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Big South Fork Celebrating 50th Anniversary All Year Long

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Richard Nixon signed the legislation creating the park March 7, 1974, recognizing the area’s history, arches, natural bridges and gorges. Christopher Derman is Chief Of Interpretation And Education at Big South Fork. He said the celebration will be a year-long event of what the ... Read More »

Former Fentress Officer Faces Charges On Jail Photos

A former Fentress County Corrections Officer turned himself in Wednesday after allegations of misconduct. 24-year old Coltan Daniel Jones faces four counts of Official Misconduct and four counts of Unlawful Photography. The charges the result of allegations that Jones photographed female inmates during his service at the Fentress County Jail. The TBI began the investigation in July, 2023. Jones booked ... Read More »

Leadership Fentress Gearing Up For Next Class Of Leaders

This year’s Leadership Fentress Class is set to mold new leaders for their communities and workplaces. Fentress County Chamber of Commerce Director of Tourism Seth Vaughn said the class has been revamped after dissolving several years ago due to a lack of interest. He said this will be an opportunity for people who want to help facilitate progress in Fentress ... Read More »

Bumbalough Overseeing Health Departments As Interim

Putnam County Public Health Director Lisa Bumbalough will oversee the Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County Health Departments until a replacement is selected for the retired Andy Langford. Bumbalough said she has met with city and county officials to get a feel for how operations at those sites differ from what she is used to in Putnam County. He said she ... Read More »

Fentress Assessing Options After Ambulance Director Resigns

Fentress County is considering adjustments to its Ambulance Services Department after Director Tony Maxfield resigned. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the department is in good hands with Ambulance Service Assistant Director Steve Bradfield serving as interim director. He said the county is looking at ways to divide some of the directorial responsibilities to relieve some of the pressure of ... Read More »

Tays Named Director Of Roane State Fentress Campus

Cheryl Tays has been named the Director of the Roane State Fentress County campus, continuing a relationship with the school that began while she was a high schooler. Tays said she is excited to see the campus take a big step toward meaningful growth as they break ground on a new facility in April. She said continuing that growth and ... Read More »

Fentress Soccer Urgently Needs Coaches To Avoid Cancelation

The Fentress County Soccer Club urgently needs at least two more volunteer coaches to avoid canceling its spring season. Executive Director Brandon Wentworth said spring registration was scheduled for February 1, but it will not open until enough coaches are in place. He said the recreational league is designed to make a coach’s job as easy as possible through the ... Read More »

Fentress Ambulance Raise Rates To Maximize Medicare Payout

The Fentress County Ambulance Service raising its rates to match the charges allowed by Medicare. Ambulance Service Director Tony Maxfield said there were several rates they needed to increase in order to maximize what they get paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Maxfield said he consulted with the county’s billing company who suggested the rate change. “The goal is ... Read More »

Roads Slick, Snow Covered; Officials Urge People To Stay Off Roads

Roads across the Upper Cumberland reported snow covered and slick Monday morning. Most areas received three to four inches of snow from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. After a break, radar shows snowfall filling back in across the region. Emergency management officials urged residents to stay off the road. Fentress County officials reported the holiday has kept people at ... Read More »

Fentress Highway Official: Street Sign Theft Not A Prank, Danger To Others

Fentress County officials looking to put a stop to the growing crime of people stealing street signs and the dangers associated with the crime. Fentress County Highway Superintendent Ryan Reed said his department installed 13 stop signs in one community last week. Within days, three were already gone. Reed said a major accident caused by a missing stop sign is ... Read More »