Sunday, July 18, 2010

Putnam Commission Scheduled To Discuss Car Show

Members of the Putnam County commission Monday night may be deciding whether or not they want to OK the rental of the county fairgrounds to an event called the "Slammin and Jammin" car show. Event organizer Charlie Cobble has approached local officials about using the fairgrounds in September for the show, which -- for the past 17 years -- has been held at the Wilson County fairgrounds in Lebanon. Some local officials are wondering why Cobble would want to move the event, but others say the prospect of bringing several thousand people to town for the show will be good for the local economy -- especially the restaurant and hotel business. Local law enforcement officials note that Lebanon police had to issue some 400 citations to participants attending the last event in Lebanon, and have said that they believe commissioners should be aware of potential problems.