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General News

Commission tells state 'butt out' of local zoning

Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.

Man charged with animal cruelty

A man working at a local company was charged with Animal Cruelty after a large dog was found inside a van where the temperature was found to be in excess of 106 degrees.

County passes budget; fails to pass raise for squires

The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.

Now MJ has a Political Impact Zone

MT. JULIET -- In one of its shortest meetings in recent history, 26 minutes start to finish, the Mt. Juliet City Commission agreed Monday night to change the name of the so-called First Amendment area in Charlie Daniels Park and in front of the new Police Headquarters to the Political Impact Zone.

General Sports

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13
Matt Massey

ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.

Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.

PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon

PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon
Jarren Stewart

Defense can't slow down Rebel runners
WINCHESTER -- Tailback Marce Gray rushed for 252 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Franklin County to a 47-33 victory over Lebanon Friday.

The Rebels, now 1-1 on the season, ran for an incredible 514-yards on 55 carries against an inexperienced Blue Devil defensive unit.

PREP VOLLEYBALL -- Central tops LHS 3-2

GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's volleyball team improved to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in District 9AAA following Thursday night's 3-2 home victory over Lebanon.

Game scores: 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 19-25 and 15-8.

PREP SOCCER: Lebanon 2, WCHS 0

Freshman scores two 2nd half goals
LEBANON -- Ninth grader Danielle Redmond scored twice in the second half and Lexie Braden turned in a sparkling performance in goal as Lebanon topped Wilson Central 2-0 Thursday.

Redmond's first goal came with 25:49 left in the game off assists by Ashley Grimes and Lauren Lopez.

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