HUMPHREY OFFICIALLY VETOES BUDGET

 

CARTER COUNTY MAYOR LEON HUMPHREY HAS OFFICIALY VETOED THE COUNTY’S PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET.  EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE COUNTY COMMISSION PASSED THE BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES AN 11-CENT PROPERTY TAX HIKE.  BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY THE HIKE IS NEEDED TO HELP PLUG A DEFICIT AND GIVE EMPLOYEES A PAY RAISE.  HUMPHREY CONTENDS THE COUNTY HAS AN AMPLE FUND BALANCE.  THE MAYOR DID APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO FUND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AND THE SENIOR CENTER.  IT TAKES A SIMPLE MAJORITY, 13 VOTES, FOR COMMISSIONERS TO OVERRIDE HIS VETO.

 

 

BALLAD HEALTH EMPLOYEE FIRED

 

AN EMPLOYEE AT BALLAD HEALTH HAS BEEN FIRED FOR ACCESSING PATIENT RECORDS WITHOUT PERMISSION.  BALLAD OFFICIALS SAY THEY LEARNED OF THE INCIDENT MAY 28TH—AND THAT THE FORMER EMPLOYEE ACCESSED DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER CRITICAL INFORMATION, BUT NOT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.  THOSE AFFECTED BY THE BREACH HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

 

 

TEEN CHARGED IN WRONG WAY CRASH

 

AN 18-YEAR OLD FACES CHARGES—AFTER A WRONG WAY CRASH IN KINGSPORT.  IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY EVENING AND THE WRECK CLOSED FORT HENRY DRIVE FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.  THREE VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED, FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS.  STEVEN ASHWORTH WAS CITED FOR TRAVELING THE WRONG WAY AND FOR NOT HAVING INSURANCE ON HIS VEHICLE.

 

 

SPORT SCIENCE CENTER

 

PLANS FOR A SPORT SCIENCE CENTER IN JOHNSON CITY CONTINUE TO MOVE AHEAD.  IT WOULD BE A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY—AND WOULD ALSO INVOLVE INVESTORS FROM ASIA.  CITY MANAGER PETE PETERSON SAYS, "I'M GLAD TO REPORT OUR TIME, INTEREST AND TRAVELS HAVE PROVEN TO BE A FRUITFUL INVESTMENT."  THE FACILITY WOULD BE CAPABLE OF TRAINING OLYMPIANS.


 

 

 

ROE—TRUMP-NATO

 

FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN DR. PHIL ROE SAYS HE SUPPORTS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S RECENT CALL FOR SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO HELP WITH PROTECTION—AGAINST THREATS. HE SAYS THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE RUFFLED SOME FEATHERS AMONG NATO COUNTRIES, BUT "I THINK THEY HEARD THE MESSAGE. BUSH SAID IT, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID IT, BUT THEY DIDN'T PUT ANY 'UMPH' TO IT AND TRUMP DID AND I DON'T THINK THEY LIKED IT, BUT THEY'RE STEPPING UP."   THE PRESIDENT CALLED ON NATO MEMBER NATIONS TO PAY THEIR CURRENT 2-PERCENT OF GDP, AND ADD ANOTHER 2-PERCENT TO HELP.


 

 

 

 

 

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