By CONNIE ESH
Lebanon City Council discussed the possibility of a four-day, 10-hour work week for the Public Works Department employees in a work session before the group’s regular meeting Tuesday with all of the council members expressing concerns about a lack of benefits from such a system.
Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath said nothing she had heard changed her opinion of leaving the schedule as it is now so she remained seriously opposed.
Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston said he and others often see city employees from that department eating breakfast at local restaurants “on the clock” now.
Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry said he had heard from several employees and all of the older ones saying they would not like the longer hours.
Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler agreed that he would be “leery to try it.”
Ward 3 Councilor William Farmer also expressed concerns about older employees.
From Post staff reports
In what is the largest number of pages this newspaper has produced in its five-year history, The Wilson Post is proud to include in today’s edition the official 2008 Wilson County Fair Catalog, a 92-page tabloid boasting events, entertainment venues, contests and more that can be experienced during the nine big fair days planned for August.
“Home Spun Family Fun” is the official theme for this year’s Wilson County Fair, sponsored by Ford Motor Company. The fair runs nine nights, Aug. 15-23 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.
This year’s event includes several new exciting acts, according to Hale Moss, Wilson County Fair Board chairman, which were made possible by adding additional title sponsors to the event.
Tractor Supply Company, Tennessee Lottery and the energy drink Vault has signed on to help sponsor the fair enabling new acts to be added to the line-up. Vault is the official drink of the 2008 Wilson County Fair.
Randall Clemons, an official with the Fair Board, said this year’s event will again make the slogan “Tennessee’s Big County Fair” a reality.
From The Gallatin Newspaper
A Lebanon man was killed in a one-car accident in Gallatin Monday night when his vehicle crashed into a church.
The accident occurred at 5:36 p.m. at Peach Valley Baptist Church at 508 Peach Valley Road, Gallatin.
Gallatin Police responded and found that the vehicle, driven by Alan Fraser, 19, of Lebanon, had crashed into the church. Fraser was the lone occupant of the vehicle. There was no one inside the church at the time of the accident.
Police said Fraser was traveling westbound on Peach Valley Road when he lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected which caused him to leave the roadway. The vehicle then clipped a utility pole and rolled over several times and went through the eastern wall of the church coming to rest inside the building.