Awesome News: County Receives Another Courthouse Grant

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The revitalization work at the Cannon County Courthouse will continue after the work on the exterior grounds are finished, thanks to a new grant awarded by the State of Tennessee.

Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon announced today that he had received word from State Representative Statton Bone that the county has been approved for a $100,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The grant was written by Neal Appelbaum, who recently wrote an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for $70,000 which was also approved by ECD.

The $100,000 grant for the county will be used for new energy efficient windows and new energy efficient heating and cooling units for the courthouse, Appelbaum said.

An official announcement of the grant is expected Wednesday, according to Robbie Farmer, Bone's office manager.

"This is just awesome news," Gannon said of the receipt of the grant. "It's something we've been wanting and working on since we received the grant for the outside work.

"By making our use of energy more efficient, we will be saving the taxpayers of Cannon County money, and doing more to save our environment," Gannon added.
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June 29, 2010 at 4:05pm
Good job Neal Applebaum! It is great to hear that some improvements can be made with grant money instead of raising taxes.
June 29, 2010 at 4:06pm
Way to go Neal. Keep up the good work. Maybe you should have ran for county mayor because Mike Gannon is not going to do anything like this. But he will sure be there to smile for the cameras and take the credit. Again Congratulations Neal!!
June 29, 2010 at 6:51pm
The money comes from the state. Governor Bredesen and Matt Kisber would know where it falls from.
June 30, 2010 at 6:39am
OK the outside looks pretty.

How about spending some of this money to fix the 2000 year old courtroom inside or upgrade a bathroom?

Better yet, why don't someone think about building a judicial building so a handicapped individual wouldn't have to ride that rickety, so-called elevator just to be able to apprear in court?

Wake up people and try to remember you are in 2010 and not 1934 when the courthouse was built.
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