From the Desk of
J. Michael Cross
County Executive

For those seeking employment, there will be a “Job Fair” at Cookeville Community Center on Thursday, February 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Services offered include Resume Assistance, Interview Coaching and Dress for Success Workshops. Interested individuals may call 931-520-8733 for more in-depth information. The address for Cookeville Community Center is 240 Carlen Avenue.

The Job Fair offers prospective employees to meet with some of the top employers in the Upper Cumberland Region including Flowserve, Elk Valley, THK Rhythm, Charter, Moeller Marine, Averitt Express, Schneider Carriers, SAIC, IWC Foods, Marriot Express, FICOSA, Tennessee Department of Corrections, Academy Sports, Pacesetters, Signature Healthcare of Putnam, Sun Crest Health, DP Solutions and many more. Prospective employees should bring their Resumes, appropriate dress and a smile to meet with some of the area’s top employers.

Last Thursday, several of us from Fentress County attended the TDOT Public Hearing held at North Cumberland Elementary School in Cumberland County to discuss prospective plans for the Highway 127 Project from I-40 to Fentress County. With a packed house, many Cumberland County and Fentress County residents expressed frustration and anger at TDOT’s plans to drop from a four-lane divided highway to a two-lane road for the middle stretch of the project. It was pointed out that a two-lane road did not meet the needs of Fentress or Cumberland County. Traffic flow, safety and economic development were pointed out to TDOT officials. All public comments were recorded for future considerations. People were also given a comment sheet that can be mailed to TDOT. Anyone interested in responding to TDOT can pick up a Comment Sheet from the County Executive’s Office in the Fentress County Courthouse. We encourage as many as possible to respond.

We can be reached at 879-7713. Executive Assistant Amanda Hicks can also be reached at vog.n1534673636Tytnu1534673636oCsse1534673636rtneF1534673636@skci1534673636H.adn1534673636amA1534673636. This month’s County Commission Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. following a 4:30 work session. Monday the nineteenth is a President’s Day, a Federal holiday. All meetings are open to the public.