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News Director Nicki Cronkright

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Rebels Take on Big Sandy in District Action on Tuesday

Big Sandy, Tenn.- The Rebels and Lady Rebels will face Big Sandy in Big Sandy on Tuesday, January 23rd with the girl’s game tipping off at 6pm and the boys game will follow. WHDM will not be broadcast Tuesday’s game.


Bethel Renaissance Presenting Arsenic and Lace

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is thrilled to present the highly acclaimed production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Friday, February 2nd, Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th at 7pm at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, located at 625 North Stonewall Street in McKenzie.  There will also be a 2pm matinee show on Saturday, February 3rd.

Tickets cost $10 each and you can purchase tickets online at www.bethelrenaissance.com/arsenic, or you can call their office at 731-352-6980 or stop by the Bethel Renaissance Office open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, which is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie.

Faculty, staff and students get in for free, just contact the Renaissance office to reserve your complimentary tickets. The Bethel Renaissance does anticipate a full house for each performance, so please reserve those tickets in advance.

Get Ready to Rock at the History of Carroll County Guitar Men II on Tuesday

McKenzie, Tenn.- "The History of Carroll County -- Guitar Men II" will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6pm at the Park Theatre, which is located at 2312 Cedar Street in McKenzie.

This forum will be a continuation from the first "Guitar Men" show presented in November 2017. This nostalgic forum will highlight the careers of several well-known and influential guitarists from Carroll County. Talents featured include: Glyn Jones, Don Page, Sammy Butler, Dale Cooper and Leslie Cooper.

Admission to the event cost $5 per person and proceeds from the event will go to fund McKenzie's Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups.

First Baptist in Bruceton Holding Chili Supper on Saturday

Bruceton, Tenn.- The First Baptist Church in Bruceton will be hosting a Chili Supper and Silent Bake Sale Auction on Saturday, January 27th from 4pm to 7pm at the church, which is located at 30960 Broad Street in Bruceton.

The meal costs $5 per person and the silent bake auction will follow after the meal. For more information, please call 731-586-4212 or visit www.firstbaptistbruceton.com.

McKenzie Basketball Scheduled for the Week of January 22nd-26th

Clarksburg, Tenn.- There have been a few schedule changes for the McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball games this coming week. The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Clarksburg Rockets and Lady Rockets in Clarksburg on Monday, January 22nd beginning with the girl’s game tipping off at 6pm with the boys game to follow. 

Big Sandy, Tenn.- The Rebels and Lady Rebels will face Big Sandy in Big Sandy on Tuesday, January 23rd with the girl’s game tipping off at 6pm and the boys game will follow. WHDM will not be broadcasting Monday or Tuesday’s games.

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie vs. West Carroll game scheduled for Friday, January 26th in McKenzie will be held as scheduled with the girl’s game tipping off at 6pm. 

The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm. You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

McKenzie, Tenn.- The game between McKenzie and Stewart County has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27th at 6pm at home and the pregame show on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am will begin at 5:45pm.

History of Carroll County Guitar Men II Set for January 23rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- "The History of Carroll County -- Guitar Men II" will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6pm at the Park Theatre, which is located at 2312 Cedar Street in McKenzie.

This forum will be a continuation from the first "Guitar Men" show presented in November 2017. This nostalgic forum will highlight the careers of several well-known and influential guitarists from Carroll County. Talents featured include: Glyn Jones, Don Page, Sammy Butler, Dale Cooper and Leslie Cooper.

Admission to the event cost $5 per person and proceeds from the event will go to fund McKenzie's Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups.

Lifeline Blood Services at McKenzie Healthcare and Rehab on Monday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Lifeline Blood Services will be at the McKenzie Healthcare and Rehab, which is located at 175 Hospital Drive in McKenzie, on Monday, January 22nd from 11:30am to 4:30pm. All blood types are needed, especially O Negative. All donors will receive a long sleeved t-shirt and may register to win a 3 night trip to Gatlinburg.

Tug Boat Explosion in Calvert City Kills 3 Men and Injures 6 Others

Calvert City, KY- According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Police Detectives were on the scene of a Friday morning explosion that killed three people and injured several others on the Tennessee River near Calvert City.

At 9:17am on Friday, January 19th, Marshall County Dispatch received a call reporting an explosion on a tug-boat docked on Hollinger Road. The Kentucky State Police and emergency personnel have finished on scene processing at the site of the explosion and the preliminary investigation has shown that the explosion occurred inside a docked tug-boat which was actively being worked on and the explosion resulted in a flash fire and subsequent small fire inside the tug boat.

The preliminary investigation has shown a total of 41 people present on site, but not all of them were on the tug boat at the time of the explosion. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and several others were transported by various medical agencies for injuries they sustained from the explosion, which ranged from non-life threatening to life-threatening.

As a result of the explosion, Timothy L. Wright, age 52, of Calvert City, Kentucky, Jerome A. Smith, age 56, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Quentin J. Stewart, age 41, of Opelousas, Louisiana, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Marshall County Coroner.  Autopsies are scheduled for each of the deceased in Louisville on Saturday morning.

Six other people were transported to various hospitals for treatment of injuries from the explosion.  Javier Fuenes, age 21, was transported by ambulance to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Wilson Madrid, age 23, was transported by ambulance to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  James Lang was transported by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Tyler Wedington was transported by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Jimmy Lang was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt for treatment of serious injuries.  Billy Counts was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt for treatment of serious injuries.

The property on which the explosion took place is owned by First Marine.  The tug boat on which the explosion took place is owned by Smithland Towing. The workers present on the site of the explosion were from First Marine, Four Rivers Marine Coating, Hutco, and Thermal Control.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Eric Fields. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.  Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app.  The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

The Calvert City Fire Department, Gilbertsville Fire Department, East Marshall Fire Department, and Palma-Briensburg Fire Department responded, along with Marshall County Rescue Squad, Marshall County Office of Emergency Management, Marshall County Sheriff Office, Calvert City Police Department, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marshall County Ambulance, Livingston County Ambulance, Murray-Calloway County Ambulance, Mercy Ambulance, Air Evac, and the Kentucky State Police worked the scene.


McKenzie vs Bradford Game on Friday Postponed Till Feb. 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The game scheduled between McKenzie and Bradford for Friday, January 19th has been postponed due to weather conditions.  The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on Bradford on February 3rd.

McKenzie Plays Bradford on Friday Weather Permitting

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Bradford Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Friday, January 19th weather permitting.

 The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Huntingdon Town Council Discuss Court Square Parking Problems


Dr. Tucker speaking to the Huntingdon Town Council about the parking problems around the Huntingdon Court Square. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At the Huntingdon Town Council meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, Dr. Tucker gave the town council an update on the Public Safety Meeting which occurred on January 3rd where they discussed the parking concerns in Court Square area and updates to Municipal Code relating to streets and parking.

At the meeting, Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers informed the group  that there had been slight parking issues recently and stated that this was a good problem in that there are now many new businesses around the Court Square.  Smothers complimented  businesses that are already parking off the square behind their locations and in other Town lots. 

Smothers said he had spoken with the businesses located on Paris Street to encourage the owners and employees to use the Public Parking lot located at the end of the Cornerstone  business.  Smothers received a mixture of response to this request- some positive and some negative.

Sheriff Dickson informed the group that the Judges requested their spaces remained  marked. He will  remove the  signs  reserving  spaces for the Sheriffs Department, but commented that his employees  will still use the parking spaces and prisoners will still be unloaded on the Square for safety reasons.

The Public Safety Committee was not prepared to make a recommendation  to the  Town Council at this time. But it was noted at the Huntingdon Town Council meeting that all business owners and employees are encouraged to use the public parking off of the Court Square to open up parking spaces around the court square for the customers.

Carroll County Schools Closed on Wednesday and Thursday

Due to weather and road conditions the Carroll County School System will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th.

Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints and Prophets Exhibit Open at the Dixie Ballroom Until Feb. 28th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie is proud to announce that they are featuring Marty Stuart's photo exhibit "Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" in The Dixie's Ballroom Gallery now through Wednesday, February 28th.

In addition to his fame as a country music artist, Marty's work as a photographer and documentarian has created an additional cultural respect for Stuart. Inspired by his professional photographer mother, Hilda Stuart, Marty took his first photograph at the age of 11 at the Choctaw Indian Fair in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The photo was of the performing artist Connie Smith, who is now his wife.

"Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" is a 26 piece collection of country music icons Stuart has been privileged to call friends including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Roy Acuff. This particular collection has only been exhibited on one other occasion. Artwork is provided by The Arts Company in Nashville.

The Dixie Ballroom Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can also call the Box Office at 731-986-2100 for weekend hours and to schedule a group tour.

McKenzie Plays Bradford on Friday Weather Permitting

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Bradford Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Friday, January 19th weather permitting.

 The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Legislative Breakfast at Ann and Dave's is Friday, Jan. 19th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris- Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be holding  a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, January 19th at 7:30am at Ann and Dave’s, which is located at 2613 East Wood Street in Paris.

Senator John Stevens and Representative Tim Wirgau will be the guest speakers at the event. If you plan on attending the event,  please RSVP by Thursday, January 18th at twilson@paristnchamber.com or call 731-642-3431.

Frozen Pipes Prevention Tips Released for the Winter Season

Carroll County, Tenn.- With the winter season here comes possibility of frozen water pipes.

Here are helpful hints as you think of preventing frozen water pipes in your home: make sure the foundation to your house or mobile home is air-tight and that foundation vents are closed, disconnect garden hoses, leave a small stream of hot and cold water running from an inside faucet (when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit) and make sure you and your family know the location of your home’s water shut-off valve.

 If a pipe bursts, shutting off the water promptly can help minimize damage. These extra precautions will far outweigh the inconvenience of frozen pipes and the cost of having burst pipes repaired. 

Several Business Closures in McKenzie and Huntingdon on Tuesday Due to Road Conditions

McKenzie, Tenn.- Due to the weather and road conditions, Spivey Eye Clinic in McKenzie will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th. The clinic will reopened on Wednesday, January 16th and they will extend their hours next week to be sure everyone can be taken care of. Maria's Restaurant in McKenzie Closed on Tuesday

Maria's Mexican Restaurant in McKenzie will also be closed on Tuesday, January 16th due to the weather conditions. Maria's Mexican Restaurant hopes to open on Wednesday as usual weather permitting.

The Carroll County Library in Huntingdon will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th due to road conditions.

Smith & Smith Optometry in McKenzie will be open on Tuesday January 16th.

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Road Conditions Statement for Carroll County

Memphis, Tenn.- The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a Special Weather Statement for Carroll County on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at 8:49am.

... HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY... ARCTIC AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH INTO WEDNESDAY. ANY PRECIPITATION REMAINING ON SURFACES IS EXPECTED TO RE-FREEZE AND WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS INTO WEDNESDAY, ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED SURFACES. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN WALKING OR DRIVING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. TO CHECK ON THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS, IN TENNESSEE, CALL 1-877-244-0065, FOR ARKANSAS, CALL 1-800-245-1672 OR 1-501-569-2374, FOR MISSISSIPPI, CALL 1-888-728-4218 OR 1-601-987-1211, FOR MISSOURI CALL 1-888-275-6636, AND FOR KENTUCKY, CALL 1-866-737-3767.


City of McKenzie Offices Opens at 10am on Tuesday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The City of McKenzie Offices opens at 10am on Tuesday, January 16th due to inclement weather conditions. The City of McKenzie urges motorists that if you don't have to go out to please stay home.

Roadways Throughout Henry and Surrounding Counties are Slick and Icy as Motorists are Urged to Stay Home


Road crews working on plowing HWY 641 and Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- With new snowfall amounts at more than 3 inches from Monday and early Tuesday snow, road conditions were still icy and slick throughout Paris. Police are still urging motorists to stay off the roadways as emergency services are working on treating the roads. If you need to drive, please drive slowly.

Emergency services were out on Tuesday morning plowing and treating roadways throughout the County as we saw several plows were treating roadways on HWY 79 North, 641 South, Tyson Avenue East Wood Street and Mineral Wells Avenue throughout Paris. 


A look at HWY 79 in Paris as icy conditions are causing motorists to slow down. (Cassie Walsh photos)

As stated earlier, Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo is urging residents to stay home and off the roads if at all possible Tuesday. He said, "We received 3 to 4 more inches of snow last night. The roads are extremely slick and hazardous. Please stay home. Road crews will be working diligently to clear the streets. Because of the low temperatures, salt and brine will have little or no effect. Do not attempt travel. We are seeing motorist getting stuck on snow piles that accumulate at entrances and driveways caused by snow plows.

Several snow plows were out early Tuesday morning as roadways around Paris and the surrounding area are slick and icy after new snowfall from Monday's second batch of snow.


A look at road conditions on HWY 641 and Tyson Avenue in Paris. (Cassie Walsh Photos)

Registration for Mudslinger Studio's Winter Pottery Classes are Due by Jan. 20th


Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Mudslingers Winter 2018 Pottery Class registrations and payments are due by Saturday, January 20th.

The Mudslingers Winter Pottery classes will be held on the Tuesday of January 23rd, January 30th,  February 6th,  February 13th, February 20th and February 27th.

Grades 2nd through 4th grade classes will be held from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and grades 5th through 8th grade classes will be held from 4:45pm to 5:45pm.

Each of the classes have a 10 student limit and there will be a Mud Exhibit for all classes at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 29th at Mudslingers Studio. The cost of the class is $120 per student, which includes material fees.

Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing processes. So register now before the class is filled, remember registration ends January 20th.

Whispering Bill Anderson Comes to the Dixie on Sat. Jan. 20th


Huntingdon, Tenn. - Bill Anderson will be performing at the Dixie in Huntingdon on Saturday, January 20th at 2pm with the box office opening 2 hours before showtime. 

Tickets cost $25 per person and you can purchase tickets online at www.DixiePac.net, by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100 or stop byThe Dixie’s Box Office  located at 191 Court Square, Huntingdon, open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm or by calling 731-986-2100.

Bill Anderson will return to The Dixie stage for a memorable afternoon, performing his greatest hits and telling his best stories as a part of The FirstBank “Dixie Live” Series for the 2017-2018 season with Friends of The Dixie as the event sponsor. Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis will be joining Whisperin’ Bill as a Special Guest.

A country music staple, Anderson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a 56 year member of The Grand Ole Opry, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Making a lasting mark as both an entertainer and a songwriter, Bill Anderson has had a long and more than just slightly successful career.

"I'm thinking, 'I don't want to get up off of this sofa and go answer that phone. I'm trying to watch this ball game!'" Bill recalls. But aren’t we glad he did!

Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis competed in Miss American in Atlantic City, NJ and placed in the Top 12.

In addition to being an amazing vocalist, Caty serves as Governor Haslam’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and travels over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 school children about Character Education. She also serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the state.

So on Saturday, January 20th, spend an afternoon with “Whispering Bill,” a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry and one of the most popular entertainers of our time.


Glenn Miller Orchestra Coming to the Dixie on February 9th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- That's right the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be coming to the Dixie in Huntingdon on Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost $35 per person and you can purchase tickets online at www.DixiePac.net, by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100 or stop byThe Dixie’s Box Office  located at 191 Court Square, Huntingdon, open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm or by calling 731-986-2100.

Bethel University, TCAT-McKenzie and Carroll County Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 16th

 

McKenzie, Tenn.- Due to the inclement weather conditions on campus and the surrounding areas, all classes for the College of Arts and Sciences on the McKenzie campus have been canceled for Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Administrative offices on the McKenzie campus will also be closed on January 16, 2018.

 

The cafeteria will continue operating on its inclement weather schedule. Brunch serving hours are from 11am-1:30pm and supper will be served from 4pm-5:30pm.

Carroll County Schools and TCAT-McKenzie also announced that they will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th due to weather and road conditions.

National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Carroll County

Carroll County, Tenn.- On Monday, January 15th at 4:38am, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Carroll County in effect from 9pm this evening to Noon CST on Tuesday, January 16th.

 

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY...

 

LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN GIBSON, CARROLL AND CROCKETT COUNTY.

 

* WHEN... FOR THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, 9 PM TODAY TO NOON TUESDAY. FOR THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY, MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 12 PM TUESDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. THE COLD WIND CHILLS WILL CAUSE FROSTBITE IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES TO EXPOSED SKIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT COLD AIR AND THE WIND WILL COMBINE TO CREATE LOW WIND CHILLS. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Huntingdon Police Searching for Suspects in Verizon Store Burglary

Huntingdon, Tenn.- At around 6:04am on Wednesday, January 10th, the Huntingdon Police Department was notified of a burglary in progress at the Verizon store located on Veterans Drive in Huntingdon.

Two black male subjects broke the glass in the front door and entered the business taking phones from the displays in the showroom of the business. The suspects were in a small vehicle, white or light colored, with another individual driving.

The Huntingdon Police Department was later notified­ that the Verizon store in Camden had been burglarized at some time earlier. If anyone recognizes these individuals or has information about this burglary please call the Huntingdon Police Department at 731-986-5310. 

Lifeline Blood Services Holding Blood Drive in Huntingdon on Wednesday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- Lifeline Blood Services will be at the First Pentecostal Church, which is located at 20555 East Main Street in Huntingdon, on Wednesday, January 17th from 2pm to 6pm. All blood types are needed, especially O Negative. All donors will receive a long sleeved t-shirt and may register to win a 3 night trip to Gatlinburg.

Police Investigate Theft From a Truck

 

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp investigated a burglary and theft from a truck in McKenzie on Saturday, January 6th.

On Saturday, the victim called police to report that his truck had been broken into and several items were taken from the truck. The victim told police that he parked his pickup truck at the entrance of the Thorndale subdivision, because a wheel went out and the truck was undrivable.

The victim told police that he left the truck at the subdivision at 4:15pm and when he returned at around 8:10pm he noticed that the tailgate was down. The victim then got out to check the truck and he discovered that a chain hoist, tool box and a few log chains.

Other items that were stolen from the truck included a set of jack stands, a pry bar, a chest toolbox containing wrenched and sockets and a used dvd player from inside the dash were all taken from the truck. The items were valued at $1,050 and police have no suspects in this case.

Roadways are Still Slick and Icy on Sunday, as Motorists are Urged to Drive Slowly


Road conditions were extremely slick and icy early on Sunday morning on 641 South between Paris and Camden. (Janice Benton photo)

Henry County, Tenn.- Road conditions were still icy and slick on Hwy 641 South between Paris and Camden on Sunday morning. Police are still urging motorists to stay off the roadways as emergency services are working on treating the roads. If you need to drive, please drive slowly.

Several Church Services Cancelled for Sunday, January 14th

Henry and Carroll County, Tenn.- Due to inclement weather conditions from Friday’s winter storm several churches have  cancelled  services for Sunday, January 14th. 

Sunday services for Springhill Baptist Church, New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris, Sulphur Wells Church of Christ, Christ Lutheran Church in Paris, New Bethel Church of Christ, Springville Church of Christ, Point Pleasant Baptist Church, Van Dyke Church of Christ and First Baptist Church in Paris are cancelled.

First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Henry United Methodist Church, Friendship Baptist Church in Buchanan, Trinity United Methodist and Grace Episcopal Church will be cancelling all services and activities for Sunday.   

Other church services that are cancelled on Sunday include: TVCC, Barrs Chapel, Puryear Church of Christ, Russwood Baptist Church in Springville, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry, Fairview Baptist Church, Puryear United Methodist Church, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Birds Creek Baptist Church in Whitlock, North Fork Baptist Church, Church of God of Prophecy on 218 and  Kingdom Hall in Paris.

Sunday services for Ramble Creek Baptist Church in Big Sandy, West Wood PCG, Buchanan United Methodist Church, Maplewood Baptist Church, Cottage Grove Baptist Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie   and New Bethel Baptist Church on the old Murray-Paris Road are also cancelled.

Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ  will hold their 10:30am service, but bible study and the evening service are cancelled.  Paris First United Methodist Church will be holding regular services at 8:30am and 11am on Sunday.

Crews Working to Find and Repair Water Main Break Near Como Street in McKenzie

McKenzie, Tenn.- The City of McKenzie is looking in the area of Como Street  just past Higgs on Hwy 22 for a water main break. If you are in that vicinity - you may experience low pressure. Please bear with the water department as they are working as hard as they can to pinpoint the exact area.

 

 If you see steam rising or water flowing, please contact the McKenzie Police Department at 352-2265 or the water plant at 352-3114. Crews have been working all day.

THP Working Multiple Vehicle Crash on I-40 Near Jackson


(Tennessee Highway Patrol @THPJackson with Marissa Mahon Facebook photo)

Jackson, Tenn.- Troopers are working a multiple vehicle crash on I-40 at the 120 mile marker. Roads may look wet but as the temperatures are dropping it is freezing into black ice. Drive slow, allow room between you and other vehicles. Do not drive distracted. Focus on driving safely. For highway assistance call *874 (*THP) and a trooper will then be sent to assist you.

Police are Urging Motorists to Stay Off the Roads and Stay Home During Winter Storm


Road Conditions from our studios on India Road in Paris are slick and icy with several wrecks reported throughout Henry and Carroll County. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Winter weather in the form of snow, sleet, and freezing rain has blanketed the area have caused several wrecks throughout the day Friday, but as more snow and wet weather is expected to hit the area road conditions will worsen throughout Friday afternoon.


Road Conditions from our studios on India Road in Paris are slick and icy with several wrecks reported throughout the county. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Roads are very slick and icy on Friday afternoon and Police and Emergency Responders are urging everyone to stay off the roads and stay home.

Winter Storm Causing Slick Road Conditions on Friday


Looking a lot more like winter at the Court House in Downtown Paris on Friday morning as snow continues to fall throughout the day. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Winter weather in the form of snow, sleet, and freezing rain has blanketed the area and caused a few minor issues on Friday morning, but as more snow and wet weather is expected to hit the area road conditions will worsen throughout Friday afternoon.


Poplar Street in Downtown Paris was slick on Friday morning as road conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day on Friday.. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The area remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 6pm Friday with the forecast calling for mostly snow this afternoon. 2-4 inches of snow and sleet are expected in the area. It's advised that if you don't have to be out on the roads, just stay home.


A view of road and weather conditions on the Court Square in Paris on Friday morning. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Mustangs Score a Last Second Three Point Shot at the Buzzer to Defeat the Rebels

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to district and county rivals the Huntingdon Phillies  in Huntingdon on Thursday 55 to 35. Shelby Davis led the Lady Rebels with 11  points. The McKenzie Lady Rebels now go to 10-9 overall on the season and  4-1 in district play and the Phillies are now 14-1 overall on the season and 5-0 in district play.

With only seconds left on the clock, Kaleel Bailey for the Huntingdon Mustangs scored a last second three point shot at the buzzer  to defeat the McKenzie Rebels 43 to 40.

Ben Austin led the Rebels with16 points. The Rebels are now 13-5 overall on the season and  5-1 in district play and the Mustangs are now 10-6 overall on the season and 5-1 in district play.

Tickets for the Heather Land "I Ain't Doing It Show" in McKenzie Are on Sale Now


McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for the Heather Land “I Ain’t Doing it Show” are on sale now. The show will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 9pm at the Park Theater, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie. The 7pm performance is currently sold out so tickets are only available for the 9pm performance.

Tickets for the show cost $20 each and you can purchase tickets by going to the eventbrite website and following the link. You can also find more  information on the Park Theatre’s Facebook page.

Heather Land’s "I Ain't Doin It" has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating. Leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events that causes us to laugh not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves. From ex-husbands to failed diets, her ability to deliver consistent comedy in a self-deprecating style has made her adored by millions of people of all ages. So get your tickets now before the show’s sold out.

Fire Safety Tips to Use During the Winter and Year Round Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Huntingdon Fire Deparment, Steven Cross,MTAS Fire Management Consultant, released an article addressing fire safety during the cold months of the year. Being in the last quarter of the year we are reminded that these months of the year can be some of the most dangerous for fire risk in our homes and businesses.

Statistics prove that people are most vunerable to these risk, often where we feel the safest - in our homes. By being proactive and taking the necessary precautions, we can help ensure family members and coworkers are safe in their homes and places of business.The NFPA theme for the recent National Fire Prevention Week was "Every second counts: Plan two ways out!"

Referring to the "Home Fire Timeline" in modern residential home fires, the NFPA estimates that people have between three to five minutes to evacuate the home before "flashover" occurs. Flashover is when all flammable materials in the room reach a temperature to ignite simultaneously. What this means is, if you do not get out before flashover occurs, You Do Not Survive!

 Time is one of worst enemies when a fire breaks out in a home or workplace. Occupants have to be alerted and evacuated before that three-minute window closes to have any chance of survival. With properly working and spaced smoke alarms, the fire should be detected within one to one and a half minutes. If no sprinkler system is present, then occupants only have a one-and-a- half to two minutes to evacuate before flashover. Survival is dependent on this very tight timeline.

The very best way to survive a fire is to prevent it from happening to begin with. Some items to consider:

-  Inspect for improper use and location of extension cords. Never use extension cords for heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, and/or other appliances. Never run an extension cord under rug/carpets.

-   When cooking , always stand near the cooking appliance and be attentive. Keep the pan handle turned toward the back of the appliance and the lid. Keep baking soda nearby.

-  Never allow anyone to smoke in your home or workplace.

-  Give space heates their space. Always keep at least 3 feet between heaters and combustible items such as but not limited to curtains, sofa, chairs, etc.

 Survival tips for improving your chances of surviving if a fire should break out.

- Evacuate: As soon as a fire ia reported, evacuate the home/building and go to your predetermined meeting place. NEVER re-enter the building/home, YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE!!

- Working Smoke Alarms: We need a working smoke alarm in each bedroom and in the area outside the bedroom(s). Smoke alarms should be tested and maintined per manufacturers recommendations and the entire unit replace every 10 years. For new smoke alarms, contact you local fire department for assistance. All fire departments in Tennessee have access to free smoke alarms through the state's "Get Alarmed" program.

- Close the Door: Always sleep with your bedroom door closed. The practice may buy you more time by reducing the spread of smoke and toxic gasses. If you are in the room where the fire starts, close the door on your way out to maybe buy yourself and other people in the structure more time to escape.

EDITH-Exit Drill In The Home; Preplan two ways out of every room in your home or workplace. Your first exit path should be the way you normally enter the room. Your alternate route may be out a window. Have a predetermined meeting place outside to meet. Teach everyone the plan and practice regularly with everyone in the home or workplace.

In conclusion, being proactive and elimination the common causes of fire breaking out, you reduce the risks associated with having a fire. Along with these preventions efforts be prepared to take action if a fire does break out. With everyone involved, all will benefit from being prepared and have a much greater chance to survive.

If you have questions or want further information, contact your local fire department  or access the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office website at https://tn.gov/commerce/section/fire-prevention.

 

 


 

 

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