KY Lake Waterfowl Festival in Big Sandy Aug. 6th

The 12th Annual Kentucky Lake Waterfowl Festival returns to Big Sandy, TN City Park on Saturday, August 6th. Hosted by the Paris-Henry County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the event will have 50 exhibitors from six states on hand with displays ranging from new calls and motion decoys to boats, clothing, ammo, and more. The festivity will again be held in conjunction with the TWRA public drawings for duck blinds along Kentucky Lake wildlife management areas, which means a guaranteed crowd! For the last decade the event has averaged drawing 3,000-plus waterfowlers each day to the festival searching for everything from new duck and goose calls to the latest in camouflage clothing, retrievers, taxidermists, boats, motors, outfitters, new trucks, ATVs, decoys, and more.

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Big Sandy City Board Meets

The Big Sandy city Board met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday January19. The Board approved on second reading an ordinance amending deposits required to obtain water service and a policy regarding delinquent water bills. The Board determined determined that there is a greater delinquency rate from customers renting, leasing or otherwise occupying property owned by some third-party entity than the lower delinquency rate related to owner-occupied properties.The new ordinance states that the water service deposit for commercial customers and customers occupying property as renters or lessees shall be two hundred dollars.

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Big Sandy Chamber Elects New Officers

The Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce met on Monday night January 11th for the purpose of electing new officers for the year. Those individuals elected were: President Tm Phifer, Vice President John Melton, Treasurer Emily Dykes and Secretary Autumn Radliffe. There was also a discussion about the annual Big Sandy Spring Festival that’s held each year on Memorial Day weekend in May. The next meeting will be held on Sunday January 24th at Melton’s Fillin’ Station.

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New Big Sandy Police Chief On The Job

The Town of Big Sandy has a new Police Chief. He is Jim Sukash, a resident of the Big Sandy area. Jim has an impressive resume of law enforcement credentials. He has served as Police Chief of the US Coast Guard Academy Police Department in New London CT; He has served on the US Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team North-Hampton Roads, Va; US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Police Department-Kodiak, AK. He has 20 plus years experience with the U.S. Marine Corps and US Coast Guard.

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Big Sandy Chamber Meets To Plan Spring Festival

The Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce met on Monday night to make plans for the annual Spring Festival coming up on memorial Day weekend. For the last several years the Festival has been a three day event but the Chamber has decided to make this years festival only a two-day event.

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