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Driver license checkpoints to be held
Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside checkpoints at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 on Highway 164. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws
BILLIE “BILL” PLES POORE, AGE 79
Funeral services for Billie “Bill” Ples Poore, age 79, of Burkesville, Kentucky, will be held Thursday, December 6, at 1 p.m from the Brown Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Williams Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, December 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brown Fune
Cave City Tourist Commission agrees to buy new furniture, repaint and clean convention center
The Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission agreed during its Dec. 10 meeting to purchase new furniture for the Cave City Convention Center and to clean and repaint the facility.
OCN office to be closed for Christmas
In observance of Christmas, the Overton County News office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. All news articles and advertisements to be published in the December 25 edition should be submitted before noon Thursday, Dec. 20.
McDougle indicted on murder charge
Special Agents from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for an Overton County woman in connection to a 2017 homicide case. At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI agents began investigating the death of Timothy Melton on December 22, 2017, short
Kentucky State Police search for inmate escapee in Greenup County
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) — Kentucky State Police are searching for an inmate that escaped custody as he was being transferred to another county. Law enforcement is searching for Allen Lewis, 31, who escaped custody about 1: 35 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers said he was being transferred to Morgan Cou
Sonic Shootout tips off Dec. 19
From Dec. 19 through Dec. 21, Roy Sewell Gymnasium is the place to be for those who enjoy high school basketball. The Warriors and Warriorettes are hosting the 11th Annual Sonic Shootout, with 16 teams representing 10 different high schools expected to compete. Games will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day
City garbage routes change for Christmas
Garbage routes in the Town of Livingston will temporarily change in order for city employees to observe Christmas and New Year’s Day. Trash will not be picked up Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Dec. 26.
UPDATE: One dead, one charged in crash
A Cumberland County man has been charged in the traffic that killed a local woman and critically injured her husband in a head-on crash on Peavine Rd. Saturday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim as Bessie L. Huxoll, 85, whose address was listed by the state as Crossville. Her husban
Juvenile arrested day after deadly shooting
Police made an arrest Monday in the case of a juvenile who was killed in a weekend shooting. The suspect, also a juvenile, was booked into Warren County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence, according to Off. Ronnie Ward, spokesman f
112-year-old WWII veteran in hospital with pneumonia
AUSTIN (KXAN) — World War II veteran Richard Overton is in the hospital with pneumonia, his family said. The 112-year-old is the oldest living veteran in the United States and celebrated his latest birthday in May.
Lady Cards top West Jessamine 45-29 to improve to 3-3 on the season
The Wayne County Lady Cardinals hosted West Jessamine last Saturday. afternoon at the Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium in a matchup of 12th. Region teams looking to take the next step this season, after both.
Former Kentucky high school basketball star denied bond reduction following rape charge
BURLINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a rape suspect to have his bond lowered, as his case is being sent to a grand jury. WKRC reports former Covington Catholic basketball star Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington will remain in the Boone County Detention Center on a $250,000
Kentucky Radio Station Starts Playing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ on Repeat Amid Backlash
A Kentucky radio station started playing the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” after some complaints about the song prompted several radio stations to pledge never to play it again.
Metcalfe County deputy sheriff injured in head-on crash
A Metcalfe County deputy sheriff was injured in a head-on collision that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday about two miles east of Summer Shade on Ritters Mill Road. The crash happened when Charles Sherman, 23, of Edmonton, was traveling southbound in a 2018 Ford van and met Charles Massey, 57, of
One dead in Clay County crash involving garbage truck
CLAY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — At least one person has died in a crash on a Clay County highway involving a garbage truck. Tennessee Highway Patrol said it happened Friday morning at 735 Tompkinsville Highway/State Route 51.
Meth floods Northern Kentucky, cops shut down house: 'To stay there, you had to sell meth'
The recent shutdown of a "meth house" yielding four arrests in Northern Kentucky was just one more sign of a changing drug scene, police say. Crystal methamphetamine is inundating the illicit drug market, and it's predicted to stay a while. Called ice by most users, it's usually quite pure, and its
Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl's throat in front of four other children
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital. Citing a Fayette County Coroner’s Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked.
Family of murdered Clinton Co. 3-yr-old speaks out
CLINTON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Bulubenchi family is speaking out after losing their three-year-old daughter, Josephine. Emanuel Fluter, Josephine’s uncle, is accused of cutting her throat Saturday.
Hemp, hemp, hooray: Local producers excited over farm bill
GLASGOW — The passage of the farm bill by Congress this week could mean big things for rural Kentucky in regard to industrial hemp. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, explained the bill reclassifies industrial hemp, making it an agriculture crop just like corn, soybeans and tobacco and not a co