Following heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and more rain in the forecast today , most of West Tennessee is under a flash flood watch through this evening, including Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties. The National Weather Service warns some locations may receive rainfall in excess of two inches, quickly flooding low water crossings.
Henry County, Tenn. will see its third county trustee of the year take office next week.
The move comes after interim trustee Leisa Wimberley announced her plans to leave after losing the Democratic primary for the post earlier this month. She will be taking a job with the Paris Housing Authority.
Kate Lochte speaks with Casey Brown of the Cancer Care Center of Henry County. She's the Center's liaison with the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris of the Henry County Healthcare Foundation that's hosting the second Annual Chairs That Care Auction & Social this Saturday at the Paris Winery, from 4 - 7 p.m. According to their website, they ended up with over 70 chairs and raised over $3,600 for the care center. This year, their goal is 100 chairs. See more on their website.
The Grand Parade was at 10 this morning, the Arts & Crafts Show is now open and the Fish Building, too, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. This is the finale weekend of The World's Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, Tennessee. It's a longstanding tradition involving events that started months ago, culminating this week. The General Manager of the Fish Fry tells us all about it with Kate Lochte.
Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.