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Round up of area road conditions

As East Tennessee and southern Kentucky woke up to a dusting of snow and a coat of ice on car windshields, area dispatchers shared with 10News reports of road conditions in their respective counties. A reminder, always use caution on the roads in cold conditions.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

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East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Man charged after kicking cat like a football

An Athens man is charged with animal cruelty after witnesses say he kicked a cat like a football. The cat died from its injuries.

According to a police report, on Christmas Eve, a couple who lives on Moore Street called police after they saw a man they knew as D.J. walk out of the house next door "and kicked a cat he was carrying by the neck into the road as if he was punting a football or kicking a soccer ball." The woman checked on the cat, which died a short time later.

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Jessica Kennedy awaits court of appeals' retrial ruling

A woman convicted of facilitating the murder of the Monroe County election commissioner in 2010 is waiting to hear whether she'll be granted a retrial.

A jury convicted Jessica Kennedy on several charges, including facilitation of first degree murder in August 2012 for the 2010 death of election commissioner Jim Miller. Miller's body was found shot in the trunk of his burning car in July 2010.

Funeral arrangements set for Monroe Co. Schools director

Update Thursday 11:20 a.m.

Funeral arrangements for the Monroe County Schools director are set for this weekend.

Mike Lowry's funeral will be at First Methodist Church in Madisonville at 11 a.m. Saturday. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. at the Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, according to the funeral home's website. Lowry, 60, will be laid to rest in the Vonore Methodist Cemetery.

The director served as an educator in Monore County for almost 40 years. He served as a teacher, principal, and most recently the director of schools.

East TN counties ask for changes to feral hog rules

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Feral hogs have become a pesky problem throughout East Tennessee, tearing up farmland at a fast rate.