The Howard County Sheriff’s Department has recently purchased a police service dog. The 18 month old male Malinois, named Kilo, is currently undergoing training and will be on patrol with Deputy Travis Turner in a couple of weeks in Howard County. Sheriff Butch Morris said the dog will be utilized to help combat the use and distribution of illegal drugs and will also assist with the tracking of wanted suspects.
The county's new canine unit cost 8 thousand 950 dollars and was purchased with funds obtained from an Arkansas State Police Asset Forfeiture grant. Other expenses incurred with the purchase and training of Kilo is being paid for by Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Chesshir out of his drug forfeiture account.
Wednesday's Nashville Rotary speakers included Junior Scrapperette coach Laura Kidd and Scrapperette coach Ron Alexander. A junior high basketball tournament has been going on this week at Scrapper Arena. You can find more information about it and schedules on our sports page.
The Nashville FFA show team presented a program at Monday's school board meeting. Advisor Matt Mclelland introduced students Audra Hughes, Erica Linville, Mae Lamb, and John Raulerson. The team recently participated in the state fair and returned home with 7 grand champion awards and 4 reserve grand champion awards.