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Robinson: Annual Railroad Funding Needed From State

No railroad funding in the new state budget a concern to White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. Robinson chairs the Tri-County Railroad Authority. He said funding for railroad maintenance has become hard to come by. Robinson said Governor Bill Lee gave $85 million for railroads in 2019, but that funding is set to run out next year. “With it not ... Read More »

Heady And Other UC Mayors Asked Bill Lee For Recurring Funding

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady among six Upper Cumberland Mayors who met with Governor Bill Lee to request recurring county funding. Heady said state government has always been open to offering the Upper Cumberland funding when available. He said he appreciates Lee advocating for rural communities, and long-term revenue commitment is another way for him to do that. “One-time money’s ... Read More »

Fentress Senior Center Named AAAD Provider Of The Year, Goals Remain

The Fentress County Senior Citizens Center has been named the UCHRA’s Area Agency of Aging and Disabilities Provider of the Year. Senior Center Director Kelly Young said this award was one of her biggest goals when she took over. She said she attributes the award to her outstanding staff and immense community support. “Some people think that the senior center ... Read More »

UC State Veterans Association Calling Lawmakers To Increase Federal Funding

Local officials said they will not stop pushing for an Upper Cumberland Veterans cemetery. The proposed site in White County did not receive federal funding for a second time. Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Association Chair Donna Fare said there are 25,000 veterans in the region that could use the site. “I think we are going to have to work ... Read More »

UC Veterans Cemetery Ranks Low In Federal Funding, State Resubmitting Funding Request

The Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery rejected for federal funding for a second straight year by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Patrick Rice is the State Department of Veteran Services Cemetery Operations Assistant Commissioner. He said the location of the proposed project impacted the application. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines funding allocations based on the number of new Veteran ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Discusses Federal Hospital Designation With Senator Blackburn

Senator Marcia Blackburn supportive of Celina’s efforts to reopen Cumberland River Hospital. That is according to Celina Mayor Luke Collins who spoke with Blackburn Monday about a federal COVID program that could be used to help fund the closed facility. “She definitely supports rural hospitals and is definitely interested in helping us get our hospital open,” Collins said. “We feel ... Read More »

Clay Commission Votes Down Incentive For Cumberland River Hospital Company

The Clay County Commission voted against a financial incentive for the company wanting to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital Monday night. Commissioners voted 6 to 3 against providing $250,000 to Boa Vida. The money would have matched a similar incentive approved by the city of Celina. Commissioner Winton Young voted in favor of the incentive. “This is the first opportunity ... Read More »

Clay Commissioners Will Consider Celina’s Match To Healthcare Company

The Clay County Commission will vote Monday night on whether to provide money to a company interested in reopening Cumberland River Hospital. During a commission planning session Monday, Boa Vida Executive Darrwin Perkins said the company intends to purchase the closed hospital. Perkins said the company had yet to secure the funding. Commissioner Winton Young then asked commissioners to add ... Read More »

TTU Research Funding Reaches New High

Tennessee Tech has reached a new high in research funding for the 2022 fiscal year. President Phil Oldham gave a report of the growth to the university’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee Thursday. Oldham said the university had over $23 million of sponsored research. “The trend over the last 10 years, our funded research continues to grow substantially,” Oldham said. ... Read More »