Thursday, May 17, 2012

Carter Budget Work Continues This Week
It is been a bumpy road this week for the Carter County budget. The Carter County School Board is asking for a budget increase of close to $840,000 for next year. The education funding bucket has big leaks as pointed out by Carter County Finance Director Ingrid DeLoach. She said average daily attendance declined by 100 students this year and that means a loss of $204,000 in state basic education program funds. DeLoach said another $470,000 is being lost at the local level because the County schools share of local revenue slipped by 1% to the Elizabethton City Schools. She told commissioners to expect another 1% loss in the coming budget year. The biggest cost for education is been a state mandated $714,000, 2 1/2% pay increase for teachers. The school systems medical insurance provider is estimated to have a $400,000 premium increase for the County to pay. More budget meetings are planned.(CS)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder
  • Former Church Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
  • KPD Investigating a Stabbing
  • Wellmont/MSHA Merger Announcement Expected Thursday
  • Wichita State Assistant Steve Forbes Introduced as New ETSU Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Erwin Pair Arrested for Selling Hallucinogens
  • Colleges Reach Transfer Agreement
  • Woman Reporting She was Robbed Arrested Also for Drugs in Gray
  • Manhunt Continues in Washington County VA for Domestic Assault Suspect
  • Bill to Bring Back Bingo in TN Passes in Committee
  • Woman Killed in Telford Fire March 22 Identified
  • Chuckey Man Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges In Connection to 2013 Crash
  • Kingsport Man Gets Almost 13-yr Prison Sentence for Selling Synthethic Drugs
  • Convicted Kingsport Drug Dealer Ordered to Federal Prison When Released from State
  • Firefighters Battle Blaze at Big Stone Gap Apartments



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