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Celina Aldermen Unaware With Who Installed Controversial Sign

The person or party behind a controversial sign regarding drugs in Celina remains unknown. The sign that has since been removed read “To drug dealers and dope heads, this is not Amsterdam, this is Celina Tennessee. We will put you in jail.” It was located on a Highlands Residential Services property without permission.
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Clinton Co. teacher semifinalist for ‘teacher of the year’

Semifinalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award have been announced and includes a teacher from Clinton County Middle School in nearby Albany. Danielle Hicks, an 8th grade ELA teacher at CCMS, joins 10 others contending in the elementary, middle and high school categories. One of the teachers will be selected as Teacher of the Year in a ceremony scheduled for September 20th.
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Overton County News

Stories From the Past - The Blind Trustee

Overton County’s history is full of people who have accomplished much with their lives, and as time goes on, their contributions seemed to either be forgotten about, or in some cases, never heard of before. Two such men whose lives were directly connected, but in different time periods, fall into the category today of practically never being heard of.

Monticello Police Achieve Accredidation

Tuesday, August 9, 2022- The Monticello Police Department was among some two dozen law enforcement agencies recognized for achieving accreditation through the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police during that group’s annual conference being held this week in nearby Somerset. KACP Executive Director Shawn Butler said “the Kentucky Association...

Orangie Faye Winchester, Sunbright

It is our turn to shine your light on the earth. So, you may rest in peace. Our family lost a matriarch but Heaven gained an angel. She may be resting in peace, but she is still hard at work in our hearts. Orangie Faye Winchester, age 69, of Sunbright...

Kelly Riley

Kelly Riley, age 58 of Monticello, Kentucky passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Wayne County Hospital. Kelly was born on September 12, 1963 in Barren County, Kentucky, to the late Dallas and Betty Davidson Riley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Doug Riley and a sister, Cheryl Riley Gilbert. Kelly was employed at Smith Interior Designs in Glasgow, KY.

Murderous mayhem: Tinker Dave vs. Champ

On October 28, 1862 — the same day Union Col. William Clift was writing to his superiors that he had reorganized the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Scott County and was mounting regular patrols in an effort to interrupt the raiding parties in the region — infamous guerrilla fighter Samuel “Champ” Ferguson visited the Albany, Kentucky home of an old nemesis, Thomas Washington Tabor, just as Tabor came riding up the road on his horse.
Overton County News

Strong Lady Cats reloaded for new volleyball season

There’s a slight problem at the Livingston Academy volleyball program – for whatever reason, the team is having a hard time expanding its schedule. “I can’t find anyone who wants to play us,” said head coach Christie Jenkins. “I don’t know if we’re that good or if other teams are not good enough. I always wanted to play teams as good or better than we were just to give us a test to see what we needed.”

Byrdstown Aldermen Approve Liquor by the Drink Referendum

A liquor by the drink referendum is on pace to be on the November ballot for Byrdstown. The Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve the item Monday night. Mayor Sam Gibson said the main goal is to give voters the opportunity to vote how they want and feel. “Since...

Five Memorable Sets from Sound Haven 2022

Sound Haven was filled with so much underground bass music talent this year, so here are five of our top sets from the weekend. Sound system culture was stronger than ever as bass surrounded the Catoosa Event Center at this year’s edition of Sound Haven. Jamestown, Tennessee, was the place to be July 28-31 for anyone who has a deep appreciation for the underground bass scene. The multi-day festival hosted a stacked lineup of talent with artists at all stages of their careers ranging from Rusko and Detox Unit to Engix and Mythm taking the stage.

Chief Ferrell Way Dedicated

The Monticello City Council has formally approved naming the street that runs from Kendrick Avenue to the Fire department Chief Ferell Way in honor of former Monticello Fire Chief, Steve Ferrell. The mayor, city council, city police and citizens were present for the unveiling of the new sign following Monday night’s City Council Meeting.
Overton County News

William (Billy) Edward Hood

William (Billy) Edward Hood, age 73 of Livingston TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, after an extended illness. In honor of Billy’s wishes, no services will be held. He had donated his body to Vanderbilt, and he chose to then be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to your favorite charity.

Linda Jane (McGinnis) Smith

Mrs. Linda Jane (McGinnis) Smith, of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2022 at the Medical Center of Albany in Albany, Kentucky having attained the age of 85 years, 3 months and 16 days. She was born in the Jimtown Community of Wayne County, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 21, 1937, the daughter of Willie and Edna (Lowe) McGinnis. She was a Christian, attended Parmleys Grove Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Smith whom she wed on, Saturday, July 21, 1956, son, Shelby Harold Smith, siblings, Ellie Dishman, Mattie Stinson, Nellie McGinnis, Ollie McGinnis, Olver McGinnis, Jesse McGinnis, Shelby McGinnis, and Shellie McGinnis.

Interim Chief Smith: LPD Excited About Progress

Morale is up at the Livingston Police Department. That’s according to Interim Chief Ray Smith. He said after much turmoil, the department is excited about its progress and about the future. “When you talk about morale, just knowing there is a forward motion gives encouragement that there will be...

Sheriff’s Department Makes Seven Arrests

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports the following arrests. Michael Carrender of Monticello, Ky. was arrested for resisting arrest, assault-3rd degree (on Police Officer0, possession of a controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance-3rd degree (drug unspecified), public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and disorderly conduct-2nd degree. Tracy Shelton...