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Missing Henry County Couple Found

Murray, KY. - According to the Murray Police Department, the missing Henry County couple have both been located and are safe. Murray Police said the couple was located in Lebanon, Tennessee and will be checked out but appear to be fine.

Henry County Travels to Northwest Friday Night

Clarksville, Tenn.- Henry County travels to Northwest on Friday night for District 10-AAA basketball action. The Lady Patriots will tip at 6pm, followed by the Patriots. If you can’t make the trip to Clarksville listen to our broadcast beginning at 5:30pm on WLZK 94.1FM or streaming online from our website at wmufradio.com. You can also listen via your phone by calling 415-325-0723 just remember standard rates will apply.

Murray Police Seek Help With Missing Henry County Couple

       

Murray, Ky.- The Murray Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing elderly couple from Henry County that have not been seen or heard from since Thursday evening around 7pm.

James Clark, age 89, and his wife Eula Clark, age 73 were last seen leaving Murray-Calloway County hospital around 7pm Thursday with their daughter. The daughter planned to follow the Clarks in their vehicle, a midnight blue Buick LaCrosse, with license plate P1579W, bearing Henry County tags. The daughter told Murray Police the vehicles got separated in traffic and once her parents didn’t arrive home, she contacted police. If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, call the Murray Police Department at 270-753-1621 or the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 642-1672.

Monday Final Day to Enter Young Artists Showcase

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Arts Council will be introducing its first ever Young Artists Showcase in 2017 as Henry County is filled with talented youth and they are excited to offer the new event to showcase talent.

Artists from Kindergarten through High School are invited to participate and showcase their talent in the following categories: drawing, mixed media, oil & acrylic painting, photography, pottery, and watercolor painting.

Entry forms must be completed by this coming Monday January 30th and turned into the Arts Council Office at Lee School. Artwork should be delivered to Lee School on Saturday February 4th between 10am and Noon. An awards presentation and Public reception will be held at 2pm Sunday February 5th at Lee Academy. Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the winners. For more information call the Paris Henry County Arts Council at 642-3955 or visit their website at www.phcarts.com.

LBL Eagle Van Viewing Tour Set for Sunday

Golden Pond, Ky- Land Between the Lakes will have another Eagle Viewing Van tour this Sunday January 29th. The tour is $10 per person and will be held 2-5pm Sunday. Interested parties should meet at the Nature Station before 2pm. For more information on LBL events visit their website.

Snowbird to Be At W.G. Rhea Library Saturday at 1pm

Paris, Tenn.- WSMV Channel 4’s Snowbird will be at the W.G. Rhea Public Library this Saturday January 28th at 1pm. The whole family is invited to the free event to meet Snowbird and learn about weather, penguins, and reading.

HCHD To Continue Work on Old Paris Murray Road

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will continue to close Old Paris Murray Road for culvert replacements from Monday January 30th to Thursday February 2nd. The closures will be in a three mile area south of Hwy 140 East in Puryear. The road will be reopened each day for late afternoon and night time traffic.

Vape Hut Burglars Apprehended By Sgt. Whitaker

Paris, Tenn.- More information has been released Thursday morning concerning the arrest of two men by Sgt. Jeramye Whitaker on Wednesday. Sgt. Whitaker had responded to 150 N. Market Street to a call of a vehicle sitting behind the Old City Auditorium and when he arrived, Sgt. Whitaker found the vehicle and several pieces of paper strewn about the ground beside it.

Sgt. Whitaker made contact with two men inside the car and noticed a name on the paper on the ground and several coin wrappers. Sgt. Whitaker called the name on the paper and it was revealed the two men had taken the coin wrappers and several other items from the Vape Hut, located on Tyson Avenue earlier. Stolen from the Vape Hut was over $3700, a TV, and many other items.

Sgt. Whitaker found lots of cash in the clothing of the men and they finally admitted to breaking into the Vape Hut and stealing the items. Charged were Andrew Malcolm Hovis, age 19, of 812 Curtis Street with burglary, possession of schedule 6 with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft. He was placed on $7500 bond. Also charged was Christian Lee Runyon, age 22, 410 Antioch Harbor Road, with burglary, theft over $1K and was placed on $5K bond.

Theft Reported In County

Paris, Tenn.- Sgt. Bryan Hall of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a man who lives in Florida, but owns property on Jones Bend Road. The victim had just sold that property and had come to get items that were left in the shop area and found them all missing. Stolen items included a Quad 4-wheeler, Cub Cadet Mower, cement mixer, bow & arrows, freezer, tools, and saws. The total estimated valued of items stolen is over $7K.

Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Charges

Paris, Tenn.- Ptl. Amber Roaten of the Paris Police Department observed a silver Pontiac with tags that came back expired to a beige Nissan and conducted a traffic stop at Pockets. The man quickly exited the car and went into the store and Ptl. Roaten followed him inside to ask about his tags and registration. Back outside, Lt. Michael Ramos and K9 Kenzee had arrived on scene and Kenzee alerted on the car. A search found plastic bags with crystal methamphetamine on the driver, Glenn Axley, age 39, of 1175 Hwy. 641 S., who was charged with simple possession of schedule II.

Ptl. Roaten also cited Kendetra L. Ricks, age 28, of 522 Harrison St., for simple possession of schedule VI after conducting a traffic stop for excessive window tint. Ricks gave consent to search after Ptl. Roaten smelled marijuana and Ptl. Roaten found a bud of marijuana and lots of shake.

David Hamilton Speaks to Quota Club

David Hamilton was Quota's guest speaker. (Quota Club photo)

Paris, Tenn.- CEO of the Henry County Alliance David Hamilton was the guest speaker at this week’s Paris Quota Club meeting. He told of his history, being originally from Union City, but growing up and coming to Paris Landing. David told Quota members he was the son of Milton Hamilton, the former state representative and told about the Henry County Alliance.

Hamilton said in addition to hosting fishing tournaments the Chamber and Alliance work to get more economic development opportunities into Paris and Henry County. Hamilton shared plans of some new restaurants and other businesses that could come to our area.

The Paris Quota Club is still selling pecans for $10 per bag from any member and will meet again on February 8th to celebrate Quota Founders Day.

Reminder: Arts Council Pancake Supper Thurs. 4-8pm

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Arts Council is hosting a Pancake Supper at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 26th from 4pm to 8pm.

Tickets for all you can eat pancakes will cost $8 and all of the proceeds will be used to continue to promote the arts in our community. And you can purchase your tickets from any board member or through the Paris Henry County Arts Council website at phcarts.com.

Take-out or eat in is available. Make plans to bring your family on Thursday, January 26th to the First United Methodist Church and enjoy some warm, fluffy delicious pancakes while supporting the PHC Arts.

Odom Rd. Residents Want Natural Gas

Paris, Tenn.- At their meeting last week, the board of directors for the Paris Henry County Utility District heard from citizen Rod Frey concerning getting gas lines ran out towards his home on Odom Road. Frey had taken the time to get several neighbors of his to sign papers saying they wanted gas run to their homes as well and presented it to the board during the meeting.

Gas lines currently run out to part of New Boston Road, which is a road near Odom Road and Frey suggested that even coming off of Hwy. 69 towards Odom Road, there are some more potential customers in that area.

General Manager Tae Eaton and board members were definitely interested in getting gas to that part of the county and Eaton said he would have crews take a look at the area and see what can be done. Eaton said as long as we can get a payback of 5-7 years for doing the work and putting main line extensions in. Eaton told Frey that current main line extension contracts could be amended to add this area if the cost is right for the district. The board thanked Frey for his legwork in getting information from potential customers in the area.

The board also discussed an issue where ratepayers had been receiving a letter from a company offering insurance on their gas line piping. The company out of the Northeast, HomeServe USA Repair Maintenance Corp., has sent letters to ratepayers in Paris Henry County and several other utility districts in the region selling insurance to cover the piping. Eaton said the company never contacted the PHCPUD for assistance or anything with sending out the letters. Eaton said we’ve never recommended this type of insurance and just want to let our customers know this is not related to PHCPUD. Any citizen that has questions on their gas pipes can call the district for more information.

Colder December Nights Help Boost Financials for PHCPUD

Paris, Tenn.- More news from the gas board meeting saw General Manager Tae Eaton report that PHCPUD did finally see a net profit in December of $26K due to about a 10 day stretch of very cold weather. Year to date however, the district is still over $758K in the red as most of the fall and winter has seen temperatures well above average. Eaton said compared to last year at this time, the district was about $667K in the red. He said January has been very warm overall and the forecast for the rest of the month calls for warmer than normal weather as well.

Eaton reported that the district finished 2016 installing 154 new service lines, which was down from 2015 when over 200 were installed. He said he feels like when this latest round of main line extensions including on Rabbit Creek Road and other areas in Mansfield should help add more service lines and customers in 2017. Eaton said currently 16 service lines are on backlog because of the wet weather.

The board voted to keep the same officers in 2017, Terry Pierce as President, Dr. Tom Wood as Vice President, and Steve Greer as Secretary Treasurer.

In other business, the board approved the purchase of a 2017 Ford Explorer from Joe Mahan Ford at a price of $29K plus trade in of the district’s 2009 Mercury that has over 121K miles. The board also approved PHCPUD sponsoring the Partners In Protecting Everyone safety event held at Paris Landing State Park each year where different utility companies all convene.

American Legion Post 89 To Host Fundraiser Fri.

Buchanan, Tenn.- American Legion Post 89, located at 4326 East Antioch Road Paris Landing, will host a meal to raise money for the “Sons of the American Legion.” The meal will be held from 5-7pm Friday January 27th and consists of breaded pork tenderloin, mashed taters and gravy, corn, green beans, biscuit, dessert and drink for $8.

Anderson Named HCHS Teacher of the Year

Paris, Tenn.- John Anderson was recently named Teacher of the Year by the teaching faculty at Henry County High School. Mr. Anderson serves on the HCHS Instructional Leadership Team as the science department representative. He teaches Biology II, AP Biology, Chemistry I and II and AP Chemistry.

Anderson will now advance to be in the district teacher of the year competition in the 9-12 grades category.

He is pictured with Assistant Principal Dr. Kelly Paschall, Principal Dr. Michelle Webb,  and Assistant Principal Mr. Steve Summers.

Man Arrested on Warrants Found With Marijuanana

Paris, Tenn.- Dep. Dalton Watson and Dep. Chad Lowery of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office were at 80 Cole Fairway Road serving a warrant for violation of order of protection on Gary A. Medlock, age 43, of that address and ended charging him with simple possession of schedule 6 as well after a search of his person. Medlock admitted to have a little bit of weed on him during the arrest.

In another incident, Sgt. Jeramaye Whitaker of the Paris Police Department arrested two people for burglary. Andrew Malcolm Hovis, age 19, of 812 Curtis Street was charged with burglary, possession of schedule 6 with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft. He was placed on $7500 bond. Also charged was Christian Lee Runyon, age 22, 410 Antioch Harbor Road, with burglary, theft over $1K and was placed on $5K bond.

Ptl. Derrek Colley of the Paris Police Department responded to North Market Street where a suspect had a gun and had hit another man with the gun. By the time Ptl. Colley arrived, the victim stated that a female and two white males had come inside the home and one of the males beat him with a gun and then took his wallet. The incident was turned over to Inv. Ricky Watson and is continuing.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Camper Trailer at Little Eagle

Buchanan, Tenn.- A fire that destroyed one camper trailer and damaged a truck and two other camper trailers at Little Eagle Camper and RV Park in the early hours Wednesday morning appears to be associated with the gas heating system.

Paris Landing Fire Chief Reggie Coles said three trucks and 12 firefighters responded to the scene about 1:30am Wednesday morning and found a 30 foot camper trailer fully engulfed in flames. The owners, Jack and Mary Jones of Clarksville, told Chief Coles they were sleeping, heard the smoke alarm and managed to get out of the trailer uninjured. The Jones’ dog did not manage to escape the fire.

Their truck received some moderate damage from the fire and a second camper trailer belonging to Charlie Hays of Pleasant View, TN received major damage. A third camper trailer also received some minor damage. Total damage is estimated at $75K and firefighters were on scene about two hours Wednesday morning. (Reggie Coles photos)

HC Splits with West Creek on the Road

Clarksville, Tenn.- Henry County split games on the road at West Creek on Tuesday night. The Lady Patriots won 66-30, with Gracie Osborne scoring 20 points to lead the charge for Henry County. The Patriots fell to West Creek 56-31. Lukas Reynolds scored 7 points to lead the Pats. The teams will be in action again Friday night at Northwest.

Turkey Quota Hunt Applications for LBL Available Feb. 1

Land Between the Lakes, Ky./TN- Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1-28. Hunters may apply online at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone at 270-924-2065. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone.

Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.

Kentucky and Tennessee Quota Hunts: April 8-9, Youth hunt

Kentucky: For hunters under age 16

Tennessee: For hunters 6-16 years old

April 11-12, Adult hunt

· April 15-16, Adult hunt

Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain healthy wildlife populations. Applicants can check the quota hunt website, https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/, at the end of March to see if they were drawn. The non-quota hunting season, which does not require prior application, runs for 14 days.

Kentucky Non-quota Hunt Season: April 17-30

Tennessee Non-quota Hunt Season:· April 17-23 and April 24-30

As always, a state license, turkey permit, and Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit are required. Hunter Use Permits may be purchased online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/.

The Land Between the Lakes Recreation Map is available showing hunt area boundaries, and may be purchased at facilities for $3, or viewed online for free at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/maps/. The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is also be available online, or printed copies may be obtained at Golden Pond Visitor Center.

Hunters will want to be sure to refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map when scouting and hunting on Land Between the Lakes, as licensed motorized vehicles are only permitted on roads identified on the MVUM.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Photos available on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/albums.

HCHD To Close Old Paris Murray Rd. Wed. and Thurs.

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close Old Paris Murray Road on Wednesday and Thursday of this week for culvert replacements. The closure will be between Hwy. 140 East in Puryear and Tanyard Hill Road. The road will be open each day for evening and night time traffic.

BPU Board Approves Abandoning Easements on Old 69kV Lines

BPU board members discuss business Tues. morning. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The board of directors for the Paris Board of Public Utilities met on Tuesday morning and approved a motion to abandon 69kV transmission line easements for older lines that connect to other systems on the north and south end of the county.

Cole Edwards, Director of Electric Operations, told BPU board members that BPU bought some 69kV lines fromTVA running from the Puryear Substation to Murray Electric and from 79 South to Benton County Electric back in the 1980s. The lines were put in originally in the late 40s or 50s.

Edwards said “we’ve had an ongoing battle as property owners report the poles have rotted and break over into their property and we’ve gone to clean it out. Edwards said we’ve done a lot of this on the Puryear line, and TVA still owns the Benton and Carroll County portion on the Camden line.”

The lines have not been energized since the early 2000s and BPU has rehabbed their system overall to be able to handle loads and issues when other portions might fail, so Edwards said the lines aren’t needed anymore.

BPU General Manager Terry Wimberley said, “the lines were a good idea when purchased from TVA, but several years ago the decision was made to not maintain the lines.”

Edwards said as we tear the line down and remove our facilities, we need to get easements taken care of as well for the property owners. Board attorney Steve Greer had worked up a resolution to help with the issues. The board passed the resolution saying once the lines are off the property, the easements can be removed as well.

Wimberley said the goal is to have all of the 69kV lines removed with easements removed in a couple of years. He said, “we can do most of the Puryear line with our equipment no problem, but the Camden line is a different story, we will have to contract the demolish of that out.”

Wimberley said BPU doesn’t have the equipment to get into the areas where the Camden line runs, so they plan on spreading out the cost of the demolish contracting out over a two year period for the budget.

In other business, the BPU board approved authorizing the mayor to sign documents for the State Revolving Loan for a total amount of $5.1M to help with improvements to the wastewater collection system and at the Wastewater Treatment plant. Wimberley said this was driven by the TDEC consent order last April to get out of the red and fix issues with the system. A rate increase has already been put into place in wastewater.

The board also approved write-offs in the amount of over $19K. These come from disconnects from mid-August to mid-November and included a couple of heat pump loans.

Wimberley also reported to the board that 11 heat-pump loans were made last month, which is an increase as the limit was recently raised. He also said about 900 customers are currently on the BPU prepay system, which has helped cut down the electric write-offs.

2017 State Maps Now Available

Nashville- The official 2017 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.

There are some new additions to the 2017 map.  State Route 840 in middle Tennessee is now designated as Interstate 840. Sections of Great River Road were added to the map as a National Scenic Bypass, affecting Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton Counties. In Williamson County, a section of I-65 was widened, as were several state routes statewide.

“The state map continues to be a valuable tool for motorists to assist them as they plan their travels through Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The map is free and is also available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state.” 

The 2017 state map can also be downloaded from the TDOT website at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/maps-state.

Pre-printed maps may be ordered from TDOT online at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/map-ordering or by mailing a request to: 

Tennessee Department of Transportation

505 Deaderick Street

James K. Polk Building, Suite 900

Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1402

Individuals may request up to five free maps. Organizations and schools may order up to one hundred maps for their use. 

The Official 2017 Tennessee Transportation Map is a joint effort between TDOT and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

State Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Increase in Dec.

Nashville- Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the December unemployment rate for Tennessee last week, which came in at 4.9%. That increased slightly from November’s rate of 4.8%. The National rate was also up one tenth of a percentage point.

Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.6% to 4.9%, while the National rate also declined from 5.0% to 4.7%. Nonfarm employment increased 6600 jobs from November to December. The largest increases occurred in manufacturing, mining/logging/construction and leisure. Over the year, nonfarm employment increased over 62K jobs with the largest increases in education/health services, and leisure.

TVA Seeks Public Input for Vegetation Management

Knoxville- The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on an environmental review of various vegetation management practices along its transmission line rights of way. TVA anticipates preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to study several alternative approaches.

A copy of the Notice of Intent is available on the TVA website at tva.com/nepa. Public input is welcome on the issues and alternatives that should be considered.

Comments will be accepted thru March 23rd. They may be submitted online by selecting Transmission System Vegetation Management program option; mailed to Anita E. Masters, TVA, 1101 Market Street BR4A Chattanooga, TN 37402. All comments received, including names and addresses will become part of the public project administrative record.  

Meeting for HCHS Tennis Will be Tues. at 6pm

Paris, Tenn.- A meeting will be held Tuesday at 6pm at the E Building of Henry County High School for players and parents for any kids wishing to participate in this year’s tennis programs at HCHS. All players and parents of players are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Kirk or Ms. Linda at 731-441-2155.

Roberts Road Closed Tuesday

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close Roberts Road in Cottage Grove will be Tuesday January 24th for culvert replacement. The closure will be approximately one tenth of a mile east of Hayes Road. The road will be open for afternoon and evening traffic.

Henry County Travels to West Creek Tues. Night

Clarksville, Tenn.- Henry County hits the road again Tuesday night for District 10-AAA basketball action as they travel to West Creek. The Lady Patriots tip at 6pm and the men will follow. If you can’t make the trip, listen to our broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM beginning at 5:30pm. You can also stream the game online from our website, wmufradio.com or listen via your phone by calling 415-325-0723 just remember standard rates will apply.

203 Deer Processed thru Deputies for the Hungry Program

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, “Deputies for the Hungry”, is a program where citizens donate the deer they kill to help feed those who in need.

All deer were processed by inmates at the sheriff’s office and the program was over seen by deputies John McElroy and Ricky Ford.

This year a total of 203 deer were turned in to be processed. All the deer was ground up and packaged into about 3lb packs and has all been given away.

Monday morning, at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, there was a drawing for anyone that donated a deer to the program. Each person was given an entry for each deer they donated.

This year the drawing was for two guns. One was a CVA .50 Cal muzzle loader that was donated by Wells Fargo Financial Advisor Jamie Orr and the other was for a Ruger .270 rifle that was donated by Henry County commissioner Kreg Kyle.

The winner of the drawing for the muzzle loader was Ed (Bama) Boutwell and for the rifle was Ricky Crowder.

Sheriff Monte Belew said, “We are extremely proud of this program and happy that we could help put some extra meat on the tables of those that need it. We also want to thank Jamie and Kreg for their donation of the guns that were given away. We hope to have even more deer donated next year”.

Man Arrested After Interfering with Another Arrest

Paris, Tenn.- Cpl. Blake Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an intoxicated female passed out in her vehicle at a business on Hwy. 79 N. Cpl. Jenkins and Dep. Stacey Bostwick arrived and found the woman, later identified as Melissa F. Coheneur, age 27, of 655 Clifty Road, passed out in the driver’s seat with the car still running.

As they were checking on the woman, a man came over and told Cpl. Jenkins he had a designated driver that could take her home. Coheneur couldn’t tell officers if she knew the man, later identified as Donald M. Fourman, age 46, of 326 Walnut St., or if she felt safe with him getting her home. Cpl. Jenkins then proceeded to arrest Coheneur due to her being a threat for her and others safety.

Fourman became mad and kept trying to interrupt the arrest and Cpl. Jenkins asked him to leave three times. Each time Fourman became argumentative with officers. Fourman was then arrested and charged with public intoxication after officers detected a strong alcoholic odor on him.

Busy Weekend for Law Enforcement

Paris, Tenn.- Dep. Stacey Bostwick arrested Donald Blaine Ashby, age 35, of Camden after responding to a suspicious person call at the Tacklebox on Hwy. 79 N. Dep. Bostwich found Ashby sitting at the front door of the business, which was locked with no one there at the time. A check of Ashby’s person revealed a plastic container that contained a baggy with the methamphetamine ice. Ashby was charged with simple possession of schedule II.

In another report at the Paris Police Department, Ptl. Jamie James arrested Joseph T. Gann, age 31, of Arkansas, for simple possession of schedule 4 after responding to a Memorial Drive residence on an assault call. When Ptl. James arrived, he was told by another man that Gann has become combative with him. Search found pills on Gann and Ptl. James arrested him.

Cpl. Brian Davis of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a woman who owns a mobile home that no one currently lives in that has been entered and the water heater, breaker box, lights, and wires were all taken out. There are no suspects and investigation is continuing.

Winders Does Well at College Race

Indianapolis- Former Patriot and current University of Southern Indiana runner Javan Winders came in 2nd place at the University of Indianapolis Collegiate Challenge held this weekend. Javan finished with a time of 8:39.19 in the 3000 meter race. Javan is currently ranked #4 in the 3000 meters and mile in his conference and ranked 11th in the 800 meters.

Princes and Princesses Crowned on Sunday for 2017 WBFF

Paris, Tenn.- The 2017 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Little Prince and Princess pageants took placed on Sunday at KPAC.

Birth to 6 Months Pageants

In the birth to 6 months’ category, Aubrey Tharpe, the daughter of Terrey and Gerald Tharpe, was crowned Princess.  Kaylee Aryan Myers, the daughter of Markie and Cody Myers, was 1st maid and Ava Lynn Russell, the daughter of Antrun Russell and Heather Simpson, was 2nd maid.


Kaylee Aryan Myers, Aubrey Tharpe and Ava Lynn Russell (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the boys’ birth to 6 months’ group, Noah Lee Watson, the son of Lacy Phifer and Dalton Watson, was crowned Prince and Zaedyn K. Nored, the son of Alyssa Hoskins and Corvez Nored, was 1st page.


Zaedyn K. Nored and Noah Lee Watson (Cassie Walsh photos)

7 to 11 Months Pageants

In the 7 to 11-month age group, Myah Long, the 8-month- old daughter of Malcolm and Britney Long, was crowned Princess. Aryana Taylen Skinner, daughter of Wendy Ramsey and Trae Skinner, was 1st maid and Maddie Ann Evans, daughter of Rebecca and Clint Evans, was 2nd maid.


Aryana Taylen Skinner, Myah Long and Maddie Ann Evans (Cassie Walsh photos)

Khaza McKinnie, the son of Star Williams and Tee McKinnie, was crowned Prince for the 7-11 month group. JaNoah Santana Kendall, son of Crystal Kendall, was 1st page and Rhett Owen, son of Kelsie Owen and Matthew Oswalt, was 2nd page.


JaNoah Santana Kendall, Khaza McKinnie and Rhett Owen (Cassie Walsh photos)

One Year Old Pageants

Katelin Elizabeth Burns, the of Rachel Wilbanks and Brett Burns, was crowned Princess in the 1-year-old pageant. Maddie Kate Barnhill, daughter of Clint and Amanda Barnhill was 1st maid and Aubrey Lee Wells, daughter of Jessica and Dakota Wells, was 2nd maid.  


Maddie Kate Barnhill, Katelin Elizabeth Burns and Aubrey Lee Wells (Cassie Walsh photos)

Greyson Drake McDaniel, the 1-year-old son of Amanda McDaniel, was crowned Prince. Bryson Butler, son of Valane Miller and Griffen Butler, was 1st page and Jayceon Ozias Sims, son of Jasmine Tharpe and Tyrone Sims, was 2nd page.


Bryson Butler, Greyson Drake McDaniel and Jayceon Ozias Sims (Cassie Walsh photos)

Two Year Old Pageants

In the 2-year-old pageant, Harley Sypin, the daughter of Rachel Kreitz and Henry Sypin Jr., was crowned Princess and Eliza Grace Hornbrook, daughter of Alaina Moseley and Jacob Hornbrook was 1st maid.


Eliza Grace Hornbrook and Harley Sypin (Cassie Walsh photos)

Princeton Allen Bobo, son of Nikki Bobo, was crowned Prince of the 2 year old pageant.


Princeton Allen Bobo (Cassie Walsh photos)

Three Year Old Pageant

And in the 3-year-old pageant, Korey Lee C. Kendall, the daughter of Nikki Bobo, was crowned Princess.  Bristol Layne Steele, daughter of Stacy and Misti Steele, was 1st maid and Harbor Grey Hrachovina, daughter of Austin and Brianna Hrachovina, was 2nd maid.


Bristol Layne Steele, Korey Lee C. Kendall, and Harbor Grey Hrachovina (Cassie Walsh photos)

Arts Council Painting Young Artist Showcase Held on Saturday


Nicki Cronkright photos

Paris, Tenn.- The Arts Council has been offering free workshops every Saturday in January where students can learn more about a featured art from a local artist and create a piece to include in the Young Artists Showcase, which is set to open February 5th at Lee Academy.


Nicki Cronkright photos

Free workshop sessions included Photography, two Painting sessions at Lee Academy for the Arts.

On Saturday, the first of two painting workshops were held at Lee Academy. The last and final workshop will be a painting workshop on January 28th at Lee Academy.

Two Paris Men Arrested for Driving on Revoked License

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Paris Police Department, Paris Police Ptl. Steven Dean Jr. arrested Garron D. Crafton, age 33 of 822 Lois Street of Paris, on Friday for driving on a revoked license. Crafton was placed on $500 bond.

According to another report from the Paris Police Department, Paris Police Lt. Josh Frey arrested Raymond Eugene Fitzgerald, age 56 of 612 Cooper Street of Paris, on Friday for driving on a revoked license.

Lt. Frey saw a vehicle going 60mph in a 45 mph zone and when he stop the vehicle he cited Fitzgerald cited for speeding.  Lt. Frey then arrested Fitzgerald for his third driving on a revoked license offense speeding. Fitzegerald was placed on $300 bond.

Jasmine Jones Crowned the 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess


The 2017 Fish Fry Court: 3rd maid Julia Dye, 1st maid Calista Herrera, the 2017 Hostess Princess Jasmine Noel Jones, 2nd maid Allison Reagor and 4th maid Roezona Godbott. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The 64th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry pageants began on Saturday and nine ladies competed in the 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess pageant on Saturday night.  And this year’s Hostess Princess was Jasmine Noel Jones, who is the 16-year-old daughter of Kevin and Melony Jones.


Jasmine Jones finds out that she is the 2017 Hostess Princess and Calista Herrera finds out she is the 1st maid. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Calista Herrera, is the 17-year-old daughter of Cathy Herrera, was 1st maid. Allison Reagor, is the 17-year- old daughter of Susan Reagor and Eddie Reagor, was the 2nd maid.

Julia Dye, is the 16-year-old daughter of Anisha Page and Brad Dye, was the 3rd maid and  Roezona Godbott, is the 16-year-old daughter of Greg and Valerie Godbott, was 4th maid.

 
The 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess Contestants in their evening gowns: Allison Reagor, Jasmine Noel Jones, Roezona Godbott, Sophie Carter, Aleece Marie Passman, Calista Herrera, Kayla Dawn Parker, Ashton Lynn Thompson and Julia Dye. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Each of the nine contestants vying to become the 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess did a casual wear fashion show for the crowd before they went back to change for the evening gown portion of the Fish Fry Hostess Princess pageant.  

The contestants not only competed in casual and evening wear, but they told the citizens of Henry County what drives them to change the world.


The 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess Contestants in casual wear: Allison Reagor, Jasmine Noel Jones, Roezona Godbott, Sophie Carter, Aleece Marie Passman, Calista Herrera, Kayla Dawn Parker, Ashton Lynn Thompson and Julia Dye. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Emcee Kaylee Clark Houston asked the final question which was “If there is one thing you could do to change the world, what would you do?” Hostess Princess Jasmine Jones answered,” I would put more love in the world. See there is a lot of hate in the world with religion and sexuality. And we need to love more in this world.”


Jasmine Noel Jones is crowned the 2017 Fish Fry Hostess Princess. (Cassie Walsh pic)

Sons of the American Legion Fundraiser Set for Jan. 27th

Springville, Tenn.- There will be a fundraiser for the Sons of the American Legion on Friday, January 27th from 5pm to 7pm at the American Legion Post 89, which is located at 4326 East Antioch Road at Paris Landing.

The dinner will include breaded pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, a biscuit, desert and a drink. The dinner will cost $8 per person and proceeds from the event will benefit the “Sons of the American Legion” yearly charitable contributions.

Lights, Beauty and Pageants Begin the 2017 Fish Fry Season

Paris, Tenn.- The 64th Annual Fish Fry season began on Saturday with a number of pageants taking place at KPAC.

Tiny Tot pageant


3rd maid Bostyn BoBo, 1st maid McKinlee Rayburn, 2nd maid Madaley Norris, 2017 Tiny Tot Macey Powell, and 4th maid Ally Lackey. (Cassie Walsh photo)

In the 2017 Fish Fry Tiny Tot pageant, Macey Powell, 5-year-old daughter of James and Amanda Powell, was crowned the 2017 Tiny Tot. McKinlee Rayburn, 4-year-old daughter of Lisa Richardson and Jody Rayburn, was 1st maid. Madaley Norris, 5-year-old daughter of Heather and Hunter Norris, was 2nd maid. Bostyn MaCayle BoBo, 5-year-old daughter of Nikki BoBo, was 3rd maid. And Ally Lackey, 5-year-old daughter of Brandon and Amanda Lackey, was 4th maid.

Little Miss pageant


1st maid McKennon Miles, 2017 Little Miss Anna Marie Elliot and 2nd maid Addyson Littleton. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Anna Marie Elliot, 6-year-old daughter of John and Kristian Elliot, was crowned the 2017 Little Miss. McKennon Miles, 6-year-old daughter of David and Ashley Miles, was 1st maid and Addyson Rihanna Littleton, 6-year-old daughter of Amber Ham and Jeremy Littleton, was 2nd maid.

Junior Queen Pageant


1st Maid Hailey Wilson and 2017 Junior Queen Lilbuth Morris. (Cassie Walsh photo)

The 2017 Junior Queen was Lilbuth Ann Morris, 8-year-old daughter of Amanda Morris and Shawn Harris. And Hailey Wilson, 8-year-old daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson was 1st maid.

Miss Pre-Teen pageant


3rd maid Taylor French, 1st maid Bryleigh Hayes, 2017 Miss Pre-Teen Skylar Wilson, 2nd maid Arabella Guilfoose and 4th maid McKenna Thrower. (Cassie Walsh photo)

Skylar Wilson, 12-year-old daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson, was crowned the 2017 Miss Pre-Teen. Bryleigh Cate Hayes, 11-year-old daughter of Chuck and Cheri Hayes, was 1st maid. Arabella Guilfoose, 10-year-old daughter of Brett and Edith Guilfoose, was 2nd maid. Taylor Grace French, 10-year-old daughter of Josh and Julie French, was 3rd maid and McKenna Rylee Thrower, 12-year-old daughter of Sherry and Michael Thrower, was 4th maid.

Miss Teen pageant


3rd maid Madison Hopkins, 1st maid Mattie Grace Vermillion, 2017 Miss Teen Victoria Grace Owen, 2nd maid Emily Raines and 4th maid Elizabeth Paige Alexander.  (Cassie Walsh photo)

Victoria Grace Owen, 15-year-old daughter of Jeremy and Jennifer Owen, was crowned the 2017 Miss Teen. Mattie Grace Vermillion, 14-year-old daughter of Mike and Misty Vermillion, was 1st maid. Emily Raines, 15-year-old daughter of Jason and Missy Raines, was 2nd maid.  Madison Hopkins, 14-year-old daughter of Scott and Melissa Hopkins, was 3rd maid and Elizabeth Paige Alexander, 15-year-old daughter of Monica and the late Levi Alexander, was 4th maid.

Paris Man Arrested and Tazed After Attacking an Officer

Paris, Tenn.- According to a report from the Paris Police Department, Paris Police Lt. Josh Frey arrested Marlin Glenn Wallace, of 1108 Dunlap Street of Paris, on Thursday for public intoxication and assault on an officer.

When Lt. Frey arrived at the scene he heard and saw a man and a woman fighting inside the house. Lt. Frey asked the man identified as Wallace to exit the house and Wallace refused. Wallace then proceeded to attack Lt. Frey and Lt. Frey advised Wallace to calm down or he would taze him.

Wallace then ran at Lt. Frey who then tazed Wallace. Wallace got up two more times to attack Lt. Frey and Lt. Frey then tazed Wallace two more times. After Wallace was tazed a third time, he then complied with the officers’ commands.

Wallace was placed on $7,500 bond.

Relay for Life Coffee House Set for Sunday, Jan. 22nd

Paris, Tenn.- The Relay for Life Coffee House will be held on Sunday, January 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center.

The Coffee House will feature music, food, fellowship and dancing. The Chill Tonics will also be performing at the event. The Relay for Life asks anyone that is coming to the Coffee House to bring donations only.

Lady Patriots Defeat Kenwood in District Action

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Lady Patriots defeated the Kenwood Lady Knights at home in district action on Friday 51 to 35. Gracie Osborne led the Lady Patriots with 19 points and Natiya Jumper had 15 points. The Henry County Lady Patriots are now on the 13-5 season and 7-1 in district play.

The Henry County Patriots lost to the Kenwood Knights in district action 53 to 29. Chase Bell led the Patriots with 7 points. The Henry County Patriots are now on the 7-10 season and 2-6 in district play.

Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill Ready to Grill Up Some Food


Paris-HC Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill.(Cassie Walsh photos)

Buchanan, Tenn.- The Paris- Henry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday for newest restaurant to the lake area Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill which is located next to the Fishtale Lodge, at 14275 Hwy 79 North.

Meo Mio’s Sportsman Grill owners, Kathy and David Turner converted the building from a house and two sets of three car garages into the restaurant it is today. Kathy and David Turner have owned the Meo Mio’s brand for 9 years and they were looking for a place to put their brand when they decided to make Paris Landing their home.

 The Turners weren’t in the market for a hotel but they decided to buy the Fishtale Lodge and since buying the lodge they have expanded Meo Mio’s into the Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill restaurant.


Kathy Turner co-owner of Meo Mio’s Sportsman Grill explaining the way they make their unique sauces for their dishes.

On a kitchen tour of Meo Mio’s Sportsman Grill, owner Kathy Turner let the crowd know that everything in the restaurant is made to order and nothing is pre-made. The restaurant staff uses the spices to give their cuisine that extra kick and they also use those spices to create their own sauces from scratch that they grill their cuisine in. One of their signature dishes is a Louisianan style BBQ shrimp which is made from one of these homemade sauces.  


Serving up BBQ shrimp at the Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill ribbon cutting ceremony.

Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill has a bar and offers wine tasting while also serving seafood and good southern style comfort food with a twist. And if you are looking for a place to hold a private party Meo Mio’s Sportsman Grill restaurant is the place to go.


Bartender Curtis with co-owner David Turner going through the different samplings of wine they offer at the Meo Mio’s Sportsman Grill.

Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill is open Wednesday through Sunday. And the hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday opening at 4pm and Saturday and Sunday they open at noon.  Kathy Turner, co-owner of Meo Mio’s said, “We are always looking for new team members to join us.” So stop by Meo Mio's Sportsman Grill and apply for a job today.

 

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