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June 24, 2021

Obion County School Board to Address ESSER Funds

The Obion County school board will hold a public meeting on Monday night, June 28th, at Obion County Central High School. Director of Schools, Tim Watkins, said a presentation will be made concerning the use

Fulton County Judge Executive Explains Halt in Internet Build Out

Customers of the Gibson Electric Membership Corporation in Western Kentucky are now on hold for fast speed internet services. Fulton County, Hickman County and Carlisle County had joined together to send a grant request to

Union City Council Agrees to New Hydrant Flushing Costs

The City of Union City will be forced to pay more for hydrant flushing for the next three years. City Manager Kathy Dillon explained the increased cost to Council members due to a new contract.(AUDIO)

Lightning Safety Awareness for Outdoor Sporting Events

The National Weather Service campaign of “National Lighting Safety Awareness Week” continues. Today, Weather Service officials are highlighting safety during outdoor sporting events. Based on cases documented by the National Weather Service in recent years,

Mayfield Man Caught Burglarizing Former Paducah Horse Track

A Mayfield man was arrested on charges of burglarizing a former Paducah horse racing facility. Police reports said 40 year old Dustin Kincer was taken into custody on charges of third-degree burglary and possession of

Jackson doctor pleads guilty to distributing hydrocodone that resulted in death

A Jackson physician is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to illegally prescribing hydrocodone which killed one of his patients. Court documents show 63-year-old Thomas K. Ballard the Third issued prescriptions for

McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official has told The Associated Press. Earlier Wednesday, a Spanish court issued

Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service Wednesday morning after it was shut down Sunday due to sand accumulating on the Missouri Landing. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the sand along the shoreline had blocked

Inmates in possession of a cell phone may now be charged with felony

Effective July 1, 2021, inmates in possession of a cell phone, or any telecommunications device while inside a penal institution, may be charged with a Class E Felony. Tennessee Department of Correction Public Information Officer

Lightning Safety Awareness Week Tip for Wednesday

The National Weather Service campaign of “National Lighting Safety Awareness Week” continues through Saturday. Wednesday, Weather Service officials are highlighting safe indoor practices during lightning. Reports show there are three main ways that lightning can

Kentucky State Police Continue Injury Accident Investigation

Troopers with Kentucky State Police are still investigating a two-vehicle injury collision in Marshall County. Post 1 reports said the crash, last Wednesday afternoon on US Highway 641, involved a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy and another

Madison County Work Detail Inmate Captured After Escape

An inmate, who walked away from a work detail in Madison County, was captured on Tuesday. Just after 10:00 Tuesday morning, 27 year old Jacob Oliver walked away from a county litter crew in the

Tennessee gas prices down four cents

Tennessee’s average gas price is down four cents from last week at $2.84. The cheapest gas prices in the state are in the northwest corner. Henry County has the cheapest average gas price in Tennessee

McKenzie resident and Navy Chaplain serves in Newport, Rhode Island

Lt. j.g. Garrett Burns, a resident of McKenzie, is serving in Newport, Rhode Island, as a U.S. Navy reservist. Burns is based out of Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Memphis in Millington, Tennessee, and serves

Gleason City Board passes 2022 budget with no tax increase

There will be no tax rate increase for Gleason residents next year, after the Gleason City Board unanimously approved the 2022 budget last night. Mayor Charles Anderson says the city’s property tax rate will remain

Union City Man Arrested in Connection With Obion County House Fire

A Union City man has been arrested on the charge of aggravated arson. Special agent fire investigators, with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, arrested 45 year old Joseph Lee Morris. The arrest comes after an