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State not paying for Cooper sign
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It’s a sign of changing times. While the state is planning a sign unveiling for Sen. Jerry Cooper Highway sometime this fall, it won’t pay for it.The county’s Budget and Finance Committee met Tuesday to consider appropriating $300 for the cost of the road sign. On the committee are Commissioners Terry Bell, chairman, Carl E. Bouldin, Ken Martin, Michael Martin and Diane Starkey.“The state, I think it was last year, decided if anything is named by a county or a city it has to pick up the cost of the sign,” said Bell.Warren County Executive Herschel Wells added, “Either that or the family, or somebody, but the state’s not doing it anymore.”This is the first time the county has had to purchase a sign to be placed on a state highway.