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Home Repair Grants Open For Cumberland, Fentress Veteran Home Owners

Veterans that own a home in Cumberland or Fentress County may be eligible for home repairs through a grant program. A Crossville Low-Income Housing non-profit called Creative Compassion is administering the funds. Deputy Director Mark Baldwin said up to $7,500 can be awarded for non cosmetic upgrades. “We’re always grateful for their service to our country, and so, we always ... Read More »

Fentress Community Walks For Victims Participating In National Rights Week

Fentress County residents gathered at South Fentress Park Thursday morning participating in the 2nd Annual Walk for Victims. It’s all a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Victim Advocate Norris Skelley said the time was spent celebrating the strength and resilience of victims of crime. “Crime victims did not ask for this to happen to them,” Skelley said. “This ... Read More »

Search For Fentress Fugitive Ends, Found Dead In Mexico

A Fentress County fugitive was found dead in Mexico months after escaping custody from the Fentress Jail. 35-year-old Charles Kennedy was on the TBI’s most wanted list and has remained at large since July. Kennedy as well as 22-year-old Casey Ridenour reportedly escaped the Fentress County Jail and stole a correctional officer’s vehicle. A pursuit ensued on Highway 127 bypass. ... Read More »

Road Departments Filling Potholes After Snowfall And Road Salt

Upper Cumberland road crews are already receiving several reports of potholes after last week’s snowfall. Putnam County Road Supervisory Randy Jones said for now, his department can only do temporary patches. “We use cold mix through the winter time,” Jones said. “That’s all we can get is the cold mix. Then in the spring when the plants open back up ... Read More »

Clay County Hardest Hit Early Saturday By Storms

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The Hermitage Springs community of Clay County suffered tree damage from what the National Weather Service called a likely tornado early Saturday morning. The Weather Service reports a large tornado debris signature on radar just after 4am Saturday morning. The signature shows building materials and trees on radar. “At this time, we ask that people, please stay off the roadways ... Read More »

Gov. Lee Celebrated Veterans Day At Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Governor Bill Lee said it is important to show gratitude to those who have protected the freedoms of America. The Veterans Day ceremony at Alvin C. York State Historic Park Thursday honored the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and highlighted the life of Fentress native Sergeant Alvin York. Lee said in what seems to be a ... Read More »

Fentress Road Damage Strands Families, Overton Repairing Berryfield Ln

Fentress County has experienced significant flood damage on Clear Creek Lane. Road Supervisor Joey Reagan said the road got washed out splitting the road in two, and stranding about 15 families. Reagan said crews are working on the road now but expects the road to be closed for multiple days. He said they are working to get new culvert pipe ... Read More »

Work Starting To Upgrade Jamestown Water Treatment Plant

Jamestown began updates to its water treatment plant on Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Gail Dishmon said the work will be done in phases, this portion replaces the plant’s control system. Dishmon said the quicker this work can be completed, the quicker they can apply for more grant funding. “We’re putting in for other grants as of right now anyways,” Dishmon ... Read More »

Fentress Breaks Ground On Ag Pavilion, Expect To Open Fall 2022

Fentress County broke ground on its new Agriculture Pavilion along South York Highway. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county is just waiting on the ground to dry to move in heavy equipment. Johnson said the excitement of dirt moving has him already looking towards the future. “Hopefully we’ll have enough footage that we can build on to it later ... Read More »