PODCAST: APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly

October is Elderly Financial Abuse Awareness month. That’s just one form of elderly abuse, but there are others and Adult Protective Services is the agency tasked with standing in the gap and that’s a big job in Henderson County. In this podcast, we’ll hear about one way the local APS board is trying to help and we’ll also hear from an APS specialist about what they do. Click the play button above to listen.

PHOTO: Pictured are, from left, Adult Protective Services Henderson County Advisory Board member Todd Weaver Board, APS Supervisor Kelly Curley, Board Treasurer Sharon Strickland, and Board President Darlene Clark. NOT PICTURED are board members Jana Thompson, Pam Holcomb, and Marlena Taylor.

Podcast: Fire Chief, County Judge discuss what is happening during severe weather

A line of storms hit the county hard last Saturday, prompting cities to activate emergency sirens and communications networks and the report of a tornado in the Cross Roads area. We spoke with the Athens Fire Chief and the County Judge about what’s going on behind the scenes during severe weather events.