News

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

County seeks new veterans service officer

Just six months after concluding their last search to fill the position, Sevier County officials are again in search of a county veterans service officer.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Daughter accuses father in Shannon Hercutt murder

More than five years after the death of Shannon Hercutt, her sister accused her father of arranging her murder, in an intense, emotional confrontation seen on national television on the syndicated Dr. Phil show.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Wildlife Week sees highest attendance

Although exact numbers have not yet been released, Butch Helton of the Pigeon Forge Department of Special Events said this year's Wilderness Wildlife Week was the best-attended yet.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Air Force jazz ensemble to perform in Pigeon Forge

The 18-piece Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform a free concert at the Pigeon Forge Community Center Friday at 7 p.m.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Overbey sponsors Insure Tennessee

State Sen. Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), who represents Sevier and Blount County in Nashville, has taken the reins as primary sponsor for the bill to enact Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Dixie Stampede undergoes renovations

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is undergoing renovations in preparation for its 28th season, marking the largest upgrade since the show opened in 1988.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Regen's story to be made into movie

The story of Regen Morris and the "Rootin' 4 Regen" campaign that swept Sevier County is set to be told in an upcoming movie from faith-based movie company JC Films.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Man faces charges in child rape case

A local man is facing charges of rape of a child after he allegedly assaulted a girl he was babysitting during the holidays.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Man faces attempted murder charge

A Knoxville man is facing attempted first-degree murder and burglary charges after he allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and shot at another man inside the residence on Ten Point Lane.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Phone scammers pose as IRS agents

Local police are warning that area residents have recently been targeted in a phone scam involving the IRS.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Dance to raise funds for inclusive playground

The Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is set for Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. at the Music Road Hotel Convention Center. This year's event will be princess-themed, and there will be music, snacks, crafts and a photo booth.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

ACA enrollment up over '13

The number of people in Sevier County who have registered in open enrollment for health care plans through the Affordable Care Act has increased since last year, according to information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Segways approved for goat-themed attraction

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved a revised site plan for Goats on the Roof Mountain Adventure Park. The new site plan includes obstacle courses for Segways.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Commissioners discuss right-of-way improvements

City commissioners met with officials from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort in a work session Wednesday afternoon to discuss possible improvements to the Dudley Creek Road right-of-way. The improvements would accommodate a Westgate expansion.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Wounded eagle rehabbing in Pigeon Forge

A wounded bald eagle, discovered by wildlife officials in Monroe County, is rehabilitating at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Plans advance for Seymour community center

The volunteer fire department got a warm enough reaction to its initial proposal for a community center and new station to move ahead with the plans.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Man charged in Sevier County rape

A Knoxville man is facing a rape charge after his arrest Monday on a sealed presentment.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Seymour golf course sells

The rumors about Creekside Plantation's future were just that. Rumors.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

New traffic signal approved for Veterans Boulevard

A new traffic signal on Veterans Boulevard is expected to be installed by June 1. It will be at the entrance of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and the future Jake Thomas Road extension.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Wildlife Week will move to May in '16

For years Wildness Wildlife Week has served as a beacon in the Pigeon Forge winter.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Turnout at Wilderness Wildlife Week pleases Pigeon Forge officials

Both organizers and attendees seem pleased so far with Wilderness Wildlife Week, three days into the annual Pigeon Forge event celebrating the great outdoors.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Seymour man to face Arkansas rape charges

A 75-year-old Seymour man is in the Knox County Jail awaiting extradition to Arkansas to face three counts of rape based on alleged activities that took place more than 20 yeas ago.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Sevier County inmates escaped through window

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have been working since Friday to correct a security flaw that allowed two inmates to escape from the Sevier County Jail annex that evening.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:39 AM

Wilderness Wildlife Week begins

Despite the cold temperatures and intermittent snow Saturday morning, hundreds of people filled the rooms in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge for the first day of Wilderness Wildlife Week.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Two inmates escape Sevier Jail Annex

 Two inmates of the Sevier County Jail Annex escaped Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.