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Jackson To Auction “I Walk the Line” Courthouse Benches

Jackson County planning to auction the old courthouse benches that were featured in the 1970 film “I Walk the Line.” Mayor Randy Heady said that the commission thought with tourists interested in Gainesboro because of the film, there might be interest in pieces from the movie as well. “(Tourists) were taking pictures of the old courthouse and a lot of ... Read More »

Jackson Looking To Purchase Property To Lessen Courthouse Traffic

Jackson County will potentially use American Rescue Plan funding to purchase property that would mitigate courthouse traffic. County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night allowing Mayor Randy Heady to start the process of purchasing a long-vacant building near the courthouse. Heady said that the ARP funding would be used for both purchase of the property and its renovation. “And this ... Read More »

Jackson Looking To Expand Cell Phone Service Coverage

Jackson County is looking to expand the county’s cell phone coverage. The county commission approved a resolution Monday night for Mayor Randy Heady to enter an agreement with wireless infrastructure Vogue Towers. Heady said the company would find county lands suitable for cellphone towers, build them, and lease them with the county to cell service providers, such as Verizon. “I ... Read More »

Jackson Adds Longevity Pay To Budget, A First For The County

Jackson County Commissioners added longevity pay for county employees in their new fiscal year budget, a first for the county. Mayor Randy Heady said that the addition has been in the works for some time. Heady said he wanted Jackon to compete with other counties’ employee pay, and to show an appreciation for long-serving employees. He said the increase would ... Read More »

Property Appraisal Appeals In Jackson Co. Begins

Several Jackson County residents participated in the start of week-long Board of Equalization meetings Monday. The five-member board hear pleas of property owners that feel their property value was unfairly adjusted. Mayor Randy Heady said it is a reappraisal year for the county and property values have rose. “In some cases, they went up 70 percent or more, but county ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Water Line Extension Project Moving Forward

Work for a water line extension project in Jackson County is set to begin this spring. Mayor Randy Heady said communities on Mate Allen, Sycamore Hollow and Sneed Hollow Roads will benefit from the work. “There’s residents I know that are out there that don’t have potable water at this time,” Heady said. “They are having to relay on a ... Read More »

Outages Down To 1,200 Across UC

Just about 1,200 outages remain across Putnam, Overton and Jackson Counties Monday morning. Temperatures well into the 50s Sunday and abundant sunshine helped workers make a huge dent in the outages Sunday. Upper Cumberland Electric reports 800 outages in Overton County. Work continues along Palestine Rd., Livingston Boat Dock Rd., Baptist Ridge, Rocky Mound, Standing Stone Park Road, Garrett Mill, ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Power Outage Improvements A Mixed Bag

Jackson County saw a mixed bag of improvements for power outages Thursday. While some power was restored, electric crews lost ground this morning and afternoon. Mayor Randy Heady said he understands the frustrations residents are going through. “They are aware,” Heady said. “I wanted to mention this, because I know if I was you that I would feel the same ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Using COVID Funds To Hire Displaced Workers

Jackson County is using about $50,000 in COVID money to give some dislocated workers temporary paid jobs. Mayor Randy Heady said the funds will help fill volunteer positions such as operating the county archives. “I want to hire somebody to work at the archives,” Heady said. “To keep everything clean, but at the same time, to work in there and ... Read More »

Grant Funds Help Pay For Jackson Co. Fairground Upgrades

The Jackson County Fairgrounds will receive $150,000 in renovations as the county commission moved the grant funds to its budget Monday night. Mayor Randy Heady said improvements to the horse barn and the Ag center will be the focus of the work. “I don’t remember the last time some work was done,” Heady said. “We have a barn over there. ... Read More »