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3 UC Counties In February Unemployment Top 10

Unemployment dropped in every Tennessee county in February, but three Upper Cumberland counties ended February among the state’s ten highest unemployment rates. Cumberland and Pickett Counties both tallied 4.1 percent unemployment rates in February while Clay County reported a 3.9 percent rate. Cumberland County saw its rate decrease some 1.1 percent from January to February. Both Clay and Pickett saw ... Read More »

Local Card Celebrates 22nd World Championship

The York Country Store in Jamestown recovering after the 22nd annual World Championship for an Upper Cumberland-native card game called “Pig.” Pall Mall resident Jim Buck puts on the event every year to celebrate the heritage of Pickett and Fentress County. He said he and his wife were in Las Vegas, Nevada where they were inspired to begin hosting the ... Read More »

Low Voter Turnout Across The Upper Cumberland Tuesday

Election officials across the Upper Cumberland reported low voter turnout Tuesday, most attributed the limited turnout to rain and typical lack of interest in primary elections. Cumberland County led the way with some 11,500 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, a 24 percent turnout. Election Commissioner Jill Davis said that number is still lower than normal. She said low turnout in ... Read More »

Big South Fork Celebrating 50th Anniversary All Year Long

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Richard Nixon signed the legislation creating the park March 7, 1974, recognizing the area’s history, arches, natural bridges and gorges. Christopher Derman is Chief Of Interpretation And Education at Big South Fork. He said the celebration will be a year-long event of what the ... Read More »

Bumbalough Overseeing Health Departments As Interim

Putnam County Public Health Director Lisa Bumbalough will oversee the Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County Health Departments until a replacement is selected for the retired Andy Langford. Bumbalough said she has met with city and county officials to get a feel for how operations at those sites differ from what she is used to in Putnam County. He said she ... Read More »

Pickett Director: Prepare To Come Back To School Wednesday

A lot of snow melted across the Upper Cumberland Monday but many schools are still closed. Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder said schools are closed Tuesday to ensure conditions completely clear up before putting buses back on the road. She said she plans for Pickett schools to open back up on Wednesday after students being out of school ... Read More »

Pickett Health Department To Expand Thanks To County-State Effort

The Pickett County Health Department will expand its facility, thanks to the joint effort of the county and state. Tennessee Department of Health Facilities Specialist Josh Gipson said there should be an architect chosen for the project by the end of January. Gipson said they could break ground on the project as soon as early summer. “It’s just a matter ... Read More »

Bilbrey Hoping To Attract New Doctor’s Facility After Byrdstown Office Closes

Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said he will put attracting additional medical facilities to the community at the top of his list. That after Byrdstown Medical Center closed its doors last week with roughly 24-hour notice. Owner Andrew Todd announced on his Facebook page a lack of Medicaid expansion as the reason for the closure. Bilbrey said the medical office ... Read More »

Pickett Step Closer To Restoring Historic 1800s Cabin To House Museum

The Pickett County Chamber of Commerce working on a three-pronged project to restore a historic cabin to house a museum. Pickett County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Robbins said the land was donated to the county with the promise of building a Welcome Center, restoring the cabin and make a living-history village on the property. The county has completed ... Read More »

Bass Pro Tour, National TV Audience Coming To Dale Hollow Lake In 24

The third stage of the 2024 Bass Pro Tour will be held at Dale Hollow Lake April 9-14. The event is the largest fishing event ever hosted by Dale Hollow and the Pickett County Chamber of Commerce. The county will host 80 boats in total, each manned with a fisherman, a cameraman and a judge. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director ... Read More »