From the Desk of

J. Michael Cross County Executive

     We are very proud that Fentress County celebrates Veteran’s Day in so many ways and venues. From York Institute to Clarkrange High School to our American Legion to the York Foundation and Sgt. Alvin C. York’s Memorial Park, Fentress County Veteran’s had ample opportunities to participate and share in several ceremonies to celebrate their sacrifice and service on behalf of our country. We thank you all.

     Bids to build a security fence surrounding the Emergency Communications Tower in Clarkrange have been opened. The Fentress County Commission will award the winning bid at the November 21st, 2016 county commission meeting. Within the next couple of months, the tower and security fence should be completed, offering a much improved signal for emergency services within Fentress County. We appreciate the continued support and patience throughout the county as this important transition was made.

     On Thursday, November 17th, there will be a bid opening for the retaining wall on the west side of the Fentress County Courthouse. Bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. at the Fentress County Finance Office conference room located at 103 A Smith Street.  This constitutes the next stage of the Courthouse Renovation Plan. We are excited about returning the original natural beauty to the courthouse.

     We will be attending the Upper Cumberland Development District’s Executive Committee Meeting at the Leslie Towne Center in Cookeville on Tuesday, November 15th, at this meeting, the UCDD Executive Council and Executive Committee will provide updates on the state of each of the 14 Upper Cumberland Counties. These meetings provide County Executives and County Mayors the chance to exchange information, ideas and plans for their counties for the next few years.

     The sale of the Taubert Property (306 acres – more or less) will be held in the Fentress County Courthouse’s Main Courtroom on Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. We invite any interested individuals to contact Jeff Green of Green Acres Realty or the County Executive’s Office for more information or a tour of the property.

     We can be reached at 879-7713. Executive Assistant Amanda Hicks can also be reached at ten.s1508509649ekalw1508509649t@skc1508509649ihadn1508509649ama1508509649. County Commission Meetings are held every third Monday at 6:00 p.m. following a 5:00 o’clock work session. All meetings are open to the public.