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Putnam Commissioners Approve Budget; Concerns With Tax Increase

Putnam County Commissioners approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget Monday night, but not without some concern about the 10 cent increase in property taxes. The proposed increase raises the recommended tax rate from 237.2 to 247.2. Commissioner AJ Donadio said that before commissioners voted no on the tax levy, he asked for alternatives for how to pay for the increasing ... Read More »

Livingston To Hire More Firefighters After Family Loses Home

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes and Fire Chief Rocky Dial will work together to create a plan to hire two new firefighters. MTAS Fire Consultant Dennis Wolfe recommended to the board that more full time fire fighters should be added to the payroll. Hayes said the city can no longer rely alone on volunteers. “It was just time to review the ... Read More »

Crossville Fire Department’s Ladder Truck Paying Off

Crossville firefighters are fighting fires better with a ladder truck they’ve had for two years. The truck has a 107-foot ladder with a camera at the top, which allows a better aerial view of the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said this feature allows firefighters to remotely control the water nozzle. “It sets up and deploys much quicker,” South ... Read More »