Paris

Downtown Paris Week Celebrates 190 Years

Jun 6, 2013

Susan Jones visits our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Downtown Paris Week, June 9 through 15 in the downtown square. Jones says there's something special every day of the week. On Sunday, the week begins with worship downtown, at the eight churches; Monday, dine downtown with a spotlight on local eateries; Tuesday, movie night outdoors; Wednesday, Heritage Day with a new exhibit at the Heritage Center; Thursday, songwriters on the Square; and Friday is government and value day, honoring civil servants and special sales in shops. See more on the DPA Facebook Page.

The Henry County Airport in Paris, Tenn.  is set to make improvements with $200,000  in state grants from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The funds are part of more than $2.3 million approved for 10 Tennessee airports.

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.

Paris, Tennessee's Lee Academy for the Arts hosts a concert with Dan Knowles and his Hot Band Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the academy, especially for the new ceramics program. Dan Knowles and Academy supporter Ray Hardy stopped by the studio today during Sounds Good to speak about the event and play some music.

Fire Destroys Paris Landmark

Jan 10, 2013
Marcus Obal, Wikimedia Commons

A fire has destroyed a former antique mall near downtown Paris.  The blaze broke out shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday on north Market Street.

"Our Town" at The Krider Performing Arts Center

Sep 8, 2012

Thorton Wilder’s play Our Town examines typical American life in the early 1900s. Set in the “Anytown, USA” of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, Our Town divides the characters’ lives up into three acts marked by major life events, emphasizing the eternal beauty of mundane everyday events. For their inaugural production, The Paris Players are presenting this classic today at The Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris, and Rose Krzton-Presson sat down to talk about it with Paris-Henry County Arts Council Director Mike Murphy, who produced the show and plays the character of George Gibbs.

Henry County Fair Association Appoints New Director

Apr 3, 2012

Henry County Fair Association has appointed its first executive director. Larry Ray previously served as the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. A volunteer board previously governed the fair association. Ray will primarily manage the Henry County Fair Grounds.  Ray's first task in his new position is promoting and marketing facilities for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry which kicks off April 21st.

Tennessee's state budget could cut all funding to The Paris Special School District Family Enrichment Center. Director Donna Vaughn says half of its funding comes from the state and if the budget passes, the center would likely have to close this summer.

“We do not have the excess funds in our budget to absorb it at this time. So we really don’t want to look down that road, but it doesn’t look good for us if that happens.”

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