Franklin Co. Aging Services to Hold 'Aging in Place' Seminar Nov. 4

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

bigstock-Grandparents-And-Granddaughter-68290537The “Silver Tsunami” is steadily approaching Franklin County as local Baby Boomers and new transplant retirees settle down in the communities of the land between the lakes. America as a whole is aging and Franklin County is no exception.

Between August 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016; an Aging in Place survey was available for feedback from local seniors on topics such as services, activities and programs. The surveys are anonymous but will gave staff a greater insight on where our resources should be focused next; or even more importantly, which resources we are lacking in our community.

An Aging in Place seminar is scheduled for November 4, 2016 at Franklin County Aging Services (Essig Recreation Center located at 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA) with a spokesperson from the Roanoke Regional Planning Commission as well as speakers on the key issues that arose during the survey from 9:00am to 11:30am. There will also be an open forum section to discuss any issues that may not have been addressed during in the survey.

Please reserve a seat by calling 540-483-9238 no later than Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

For more information, please contact: Amanda Carter Franklin County Aging Services

295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (540) 483-9238


Glade Hill Man Struck and Killed on Route 40

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

pedestria killedGLADE HILL - State police are investigating a crash that killed a Glade Hill man Tuesday on Route 40.

Thomas Russell Kooken, 38, of Glade Hill was walking in the westbound lane of Route 40 at 7:42 p.m. when he was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck, state police say. 

The truck was driven by Tracy B. Wood, 55, of Wirtz. Wood was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured.

The crash happened just west of Route 718 and remains under investigation. 

No charges have been filed. 



Sheriff's Dept. Visits with 'Teens and Tots' at FCHS

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

teenstots2ROCKY MOUNT - Recently, Lt. Terry Dameron and Deputy Trevor Craig stopped by to visit the Teens and Tots Program at the Franklin County High School. Our officers read "Officer Buckle" to the children and gave a canine demonstration. All had a great time and appreciated the Office of the Sheriff deputies spending time with the kids.