As homelessness concerns grow the talk of what to do to help those who live on the street continues. Some ask, could the county pay for a new shelter that provides temporary housing and perhaps more for homeless? Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron responds...
A woman who grew-up in Murfreesboro was presented the 2019 Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award for her strategic leadership to ensure that the legal system is open and available to all. Congratulations to Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate.
Murfreesboro Police executed search warrants at the insurance office of Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron.
The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.
Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties.
Nearby Lebanon, TN continues to work on their Gasification Initiative while Rutherford County looks for solutions on what to do the Middle Point Landfill that is nearing the end of its lifespan.
It is now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores on Sundays. Legislation sponsored by Bill Ketron during his term as state senator went into effect at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.
On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.
We told you recently about the efforts to name the Bridge Over Broad either "True Blue Bridge" or "Blue Raider Bridge." Now, MTSU officials are asking supporters and alumni to get behind the idea.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) resigned Monday as senator for the 13th District in Tennessee effective August 31, two months before his term of office is set to expire. Ketron will take office as Rutherford County Mayor on September 1 and state law prohibits holding certain public offices at the same time.
State Senator Bill Ketron is County Mayor-Elect after receiving 62-percent of the vote.
A three way race for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Mayor was won by Bill Ketron.
Bill Ketron for County Mayor signs are being defaced by vandals around Rutherford County. Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives are investigating over 20 instances of vandalism to signs.
A bill moved forward by State Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Bill Ketron could eventually abolish the statute of limitations in Tennessee against those who sexually abuse children.
The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.
Legislation placing a two-year moratorium on any new statewide assessments for students in grades K-12 is headed to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passage in the State Senate on Monday night.
Major legislation passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Monday that would accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and prepare the State of Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow for the retail sale of wine on Sundays. If passed, consumers could buy wine during the same hours and days as beer. The state House Government Subcommittee passed the measure unanimously last week.
"I look forward to seeing the fruition of these technology training classes in our community, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this great program at the library," added Ketron.
Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation announced that they will memorialize fallen Blue Angels Captain Jeff Kuss with a proclamation and bridge dedication on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is among seven Tennessee legislators who will join delegates from across the nation in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 at the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health.
Bill Ketron talks about his decision to run for Rutherford County Mayor on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.
State Senator Bill Ketron has announced he'll seek the County Mayor's office next year.
County Mayor Ernest Burgess will not seek a fourth term. However, with State Senator Bill Ketron's announcement he'll seek the mayor's position, Burgess says he'll run for Ketron's senate seat.
State Representative Dawn White announced that she will be a candidate for the District 13 State Senate seat in the August 2018 Republican Primary. That position is currently held by Bill Ketron, who is seeking the Rutherford County Mayor position.
The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education both approved the new Fermentation Science degree at MTSU.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges. But he's holding up on a county request for a bill to let city and county legislative bodies suspend officials facing a felony indictment.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) presented country music legend Randy Travis with a resolution recently to recognize the singer songwriter for his many contributions to country music and his continued support for stroke research and awareness.
State Senator Bill Ketron along with his family will be in Washington to witness the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump
NewsRadio WGNS was the first media outlet to get a tour of the new, state-of-the-art, Smyrna Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus, better known as T-CAT.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
Not only can you get milk and bread at your local grocery store, starting Friday, you can pick up wine.
State Senator Bill Ketron from Murfreesboro will hold a press conference one minute after midnight on July 1, 2016 inside the Kroger Store on Old Fort Parkway at Cason Lane.
Senate Bill 2093, sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), authorizes partnerships between private entities and state and local governments for the private development, redevelopment and operation of transportation facilities. .
State Senator Bill Ketron has thrown his support for Senate Speaker to Randy McNally, taking his name out of consideration
In the wake of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's decision to leave office next year, state Sen.Bill Ketron is eyeing a run for the Senate speaker post.
Cybersecurity legislation was passed by the State Senate on Wednesday tightening up Tennessee's law regarding breach notification requirements to protect consumers. The bill is sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, a member of MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force, would make it more difficult to change the name of the university's ROTC building or to remove the Confederate general's bust from the state Capitol.
The budget proposal presented by Governor Bill Haslam to lawmakers Monday night includes $90,000 to $120,000 to aid Rutherford County's Veterans Court and $1.5 million for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Accounting at MTSU said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's "2015 Disability Hero" award.
A little more than two weeks out of a stem cell transplant to cure his cancer Bill Ketron has his sights set on attending the MTSU-Vanderbilt football game.
Five key bills sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) are among 171 new laws which will become effective in Tennessee on Wednesday.
There are approximately 40,000 crashes a year that involve uninsured motorists.
State Senator Bill Ketron won passage of three key bills this week in Nashville, including final approval of a resolution opposing federal intervention in education in Tennessee.
Legislation allowing Rutherford County's sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center appears to be dead. Sam Stockard reports in the Murfreesboro Post State Sen. Bill Ketron is not planning to advance a bill initiated by Rep. Rick Womick.
If the lawsuit proves to be a successful win for the Volunteer state, it could immediately make health insurance unaffordable for thousands of Tennesseans, which kills the purpose of the Affordable Care Act all together.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) of Tennessee's 13th Senate District has been appointed to the Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board.
State lawmakers will begin a special session today (Monday) to consider Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which will extend health coverage for about 280-thousand Tennesseans.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) have been appointed to key committees in the State Senate.
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and will be receiving treatment for it.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) encouraged local high school seniors to apply for Tennessee Promise, the state's new scholarship program, by the November 1 deadline.
The Rutherford County Property Assessors Office is one of the first in the state to go with a hybrid Ford product to assess properties. Property Assessor Rob Mitchell stated...
Ketron is unopposed for the district seat which includes LaVergne, Smyrna, Eagleville and Murfreesboro, as well as the Blackman, Walter Hill, Leanna, and Rockvale communities.
Ketron sponsored Tennessee's "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011" to cut off the support for terrorists who are planning to commit acts in Tennessee...
The funds will be used for planning and construction of a neighborhood park including playground, walking trails, shelter, restroom facilities, picnic tables, benches and associated parking areas.
The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.
Rutherford County’s State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy are seeking photos of Rutherford County Vietnam War veterans who were killed in action...
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has received the highest possible ranking from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that six arts grants have been awarded in Rutherford County from the Tennessee Arts Commission with a combined total of $59,140.
State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, was so impressed with intern Sara Mejia-Gomez that he involved her in the research for his proposal to study the feasibility of a monorail from Murfreesboro to Nashville.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) won approval Wednesday of key legislation calling for a study to determine the feasibility of a monorail public transportation system along the I-24 Nashville Southeast Corridor that connects downtown Murfreesboro to Nashville.
The “Wine in Grocery Stores” is nearly a 100-Percent GO, but not just yet. It passed in the house this week, but will come back to the Senate on Monday. Senator Bill Ketron (Republican), who lives in Murfreesboro, stated…
The Senate has approved legislation, sponsored by Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), that provides greater accountability and transparency in the state’s TNInvestco Program.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host a job fair for the people of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.
Senator Bill Ketron and Representative Mike Sparks, both graduates of Middle Tennessee, were on hand in Murphy Center Monday to present a resolution to Middle Tennessee men's basketball head coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders in recognition of the team's success during the 2012-13 campaign.
Several key laws sponsored by State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and approved by the General Assembly this year will become effective July 1, including a new law to aid victims of human trafficking.
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