Lookout Valley Needs Updated Football Field Restrooms, Not Tennis Courts - And Response (2)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It has come to the attention of the parents and grandparents that there is an approved budget of $250,000 for new tennis courts at the Lookout Valley High and Middle School. Well, the problem is we might have five tennis players and while improvement is needed we do not see how they can get that for tennis courts when our football field is not accessible to the handicapped.

They cannot get in the bleachers nor can they even get to the restrooms. The restrooms are at the far end of the field and in the grass on a hill so no one in a wheelchair or with walking disabilities are able to use the facilities.

We feel that if anything the money should be split between the two projects so that our fans and family can come to a game and enjoy every part of it, not worrying if they can get to a restroom or the concession stand, which needs improvement also. These buildings have been there as long as I can remember so some larger buildings and more accessibility for handicapped would be appreciated.

We are definitely not up to code for the handicapped and obviously no one has been there that would check this out. 

This is my opinion, but if others were asked they would tell you the same thing; the bleachers, restrooms and concession stand need to be made more accessible for our elderly and handicapped visitors. 

Even if all the money went to the tennis courts the football field is in more need and deserves attention also.  

Teresa Byers

* * * 

Dear Ms. Byers,

Lookout Valley does need updated football facilities, but  we also need the tennis courts replaced. Thankfully I was able to secure the funds for not only those two projects but also the new gym at the elementary school under construction right now. Not to mention District 6 is also getting other much needed projects at Normal Park and CCA schools.

There are many needs for District 6 schools that I have worked very hard to get done over the last eight years and these other projects that will be completed over the next 18 months or so.

The reason the football field house project has not started yet is because we thought it would be less disruptive to start the project after this season is over. Our hope is to have it ready for next season.

It was my pleasure to fight long and hard to get these projects funded.

Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham, 2010-2018 until I return.

Feel free to call me at 255-6601.

* * * 

Well, Mr. Graham, thank you for clearing the air on the LV football field. While you're on a roll would you care to explain the flyer that came out in the last days of the campaign?

Did you really increase taxes by $180 million? I asked your opponent who was coy, nonetheless he advised the number was actually $120 million.

Did you refuse to fund schools eight straight times? I need some help understanding here please as these questions and more may require greater scrutiny.

Ron Ray


Alex George Needs A Good Lawyer

Education Report Card Makes Very Little Sense

Roy Exum: The Greatest 4 Minutes


So “NewslessChannel9” fired Alex George for having cancer? She needs a good lawyer to insure she owns Sinclair Broadcasting soon. Paul Burch (click for more)

With each revision of the report card put out by the Tennessee Department of Education, the public receives less and less information relating to the performance of the system. We no longer get ... (click for more)

I would venture to say I know more sports trivia than the next guy. I’ve spent a fun lifetime watching and listening and learning so why is it, on the early eve of my three-score-and-ten, I never ... (click for more)


Opinion

Alex George Needs A Good Lawyer

So “NewslessChannel9” fired Alex George for having cancer? She needs a good lawyer to insure she owns Sinclair Broadcasting soon. Paul Burch (click for more)

Education Report Card Makes Very Little Sense

With each revision of the report card put out by the Tennessee Department of Education, the public receives less and less information relating to the performance of the system. We no longer get results from national achievement tests, or the percentage of teacher absents per school. What we are getting now is a grade of 0-4 on various measuring sticks of school performance. But ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Warning Issued For Icy Roads As Temperatures Drop; Hamilton County Schools On 2-Hour Delays; Others Open Late

With a warning issued about icy roads as temperatures drop well below freezing into Tuesday, the Hamilton County Schools and other schools delayed school start times. Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay again on Tuesday due to a possibility of black ice on the roads in the morning. Rain during the day could freeze overnight as temperatures drop. Buses will ... (click for more)

Popular Young Reporter For NewsChannel 9 Terminated By Sinclair As She Battles Cancer

A popular young reporter for NewsChannel 9 has been terminated by Sinclair Broadcasting as she battles cancer. Alex George wrote on her Twitter account on Friday, " Hi all, I want to clarify for those who asked. I want to assure you that treatment is going incredibly well. The decision was not made by me it was @WeAreSinclair . They terminated my contract." The 22-year-old ... (click for more)

Sports

Admiral Schofield Leads Tennessee To 76-73 Upset Of #1 Gonzaga

Admiral Schofield led the once-beaten Tennessee Vols to an upset of top-ranked Gonzaga, 76-73, on Sunday afternoon. In a game played in Phoenix, the Vols led by as many as 9 early, then were in the lead at halftime 34-33. The previously-undefeated Zags built their own lead on the shooting of Zach Norvell Jr., then seemed to have the advantage when Vol star Grant Williams went ... (click for more)

Meme Jackson Has Career Day To Lead #9 Lady Vols Over #12 Texas In Austin

Senior Meme Jackson logged a career-high 33 points to lift the No. 9/9 Lady Vols to an 88-82 victory over No. 12/12 Texas in the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday. Sophomore Evina Westbrook posted 23 points for her third straight 20+ point performance. Cheridene Green was also in double figures for Tennessee (8-0), adding 10 points and six rebounds. Texas (7-2) was led in ... (click for more)