Colonel Jack Usrey was honored for exhibiting respectful reverence and honoring Weakley County by his recent actions.
Local citizens will be pleased to know that, during Thursday night’s meeting, the Weakley County Commission approved a budget for FY 2017-2018 that leaves the property tax rate unchanged and increases pay for County employees.
Commissioners voted to set the property tax rate at $2.1302 per $100 of assessed value for FY 2017-2018, which is the same rate charged in FY 2016-2017.
The total budget for FY 2017-2018 amounts to $57,933,115.
The budget includes a 2.0 percent pay increase for county employees, plus adjustments in salaries for some workers to address pay inequities.
The Commission agreed to provide financial support to construct the Carl Perkins Center. The resolution authorizes Weakley County government to contribute $100,000 spread out over the next four years.
A resolution honoring Colonel Jack L. Usrey for exhibiting respectful reverence and honoring Weakley County in his acts was unanimously approved. On July 6, while driving from Fort Knox, Kentucky, the colonel met a funeral procession, stopped, got out of his vehicle in the pouring rain, and paid his respects to the deceased. The video went viral on the internet and gained national attention. Patriotic Americans, who saw the video, posted positive comments on social media across the Nation.
(See compete story in Aug. 2nd issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)