Haslam presents multiple grants

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Updated: 12/11/2013 6:38 pm
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam made a stop in Bledsoe county to present two grants Wednesday afternoon.

They're to help the community, and they total more than five hundred thousand dollars. Governor Haslam, Tennessee Governor said, "This is a very competitive process, to be awarded one of these grants, and so Bledsoe county and the city of Pikeville made great applications." Not only one grant, but 2 grants were presented in front of the Bledsoe County Courthouse. One for the county for 500-thousand dollars, and the other to the city of Pikeville for 25-thousand dollars.
Bobby Collier, Bledsoe County Mayor said, "The first one is a CDBG grant which is for infrastructure and water lines. We are going to expand the water line." This project will serve 64 households and more than 170 people. It will provide safe water along three county roads. Collier said, "We are tickled with that one because its getting water to people thats had dry wells and things of that nature."

The city of Pikeville will use the other grant funds for downtown repairs. It will repair store front awnings, signs as well as painting and surface restoration work. Collier said, "Well with Main Street of course you always have someone in town, going through and enhance the retail opportunities for people to decorate it up, and make it attractive. And that also gives prospect for business or industry, you always like to take them downtown." Construction of the projects are set to start next year.

A third announcement was also made for a 50-thousand dollar grant to revitalize the downtown with a farmers market and community kitchen.
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clark29 - 12/11/2013 7:11 PM
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I know the likeliness of a nuclear power plant going in to a melt down state is highly unlikely to happen. Even though we had a duct leak in the past, but if watts bar power plant was to have a leak or something where the people of spring city tn had to evacuate. Shut In Gap road would be the fastest way to get out. The county has let it go from paved back to gravel and not in a good fashion. We are looking at 1 pothole every 2 feet measuring 7 to 22 inches round and 9 to 10inches deep. It's just under a mile stretch of roadway. Long story short if you had to get out fast it would not be able to happen. The video was taken at the beginning of summer. Any help would be appreciated.

clark29 - 12/11/2013 7:02 PM
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go to yahoo answers and look under (Is it legal for a paved road to be returned to gravel?) or just take a ride down lows gap road and down what we call the goat trail just goes to show we had to make are own road to pikeville so we can get help when we need it. lows gap road all the way to Pikeville is in desperate need of repaving

clark29 - 12/11/2013 6:54 PM
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All that money and I could bet my life they don't plan to spend any of it on what counts. They're going to spend it on that judge that is a lawyer in the same county. That's your get out of jail free card AKA ((store fronts)) and to make money on water. We all have wells we don't need your water. What we need is better roads so the police, fire, and ambulance services can reach us up here on the hill. We pay your taxes and don't get nothing someone had to sue Pikeville just to get some road signs. Spring City is no better with Lowes Gap road pave our road so we can get help in a timely manner. We are starting a petition for the same thing.
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