Will rain dampen Independence Day festivities?

  While the threat of a stray summer thunderstorm meandering through 4th of July festivities is certainly no surprise in East Tennessee, meteorologists say that this Independence Day could be...

From fireworks to concert: Busy 4th on tap

HUNTSVILLE — The Huntsville Fire & Rescue’s annual Firemen’s Fourth Festival was to have kicked off here yesterday (Wednesday) with an antique car show and firemen’s competition, and will...

Employee raises proposed in new county budget

HUNTSVILLE — No tax hike, a $200,000 reduction in expenditures, and an across-the-board four percent pay hike for county employees. Those were among several surprises contained in a review of...

Pharmacies join D.A.'s effort to limit meth-making drug

An initiative by District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones to limit the availability of a key meth-making drug has apparently been received warmly by area pharmacies. Phillips-Jones, who has made drugs...

Scott jobless rate climbs to 17 percent

Following a state-wide trend that saw increased unemployment rates in 82 of 95 counties, Scott County's jobless rate increased by nine-tenths of a percentage point in May. According to figures...

Crashed vehicle leads to arrests of burglary suspects

A trio of Scott Countians suspected in connection with a burglary near the Grave Hill neighborhood were arrested after crashing their get-away car. Donnie Lee Foster, his girlfriend Kristy E....

Huntsville sewer plant sees another minor setback

HUNTSVILLE — It will still happen, but sweeping repairs to Huntsville's faulty sewer plant have apparently been delayed slightly by higher than expected construction costs. Chesty Strunk, the plant's operator,...

Huntsville reiterates plea for recreation help, aldermen take first step

HUNTSVILLE — At Thursday's meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen here, Huntsville City Recorder Wendy Buttram reiterated a plea for the townspeople to take advantage of the...

First Trust, Bank of McCreary to merge

After operating as "sister banks" for several years, First Trust & Savings Bank of Oneida and Bank of McCreary County will merge. Employees were informed of the move in...

Meteorologists highlight severe weather threat

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center is warning of a slight risk of severe weather across much of the Midwest and the Mid-South on Wednesday, including the northern...

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