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Overton Health & Rehab Hit Hard By COVID

Overton Health and Rehab has 36 active COVID cases inside the center, with 25 active residents and 9 active staff members. This accounts for 18 percent of all the active cases in Overton County. At Friday’s COVID Conference, Overton Health and Rehab Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said the center saw a pretty big surge a few weeks ago, and ... Read More »

Overton Sees Daily COVID Case Increase

Overton County’s daily COVID case number has increased to 16.4 new cases reported per day over the last two weeks and 199 active cases. The previous two-weeks the new case number was 15.1 per day. During Friday’s COVID conference at Livingston City Hall, Overton County Health Department Supervisor Megan Reeder said the positivity rate for the last seven days is ... Read More »

Training to Spot Human Trafficking Can Save Victims

Law Enforcement agents this weekend credited a Springfield, Tennessee hotel staff with their training in human trafficking. It led to the arrest of a Livingston man accused of sex with an underage girl. Rana Zakaria is Community Educator for the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Zakaria said training healthcare workers, school staffs and hotels on how to identify trafficking is ... Read More »

Livingston Fire At Value Pet Supply Friday

A Livingston pet store suffered minimal damage from a warehouse fire Friday. Fire Chief Rocky Dial said dispatch received a call at 7 a.m. from a Value Pet Supply employee after detecting smoke in the building. “Upon arrival we found that a sprinkler system had been activated,” Dial said. “Once the personnel made sure the interior was intact, they found ... Read More »

35th Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale Starting

The 35th annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale got underway Thursday and will continue through Sunday. This will be 150 miles of yard sales creating a loop from Cave City, Kentucky to Celina. Clay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Young said he expects more yard sales than usual after a hot and slowed down Summer. “People are looking to ... Read More »

Fall-O-Ween Cancelled for Overton, Movie Night Scheduled

The biggest event in Overton County is cancelled due to COVID-19. Fall-O-Ween brings in as many as 7,000 people into downtown Livingston for this completely free event. Livingston-Overton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said she knows it’s an unpopular decision but said she had to put the community’s safety first. “We were just kind of left with a ... Read More »

Overton, Livingston Searching for Kentucky Double Murder Suspects

The Livingston Police Department and Overton County Sheriff’s Department are following leads on two suspects in a Kentucky double homicide on Sunday. The two suspects have been identified as 29 year old Edward Whiteledge of California and 28 year old Kayla Spivey of the Hillman community of Clay County. The two could be driving a black Nissan Altima with a ... Read More »

UCEMC Crews Heading to Hurricane Sally

Electric line workers from Carthage and Livingston are on their way to Gulf Shores, Alabama to help with Hurricane Sally. Crews set out Friday morning after getting their 24 hour notice. UCEMC General Manager Jimmy Gregory said the bond between line workers is about stepping up when disaster strikes. “It’s the human thing to do, sometime it will be our ... Read More »

New Executive Director for Livingston-Overton Chamber of Commerce

Shannon Cantrell is the new Executive Director for Livingston-Overton Chamber of Commerce. Cantrell said coming in during the pandemic has been a complete change in the chamber’s day to day routine. Cantrell said she has been running the chamber like an information center to help answer the community’s needs. “We had people constantly calling everyday, ‘where can I get some ... Read More »

August Overton COVID Cases Nearly Triple

Overton County had 124 COVID-19 cases August 1. As of August 20 that number has almost tripled to 317. Health Department Director Andy Langford said the county is averaging nine cases a day. “We want to make sure that we continue to keep businesses, schools, and all other organizations as safe as they can, and we want things to remain ... Read More »