The Johnson City Commission Has Unanimously Approved 1.4 Million Dollar Contract For A Kingsport Company To Move Forward With Construction On An Eight Classroom, Two Wing Expansion Of Indian Trail Intermediate School. The City Will Also Move Forward With An Additional 600-Thousand Dollar Plan To Replace The Roofs On Woodland And South Side Elementary Schools.
A Kingsport Man Accused Of Trying To Run Over A Scott County Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy Has Admitted To The Crime. 32 Year Old Justin Luke Ketron Pled Guilty To Attempted Malicious Wounding Of A Law Enforcement Officer. It Happened In January During A Roadside Traffic Stop. Ketron Faces Up To Ten Year In Prison When He’s Sentenced At A Later Date. The Commonwealth Attorney Plans To Ask For The Highest Possible Sentence.
The Johnson City Power Board Has Six Candidates Now Vying To Be The Utility’s Next President And CEO. The Finalists Are Ernest Bowles, Jeff Dykes, Mark Eades, Brian Solsbee, Jack Suggs And Robert White. The Board Is Expected To Begin Conducting Interviews Of These Six Finalists By The End Of October.
A 27-year-old Virginia state trooper has died after he was hit by an SUV while on special assignment directing traffic for the State Fair of Virginia. Andrew Fox was assigned to Pulaski County. He was Tazewell County native and served on the town of Tazewell force. He was a Virginia Tech graduate. State police say Fox was run down late Friday on Route 30 in Hanover County. Fox was wearing a traffic safety vest when he was struck. No charges have been filed against the driver of the SUV but an investigation is continuing. The state police superintendent, Col. W. Steven Flaherty, called Fox highly regarded and his death a “tremendous loss.” He was the 58th state police officer killed in the line of duty in its 80-year history.