Rutherford County Solid Waste Department announced Thursday, April 2 that bulk items will be limited to one item per household. The department has also stopped accepting building materials until further notice.
These changes are the result of an increase in bulk items being taken to the centers since various “safer at home” orders have gone into effect. Read More
"Together, the law enforcement agencies of Rutherford and Cannon Counties are dedicated to the safety of our citizens. Our goal during this declared state of emergency is to ensure the welfare of everyone living in this jurisdiction..." Read More
The Rutherford County Mayors’ Caucus stands united in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 22 (Order 22) released Monday, March 30.
Order 22, along with its accompanying Order 21, an expansion of the previously released Executive Order 17 restricting food and drink establishments, gyms and fitness centers, and nursing and retirement home visits, are in full force and effective through 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 14, 2020.
Mayor Ketron announced this afternoon that Rutherford County essential offices will be open with limited staffing, but closed to the general public beginning Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 am through 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 19. Business can still be conducted via phone, email, and online. Updates and special conditions will be listed on the consolidated COVID-19 site for Rutherford County: rutherfordcountytn.gov/COVID-19.
It should also be noted that the next full commission meeting (April 16th) and all sub-committee meetings during this time will be held virtually.
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Rutherford County has launched an interactive map for the purpose of connecting citizens to restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery as they follow the restrictions set forth in Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 17 (Order).
While Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron strongly urges citizens to stay at home if at all possible, he also encourages supporting local businesses. “In
these uncertain times, it is imperative that we help one another,” said Ketron. “This map will help our community members learn which establishments
are open, closed, offering takeout, curbside, delivery or drive-thru, while keeping in mind that both restaurant employees and their patrons will have
to continue social distancing practices.” Restaurants wishing to fill out the survey to be included or patrons wanting to access the map can find the
links by visiting: rutherfordcountytn.gov/covid19.
Bill Ketron is urging all Rutherford County citizens to follow federal and state guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 and social distancing but is not currently placing restrictions on local businesses.
“We will continue to work with our state and local health departments to provide guidance based upon their recommendations,” said Ketron. “We want our citizens to be assured that we are constantly monitoring this health situation and exploring ways to conduct County business with minimal interruption to the public.”
Ketron made the decision to limit public meetings to standing committees and full commission meetings until further notice. For committees, only committee members will be allowed in the meeting room, but the meeting will be broadcasted live into the main courtroom for others wishing to attend. “While all meetings are open to the public, we want remind the community that they can watch from home on RCTV or our YouTube Channel,” said Mayor Ketron. “If you do plan to attend in person, please be prepared to practice social distancing measures with a possible health screening at the door.”
On the heels of the news breaking that Rutherford County received its first confirmed case of COVID-19, Mayor Bill Ketron called County officials together Friday afternoon to update the County’s “Plan of Action.”
“While we do not want to put our employees or the general public into panic mode, we do recognize the seriousness of the current health situation in our
state and around the globe. We want to make sure that everyone is on the same page and certainly that the citizens we serve remain informed of any
changes to our service,” said Ketron. “The main priorities are to decrease the potential spread of the virus while maintaining the level of service
that our communities expect.”
Upon Governor Bill Lee delivering the news of the first COVID-19 case in Tennessee, Mayor Bill Ketron reached out to Rutherford County leaders, officials from other municipalities within the County, public safety agencies, local government communicators, Middle Tennessee State University, local hospital representatives, schools, and other county departments including the Department of Health to discuss how the County will handle the virus locally.
Rutherford County Health Department Director Dana Garrett is confident that the department is ready, as they already regularly train each year for outbreaks and other public health emergencies. “What we want the public to remember is that this is a MILD respiratory illness and the general level of risk for Tennesseans is very low,” said Garrett. LEARN MORE
What: The Presidential Preference and County Primary Election
When: Tuesday, March 3rd. Polls open at 7am and close at 7pm.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office has made online filing for business and personal property taxes even easier. The office released videos this week that will assist business owners with the online filing process. Online Filing for Business Personal Property Taxes gives a brief overview and Instructions for Online Filing gives more in-depth instructions, walking filers step-by-step through the process.
Around 250 Rutherford County employees and their families packaged 51,250 meals on Saturday in an effort to tackle hunger issues in the community. The food packing event, organized by The Outreach Program, was the brainchild of Mayor Bill Ketron who had participated in events of its kind during his time as a State Senator.
“This was an excellent team-building exercise for our employees that had a tremendous immediate impact for our food-insecure citizens,” said Ketron.
If you live in Rutherford County (including municipalities) and your home sustained flood damage from Feb. 5th - 6th of 2020 due to severe weather, please report the damage to the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency. You may only report the damage that impacted your home; this does NOT include driveways, fences, barns, sheds, mailboxes, or other outbuildings.
• Description of damage
• Do you have Property Insurance (yes or no)
• Do you have Flood Insurance (yes or no)
• Any photos of the damage, if available.
Please contact with damage information to Bernard Pike at (615) 898-7764 (Ext. 1) or [email protected]
RCFR Completes Six Vehicle Water Rescues and One Rescue from House on 2/6/20..Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) had a busy Wednesday night, completing six water rescues from vehicles and one from a house.
Heavy rainfall resulted in flash flooding all over the county, causing several road closures and high water areas. RCFR and mutual aid partner LaVergne Fire Rescue Department responded to six water rescues where people were assisted out of their vehicles.
Rutherford County Government and Rutherford County Solid Waste would like to introduce our community to the new Three Rs... RECYCLE RUTHERFORD RIGHT. Our citizens are taking more initiative to recycle and this program just seeks to educate the public on how to do it properly! Take a look...
Mayor Bill Ketron proclaims Friday, February 7 as “Wear Red Day” in Rutherford County. The proclamation also recognizes the entire month of February as “American Heart Month.”
Please join the Rutherford County Health Department as we host the 6th Annual “Community Baby Shower” with the support of United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties.
United Communications, Local Internet Service Provider, Partners with the Rutherford County E911 Center to Provide Enhanced Communications Services.
Rutherford County Assessor of Property, Rob Mitchell, was presented the 2019 Three Star Certification before the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers at the fall regional seminars. The certificate was presented on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers by the executive director, Will Denami.
Rutherford County Correctional Work Center (RCCWC) recently partnered with New Vision Baptist Church of Murfreesboro to provide inmates with an inspirational event featuring local and national speakers and Christian artists.
The days following Thanksgiving are a popular time for families to put up Christmas trees and other dazzling decorations. Rutherford County Fire & Rescue (RCFR) officials want the community to be “fire smart” this season; acknowledging that a small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly!
It’s almost time for Rutherford County’s kick-off event to the holiday season…the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting!