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Proposed Bill Would Add Dolly Parton Statue to State Capitol

Proposed Bill Would Add Dolly Parton Statue to State Capitol

Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) introduced a bill to the Tennessee state house that would add a statue of Dolly Parton to the Capitol Grounds in Nashville.   House Bill 135 states “the state capitol commission, at regularly scheduled meetings, shall develop and implement a plan for the commissioning of a statue of Dolly Parton,…MORE

Tennessee Announces New Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Tennessee Announces New Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Tennessee is changing its Covid-19 vaccination plan. In the new plan, the state will begin providing vaccines to older populations while simultaneously moving through the phases of vaccination based on risk factors associated with occupation.     In his press conference Thursday, Governor Bill Lee talked about what the state hopes to accomplish with the…MORE

TN High School Athletic Association Unanimously Approves Religious Headwear

TN High School Athletic Association Unanimously Approves Religious Headwear

Tennessee’s high school athletic association has voted to allow religious headwear during sporting competitions. The move comes after a September incident in which a freshman at Nashville’s Valor College Prep was not allowed to participate in a volleyball match because she was wearing a hijab. Previously, the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association had required participants…MORE

Jefferson Co Authorities Warning of Cow Theives

Jefferson Co Authorities Warning of Cow Theives

Authorities in Jefferson County are on the hunt for a missing cow. Officials are asking farmers to be on the lookout for a cow stolen from a farm Tuesday. They’re asking farmers to check their herds and conduct a headcount. Jefferson County officials say neighboring counties have had entire herds stolen. Officials are asking you…MORE

Obama: Not Giving Dolly Parton the Medal of Freedom was a Mistake

Obama: Not Giving Dolly Parton the Medal of Freedom was a Mistake

Former President Barack Obama says not presenting Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom was a mistake. The comments came on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night. In a segment titled “Questions We’re Pretty Sure Barack Obama Has Never Been Asked Before” Colbert asked, “How does Dolly Parton not have a Presidential Medal of Freedom?”…MORE

$6 Million Grant for Bike Trials in Cocke County

$6 Million Grant for Bike Trials in Cocke County

A $6 million federal grant will help build 50 to 75 miles of mountain bike trails in East Tennessee. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the money from the Appalachian Regional Commission aims to encourage more people who visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park to come through Cocke County, one of the most economically distressed counties…MORE

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

A Kentucky inmate may be on the run in Tennessee. 43-year-old Harold Hatfield was serving a 10-year-sentence on an Assault charge. Authorities say he escaped from a career development center in Richmond Kentucky in a gray SUV. Hatfield has ties to Tazewell Tennessee and was spotted in Claiborne County yesterday. Deputies were called to the…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Working on Spending Plan for 2021

Governor Bill Lee Working on Spending Plan for 2021

Tennessee department heads are set to pitch their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal year to Gov. Bill Lee and his top budget officials. Starting Monday, Lee will listen to budget proposals throughout the week before finalizing his own spending plan and submitting it to the GOP-controlled Statehouse. The hearings will take place in Nashville…MORE

FBI Investigating Knoxville-Knox CAC Office

FBI Investigating Knoxville-Knox CAC Office

The FBI is investigating the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee office. Wednesday the FBI, IRS, Department of Energy and more announced they were a part of an undisclosed investigation. The FBI says a multi-year investigation has been ongoing at four locations across Tennessee including the Knoxville CAC office. No details of the investigation has been…MORE

Country News

Morgan Wallen Rocks The Ryman In Nashville With a Dangerous Performance

Morgan Wallen Rocks The Ryman In Nashville With a Dangerous Performance

Morgan Wallen celebrated his recently released Dangerous: The Double Album with a show at the world famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Along with a socially distanced crowd taking it in live in-person, the performance was streamed to fans around the world. If you missed Morgan Wallen: Live From the Ryman, you can still join in…

Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard Release “Undivided” — Listen Now!

Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard Release “Undivided” — Listen Now!

“Undivided” from Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard is available now! Tim teased the new track last week, saying “Tyler sent me this song a few months ago and from the first time I heard it….I knew it was one I wanted to be singing for a long time. We got together in the studio…

Carrie Underwood Shares With Drew Barrymore Which Animal She Fears

Carrie Underwood Shares With Drew Barrymore Which Animal She Fears

Carrie Underwood appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show this week, and along with talking about her son appearing on her Christmas album, My Gift, Carrie shared which animal she’s actually afraid of…care to guess? Well, when Drew Barrymore had the chance to guess the answer, she got it right. So, what is the animal Carrie…

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