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Rep. Hale Files Bill For Food Item Sales Tax Holiday For Seniors

40th District Representative Michael Hale has filed a bill that would include the sale of food items and food ingredients for individuals 70 or older during sales tax holidays. Hale said House Bill 243 aims to include those items in a 90-day sales tax holiday with license plate fees. He said he felt a responsibility to help the senior population. ... Read More »

Nearly 100 Percent Of York Institute Seniors Apply For Post-Secondary Opportunities

100 percent of York Institute’s senior class have applied for post-secondary opportunities. These include four-year degrees, trade schools, and entering the workforce. School Director John Bush said that’s increased over the last two years from 71 percent. “That’s what we’re looking for and that’s why when we’ve got students who we’ve prepared to be a position,” Bush said. “who when ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Senior Citizens Centers Wary Of COVID Rise

COVID cases on the rise lead to concerns amongst senior citizens groups in the Upper Cumberland. Putnam County Senior Center Director Maxine Frasier said that such concerns have led to the temporary cancellation of their volleyball class. Because it’s an activity with closer contact and less ability to wear masks, Frasier said that the decision came from a desire to ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Adds New Position For Senior Home Repairs

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity has added Hope Craig as Neighbor 2 Neighbor Project Manager to grow the program. Craig said she hopes to take on the responsibility of streamlining and expanding the program geared towards home repair for seniors. Craig said her passion is helping seniors live with dignity and stay in their home for as long as possible. ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls Community Center Needs Help After 2020

The Fall Creek Falls area is making multiple attempts to raise money for its community center. The community center is hosting a car show Saturday, and has an online store set up selling Fall Creek Falls memorabilia. Community Group Vice President Leon Deweese said the efforts are due to the aftermath of the pandemic. “A lot of people cancelled that ... Read More »

Clay Co. Senior Center Gains New Hardware For Computer Classes

The Clay County Senior Center has started computer and Internet use classes for its members. Director Sandra Wix said seniors are learning the basics, creating emails and social media to stay in touch. “Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can’t learn,” Wix said. “That’s always been a myth, and I have never liked that myth, and right now, my ... Read More »

HRS Aiming For Late Summer Completion Of Oak Tree Towers

Highland Residential Services Oak Tree Towers nears completion as final touches are made. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said the exterior of the building is complete, but painting and flooring still remains. “Our original completion date was right at the end of June, the first of July,” Cassetty said. “Obviously, we are not going to make that, but I think we ... Read More »

UCDD Offers SNAP Application Assistance To Seniors

The Upper Cumberland Development District is offering assistance to seniors applying for the SNAP program. Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It helps those in need receive nutritional assistance benefits. UCDD SNAP Benefits Coordinator Miranda Malin said that she helps folks who are over the age of 60 or disabled in their application process. ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Asking Contractors To Help Seniors In Need

Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity is in desperate need for contractors willing to help seniors. Executive Director Pam Ealey said there are nine assessed projects and nine projects waiting to be assessed. Ealey said they will reach out to contractors about doing paid work to help seniors and they are not getting callbacks or get told the contractor is too ... Read More »

Smithville Pool Opening For Residents Excited To Beat The Heat

Smithville residents have a chance to beat the heat this summer with the city pool opening Friday. Pool Manager Jeania Cawthorn said there will be options for all ages and needs this year at the Smithville Golf Course and Pool. She said the pool was open last year but turnout was low. “It was a crazy summer last year,” Cawthorn ... Read More »