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A boy in Cookeville had to be transported to Vanderbilt Childrenís hospital in Nashville after his eye was injured by a sparkler. The accident happened Sunday. The childís name nor age were immediately released and his condition is not known at this time. Parents are reminded to closely supervise children around fireworks.
A safe alternative and a Cumberland County tradition is the City of Crossville's annual 4th of July Celebration tonight, Monday, July 4th at Centennial Park. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Enjoy kidís inflatables, concessions and live music by Carrie Hassler and Soul Survivor at 6:30 p.m. followed by the huge Fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the entire family for a Free evening of 4th of July fun!
The Cumberland County Clay Crushers have returned home from the TN Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championship with 7 team awards, 9 squad awards, and 13 individual awards. The team also claimed all of the coveted High Overall Combined Team awards for rookie, intermediate and varsity divisions for their combined scores in trap, skeet and sporting clays. Carey Garrison was runner-up in the High Overall Combined Individual rookie category for her combined scores in trap, skeet and sporting clays. Taylor Webb won High Overall JV female in trap, skeet and sporting clays. Head Coach, Fred Petersen says this is by far the best season the Clay Crushers have had and he couldnít be more proud of how the group has improved across the board as a team. The next step for the Clay Crushers is competing at the SCTP National Championship in Marengo, Ohio.
The Health Department in Nashville has confirmed the second case of Zika virus in Davidson County. Just like the previous case, the victim had recently returned from Honduras to Nashville. Officials say the two people do not appear to know each other or have any other connection, besides being afflicted with Zika while in Honduras. The Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and is often fatal. Zika virus in adults usually goes undetected, although there have been some reports that Zika has been linked a condition similar to multiple sclerosis. Zika is most commonly spread by mosquitoes bites but can also be sexually transmitted.
Dollywood is now the first theme park in the world to offer an Autistic Calming Room, where autistic guests and their families can go to relax. Expect more them parks to follow Dollywood's example. Legoland is currently building calming rooms for their autistic guests. (Image Courtesy Dollywood and WVLT)