Perkins seeks re-election

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

   Carter County Road Superintendent Jack Perkins has announced his intention to seek re-election. Perkins is nearing the end of his second term as Road Superintendent and is looking forward to the opportunity to serve Carter County for another term.
   With the allocation of funds through State-Aid, Perkins has seen two bridge construction projects approved. Liberty Hollow and Crabtree Bridges are expected to be completed this year. Coal Chute Road has also been approved for paving through State-Aid.
   In the past Perkins has been active in the County Highway Association where he served as president of Region I for one term. Perkins believes this experience has enabled him to become well-acquainted with the people who work to make sure State-Aid funding of counties remain a top priority. He also believes his relationships will help to ensure Carter County's receipt of State-Aid funding.
   Perkins expressed his appreciation for the people of Carter County who have assisted the Highway Department in carrying out its responsibilities. He noted the Highway Department employees' dedication and commitment to the people of Carter County.
   Perkins stated that his main objective for the Highway Department has always been to provide the most efficient service possible while giving the people the best run for their tax dollar and he plans to continue this policy in the future.