It probably made national news before anyone in Hopkinsville knew that Robin Moore had died. Moore was famous for writing the Green Berets, The French Connection and The Happy Hooker.
A native of Concord, Massachusetts, Moore served in World War II and later graduated from Havard where he was friends with Robert F. Kennedy. He used his connections with Kennedy to allow him access to the Special Forces for which he based the Green Berets.
Living in Hopkinsville for the last few years provided Moore with being close to the 5th Group which is attached to nearby Fort Campbell.