State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been presented with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police's (TACP) "Legislator of the Year" Award.
NewsChannel5 reported state Sen. Bill Ketron double-dipped on travel expenses for years, using his campaign account to pay for trips and getting reimbursed by the state, but paid back the money after it was brought to his attention.
Kathy Hines doesn't shy away from talking about human trafficking. It's a problem she believes too many people ignore.
State Rep. Rick Womick and Sheriff Robert Arnold tried to circumvent the Rutherford County Commission with legislation allowing the sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center, state Sen. Bill Ketron said.
Concerned about the explosion of human sex trafficking in Tennessee, state Sen. Bill Ketron is sponsoring legislation designed to increase law enforcement and improve training to combat this scourge on society.
NASHVILLE - Rutherford County legislators are giving Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal a cool, if not icy, reception as a special session on the Medicaid expansion plan begins.
Trying to break ties with federal education rules, state Sen. Bill Ketron is seeking passage of a resolution designed to end what he calls overreach by the U.S. Department of Education.
State Sen. Bill Ketron announced today he is preparing to undergo cancer treatment after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but will keep serving District 13, according to his office.
Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.
MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm
Research initiative launched at university farm
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.
Chinese vice minister visits Murfreesboro
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
Botanical center to study potential medicines
University partners with design center
Library cards and other types of county-or-city-issued photo ID cards are no longer enough to cast a ballot in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a General Assembly measure outlawing their use at polling places.
All that remains to block state-funded college IDs as valid identification for voting in Tennessee is the governor’s signature.
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
The Tennessee General Assembly recognized Dean Jim Burton, who is retiring as head of the MTSU College of Business, for his work Monday with a joint resolution.
Bill Ketron’s wine-in-grocery-stores bill just won’t quit.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would strengthen penalties against spectators and participants of cockfights, the Republican Senate Caucus announced in a press release.
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
Sen. Bill Ketron said his seat belt bill is needed to promote safety.
Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded two grants to Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.
The bill also clarifies that locally issued photo library cards are not allowed under Tennessee’s voter ID law.
The Tennessee Department of Labor is working to recoup $1.3 million in fraudulent unemployment claims made to prisoners housed in jails in 2012.
Bill would leave issue up to counties
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
Middle Tennessee State University will receive a $74,249 grant to provide professional development to local K-12 teachers.
Tennessee Senate Republicans met Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Nashville to elect leaders for the 108th General Assembly.
Rutherford County voters helped lead the Republican Party to a supermajority Tuesday in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly.
The state grant will be used for engineering design and taxiway rehabilitation.
More than $162,000 in grants have been approved to aid six Rutherford County agencies in their highway safety efforts.
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
Rutherford County will receive a $466,000 waste tire recycling grant for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
The Senate has approved legislation that revises a law passed last year regarding cyberbullying through the use of electronic devices.
Unemployment benefits created quite a discussion in the House of Representatives’ Thursday sessions.
On Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to decrease the sales tax on grocery food and raised the exemption threshold for the inheritance tax – but not without some contentious exchanges among members.
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro CIty Council included a public hearing for a “landmark” mixed-use development in the Gateway Overlay District and a discussion of changing municipal elections to coincide with county and state elections.
Friday’s Capitol Connection breakfast at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce brought together the county’s state legislative delegation to discuss issues coming before the Tennessee General Assembly that affect area small businesses.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law legislation naming the National Guard Armory in Murfreesboro the 1st Lt. William Eric Emmert National Guard Armory.
State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) was honored this week with a prestigious award for his work to protect Tennessee’s environment.
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
The individual mandate, which is the centerpiece of the new law, is the requirement that almost all people in the United States buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS for failing to do so.
Rutherford County’s state legislative delegation informed citizens of their efforts in the Tennessee General Assembly and fielded questions from area residents on a wide range of topics during the Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Connection event Friday morning at the Chamber’s headquarters on Medical Center Parkway.
Harshly criticize changes to how teachers are evaluated, paid
State Sen. Bill Ketron announced Monday he will not run for the U.S. House 4th District seat, citing family reasons and a weighty to-do list in the General Assembly.
Rutherford County residents could be reassigned to the 4th Congressional District under the proposed redistricting plan being considered by state legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly.
More clout for MTSU community
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
State Sens. Jim Tracy and Bill Ketron announced Thursday during the fiscal year 2012 the county will receive approximately $430.45 million in state appropriations.
Party official accused of illegal voting speaks out about accusations, past
State Sen. Bill Ketron used the case of a Rutherford County Democratic Party official to illustrate the need for stricter voting laws in Tennessee during a press conference Monday.
Legislation will make it a felony to not report missing child
Ketron touts new legislation
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
In a press release, State Sen. Bill Ketron removes specific religious references from Sharia Law bill.
Southerners are known for their hospitality but some members of Rutherford County’s legislative delegation want to make Tennessee less welcoming to illegal immigrants.
Tennesseans who lack proper photo identification are a few short votes away from having to bring a new form of identification with them the next time they hit up the ballot box.
Republicans take control of Capitol Hill first time since 1869
Neighbors for and against a proposed rezoning of nine homes located north of Wilkinson Pike and west of West Park Drive filled The Murfreesboro City Council chambers Thursday night.
State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) filed a lawsuit Monday against his 13th district Democratic opponent alleging false impersonation.
Democratic State Senatorial candidate Debbie Matthews is taking aim at incumbent state Sen. Bill Ketron (R-13) for taking what she says is an excessive amount of tax payer money for hotels and other expenses.
Several Republican legislators are headed to Arizona later this month to deliver a resolution to Gov. Jan Brewer showing Tennessee’s support for their new immigration law.
The city of Murfreesboro will receive an $80,000 grant for improvements and renovation of the Fortress Rosecrans Trailhead extending to the Manson Pike Trailhead of the Stones River Greenway.
City to use to make sidewalk improvements at five local schools.
The full Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) that creates a procedure for construction companies to file for an exemption from obtaining workers’ compensation insurance to cover themselves.
Rep. Joe Carr and Sen. Bill Ketron on donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity” event.
No changes are expected in the state’s open meetings and public records law even though the city of Murfreesboro asked the Tennessee legislature to alter some laws.
RuCo legislators see both sides of traffic safety issue
Bill-supporter state Sen. Bill Ketron will hold a public hearing Tuesday on selling wine next to beer in grocery stores across the state.