Kelly Fisher, The Tennessean

Kelly Fisher

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

'Hooked' on pumpkin carving, Hendersonville woman competes on Food Network show 'Halloween Wars'

Liza Slaughter Barker is showcasing her pumpkin-carving skills on the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars,” kicking off its ninth season Sunday, Sept. 29. → Read More

Ashland City unveils new disc golf course

Ashland City unveiled a new outdoor attraction at the John C. “Preacher” Poole walking track designed to be a walk in the park for users of all skill levels. → Read More

THP: Man faces charges following single-vehicle rollover crash in Cheatham County

The man who was transported by life flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Cheatham County is now facing charges, Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary report shows. → Read More

Gallatin leaders won't vote on plans for a new Fairfield Inn. What happens now?

"This was not officially voted down, which means the developer and/or city staff can request to put it back on a work session agenda at some point," City Attorney Susan High-McAuley said during a council work session. → Read More

Gallatin Council to consider preliminary plans for new Dollar General

Council members will consider the first of two readings of the ordinance approving the preliminary master development plan at its meeting Sept. 17. → Read More

As Tennessee’s population ages, transportation programs strive to ‘do more’ for local seniors

One year after launching Portland Adult Transportation, coordinator Terri DeZwarte said “(we’re) wanting to do more because I know there are more people out there that need it.” → Read More

Man transported by life flight after single-vehicle rollover crash in Cheatham County

One man was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by life flight Monday afternoon following a single-vehicle rollover crash on Old Clarksville Pike in Cheatham County. → Read More

Hendersonville's 'unusual' road to incorporation 50 years ago

Here's where to celebrate Hendersonville's 50th anniversary, and how it became a city. → Read More

Here's what Gallatin's tax rate will be in the 2019-2020 year

Gallatin council members unanimously approved an ordinance setting the city’s tax rate, following the Sumner County Commission’s tax rate adoption last month. → Read More

Sumner Grand Jury indicts teacher Robert Ring, accused of sexually assaulting 5 boys

A Sumner County Grand Jury indicted Joe Shaefer Middle School teacher Robert Ring who is accused of stalking or sexually assaulting five young boys. → Read More

KSPD identifies suspects who led chase in Cheatham after alleged assault of Belle Meade officer

The Kingston Springs Police Department has identified the teens arrested following an alleged assault of a Belle Meade police officer and an hours-long multi-agency chase that prompted the school district to put a nearby elementary school on lockout. → Read More

Suspects accused of assaulting police officer, fleeing in Kingston Springs now in custody

Two suspects who fled in Kingston Springs after allegedly attempting to assault a Belle Meade officer in a stolen vehicle are in custody, police confirmed. → Read More

Suspects who allegedly assaulted Belle Meade officer with stolen vehicle fled on foot in Cheatham Co.

Authorities are searching for two suspects who allegedly attempted to assault a Belle Meade officer using a stolen vehicle, sources confirmed Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Hendersonville man teaches prison ministry at Sumner County Jail, publishes memoir

On Aug. 22, 10 inmates filtered into a small classroom toward the end of a hallway in the Sumner County Jail, stopping to shake Hadley’s hand before settling into their seats at their desks. → Read More

Sumner Co. woman reunites with sister after 57 years using 23andMe

A Portland woman reunited with her sister after 57 years using 23andMe. → Read More

Sumner DA will not prosecute DUI case where former ADA was disqualified for vindictive prosecution

The Sumner County District Attorney General opted not to move forward with prosecuting a DUI case from which a judge disqualified a now-former assistant district attorney for vindictive prosecution. → Read More

$4,000 pay increase for Sumner County teachers to take effect in January, Commission opts for 34-cent tax hike

Rather than waiting until the 2020-2021 school year, Sumner County teachers will see a $4,000 annual salary raise take effect in January, which officials anticipate will bring the school district to a more “competitive” level with surrounding counties. → Read More

Cheatham Commissioners rescind impact fee hike amid push-back

Following push-back and hours of discussion, Cheatham County officials unanimously did away with a June resolution that significantly – and abruptly – raised the growing county’s impact fee on residential developments. → Read More

Here's how Sumner Schools benefits from the county's 34-cent tax increase

Sumner County Commissioners approved a tax hike that in part means funding teacher raises and a School Resource Office in each school in the district. → Read More

Cheatham Schools officials announce 'tremendous' rankings from 2018-19 school year

Recently-received state designations rank the Cheatham County School District among the top third in Tennessee, school officials announced – along with several other accolades – at a press conference Tuesday. → Read More