Week in Ketron

Return of the Week in Ketron: Joe Liggett requests a full audit of Ketron's campaign

Jun 16, 2021 at 11:14 am by Michelle Willard

I've laid off our county mayor for a while. There was a global pandemic and all. But now that things are returning to normal, local activist and anti-corruption crusader Joe.... Read More
Two "leaders" Bill Ketron and Bill Lee

Week in Ketron: Why is our county mayor lying to us about COVID-19?

Mar 20, 2020 at 03:54 pm by Michelle Willard 2

I only have one question today: Why is our county mayor lying to us? In these unprecedented and trying times, we need a strong leader who isn't afraid to tell us the truth..... Read More
Week in Ketron

Week in Ketron: Pandemics, firings and more fines

Mar 18, 2020 at 09:00 am by Michelle Willard

With the pandemic panic going on I thought it might be a good opportunity to catch up with the goings on in the Historic Courthouse. While everyone is panic buying toilet p.... Read More
The Ketrons

Week in Ketron: All she got was probation

Feb 25, 2020 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard 1

Back when I worked for the corporate-owned paper in town, I wrote a weekly story about young professionals. At one point, someone suggested I do a profile of Kelsey Ketron. I.... Read More
What's happened with Bill Ketron this week

Week in Ketron: Joe Liggett edition

Jan 30, 2020 at 09:19 am by Michelle Willard

Local rabble-rouser Joe Liggett has set his anti-corruption sights on Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron. According to news reports, Liggett contacted the Tennessee Ethics C.... Read More
Bill and Kelsey Ketron in 2018

Week in Ketron: Tennessee Insurance Commission fines Kelsey $23K and revokes her license

Jan 24, 2020 at 10:13 am by Michelle Willard

The state of Tennessee has leveled its administrative justice against Kelsey Ketron and her attempts to sell insurance without a license (allegedly). On Jan. 17, the T.... Read More
Week in Ketron

Week in Ketron: Fines on fines on fines and a court date

Jan 17, 2020 at 04:33 pm by Michelle Willard

Our mayor has had another interesting week. On top of his daughter having her court date set, he was fined by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance for not paying his fin.... Read More
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron

Week in Ketron: Commissioner calls for mayor to step down as daughter pleads 'not guilty'

Nov 26, 2019 at 08:00 am by Michelle Willard 1

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has had a week and it's only Tuesday. Not only did he appear in court with his daughter to lend her his fatherly support when she faced cr.... Read More
Week in Ketron

Week in Ketron: How many scandals are there again? Let's look.

Nov 07, 2019 at 11:33 am by Michelle Willard

It's been a very eventful week for Bill Ketron. In addition to his daughter being arrested for misdeeds she (allegedly) perpetrated while running his family insurance agency,.... Read More

Week in Ketron: Kelsey Ketron is in the clink

Nov 05, 2019 at 08:37 am by Michelle Willard 1

Last time we left off with our illustrious mayor, he was in the midst of a fraud investigation into his family-owned insurance agency, fielding questions about how he spent ca.... Read More
Robert Stevens is fighting mad

Who penned a complaint against Smyrna Court Clerk Brittany Stevens?

Aug 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm by Michelle Willard 1

The plot thickens in the drama brewing on the Rutherford County Commission. Earlier this week, I received an anonymous email containing an ethics complaint filed against Smyr.... Read More
Rutherford County Commission

Open Letter to the Rutherford County Commission: Illegal Steering Committee nomination must be rectified

Aug 22, 2019 at 11:00 am by SusanVera

Dear Mayor Ketron and Commissioners, As you all are aware by now, Commission Rule VIII. H. 2. was violated at the August Commission meeting when Commissioner Phillips made tw.... Read More