State Sen. Ken Yager (right) chats with Winfield Mayor David Cecil and Oneida Mayor Jack E. Lay during a stopover in Scott County Friday, Feb. 15.
HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, visited Scott County this morning, meeting with local officials and concerned citizens.
A number of Scott County officials were on hand to represent their communities in an hour-long meeting at the Scott County Office Building.
Among those in attendance were Register of Deeds Benji Rector, County Clerk Pat Phillips, Veterans Officer Ron Keeton, and Scott County Commissioners David "Blue" Day (1st District), Sam Lyles and June Jeffers (2nd District), Kenny Morrow and Ernest Phillips (3rd District), Dennis Sexton (4th District), Paul Strunk (5th District), Hertis Phillips (6th District) and Mike Slaven (7th District). The mayors of all three local municipalities were also in attendance.
On a subject of local importance, Sen. Yager said the exact timeline for purchase of right-of-way for a project to widen S.R. 63 from Huntsville to the Scott-Campbell county line could be unveiled as soon as early May, when TDOT officials release their annual 3-year work schedule.
On the subject of judicial redistricting, which is in the process in Nashville, Sen. Yager said nothing has been finalized. There has been speculation that Anderson County will be added to the 8th Judicial District, which currently includes Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress and Union counties.