FOCUS ON RUTHERFORD COUNTY with County Mayor Bill Ketron. He updates the community on the landfill, developments with county owned land in the downtown area (renovations on historic courthouse, museum in courthouse, moving IT to judicial building, developers looking at county owned old bank building on the square as well as what can be done with the old jail land on W. Main St.) and more.
Rutherford County Commissioner Craig Harris who chairs the Steering Committee tells about an educational initiative that is a pilot program for educating school student about the Opioid Crisis. Rutherford County now ranks number four of Tennessee's highest opioid use areas. This month (January)) along, there have been 6 deaths that are directly related to opioids. If you would like a copy of RED FLAGS THAT POSSIBLY INDICATE OPIOID ISSUES, e-mail Commissioner Harris at email@example.com.
Deputy County Mayor Steve Sandlin wraps-up the broadcast with news about the 2020 Census. The forms will arrive in the mail on April 1, 2020.