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Moody Awarded Kentucky Colonel Commission

Cumberland Countians are recognized NATIONWIDE!

Donnie Moody, Director of Cumberland County Parks and Recreation, has been awarded the distinction of Kentucky Colonel.

Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A Kentucky Colonel Commission is awarded in the name of the Commonwealth by the governor of Kentucky to individuals for noteworthy accomplishments, contributions to civil society, remarkable deeds, or outstanding service to the community, state, or nation.

Donnie was nominated for this distinction by Colonel Gerald Walker, and was presented the certificate by Cumberland County Sheriff, Casey Cox


Pictured are L to R: Colonel Gerald Walker, Donnie Moody, Casey Cox

Registration NOW OPEN for 2023 Hiking Marathon

Click HERE to learn more about and register for the 2023 hiking marathon!

The marathon runs the entire month of September, in which you have 30 days to complete this year’s trails.

Hike 26.2 miles individually, or in small groups over one month at your own pace!

Each year, the Friends of the Trails specially select a set of trails on the Cumberland Plateau. 

If you participate in at least one trail, you can get a free t-shirt at the Hit the Trails Festival in October.

If you finish the marathon, you get a shirt and a patch.

Register a dog with you, and the dog will get a bandana!

Don’t feel that you can complete 26.2 miles? Try the half-marathon (13.1 miles) or the 10K Challenge (6.3 miles)!

You can download a log-sheet to record your progress, as the marathon is completed on the honor system.


Tennessee’s Grocery Sales Tax Holiday Runs Aug 1 – Oct 31!

During the period beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday,  August 1, 2023 and ending Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm, food and food ingredients are exempt from sales tax in the state of Tennessee.  

Food and food ingredients are defined as liquid, concentrated, solid, frozen, dried, or dehydrated substances that are sold to be ingested or chewed by humans and are consumed for their taste or nutritional value. Food and food ingredients do not include alcoholic beverages, tobacco, candy, or dietary supplements.

Sales of prepared food, dietary supplements, candy, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco are not included in items exempt during this period.

If you have any questions regarding the sales tax holiday, please reach out to the Tennessee Department of Revenue!