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  • Bluegrass Pipeline Opponents Plan For Next Battle

    November 10, 2014 5:27 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Organizers of the successful campaign to halt the Bluegrass Pipeline are gearing up for new battles. The widespread introduction of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has unlocked gas reserves in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Chris Schimmoeller told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Kentucky can expect... more »
  • Chamber Says Cuts Coming To Fort Campbell

    October 31, 2014 2:50 PM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The head of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce says the Fort Campbell area should be prepared for budget cuts to happen at the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Chamber President Marian Mason told The Kentucky New Era that chamber members would... more »
  • Health Official Suggests Post Using State Resource

    October 30, 2014 2:54 PM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Tennessee's top health department official is recommending that Fort Campbell use the state lab facility for testing for specific diseases, including Ebola. Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, told a round table at the military post on Tuesday that the... more »
  • OConners 19 Kills Lead UK To Sweep Of Tennessee

    October 29, 2014 10:59 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Lauren O'Conner had 19 kills for the second consecutive match to lead the No. 18 Kentucky volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18) victory over Tennessee Wednesday night at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (18-4, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) recorded their 10th sweep of the season... more »
  • Bud Dupree Named Quarterfinalist For Lott IMPACT Trophy

    October 22, 2014 4:15 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky senior defensive end/linebacker Alvin "Bud" Dupree, who leads all active Southeastern Conference players in sacks, has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced Wednesday. Dupree is one of 20 student-athletes across the nation to be named a quarterfinalist... more »
  • Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State Selected as ESPN3 Game of the Week

    October 20, 2014 2:51 PM

    The Nov. 1 Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State game has been selected as a "Wildcard Selection" in the league's Game of the Week football package on ESPN3. The game will kickoff at 2 p.m. CT at LP Field in Nashville. When the league's eight-contest Game of the Week schedule... more »
  • Woman Sent To Jail Over Overgrown Yard

    October 15, 2014 9:07 AM

    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard. Karen Holloway tells WVLT that the issue started in the summer, when the city sent a citation. She admits... more »
  • Miner Killed At Bell County Mine

    October 8, 2014 12:47 PM

    A miner died Tuesday night after an accident at a Bell County mine, according to the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety. He has been identified as 31-year-old Justin M. Mize of Harrogate, Tennessee. The accident was reported at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday at the Tinsley Branch Mine. It appears a right-side... more »
  • Man Indicted In Double Murder In Tenn. Caught In Louisville

    October 7, 2014 12:30 PM

    A man indicted for murdering two people in Tennessee has been caught in Louisville. 21-year-old Michael Wright, Junior is charged with two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Gregory Johnson and Daresha Cole. Police say Wright killed the pair in February following an attempted robbery. Wright is in... more »
  • Ex-Lady Vols Media Director, Tennessee Settle Suit

    October 3, 2014 9:09 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings has reached a $320,000 settlement in her lawsuit against the University of Tennessee and athletic director Dave Hart. Jennings' lawyer, David Burkhalter, released a statement Thursday that said the parties had "reached an amicable settlement" and noted the... more »
  • Ginseng Hunters Find Human Skull Near Tennessee

    September 26, 2014 11:34 AM

    HARROGATE, Tenn. (AP) - Police are investigating after two ginseng hunters found a human skull near Cumberland Gap National Park on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Claiborne County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Capt. David Honeycutt told WBIR-TV that search crews were out Thursday and would return to the area on Friday to... more »
  • Tenn. Man Arrested In Harlan County In Wife's Slaying Play Video

    September 25, 2014 5:01 AM

    HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - An East Tennessee man has been arrested in Harlan County hours after his estranged wife was found fatally shot in her driveway. Sevier County, Tennessee, Sheriff Ron Seals said that 45-year-old Andrew B. Beverly was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Harlan... more »
  • Magnitude 2.5 Quake Shakes Eastern Tennessee

    September 22, 2014 6:07 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred in Monroe County Saturday night. According to WATE-TV, the quake happened about three miles northeast of Sweetwater around 8 p.m. The USGS says earthquakes that are felt but too small to cause damage happen about once... more »
  • Ex-Titan & KY Native Rob Bironas Killed In Crash

    September 21, 2014 7:10 AM

    Former Tennessee Titans kicker and Kentucky native, Rob Bironas was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Hospital after a late night crash in Nashville. According to his spokesman, the 36-year-old was driving on Battery Lane when he lost control of his SUV, hit several trees and careened into a ravine. ... more »
  • Man Reported Missing In Ky. Found Dead In Tenn.

    September 17, 2014 3:49 PM

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - A man reported missing from western Kentucky has been found dead in northern Tennessee. The sheriff's office in Henry County, Tenn., told WPSD-TV that a homicide investigation has been opened into the death of 80-year-old Bobby J. Dozier. The sheriff's office in Calloway County... more »
  • Police: Tennessee Father Forced Teen To Drink Alcohol As Punishment

    September 17, 2014 9:26 AM

    SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) - Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. WBIR-TV reports Sweetwater police have charged 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes with aggravated child abuse and neglect and with contributing to the... more »
  • Crash Shuts Down I-75 In Tenn. Near Kentucky Border

    August 27, 2014 6:03 PM

    A person has died and three others were hurt after a crash in Jacksboro, Tenn., (Campbell County) just south of the Kentucky border. NBC affiliate WBIR reports two trucks collided just after 3 p.m. just south of exit 134, the Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette exit. According to officials, one truck was carrying batteries... more »
  • Police: Missing Georgia Woman's Credit Card Used In Wayne County

    August 15, 2014 12:22 PM

    A missing Georgia woman's credit card appears to have been used in Wayne County in Kentucky. An Atlanta TV station reports 65-year-old Janice Kay Whitted was last seen at her home in Marietta on Wednesday. Police issued an alert later that night. The missing woman's family says she... more »
  • 1 Killed In Tennessee Tanker Truck Fire; I-65 Reopened

    August 15, 2014 9:04 AM

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Middle Tennessee say a tanker truck explosion and fire has killed one person will result in significant delays for motorists on Interstate 65. Police tell local news outlets the fuel tanker hit an overpass around 3:40 a.m. Friday in Franklin. It was carrying unleaded... more »
  • Challenges To Gay Marriage Bans: Where They Stand

    August 5, 2014 12:45 PM

    State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them, and a federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday... more »
  • Kentucky Man Arrested In Tennessee Double Murder

    August 1, 2014 11:27 AM

    A Wayne County man is behind bars in Tennessee charged with the murders of two men just across the state line. 34-year old Joshua Pyles is charged in connection with the murders of 58-year old Dan Dowdy and his 22-year old son Cody. The two were found dead... more »
  • Justice Mines Have 266 Violations In 5 States

    July 31, 2014 10:53 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states. The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by... more »
  • Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robberies In Kentucky

    July 10, 2014 10:40 AM

    A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Thursday to the robbery of two banks in Kentucky and one carjacking in Adair County. Eugene Earl Gentry, 63, admitted in court to robbing the United Citizens Bank in Columbia of approximately $90,000 on Oct. 15, 2012. On the same day, in Adair County,... more »
  • Jack Daniel Opens Alabama Barrel Making Facility

    July 7, 2014 3:47 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey on Monday celebrated the opening of a new cooperage in Alabama to supply its distillery with the American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred to give the spirit its distinctive flavor and color. The facility located... more »
  • FBI: 9 Charged In $15 Million Tenn. Fake Coal Company Fraud Scheme

    June 27, 2014 5:23 AM

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The FBI says nine people from five states have been charged with taking $15 million from investors in a fake coal mining company in Tennessee. The FBI says the nine have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering in the... more »
  • 2 Kentuckians Among 4 Killed In Fiery Crash In West Tennessee

    June 26, 2014 9:13 AM

    BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says four people are dead following a fiery crash in West Tennessee involving two tractor-trailers and at least two passenger cars. Police told media outlets that two people - a husband and wife from Bowling Green, Kentucky - died in one of... more »
  • Police: Tennessee Teens In Shooting Plot Studied Columbine

    June 13, 2014 2:15 PM

    ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police say two Tennessee teenagers made plans last year to shoot up a high school and were studying the 1999 Columbine massacre in Colorado. The Kingsport Times-News reports that Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said authorities became aware of the plans last October after they... more »
  • Fight Rages Over Definition Of Tennessee Whiskey

    June 11, 2014 2:44 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean? A battle between two worldwide liquor companies - owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel - is being waged over who has the right... more »
  • Tenn. Drops Investigation Into Liquor Giant Diageo

    June 11, 2014 9:05 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alcohol regulators on Tuesday abruptly ended an investigation into whether global liquor giant Diageo PLC violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee in neighboring Kentucky. The decision came after master distiller John Lunn testified that the liquor stored in Kentucky would be blended... more »
  • Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

    May 23, 2014 7:14 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable... more »
  • SEC Baseball Tournament Schedule

    May 17, 2014 9:12 PM

    The SEC Baseball Tournament will begin Tuesday, May 20 in Hoover, Alabama. UK has earned a 9-seed and will play Alabama in Game 3 on Tuesday. Here's the entire schedule for the SEC Tourney: 2014 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Tuesday, May 20 Game 1... more »
  • Fired Tennessee Deputy Takes Early Retirement

    May 9, 2014 11:04 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee deputy who was fired after the publication of a photo that appears to show him choking a suspect has decided to take early retirement. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that documents dated Thursday show that 47-year-old Frank Phillips chose to take "deferred retirement"... more »
  • Court Upholds Convictions In Oil Drilling Scam

    April 15, 2014 1:07 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two brothers who defrauded millions of dollars from thousands of investors in an oil and gas drilling scheme lost a bid Tuesday to have their convictions and sentences overturned. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence to back their contention... more »
  • Madison County Deputies Search For Home Invasion Suspect

    April 10, 2014 3:25 PM

    The Madison County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in a home invasion in the Union City area. Officials are looking for Aaron Douglas Tate, 32, of Richmond in connection to a home invasion from March. Officials say Tate broke into the home around 6 a.m. on... more »
  • Effort To Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails For Year

    March 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year. Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville on Tuesday moved the bill that has pitted two global liquor giants against each other to a summer... more »
  • Lawmakers Mull Full Repeal Of Tenn. Whiskey Law

    March 18, 2014 3:19 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering an outright repeal of a 2013 law that for the first time established a legal definition of Tennessee whisky. Supporters of the move say the law enacted last year unfairly benefits Jack Daniel's, the world's most famous Tennessee whiskey. Some... more »
  • Tennessee Explosion That Killed 1 Under Investigation

    February 11, 2014 8:59 AM

    LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Federal investigators are returning to the scene of an explosion at a home in Middle Tennessee that killed one person. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says crews will begin processing the area of the blast Tuesday morning in an effort to... more »
  • Judge: Pair Must Forfeit $33 Million In Oil Scheme

    February 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Two men convicted in an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars have been ordered to forfeit $33 million in cash, cars and property. The decision by U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell in Lexington brings to an end the long-running saga of... more »
  • Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Take Teenager Out Of State

    January 15, 2014 10:51 AM

    A 21-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday after the father of a teenager said the man was trying to take his daughter back to Tennessee with him. The father of a 15-year-old told police a 21-year-old man was enroute from Tennessee to Warren County to meet his daughter and... more »
  • Missing Tennessee Man Found In Lexington

    January 1, 2014 10:34 AM

    A missing Tennessee man was found in Lexington Wednesday. Jerry Scott was reported missing on Tuesday night in Murfreesboro, TN., according to Nashville TV station WSMV. The man's daughter said the 72-year-old was found in Lexington, the station reports. He was apparently found on the side of the... more »
  • Fire Crews Make Progress In Tenn. Industrial Fire

    December 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee, an official said Thursday. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said a crew of contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began efforts to put out the... more »
  • Teen Leads Police On Chase Into Tennessee

    December 17, 2013 12:10 PM

    Police say a Calloway County teen led them on a chase and crossed into Tennessee. Investigators say deputies tried to stop 19-year-old Claibourn Richardson, when he refused to stop, leading deputies on a chase and crossing into Tennessee. Tennessee authorities were able to find Richardson's car at a... more »
  • Tennessee Man Charged With Two Bank Robberies In Kentucky

    December 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    A Tennessee man has been charged with robbing two Kentucky banks. Eugene Earl Gentry is accused of robbing a bank in Adair County in Oct. 2012, and another in Taylor County in October of this year. Prosecutors say Gentry carjacked a bank employee in the first robbery attempt.... more »
  • Vols Say Motivation Won't Be Problem At Kentucky

    November 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee doesn't expect to have trouble finding motivation for Saturday's season finale at Kentucky finale even though a bowl bid isn't at stake. The chance to build momentum by earning its first true road win in three years is all the incentive the Volunteers need.... more »
  • Stoops Lands First Commit for 2015 Class

    November 10, 2013 7:02 PM

    The Kentucky football team received their first commitment for the 2015 class on Sunday evening. Montrell Custis, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Georgia is considered a four-star prospect by Custis chose Kentucky over the likes of Auburn, Tennessee and West Virginia among others.
  • 2 Tenn. Officers Wounded In Shootout With Suspect

    October 15, 2013 10:09 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two Memphis police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they tried to arrest a man who barricaded himself in a home later engulfed by flames, authorities said. They added the man's body was later found in the charred and smoldering home. The Commercial Appeal... more »
  • Missing Tennessee Woman Found Safe In Pikeville

    October 9, 2013 12:21 PM

    A missing Tennessee woman has been found safe in Pikeville. 80-year-old Ruth Poole was found Tuesday night. She was last seen at a friend's home in South Carolina. She left Monday to go to the store, but never came back. Poole was involved in a minor wreck in... more »
  • Tennessee Horse Trainer Killed In Gallatin County Crash

    October 7, 2013 1:20 PM

    Officials say rain could be to blame in a deadly crash that killed a well known horse trainer from Tennessee. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate-71 in Gallatin County. Deputies say 51-year-old Jeffrey Givens was hauling a horse trailer, when it dipped off the side... more »
  • NC Church Mourns Victims Of Fiery Tenn. Bus Crash

    October 4, 2013 12:36 PM

    STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - He was the oldest victim in the fiery crash of a church bus in Tennessee, but Cloyce Matheny was truly young at heart. The 95-year-old retired aeronautical engineer went skydiving just a couple years ago, and was involved with a seniors group at his North Carolina... more »
  • Troopers: IDs On 8 Tenn. Bus Crash Victims May Take Days

    October 3, 2013 12:09 PM

    DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -It could take a couple of days to identify some of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash in Tennessee because some of the victims were so badly burned, the highway patrol said Thursday. Sgt. Bill Miller said said a forensic team expected to use... more »
  • Troopers: IDs On 8 Bus Crash Victims May Take Days

    October 3, 2013 10:36 AM

    DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it could take a couple of days before troopers release the names of the eight people who died in a fiery bus crash. THP Sgt. Bill Miller said Thursday morning that positive identification of the victims would be difficult because some... more »
  • 4 Found Shot To Death In Car Near Ex-Tennessee Resort

    September 12, 2013 3:46 PM

    Four people found shot to death on Thursday in a car near a former Tennessee mountain resort were deliberately targeted and not the victims of random violence, authorities said. Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said in a telephone interview that investigators are still working to identify the victims.... more »
  • Tennessee Fugitive Turns Self In To Kentucky Trooper

    September 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Police say a man approached an officer Wednesday morning saying he believed to be wanted. A trooper who was patrolling on US Highway 25 in London Wednesday said 38-year-old Michael Ford, II approached him around 10:45 a.m. ad said he thought he was wanted in Tennessee and wanted to... more »
  • Tennessee Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Principal

    September 3, 2013 2:30 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis teen who police say studied close-combat battle tactics and sharpened his knife the night before he fatally stabbed his high school principal pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday. Eduardo Marmolejo, 18, told Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward that he accepted a plea... more »
  • Vols Insist They Won't Look Past Western Kentucky

    September 2, 2013 4:06 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is treating Western Kentucky as if it's a Southeastern Conference opponent instead of a Sun Belt team. "All you have to do is watch a couple of clips and they have your attention," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "They have SEC talent." They... more »
  • Police: No Charges After Gun Goes Off In Tennessee School

    August 23, 2013 6:20 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - No charges have been filed against a Tennessee kindergartner or his mother after a gun discharged inside the child's backpack in a school cafeteria, but the shooting has led to metal-detecting wands being provided to the district's elementary schools, officials said Friday. Memphis police said the... more »
  • NCAA Reverses Course On Marine Playing At MTSU

    August 19, 2013 9:32 PM

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The NCAA has ruled that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and that he will have four years of eligibility remaining. It's a reversal from the NCAA's earlier decision to rule Steven... more »
  • 1 Vanderbilt Player Released On Bond, 1 Indicted

    August 16, 2013 6:21 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been indicted for his alleged role in the rape of an unconscious student on campus. Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Chris Boyd gave another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime. Vanderbilt released a statement Friday saying he... more »
  • Police: MTSU Player Seen Choking Woman On Tape

    July 22, 2013 8:00 PM

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Middle Tennessee police say they have video of a Blue Raiders football player choking his girlfriend last November while two teammates watched and did nothing. The girlfriend met with university police on Friday and they released a report Monday saying they have a copy of... more »
  • Update: Two Hurt In Small Plane Crash In Pulaski County

    July 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    Crews are on the scene of a small plane crash on Jacksboro Road in the Bronston community in Pulaski County that happened not far from a private airport with a grass field. The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Two men were on board, and witness Jeremy Thompson said... more »
  • Man Who Fled To Egypt Charged In Wife's Death

    June 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville man who fled to Egypt with his two children has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his wife. The body of 27-year-old Madiha Roshdy was found last month by a highway mowing crew near Elizabethton, Ky., but authorities were unable... more »
  • Tennessee Couple Dies In Hardin County Crash

    May 24, 2013 6:11 AM

    An elderly Tennessee couple died in a crash along I-65 in Hardin County Thursday afternoon. Police say a car went off the road near mile marker 98, crashed into a tree and came to rest in a creek bed. Firefighters found Claire R. Kahane, 75. dead inside the vehicle.... more »
  • Black Bears Thriving In Big South Fork

    May 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) - New population estimates of black bears in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area show the population is thriving. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the bears were reintroduced to the area almost 20 years ago after they had been nearly wiped out... more »
  • Kentucky Wesleyan Students Injured In Tennessee Bus Crash

    March 11, 2013 9:26 AM

    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) - A bus carrying Kentucky college students has crashed on Signal Mountain in southeastern Tennessee. WRCB-TV in Chattanooga reported a brake problem caused the charter bus carrying students from Kentucky Wesleyan College to run over a small hill beside the road. The station reported the bus... more »
  • Feds Seek Death Penalty In Tennessee Postal Shootings

    March 8, 2013 12:23 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have decided to pursue the death penalty against a former prison guard charged with killing two West Tennessee postal workers. U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton told U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla about the decision at a hearing in Memphis on Friday for suspect Chastain Montgomery.... more »
  • Police Chief's Polygraph Targets Racist Applicants

    March 8, 2013 6:54 AM

    COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired... more »
  • Stoops Affirms Interest in Madison Southern's Harris

    January 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops has affirmed the Wildcats interest in arguably the state's best running back. Madison Southern's Damien Harris was offered a scholarship by Joker Phillips when he was the head coach at Kentucky. However, when Phillips was let go, the sophomore running back didn't know if... more »
  • Judge To Rule Next Week On New Trials In Killings

    January 11, 2013 9:33 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge is considering whether to grant new trials to three men in the torture killing of a young Knoxville couple. Lemaricus Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas are seeking new trials after the trial judge was found to be addicted to prescription pain pills.... more »
  • Madison Southern's Harris at Army All-American Combine

    January 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    In Sept. 2012, Lex18 Sports sat down with Madison Southern's Damien Harris. At that time, Harris was already proving that he was one of the best running backs in the state -- as a sophomore. The Eagles running back finished the season with 160 carries for 1,911 yards (11.9... more »
  • Vols Hire Cincinnati's Jones As Next Coach

    December 7, 2012 8:28 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee selected Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its fourth football coach six seasons, ending a tumultuous couple of days for both parties. The university has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. Friday to announce the hiring, which was first reported by Cincinnati already has announced... more »
  • February Sentencing Likely For Vanessa Coleman

    November 29, 2012 8:53 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The judge who presided over the retrial in which a Kentucky woman was convicted in a young Tennessee woman's killing is aiming for a February sentencing. Vanessa Coleman of Lebanon, Ky., was convicted in Knoxville earlier this month of facilitation of felony murder. The Knoxville News... more »
  • Tennessee Officials Hope To Open 1 Southbound Lane Of I-75 At Jellico

    May 21, 2012 8:32 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to open at least one southbound lane of Interstate 75 at the site of a massive rockslide in Campbell County. According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, TDOT intends to open one of the two southbound lanes Monday at the 143... more »
  • Mom, Daughter Found Dead; 2 Sisters Still Missing

    May 8, 2012 9:38 AM

    GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) - The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented. Authorities are looking for Adam Mayes,... more »
  • Bat Cats Win Streak Snapped At 22

    March 23, 2012 10:26 PM

    Tennessee starting pitcher Zack Godley worked eight innings and allowed only one run on four hits to lead the Volunteers to a 4-1 win over No. 2 Kentucky in the series opener, snapping UK's school-record 22-game winning streak to open the season and hand the Wildcats their first loss of... more »
  • Amber Alert Issued In Tennessee

    February 22, 2012 8:49 AM

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for two missing children Wednesday morning. Investigators say they think non-custodial parents Jeremy Knasel, 32, and Ashley Norberg, 24, abducted Summer Knasel, 3, and her 4-year-old sister Lovell in Van Buren County, Tenn. The county is located in the center... more »
  • 1 Seriously Hurt In Crashes On Snowy I-75 Near Jellico

    February 20, 2012 5:09 AM

    JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee state police say a juvenile was seriously injured and others were hurt when blinding snow and fog contributed to a string of crashes along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 75 near Jellico. The eight crashes were original reported by Campbell County dispatch as a chain-reaction... more »
  • John Calipari's Post Game Comments Following Victory Over Tennessee

    January 31, 2012 10:19 PM

    An Interview With: COACH JOHN CALIPARI Q. On a scale of 1-to-10, 10 being the highest, how good was the defense? COACH CALIPARI: We were really good defensively. We were really good. You know, the way we scored the ball in the first half, we were able to... more »
  • Man Must Pay To Get Stolen Car Back

    January 10, 2012 6:20 AM

    Erick Fountain says he was relieved when police captured two Powell County Jail escapees in Tennessee. Police say Phillip Wells and Josh Abner stole Fountain's car after they broke out of the jail last month. The duo headed south and officers eventually found them, along with the stolen vehicle,... more »
  • Tennessee Car Dealer Denies Having Terrorist Ties

    December 26, 2011 10:34 AM

    MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - A Mount Juliet car dealership has been shuttered after federal agents froze the assets of its owner, who is accused of having ties to terrorists. The accusations against Cedar Exports & Auto Sales in Mount Juliet are spelled out in a federal lawsuit that was... more »
  • Pastor Celebrates Cats' Win With First Shave In 26 Years

    November 29, 2011 9:59 AM

    Since UK last beat Tennessee way back in 1984,Calvary Baptist Church associate pastor Hank Ellington has sported a beard. That's 26 years of facial hair. No more. Ellington is now clean-shaved. After that win in the 80s, Ellington made a bargain with his youth group. ... more »
  • Kentucky Cherishes Big Win Over Tennessee

    November 27, 2011 2:51 PM

    (AP) - When Avery Williamson and his Kentucky teammates finally had nothing left to lose, the Wildcats pulled off two of their best performances of the season. Now, coach Joker Phillips must find a way to continue the good vibes gained with Saturday's 10-7 upset of Tennessee in the season... more »
  • Joker Phillips' Post-Game Comments Tennessee Win

    November 26, 2011 6:43 PM

    JOKER PHILLIPS: The injury report? There is none. What an amazing game. How many if we lined up the last 26 years, how many quarterbacks have we had, probably 15? Who would pick out Matt Roark as the guy who broke the streak? You know we had a few goals... more »