Author: Kathy T.

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…

Back to Our Roots


As I no longer have any role with the city – either as an employee or in any official capacity – and having talked with friends who used to be faithful readers of this site, we are going back to…

A Brave Young Man


I learned earlier today from the Daily News Journal that 24-year old La Vergne resident Brandon Brewer lost his battle with Hirschprung’s disease. I wrote about him on my personal blog in 2007 and wanted to share his story to honor…

City Looking at Space Needs


As many readers already know, I am running for the office of Alderman in the City of La Vergne. A hot topic of conversation has been about building a City Hall Complex. Today I met with the City Administrator and I…