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Pickett Commission Passes $95K Tourism Budget

The Pickett County Commission passed the Tourism Committee’s budget Monday night even with some members expressing concern over how the budget can be spent. The proposed $95,000 budget is funded from the county’s occupancy tax. Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the occupancy tax brought in around $100,000 last year. Commissioner and Committee Member Deborah Garrett said she thinks the ... Read More »

Pickett Commissioners Approve But Question Hotel/Motel Funds For Fishing

The Pickett County Board of Commissioners approved using Occupancy Tax Funds for fishing tournaments during its Monday night meeting. The money will be used by the Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce to help attract tourists to the area during the fall. Several commissioners expressed concerns about the funding, noting the lack of information provided about the impact of the money ... Read More »

Pickett To Take Initial Steps Towards Developing Plans For New Jail

Pickett County will begin actively pursuing plans to build a new county jail. County Executive Carey Garner said at Monday night’s Commissioners Meeting, the project has been some eight years in the making. “We weren’t financially able to start it,” Garner said. “And so we’ve just not got to where we think we can afford one, so it’s time that ... Read More »

Pickett Commission Rejects Tourism Grant

The Pickett County Commission denied permission for a county group seeking a grant to restore Byrdstown’s Amonett House. The Pickett County Historical Society approached the commission to apply for a $75,000 Tennessee Tourism grant that included a 10-percent match. County Historian Richard Pierce said he is disappointed in the Commission’s decision, especially since a private citizen had agreed to cover ... Read More »