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DeKalb Commissioner Malone Explains No Vote To Premium Pay

Bonuses did not go through for DeKalb County employees as two commissioners voted no, and five were absent. DeKalb County Commissioner Bruce Malone was one of two “no” votes for county employee premium pay. Malone said that he has several reasons for his vote, including the decision being made too rashly and with disregard for the American Rescue Plan’s original ... Read More »

Overton Commission Passes Budget, No Tax Increases For 7th Consecutive Year

Overton County Commission passed its budget Monday night with one of the healthiest fund balances the county has ever had. That’s according to County Executive Ben Danner. He said that since he’s gone into office eight years ago, the county has doubled its general fund balance. “And what that means is that if things go badly, like the fuel prices,” ... Read More »

This Week Overton Considers Budget, Putnam Hears ARP Report

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will vote on its new fiscal year budget Monday. Before the commission meeting begins, a 4:00 p.m. budget committee meeting will take place. Following that, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the budget at 4:30 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., business will begin with consideration of the county’s ... Read More »

Van Buren Officials Address Rumors On County’s Financial Shape

Van Buren County Commissioner Brian Simmons ended Tuesday’s commission meeting with a message to the community: the financial state of the county is the best it’s ever been. “Basically, what I was wanting to do is just shut down all these rumors that I hear everyday of how Van Buren County is broke and the school system is broke,” “We ... Read More »

Van Buren Commissioners Approve Roof Repair

Van Buren County Commissioners passed a budget continuation resolution Tuesday night for the start of the new fiscal year. “It doesn’t appear that we’re going to have a budget by the end of the physical year for the start of the new one,” Committee A Chair Will Maxwell said. “So we need to pass a continuing budget resolution for the ... Read More »

White Co Commission Approves Budget With More 9-11 Funding

Additional 9-11 funding, employee raises and some new deputy vehicles among the new expenditures of White County’s newest budget. Commissioners passed a budget that includes an estimated $15 million dollar general fund Monday. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said besides those additions, the spending plan remains pretty consistent to last year. “9-11 that is just to help with their operating ... Read More »

Van Buren Mayor Proposing Employee Raises In New Budget

Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson said he will propose employee pay raises in the next fiscal year budget. Wilson said he wants an eight percent raise. “They haven’t had one in about four years, and it’s time” Wilson said. “They get one for cost of living. With inflation going up, it’s time they get a raise I hope. I ... Read More »

UCHRA Addressing Certified Driver Shortage In Approved Budget

The UCHRA Executive Committee took measures to improve driver staffing issues in the agency’s new budget approved Wednesday. During discussion, some committee members asked about the affordability of a step raise plan. Finance Director Ginger Stout said the move is financially feasible. “We’re struggling right now with employer retention, employee recruitment and we’re investing money on the front in especially ... Read More »

Additional CTE Funding Coming Down To UC Schools

New funds in Governor Bill Lee’s budget will be coming to Upper Cumberland CTE programs starting next school year. Over the course of the next four years, innovative grants up to $1 million for high schools and $500,000 for middle schools will be available statewide. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the district has preliminary plans prepared for ... Read More »

Byrdstown Aldermen Approves Budget With Employee Raise

The Byrdstown Board of Aldermen approved a $1.4 million general fund budget Monday night that included city employee raises. Mayor Sam Gibson said the budget includes a pay increase from $10 to $12 for city employees. Gibson said the increase will hopefully benefit employee recruiting efforts. The new pay will take effect July 1st. Gibson said revenue for the next ... Read More »