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VOL. 123 | NO. 12 | Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tennessee Getting $2M More to Help Poor Pay Heating Bills

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee is getting an infusion of $2 million dollars from the federal government to help the poor pay heating bills.

The additional money for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program was announced Wednesday by federal officials.

Government officials who run the heating assistance programs based in Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville said last week they expect to serve fewer families this winter because of less federal money.

Knox County got roughly 1,700 more applications for home heating assistance than it can afford to serve. Officials in Memphis said a tighter budget meant they would be helping 4,700 fewer people than last year.

The additional funding for Tennessee was part of more than $400 million added to the heating assistance program last month by Congress.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511