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Cumberland Begins Search For New Finance Director After Retirement

Cumberland County has begun the process of searching for a new finance director. Nathan Brock served 35 years before announcing his retirement. Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said the job has been posted in multiple places. Foster said Brock’s service has been outstanding for the county. “It’s one of the key jobs here, we have a lot of very important ... Read More »

Cumberland County Roads Getting An Additional $2M Investment From Commissioners

The Cumberland County Highway Department putting together a list of roads to prioritize improvements with an additional $2 million in spending this year. County Mayor Allen Foster said County Commissioners funded the one-time expenditure in this year’s budget discussions. “The commissioners really felt that it would be necessary, that there was a plan for that money, but they didn’t want ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Putting Funds Toward Creation Of Building Codes Dept.

Cumberland County putting funds towards the creation of its Building Codes Department. County Mayor Allen Foster said there have been codes in the county for years just utilizing the city’s services. He said the county feels its grown large enough and enough people are building that they want to take it in-house. “We just want to make sure we’re providing ... Read More »

Cumberland Using Approved State Funds For Utility District Needs

Cumberland County using some $5.6 million approved by the state to create Asset Management Plans for its utility districts. Mayor Allen Foster said with six utility districts in the county, there is a huge need to keep track. “As a county, we worked with the city of Crossville, they’ve been good partners, and we were able to get them well ... Read More »

Cumberland County Addresses Infrastructure, Childcare In Annual Economic Strategy Session

Housing, childcare, and infrastructure needs: those are the takeaways from Cumberland County’s annual Economic Strategy Session. Mayor Allen Foster said the county meets with economic development partners each year with the Upper Cumberland Development District. He said he specifically wants to hone in on infrastructure improvements for this term and get the county to where it needs to be. “We’ve ... Read More »

Cumberland To Take Next Steps To Repair Historic Courthouse After Leak

Cumberland County will take the next steps to repair its historic courthouse after getting reports back from engineering inspections. A leak in the building last year led engineers to find structural integrity issues which caused a portion of the building to close. Mayor Allen Foster said the courthouse has been held up with temporary shoring while architects and engineers determine ... Read More »

Cumberland Making Preliminary Plans For Opioid Abatement Money

Cumberland County beginning the process to spend its opioid abatement settlement money. The county received some $294,694. County Mayor Allen Foster said the state has provided a document that shows general areas where the money can be spent. “Or opioid abatement and trying to get people to not use it in the first place,” Foster said. “There are various things ... Read More »

Cumberland Plateau Water Authority Elects Officers In First Meeting

The Cumberland Plateau Water Authority appointed its officers during its first-ever meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park Tuesday night. County Appointee Greg Hanson was elected as chair. He was not present for the meeting and attended via phone. County Appointee Sean Stephens was elected as vice-chair. City Appointee Kevin Chamberlin was appointed as Secretary. He said he saw the meeting ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Approves Temporary Fixes To Old Courthouse

Cumberland County has found a temporary solution to the structural damage of its old courthouse. Mayor Allen Foster said engineers indicated that six columns can be installed to support the building while a permanent solution is studied. “That will disperse the weight, hold up the trusses and they’ll do some remedial work,” Foster said. “We’re going to have a specialist ... Read More »

Cumberland Project Begins Expanding Public Water Access

Some 30 Cumberland County homes will gain access to public water in a water project that recently broke ground. Mayor Allen Foster said homes of Browns Gap Road off of Highway 28 will benefit. “People that need a drastic need for the water, too,” Foster said. “They have sulfur down there, and all kinds of issues with their water so ... Read More »