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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks

Assistant News Director Cassie Walsh

 

 

French Road Closed Monday Sept. 26th

Mansfield, Tenn.- French Road in the Mansfield area will be closed Monday Sept. 26th for culvert replacement. French Road will be reopened for late afternoon traffic.

Basketball Sign-ups Begin Sept. 26th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris- HC Basketball league will begin having sign-ups at Atkins Porter on Monday Sept. 26th through Friday, Oct. 14th. The sign-ups will be Monday through Friday 5:00-7:30pm. You can also sign up at Eiffel Tower Park on the Saturdays of Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th from 8am to noon. Player Evaluations will be at Atkins Porter ages 9 and above only.  

Players only need to attend one session either on Tuesday, Oct. 18th or Thursday Oct. 20th. The schedule for both days is 5 pm, for both girls and boys ages 9 and 10, for girls and boys ages 11 -13 the time is 6 pm and 7 pm is the time for girls and boys ages 14 -17.

Players must reach the age of 5 on or before November 1st. Players cannot turn 18 before November 1st. The players fee is $30 for the 1st child, $25 for the 2nd child and $20 for the 3rd child. Coaches, referees and sponsors are needed. If you want to sponsor a team it will cost $150 per team. For more information, call 731-644-7932 and leave message.

Oktoberfest October 1st

Paris, Tenn.- The Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris will be hosting its 34th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1st, at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 11am to 7pm. A $10 meal ticket will buy you a German meal or an authentic Mexican meal, or it can be used for a steak sandwich, hot dog or hamburger.

There will be games for kids, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a bake sale plus a whole lot more! For more information, please visit the church’s website at www.holycrossparis.org.

Good Crowd for Arts 'Round the Square


(Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.- On Saturday for Eye Full of Paris, the courthouse lawn hosted Arts ‘Round the Square, opens at 9am. The event was sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council and the DPA.


(Cassie Walsh pics)

The event had approximately 25 artists creating and selling their pottery, woodcarvings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and so much more. The Arts ‘Round the Square on Saturday also featured a number of live musical performances.


(Cassie Walsh pics)

Great Turnout for Saturday's Paris Pediatrics Health Fair


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- On Saturday the Paris Pediatrics sponsored a Health Fair Today to give information on how live a healthier life, along giving crucial information about what to do in an emergency situation.

The event was sponsored by Paris Pediatrics and featured booths from Tomorrow’s Hope, Head Start, the Family Resource Center, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Henry County Health Department and more. EMS was also there to give tours of inside the ambulance and also give tutorials on the value of correctly knowing how to do CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.


Bri Burg showing CPR (Cassie Walsh photos)

Saturday’s event not only gave information to parents, but it also showed taught kids some of the tools to have an active lifestyle. Kids also enjoyed pony rides, inflatables and Tim Caldwell from the Tennessee State Park also gave kids a treat with his two feathery friends.


Tim Caldwell showing his barred owl (Cassie Walsh photos)


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Mum-A-Palooza Big Hit Saturday


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- At the 5th Annual MUM-A-PALOOZA sale for the Henry County High School FFA Chapter was a big hit today despite the heatwave that hit on Saturday. The FFA celebrated 100 years of Agriculture Education this year.


(Cassie Walsh photos)

All proceeds from sale will pay for each students FFA membership. The sale was Saturday Sept. 24th from 9:00-1:00 at the FFA greenhouse on Harding Rd. Located behind Patriot Stadium. At the sale more than 80 pumpkins were sold today and almost 200 mums sold, 30 kales were sold and plenty of straw was sold at today’s MUM-A-PALOOZA sale.

Not only did the public buy decorations that will make their homes more festive this season, but your purchases gave a student a free membership to an organization that has made Henry County and FFA students proud for 100 years!

Highlights from Patriots 38-0 Win Over the Wildcats

#43 LB Dustin Warman brings down the Clarksville returner at the 1 yard line. The Patriots stopped the runner in the end zone for a safety on the next play.


Dustin Warman (Timothy Pharr photos)

#7 RB Caleb McCutcheon turns the corner during Friday nights game.


Caleb McCutcheon (Timothy Pharr photos)

#24 PK Bailey Armas with the hold from #13 Gray Gardner kick a 39 yard field goal.


Bailey Armas and Gray Gardner (Timothy Pharr photos)

#1 Darren Russell lays out to block a Clarksville field goal attempt.


Bailey Armas and Gray Gardner (Timothy Pharr photos)

Castaways Benefit for Darkhorse Lodge on Sept. 24th

Paris, Tenn.- Castaways located at 1880 Hwy 69-A in Paris, formerly Eaker’s Café, is hosting a Poker Run on Saturday, September 24th to benefit Darkhorse Lodge, a local retreat for combat veterans. The run includes stops at 641 Club, T-Bones Tavern, Three Oaks Bar and then returns to Castaways.

Sign up is from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bikes leave at noon and return by 4pm, cars and trucks are welcomed to. The cost is $10 per hand and $100 will be awarded for the best hand drawn on the run when you return to Castaways. For more information, contact Castaways at 731-333-5665.

Patriots Shut Out Wildcats 38-0

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Patriots shut out the Clarksville Wildcats 38-0. With 6:52 left in the 1st quarter, HC’s Ethan Thompson hauls in 16yd touchdown pass from Savon Stewart. The extra point attempt was good. The score at the end of the 1st quarter was HC 7 Clarksville 0.

At 3:02 mark in the 2nd quarter HCHS’ Caleb McCutcheon takes it in for the 5yd touchdown, but the 2pt conversion fails. The Patriots block a 34yd field goal attempt as time expired in the first half. Patriots led Wildcats 13-0.

With 10:23 in the 3rd quarter HC’s Ethan Thompson had a 79yd touchdown pass. The extra point attempt was good. Patriots led the Wildcats 20-0. At the 6:13 mark the Patriots’ Lukas Reynolds rushed for an 11yd touchdown. The extra point attempt was good. Henry County led 26-0.

In the 3rd quarter after a penalty on the kick off, Clarksville snapped it from their own 1yd line and the Patriots get the safety. With 6:02 left HC led 28-0. With 2:40 left in the 3rd Savon Stewart rushed for a 2yd touchdown. The point after was good. The score at the end of the 3rd quarter was the Patriots 35 Wildcats 0.

Patriots scored a 29yd field goal with 1:38 left in the 4th quarter. And the Henry County Patriots defeated the Clarksville Wildcats 38-0.

The Patriots will play Rossview in Clarksville on Friday, Sept. 30th at 7pm.

Mum-A-Palooza Sat. Sept. 24th at HCHS Greenhouse

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County High School FFA Chapter is celebrating 100 years of Agriculture Education this year. What better way to support our FFA chapter than to get ALL your fall decorations from them at the 5th Annual MUM-A-PALOOZA sale.

All proceeds from sale will pay for each students FFA membership. The sale is Saturday Sept. 24th from 9:00-1:00 at the FFA greenhouse on Harding Rd. Located behind Patriot Stadium. Ornamental Kale $7.00, Large Mums $15.00, Mumkins (mum inside a pumpkin) $20.00, Pumpkins $5.00 , wheat straw $5.00 and Indian Corn and corn stalks will also be available.

If you are not sure on how to fix your new fall décor be sure to ask one of our proud FFA Members for ideas and they will be glad to share with you what would make your yard look great. Not only are you making your home festive, but your purchases gives a student a free membership to an organization that has made Henry County and FFA students proud for 100 years!!

Everyone Welcomed Saturday at 43rd Annual Campers' Fair

Buchanan, Tenn.- At the 43rd Annual Campers’ Fair held at Piney Campground the campground will be open to the public on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. From 8am to 4pm everyone can enjoy the Campers’ Fair Flea Market and recreational vehicle display in the activity area. Lunch will be provided at the event from 11am to 2pm in the shelter building, you can also enjoy the Land Between the Lakes Hospitality Tent from 1pm to 2pm.

 And at the Nature Station program, you can make some nature crafts on the basketball court from 1pm to 4pm. And at 7pm enjoy some southern comfort music and bring your lawn chair.

Arts 'Round the Square on Saturday at Eye Full of Paris

Paris, Tenn.- On Saturday for Eye Full of Paris, the courthouse lawn becomes the crossroads of art, music and food for grown-ups and children alike when Arts ‘Round the Square, opens at 9am. The event is sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council and the DPA.

The event is free and the at the lawn there will be approximately 25 artists creating and selling their pottery, woodcarvings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and so much more. The Arts ‘Round the Square on Saturday will also feature a number of live musical performances starting at 9am and going till 4pm. There will also be a kids-zone, where kids can create their own works of art.

This weekend is Eye Full of Paris weekend and the Paris Winery is presenting Concert in the Vineyard this Saturday. The Paris Winery wants to invite everyone to join them on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 6pm to 9pm for the evening under the stars featuring Ricky Business. The Paris Winery is located at 2982 Harvey Bowden Road and admission for the concert is free.

Patriots vs Wildcats Tonight at 7pm

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Patriot’s will play Clarksville Wildcats at home Tonight at 7pm. If you can’t make it to the game you can listen to our broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM, online at wmufradio.com, or on your phone by calling 415-325-0723. If you listen via your phone, just remember standard rates do apply. Don't forget pregame starts at 6:30pm.

Farmer's Market to be Opened Last Two Fridays of Sept.

Paris, Tenn.- The Farmers Market will be open today and next Friday in September before they will close for the season. The Downtown Paris Farmer’s Market is downtown at the corner of Ruff and Market Streets Tuesdays and Fridays from 3pm until its sold out.

Items available at the Farmer’s Market include several varieties of corn, peppers, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, USDA Farm Raised meat and poultry, local honey, local canola, and more.

Eye Full of Paris Event Tonight at Lee Academy

Paris, Tenn.- At Eye Full of Paris this weekend, the excitement continues Friday evening at Lee Academy of the Arts from 7pm to 10pm with Wine to share, Water for All, sponsored by the First Christian Church. All of the proceeds benefit the Showers of Blessing Trust, which provides clean water wells in rural areas near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

The evening will include dancing, a silent auction, beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and locally brewed Perrylodgic beer. Please help promote this very worthy cause for clean water in East Africa. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at The Iron Place, Cindy’s Catering and First Christian Church or any First Christian Church member. For more information, please call 731-642-3181.

The DPA wants to invite visitors to stay overnight Friday and Saturday at downtown’s Home Sweet Home Bed and Breakfast or with other local innkeepers. For more information, call the Downtown Paris Association office at 731-653-7274 or visit their website at www.visitdowntownparis.com.

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Friday


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris First United Methodist Church is partnering up with the Habitat for Humanity is to build a habitat house this fall. This will be the 15th habitat for humanity house built in Paris.


(Cassie Walsh photos)

The event was held Friday, Sept. 23rd from 10:30am-1:30pm at First United Methodist Church at 101 East Blythe Street, in the Christian Life Center. By 12:30pm the benefit had sold over 350 sandwiches which amounts to over $2800, which was a huge success for the Habitat for Humanity benefit.

Arts 'Round the Square on Saturday at Eye Full of Paris

Paris, Tenn.- On Saturday for Eye Full of Paris, the courthouse lawn becomes the crossroads of art, music and food for grown-ups and children alike when Arts ‘Round the Square, opens at 9am. The event is sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council and the DPA.

The event is free and the at the lawn there will be approximately 25 artists creating and selling their pottery, woodcarvings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and so much more. The Arts ‘Round the Square on Saturday will also feature a number of live musical performances starting at 9am and going till 4pm. There will also be a kids-zone, where kids can create their own works of art.

This weekend is Eye Full of Paris weekend and the Paris Winery is presenting Concert in the Vineyard this Saturday. The Paris Winery wants to invite everyone to join them on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 6pm to 9pm for the evening under the stars featuring Ricky Business. The Paris Winery is located at 2982 Harvey Bowden Road and admission for the concert is free.

Highlights from the Chill Tonics at Noon on the Square


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- This is the first day of Downtown's Paris Eye Full of Paris Weekend and the events kicked off with Noon on the Square. Today there was a great crowd to watch The Chill Tonics perform for Noon on the Square and they played a variety of music that entertained the crowd. Perry’s BBQ was also on site providing lunch.


(Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris Police Investigate Thefts at Grove Apartments

Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police investigate two separate thefts at Grove Park Apartments on Thursday. According to reports from the Paris Police Department, Ptl. Jordan Klutts investigated theft of property at an apartment at Grove Park Apartments. The victim said that he had been out of town and when he returned home he found suspect inside his home. The suspect had previously been staying with the victim before the victim asked the suspect to leave while he was out of town.

The victim believed the suspect scaled up to the balcony to gain entry into the apartment. The victim stated that he left his computer software that he brought back with him from vacation in the house with the suspect. When the victim returned home the suspect and the computer software was gone, they victim tried to contact the suspect but he was unable to speak to the suspect. The computer software was worth over $250. A suspect was named in the report and a warrant was issued, but no arrests have been made in this case.

A report from the Paris Police Department, stated that Ptl. Amber Roaten investigated a theft of a home on Grove Park Apartments. When Roaten made contact with the victim he stated that someone had taken his shinwa sword out of his apartment Thursday afternoon. The sword is solid black and worth over $100. Police are still looking for the suspect.

HCMC Talks Medicare Issues in Legislation


HCMC Board of Trustees (Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.- The HCMC Board of Trustees met Thursday night and discussed a report over Medicare and TennCare. A legislation committee has been charged with an alternate way to insure Tennessee on their proposal to phase in Medicaid over a two-year period.

The first phase of this new plan would be to expand the behavioral health patients and then to the general population in year two. This means that hospitals that have behavioral health facilities and patients that attend there will be insured before the general public is insured.

There is also a real concern over how the state would pay the 60/40 match the first year of the program. Hospitals already pay the majority of costs in funding the Medicaid program, while the state pays very little. Hospitals have already told the state that they do not have the funds to make this health plan happen. Hospitals are urging that the proposed phase may cost more than a single year expansion with a 90/10 match that is part of the ACA.

Also since Tennessee does not currently have their own state wide insurance plan to insure Tennesseans that are not currently insured under the Affordable Care Act, tax money from Tennesseans that should be used to help insure Tennesseans, but the money is being sent to other states to help fund their statewide insurance plans.

HCMC Expects to Takeover Paris Pediactrics

Paris, Tenn.- The HCMC will also be taking over the Paris Pediatrics practice. The hospital expects to begin operating and employing the physicians beginning January 1,2017. HCMC has presented employment agreements to the physicians who are reviewing the agreements with their legal counsel.

HCMC Finances Making Positive Strides

Paris, Tenn.- The HCMC Board of Trustees’ main topic of the evening was discussing the hospital’s audit that LBMC did. The overall report of the audit revealed that the finances for the hospital relatively remained steady. And the audit that LBMC did, confirmed the finances that HCMC had done internally which is credit to the financial department for the hospital. The clinics that the hospital owns have made progress from the finances turning around from being negative too positive.

Mum-A-Palooza Sat. Sept. 24th at HCHS Greenhouse

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County High School FFA Chapter is celebrating 100 years of Agriculture Education this year. What better way to support our FFA chapter than to get ALL your fall decorations from them at the 5th Annual MUM-A-PALOOZA sale.

All proceeds from sale will pay for each students FFA membership. The sale is Saturday Sept. 24th from 9:00-1:00 at the FFA greenhouse on Harding Rd. Located behind Patriot Stadium. Ornamental Kale $7.00, Large Mums $15.00, Mumkins (mum inside a pumpkin) $20.00, Pumpkins $5.00 , wheat straw $5.00 and Indian Corn and corn stalks will also be available.

If you are not sure on how to fix your new fall décor be sure to ask one of our proud FFA Members for ideas and they will be glad to share with you what would make your yard look great. Not only are you making your home festive, but your purchases gives a student a free membership to an organization that has made Henry County and FFA students proud for 100 years!!

Everyone Welcomed Saturday at 43rd Annual Campers' Fair

Buchanan, Tenn.- At the 43rd Annual Campers’ Fair held at Piney Campground the campground will be open to the public on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. From 8am to 4pm everyone can enjoy the Campers’ Fair Flea Market and recreational vehicle display in the activity area. Lunch will be provided at the event from 11am to 2pm in the shelter building, you can also enjoy the Land Between the Lakes Hospitality Tent from 1pm to 2pm.

 And at the Nature Station program, you can make some nature crafts on the basketball court from 1pm to 4pm. And at 7pm enjoy some southern comfort music and bring your lawn chair.

HC Sherriff's Investigate Car Burglary and Vandalism

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Lt. Steve Dean Jr. arrested Elizabeth A. Williams, age 37 of 196 Cook Street of Paris, on Tuesday for failure to appear warrant. Williams was placed on $15,000 bond.

According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Chad Lowery investigated vandalism and burglary of an automobile of a home on Red Top Hill Road in Buchanan on Wednesday.

Lowery spoke to the victim who said that the victim saw a red truck with a white male and white female who had pulled in his driveway asking for gas. The victim later saw the same truck down the road from his house and the subjects were acting strange, so the victim went to go check his property.

The complainant said that he went to go check his truck that was parked at the end of his driveway, because the fuel pump had gone out earlier. When the victim opened the door he noticed the smell of burnt wires and the plastic covers had been broken off the steering column where the wires had been wired together to hot wire the truck, but the truck wouldn’t crank because the fuel pump had gone out.

The victim said he had never seen the two people before Wednesday. Police are still looking for the suspects.

Paris Police Make FTA Arrest

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Paris Police Lt. Steve Dean Jr. arrested Elizabeth A. Williams, age 37 of 196 Cook Street Trailer #1 of Paris, on Tuesday for failure to appear warrant. Williams was placed on $15,000 bond.

Paris PD Works to Teach Importance of Seat Belt Safety

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote Child Passenger Safety Week beginning September 18 and ending on National Seat Check Saturday, September 24. The week is dedicated to teaching parents and caregivers the importance of correct installation and proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. Parents will also be reminded the importance of registering car seats with the manufacturer, so they can receive notification in the event of a recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat, a child should be placed in a booster seat until big enough to fit seat belts properly without help from a booster seat. The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seats of cars.

According to NHTSA, in 2014, approximately 24 percent of children four to seven-years-old were prematurely moved to seat belts, and nine percent were unbuckled. Every 33 seconds, a child under age 13 was involved in a car crash in the United States, NHTSA reported.

You can help THSO spread awareness for child passenger safety through social media. Record a video selfie saying why you salute child passenger safety, and post it online with the hashtags #isaluteCPS and #TNHSO. Or, email your video selfie to Arriale Tabson at arriale.tabson@tn.gov. Check out THSO’s social media here: facebook.com/tnhso | twitter.com/tnhso | instagram.com/tnhso.

To access educational resources, check out the Tennessee Child Passenger Safety mobile app for information on the go. Or, you can visit www.tntrafficsafety.org/cps to view THSO’s event calendar, locate a fitting station near you, read Tennessee’s Child Passenger Restrain Law (T.C.A. 55-9-602), watch instructional videos, and more. For more information, contact Angela Brown, Program Manager for the Tennessee Child Passenger Safety Center, at abrown@mmc.edu or 855-425-1137.

State Urges the Public to Get Flu Shots

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, are encouraging Tennesseans to get their influenza vaccinations this flu season. Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner will receive their seasonal flu vaccinations at the TDH Southeast Regional Health Office in Chattanooga Friday, September 23.

Immunization against the flu protects not only the person receiving the vaccine but also his or her family, friends and coworkers. Flu vaccine is arriving throughout Tennessee and is already available in many locations, including county health departments, medical clinics and pharmacies. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge annual flu vaccination for everyone over six months of age.

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Friday

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris First United Methodist Church is partnering up with the Habitat for Humanity is to build a habitat house this fall. This will be the 15th habitat for humanity house built in Paris.

The event will be Friday, Sept. 23rd from 10:30am-1:30pm. You can pick up your orders at First United Methodist Church at 101 East Blythe Street, in the Christian Life Center. The meal will be a ribeye or chicken sandwich with chips and a drink for $8.

.Delivery is available for orders of 5 or more only. For delivery and pre-orders you can fax them to 731-642-0802 or you can email them to pfirstoffice@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome but in limited quantities. Condiments will also be available on site only. For any questions call Sharon at 731-642-4764.

Patriots Play Wildcats Friday

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Patriot’s will play Clarksville at home on Sept. 23rd at 7pm. If you can’t make it listen to our broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM, online at wmufradio.com, or on your phone by calling 415-325-0723. If you listen via your phone just remember standard rates do apply.

Chill Tonics Perform at Noon on the Square

Paris, Tenn.- On Friday Sept. 23rd, entertainment for Noon on the Square will be provided by The Chill Tonics, who will play a variety of music to entertain the crowd. Perry’s BBQ will also on site providing lunch.

Parent Teacher Conferences Sept 23rd 11am to 6pm

Paris, Tenn.- Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this week by appointment at Rhea School. And the Parent Teacher conferences at Paris Elementary and Inman will be Friday, September 23rd from 11am to 6pm.

Quinn Chapel AME BBQ Dinner Saturday

Paris, Tenn.- The Quinn Chapel AME Church Men’s Club will be having a BBQ Dinner on Saturday, September 24th from 10:30am to 3pm. The church is located at 218 East Church Street in Paris. The cost of the dinner is $6 per plate.

The menu consists of BBQ chicken- leg quarters, baked beans, slaw, bread and drink. Dine-In, carry-out and delivery will be available. For delivery please call 731-642-8445.

We are asking for your support and prayers that this will be a success. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Woman’s Day Committee as the Women of Quinn Chapel AME Church to help prepare for their Annual Women’s Day Celebration that will be held on Sunday, September 25th during the 11am morning worship services.

Arts 'Round Square Starts Rocking Sept. 24th

Paris, Tenn.- Food, fun and fine art and crafts!  This Saturday, once again, the Paris Henry County Arts Council will be bringing our annual Arts ‘Round the Square to picturesque downtown Paris, Tennessee. 

Over 25 vendors with a variety of fine arts and crafts will be displaying and selling their work on the courthouse lawn.  Many artists will be giving demonstrations and Kids Zone will be available for young children to create their own works of art. 

As if that isn’t enough, there will be great music all day long, with The Old 23rd District, Scott Myatt & Steve Short, the Shepherd Family, Bethel Renaissance Theatre and Vocal Authority, and Nashville musicians, Band called BEN.

You will even have another opportunity to hear from the talented kids who performed at KPAC this summer! You don’t want to miss this fantastic annual event. This year’s event is sponsored by Foundation Bank, Southside Café, Joe Mahan Ford, Boutique MeriMac, and Commercial Bank. 

For more information, contact the Arts Council Office at (731) 642-3955 or visit our website www.phcarts.com.

Adventist Church Event Sept. 24th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Adventist Church wants to invite the public to attend their Revealing Revelation’s Hope Prophesy series on Friday, September 23rd at 7pm at their church located at 2335 Hwy 641 N. in Paris. The opening night presentation will be “Incredible Last Day Events.” Kieth Noll will be the speaker for “Revealing Revelation’s Hope” prophesy series.

Paris Landing State Park Citizen Science Opportunity

Land Between the Lakes KY/TN - The Silviculturist at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will take citizen scientists into the Fox Hollow Project area, Friday, September 23. Interested people will meet Yvonne Helton and her crew at 9am on Forest Service Road 220 at the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway.

These volunteer scientists will be using forestry tools to collect data used to evaluate tree communities in forests. Information gathered will be used to identify species, age class, forest structure, site conditions and evaluate overall forest health. While walking between plots, participants will monitor for non-native invasive vegetation.

Participants will need to be prepared to spend the day in the woods–bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and insect repellant. Protective clothing of long pants, long sleeve shirts, hard hats, and boots are recommended. 

If you would like to borrow a Forest Service hard hat, please contact Kimberly at 270-924-2020. One will be provided for you.

“When we first meet up,” explains Yvonne Helton, “we will learn how to use the tools to collect the data. After that, we will be driving then hiking to key locations throughout the area to collect information. Once collected, we will be able to define the various tree stands or community types in Fox Hollow to help determine management needs.”

On this field tour to examine tree stands, citizen scientists will be using a prism, diameter tape, clinometer and an increment borer to collect data. Information showcasing these forestry tools can be found on Land Between the Lakes official website at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/3-reasons-join-us-in-field/.

HCHS Golf Competes at Paris Landing


Eli Ridgeway

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Henry County High School Golf team competed at Paris Landing against Calloway County on Tuesday.


Jack Foster

The Men’s team shot a 185, but were bested by Calloway County's 160. Individually Eli Todd had a 43, Jameson Robbins shot a 51, Eli Ridgeway had a 44, and Cameron May shot a 47.


Leah Bell

Castaways Benefit for Darkhorse Lodge on Sept. 24th

Paris, Tenn.- Castaways located at 1880 Hwy 69-A in Paris, formerly Eaker’s Café, is hosting a Poker Run on Saturday, September 24th to benefit Darkhorse Lodge, a local retreat for combat veterans. The run includes stops at 641 Club, T-Bones Tavern, Three Oaks Bar and then returns to Castaways.

Sign up is from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bikes leave at noon and return by 4pm, cars and trucks are welcomed to. The cost is $10 per hand and $100 will be awarded for the best hand drawn on the run when you return to Castaways. For more information, contact Castaways at 731-333-5665.

Police Investigate Burglaries on Old State Route 76

Paris, Tenn.- According to a reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Scott Wyrick responded to two separate calls about a burglary, attempted burglary and theft of property greater than $500 and less than $1000 of two homes located on Old State Route 76.

Wyrick responded to a call about a burglary and theft of a home on Old State Route 76. The victim said that when she left at 11am her door was locked and when she returned home at 3:45pm she noticed the side and garage door was open. The suspect took power tool batteries worth $689.

Wyrick then received a call from a second victim, who was the neighbor of the first victim. She stated that she noticed someone had tried to break into her home with a pry bar but the suspect was unable to gain entry to the home. The second victim had gone with the first victim to the store at the time both incidents occurred. The second victim said nothing appeared to be missing.
Latent prints were lifted from both scenes.

Police are still looking for the suspects in both cases.

Campers Fair Horseshoe Tournament and Bingo Sept. 22

Paris, Tenn.- At the 43rd Annual Campers Fair in the Shelter Building on Thursday, September 22nd the fair will be hosting a horseshoe tournament at the Pit at 9am. Crafts begin at 1pm, from 3-4pm pass the plate begins and at 7pm there will be grocery bingo, you can bring a wrapped unopened food item for admission and win prizes at the game.

Refuge “Backyard Wildlife” Program Sept 24th

Springville, Tenn.- Are you fascinated by nature’s creatures or have you ever wondered what that was in your back yard?  Join us for this month’s Refuge Discovery Series as a guest naturalist from the Land Between the Lakes Nature Station presents “Backyard Wildlife” on Saturday September at 1:00 pm at the new Refuge Visitor Center at 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN 38256.  Filled with live animals, this program should prove to be educational as well as entertaining for all ages.

 The Refuge Discovery Series was created by the Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge to help the public enjoy and interact with the refuge and its wildlife.  Each considered a good family activity, the series presents different wildlife related topics and guest speakers to help the public connect with nature. Hosting the program at the new Refuge Visitor Center is a perfect fit as families can come early or stay to enjoy our new exhibits. While there we encourage folks to see the waterfowl, pelicans and other birds that are already starting to be present off the back patio.

For more information about the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, how to become a member of the Friends of Tennessee NWR or about the refuge in general, please call the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters at 731-642-2091 or see our website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Tennessee.

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, encompassing 51,358 acres of water, forests, farmland and grasslands, is located on and around Kentucky Lake.  Established in 1945, the refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as an important resting and feeding area for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds.  The refuge’s three units, the Duck River, Big Sandy and Busseltown stretch along 65 miles of the Tennessee River.

Marching Patriots Compete at Union City Invitational

Union City, TN- On Saturday September 17th, the Henry County High School Marching Patriots participated in the Union City Invitational.  UCI is an annual gathering of some the state's top marching band programs for a full day of competition and pageantry. 

Twenty bands performed in preliminary competition on Saturday morning and the top ten were selected to perform that evening in finals competition.  Our Henry County Marching Patriots were named among those elite finalists and earned ninth place overall.  This was the band's first competition of the 2016 season which continues September 24th with two appearances in Graves and Marshal County's Marching Invitational in Kentucky.

Eye Full of Paris Weekend Sept 23rd through Sept 25th

Paris, Tenn.- This weekend Friday, Sept. 23rd through Sunday Sept. 25th is the Eye Full of Paris Weekend and downtown’s 20 merchants including boutiques, clothing, gift shops and eateries will have their doors open with the Eye Full of Paris Sales on Friday and Saturday.

Events kick off Friday with the Chill Tonics playing at Noon on the Square, Friday night there will be dancing, food and a silent auction at Lee Academy with the funds of the silent auction going to Showers of Blessing Trust, which provides clean water wells in rural areas in East Africa. Tickets for the auction cost $25 and the event begins at 7pm. On Saturday enjoy Arts ‘Round the Square, which starts at 9am and Saturday night there will be a free concert at the Paris Winery starting at 6pm.

The DPA wants to invite visitors to stay overnight Friday and Saturday at downtown’s Home Sweet Home Bed and Breakfast or with other local innkeepers. For more information, call the Downtown Paris Association office at 731-653-7274 or visit their website at www.visitdowntownparis.com.

Paris Landing Celebrates Public Land's Day Sept. 24th

Buchanan, Tenn.- Paris Landing Land State Park is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24th with opening the newly refurbished trail. The event starts at 9am and last until 11am. Paris Landing wants to invite everyone to come join them for a moderate hike through the woods of Paris Landing State Park and along the shore of beautiful Kentucky Lake.

You can expect to see a variety of wildlife on the trail such as: deer, coyotes, snakes, birds and more. They ask everyone to please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. They also suggest that you bring bug repellent, water and sunblock.

Paris Landing also wants to ask volunteers for the event to stay after and help clean the areas surrounding the trail of debris and trash that may have washed up from the lake. Gloves and trash bags will be provided at the park.

Adventist Church Holding Event Sept. 24th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Adventist Church wants to invite the public to attend their Revealing Revelation’s Hope Prophesy series on Friday, September 23rd at 7pm at their church located at 2335 Hwy 641 N. in Paris. The opening night presentation will be “Incredible Last Day Events.” Kieth Noll will be the speaker for “Revealing Revelation’s Hope” prophesy series.

Bruceton Woman Arrested for FTA

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday Deputy Haley Ramos arrested Alyssa Jackson, age of 29897 Broad Street of Bruceton, for failure to appear. Jackson was placed on $10,000 bond.

Woodland Trails Troop of Paris Volunteer at Animal Shelter

Murray, KY- On Saturday, September 17th the Woodland Trails Trailmen of Troop TN 0110, of Paris TN, volunteered at Murray Calloway County Animal Shelter.

The young men spent some time playing with and caring for shelter dogs and cats as part of their lesson plans for this month. The theme this month is Science & Technology, which focuses on respect and understanding of the world around us. They are also learning firsthand the importance of community service and the intrinsic rewards that go with it.

In preparation for Saturday’s visit to the shelter, the Trailmen learned about predicting weather to better plan events and discussed animal safety with special attention to encounters with stray dogs and cats. The boys brought resources from home to create toys for the dogs and cats, which will contribute to the happiness and overall health of the animals!

“We really enjoyed our time at the shelter on Saturday, and it was a challenge to convince the boys when it was time to go! The animals here are very sweet and loving and would all make wonderful pets for the right families!” –Sandy Gallimore, Trail Guide, Woodlands Trail

“My favorite dog to play with was “Buddy”. We called him that because we didn’t know his name. He liked to chase us around the yard!” –Jimmy, 6 yrs, WT Trailman

Road Board Welcomes New Members and Gets to Work


(David Jackson photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Road Board and Road Chairman Bobby Milam welcomed recently appointed board member Velvet Arnold to her first meeting Monday night at the Road Board Office. Arnold was sworn in as 4th district representative to replace Keith Hopkins. 


Velvet Arnold (David Jackson photos)

The meeting was held on Monday night due to the inability to gather a quorum to meet last week.  That was the first time in quite some time, according to Milam, that the board had been unable to gather a quorum to conduct business. 

Road Board members will be considering the implementation of a culvert policy that could require citizens to request a permit for installation of culverts on to their property. Chilcutt and his staff will submit a written recommendation at the next board meeting. 

In other business the board approved a budget amendment of $350,000.00 and then approved a bid opened in September for $393,511.20 for construction of the Henry-Midway Bridge.  The state pays 98.2% of the project and the county pays the remainder.  The $350,000 had been in the 2015 year budget and transferred since it hadn’t been used.

A motion was approved to request a portion of Sarver Rd., in the Antioch area of the county, be added to the county road system by the county commission.  The portion of the road had not meet original qualifications of the county as tar had chipped away, but it has been upgraded to meet the standards set by the road board. 

The board also approved the 30 day work plan for Henry County.  One final action from the board was upgrading of the county road plan weather and other factors have caused the plan to be placed to the side at times.   According to Chairman Milam, the county road plan has not been updated since about 2013.  Supervisor Chilcutt will continue to work on the 2013 plan to present at a later date.

Parent Teacher Conferences This Week

Paris, Tenn.- Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this week by appointment at Rhea School. And the Parent Teacher conferences at Paris Elementary and Inman will be Friday, September 23rd from 11am to 6pm.

Rhea Receives 2nd Place for Summer Reading Program


(Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.-  On Monday at the PSSD school board meeting, it was announced that Rhea School won the 2nd place in the West Tennessee for Time Spent Reading from May 15th through August 15th through the MyOwn Program. A representative from MyOwn presented a $100 gift card to Ms. Pashall, for Rhea School’s Kids Summer Reading program.

Davidson & Barrow Join PSSD School Board


Jon Davidson, Board Chairman Richard Edwards & Troy Barrow (Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.- At the Pairs Special School District meeting Monday Night, Jon Davidson and Troy Barrow were sworn in as new board members. Jason Coffield was also introduced to the board, who will replace Richie Chilcutt as the Director of Facilities.

Rhea Construction Update

Paris, Tenn.- In Monday's PSSD school board meeting, the board got an update on Rhea construction which is on schedule in terms of the overall project. The first concrete floor slab will be installed within the next week in the south wing of the building.

And the reason why construction crews started with the south wing of the building was explained to the board, because there is more electrical and mechanical work in the north wing of the building so it’s easier for crews to start at the south wing and work towards the north. The budget for the project is neutral at this time.

PSSD School Board Updated on Inman Athletic Building

Paris, Tenn.- At the PSSD school board meeting on Monday, the board had an update on the Inman Athletic Building, which is being constructed by Universal Contractors who the board awarded the bid too at the last PSSD board meeting. Construction crew are trying to get all of the drawings for the electrical and mechanical work for the building in time for the October HC Planning Commission meeting to approve the building.

The cost for the Inman Athletic Building is more than estimated. There will need to be an additional $20K to the previous budget to add more mechanical work along with air conditioners to the east side of the building.

Gean Retirement Reception Sept. 30th


Randy Gean (Cassie Walsh pics)

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew announced at the Commissioners meeting that a retirement reception for Chief Deputy Randy Gean. Gean’s retirement reception with be on Friday, September 30th from 3-5pm at the Henry County Fairgrounds in the Enoch Building.

Belew also asked the commission to adopt a resolution that would allow the Henry County Sherriff’s Department to award deputies that retire in good standing with their service weapons. The commission approved that the HC Sheriff’s Department can award deputies who retire with their service weapons.

Arnold Elected to Road Board


County Court Clerk Donna Craig swears in Velvet Arnold (Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn.- At Monday night’s Commissioners meeting, the commission had an election to fill the road board vacancy in the 4th district that was left with Keith Hopkins’ retirement. Jeffery Dale Thompson and Velvet Arnold were both spoke to commission about why they were qualified to fill the vacancy.


Jeffery Thompson speaking to the Commission (Cassie Walsh pics)

Arnold said she had experience with the road board after she filled Dell Carter’s seat after he resigned from the board. Thompson said, “I would do my best for the people and the safety of people.” The commission voted and Arnold received 11 votes, Thompson received 2.


Velvet Arnold speaking to the Commission (Cassie Walsh pics)

County Clerk Donna Craig swore in Velvet Arnold as the new District 4th representative for the Henry County Road Board. Arnold will fill the term until the general election in 2018, from the 4th District, with the term to expire in 2020.

McCadams Inducted into NFF Fishing Hall of Fame


Steve McCadams and Wade Bourne (Cassie Walsh pics)

Paris, Tenn- Wade Bourne of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame presented Steve McCadams with a plaque after McCadams was inducted to the NFF Hall Of Fame at Monday night’s Henry County Commissioners meeting.

Bourne said, “Many are nominated from all around the country, but few are selected. I just wanted you to know how much he is recognized nationally.” Bourne also said that McCadams was inducted by acclamation, which rarely happens.

McCadams was inducted because of his involvement in the community along with his achievements such as his work as a fishing guide on Kentucky Lake and for him being a mentor to young anglers.

HC Commission Sells Property to Church

Paris, Tenn.- At the HC Commission meeting Monday night, the commission also approved to sell of a parcel of land on Sparks Street to the Sparks Street Church of Christ. The Church will pay $2,500 for the property and the county appraiser appraised the land at that price of $2,500. The property on Sparks Street was available due to tax delinquency.

HC Commission Appointments to Committees

Paris, Tenn.- At the Monday night HC Commission meeting, Mayor Brent Greer was appointed to be Chairman of the Commission until the term expires in September 2017. Greer was also appointed to the Veterans Service Committee and the Board of Health both of which expire in September 2017.

Connie McSwain was appointed to be Vice-Chairman of the Commission until the term expires in September 2017. And Paul Mathenia was appointed to the Tourism Committee until the term expires in September 2017.

Paris Man Arrested in Connection with Drug Distribution Ring

Paris, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, on Joshua Enoch, age 33 of 213 N. Lake Street of Paris, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 16th for felony drug and weapons charges in a “Drug Free School Zone”. Enoch was also charged with child abuse/neglect.

Officers from the Metro Crime Unit executed a warrant at 213 N. Lake Street located across the street from Ogburn Park, being that this is a public park it falls under the State Law of being a “Drug Free School Zone”.  Metro officers and officers from the Paris Police Department, Henry County Sherriff’s office and Puryear Police Department all assisted in the seizure of a felony amount of “high grade” marijuana, packaging material, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. Enoch was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to sell/ manufacture/ deliver in a school free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Enoch had numerous baggies of marijuana packaged for re-sale and found near the marijuana was a stock pile of weapons. The Metro Crime Unit seized several rifles, handguns, shot guns and a “SKS assault rifle”. Ammo and extra magazines were also seized. Enoch was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Enoch also had two small children present in the home along with dangerous narcotics and weapons and they were living in the home where dangerous drug activity was taking place. Metro officers also charged Enoch with child abuse/neglect.

Metro officers anticipate more indictments will result from this arrest and an ongoing investigation on a “marijuana distribution ring” connected with this incident. Enoch was placed on $5,000 bond.

The Chill Tonics to Perform Sept. 23rd at Noon on the Square

Paris, Tenn.- On Friday Sept. 23rd, entertainment for Noon on the Square will be provided by The Chill Tonics, who will play a variety of music to entertain the crowd. Perry’s BBQ will also on site providing lunch.

Harlem Wizards at Bethel's Crisp Arena Monday Sept 19th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Harlem Wizards will be at Bethel's Crisp Arena in McKenzie on Monday, September 19th in a benefit fundraiser for the McKenzie High School Lady Rebels basketball team.

The game is at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting any Lady Rebel basketball team member or McKenzie High School. More information can be found at www.harlemwizards.com.

Paris Man Fires Shot at Vehicle & Gets Arrested

Paris, Tenn.- According to reports from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Cpl. Wayne Fuqua and Sgt. David Powell arrested Billy Blankenship, age 67 of 7745 Old Paris Murray Road of Paris, on Friday for aggravated assault and theft of property.

Powell was dispatched to a home on Foundry Hill Road to take a theft of property report, when Powell spoke to the complainant who said that sometime during someone drove up and stole his trailer and that same person set fire to a newspaper and burned it on the grass. The victim told Powell that he thought Blankenship was the one who stole the trailer and Blankenship had been walking around carrying guns and was he known to burn newspapers in the grass.

Powell drove to Blankenship’s address where he located the stolen trailer. And a warrant was issued for Blankenship for theft of property.

On Friday Powell was out looking for Blankenship and that's when he received a call from an older male who said that a pickup truck had just fired a shot at a car on Old Paris Murray Road. The vehicle description matched the vehicle Blankenship was driving.

Police then went to the area to search for Blankenship. At that point Blankenship pulled out from Hwy 140 East onto 641 North in front of several officers. Blankenship was taken into custody after being tazed by Sgt. Clyde Sulcer and after a struggle with officers at the scene.

A passenger in Blankenship’s vehicle stated that Blankenship had just fired a round at a car because Blankenship thought that the vehicle was chasing him. The passenger then stated to police that he told Blankenship that he wanted out of the vehicle after the incident.

Powell spoke with the victim Blankenship had fired a shot at and the victim said that he had passed Blankenship on the road and Blankenship’s truck got behind him and Blankenship fired the shot.

Blankenship was placed on $65,000 bond and his court date is set for Tuesday, September 27th.

Conyersville Road Closed Monday Sept. 19th

Puryear, Tenn.- Conyersville Road in Puryear will be closed Monday Sept. 19th for culvert replacement. The closure will be 4 tenths of a mile southeast of Mt. Sinai Road. Mt. Sinai Road may be used as an alternate route. Conyersville Road will be reopened for late afternoon traffic.

Winders Competes at Spartan Invitational


Javan Winders

On Friday, September 16, Southern Indiana University Freshman Javan Winders ran a 26:53 in the Spartan Invitational at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. The race was an 8K race and a total of 454 runners competed in the race. Their next race is October 1 at the Greater Louisville Classic.

 

 

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