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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks


Paris's Cody Nance Set to Compete In Music City Knockout

Paris, Tenn.- Paris’s own Cody Nance returns to his home state this weekend to compete in the final Professional Bull Riding, PBR, Major Event at the Year. The Music City Knockout will take over the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Friday and Saturday nights. It’s the last of four Majors taking place this season in the PBR and it features a one of a kind event with two days of head to head bracket tournament style action.

$100K and 625 points will be awarded to the champion of the event and last year’s Music City Knockout winner Fabiano Vieira will try to defend his title.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale at the Bridgestone Arena box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. CBS Sports Network will broadcast both days of the Music City Knockout. Fans can also watch all the action on RidePass.com.

Cody Nance is in his 12th professional season and currently sits in 4th place in the world standings and is the highest ranking American on the list. He trails first place by just under 790 points. This year already Nance has recorded victories in the PBR Unleash the Beast circuit in Anaheim and Albuquerque. This will be his 9th time to compete in a PBR event in Nashville, his career best finish in Nashville was last year as he came in 7th in the Music City Knockout.

Patriots Host Haywood County to Start Football Season Fri.

Paris, Tenn.- The 2018 High School Football Season kicks off with Week Zero Friday night across the state of Tennessee. Henry County will be at home Friday night to host Haywood County in a non-district game. Kickoff for all regular season games this year is 7pm. If you can’t make the game you can listen to our broadcast on WLZK 94.1FM, streaming on our website at wmufradio.com, or via your phone by calling 563-999-3349 just remember standard rates will apply. Our pregame show will begin at 6:30pm with Sports Director Lance Pierce and Drake Walker broadcasting the game.

American Legion Post 89 Holding Burger Night Friday Night

Paris, Tenn.- The American Legion Post 89 Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to Hamburger Night this Friday August 17th. Get a made to order burger with or without cheese and your choice of toppings and an order of French fries for only $6. Serving begins at 5pm and goes until 7:30pm. Hamburger Night is open to the public. Like the American Legion Post 89 on Facebook. They are located at 4326 East Antioch Road in Springville.

Paris Man Indicted on Federal Charges Announced Thurs.

Sgt. Jamie Myrick and Sheriff Monte Belew lead Tony Boyd into custody. (HCSO photo)

Paris, Tenn.- U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavent announced that Tony Boyd, of Paris, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury back on July 16th for distributing drugs while being a convicted felon.

The indictment says Boyd is charged with distributing crack cocaine on six occassions in Paris, including twice within 1000 feet of a playground. Due to his criminal history, if Boyd is indicted on Counts 1, 3, 4, and 6 he will face 20 years of imprisonment, a $1M fine and 3 years supervised release. On the other two counts he faces 30 years imprisonment, $2m fine, and 6 years supervised release. Boyd made his initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward G. Bryant on August 8, 2018. During a detention hearing on August 14, 2018, the Court ordered the defendant remanded to custody.

The case is being investigated by the Metro Crime Unit and TBI. The charges are merely allegations and the defendent is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

U.S. Attorney Dunavant said, "Recidivist drug traffickers create havoc and jeopardize public safety, especially in small rural communities and school zones. Drug dealers can no longer hide in any part of the Western District of Tennessee, and this indictment demonstrates our commitment to remove career drug dealers from our streets."

McKenzie Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

Jackson, Tenn.- On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, after two days of trial Nathan Adams, 36, pleaded guilty to production and attempted production of child pornography. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the guilty plea today.

The proof presented at trial showed Adams surreptitiously recorded videos of a 13-year-old minor female in various stages of undress, including fully nude. Adams filmed some of the videos from outside the minor’s home filming through a hole in the window blinds. On other occasions, Adams hid the recording device inside the minor’s bedroom or bathroom. Adams was reported to law enforcement after the minor’s mother discovered the recording device and the explicit videos of her daughter.

On the second day of trial, as the videos that Adams recorded were being played for the jury, Adams advised the Court that he wished to plead guilty to the charges against him. Adams faces a mandatory minimum 15 years of imprisonment. Sentencing is set for November 20, 2018 before U.S. District Chief Judge S. Thomas Anderson.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, “Production of child pornography victimizes, harms, and exploits vulnerable children in a horrific way, and must be met with significant consequences. Under our Project Safe Childhood initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will bring the full resources of the federal government to bear in order to protect children in the Western District of Tennessee.”

This case was investigated by the McKenzie Police Department, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals. For more information about PSC, please visit http://www.justice.goc/psc (link is external). For more about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/resources.

This case was investigated by the McKenzie Police Department; Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasey Weiland and Debra L. Ireland are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Hummingbird Banding Event Fun for All

Springville, Tenn.- The Hummingbird Banding Event held this past weekend at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge had a huge turnout. Over 350 people attended, about 30 birds banded with a couple of recaptures.... and lot of fun and education going on. This picture just sums it up. Little Miller Carpenter got to release a ruby-throated hummingbird helped by master bander Cyndi Routledge. (TN NWR Photo)

UTM Offers New Tool for Transfer Students

Martin, Tenn.- Transfer students from any institution can now use the University of Tennessee at Martin’s transfer equivalency self-service feature to determine how earned college credits will apply toward any UT Martin degree program.

“We know the first question transfer students ask when looking at colleges and universities is related to how their coursework will transfer into a new degree program. TESS makes that process quick and easy, and the system can be accessed at any time,” said Destin Tucker, director of the UT Martin Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

This online tool provides an unofficial transcript evaluation for potential transfer students and allows them to see how transfer credits may be used toward a new degree program. Official transcript and degree evaluations will be completed after UT Martin admission. The credits to be evaluated must have been earned in 1995 or later.

Users can access the self-service program at utm.edu/tess. Online instructions are available through the UT Martin Registrar’s website at utm.edu/tessinfo.

Students must complete a minimum of 25 percent of degree coursework through UT Martin to receive a UT Martin degree.

For more information or assistance, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-881-7020 or admitme@utm.edu.

Library To Offer Free Computer Classes Next Week

Paris, Tenn.- The W.G. Rhea Public Library will hold computer classes next week. On Tuesday August 21st from 6-7pm learn all about putting together Power Point Presentations, and Thursday August 23rd from 6-7pm for an open lab. Classes are free call the Library at 642-1702 to sign up.

HCHS Cross Country Wins at Dresden Meet

Dresden, Tenn.- Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Henry County High School won 1st place at the Dresden High School Cross Country Meet this week. In the Girl’s 5K, the team placed first out of 15 teams. Dinah Winders took 1st overall individually with a time of 19:44, Taylor Dunagan finished 4th overall at 22:42. Other finishers were Roberta Henriquez, Madison Caldwell, and Sophie Harrison.

The men’s 5K saw HCHS finish 1st of 15 teams as well and took the top 5 spots individually. Silas Winders came in 1st overall at 17:04 and teammate Cole Davis was 2nd at 17:10 out of 125 competitors. Cooper Smith was 3rd at 18:11, Jesse Evans 4th with a time of 18:15, and Sam Bruce came in 5th at 18:32. Other finishes were Hunter Lawrence, Devin Pritchett, Connor Cox, Hayden Bostick, Luke Nichols, and Tyler Johns.

Next Shepherds Table Meal Planned for Tues. Aug. 21st

Paris, Tenn.- The Shepherd's Table will be having their next supper on Tuesday, August 21st, at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 19835 E. Main Street. Dining will begin promptly at 5:15pm and the kitchen will be open until 6:45pm. Anyone hungry or seeking fellowship for a meal is invited.

The Shepherd's Table is a Community Kitchen created by the members, volunteers and friends of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon. Lead by Chairman and church member, David Ray Carter, the group achieves its mission each month of feeding all that come through the door.

Everyone that attends The Shepherd's Table is treated as a guest and served restaurant style. Guests are taken to a table and seated by a volunteer that takes their order for supper and their drink. Supper also includes a delicious dessert. The volunteers also do all of the cleanup, as well. The guests are asked to simply enjoy a delicious meal compliments of the hard-working kitchen staff.

The mission of the Community Kitchen was to serve as many people in need of a hot meal as possible. The community kitchen's success is dependent upon guests attending, volunteers and donations. If you know of someone that needs a hot meal or would just prefer to not eat alone please inform them about The Shepherd's Table or better yet bring them by and join.

More information about volunteering or donating to the Shepherd's Table may be obtained by calling The First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon at (731) 986-5642. If no answer, please leave a message, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The next two suppers have already been planned for September 18th and October 16th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the First Presbyterian Church Of Huntingdon.

JSCC Plans Orientation at Paris Location Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- Jackson State Community college will host an orientation session at the Paris location for students that are currently enrolled in the fall semester. The Great Expectations session will be at 5pm Thursday August 16th at 55 Jones Bend Road at the Central Community Service Center.

The session is geared toward students that are currently registered, anyone interested in learning more about opportunities available at JSCC through the Paris location is welcome to attend. To learn more about this or other opportunities call 731-407-7300.

MSU Launches Dynamic Academics Program Website and Search Engine

Murray, Ky.- Murray State University launched a new and engaging website for prospective students in August 2018 to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers.

The new site, which can be accessed at murraystate.edu/programs, features a dynamic search engine that allows students to explore academic programs based on careers and areas of interest. The site includes both undergraduate and graduate offerings with consistent information across all programs about curriculum details, class sizes, club and internship opportunities, possible careers and related programs. It is optimized for mobile devices in addition to being written and designed according to web best practices.
“Choosing what to study can be stressful, but we hope this resource eases what for many is a life-defining decision,” said Daniel Fukuhara, web specialist, who led the creation and design of the project. “We wanted to provide prospective and current students with a resource that allows them to easily find and research academic programs the University offers.”
Before the new site’s creation, the former majors and programs webpage was the second most visited page on the University’s website. To better serve students, the web management team within the Office of Branding, Marketing and Communication led the development and implementation of the new site with assistance from department chairs and faculty members across the campus community. The new site will allow students to discover what they love from a single online destination — one that is easy to navigate and is consistent in its design and content.
“Users want to search for academic programs, but they may not always use the same terminology we do on campus, so the ability to search by career or subject is crucial,” said Charley Allen, web manager. “Consistent information about each program makes it easy for a user to compare programs across departments and even academic colleges in ways that were previously impossible.”
In addition to offering students interested in Murray State an opportunity to learn more about possible fields of study, the new programs site can be utilized as a tool for high school teachers and guidance counselors as they introduce their students to potential majors and career paths. Students can also begin their Murray State journey straight from the website with options to apply, to schedule a visit and to request more information.
Looking ahead, the new site will be updated on a semi-annual basis as the University continues to develop new program offerings.
“This is only the beginning,” Allen said.
“We knew that what we built had to be easily navigable and consistent in design and content,” Fukuhara added. “We hope to add more features down the road as we gather feedback and learn more about how users interact with the site.”
Learn more about Murray State’s 126 academic programs and experience the new site by visiting murraystate.edu/programs

Hoofbeats for Hope Fundraiser Lunch Set for Aug. 16th

Paris, Tenn.- A fundraiser lunch for Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. will be held Thursday August 16th at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 11am to 2pm. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office will be grilling ribeye and chicken sandwiches. The sandwiches, chips, and drink will be $10 and they will deliver for orders of 6 or more. Email orders to thefoys@wk.net or fax 641-6393.

Drug Charges Brought on Two Men

Paris, Tenn.- Ptl. David Beauvis of the Paris Police Department arrested one man and cited another into court after attempting to serve a warrant on North Market Street Tuesday. Ptl. Beauvis was looking for Michael Fikel, age 29, of 1508 N. Market and went to 1518 N. Market to find him there. When Fikel opened the door, Ptl. Beauvis could smell a strong odor of marijuana. The resident of the address, Shawn Hancock, age 40, gave consent to search.

City Units found 4.7g of marijuana, glass pipes, pipes used to smoke pot, grinder, digital scales, and other items. Hancock was cited into court for possession of schedule 6 and drug paraphernalia and Fikel was arrested on the original warrant and also charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Danger Travel Soccer Holding Lunch Fundraiser Friday

Paris, Tenn.- The Danger Boys 03 Travel Soccer team will hold a lunch fundraiser at Lakeway IGA this Friday August 17th beginning at 10am. Its $8 for a ribeye or BBQ bologna sandwich, chips, and drink and all proceeds help with travel and other expenses of the team. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more please contact Jeremy Lindsay at 336-6876 no later than Wednesday August 15th by 4pm. Individual tickets can be purchased from any player, find their event on Facebook for more information.

Two Bethel Anglers In Hunt for Bassmaster Classic Berth

Junction City, KS- Only two of the eight competitors in Tuesday’s opening round of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops on Milford Lake near Junction City, Kan., caught double-digit limits of bass today. And one of those two will be sent packing after Wednesday’s semi-final session.
Nick Ratliff of Campbellsville University and Garrett Enders of Bethel University weighed in 12 pounds, 13 ounces and 11-4, respectively, but each will start with zero as they fish head-to-head in their quest to earn an invitation to the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. 
Ratliff could do no wrong Tuesday. He landed what he thought would be his last cull for the day with plenty of time to spare. But after he left his hot spot to go “mess around,” he was able to upgrade his catch twice more. He caught nine fish with his Top 5 totaling 12-13.
“I caught my biggest fish of the day doing something completely different,” he said, although he declined to say more about what that “something different” was. “I hope I can do it again tomorrow.”
Ratliff went head-to-head with West Virginia University angler Casey Lanier, who struggled to bring two fish on board and fell to his competitor with a 3-pound total.
Enders caught 12 keeper bass today, and the weight of his heaviest five, 11-4, was just enough to edge Auburn University’s Peyton McCord, who made a strong charge with his own limit but fell short with 9-11.
“I’m around some big ones, I just have to make them bite tomorrow,” Enders said. “I need to get those 2 1/2- and 3-pounders. I think the potential is there to catch them where I’m fishing; it’s just making them bite and getting them in the boat.”
Cody Huff, also of Bethel and Ender’s teammate in winning the Bassmaster College Series National Championship held last month in Tahlequah, Okla., posted a five-bass total of 9-9.
Huff bested Cole Burdeshaw of Auburn, whose two bass weighed a total of 5-13.
Huff is looking forward to a better day Wednesday. “I didn’t fish that ‘clean’ today,” he said. “I lost probably the biggest smallmouth I’ve ever seen. I lost two that would have helped me. They’re wild, and sometimes it’s just hard to get them in the boat.”
West Virginia University angler Nolan Minor topped his bracket with 7-15. He knocked Campbellsville’s Bradley Dunagan out of the running as he was cursed with two small fish weighing a total of 1-11.
Minor said he plans to “stick to his guns” Wednesday and mine a spot he knows has the weight he needs.
“I know the quality is there,” he said. “Today I was pretty sure (Dunagan) didn’t have the weight so I backed off it as soon as I had a limit.”
Still, he confessed, “I’m glad I’m not fishing against Nick or Garrett tomorrow. They had the bigger bags today.”
Weather may play into the game, and perhaps make the bite stronger. The opener was overcast and relatively calm with scattered showers. With partly cloudy skies and more wind Wednesday, the bite may improve.
“In Kansas, I guess an 8 or 10 mph wind is calm,” Minor said. “The bite was better in practice, and it was windy, so it should be better tomorrow.”
Surface action is playing heavily into the contest with smallmouth bass hitting surface lures from a foot to 7 feet deep. Anglers commented that the deeper water also holds bass, but hybrid striped bass also are there and on the bite, as are drum, which all the anglers spent time unhooking Tuesday.
The eight college standouts also had a similar reaction when asked how they liked the elimination bracket format, offering responses like, “intense” and “nerve-wracking.” A midmorning break from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET with a reveal of current weights also played into the sense of nerves for the anglers.
Enders and Huff both commented they are especially enjoying being in the tournament because they missed the cutoff to qualify for the contest by just 2 ounces in the 2017 Championship.
“It’s exciting to be in this and for both of us to be fishing tomorrow,” Huff said of his Bethel teammate.
The bracket-style faceoff continues from 7:20-10:30 a.m. ET and 11:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Acorns Resort on Milford Lake. Follow the anglers at Bassmaster.com with BASSTrakk Leaderboard and the Bass Live Blog all day plus B.A.S.S. LIVE 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
The semi-final round will whittle the Top 4 to the final pair of anglers, who will face off in Thursday’s title round.
The winning angler not only lands a berth in the 2019 Classic, to be held March 15-17 on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, but also the use of a fully-rigged Toyota Tundra, a Nitro Z-20, a $7,500 stipend courtesy of Carhartt and paid entry fees into the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
For more information, visit Bassmaster.com/college.

Registration Underway for ALS Walk in Murray

Murray, Ky.- On Saturday, September 8, the 2018 Walk to Defeat ALS will return to Western Kentucky at the CFSB Center on campus of MSU. This event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and support the mission of The ALS Association.

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. A common first symptom is a painless weakness in a hand, foot, arm or leg, which occurs in more than half of all cases. Other early symptoms include speech, swallowing or walking difficulty. Currently there is no cure for this disease.

“The Walk brings hope to those living with ALS and a chance for individuals with the disease and their families and friends to spend a day with others in the ALS community,” said Tim Stark, West KY ALS Walk chair. “People participate in the Walk to honor or remember a loved one with the disease, to show their support for the cause, or to walk as a member of a corporate team.”

Registration is now open online (web.alsa.org/Murray) for a 5K run or 1 mile walk that takes place on the same morning. There will also be a Silent Auction with over 100 items! For more information about the walk, or to find out how you can become a sponsor, please contact Tim Stark at 270-293-4880 or email tstark@TheMurrayBank.com

The West KY Walk to Defeat ALS is utilized to heighten awareness of the disease in the Western Kentucky area. This is the only walk that takes place in Kentucky, west of Louisville, with the majority of the funds raised devoted to patient care services within the state of Kentucky. The rest is devoted to researching a cure for this disease. Any funds donated can be specifically designated to either area by the donor.

Reminder: Pick up HCHS Season FB Tix by Wed.

Paris, Tenn.- Season football tickets for Henry County need to be picked up. There is a waiting list for tickets. Tickets are $45 and will get you into 5 regular season home games and the game at Austin Peay with Beech. Tickets are to be bought at HCHS in E building across from the field house. Tickets must be picked up by this coming Wednesday August 15th.

Motorcycle Stolen from Towing Business Lot

Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated a motorcycle that had been picked up and was being stored in the lot at J&J Towing was stolen. The report stated someone used bolt cutters to cut the fence as the owner had found them and a jug of gasoline by the fence. The damage to the fence was $800 and the value of the towing of the bike and other items is $675. There is a possible suspect.

An arrest sheet at the Sheriff’s Office stated Michael J. Chantler, age 22, of 111 Irvine was arrested and charged with violation of the sex offender registry. Chantler was placed on $75K bond.

HCHS Golf Swept by Rossview

Clarksville, Tenn.- Henry County was swept in District golf action by Rossview Monday afternoon. The Lady Patriots shot an 88 but were defeated by the Lady Hawks 80. Individually for the Lady Patriots, Sydney Williams shot a 39 and Annie Veazey a 49. For the men, Rossview shot a 163 and Henry County a 180. Individually Eli Ridgeway shot a 39, Jamison Robbins a 44, Jack Foster a 45, and Dalton Dodd a 52. (Brad Ridgeway photo)

Paris Karate  Raises Nearly $1500 for St. Jude

Paris, Tenn.- The children classes at Paris Karate have completed their annual fund raiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. This year Paris Karate held a "Kata

The "Kata thon" was a week long event, July 16-21, where the student
performed "kata", the preset routines of karate techniques. Sponsors
donated money for each kata performed.

The theme for this year's "Kata Thon" was "Children Helping Children".
Students that participated in this fund raiser helped children at St. Jude
while they benefited from practicing their karate skills.

St. Jude is the nation's leading research hospital that treats catastrophic
childhood diseases such as cancer. Families are not charged for this
expensive treatment and the primary source of funding is from contributions.

506 kata were performed in class and 397 outside class during the event with
109 students participating in the event. Gail Ellis, an advanced Green Belt, did the most, doing 300 kata at home during the week.

A total of $1495 was raised and sent to St. Jude.

Paris Rotary Club Radiothon, Collection Event to Help PSSD Backpack Program

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Rotary Club has set a goal to collect food and raise funds to assist the Paris Special School District and provide “weekend backpacks” for 2nd graders in their system.  The backpacks are really just gallon bags or grocery bags that children can put inside their own backpacks to take home each Friday. They contain the following items: pack of peanut butter and cracker, container of Ravioli, container of fruit, two individual boxes of cereal, and a container of apple sauce. “Going to bed hungry shouldn’t be an option!” according to Paris Rotary Club President Tory Daughrity.

Presently students in the pre-school, and first grade are given a bag of healthy foods to carry home on the weekends. The Paris Rotary Club will be conducting a radio-thon this Friday morning from 7am until noon on WMUF 104.7 FM.  Rotary members will discuss Rotary Club and the PSSD “Backpack” program with WMUF news director Tim Alsobrooks. Rotary members will discuss the “backpack” program and Rotary club involvement.

To continue their fundraising efforts, on Saturday morning, from 8a until Noon, Rotary Club members will be set up at: Wal-Mart, Lakeway IGA, Cash Saver, Kroger and Save-a-Lot to accept food and/or cash to help add the 2nd grade to the pre-school and first grade classes that are already being served. 

The Rotary Club has applied for grant funding to help start the program and hope to see this as an on-going project. Coordinator for the Rotary Club effort, Randi French said, “We certainly look for a great turnout from the public to help PSSD and the Rotary Club include 2nd graders in the “backpack” program”. For more information on how you can help contact any rotary member.

Road Board Holds Routine August Session

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department Commission met in regular session on Monday night and Road Supervisor Richie Chilcutt advised the board of a road to add and some to delete off the county road plan. They will ask the county commission to add Calloway Drive Extended off Log Cabin Road and seek to delete Hall School and Brodgon Cemetery Road off the county road listing as they have not been maintaining those two. The Hall School Road deletion is contingent on talking with a couple home owners in the area. The county right of way to the cemetery will remain.

Chilcutt said TDOT has finally given approval to the department on state aid paving money so that will begin in a couple of weeks on Steele Road, Henry Mansfield Road, and others.

Farmers Market Back at the Fairgrounds This Week

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Farmer’s Market will return to the pavilion at the fairgrounds this week Tuesday and Friday at 3pm and Saturday morning at 8am. It moved last week due to Fair activities but is back in its original location for the remainder of the season. There are several vendors on hand with a variety of veggies and fruits along with homemade items such as jams, jellies, breads, and more.

Update: Crews Still Searching for Missing Man on KY Lake

Danville, Tenn.- Multiple agencies have spent the night and morning hours searching the waters of Kentucky Lake near Danville and Greenbrier Island for a person that was thrown out of a boat. Search and rescue operations based out of Houston County are handling the staging scene while officers and rescue squads with Houston County, Dickson County, Humphreys County, Montgomery County, Benton County, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and others responded.

The boat had several people in it when traveling the area Sunday evening and appeared to strike something in the water. Three people were tossed into the water. Two managed to swim back to the boat, one did have a leg injury. One man was not found and crews continue searching earlier Monday for the missing person.

Drug Arrests Made Over the Weekend

Paris, Tenn.- Sgt. Blake Jenkins with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol and observed a vehicle on Hwy. 79N. As Sgt. Jenkins checked the registration, it came back to a different vehicle so he conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Devin Brayer, age 24, of 739 Salem Creek Road, was identified and Sgt. Jenkins knew he had prior failure to appear warrants. Brayer was arrested after dispatched revealed his license to be suspended. Sgt. Jenkins also found a pipe and some small amounts of marijuana and meth. Brayer was charged with failure to appear, simple possession of schedule 2 and 4, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Inv. Jeramye Whitaker and officers with the Metro Crime Unit arrested Tyler Lee Hearn, age 22 of Henry, for possession of schedule 2, simple possession of schedule 6, and driving on revoked license. Hearn was placed on $25K bond.

The MCU also arrested Christopher M. Evins, age 36, of 305 S. Highland St., with schedule 2 with intent, and simple possession of schedule 6, and placed on $27K bond.

Parkers Crossroads Veterans Cemetery Dedicated Last Week

Parkers Crossroads, Tenn.- Last week, Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves among others dedicated the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.

The 132 acre cemetery is located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45K veterans and their families within 17 counties in West Tennessee. The cemetery opened July 6th of this year and burials began July 9th.

In 2011, it was determined that a portion of veterans living between Nashville and Memphis and Knoxville and Nashville didn’t have a veteran’s cemetery within 75 miles of them. The National Cemetery Administration awarded over $5.7M in federal funding for the construction of the cemetery at Parkers Crossroads which started in 2016.

Parker’s Crossroads will be home to the 5th Veterans Cemetery in Tennessee with two in Knoxville, one in Nashville, and one in Memphis.

To pre-register for burial at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads or find out more about State Veterans Cemeteries visit tn.gov/veteran.

Multiple Agencies Searching Ky Lake for Missing Person

Danville, Tenn.- Multiple agencies have spent the night and early morning hours searching the waters near Danville and Greenbrier Island for a person that was thrown out of a boat. Search and rescue operations based out of Houston County are handling the staging scene while officers with Benton County, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and others respond. TWRA Officer Greg Barker said it appears 7 people were in one boat and three were thrown overboard Sunday evening near Danville and Greenbrier Island. One of those people thrown overboard was still missing as of this morning. More information will be made available later Monday.

Qualifying Deadline for Nov. Election is Thurs. at Noon

Paris, Tenn.- The deadline to qualify in the upcoming November 6th Election is this coming Thursday August 16th at Noon. There are seats up for grabs in Cottage Grove, Henry, and Puryear City Elections and three spots on the Paris City Commission. Voters in November will also vote on US Senate, House, and Tennessee House, along with of course choosing a governor.

Here is who has picked up papers as of Friday. In the race for 3 spots on the Paris City commission, all three incumbents have picked up papers and turned them back in Carlton Gerrell, Gayle Griffith, and Sam Tharpe.

The current Mayor of Henry Michael Gross has picked up and turned back in papers to qualify for reelection. A challenger for the Mayor’s seat in Henry, Jesse Schaeffer has picked up papers, but has yet to turn them back in. For the aldermen seats in Henry, Dane Allen and Cindy Rainey have picked up and turned back in papers, Terry Milam, Jr., has picked them up but has yet to turn them in.

Mackie Gallimore and Mitch Sykes have both picked up and turned back in qualifying papers to run for Puryear Alderman. James Hart has also qualified for the 75th District Tennessee House of Representatives and the US House 8th District House as an independent candidate.

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming November Election is Tuesday October 9th. Early Voting will run Wednesday October 17th thru Thursday November 1st.

MCU Nets Arrest

Paris, Tenn.- Inv. Jeramye Whitaker and officers of the Metro Crime Unit charged Rhonda Sue Gertsch, age 37 of Puryear, for schedule 2 with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed on $26K bond.

HCHS Season FB Tix Must Be Picked up By Wed.

Paris, Tenn.- Season football tickets for Henry County need to be picked up. There is a waiting list for tickets. Tickets are $45 and will get you into 5 regular season home games and the game at Austin Peay with Beech. Tickets are to be bought at HCHS in E building across from the field house. Tickets must be picked up by this coming Wednesday August 15th.

Henry County Fair Wraps Up With Busy, Fun Filled Day

Paris, Tenn.- Country Hams, demo derbies, animals, rides, and more filled the atomosphere Friday and Saturday as the Henry County Fair came to a close for the year late Saturday.

Over $38K came in from the Country Ham Sale as several youngsters' hard work from the year was realized. Samuel Bruce, son of Brandon and Jenny Bruce was the Overall Grand Champion. His ham was bought by Farm Bureau for $1,150. Overall Reserve Champion Ham was Griffin Gordon, son of Danny and Suzanne Gordon. Walter Flowers bought the ham for $450. Sr. High Reserve Champion ham was McKinley Snow, daughter of Bert and Lori Snow and her ham sold to Lakeway IGA for $450. Jaden Kibbler, son of David and Denay Kibbler, was . High Reserve Champion and was bought by the Berrymans for $350. Jr. Champion was Allie Paschall, daughter of Alan and Amanda Paschall and Jr. Reserve Champion was Eva Lemonds, daughter of Jeremy and Andrea Lemonds.

Commercial Building Booth Winners were announced. President's Choice went to Century Farm and Tennessee Tractor; Best Use of Theme Foundation Bank and Commercial Bank and Trust; People's Choice: 54 Lawn and Garden and HCMC; and Most Fun went to BPU and DPA.

MSU Now Offering Micro Scholarships to High School Students

Murray, Ky.- High school students looking to learn more about scholarships and receive financial assistance have an added resource to prepare for admission to Murray State University: a new partnership with RaiseMe.

RaiseMe gives high school students the ability to earn micro-scholarships for college starting as early as ninth grade. The incremental micro-scholarships can be earned for numerous categories, including academic achievements, classroom attendance, extracurricular activities, and community service and even by scheduling a campus visit to Murray State.

The partnership is the latest in a series of University initiatives that make a Murray State education more accessible to students. To date, more than 1,000 high school students are connected with Raise Me through the University’s web page at raise.me/join/murraystate

“Murray State University’s innovative partnership with RaiseMe allows us to provide a valuable tool that motivates and rewards students who work hard both inside and outside of the classroom to prepare them for a transformative experience at Murray State,” said Don Robertson, vice president of student affairs. In order to be eligible for scholarships, soon-to-be high school graduates of the Class of 2019 are encouraged to create an account by September 1 and begin applying for scholarships. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Weekend Thefts

Paris, Tenn.- A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Cpl. David Andrews responded to a home on Camp Tyson Road where the owner was in the process of moving and came back to find several items missing. The report stated a riding lawn mower and a utility trailer, valued at $500 apiece were missing. There are no suspects at this time.

Deputies are still looking for suspects in a theft from a home on Mays Bridge Road where a break-in occurred and over $3K worth of items were stolen. A muzzleloader, two Remington shotguns, a gold ring, jewelry box, and other items were taken. A water pipe was also busted at the residence which caused some damage and flooded the home in some areas.

In a separate incident, Sgt. Blake Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Clint Coleman, age 46, of Big Sandy for theft over $1K.  

HCHD Closing Jones Mill Crossland Rd. Monday

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close Jones Mill Crossland Road again on Monday August 13th for culvert replacement weather permitting. The closure will be between Terrapin Creek Road and Hwy. 140 West. Old Caldwell Road and Terrapin Creek may be used as alternate routes. The road should be open for early afternoon traffic.

Shoot-out With Sheriff Draws over 40 Kids Sat.


Paris, Tenn.- A new event during Fair Week was the Shoot-out with the Sheriff held at Holley Fork Shooting Complex Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Fair and Tosh Farms and 16 people were given $50 gift cards to Hulmes Sporting Goods. Brayden Tosh was the big winner, notching at $200 gift card. The event had shooters take aim at clay targets and advance with better shots than their opponents. The Henry County Sheriff's Office also grilled burgers and hot dogs for lunch. Sheriff Belew said, "we gave away $1000 in gift cards and it was a great event, some of these youngesters even bested me."

Commercial Heifer Show Sees Good Turnout

Paris, Tenn.- Saturday is the last day of the Henry County Fair this year and it started early with the heifer show. Several youngsters were on hand to show their steers off Saturday morning. (Michelle Hopkins photo)

Registration Underway for Jeff Hamlin Memorial Golf Tourney

Paris, Tenn.- Registration is ongoing for the annual Jeff Hamlin Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Saturday August 18th at the Paris Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Local charities.

It is a 3 man scramble format with both morning and afternoon flights. Entry fee is $300 per team prior to August 14th and $350 per team after August 14th. Start time for the morning flight is 7:30am, afternoon flight is at 1pm. Lunch will be served and is sponsored by Lakeway IGA. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 5th places in both flights.

The day also includes musical entertainment, sponsored by JC Educational and Office Supply. The Tommy Akers Duo will play at 1pm, David Spradling at 3pm, Haleigh Martin at 5pm, and Chilly Willies at 8pm. Each golfer will receive a free pool pass to use themselves or for a guest. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each.

To sign up contact the Paris Country Club at 642-0591. To become a sponsor or make a donation call Chris Martin at 697-1585 or Dan Jackson 336-3620. To buy t-shirts prior to the event call Andrea lamb at 697-5927. T-shirts are $12 each.

HCHD To Close Olive Rd. For Bridge Construction Starting Tues.

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Highway Department will close Olive Road in the Cottage Grove area beginning Tuesday August 14th for bridge construction. The closure will be one half mile east of Jones Bend. There is no reopening date for the road at this time but will be announced when it is ready to reopen.

Saturday Last Day for HC Fair This Year

Paris, Tenn.- Saturday’s activities at the Henry County Fair include the shoot-out with the sheriff’s from 8am to Noon at the Holly Forks Shooting complex, the beef cattle show at 9am, the Country Ham Sale at 1pm, commercial exhibits, the carnival, a kids demolition derby at 6pm, and demolition derby with $10 admission at 7pm. There is also a cash giveaway Saturday night at 8:30pm to close out the fair.

Update: Woman Who Stole Wallet Identified

Paris, Tenn.- Inv. Jeramy Whitaker said the woman has been identified thanks to the public and social media.

Paris Police Seeking Info on Suspect Who Stole Wallet

Paris, Tenn.- Inv. Jeramye Whitaker is asking the public's help in identifying a theft suspect where a woman stole a wallet from Little General convenience store. Inv. Whitaker said a man left it there by accident and came back to get it and it was gone. The wallet was later found at the Dollar Tree but the money was missing.

Inv. Whitaker said the theft occurred a few weeks ago and they've not been able to identify the woman so he thought he'd seek the public's help. If you have any knowledge of who the woman is in the photo call Inv. Whitaker at 641-1437.

Totals from The Livestock Sale

Paris, Tenn.- A huge crowd was on hand in the sweltering Livestock barn Thursday all day and evening for the Jr. Livestock sale. Here are the results from the day:

In the Jr. Market Goat Sale, James Schultz, son of Jeremie and Molly Schultz, had the Overall Grand Champion with a goat of 92 pounds. Sunrise Angus Farms purchased the goat for $8 per pound for a total of $736. Garrett Perkins, son of Wes and DJ Perkins had the overall reserve champion goat. It weighed 83 pounds and sold for $5 per pound to Farm Bureau for a total of $415. Tori Hill, daughter of Jeff and Jill Hill had the Bred and Born Grand Champion goat weighing 90 pounds, which sold for $6 per pound to Bearing and Supply for a total of $540. Elijah Caldwell, son of Traci Barker, had the Bred and Born Reserve Champion Goat, weighing 61 pounds and it was bought by Ed and Ronda Cuthbertson for $10 per pound at $610.

Murray Perkins, son of John and Paula Perkins raised the Overall Grand Champion Lamb. It weighed 158 pounds and was purchased by Henry Farmer’s Coop for $13 per pound for a total of $2,054. He also had the overall reserve champion lamb, which sold to Sam Clubland for $11 per pound at 133 pounds for a total of $1463. Kori Parker, daughter of Craig and Christie Parker had the bred and born grand champion lamb weighing 106 pounds. Farm Bureau Women purchased the lamb for $8 per pound, total price $848.

In Steer sale, Murray Perkins had the Overall Grand Champion and Born and Bred Champion weighing 1,250 pounds. Paris Natural Gas purchased the steer at $4.40 per pound for a total of $5500. Tyler Miller, son of Johnathan and Kathryn Miller, had the Reserve Champion and Reserve Bred and Born Champion. His steer weighed 1,210 pounds and was purchased by BPU for $2,662.

Dalton Paschall, son of Ricky and Kelly Paschall had the Grand Champion hog Thursday night. His hog sold to Kyle Stevens and Heather Melton for $3.75 per pound for a total of $967.50, as it weighed 258 pounds.

Marley Trosper, daughter of Jon and Jennifer Trosper had the Reserve champion. Her hog weighed 229 pounds and sold to B& G Equipment for $3.60 per pound for a total of $824.40. Chase Webb, son of Jeff and Jana Webb, had the Grand Champion Born and Bred Hog which sold for $3.75 to Jack and Sara Webb for a total of $1087.50. The hog weighed 290 pounds. The Reserve Born and Bred hog belonged to Remington Lowe, Kyle and Tammy Lowe parents. CG Underground purchased the 236 pounder for $3.25 per pound for  total of $767.



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