Attention County General Employees

Please be aware that it is mandatory effective, July 1, 2015 that ALL County General Employees to use Direct Deposit instead of receiving a “live” check. Please print and fill out the Direct Deposit Form with a voided check and return to the payroll department by June 19, 2015. You may either send it interoffice mail through your department, or you may mail it to Julie Gibson at the address below.

Julie Gibson – Payroll Officer
Monroe County Finance Department
103 College Street South
Madisonville, Tn 37354

Click here for Direct Deposit Form

State Archivists to Visit Madisonville in Search of Civil War Memorabilia

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Madisonville on May 28 and 29 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the online exhibit “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.

Archivists will be at the Monroe County Archives, 105 College Street in Madisonville, on May 28 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and May 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

The archivists will scan or take digital photographs of the materials, which will be featured in the exhibit at The archivists will not actually take possession of the items from their owners.

Individuals may call (615) 741-1883 or e-mail to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available times may be found on the State Library and Archives’ section of the Office of the Secretary of State website at

“This is an important project for the Tennessee State Library and Archives,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “The Civil War was a major event in our state’s history, so we need to take appropriate steps to make sure these treasures are properly preserved for future generations.”

Attendees at the event will receive digital copies of their materials and tips on how to preserve their Civil War memorabilia.

CALLED SESSION – Monroe County Board of Commissioners

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners will meet in called session
DECEMBER 9, 2014 AT 7 PM
Monroe County Courthouse –
Main Courtroom 2nd Floor
105 College St South, Madisonville, TN 37354

Pledge Allegiance to the Flag
Roll Call
Called Session: 129-1 Meeting for the purpose of appointing Monroe County Sheriff. The following candidates will be considered:

Bill Bivens
Bryan Graves
Tommy Jones II
Albert Medina
Charles Stephen Parris
Algie Roberson
Larry Lowell Russell
Scott Shapiro

Monroe County Clerk

Monroe County EMS Responds to Cardiac Arrest

On January 10, 2014 Monroe County EMS Unit 434 with its crew of Travis Wade and Heath Lisk responded to a reported cardiac arrest with Eddie McCormick responding as backup. The patient was transported to Park West Hospital while the crew applied CPR using the Lucas Chest Compression System. During transport, the patient was defibrillated four (4) times and upon arrival at Park West, had a strong radial pulse (i.e. pulse taken at various points of the body). The patient was discharged later in January and is expected to make a full recovery. Our sincere thanks to the MCEMS team for all they do to care for our residents and visitors.

Monroe County War Memorial…

Monroe County Madisonville (WATE 6 News – On Your Side) Excerpts – You likely remember the story of Trooper Lowell Russell. He nearly lost his life in a fiery crash on I-40, but Friday he is spending his time helping to get a war memorial in Monroe County.

“Frankie was a very close friend and almost part of the family,” said Lowell Russell…21-year-old Lance Corporal Franklin Watson…Watson died in Afghanistan in September of 2011.

To remember him and others from the Monroe County community that gave their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russell started a campaign to raise money for a marble memorial. County commissioners gave Russell the green light last September to build a memorial…

“…families have suffered all across the nation, including with our county, a lot of good men and women have gave their all for our country,” said Tim Yates, Monroe County Mayor.

So far Russell and others raised nearly $4,000… “It’s a tribute to him and all the other men and women that served in these two wars,” said Russell.

They are hoping to raise the remaining $5,000 by Veterans Day. If you would like to help out the cause, you can log onto their gofundme page or call Russell at 423-519-1162.

(Online; Cameron Taylor;; – Posted: June 13, 2014 11:13 PM EST)

Grand Opening – Bojangles’

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Bojangles’ Restaurant on Tuesday, April 29th…Located at 4505 Hwy 411 in Madisonville, the friendly staff is always ready to serve…their “Famous Chicken ‘N Biscuits.” With all the buzzing excitement from the non-stop flow of happy customers, it is most definitely “Bo Time!” in Monroe County! (Source: Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page).