Note Burned For Allardt Elementary School

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Looking on as School Board Chairman Gary Tinch (left) burns the note on the Allardt Elementary School Building, are, from left: Allardt Elementary School Principal Ernest Campbell, Director of Schools Mike Jones, Director of Instruction Randy Clark, Allardt Councilman Larry Moles, Fentress County Executive Frank Smith, School Board Members Mike Stowers (partially hidden), Kathy Williams, and Karen Cooper; and County Commissioner Leonard Bilbrey.

Monday, May 5 was a historic day as officials from the Fentress County Board of Education, City of Allardt, City of Jamestown, and Fentress County Government gathered at the Allardt Elementary School for a ceremonial note burning to signify that the construction note has been paid off.

Following the note burning, several local officials commented on the event, including Fentress County Executive Frank Smith, who said:  “When I first took office, the county’s bond rating was dropping, so we began looking at options for financing some of our debt, and was able to get some low-interest re-financing which has allowed us to pay off this note, which was originally not scheduled to be paid off until 2019.”

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.