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Large Coronavirus Outbreak at Tyson Plant in Shelbyville

During Wednesday’s press briefing, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey reported a new cluster of positive COVID-19 cases. The cluster has occurred at the Tyson poultry plant in Shelbyville.

On April 14 Bedford County had 25 cases, but yesterday that number had jumped up to 117 positive cases, a 214% rise.

The employee’s union is asking for a temporary shutdown of the plant where 79 workers have tested positive.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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