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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 »

Windle Says Skinner Mountain Preservation Keeps The UC Way Of Life

State Representative John Mark Windle said forest preservation at Skinner Mountain ensures the things local residents enjoy will stay intact. This Wednesday, some 11,000 acres were permanently protected along the Overton and Fentress County line. Windle said more than ever, Ohio and Kentucky residents want to develop recreation homes in the area. “Our plateau has more species of flora and ... Read More »

State Protecting Skinner Mountain From Future Development

Over 11,000 acres of economically and ecologically important land at Skinner Mountain will be protected from development. The national non-profit organization The Conservation Fund purchased the land for permanent protection through conservation easements. Tennessee Division of Forestry Spokesperson Tim Phelps said this area in Overton and Fentress Counties were highly threatened by development. Phelps said that now, the natural resources ... Read More »

Fentress County Cancels Allardt Elementary Town Hall Meeting

Fentress County has canceled its Thursday night town hall meeting at Allardt Elementary School. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said canceling was a mixture of poor attendance at the first two town halls, and a visitation service county officials will attend. Johnson said that only two county residents attended the first town hall, no one attended the second meeting. Johnson said ... Read More »

Fentress Funding Pad Ready Site At Clarkrange Regional Business Park

The Fentress County Commission approved putting $58,000 towards creating a pad ready site at the Clarkrange Regional Business Park. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said seven to eight acres will be leveled, with drainage being installed. Johnson said the county wants to have the easiest, quickest site it can for potential development. “So with this being pad ready, they can come ... Read More »

One New Fentress Chamber Leader Has Vision For Future

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce’s new Tourism and Membership Director Seth Vaughn has big goals for the county. Vaughn said that his focus is growing business development in areas like Clarkrange with restaurant and entertainment options. Vaughn said he and chamber leadership want to create opportunities to leave a lasting impression on visitors. “One thing that I would like ... Read More »

Rose Working To Fund Fentress ER Equipment

U.S. Congressman John Rose is working to secure federal funding to get equipment for Fentress County’s standalone ER. That is according to Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson. Johnson said that Rose and his team came and toured the facility this week. “It will actually be a large impact on our rural medicine in Fentress County,” Johnson said. “We’re just tickled ... Read More »

Fentress Gets Approval For Standalone ER

Fentress County and UT-Medical have received approval from the state to establish its standalone ER in Jamestown. The facility will include nine treatment rooms, including one trauma room. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said after nearly two years without a hospital, an accomplishment was reached, proving the naysayers wrong. “It’s just a good day for us here and this is nothing ... Read More »