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Burglary Suspect Caught, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-05-25) A traffic stop for a minor violation resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle, drug charges against two of the occupants of the vehicle and burglary charges against at third person. Complete Story

 

Chadwell Tapped for Tennessee Educator Fellowship

 

Nashville, TN (2015-05-25) A Scott County educator has been selected to participate in a statewide program that helps shape education policy and advocate for students. Complete Story

 

BSF Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest Winners

 

Oneida, TN (2016-05-23) In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area hosted an art contest for fourth grade students in the surrounding school systems of McCreary and Wayne counties in Kentucky and Scott, Fentress, Morgan, and Pickett counties in Tennessee. Complete Story

 

Armstrong/Boyatt Re-Elected To PEC Board

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-05-21) Nearly 700 cast ballots in Saturday’s Plateau Electric Cooperative Board of Directors Election.  After the tally, the two incumbent board members have been re-elected. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for April 4.3%

 

Nashville, TN (2016-05-19) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for April was 4.3 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the March revised rate of 4.5 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for April was 5.0 percent, remaining unchanged from the previous month. Complete Story

 

Commission votes against closing Litton Covered Bridge Road

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-05-16) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners has voted down a request by landowners to close a section of Litton Covered Bridge Road in Huntsville.  In wake of the government’s decision, the landowners have vowed to fence their property to curb littering and other acts of vandalism. Complete Story

 

Wild Hog Research Project Underway in the Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2016-05-16) Wild hogs are an exotic invasive species that is significantly impacting the native resources at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The local park has partnered with the University of Tennessee to learn more about these pesky pigs. Complete Story

 

School Board Give Go-Ahead on Bus Garage

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-05-12) The Scott County Board of Education has approved a contract with a local builder to construct a new garage for the district’s fleet of buses.  Groundbreaking on the project should occur mid-Summer. Complete Story

 

Parents of Little Boy Left Alone in Park Arrested on Drug Charges

 

Winfield, TN (2016-05-10) The parents of a little boy left alone at the Winfield City Park have been arrested on drug and child neglect charges. Complete Story

 

OSSD Board of Education Affirms Vote on New Director

 

Oneida, TN (2016-05-10) The Oneida Special School District Board of Education has affirmed its vote to hire Dr. Jeanny Hatfield as the district’s next Director of Schools. Complete Story

 

BSF Centennial Challenge: Burnt Mill Bridge Loop on May 14

 

Oneida, TN (2016-05-09) In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial birthday, Big South Fork NRRA will be conducting a healthy hike along the Burnt Mill Bridge Loop on May 14, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Complete Story

 

Local Adventure Tourism Venue Named in Civil Lawsuit

 

            Knoxville, TN (2016-05-05) The family of a man killed at a concert last May in Huntsville has filed a civil lawsuit against the accused killer and the event host. Complete Story

 

HTC Scholarship Winners Announced

 

Sunbright, TN (2016-05-05) Highland Telephone Cooperative has announced the winners of its annual scholarship program, which provides $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its three-county service area. Complete Story

 

BSF Second Annual Blue Heron Decoration Day, May 7

 

Stearns, KY (2016-05-04) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces the second annual Blue Heron Decoration Day event. Complete Story

 

Developer Proposes Land Donation to Straighten Buffalo Road

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-28) An Oneida development group has offered to give property to the Town of Oneida to straighten a pair of dogleg curves on Buffalo Road.  The city will have to weigh the cost of building the section of roadway before accepting the donation. Complete Story

 

BSF to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-26) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 16th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The festival celebrates the Appalachian way of life that has been such a huge part of the history of the Big South Fork area. Complete Story

 

Tourism to Big South Fork Creates $20.5M in Economic Benefits

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-25) A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 650,000 visitors to Big South Fork in 2015 spent $19 million in communities near the park.  That spending supported more than 260 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $20,500,000. Complete Story

 

Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-25) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will provide assistance on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, for family members who wish to visit remote cemeteries and do minor clean-up of graves of their relatives. Complete Story

 

Hatfield Wins Split Decision for OSSD Director’s Job

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-04-21) During a special-called meeting Thursday night, the Oneida Special District Board of Education voted to offer the Director of School’s job to the Assistant Director.  Complete Story

 

County Jobless Rate Down to 6.8% in March

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-21) For the third consecutive month, the jobless rate in Scott County went down, as the employment picture continued to improve.  Since December, the unemployment rate has declined 2.5% and the number of jobless claims decreased by 190 over the first quarter. Complete Story

 

UnitedHealthcare Announces Withdrawal From Federally Facilitated Marketplace

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-19) The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) is notifying consumers that UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company will no longer offer coverage to Tennessee consumers through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). Complete Story

 

Adventure Tourism Committee Re-Established

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-04-18) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners has reappointed the standing members of the county’s Adventure Tourism Committee.  One of the task before the committee will be the designation of roadways inside the district where off-highway-vehicle would be allowed to travel. Complete Story

 

Commission Holds Public Hearing on Road Closure; Action Expected in May

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-04-18) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night regarding the possible closure of a section of Litton Covered Bridge Road in Huntsville.  A second public hearing and action on the request are expected in May. Complete Story

 

Reckless Driving Leads to Drug Charges against an Oneida Man

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-14) Reckless driving led to drug charges against on Oneida man. Complete Story

 

Tennessee’s March Unemployment Rate Lowest Since June 2007

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-14) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, four-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the February revised rate of 4.9 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for March was 5.0 percent, increasing one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month. Complete Story

 

Comcast Cares Day to benefit Robbins Elementary

 

Robbins, TN (2016-04-13) Every year, Comcast gives back by chipping in to help improve the quality of life in the local communities where its customers, viewers and employees live and work.  This year in its Scott and Morgan County service area, Comcast has chosen to help out at Robbins Elementary School. Complete Story

 

Scott Selected for Industrial Property Evaluation Program

 

            Nashville, TN (2016-04-12) The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has announced that eight counties have been chosen to participate in the state’s new Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP).  Scott County was among those fortunate enough to be chosen for the program which will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the county’s industrial properties. Complete Story

 

Rural Economic Act could positively impact Scott County

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-11) An economic incentive plan making its way through the Tennessee Legislature could have a positive impact on Scott County’s future economic development.  The bill has passed the State House of Representatives and is pending action by the State Senate of Wednesday. Complete Story

 

Oneida Contractor Lowest Bidder on School Bus Garage Construction Project

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-04-11) An Oneida contractor was the apparent low bidder on the proposed construction of a new school bus garage for the Scott County School System.  While the local contractor had the lowest base bid, if the local school board chooses to include certain additions to the building project, the bid could be awarded to another contractor. Complete Story

 

PEC Plans Power Outage April 16

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-11) A planned power outage will affect select customers of Plateau Electric Cooperative this weekend. Complete Story

 

Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk Friday

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-11) The Children’s Center of the Cumberlands and The Scott County Shelter Society will host the annual Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk on Friday.  This year’s walk will begin at the Oneida City Hall and end at Plateau Electric Cooperative. Complete Story

 

Find Your Park during National Park Week 2016

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-11) Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and Obed Wild & Scenic River will be celebrating the National Park Service Centennial during National Park Week from Saturday, April 16, through Sunday, April 24.  Everyone is invited to discover all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer with the theme “Find Your Park”. Complete Story

 

Candidate Field Set for August General Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-04-07) The candidate field for the August General Election is complete, as the qualifying deadline has past. Complete Story

 

Live Music Line Up for the BSF Spring Planting and Music Festival

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-06) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET).  The day long event will featuring diverse range of live music acts, farming demonstrations, children’s activities, and more. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-06) As fire crews contain hundreds of acres of wildfire that are currently burning in Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions. Complete Story

 

Say “Thumbs Down” to Texting and Driving during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-05) April is designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security are joining to share a unified message: Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving. Complete Story

 

Hours remain in qualifying period for August County Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-04-05) With the deadline looming, those interested in running for political office in August are feverishly getting signatures and filing paperwork with the Scott County Election Commission. Complete Story

 

BSF Healthy Hike: Ledbetter-Kentucky Trail on April 9

 

Oneida, TN (2016-04-05) In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial birthday, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Ledbetter/Kentucky Trail on Saturday, April 9, 2106 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Complete Story

 

Hospital CEO Outlines Plan for Recovery

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-04-04) Just one day after Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott suspended inpatient admissions, the hospital’s CEO addressed the Scott County Board of County Commissioners Monday night about the healthcare providers hopes for the future. Complete Story

 

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Becomes Independent, Publicly Traded Company

 

Lancaster, PA (2016-04-04) Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI), North America’s largest producer of resilient and wood flooring products, is now an independent, publicly traded company.  The Oneida plant is part of the new company. Complete Story

 

Hospital will remain open during corporate restructuring

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-04-01) In spite of surprising news that Pioneer Health Services, Inc. of Magee, MS, the parent company of Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott, had filed for bankruptcy, the local hospital will remain open. Complete Story

 

Scam Artist Target Jail Detainees

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-04-01) A scam artist is reportedly targeting former inmates and the families of former inmates held in the Scott County Jail. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Health Services files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

 

            Magee, MS (2016-04-01) Pioneer Health Services, the parent corporation of Pioneer Community of Scott, has reportedly filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.  While the company is seeking protection from its creditors, it is hoping to restructure and continue doing business. Complete Story

 

Final Week for Qualifying for August General Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-04-01) With less than a week remaining in the qualification period for the August 4, 2016 General Election only a handful of new potential candidates have emerged to seek office.  The deadline for returning qualifying petitions is 12:00 p.m. on April 7, 2016. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Celebrates National Public Health Week

 

Nashville, TN (2016-04-01) The Tennessee Public Health Association announces its annual celebration of National Public Health Week to be observed across the state April 4-10, 2016. National Public Health Week brings individuals and communities across Tennessee together to celebrate the work and dedication of public health professionals and volunteers and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our state and nation. This year’s NPHW theme “Healthiest Nation 2030” is a call to make the United States the healthiest nation in one generation by 2030. Complete Story

 

Kentucky National Park Pentathlon Continues

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-31) The National Park Service (NPS) launched the Kentucky National Park Pentathlon last year, inviting those who visit all five NPS sites in the state to earn a special free commemorative patch.   The Pentathlon is in recognition of this year’s NPS 2016 Centennial. Complete Story

 

Georgia Gospel Group to Perform Free Live Concert April 1

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-30) A Southern Gospel quartet with local ties will perform a free live concert on Friday in Oneida.  The southern gospel event will be hosted by The Singing Hambys. Complete Story

 

Upper Cumberland Development District Names Rep. Keisling ‘Legislator of the Year’

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-29) Last week, State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown), has been named Legislator of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Nashville. Complete Story

 

County Jobless Rate Down in February

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-24) Mirroring a trend across the state, the unemployment rate in Scott County declined in February, as the jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent. Complete Story

 

Candidate Field Taking Shape for August General Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-24) With less than two week remaining before the end of the qualifying deadline, the field of potential candidates for the various race on the August County General Election are starting to fill up. Complete Story

 

Amusement Tax off the Table for 2016 Legislative Session

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-21) The on-again off-again County Amusement Tax on all-terrain vehicle events in Scott County is off again—at least for this year.   Meanwhile, of the county’s two adventure tourism businesses has announced its entertainment line-up for the Memorial Day weekend. Complete Story

 

Search for KY Fugitive Leads to Drug Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-21) An early morning search for a woman wanted in Kentucky led officers to discover a host of drugs and drug paraphernalia at an Oneida home. Complete Story

 

Commission Rejects Proposal to Abolish Constables

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-21) The Scott County Commission has rejected a proposal that would have permanently abolished the Office of Constable. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February 4.9%

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-17) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for February was 4.9 percent, five-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the January revised rate of 5.4 percent and the lowest rate since August 2007. The U.S. preliminary rate for February was 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Complete Story

 

New Ordinance Would Expedite Construction Projects in Oneida

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-17) A new ordinance that would help streamline the approval process for construction projects in Oneida has gain initial approval for the Oneida City Council. Complete Story

 

Oneida Applies for LPRF Grant to make improvements at Bear Creek Park

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-17) The Oneida City Council has formally agreed to make application for a recreation grant to fund additional improvements at the Bear Creek Sports Complex. Complete Story

 

Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-16) During the next few weeks, National Park Service fire crews will be conducting a series of prescribed fires within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The prescribed fires, as defined in the approved Fire Management Plan, will all be located within the boundaries of the park.  Fires will occur on the Tennessee side of the park. Complete Story

 

BSF Receives Grant to Help Support Centennial Challenge

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-14) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area recently received a grant to support the park’s Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years. Complete Story

 

Wednesday Kick Butts Day in Scott County

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-14) Each year in March, Scott County celebrates Kick Butts Day.  Kick Butts Day is a nationally recognized program to empower youth to standout, speak up and take control against tobacco products. Complete Story

 

Ditney Trail Couple Booked on Drug Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-11) An investigation into the illegal distribution of marijuana has resulted in a multitude of charges against a Ditney Trail couple. Complete Story

 

Scott County Duo Booked on Drug Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (216-03-11) A tip from a concerned citizen led to drug charges against two Scott County men Thursday night. Complete Story

 

School Board amends Sick Leave Policy for Bus Drivers

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-10) The Scott County Board of Education has approved an amendment to its sick leave policy that would allow school bus drivers to cash in excessive sick leave days for cash.  The policy revision updated an identical clause that was approved in 2013. Complete Story

 

Countywide Science Fair Winners Announced

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-10) On Thursday, the winners of the countywide Science Fair were announced.  The Best of Show was awarded to a student from Huntsville Elementary School. Complete Story

 

“Parade of Beauties” Event to Benefit CASA

 

Oneida, TN (2016-03-10) CASA of the Tennessee Heartland’s Scott County Program is hosting the 2nd Annual Parade of Beauties this Saturday at the Oneida High School Performing Arts Center.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Check Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-11) State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds Tennesseans to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time. She also urges everyone to consider the age of their smoke alarms. Complete Story

 

County to Consider Suing Town of Huntsville over Annexation

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-03-07) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners may consider filing a Chancery Court lawsuit against the Town of Huntsville over a recent annexation that took in four local businesses. Complete Story

 

Anti-Nepotism Policy Sparks Heated Debate in Commission Meeting

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-03-07) A proposal that would have allowed the public to vote on the issue of nepotism in county government gained no support Monday night, as the Scott County Commission argued over the issue for the third, and likely, final time.  The idea sparked a contentious debate among Commissioners and condemnation from Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue. Complete Story

 

Commission to Consider Eliminating Constables

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-07) At its regular meeting on March 21, 2016, the Scott County Board of County Commissioners will consider eliminating the office of constable.  While the measure narrowly passed the Intergovernmental Committee Monday night, it will take two consecutive 2/3rds majority votes of the county legislative body to abolish the office. Complete Story

 

SCSD and TBI Investigating Winfield Murder-Suicide

 

            Winfield, TN (2016-03-07) The Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating an apparent murder – suicide in the New Light community. Complete Story

 

County Audit Finds Fault with Most County Departments

 

            Nashville, TN (2016-03-04) The annual audit of the county’s financial records found procedural problems in almost every department.  None of the findings warranted criminal investigation or action. Complete Story

 

Potential Candidate List Grows in Assessor’s Race

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-03-04) With a month left before the end of the qualifying deadline, the list of potential candidates vying for the Assessor of Property office has grown significantly over the last week. Complete Story

 

Slow Tax Collections Could Result in Significant Budget Shortfall

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-03-04) Scott County could face up to a $1.4 million budget shortfall in the current fiscal year budget. Complete Story

 

Scott County Health Department to Receive Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Interest Recognition

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-04) Scott County Health Department has earned Interest Level Recognition in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE). TNCPE is Tennessee’s only statewide quality program and is patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing role model performance through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership. Scott County Health Department will accept the award at the 23rd Annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet on February 24, 2016 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Complete Story

 

Legislation would end Pre-Trial Diversion for Crimes against Children

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-04) The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) this week which adds domestic assault and child abuse, neglect and endangerment to the list of offenses in Tennessee for which pretrial diversion is not permitted. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for January 5.4%

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-04) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for January was 5.4 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the December revised rate of 5.6 percent. Complete Story

 

Exit 141 has Reopened to Local Traffic

 

Nashville, TN (2016-03-02) After nearly a week, the closure of Exit 141 on Interstate 75 has been lifted.  On Wednesday morning, state officials and representatives of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) agreed on a plan of action that will allow local traffic to again use the exit while repairs are made on the Interstate to correct a slide slope failure just north of the exit. Complete Story

 

Trump / Clinton Win Scott County Primary Elections

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-01) Presidential hopefuls Donald J. Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) were successful in Tuesday’s local primary elections. Complete Story

 

Cops Credited with Saving Woman’s Life

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-01) What began as an evening to crack down on illicit drug trafficking in Scott County ended in the discovery of a near lifeless Kentucky woman in a stolen car.  The quick action of law enforcement officers and paramedics is credited with saving her life. Complete Story

 

Four Arrested in Winfield Drug House

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-03-01) After months of surveillance and numerous complaints, a multijurisdictional raid on a Winfield home resulted in the arrest of four people. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Pot Peddling Couple Charged in Marijuana Trafficking Case

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-29) A Pioneer couple that was allegedly in possession of more than 13 pounds of marijuana has been charged in connection with trafficking the illegal weed. Complete Story

 

Super Tuesday in Scott County: What you need to know

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-29) March 1, 2016 will be Super Tuesday in Tennessee and several other southern states.  Polling for Super Tuesday, or the SEC Primary, in Scott County will be held Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Complete Story

 

Drug Offenses Top Charges for OPD in 2015

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-22) In 2015, the Oneida Police Department arrested 294 people.  Drug offenses topped the list of charges against them. Complete Story

 

Hunter Education Course Scheduled in Oneida

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-22) Young hunters in Scott County will have the opportunity to take the state-required Hunter Education course locally in March. Complete Story

 

Candidate Field Grows for August General Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-21) While most of the country is fixated on the upcoming Presidential race, Scott County voters will also have another important election this year.  The County General and State Primary Election will be held on August 4, 2016. Complete Story

 

Scott County Celebrates Tennessee Quit Week

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-21) Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue has proclaimed February 22-26, 2016 Tennessee Quit Week in Scott County. The theme for this new campaign is “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee” to celebrate Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them. Complete Story

 

Mays Appointed to Oneida City Council

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-18) The wife of an elected councilman that was unable to serve has been appointed to fill his vacancy on the Oneida City Council. Complete Story

 

National Parks Centennial One Object Online Exhibit Opens

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-17) The National Park Service, Department of Interior is partnering with the Google Cultural Institute to photograph and share historically important material with global audiences and digitally preserve them for future generations. Complete Story

 

Commission Votes to Terminate Medical Examiner’s Insurance

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-16) A week after the County Medical Examiner objected to the pending termination of his health insurance by the county, the Scott County Commission has affirmed the administration’s position and voted to formally terminate his coverage by month’s end. Complete Story

 

Oneida Man Charged with Burglarizing Local Contractor’s Office

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-15) An Oneida man is facing burglary charges following an investigation into a theft from a local office complex in Oneida. Complete Story

 

KY Woman Facing Meth Possession Charges

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-15) Erratic driving led to the arrest of a Kentucky woman on drug possession charges on Saturday. Complete Story

 

Scott County Schools were ready for TNReady

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-15) The Scott County School system, like many local school systems in the state, was prepared to administer the TNReady exam to students in grades 3 -8 last week; however, a major glitch at the state level forced the local district to discontinue testing. Complete Story

 

County Teachers of the Year Honored

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-02-15) The Scott County School System honored its annual Teachers of the Year last Thursday night. Complete Story

 

National Parks World War II Film Festival on February 20

 

Oak Ridge, TN (2016-02-15)  The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present films from a number of National Park Service sites that commemorate events and issues surrounding World War II on Saturday afternoon, February 20, at the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE). Complete Story

 

Sheriff’s Department Investigating Murder-Suicide

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-14) The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a Valentine’s Day murder-suicide that resulted in the death of an Oneida couple. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-12) In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area invites students in the surrounding school systems and home schoolers of McCreary and Wayne counties in Kentucky and Scott, Fentress, Morgan, and Pickett counties in Tennessee to earn their Every Kid in a Park pass. Complete Story

 

Free Flu Vaccine Available at Scott County Health Department

 

Huntsville TN (2016-02-11) The Scott County Health Department reminds everyone the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated. Complete Story

 

BSF and Knoxville Arabian Horse Club Announce New Picnic Pavilion Project

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-11) Recently, the National Park Service (NPS) announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including funding for the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to construct a picnic pavilion at the Appaloosa Field near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  The NPS funding for Big South Fork will be matched with funding from the Knoxville Arabian Horse Club. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork NRRA to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-09) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 16th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The festival celebrates the Appalachian way of life that has been such a huge part of the history of the Big South Fork area. Complete Story

 

County Cancels Medical Examiners Health Insurance

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-08) Scott County Government has cancelled the County Medical Examiner’s health insurance following a legal opinion that he was not entitled to the benefit.  On Monday, he took the opinion to task and demanded his insurance be reinstated. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Man Facing Felony Charges in McCreary County Attempted Abduction Case

 

Whitley City, KY (2016-02-05) A Huntsville man is reportedly facing felony charges after he allegedly attempted to abduct and sexually assault a Kentucky woman in the parking lot of a Whitley City business. Complete Story

 

Robbins Man Facing DUI Charges after Striking Patrol Vehicle

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-02-05) A Robbins man is facing DUI charges following a Thursday night collision with a patrol unit from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Complete Story

 

Director’s Interviews Rescheduled

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-04) Due to scheduling conflicts, interviews with the candidates vying for the Director of Schools job at Oneida have been delayed another week. Complete Story

 

KSP Investigating Death of 5-Month Old in McCreary County

 

London, KY (2016-02-04) Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a 5-month old child in McCreary County, KY. Complete Story

 

August General Election Taking Shape

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-02) While August may seem a long ways away, candidates have already begun picking up and returning qualifying petitions for the August 4, 2016 General Election. Complete Story

 

Voters May Have Chance to Weigh-In on County Nepotism Policy

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-01) Voters may have a voice in whether or not Scott County elected officials and department heads can hire relatives under their direct supervision; however, the legality of such a policy remains unclear. Complete Story

 

May 2016

 

2016-05-25 Burglary Suspect Caught, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

2016-05-25 Chadwell Tapped for Tennessee Educator Fellowship

2016-05-23 BSF Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest Winners

2016-05-21 Armstrong/Boyatt Re-Elected To PEC Board

2016-05-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for April 4.3%

2016-05-16 Commission votes against closing Litton Covered Bridge Road

2016-05-16 Wild Hog Research Project Underway in the Big South Fork

2016-05-12 School Board Give Go-Ahead on Bus Garage

2016-05-10 Parents of Little Boy Left Alone in Park Arrested on Drug Charges

2016-05-10 OSSD Board of Education Affirms Vote on New Director

2016-05-09 BSF Centennial Challenge: Burnt Mill Bridge Loop on May 14

2016-05-05 Local Adventure Tourism Venue Named in Civil Lawsuit

2016-05-05 HTC Scholarship Winners Announced

2016-05-04 BSF Second Annual Blue Heron Decoration Day, May 7

 

April 2016

 

2016-04-28 Developer Proposes Land Donation to Straighten Buffalo Road

2016-04-26 BSF to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

2016-04-25 Tourism to Big South Fork Creates $20.5M in Economic Benefits

2016-04-25 Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

2016-04-21 Hatfield Wins Split Decision for OSSD Directors Job

2016-04-21 County Jobless Rate Down to 6.8% in March

2016-04-19 UnitedHealthcare Announces Withdrawal From Federally Facilitated Marketplace

2016-04-18 Adventure Tourism Committee Re-Established

2016-04-18 Commission Holds Public Hearing on Road Closure; Action Expected in May

2016-04-14 Reckless Driving Leads to Drug Charges against an Oneida Man

2016-04-14 Tennessee’s March Unemployment Rate Lowest Since June 2007

2016-04-13 Comcast Cares Day to benefit Robbins Elementary

2016-04-12 Scott Selected for Industrial Property Evaluation Program

2016-04-12 Rural Economic Act could positively impact on Scott County

2016-04-11 Oneida Contractor Lowest Bidder on School Bus Garage Construction Project

2016-04-11 PEC Plans Power Outage April 16

2016-04-11 Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk Friday

2016-04-11 Find Your Park during National Park Week 2016

2016-04-07 Candidate Field Set for August General Election

2016-04-06 Live Music Line Up for the BSF Spring Planting and Music Festival

2016-04-06 State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

2016-04-05 Say “Thumbs Down” to Texting and Driving during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

2016-04-05 Hours remain in qualifying period for August County Election

2016-04-05 BSF Healthy Hike: Ledbetter-Kentucky Trail on April 9

2016-04-04 Hospital CEO Outlines Plan for Recovery

2016-04-04 Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Becomes Independent, Publicly Traded Company

2016-04-01 Hospital will remain open during corporate restructuring

2016-04-01 Scam Artist Target Jail Detainees

2016-04-01 Pioneer Health Services files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

2016-04-01 Final Week for Qualifying for August General Election

2016-04-01 Tennessee Celebrates National Public Health Week

 

March 2016

 

2016-03-31 Kentucky National Park Pentathlon Continues

2016-03-30 Georgia Gospel Group to Perform Free Live Concert April 1

2016-03-29 Upper Cumberland Development District Names Rep. Keisling ‘Legislator of the Year’

2016-03-24 County Jobless Rate Down in February

2016-03-24 Candidate Field Taking Shape for August General Election

2016-03-21 Amusement Tax off the Table for 2016 Legislative Session

2016-03-21 Search for KY Fugitive Leads to Drug Charges

2016-03-21 Commission Rejects Proposal to Abolish Constables

2016-03-17 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February 4.9%

2016-03-17 New Ordinance Would Expedite Construction Projects in Oneida

2016-03-17 Oneida Applies for LPRF Grant to make improvements at Bear Creek Park

2016-03-16 Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork

2016-03-14 BSF Receives Grant to Help Support Centennial Challenge

2016-03-14 Wednesday Kick Butts Day in Scott County

2016-03-11 Ditney Trail Couple Booked on Drug Charges

2016-03-11 Scott County Duo Booked on Drug Charges

2016-03-10 School Board amends Sick Leave Policy for Bus Drivers

2016-03-10 Countywide Science Fair Winners Announced

2016-03-10 “Parade of Beauties” Event to Benefit CASA

2016-03-10 State Fire Marshal: Check Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks

2016-03-07 County to Consider Suing Town of Huntsville over Annexation

2016-03-07 Anti-Nepotism Policy Sparks Heated Debate in Commission Meeting

2016-03-07 Commission to Consider Eliminating Constables

2016-03-07 SCSD and TBI Investigating Winfield Murder-Suicide

2016-03-04 County Audit Finds Fault with Most County Departments

2016-03-04 Potential Candidate List Grows in Assessors Race

2016-03-04 Slow Tax Collections Could Result in Significant Budget Shortfall

2016-03-04 Scott County Health Department to Receive Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Interest Recognition

2016-03-04 Legislation would end Pre-Trial Diversion for Crimes against Children

2016-03-03 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for January 5.4%

2016-03-02 Exit 141 has Reopened to Local Traffic

2016-03-01 Trump / Clinton Win Scott County Primary Elections

2016-03-01 Cops Credited with Saving Woman’s Life

2016-03-01 Four Arrested in Winfield Drug House

 

February 2016

 

2016-02-29 Pioneer Pot Peddling Couple Charged in Marijuana Trafficking Case

2016-02-29 Super Tuesday in Scott County: What you need to know

2016-02-22 Drug Offenses Top Charges for OPD in 2015

2016-02-22 Hunter Education Course Scheduled in Oneida

2016-02-21 Candidate Field Grows for August General Election

2016-02-21 Scott County Celebrates Tennessee Quit Week

2016-02-18 Mays Appointed to Oneida City Council

2016-02-17 National Parks Centennial One Object Online Exhibit Opens

2016-02-16 Commission Votes to Terminate Medical Examiner’s Insurance

2016-02-15 Oneida Man Charged with Burglarizing Local Contractor’s Office

2016-02-15 KY Woman Facing Meth Possession Charges

2016-02-15 Scott County Schools were ready for TNReady

2016-02-15 County Teachers of the Year Honored

2016-02-15 National Parks World War II Film Festival on February 20

2016-02-14 Sheriff’s Department Investigating Murder-Suicide

2016-02-12 Big South Fork Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest

2016-02-11 Free Flu Vaccine Available at Scott County Health Department

2016-02-11 BSF and Knoxville Arabian Horse Club Announce New Picnic Pavilion Project

2016-02-09 Big South Fork NRRA to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

2016-02-08 County Cancels Medical Examiners Health Insurance

2016-02-05 Huntsville Man Facing Felony Charges in McCreary County Attempted Abduction Case

2016-02-04 Robbins Man Facing DUI Charges after Striking Patrol Vehicle

2016-02-04 Director’s Interviews Rescheduled

2016-02-04 KSP Investigating Death of 5-Month Old in McCreary County

2016-02-02 August General Election Taking Shape

2016-02-01 Voters May Have Chance to Weigh-In on County Nepotism Policy

 

January 2016

 

2016-01-28 Investigators:  No Criminal Wrongdoing by Assistant Principal

2016-01-28 Director of Oneida Schools Interviews Set

2016-01-28 Scott Jobless Rate Unchanged in December

2016-01-27 Homicide Charge against Robbins Man Bound Over to Grand Jury

2016-01-22 Kentucky Pair Booked on Felony Marijuana Charges

2016-01-21 Tennessee Unemployment Rate for December 5.6%

2016-01-21 Couple Faces Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Meth from their Huntsville Home

2016-01-19 Commission Narrowly Approves New Solid Waste Board

2016-01-19 Commission Reverses Decision on Agent of Record; Health Incentive Program Discussed

2016-01-19 Commission Rejects Proposal to Put Private Citizen on Budget Committee

2016-01-19 Yager Offers Students Opportunity to Learn About Government First-Hand as Senate Page

2016-01-14 Oneida School Board to Interview All Candidates; Conduct Surveys

2016-01-13 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Efforts Fall Short of Goal

2016-01-11 Budget Committee Recommends Cross as Chairman; Body Taps Local Businessman to Serve

2016-01-11 Finance Committee Recommends Rescinding Action to Change Agent of Record for Voluntary Insurance Products

2016-01-11 HTC to Award Scholarships Again for 2015-2016 School Year

2016-01-11 Big South Fork Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years

2016-01-08 Three Juveniles Indicted in Escape Attempt

2016-01-08 Oneida School Board to Review Applicants for Director

2016-01-07 Assistant Principal under investigation granted medical leave of absence

2016-01-06 Proposed Tri-Star General Bill would honor individuals for outstanding public service

2016-01-04 Christmas Eve Fisticuffs Leads to Assault and Weapons Charges against Father and Son

2016-01-04 Commission Likely to Reconsider Insurance Broker Decision

2016-01-04 Sheriff Department Extremely Busy Over Holiday Period

2016-01-04 Huntsville Sewer Project Underway; Delays Prevent County from Applying for another Grant

2016-01-04 Knox County Man Booked for DUI; Possession of Marijuana

2016-01-01 Crafters and Volunteers Invited to Participate in the 15th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival

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