Carroll County Imagination Library
Approximately 1,229 children in Carroll County, ages 0-5, received free books from the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in July 2022.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.
After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.
Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007, Australia in 2013 and the Republic of Ireland in 2019.
If you know a child not receiving books please visit https://governorsfoundation.org or call the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce at 731-986-4664 to enroll.
SafeWise Ranks Huntingdon in Top 10 Safest Cities in Tennessee 2022
The 2022 safest cities in Tennessee has been released on “SafeWise”. SafeWise uses FBI crime statistics data, demographic information and the results from their State of Safety research study.
Huntingdon has been ranked the 10th safest city in Tennessee in 2022. In 2021, Huntingdon was ranked the 12th safest city in Tennessee, so Huntingdon has moved up two spots in the rankings.
For more information, please visit https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-tennessee/#Violent_Crime.
Bethel University Accepting Athletics Hall-of-Fame Nominations
The Bethel Athletic Department and the University take great pride in the Athletic Hall of Fame. Each October during Homecoming week, the University honors individuals who have excelled as athletes, team members, coaches and staff, or contributors.
Nominations will be accepted until September 1, 2022, with the enshrinement to be set on Bethel’s Homecoming weekend.
Bethel Director of Athletics Brad Chappell commented, “Bethel Athletics is very proud of our current Hall of Fame membership and we want to make all of our fans and alumni aware of the process of nomination. We have several deserving candidates that simply need to be included and that is where we depend on our fans and alumni to make us aware of who still needs to be added. At this point we are looking at those that graduated in 2012 and prior are eligible for nomination.”
To submit your nomination, please go to https://bethelathletics.com/Athletic_Hall_of_Fame_Nomination_Form.