Monday, July 19, 2010

Putnam Commission Fails To Agree On Car Show

No decision yet on whether a controversial car show should be allowed to rent the Putnam County fairgrounds. The county commission debated the issue for some time Monday night, but several motions concerning the so-called "Slammin and Jammin" car show failed to gain enough votes for passage. Supporters of the show say it would provide an economic boost to the area. Opponents say it's more trouble than it's worth, especially given the number of criminal citations that went along with the show for the seventeen years that it was held at the Wilson County fairgrounds in Lebanon. But, because no motion offered by the commission gained passage, officials say the issue may come up again next month for consideration by the county's planning committee. If it gains approval, it may be one of the final acts of the incumbent members of the commission, some of whom will leave office as of September 1.