Paris, Tennessee

Welcome to the website of Paris, Tennessee. PARIS, Tennessee is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Jackson and 80 miles west of Clarksville.  It is located in Henry County.  The trade area attracts people  from four Tennessee counties and borders the Kentucky state line. Paris / Henry County has a large tourist base with Historic Downtown Paris,  Paris Landing State Park and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Center on Kentucky Lake drawing 1.25 million visitors a year.  Henry County has approximately 20 hotels, 500 rooms and 6 marinas. Paris/Henry County offers one of the largest medical communities in West Tennessee with people coming from the surrounding trade area. Henry County Medical Center employs 649 people and has 142 beds.  Henry County Healthcare Center has 172 beds.  Henry County and Paris Special School District have a combined student enrollment of approximately 4,700. The economic base is diversified with a mix of manufacturing, retail, transportation and recreation.  Industrial payroll totals more than $160 million annually in Henry County and employs over 11,000 people.  Approximately 20% of the supply is skilled, 60% semi-skilled and 30% of the estimated 230 high school graduates enter the labor force in Henry County.  The city and county governments work well together on improving the area as a whole.  

Events Scheduled around Paris and in Downtown Paris for the Month of OCTOBER, 2014:

October 21 –   Small Business Expo, Tuesday, October 21st, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Set-Up: Monday, October 20th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Henry County Fairgrounds Event Center.

October 25Spooktacular – Noon to 4 pm. Get on your costumes and visit Historical Downtown Paris for contests, games, fun prizes, and go trick-or-treating in the downtown shops. For more information:  www.visitdowntownparis.com or call 731-653-PARIS(7274)

October 28Downtown Cruise-In at 5:30 pm ; Chill Tonics perform 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m.; 1937 Pontiac Flame Thrower; 12 door prizes; Perry’s BBQ and Cajun Snowballs.  This is the last cruise in until May 2015. For more information:  www.visitdowntownparis.com or call 731-653-PARIS(7274)  

  HCHS Football Squad Installs Smoke Detectors in Community!

     HCHS smoke alarm install 3      HCHS smoke alarm install 1     HCHS smoke alarm install 2

Under the supervision of the Paris Fire Department, the Henry County High School Patriot Football squad installed 67 free smoke detectors. In September 40 homes in the community benefitted from this program. Henry County High School was among 10 schools selected across the State of Tennessee for the “Get Alarmed Program”. Pictured above are members of the football team as they install the alarms in homes.
Reminder to Registered Voters in the City of Paris:

General/Municipal Election will be held November 4, 2014.  Early voting is October 15-October 30.

Three Seats on the City Commission will be determined.  Candidates for City Commission are (vote for three):

Charles Carlton Gerrell, II
Catherine Gore Herrera
Robert B. Sleadd, Sr.
Samuel D. Tharpe

For more information:  http://www.henryco.com/offices/electionadministrator.htm

City Hall November, 2014 Schedule:

City Commission Meeting: Thursday-November 4 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall Courtroom

Planning Commission Meeting:  Thursday-November 13 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall Courtroom 

City Court: Thursday-November 4 and Thursday-November 20 at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall Courtroom

Traffic School: Thursday-November 20 at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall Courtroom (Attendance Must be determined in City Court)