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Clay Co. Jail Reopens for Inmate Visitation

The Clay County Jail resumed inmate visitation Saturday. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said the jail has taken precautions to keep everyone safe. “I went into the jail and explained to the inmate population that we would tentatively resume doing some visitation with some caveats,” Lisi said. “That was no children would be allowed, only two family members, and, of course, ... Read More »

County Fairs Struggle with COVID Plans

School out. Memorial Day weekend. County fairs will be the next milestone on the Upper Cumberland calendar. But will they happen? Clay County has the first county fair every year in early June. Fair President Dean Walden said they have decided to postpone until this fall. “We’re going to try to have something later down in the year, maybe in ... Read More »

Celina’s Facade Program Finishing Work

The City of Celina has a few thousand dollars to use before the fiscal year ends for downtown improvements. Three Star Director Doug Young said three new projects are expected to begin with money still leftover. “We don’t have many businesses left that we haven’t been able to do something for,” Young said. “This is our third round of grants, ... Read More »

March Unemployment Steady Or Down Slightly

March unemployment rates fell slightly across the Upper Cumberland as COVID-19 job losses did not show up. The heart of COVID-19 job losses did not begin until the final days of March as the government began shutting down parts of the economy. More than 16,000 unemployment claims have been filed across the Upper Cumberland over the last month. Clay County ... Read More »

Comptrollers Office: UC Needs More Judges

The Upper Cumberland needs more judges. That’s according to a state comptroller’s report showing a growing deficit in the 13th Judicial District. The report showed the 13th district has a deficit of 1.3 full-time equivalent judges based on 2019 statistics. Chancellor Ronald Thurman serves the district as presiding judge. “Our numbers keep gradually going up, and, of course, the population ... Read More »

Volunteer Fire Departments Surviving

Fewer fundraisers. Fewer funds. That’s the way it works for the men and women who protect homes across the Upper Cumberland as members of volunteer fire departments. Right now, they are managing. Clay County’s East 52 Chief James King said the station had to cancel their largest fundraising event this year. “Our county government gives us $2,500 a year to ... Read More »

Clay Working To Improve Workforce

Filling in the gaps. That’s what officials in Clay County are attempting to do when it comes to educating their workforce. Jayne Donaldson is the College Career and Technical Director for Clay County Schools. “What we’re trying to do is bring in all the people to the table, including industry, the various stakeholders in the community, and higher education,” Donaldson ... Read More »

Clay County Suspends Recycling

Covid-19 exposure concerns forced Clay County to suspend recycling at the recycling substations located throughout the county. However, recycling can still be dropped off at the Clay County Convenience Center. Clay County Director of Solid Waste Phillip Jennings said. The closure of the substations was an effort to reduce exposure to Covid-19. Jennings said at the Convenience Center, equipment is ... Read More »

Wheel Tax Goes Into Effect In Clay

A new $50 wheel tax went into effect this month across Clay County to provide funding for a new $7.5 million jail. Mayor Dale Reagan said the debt payments will be $350,000 per year. “Nobody ever wants to have any kind of increases and I understand that, but the position that [we’re in], either we face this now or later down ... Read More »

Celina K-8 School Employee Tested COVID Positive

The Celina K-8 School has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after a school employee tested positive for COVID-19 late last month. Director Of Schools Matt Eldridge said all activities were immediately shut down at the school once the test was received. Schools had already been closed since March 16. The incubation period occurred over the system’s spring break. School Board ... Read More »