Union City, TN

Kentucky State Police ask for public's help in Clinton cold case

Kentucky State Police are looking for information as they re-examine a cold case out of Clinton. This case centers on the murder of Duane Caldwell, who was shot and killed outside his grocery store on January 7th, 1985. According to troopers, Caldwell and his wife Betty had closed their store...
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Kimsey appointed new Sharon Police Chief

Mark Kimsey is the new Chief of Police for the City of Sharon, replacing former chief John Andrews. The Sharon City Board named Kimsey to the position Monday night with a unanimous vote. Chief Kimsey is a Weakley County native and spent several years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Following...

Our Stations To Livestream Henry County, Union City Games

Paris, Tenn.–Our stations will be livestreaming the Henry County High School and Union City High School football and basketball games this season. Station Manager Lance Pierce said we will be videostreaming all the games, both home and away, and the basketball games will include both girls and boys basketball.

Church picnic also part of Fancy Farm's charm

Some came for the politics, some came for the pork (or mutton). With temperatures again reaching into the 90s, crowds braved the heat to picnic, play bingo, promote a candidate or heckle one at the 142nd St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic. Gerald Elliott spent the morning chopping meat for the...

David Crockett’s 236th Birthday To Be Celebrated Saturday

Union City, Tenn.–Kick-off this school year right on Saturday, August 13 as Discovery Park of America celebrates its favorite folk hero, David Crockett. The day includes interactive activities, live demonstrations and the opening of a new blacksmith’s forge at Mill Ridge. The new forge is the result of a partnership between Discovery Park and the Tennessee River Artist Blacksmith Association(TRABA), an organization that offers various opportunities for the public to learn about blacksmithing. Demonstrations of the new forge at Discovery Park will take place periodically throughout the year and will provide an opportunity for guests to experience blacksmiths using the forge to create various projects from start to finish.

South Fulton Rural Fire Contracts Now Due

Residents in the South Fulton fire district are urged to pay their annual rural fire subscription fee. The fire subscription runs from August 1st through July 31st each year. The annual fee is $75 for each property address, with subscription members billed $750, if the fire department is called to respond to the scene.

God’s Pit Crew rebuilding 3 homes for KY, TN tornado victims

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Danville-based disaster relief organization, God’s Pit Crew, is rebuilding three homes at the same time for people in Virginia’s neighboring states who lost everything to deadly tornadoes. Last December, deadly tornadoes swept through Benton and Dawson Springs, Kentucky, as well as Dresden, Tennessee. As a result, the nonprofit says these […]

Ann Russell – 88 – formerly of South Fulton

Funeral services will be held for Ann Russell, age 88, formerly of South Fulton. Services will take place at 1:00 on Saturday, August 13th of 2022, in Fulton. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.

Fancy Farm turns up political heat

FANCY FARM — The “Super Bowl of Kentucky politics” returned to full force Saturday afternoon at the 142nd annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, as politicians traded zingers back and forth and promoted their platforms. Saturday’s hot and humid weather reflected on simmering tensions...

New Madrid man sentenced to 42 years in prison

A New Madrid man is headed to prison for the fatal shooting of another. 38-year-old Jeremy Guest will serve more than 40 years in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection with the Feb. 16, 2020, shooting of the late Datrae Hicks. Guest was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, armed criminal action, stealing and unlawful use of a weapon following a two-day jury trial in June. During the trial Guest admitted to fatally wounding Hicks following an argument at a Marston truck stop in the early morning hours of Feb. 16, 2020. However, Guest claimed it was in self-defense and in defense of his brother. In the sentencing hearing conducted Aug. 5 before New Madrid County Circuit Judge Ed Reeves, two of Hicks’s brothers, his girlfriend and his mother all delivered victim impact statements. You can learn more in the Standard Democrat.

Union City School System Announces School Wide Librarian

The Union City School System now has a system-wide librarian. During Monday mornings board meeting, Director of Schools, Wes Kennedy, said Mindy McClanahan has now moved from the elementary position to one that covers all schools.(AUDIO) Following Director Kennedy’s personnel report, board member Curtis McLendon asked about the school library.(AUDIO)...

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans came to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020. They gave parsed or tortured responses when asked if Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Trump for the presidency was fairly decided. Their tiptoeing was a sign of Trump’s continued hold on many in the GOP, including in Kentucky, which he easily carried twice. That influence was evident Saturday as Trump supporters held large “Trump Won” signs as people gathered for the political speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky. The signs — promoting Trump’s false claims of a rigged 2020 election — drew cheers from Republican faithful. The stump-style speaking at the picnic — shown on statewide TV — is a rite of passage for statewide candidates in Kentucky. The GOP gubernatorial hopefuls will face off for the party’s nomination next May.