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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 »

Outreach to Overton County Students for Virtual Participation

Overton County schools are continuing to reach out to students and families about participating in online learning. Overton County Schools Director Mark Winningham said the system expected participation to be higher for middle and high school students. However, Winningham said he thinks the Spring semester affected students expectations. “Maybe there was some expectation from some students or parents or whatever, ... Read More »

SR-85 Road Closures In Overton

Contractors are conducting emergency slide repairs to State Route 85 in Fentress and Overton Counties resulting in some road closures. The Overton side of the road will be closed from mile marker 17 to 22. A detour route remains in place for Overton SR-85 and motorists are encouraged to continue using the detour route until the road is opened. This ... Read More »

Overton Trying To Preserve Historical Books

Overton County will have a new archivist to help preserve the county’s books. The Overton County Commission approved creating a paid position to work two days a week. Executive Ben Danner said the county could not find volunteers, so the pay rate was needed. “Before, we had a person that volunteered and helped to do that,” Danner said. “It is ... Read More »

Overton Noel Drive Residential Fire

An Overton County residential fire on Noel Drive has displaced one resident. Both Overton’s Hardys Chapel Fire Department and the Putnam County Fire Department were sent. Putnam Fire Chief Tom Brown said there was initial confusion which county the property was on. “The fire appeared to have begun in a shed type building, a storage building, just adjacent to a ... Read More »

Overton Positive Test Rate Increase, 561 Cases

Overton County’s positive test rate has reached 15 percent over the last seven days. That’s double the state average. County Executive Ben Danner said the climbing number of cases is a concern. “Seems like all the counties around us are falling off,” Danner said. “Now, only Cumberland, Putnam and Warren County have more active cases than us. That is why ... Read More »

Overton Commissioner Sees Importance of New LA Stadium

Overton County Commissioner Robbie Melton foresees no reason she will not approve plans for the new Livingston Academy Football Stadium. Melton said she sees this as a good investment for Overton County, and a good investment in the county’s kids. “Playing sports is a big incentive for a lot of young people to stay in school and to make their ... Read More »

Overton Health & Rehab Reports Staff Cases

Overton County Health and Rehab reporting its first COVID cluster with three employees testing positive. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said the positives were found during weekly testing of staff. “We have no patients positive,” Stevens said. “We continue to focus on keeping patients safe.” Stevens said the center continues to tweak its procedures to protect patients. Meantime, Signature Health ... 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 »

Resurfacing Resumes On State Route 294

Resurfacing set to resume Thursday on State Route 294 through Overton and Clay County. Motorists should expect lane closures between Oakley Allons Road in Overton County and Willow Grove Road in Clay County. Flaggers will be in place and motorists should use caution. Crews are using microsurfacing to resurface the roadway, according to T-DOT. Read More »