Author: Kathy T.

Viva Las Vegas! GO LaVERGNE!


LaVergne is sending a delegation to the 2017 retail conference hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, scheduled May 21-24 in Las Vegas. I won’t talk about taxpayer dollars sending people to Vegas because it’s just a fact that the…

She was Being Groomed by a Creep


According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, “Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking. Children and young…

We Are LaVergne: Linda Steed


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu Linda Steed found a deep and abiding love when she met her husband, Chris. They were married for 24 years before getting divorced, but…

Fresh Ideas: Little Free Library


About five years ago, I approached our wonderful La Vergne Public Library director about promoting the idea and/or sponsoring the “Little Free Library” movement in our city. The funding just was not there nor was there a groundswell of support…

Fresh Ideas: Street Lights


I talked about the need for community assessment and feedback in the first fresh ideas column. What is it that citizens really want? What can be done to address those needs? How do we get to the point where decision-makers pay…

Fresh Ideas: About Greenways


When I campaigned for alderman, other people who were also running kept yelling out that they would have “fresh ideas!” if they were elected. I asked, “What kind of fresh ideas do you have?”  The answer was they hoped to…

We Are LaVergne: Jeremy Sargent


Right on the main road that guides residents and visitors through the heart of La Vergne, you’ll see a sign bearing possibly the best name of a liquor store in the modern history of mankind:  City Sliquors.  The owners are…