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Secretary of State Tre Hargett meets with area mayors, legislators and library board members. In photo, he is with Henry...
02/14/2020
Tre Hargett Meets With Legislators, Mayors, Library Board Members

Secretary of State Tre Hargett meets with area mayors, legislators and library board members. In photo, he is with Henry County and Paris officials.

MARTIN, Tenn. – Secretary of State Tre Hargett, and over 90 state legislators, mayors and library board members celebrated the value of local libraries at the Obion River Regional Library’s fourth annual Northwest Tennessee Library Legislative and

The slow-moving superload is moving through our area again, starting this morning.
02/14/2020
Superload On The Move Again Today

The slow-moving superload is moving through our area again, starting this morning.

A slow-moving Superload that has been parked along KY 120 in eastern Crittenden County since Wednesday is expected to be on the move again starting around 11 a.m., CST, today. The 195 ft. long truck with

McKenzie's Lucas King is finalist for Class A Mr. Basketball title.
02/14/2020
McKenzie Standout Is Finalist For Class A Mr. Basketball Honor

McKenzie's Lucas King is finalist for Class A Mr. Basketball title.

McKenzie, Tenn.–McKenzie High School Senior is a finalist for Tennessee’s Class A Mr. Basketball title. The 5’10” standout has been taking a leadership role on the Rebel team since he was a sophomore and spends his lunch

$2M investment will go toward broadband for Henry, Stewart, Houston & Montgomery Counties.
02/14/2020
$2M USDA Broadband Investment For Henry, Stewart, Houston, Montgomery Counties

$2M investment will go toward broadband for Henry, Stewart, Houston & Montgomery Counties.

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) announced a $1,024,284 loan and a $1,024,284 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program for Peoples Telephone Company. This investment will be used to deploy a

$2M Investment will go toward broadband in Henry, Stewart, Houston & Montgomery Counties.
02/14/2020
$2M USDA Broadband Investment For Henry, Stewart, Houston, Montgomery Counties

$2M Investment will go toward broadband in Henry, Stewart, Houston & Montgomery Counties.

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) announced a $1,024,284 loan and a $1,024,284 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program for Peoples Telephone Company. This investment will be used to deploy a

UCHS installs new Beta Club officers
02/14/2020
New UC Beta Club Officers Installed

UCHS installs new Beta Club officers

By Mike Hutchens, UC Schools Communications Director Union City, Tenn.–New officers were installed and 25 new members were recently inducted into the Union City High School Beta Club. Davie Townes is the 2019-20 club president, with Hudson

Griffey: Stop Social Media Censorship
02/14/2020
Griffey: Stop Social Media Censorship

Griffey: Stop Social Media Censorship

Nashville, Tenn.–State Representative Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, has filed House Bill 2458 – the Stop Social Media Censorship Act – which proposes to crack down on social media censorship by making companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Lecile Harris, a former UTM football player who became a pro rodeo clown, died Wednesday.
02/14/2020
Former UTM Football Player, Premier Rodeo Clown Dies In Mississippi

Lecile Harris, a former UTM football player who became a pro rodeo clown, died Wednesday.

Reprinted from Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame Jackson, Mississippi–Lecile Harris, a former UT-Martin football player who became the “Dean of Rodeo Clowns” in a lengthy career, died February 12 in Jackson, Mississippi. Lecile Harris got his start in

Planning commission approved site plan for Hampton Inn in Paris.
02/14/2020
New Hampton Inn One Step Closer

Planning commission approved site plan for Hampton Inn in Paris.

By Kristina Dufresne Paris, Tenn.-A new Hampton Inn in Paris is one step closer. The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission approved site plans for the Hampton Inn to be constructed at 1540 Mineral Wells Ave. in Paris,

Henry Co. Schools board approves synthetic turf for the HCHS football field. Next step is county commission Tuesday nigh...
02/14/2020
Henry County Schools Board Gives Green Light To Synthetic Turf

Henry Co. Schools board approves synthetic turf for the HCHS football field. Next step is county commission Tuesday night.

By Shannon McFarlin News Director Henry, Tenn.—After weeks of study, the Henry County Schools board of education Thursday night unanimously approved installation of synthetic turf at the Bill Hudson Football Field—as well as a re-do of the

Sandy Louden named Dean of Student Development at Bethel.
02/13/2020
Sandy Louden Named Bethel Dean

Sandy Louden named Dean of Student Development at Bethel.

MCKENZIE, TN – Vice President Cindy Mallard announces Sandy Louden as the new Dean of Student Development, College of Arts and Sciences Upon the recent retirement of Dean James Stewart, Bethel initiated a search for a new

The District 13A brackets are announced.
02/13/2020
District 13A Tournament Brackets Set

The District 13A brackets are announced.

By Mike Hutchens, UC Schools Communications Director   Union City, Tenn.–The preliminaries are over.   Meaningful basketball begins Monday night for teams in District 13A and the postseason bracket is officially set for all teams involved.  

Alice Fennel of Obion named Discovery Park Volunteer of the Year.
02/13/2020
Alice Fennel Named Discovery Park Of America Volunteer Of The Year

Alice Fennel of Obion named Discovery Park Volunteer of the Year.

Union City, Tenn.—Alice Fennel, a lifelong resident of Obion County, Tenn., was presented with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award at a volunteer appreciation luncheon on Thursday in the Cooper Tower at the park.   The

Union City Police seeking information on the shooting of two men last night.
02/13/2020
Police Investigating After Two Shot In UC

Union City Police seeking information on the shooting of two men last night.

Union City, Tenn.--Two people were shot at a housing development in Union City Wednesday night and Union City Police are asking for the public's help in its investigation.

Superload moving to Mississippi, causing delays.
02/13/2020
Superload Moving Through Area To Mississippi

Superload moving to Mississippi, causing delays.

Crittenden County, Ky. — A slow-moving Superload that created substantial traffic delays along KY 120 through portions of Webster County and Crittenden County on Wednesday is parked near the Deanwood community in eastern Crittenden County while the

Assault, Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Springville Man
02/13/2020
Assault, Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Springville Man

Assault, Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Springville Man

Paris, Tenn.–A Springville man is being held in the Henry County Jail on charges of domestic assault, aggravated assaulted and aggravated child abuse and neglect after an incident Wednesday. Dwight Josh Bryant, age 30, of Stephanie Lane

Paris Man Held After Altercation
02/13/2020
Paris Man Held After Altercation

Paris Man Held After Altercation

Paris, Tenn.–A Paris man is being held in the Henry County Jail on $40,000 bond after his arrest for aggravated assault after an incident at the parking lot of a local convenience store. Deshar Sanchez Patton, age

Lt. Steve Russell has retired after a lengthy law enforcement career. He started as a deputy with the Henry County Sheri...
02/13/2020
Lt. Steve Russell Retires From THP

Lt. Steve Russell has retired after a lengthy law enforcement career. He started as a deputy with the Henry County Sheriff's Office and worked for the THP for 36 years.

McKenzie, Tenn.–Lt. Steve Russell of McKenzie has retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol after over 40 years in law enforcement. Lt. Russell is a familiar face in our area, having started his law enforcement career as a

Interested In Being A THP Trooper? Now Is The Time To Apply
02/13/2020
Interested In Being A THP Trooper? Now Is The Time To Apply

Interested In Being A THP Trooper? Now Is The Time To Apply

Nashville, Tenn.–- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is currently accepting applications for cadet class 1220 which starts in July. If you are looking for a career that affords you opportunities to achieve your goals, then the THP

Several activities at HCMC ongoing for the public.
02/13/2020
Heart Health Events Set At HCMC

Several activities at HCMC ongoing for the public.

Paris, Tenn. — In recognition of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month, Henry County Medical Center is hosting two events to create awareness around the number one health issue in Henry County. Listening to your

The three candidates for Vice Chancellor will appear at open forums that are coming up on campus.
02/13/2020
UTM Vice Chancellor Candidates Named

The three candidates for Vice Chancellor will appear at open forums that are coming up on campus.

Martin, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Tennessee Foundation Inc. are in the midst of a national search for a permanent vice chancellor for university advancement. Two external candidates and one

This will be a big weekend at Fort Donelson, with plenty of activities to commemorate the big battles there in 1862.
02/13/2020
Fort Donelson To Host Battle Anniversary Programs Beginning This Weekend

This will be a big weekend at Fort Donelson, with plenty of activities to commemorate the big battles there in 1862.

Dover, Tenn.–Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be hosting a variety of programs and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages in observance of the 158th anniversary of the campaign for Forts Henry, Heiman and Donelson, and for the

Stewart County Sheriffs Office
02/13/2020

Stewart County Sheriffs Office

**********ROAD CLOSURES AS OF 2/12/20 @ 1:25pm**********

* Patricia Circle - backside by lake and boat dock (no residences blocked)
* River Road - Tom Earhart Road to the boat ramp
* Cub Creek Road - 395 to 450
* Commissary Hollow Road - 371 to the boat ramp
* Wildcat Creek Road - at the county line

UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURES AS OF 2/13/20 @ 10:50am ALONG WITH THE ABOVE ROADS
* Lee Hollow Road - 490 to 639

Paulette Redman
Media Relations Coordinator

Call Reggie Caldwell at Office on Aging 731 642 3139 if you're interested in going on this trip.
02/12/2020
Office On Aging Plans Birmingham Trip

Call Reggie Caldwell at Office on Aging 731 642 3139 if you're interested in going on this trip.

Paris, Tenn.–The Henry County Office on Aging is planning a trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, February 28. The trip is planned for Black History Month. Center Director Reggie Caldwell said

Artwork by Paige Fisher Espey of Union City will be on display at The Dixie.
02/12/2020
The Dixie To Feature Union City Artist

Artwork by Paige Fisher Espey of Union City will be on display at The Dixie.

Huntingdon, Tenn.–The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center proudly presents “Color Out of Tragedy,” an exhibition of paintings by Paige Fisher Espey of Union City. The art is on view through Saturday, April 25. An

Congressman David Kustoff led meetings today with Agriculture Director Sonny Perdue.
02/12/2020
Kustoff Meets With Perdue On Chinese Tariffs' Negative Impact On Hardwood Lumber

Congressman David Kustoff led meetings today with Agriculture Director Sonny Perdue.

Washington, D.C.–Today, U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) led a member meeting at the United States Department of Agriculture with Secretary Sonny Perdue. They discussed how the Chinese tariffs have hurt America’s hardwood lumber industry.   “It was

Heavy and steady rain all day today have made for a VERY slow first day of early voting in Henry and Obion Counties.
02/12/2020
First Day Of Early Voting Starts Slow

Heavy and steady rain all day today have made for a VERY slow first day of early voting in Henry and Obion Counties.

Paris, Tenn.–With heavy rain falling most of the day, the Election Commissions in Henry and Obion Counties were experiencing a very slow first day of early voting Wednesday. By 3:20 p.m., there had been 68 voters at

Multiple charges for Illinois man at Stewart Co. Courthouse.
02/12/2020
Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct Draws Arrest At Stewart County Courthouse

Multiple charges for Illinois man at Stewart Co. Courthouse.

Dover, Tenn.–An Illinois man was arrested for indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and drunkenness following an incident at the Stewart Co. Courthouse Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the Stewart Co. Sheriff’s Office, deputies at the

Surplus Property Sale Set In Cottage Grove
02/12/2020
Surplus Property Sale Set In Cottage Grove

Surplus Property Sale Set In Cottage Grove

  Cottage Grove, Tenn.–Surplus property from the former general store in Cottage Grove will be sold at an open sale set for 8 a.m. March 14 at the City Hall building. The pizza equipment from the store

Calloway Co. Library Board votes unanimously on renovation proposal.
02/12/2020
Calloway Co. Library Board Moves Ahead With Renovation Proposal

Calloway Co. Library Board votes unanimously on renovation proposal.

Murray, Ky.–The Calloway County Library Board voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to accept the Library Feasibility Study for a new children’s area and renovation of the existing building prepared by 5253 Design Group. According to a

The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission set to consider the proposed Hampton Inn site plan.
02/12/2020
Planners To Consider Hampton Site Plan

The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission set to consider the proposed Hampton Inn site plan.

Paris, Tenn.–The Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission Thursday evening will consider a site plan that has been submitted for the Hampton Inn planned for 1550 Mineral Wells Ave. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Paris

Touring New Renovations At HCHS
02/12/2020
Touring New Renovations At HCHS

Touring New Renovations At HCHS

Paris, Tenn.–Before Tuesday night’s joint work session, the Henry County Commission and County School Board were taken on a tour of the newly-renovated facilities at the Henry County High School. Tour guide was Senior Emily Ann Smith,

A Paris man was killed and his passenger seriously injured.
02/12/2020
Paris Man Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured As Vehicle Drives Down Gully

A Paris man was killed and his passenger seriously injured.

By Shannon McFarlin News Director Paris, Tenn.–A Paris man was killed and his passenger seriously injured after a one-vehicle crash on East Wood Street Tuesday morning. Jeff Thompson, age 58, apparently suffered a medical emergency and drove

From Sharon second graders--with kindness.
02/12/2020
Weakley Co. Students Extend Kindness

From Sharon second graders--with kindness.

Sharon, Tenn.–When Sharon second grade teacher Danielle VanCleave heard about Blankets of Hope on Froggy 104, she immediately started searching for how to bring the program to her students during Kindness Week. Since the blankets are provided

Humboldt joins the list of Tennessee Main Street Communities.
02/12/2020
Humboldt Designated As Main Street City

Humboldt joins the list of Tennessee Main Street Communities.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Humboldt and Elizabethton have achieved Tennessee Main Street accreditation.   Elizabethton and Humboldt join 35 other Tennessee Main Street communities that are

Cub Scout Pack 226 Collects For Cancer Patients In Paris, Murray
02/12/2020
Cub Scout Pack 226 Collects For Cancer Patients In Paris, Murray

Cub Scout Pack 226 Collects For Cancer Patients In Paris, Murray

Paris, Tenn.-Cub Scout Pack 226 of Puryear decided to cheer up the cancer patients of Paris and Murray by collecting items that will make treatment a bit more comfortable. They collected a total of 69 blanket throws,

Tradition--it's a great thing!
02/12/2020
UC Boys Lock Up Another District Title

Tradition--it's a great thing!

By Mike Hutchens, UC Schools Communications Director Union City, Tenn.–The Union City boys wrapped up the District 13A championship – the 40th league title in program history – with a 73-56 triumph at Gleason Tuesday night. The

Synthetic turf or natural grass?
02/12/2020
Synthetic Turf V. Natural Grass Is Question At Joint Work Session

Synthetic turf or natural grass?

By Shannon McFarlin News Director Paris, Tenn.—Synthetic turf or natural grass. That still is the question before the Henry County Schools board of education and the Henry County Commission. At a joint work session of the commission

Kentucky man speeding through school zone in Stewart Co. arrested on drugs and weapon charges.
02/11/2020
Kentucky Man Arrested With Drugs, Loaded Weapon In School Zone

Kentucky man speeding through school zone in Stewart Co. arrested on drugs and weapon charges.

Dover, Tenn.–A Kentucky man was arrested for possession of drugs and a loaded weapon in a school zone Tuesday morning in Stewart County. Deputy Aaron Page stopped the driver, Dwight Dee Rodgers, no address given, for speeding

Union City art students view Red Grooms' art work on display at Discovery Park of America.
02/11/2020
UC Art Students View Pop Art Masterpieces Up Close And Personal

Union City art students view Red Grooms' art work on display at Discovery Park of America.

By Mike Hutchens, UC Schools Communications Director Union City, Tenn.–Union City High School art students got an up-close and personal look at a series of masterpieces recently. Hilary Webb took her classes to Discovery Park of America

Car Collides With House; Paris Man Charged With Leaving Scene
02/11/2020
Car Collides With House; Paris Man Charged With Leaving Scene

Car Collides With House; Paris Man Charged With Leaving Scene

By Kristina Dufresne Paris, Tenn.—A Paris man was arrested Saturday morning on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he reportedly hit a residence on Dunlap Street.   William Dremel Kendall of Cooper

Selmer Police Chief Indicted
02/11/2020
Selmer Police Chief Indicted

Selmer Police Chief Indicted

Selmer, Tenn.– An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Criminal Investigation Division has resulted in the indictment of Selmer Police Chief Elmer Neal Burks on two counts.   On December 11th, 2019, 25th District

A man from Columbia, Tenn., died on the way to the hospital after falling from a vehicle.
02/11/2020
Columbia Man Dies After Fall From Car In Weakley County

A man from Columbia, Tenn., died on the way to the hospital after falling from a vehicle.

Martin, Tenn.–A Columbia, Tenn. man died of injuries suffered when he fell out of a car during an argument near Martin Sunday. According to Weakley County Sheriff’s Captain Randall McGowan, deputies were dispatched to Hwy. 22 near

Obion Co. residents arrested on drug, firearms charges.
02/11/2020
Fulton Co. Search Nabs Obion Co. Residents On Drugs, Firearms Charges

Obion Co. residents arrested on drug, firearms charges.

Fulton County, Ky.–Two people from Obion County were arrested on drug and firearms charges when a search warrant was conducted on a home in Fulton County, Ky. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Obion County Sheriff’s Office, Graves

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not sure who is in charge of the music that is played on the station,but i personally want to say thanks for the month of xmas music.ive heard some people complain but for me its been great. we hear the same old mess 11 months I think we can dedicate 1 month to the holiday time..SO from me to you,THANKS!!
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Thanks for always being up to date on the news of our great community been a listener many years and will always be
Thank you fir recognizung as a Top fan where is so i can see it
Screw Bonnaroo I'm going to oct fest happening in Manchester
The music, the dj’s, Swap and shop and the fishing report
What is going on with the radio station? The reception is worse than usual. I live in kenton and can barely get the station in. There is constant static. The only reason I attempt to listen to this station anymore is because yall have The Ace and TJ Show. Living in kenton and working in Newbern there should be no reason this station doesn't come in clear. I have no trouble except for this station.
Re. y'all's prohibition of freedom to advertise guns/ammo on Swap Shop
Services are canceled today at Friendship Baptist Church in Buchanan.
Check the facts on your Lyon County KY kidnapping attempts post. I’m fairly certain this happened in Lyon County NEVADA and NOT Kentucky.