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Fentress Approves Speed Limit For Black House Mountain Road

Fentress County Commissioners approved a speed limit for Black House Mountain Road. That after much discussion about safety issues when it comes to offroad vehicles on the road. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the road will now have a speed limit of 20 miles per hour. “And hopefully people will respect that and people will slow down and ride their ... Read More »

Fentress Hoping To Recruit More Solid Waste Truck Drivers

Fentress County working to make its Solid Waste Department more attractive to potential truck drivers. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the commission recently approved a $2 per hour raise for licensed commercial drivers. “And when that goes into effect we’re hopeful that will help us get that all fixed up,” Johnson said. “We’re looking to make sure we can get ... Read More »

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Seeking Aid In Fentress

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary seeking help with resources as the non-profit continue to care for animals in Fentress County. President Sharon Cravens said the County Commission recently approved $400 a month to help with electric bills. She said while they are grateful for the aid, it’s not enough. “I know they have their budget they have to go by and ... Read More »

Highway 127 Bridge And Paving Project Progressing On Schedule

A TDOT bridge construction project on Highway 127 in Fentress County about a third of the way completed. TDOT Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said a 1,425-foot bridge is being constructed over Clear Creek. “This project is scheduled to be completed on time or before June 30th of 2025,” Bradley said. “There is another project to widen state route 28, U.S. ... Read More »

Fentress To Bring Back Emergency Medical Responder Training

Fentress County looking to bring back Emergency Medical Responder courses. Fire Chief Larry Cooper said the course helps to prepare those in the community to aid in emergency medical situations until EMS professionals can arrive. “We’ve got several areas in the county that if EMS gets a call they could be 25-plus minutes from that area,” Cooper said. “And if ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Working For Solution On Black House Mountain Road

A public hearing in Fentress County Thursday night to help the county decide the next steps for offroad vehicles on Black House Mountain Road. County Commissioner Lester Gooding said there was a good turnout of members of the community and representatives of the campgrounds nearby. He said there will be efforts for a compromise between the concern for safety while ... Read More »

York Institute Creating Associates Degree Opportunity For UC High School Students

York Institute collaborating with Roane State Community College to help high school students graduate with Associates Degrees. Director of Schools John Bush said the process to create a “Middle College” has been several years in the making. Students will earn degrees in general studies, including courses in science, math, and English. “We shouldn’t just be holding them up saying no ... Read More »

Noise Ordinance Fails In Fentress County Commission Vote

A motion to create a plan for a noise ordinance in Fentress County failed during voting at the County Commission’s recessed meeting Thursday night. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the discussion was brought up after several recent events at the Catoosa Event Center drew community concerns. With one commissioner absent and a need for a two-thirds majority, the vote failed ... Read More »

Fentress Working To Upgrade Emergency Communications System

Fentress County Commission approved an interlocal agreement for a radio tower and other equipment with the City of Byrdstown. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county’s emergency communication system had not had work done on it in many years, and has had some difficulties with the county’s topography. “We have hills and we have hollers and this upgrade will ... Read More »

127 Yard Sale Kicks Off Thursday At Several UC Locations

The 35th annual 127 Yard Sale will return to the Upper Cumberland Thursday. It covers 690 miles from Michigan to Alabama. Along the way, it will cross through Jamestown where Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Membership Director Seth Vaughn expects a large turnout. “Our businesses really prosper throughout this time of year,” Vaughn said. “They’re all booked up. Our hotels ... Read More »