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Byrdstown Water Meters To Be Installed By Weekend

After a miscalculation, Byrdstown is set to have all new water meters installed by the weekend. Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said after ordering some 3,000 meters, the city realized they needed another 200 more. He said waiting on the additional meters, coupled with the challenge of dealing with new technology got the project behind schedule. Gibson said the new meters ... Read More »

Dekalb EMS Gets New Ambulance And Equipment For CDBG Grant

Dekalb County EMS will use a Community Development Block Grant of some $350,000 to purchase a new ambulance and updated patient-care equipment. EMS Director Hoyte Hale said of the five ambulances in the fleet, many are old and are racking up high mileage number. Add to that, a state-of-the-art chest compressor system, which will make transport easier for staff and ... Read More »

Smithville House For Recovering Women Opening At Start Of Year

A transitional housing program for women recovering from substance abuse will open its doors in early 2024. Smithville will be closing on a $375,000 property to be used as the recovery house in the coming weeks. UCHRA will oversee the program. Executive Director Mark Farley said the idea is to give these women a hand up to getting their lives ... Read More »

Overton Receives Block Grant for Low-Income Childcare Expansion

An Overton County child care facility will take advantage of a Community Development Block Grant to expand its operation. UCDD Community Planner Rosa Smith said the Wonderbees Childcare on East Main Street will renovate its facility over the next six months. “Here in the Upper Cumberland there is a need for childcare and with Overton County and Wonderbees they’re going ... Read More »

Spencer Applying For Funding To Install Automatic Meter Readers

Spencer wants to install automatic readers for water meters in its utility district. Mayor Mickey Robinson said the plan is to apply for a Community Development Block Grant worth up to $630,000 to make the project happen. “If we get awarded this grant, it will be a great thing for this city,” Robinson said. “It will be radio reading is ... Read More »

Warren Granted CDBG Money To Boost Fire Protection

Warren County wants to purchase a fire truck with a Community Development Block Grant awarded Monday. The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced 62 recipients. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department will benefit. “It’s always good when communities can leverage extra resources and partner with other organizations and agencies to get additional money,” ... Read More »

Clay Awaiting State Approval On Plans For Jail Project

Clay County has taken the next step in building a new jail by submitting project plans for state approval. Sheriff Brandon Boone said if the Tennessee Corrections Institute and Fire Marshal’s Office gives the okay, construction could go out for bid in February. “I think it is like 60 days it stays out to bid, and then we’ll go from ... Read More »

Putnam Fire And UCDD Begin Phone Surveys For Grant Data

The Putnam County Fire Department and Upper Cumberland Development District will begin phone surveys this month for household data. The data will be used for the county’s 2021 Community Development Block Grant application. Public Information Officer Drew Swink said the western part of Putnam County near the Gentry community is the focus. “They will be asking for household information,” Swink ... Read More »

Sparta’s Sewer Rehab Project Complete

Sparta’s sewer rehab project has been completed under budget, so the city is using the remaining funds to prepare for future work. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the contractor is currently scoping pipelines for areas of concern. “We had a little money left over, and we asked them to do camera work of more of our system to prioritize our ... Read More »

Byrdstown Water Project Ready To Begin

Byrdstown’s Eagle Cove and Star Point water line project is expected to begin in the coming weeks after shipping delays set back progress. Mayor Sam Gibson said the piping for the project finally arrived to city hall, but the contractor is still missing some supplies. “Supplies are just not getting here as quickly as they liked to have,” Gibson said. ... Read More »