Union City Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police in Vehicle
A Union City man was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing from Union City police by vehicle and foot. Police reports said 33 year old Christopher James Mitchell was issued charges that included evading arrest, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
Free weather radios for program participation in Fulton County
The American Red Cross and Fulton County Emergency Management will be presenting free weather radios for all who participate in an emergency preparedness training. KYTN reports that the training session, called “Be Red Cross Ready”, is a national educational curriculum for adults taught by certified presenters. The program...
KY Highway Water Over Road Report for District 1
PADUCAH, Ky. (March 28, 2023) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews across the 12 District 1 counties have the following Water Over Road Report for this hour:. KY 123 CLOSED at the 14-16mm at the Onion Creek Bridge in the Hailwell Corner Area - Signs Posted. McCracken County. KY 1255/Bonds...
SEMO-NASV to open satellite office in New Madrid
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV) is opening a new satellite office with the goal of expanding access to services for Southeast Missouri. The new satellite office will be in New Madrid, Missouri. A move that Development Director Alix Gasser says is...
“Thank You” Extended to Obion County Extension Office and Staff
The Obion County Extension Office offered a “thank you” to 104.9 KYTN on Tuesday. During a visit to the Union City office, this gesture of thanks was given to News Director Charles Choate as part of Extension Month. A big “thanks” from Thunderbolt Broadcasting goes out to Agriculture...
Local nonprofits work to provide temporary interim housing for survivors of Dec. 10, 2021 storm
WATER VALLEY, KY — The December 2021 tornadoes hit homes and displaced people living in western Kentucky. With temporary housing assistance programs ending soon, one local nonprofit is doing its best to accommodate. The board of Camp Graves, which provides housing for disaster victims, says the need for temporary...
New Business Hours Announced for City Hall in Union City
Business hours at Union City’s City Hall will be changing. City Manager Kathy Dillon announced that new office hours, effective on April 3rd, will be 7:30 until 5:00 on Monday thru Thursday. On Friday, City Hall will be open for business from 7:30 until 11:00. Until the April 3rd...
Top Tornado Awards Presented at Union City Elementary School
Students from four different Union City Elementary School classes were recently honored. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said presentations of Top Tornado Awards were made in ceremonies in the school gymnasium. The prestigious Top Tornado accolades are presented to students in each PreK-thru-2nd grade class roughly every nine weeks. Students...
Union City and Obion County Split in Monday Tennis
Union City’s boys’ tennis team returned to the win column with a hard-fought 4-3 District 13A victory over Obion Central Monday at the Fairgrounds courts. The Tornadoes broke a three-match slide to improve to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in league play. Gavin Pledge won in singles play and...
Fulton County Government Purchases Property for Multi-Agency Usage
The Fulton County Fiscal Court has made a property purchase, which will house multiple community services. County Judge-Executive Jim Martin said the purchase has been finalized for the former Gibson Electric building in Hickman. Judge Martin told Thunderbolt News that four organizations will now use the building for their operations.
UC Schools Freshman Orientation Set
Union City, Tenn.–Freshman orientation for 8th graders who plan to attend Union City High School during the 2023-24 school year will be held Wednesday night at 7:30 at the UCHS Commons area. Parents are encouraged to attend the session with their students. Among the topics to be discussed are:
Mississippi County road work – Route B bridge over I-57
Construction to replace the Route B bridge over Interstate 57 in Mississippi County is underway. The bridge is located near Bertrand. In addition to the bridge replacement, roundabouts will be constructed on either side of the bridge. Route B over I-57 is currently closed at the bridge location. This closure will remain in place throughout construction. Motorists should also anticipate impacts to I-57. Northbound and southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. Beginning Monday, April 3, I-57 will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge as the beams and deck panels are installed. During this time, traffic will be diverted onto the interchange ramps to navigate around the closure on I-57. This impact to I-57 will be in place for the entire week of April 3. The new bridge will raise the vertical clearance for I-57 traffic from 15 feet to over 16 feet. This will better accommodate loads passing under the bridge and will bring the bridge to current interstate standards. Route B must be raised to increase the vertical clearance. To raise Route B, roundabouts will be built at the top of the interchange ramps to help traffic to flow efficiently and in an effort to improve sight distance for motorists turning onto Route B. The roundabouts offer benefits at this specific location and are a more cost-effective approach than reconstructing the ramps farther from the bridge. The roundabouts will accommodate tractor trailers and farming equipment. Completion of the project is anticipated in summer 2023. The bridge is included in the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project, which will improve 17 bridges throughout Southeast Missouri. Completion of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project is anticipated on or before Dec. 31, 2023. The design-build project website is available at https://www.modot.org/bootheel-bridge-bundle. This bridge is also included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
'My city is gone': Mississippi city of Rolling Fork devastated by deadly tornado
'All around great person': Storm victim died protecting his wife from harm. A Mississippi city is mourning the loss of a man who died shielding his wife from a storm. (SOURCE: WAPT) Six children, two adults injured in crash. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. Updated: 6 hours ago. |. Russia...
Goats, dog guardian found roaming Graves County
Several goats and a dog were found traveling together on Monday south of Mayfield.
UC Boys Tennis Back In Winner’s Circle
Union City, Tenn.–Union City’s boys’ tennis team returned to the win column with a hard-fought 4-3 District 13A victory over Obion Central Monday at the Fairgrounds courts. The Tornadoes broke a three-match slide to improve to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in league play. Gavin Pledge won in...
Thunderbolt Broadcasting to Host Career Fair for Radio Positions
Thunderbolt Broadcasting will be holding a career fair this afternoon in Union City. The event will take place from 1:00 until 3:00 at the Obion County Public Library. Thunderbolt Broadcasting is seeking individuals interested in the position of sales, on-air production director and clerical to work in both the Union City and Martin locations.
Roads flood in western Kentucky
The following state highways are affected by water over the roadway:. KY 94 is closed at the 7 to 11mm in the Lower Bottom "Dip" Area between KY 311 and KY 1099. KY 94 has Water Over Road signs posted at the 23-26mm in Willingham Bottom between KY 1907 and KY 1125.
UT Martin rebuilding foundation for championship in spring practice
MARTIN, TN -- For the better part of the last two decades under head coach Jason Simpson, the standards for UT Martin have been extremely high. Then throw in back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships over the last two seasons and those expectations/standards have grown even higher. "We invited those expectations,"...
Valley View alum Katie Dreiling named OVC Pitcher of the Week
MARTIN, Tenn. (KAIT) - A former Valley View Lady Blazer is having a stellar stretch in softball. Katie Dreiling was named the OVC Pitcher of the Week. She appeared in four games for UT Martin and allowed 0 runs in 13.2 innings. Dreiling had 3 K in 3 shutout innings of relief March 22nd at Bellarmine. The two-way Skyhawk had 2 hits at the plate on March 25th and was the winning pitcher vs. Tennessee State. Dreiling pitched 2.1 relief frames, allowed 1 hit, and struck out 1. The junior recorded a hit on March 26th and pitched 2 shutout innings.
Family encourages donations to favorite nonprofit in teen’s memory
MURRAY – When 17-year-old Elexis “Lexie” Williams died in a car accident in Graves County on Jan. 4 of this year, her family’s hearts were forever torn apart. Even so, they were inspired by Lexie’s boundless spirit to raise money to benefit animals and an organization she deeply loved.
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