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Clay Road Department Preparing For Weekend’s Weather

Local Highway Departments are making preparations for this weekend’s winter weather. Clay Highway Superintendent Jason Browning said that the forecasted rain Saturday night could pose some issues. He said that the state will salt roads prior to Sunday’s snow, but the rain could wash it all away. “We just treat it as it comes,” Browning said. “Rain will wash the ... 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 »

Fentress County Highway Department Pursuing Grant For Park Access

The Fentress County Highway Department is pursuing a federal grant for repaving nearly eight miles of road. Highway Administrator Joey Reagan said this would be through the Federal Lands Access Program. Reagan said the grant would improve access to the Honey Creek Overlook, Big South Fork River and Mount Helen Area. “If this program can get kicked off, there’s several ... 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 »

Fentress Highway Loan Denied After Supervisor Takes Hard Stance

The Fentress County Commission approved a $2.1 million dollar capital outlay note for the new agriculture pavilion Monday night. The note did not include money for the highway department. Road Supervisor Joey Reagan asked for $1.5 million to upgrade county roads. Reagan was unwilling to budge on that number during the meeting. “I believe he made the suggestion that he ... Read More »

Most Secondary Roads Remain Treacherous Across UC

Majority of the state roads in the Upper Cumberland are clear with some slick spots, but some primary roads and most secondary roads remain treacherous. According to Overton County Dispatch, the only road way clear in the county is Highway 111 going into Livingston. Electric and road crews have been working all night to restore power and clear other roadways. ... Read More »

Commissioners To Consider First Step On Fairgrounds, Bus Garage Properties

The timing and the order of the things. That was the focus Monday night as Putnam County Commissioners held a work session on the sale of the fairgrounds and the possible sale of the Highway Department and School Bus Garage. Commissioners are considering a possible spring sale for the fairgrounds property. Appraisers valued the 35.5 acre fairground space last year ... Read More »