News & Notices
Senior drivers in Sumner County are encouraged to sign up for the Tennessee "Yellow Dot" program, which is designed to provide first responders with an individual's medical information in the event of an emergency on the state's roadways. The information can mean the difference between life and death in the "Golden Hour" immediately following a serious incident.
Participants in the program will receive a Yellow DOT decal, a Yellow DOT folder, and a medical information sheet; a personalized photo will be taken and placed on the sheet. The participant will complete the medical information sheet which consists of their emergency contact information, medical information, recent surgeries, hospital preferences, current medications, insurance and physicians' information.
This information will be the sole responsibility of the participant and should remain in the glove compartment inside the yellow folder provided. The Yellow DOT decal will be placed on the driver's side rear window of their vehicle.
Enrollment sites are being set up across the state. Click here for the current locations.
Click here for the Yellow Dot program information packet.
Sumner County residents can received free tax help through the AARP Tax Aide program. This help is provided at no charge to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60 and older.
AARP Tax Aide e-files tax returns, including W-2s, 1099-MISCs. 1099-Rs, 1099-DIVs and 1099-Bs for free.
This service is offered Feb. 4 through April 15. Schedule an appointment at one of the following sites:
- Gallatin Public Library, Tuesdays, 452-1722.
- Hendersonville First Baptist Church, Wednesdays, 590-7370.
- White House Inn Library, Thursdays, 672-0239.
Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669 for more sites.
Members of Leadership Sumner, the personal development program designed to educate potential and active community leaders, have pledged to raise funds for the Sumner County Drug Court so it can continue to provide services to individuals convicted of drug- and alcohol-related crimes.
Click here to watch the NewsChannel 5 report.
Click here to read the article in the News Examiner.
Sumner County is the third healthiest of Tennessee's 95 counties, according to a new report.
Only Williamson and Rutherford counties rank higher than Sumner in the Health Outcomes category, which represents how healthy a county is. Sumner ranks fifth of 95 in the Health Factors category, which represents what influences the health of the county.
"It is rewarding that Sumner County ranks so highly in this report," said County Executive Anthony Holt. "We pride ourselves on our quality of life here in Sumner County and these health rankings reinforce our commitment to healthier lifestyles."
The 2013 County Health Rankings rely on a comprehensive set of data and analysis that allows counties to see what it is that is making residents sick or healthy, and how they compare to other counties in the same state.
This is the fourth year of the Rankings, published online at www.countyhealthrankings.org by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The upcoming renovation of the historic Douglass-Clark House was featured recently on NewsChannel 5. The structure, which was used as one of Sumner County's earliest courthouses, is located off Long Hollow Pike and is a trailhead for the Station Camp Greenway.
Click here to view the segment by reporter Marcus Washington.
Join Tennessee's commemoration of the Civil War by ordering the official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial License Plate.
The specialty plate fee ($35) is free to the first 1,000 people who sign up. One thousand orders are needed before the state will produce this specialty plate. Proceeds will support Civil War battlefield preservation and the Tennessee Civil War Trails Program. Currently, 12 Civil War Trails Program markers are in place in Sumner County, with more planned for the near future. Click here for more information on the Civil War Trails Program.
Trusted Choice Agents of Insurors of Tennessee has generously offered to pay for the first 1,000 orders.
Click here for an order form.
Sumner County government offices will be closed Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
For a list of 2013 government office holiday closures, click here.
As a result of a unanimous request from the Sumner County Commission, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has agreed to implement additional safety measures on a portion of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Boulevard (State Route 386).
Chancery Court has scheduled the next sale of properties for unpaid delinquent taxes for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Additional information will be posted on the Sumner County website as it becomes available. Check back for details.
Sumner County government offices will be closed:
- Friday, April 6, 2012 in observance of Good Friday
- Monday, May 28, 2012 for the Memorial Day holiday