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Cumberland River Hospital Owner Done Spending On Facility, Exploring Other Options

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Johnny Presley said he will not invest any more money into the hospital facility. Florida-based healthcare company Braden Health visited the facility last week. The company said some $5 million worth of improvements are needed to meet standards. “I’m looking potentially at a hospice house, and then I also have two other potential interests in doing ... Read More »

Rollercoaster Yard Sale Returns For 36th Year

The Rollercoaster Yard Sale is making a return for its 36th Year on Thursday, September 30th through Saturday, October 2nd. The 150-mile path takes visitors across the Upper Cumberland and parts of Kentucky with stops to buy a variety of goods. Byrdstown Chamber of Commerce Director Billy Robbins said that it’s a curiosity about the goods that brings people to ... Read More »

Celina K-8 Celebrate Improved Math Skills and Strong Reading Skills

Celina K-8 is no longer a target school because of its success in math during the last testing cycle. Tennessee targets schools for improvement when there is poor performance in a subject. Principal David Maxfield said the school took its math score from a one to a three. “That was huge, that was a huge celebration here,” Maxfield said. “Then ... Read More »

Celina Water Rate Increase Made Official, City Studies Future Plans

The same Tuesday night the Celina Board of Aldermen gave final approval to a new water rate, it began work on the process for future increases. Mayor Luke Collins said the city has started a water service coverage study. Collins said the outcome could affect customers in city limits. “The time and the cost of working outside the city is ... Read More »

Clay County Director Of Schools Announces Retirement

After seven years in the Clay County School System, Director of Schools Matt Eldridge has announced his retirement. Eldridge made his decision public during Thursday night’s board of education meeting. Eldridge said he will officially step down on December 31, 2021. “My wife’s retired from teaching and we’re going to try to slow down and visit our children a little ... Read More »

Presley Confirms Hospital Price, Debt Will Not Transition In Purchase

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Johnny Presley has confirmed the price tag for the facility at $1.5 million. Presley said some $400,000 of a UCDD loan used to purchase the hospital in 2019 will not carry to a new owner. “I have spoken with several entities about acquiring the facility,” Presley said. “The hospital has been put out as far as ... Read More »

Clay County Museum Hopes To Regain Losses With Festival

The Clay County History Museum has condensed its Homecoming Days celebration into a one day event on Saturday. President Mary Loyd Reneau said this was done out of COVID precautions. Reneau said the community’s favorite events like the mighty duck race, cow patty contest and live music will still happen. She said holding the festival was important after fundraising took ... Read More »

Decatur Hospital Ownership Transition A Possible Model For Clay, Celina

Clay County officials this week suggested Florida based Braden Health as a possible suitor for Cumberland River Hospital. The Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tennessee recently purchased by Braden Health. Decatur County Mayor Mike Creasy said the organization has been professional in all aspects since taking over in July. “The Commission, the community was all looking frustrated,” Creasy said. ... Read More »

Clay Commission Encourages Collins To Move On Hospital

The Clay County Commission supports the city of Celina’s efforts to find a way to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital. City Mayor Luke Collins approached the board after a Monday planning committee meeting, gauging interest in a city-county partnership. Clay County Executive Dale Reagan said he recommended connecting hospital Owner Johnny Presley with Braden Health. The company specializes in reopening ... Read More »

Dale Hollow Dam Road Closing For Upgrade Project

An equipment replacement project will close Dale Hollow Dam Road in Celina. Power Plant Superintendent Stanley Carter said the closure is expected to last roughly one month. Carter said the head gate equipment where water enters the turbine will be upgraded. “The existing equipment was installed when the damn itself was built some 75 plus years ago,” Carter said. “It ... Read More »