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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IMPROVE ACT impact on Cocke County
Itís †The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee held a series of news conferences May 15 to discuss the impact of the IMPROVE Actís projects on different areas of the state. † The total impact for Cocke County is $10,502,137 for the combined revenue to cities and counties as well as the Tennessee Department of Transportation road and bridge projects, totaling $153,065,000 funded with the increased gasoline and diesel tax. The increase in the user fees means Tennessee residents wonít shoulder the entire burden alone, as revenue will be captured from visiting tourists and the trucks that move goods through the state. This continues Tennesseeís history as a pay-as-you-go state, meaning the people who use the roads pay for their upkeep. Total 15-year investment for Cocke County $163,567,137 TDOT project investment: twenty-five projects in Cocke County $153,065,000 IMPROVE Act project and local funding for Cocke County New Local Revenue over the next 15-years Cocke County $9,482,487 Newport $982,446 Parrottsville $37,204 Major local projects include; Interstate I-40 INTERCHANGE AT O'NEIL ROAD 0.17 miles $14,500,000; COSBY HWY. TO WILTON SPRINGS RD. $64,500,000; Rural Access US-321 (SR- 35) (NEWPORT BYPASS) FROM Thinwood Drive on West Highway 25/70 TO SAINT TIDE HOLLOW ROAD $43,000,000


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Clarification
  • Finance Committee considers sheriff's budget
  • Newport Utilities Board
  • Update on Gatlinburg wildfires

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Funding for animal shelter tentatively approved.
  • Tressler arrest
  • Senate bill bad for Tennessee hospitals
  • Weekend activities in Parrottsville and Cosby
  • First Saturday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Ramsey ruling overturned by Appeals panel
  • Terry Fine arrest
  • Rodriguez arrest
  • Tax changes come on Saturday
  • Gas prices take a dip

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Parrottsville to receive low-interest loan
  • Food and housing grant for Cocke County
  • May jobless numbers
  • Haslam to make job recruitment trip
  • TWRA on wildlife

    Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Healthcare bill
  • Monument vandalism
  • Brandt charged with aggravated assault
  • Nease charged with attempted jail escape
  • Newport couple charged with child abuse or neglect
  • Cocke County Corrections Partnership
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