Scottsville, KYWBKO

Woman escapes custody mid-transport in Scottsville

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - Police say a Scottsville woman has escaped custody while being transported from the hospital to the jail. According to Scottsville Police, Laura Whitney was being transported from the hospital to the jail when she reportedly took off from the police car on Highway 980 across a field around 11:30 p.m.
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Mount Juliet,

Officers Investigating Alleged Indecent Exposure Incident near the Mt. Vernon Estates Community Pool

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Officers are actively investigating an alleged indecent exposure incident near the Mt. Vernon Estates community pool, where a teenage or young adult male exposed himself to individuals. On Friday, June 11, 2021, around 9:36 p.m., a passenger exited a vehicle at the intersection of W. Wilson Blvd and Sheila Ann Dr then screamed to the individuals at the pool to look in his direction, where he was allegedly nude. When confronted by a parent, the suspect got back into the vehicle and sped away. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 16 to 24-years-old, and the vehicle was described as a silver or gray 4-door car.
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Lafayette, TNLebanon Democrat

Lafayette couple charged with child abuse

A Lafayette couple was recently arrested after allegedly whipping three children. Anthony Bryan O’Dell, 30, and Shelbi Renae Munday, 28, were charged with aggravated child abuse/neglect following the activity. According to the arrest report, on June 1, information was obtained that O’Dell had been abusing a 5-year-old female, 6-year-old female...
Sumner County,

2021 All-Sumner County baseball team announced

The Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard and the Portland Sun, all under the Main Street Preps umbrella, is proud to announce the 2021 All-Sumner County baseball teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. Gallatin senior Tanner Park is named Player of the Year, Beech’s Chase Burns is Pitcher of the Year,...

Baxter Considering Amending Landscape Ordinance For R-2 Housing

Baxter is considering amending its landscaping ordinance to require more green space for incoming high-density residential buildings. Building Inspector Bob Lane brought up the matter in a planning session Thursday. Lane said the existing ordinance is a one size fit all model that is too vague. “We’re actually going to...
Smith County,

Woman Found Walking in the Road Arrested for Drug Charges.

On May 6th, 2021, Sgt. Terrance Adams received a call about a woman in the middle of the road on Lancaster Hwy. He made contact with Ms. Brandy Goodwin walking. He smelled an alcohol odor and he conducted a field sobriety test. She was placed under arrest for public intoxication. During the search of her person, he found a small bag with a crushed substance, a bag of, and 11 Xanax bars in a clear bag.
Lafayette, TNLebanon Democrat

Lafayette man allegedly uses baseball bat in female assault

A Lafayette allegedly used a baseball bat in assaulting a female. Bobby Joe Scruggs, 73, was arrested following the incident, which took place on May 31. According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Austin Cliburn was dispatched to a Old Highway 52 residence in the western portion of Macon County due to reports of a domestic issue.
Westmoreland, TNLebanon Democrat

Westmoreland man allegedly jabs female with a machete

A Westmoreland man was arrested last Saturday after he allegedly used a machete to jab a female. Daniel Shawn Thompson, 32, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault following the incident. According to the arrest report, Thompson was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and her mother. During...

Averitt honors Duke for 40 years of service

COOKEVILLE – Averitt Express recently honored associate Randy Duke of Gainesboro for 40 years of service. He is one of the more than 1,300 active Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team,” an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt.
Lebanon, TNLebanon Democrat

Lebanon optimistic about growth

After the flooding discussion, conversation at Thursday’s work session turned to the city’s growth and development. Concerns about overdevelopment don’t just pertain to groundwater infiltration. Mayor Rick Bell said, “I don’t want to see the growth stop, just managed.”. Bell weighed the provision of municipal services to annexed areas against...
Smith County,

Smith County Chamber Corner Show – June 2021

Check out the June 2021 edition of the Smith County Chamber Corner Show!. This month’s show features updates from events going on in and around Smith County. If you would like to promote your event or local business on the Smith County Chamber Corner Show, contact the Smith County Chamber of Commerce by calling 615-735-2093 today.
Macon County, TNLebanon Democrat

School board discusses dress code

The Macon County School Board discussed changes to be made to the district’s sixth through 12th grade dress code last Thursday evening. Macon County Director of Schools Tony Boles told the board that he had met with county principals to discuss what changes might need to be made. Boles identified the issues of short length and the placement of holes in pants as one of the areas of chief complaint.
Mount Juliet,

Two Mt. Juliet Police Officers Graduate from Police Academy

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two Mt. Juliet police officers graduated from the Basic Police School at the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Greeneville, Tennessee this morning. Mt. Juliet’s newest police officers Zachary Kamer and Jason Messick, along with 45 other law enforcement officers across Tennessee, took part in a graduation ceremony for Class 120 held at Walters State Community College.
Smith County,

Smith County Weather Report: June 11th, 2021

It has been a wet and unsettling week across Middle Tennessee, but changes are coming for the weekend as the rain chance goes down and temperatures go up. I expect highs in the mid-to-upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday and plenty more sunshine is on the way for early next week. It will cool down a little bit by the middle of next week with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.