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Five people sentenced for poaching Morgan Co. elk

Five East Tennesseans will not have to spend anytime behind bars after reaching a plea agreement in connection with the poaching death on an elk in Morgan County.

Kenneth Kelly of Oliver Springs, Austin Woodall of Oliver Springs, Steven Daughtry of Petros, Samantha McColl of Oliver Springs and Donovan Godwin of Coalfield were facing several charges including hunting and killing an elk during a closed season, illegal possession of a wild elk and criminal conspiracy.

Scott Co. Mayor: Three groups interested in running hospital

Leaders in Scott County are considering talking to a familiar group about running that community's closed hospital.

Scott County's only hospital shut its doors last May. More than 200 people were laid off.

Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals announced at a special meeting Monday three groups are now interested in operating the facility. SM Promen, LLC, used to have exclusive negotiating rights with Scott County over the facility, but a deal with them fell through February 28.

17 properties appear in 2013 Endangered Places list

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance announced its list of endangered historic places for 2013 on Monday.

The alliance's mission is to center attention on historic buildings and properties that are needing repairs and protection in the sixteen-county region. It's part the group's efforts to maitain historic buildings in smaller towns and cities. This list is selected by the ETPA Board of Directors from nominations by its members and the public.

Commissioners meet tonight on next step for Scott County hospital

Scott County commissioners will meet Monday evening to figure out a plan to reopen the community's only hospital.

A deal to reopen the Scott County hospital officially fell through on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The potential operator, S.M. Promen failed to come up with the $3 million dollars necessary to operate the hospital. It also failed to send all the necessary paperwork to the state before a deadline late last week.

On Monday, county officials will discuss what's next for the area's hospital.

One man arrested following Morgan County shooting

Morgan County deputies arrested a man after officials say he shot someone in the head Sunday night.

The incident occurred at a home in Sunbright, Tenn. on Red Hill Road shortly before 6:00 p.m.

Morgan County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Steve Cochran said the victim is still alive, and Lifestar flew him to UT Medical Center.

Investigators are now trying to figure out a motive for the crime and the relationship between the shooter and victim. As far as officials can tell, only one shot was fired during the incident.

Deal to reopen Scott County hospital falls through

The deal to reopen the Scott County hospital has fallen through.

Thursday was the deadline set by the Scott County Commission for the potential operator, S.M. Promen, to come up with $3 million dollars to operate the hospital.  They failed to do that, so Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals terminated the agreement.

There is a special called meeting Monday night, March 4, for county officials to discuss what to do next.

Jellico man dies in Campbell Co. car crash

A Wednesday night car crash has claimed the life of a Jellico man. 

A report issued by THP states that Michael King was traveling east on Highway 25 when his vehicle traveled off t he left side of the road and struck a tree.

King dies as a result of his injuries.  Two other passengers in the car were also injured.

The report said that King was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.