out a clear sign of the cold.

Bundled up and braving the cold at Christmas on the Cumberland

On a brisk and cold eve, a substantial crowd gathered, bundled in coats, scarfs, hats and mittens — a far cry from the 2007 event and its exceptionally temperatures that could have given Santa heat stroke under all that velvet suiting and flowing cape.

Hot chocolate and spice cider were in demand as two tables served up beverages to help revelers beat the chill in the air. Frances Sykes donned a Victorian gown to set the holiday spirit as she handed out programs for the evenings event.

J.T. Daniels of Eagle 94.3 FM emcee’d the event, with Pastor Scott Evans of the Grace Church of the Nazarene offering the invocation. Mayor Johnny Piper took time to acknowledge the city employees who have spent hundreds of hours installing this years holiday display. «Read the rest of this article»

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