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Pickett Health Department To Expand Thanks To County-State Effort

The Pickett County Health Department will expand its facility, thanks to the joint effort of the county and state. Tennessee Department of Health Facilities Specialist Josh Gipson said there should be an architect chosen for the project by the end of January. Gipson said they could break ground on the project as soon as early summer. “It’s just a matter ... Read More »

Overton Commission Will Consider Liquor Referendum In January

A tax auditor trying to find additional revenue for Overton County suggested a liquor-by-the-drink referendum. Overton County Commissioners voted to table the idea for a November, 2024 referendum on the issue. The city of Livingston already has liquor-by-the-drink. The commission will return to the issue at their January meeting. County Executive Steven Barlow said the referendum is a way for ... Read More »

Pickett Commissioners Asking For T-DOT Assistance For 111 Turn Lanes

The Pickett County Commissioners expressed concern Monday night about the state of traffic safety along Highway 111, with the need for additional turning lanes discussed. Multiple officials shared the need for more turning lanes during the meeting, citing intersections that have had dangerous or even fatal accidents in the area. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said he met with T-DOT about ... Read More »

Pickett Reassigns Alternative Courtroom Location Due To Impact On Seniors

Pickett County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday designating the Pickett County Library’s community room as a temporary alternative courtroom for the county. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the community center has housed the courtroom since 2004. Bilbrey said that was beginning to have a negative affect on the county’s senior citizens. “The court proceedings takes precedence,” Bilbrey said. “Like down ... Read More »

Pickett Applies For Housing Grant To Assist Low-Income Families

Pickett County applying for $500,000 in grant funding to help residents in need of home repairs. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the state shares the funds to help with housing needs for low-income families. “They may have a house that is beyond repair, and they may be eligible for that house to be torn down and a new house built,” ... Read More »

Pickett Applying For Grant To Replace Ambulance Equipment

Pickett County wants to purchase new CPR equipment and heart monitors for its ambulance service. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the county is applying for some $400,000 in grant funding for the upgrades. “The heart monitors that we have are probably about nine or 10-years-old,” Bilbrey said. “They still work, but we definitely need to upgrade those and some CPR ... Read More »