Mayor’s News/Updates

February 27, 2015

Warning from the Cumberland County Mayor’s Office regarding storm and debris clean up

Be cautious of storm debris clean up scams or price gauging.  Get price quotes, the business’s proof of insurance, telephone number, and address. 

The removal of debris from private property will not be done by the county or any other governmental agency. A reputable tree removal service will collect all the debris and remove it as a part of the price of clean up.

Remember that you should never pay upfront to any company until the trees have been cut and the debris removed. If you feel like you have been taken advantage of











RTP Grant

Cumberland County was selected to receive a Recreational Trails Program Grant (RTP) in the amount of $40,000.  The grant will be used to create an obstacle trail, add river access points, add A.D.A. restroom and revitalize the existing secondary trail at the Obed River Park.  Cumberland County was one of 12 lucky counties in Tennessee to receive this type of grant.  Pictured from left: Rep. Cameron Sexton, TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Mayor Kenneth Carey, Jr., Community Complex Manager Donnie Moody.




Cumberland County was the receipent of the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewarship Award.

2012 Governor’s Environmental Award Pictures

To address the unique management challenges posed by glass bottles, the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department purchased the Andela Glass Pulverizer, a machine that crushes glass into a fine sand-like substance.  This innovative system facilitates landfill diversion of glass bottles, and also creastes a marketable product with many beneficial uses, including landscaping, road maintenance, feedstock for manufacturing new glass products, and others.  In the first six months of use, Cumberland County has more than doubled the rate of glass recycling, and saved thousands of dollars in tipping fees.  The savings in landfill disposal costs, along with the revenue generated by the sale of the product, is projected to provide a return on the original $100,000 investment in less than two years.


 County Mayor Kenny Carey, representing Cumberland County, was recently selected as the Prevention Partner for the month of January by the Cumberland County Drug Alliance TAD Center.  Honorees are selected each month on the basis of their support for the drug-free effort in our community.  Mayor Carey (center) is pictured with TAD Activities Director Shane Wyatt and Executive Director Jan Sellers.








On April 14th, 2011 Cumberland County was presented with a check in the amount of $4,495,730.00 by Commissioner Susan Cooper for construction of a new Health Department to serve the citizens of Cumberland County.  The grant is from federal funding and the county will be adding up to $1,000,000.00 into the project, which will be located on 127 S adjacent to Physicians Associates.

– Kenneth Carey, Jr.
Cumberland County Mayor