The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
49 °
Click For Extended Forecast

More Jobs
In Newport, TN

choose text size bigger text smaller text

Ford looking for options to patch roads, money woes

Published: 7:52 PM, 03/01/2013

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Cocke County Road Superintendent Kenneth Ford says he's open to suggestions on how to improve county roads with limited money available.

Speaking during Tuesday's regular Cocke County Highway Commission meeting, Ford said some roads are beyond the point of being patched as a means of repair.

"Some roads are just worn out," he said. "If we don't get asphalt money, we can't fix them. Patching doesn't do any good after a while.

"If anyone has any suggestions on what to do on asphalt roads, I'm listening. It's going to get so bad you can't drive on them. We just keep getting in deeper and deeper on trying to keep the roads up. I don't know what the answer is."

Commissioner Ronald Blazer suggested that sections of some roads would probably be better off being plowed up and made gravel roads again.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation


Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.



View All Galleries