* Congratulations to all 28 Wilson County teachers who have been named "Teacher of the Year" at their respective buildings and are finalists for the county-wide Teacher of the Year Award. The banquet is set Friday night, April 15 at Cumberland's Baird Chapel.
Lebanon High baseball coach Tracy Slone is a finalist for his work at MAP Academy. Former Lebanon High girls basketball coach Barbara Hallums is the Lebanon High finalist and Ken Fountain, former Watertown High boys basketball coach and longtime local sports historian, is representing the Wilson County Vocational Center.
By JACK PRATT,
Wilson County Assessor of Property
Every six years, all of the taxable property in Wilson County is reassessed for tax purposes per state law (T.C.A. 67-5-1601), and the year 2011 marks our next state-mandated reappraisal.
This week your Property Assessor’s office will be sending out assessment change notices to all property owners. The notice you will receive includes this year’s appraisal and assessment values and last year’s assessment value. This isn’t your tax bill; this is your notice of value.
To the Editor:
I attended a private gathering a few weeks back to meet and hear Senator Bob Corker.
He made a smiling entrance and stood on a small platform to address us. He commented that while we were probably all concerned about the financial condition of our nation, it would probably “hurt our feelings” if Congress began to cut back on Medicare, Social Security and funds for the military.
When he turned and asked for questions, I was the first to wave my hand and this is what I said:
“Senator, it would not hurt my feelings if we stopped sending funds to Egypt to refurbish their mosques, and it would not hurt me at all if we stopped sending foreign aid to the 130 of 192 countries in the world, and it REALLY would not hurt my feelings if we enforced our illegal immigration laws which are costing our country over $383.3 billion a year.”
He then said he didn’t think it was $383.3 billion, not that much, so I asked for his email so that I could send him the statistics. One woman gave me a thumb’s-up to show approval as I asked the question, and another came up to me after the party and said, “He didn’t answer any of your questions, did he?” No, and I didn’t get the email address, either.
MARTIN SERIES CHANGED TO SATURDAY, SUNDAY
LEBANON -- Cumberland’s baseball series this weekend against Martin Methodist has been pushed back one day because of severe weather forecast for the area on Friday.
The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.
Saturday’s doubleheader is set to begin at 12 Noon and Sunday’s single game will start at 1 p.m. Any remaining weather in the area on Saturday may push back the start time for that day’s game or games.
CU comes in ranked NO. 10 in the NAIA with a record of 32-12 / 10-4 in the TranSouth Conference.