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February 2, 2023

Tennessee Congressman Says Nation Will Not Go Into Default

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, and President Joe Biden, had their first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday to discuss issues, which included the nations debt ceiling. The nation hit the debt limit in January, forcing

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee to undergo bone marrow transplant

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee will undergo a bone marrow transplant later this month. Governor Bill Lee made the announcement in a statement released Thursday. In the statement, the governor said, “Maria and I are

Thursday Civil Rights Conference speaker rescheduled for Feb. 22

Tamika Mallory, Thursday’s speaker scheduled for UT Martin’s Civil Rights Conference, has been rescheduled for February 22 at 6:00 in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium. Mallory’s presentation, “Intersections of Trauma, Mental Health, and Addiction

Union City Director of Schools Praises Efforts of School Board Members

Union City Director of Schools Wes Kennedy has high regards for his school board members. Director Kennedy said those who are serving want only the best for the system.(AUDIO)   To have a successful school

Paducah Teenager Dies in Wednesday Morning House Fire

A Paducah teenager died in a house fire on Wednesday morning. McCracken County Sheriff’s reports said officers and firefighters from three departments responded to a Southside residence just before 10:00. When arriving at the scene,

Marshall County Fire Department Bookkeeper Charged with Theft of Funds

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Marshall County fire department bookkeeper. Post 1 reports said 48 year old Stacey C. Cornwell, of Benton, was taken into custody on charges of unlawful taking of over $10,000

Thompson shares sesquicentennial information with Martin Kiwanis

City of Martin Director of Community Development Brad Thompson shared information at the January 18 Kiwanis meeting about the festivities being planned to celebrate the city’s upcoming Sesquicentennial (1873 – 2023). Thompson said the official

Local Superintendents Compliment Work of School Board Members

Two local Superintendents have expressed their appreciation for their serving school board members. Fulton County School System Superintendent Patrice Chambers said she had a good working relationship with the elected board members, who serve important

Union City Schools Canceled for Wednesday

Due to current conditions, and the forecast for additional freezing weather, the Union City School System will be closed again on Wednesday.

Ice Storm Warning Issued for Northwest Tennessee Until Thursday Morning

The National Weather Service has now issued an Ice Storm Warning until Thursday morning at 6:00, for counties that include Obion, Lake, Weakley, Dyer, Henry, Gibson, Carroll, Crockett and Madison. Forecasters say significant icing of

Area Roads Remain Very Slick From Sleet and Freezing Rain

Motorists in the Ken-Tenn area are urged to use caution, and extra time, if they have to travel today. Roads and streets in the local area are extremely slick, following the sleet and freezing rain

Tennessee Man Arrested Following Sheriff’s Office Chase in Graves County

A Tennessee man was arrested following a police chase in Graves County. Graves County Sheriff’s Office reports said a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle Sunday afternoon south of Pilot Oak, near the Tennessee state

Two Small Earthquakes Recorded Near Ridgely

Two small earthquakes were recorded near Ridgely last Thursday. The Center for Earthquake Information said the first tremor occurred just before 3:30 in the afternoon, and registered 1.5. This earthquake was centered just north of

WCMES preparing for freezing rain, ice

Weakley County Municipal Electric System is preparing for whatever comes with a wintry system moving into the Ken-Tenn area, bringing forecasted freezing rain and sleet. WCMES General Manager Andrea Harrington tells Thunderbolt Radio News… (AUDIO)

WestStar ALStar African American Youth Leadership Summit rescheduled

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the ALStar African American Youth Leadership Summit is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 14. The event was originally scheduled for January 31. The UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program and

Fortnightly Club visits Greenbrier Meadows

Fortnightly Club members recently visited Greenbrier Meadows in Martin to experience a dementia simulator room and enjoy lunch with the residents. Club President Carolyn Brown says the experience in the simulator room deepened their awareness