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Fentress Commission Approves Pay Raise For Deputies, Correctional Officers

The Fentress County Commission approved a pay increase for sheriff’s department employees Monday night. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the increase is $2 per hour on starting pay. Johnson said the sheriff agreed that it will make a difference in retaining employees. “Well it’s a start, so there you are and he thinks it will make a difference, so it’s ... Read More »

Fentress Nearing Finish Line For Standalone ER Approval

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county’s standalone ER could receive approval as soon as Wednesday. Johnson said they are going to Nashville tomorrow for approval of the certificate of need. Current federal rules require a transferring facility connected to a major hospital be within 35 miles. “We’re just a little small pebble in the ocean here and it ... Read More »

This Week: Fentress Discusses Pay Raises, Putnam Redistricting

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Fentress County Commission will meet for a reconvened meeting Monday. The purpose to discuss pay raises for positions in the county’s Sheriff’s Office and Solid Waste Department. The issue was included in last week’s commission meeting for discussion, but members will gather again at 6:00 p.m. to consider. Commissioners will also review adding ... Read More »

Fentress Reaches Compromise For Road Improvement Plan

A compromise was reached between Fentress County Commissioners and Highway Department on a road improvement loan. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said $800,000 was approved by the commission. Johnson said 44 roads will get improvements under the modified plan. “It’s going to be good to some folks who have lived on some rough roads so several years now,” Johnson said. “So ... Read More »

This Week: Putnam Commission Supports Rail Trail, Fentress Road Funding Request

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam Commission will consider a resolution from committee that supports the expansion of the Tennessee Central Rail Trail. Starting at 5:30 Monday, the Planning Committee will recommend the approval as well as changes to the county personnel policy. Director of Schools Corby King is also expected to present an expansion project of the ... Read More »

Fentress County Executive Wants More Improvements At Ball Park

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said he wants to prioritize improvements to the Kirby Johnson Memorial Ball Park. Johnson said the two things he sees as the biggest needs are another field and additional parking. Johnson said some nights draw as many as 500 people. “Hopefully we can come up with something in the works to be able to do ... Read More »

Fentress Road Work To Help Morgan County Commuters

The Fentress County Highway Department is preparing for a nearly five mile resurfacing project. Road Supervisor Joey Reagan said Gatewood Ford Road will be blacktopped after more than 25 years without improvements. Reagan said this road is important to commuters going back and forth from Morgan County. “A lot of our people in Fentress County goes next door to Morgan ... Read More »

South Fentress Park Closing During 127 Yard Sale

The South Fentress Park will be closed from August 4th until August 8. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said this is because of the 127 Yard sale. He said the park will reopen once the 690 mile yard sale is over. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fentress County Executive’s Office at 879-7713. Read More »

Roane To Tech Pipeline Strengthened By New University Partnership

The Roane State to Tennessee Tech Pipeline is getting a boost this fall thanks to a new partnership between the schools announced Wednesday. Tennessee Tech Undergraduate Admissions Director Dr. Steve Keller said admission to Tech can be guaranteed through two pathways. Dual enrollment through select programs or completion of any associates degree. “We wanted to make it as easy as ... Read More »