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State Reps Present Idea Of ATV Routes In Fentress County

State Representatives Kelly Keisling and John Mark Windle presented the idea of creating off-road vehicle routes to the Fentress County Commission Tuesday night. Keisling said the state is currently performing a safety study for 5.2 miles of state route and 4.5 of county roads in the Laurel Creek area. Once the study is complete, Windle said they intend to return ... Read More »

New Concrete Barriers At Hermitage Springs School Protect Playground

New concrete barriers at Hermitage Springs School has helped to enhance safety. Principal Christina McGee said the school’s playground sits very close to Highway 52 traffic. Only a fence serving as a barrier between the field and traffic. “So they installed these concrete barriers so that if there was an accident or anything, that it would stop anything from coming ... Read More »

Overton Commission Approves Ambulance Service Roof Repair Bid

Overton County Commission has approved a bid for roof repair at the Ambulance Services building. Budget Committee Chair Darwin Clark said the work will include new shingles and lining. He said the roof is original to when the building was built in the 80s. “Most of the work has been done inside trying to keep it occupied for our ambulances ... Read More »

UCDD Honors Bowman For 50 Years Of Service

The Upper Cumberland Development District honored long-time employee Henry Bowman at its Tuesday meeting. Bowman has served in his position as a research analyst since August 1972. UCDD Executive Director Mark Farley said he has used Bowman’s trajectories for many years to plan and create budgets. “I had been a fan of Henry’s for many many years and I’m not ... Read More »

White Co Executive Meeting With TDEC On Next Step For Landfill Cell

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson meeting with TDEC officials and an engineer next week to discuss the next step on its landfill cell. The county closed the cell for study last month as it approaches capacity. Robinson said they will discuss if it is time to open a new cell. “We’re getting a survey to see what the elevations ... Read More »

American Legion Will No Longer Operate Poke Sallet Festival

A new organization will have to host the Poke Sallet Festival next year after the Jackson County American Legion decided to drop the event. Post Commander Dale Smith said the Post has organized the Gainesboro tradition for six years. “The main reason that we’re giving it up is that we are all veterans and we have a lot of age ... Read More »

Putnam County Election Commission Certifies August Election

Putnam County Election Commission officially certified the results of the August 4th election at its meeting Wednesday morning. Commissioners went through each candidate both from a state report and precinct reports to verify all votes. Commissioner Amos Powers said the process is important to ensure the integrity of elections. “So that people have trust in the system,” Powers said. “So ... Read More »

Alderman Coleman Wants Next Administration To Consider Term Limits

Livingston Alderman Kelly Coleman said he encourages the new administration to take a further look into term limits. Coleman rolls off the Board of Aldermen after four years. He introduced the idea this summer but no action was taken before his term expired. “Making a career out of serving on any local board is maybe not the wisest and best ... Read More »

Fentress Allocates TDEC Funds To Allardt, Jamestown, County Utility District

Fentress County has approved disbursements of TDEC funds to Allardt, Jamestown, and the Fentress County Utility District. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Fentress County received some $4.3 million. Among the allocated funds, the commission approved some $700,000 to Allardt and $1.83 million to Jamestown. “I believe they’re going to do a lot of work on their plant down that and ... Read More »