Peter Mahurin Sworn In As TVA Board Member

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peter Mahurin, of Bowling Green, Ky., was sworn in Wednesday as a new member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. His term expires on May 18, 2016.

Mr. Mahurin, confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 1, took the oath of office from U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl of the Western District of Kentucky during a ceremony at the U.S. Courthouse in Bowling Green.

“I am honored to have been appointed to this very important post by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” Mr. Mahurin said. “TVA has served the Tennessee Valley for almost 80 years and I look forward to serving on the TVA board and representing the people of Kentucky and the entire TVA service area.”

Director Mahurin lives in Bowling Green, Ky., and is chairman of Hilliard Lyons Financial Services, a position he has held since 2008. He joined Hilliard Lyons in 1968 and has served in various capacities since that time. Mr. Mahurin also serves as a board member for Houchens Industries, Albany Bancorp, Cecilian Bancorp, Gray Construction, Jackson Financial and the Governors Scholars of Kentucky. Previous to Hilliard Lyons, Mr. Mahurin was a high school math and science teacher. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Western Kentucky University.      

Mr. Mahurin is one of four newly confirmed appointments on the TVA board of directors. Michael McWherter, of Jackson, Tn., and Joe H. Ritch, of Huntsville, were sworn in last week. V. Lynn Evans, of Memphis, will also be sworn in this month. All will join TVA Board Chairman Bill Sansom, of Knoxville, and current members Barbara Haskew, of Chattanooga; Neil McBride, of Oak Ridge, and Richard Howorth, of Oxford, Ms. 

Nicholson Celebrates 50 Years At Mohawk

Most people can’t imagine working at the same company for 50 years, but Dalton native Lennie Nicholson can’t imagine anything else.    She began working at Aladdin Mills in 1966 when she was still in high school as part of a Vocational Occupational Training program and was hired on full-time after graduation as a traffic controller, managing truck shipments and making ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Offers Insights Nov. 17-18

Chattanooga Insight, a program of the Chattanooga Chamber, provides an overview of our city and county that’s perfect for newcomers – or for those who want to learn more about these topics:  ·           economic development ·           public safety · ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)