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Volunteers Needed For Clay Playground Build Saturday

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce hopes to double its 50 volunteers signed up to help build the new Hermitage Springs playground. Clay County Tourism Director Beverly Murphy said the playground, designed by Hermitage Springs Elementary School Students, is coming to life as part of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves initiative. She said volunteers are needed Saturday to haul ... Read More »

Clay High School Students Offered Summer Job Program

Clay County High School students can earn up to $4,000 over eight weeks this summer through a new Youth Employment Program. Clay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Young said the chamber is working alongside the American Job Center to offer the program. He said Clay County is the only distressed county in the Upper Cumberland, largely due to ... Read More »

Clay Director of Tourism Says Region Can Do More With Scenic Byway

Clay County’s Director of Tourism said the region has an opportunity when it comes to Scenic Byway tourism. Director of Tourism Beverly Murphy attended training last week at Paris Landing State Park. She said her biggest takeaway was that the region needed to do more to promote the Cumberland National Scenic Byway. She said the roadway spans multiple counties across ... Read More »

Clay Receives Grant From Tennessee First Lady For Hermitage Springs Park

Clay County will receive a grant to build a playground through Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves program. Lee started Tennessee Serves, a charity that focuses on serving economically distressed communities. Director of the Chamber of Commerce Doug Young applied for the grant. Young said the grant would build a 3,000-square foot playground in the Hermitage Spring community. “We’ve ... Read More »

Clay Co. Chamber Introduces Program To Connect Employers With Workers

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce has started a hiring program to directly connect employers with prospective workers. Director Doug Young said he developed the idea with the goal to decrease high unemployment rates in the county. “Come by the chamber and fill out a generic application, and then what we will do is scan that application and provide it ... Read More »

35th Annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale Starting

The 35th annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale got underway Thursday and will continue through Sunday. This will be 150 miles of yard sales creating a loop from Cave City, Kentucky to Celina. Clay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Young said he expects more yard sales than usual after a hot and slowed down Summer. “People are looking to ... Read More »

Clay County New Chamber Of Commerce Director: Doug Young

The new director for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce is a familiar volunteer. Three-Star Director Doug Young has volunteered for the chamber for over 10 years. He said it was important for him to step in to continue the county’s strategic plan. “Right now times are hard and I’ve thought ‘I’m going to be here anyway, I can just ... Read More »