The Hickory Withe Community Association met February 7, 2019 at the Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church. 

Bob Kenney, President, called the meeting to order, and the meeting began with a pot luck meal.


Commissioner Jim Norton was present for the meeting.  He discussed the interchange at I-40 and Highway 196 and its future  retail development.  He also said that the community’s voice needs to be heard at the commission concerning this interchange.  He reported that Sheriff Riles is supportive of the Neighborhood Watch plan that is in progress.


Announcements included a fund raiser that the Fayette County Carl Perkins Center is doing.  Also, the new Neighborhood Watch organization was explained by David Larkin as a work in progress that wants to partner with the HW Community Association.


The night’s program was a presentation from three representatives of the Oakland Physical Therapy Group.


At the next meeting in March the association will hear from a certified financial planner and tax expert concerning the new tax laws.


The meeting was adjourned.


Minutes submitted by Sandra Brewer, Secretary

Future Meetings







March 2019


Presentation by Halley Duffy, Director of Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center



Photos of our December Meeting

First Responders Cookout

July 5, 2018

New I-40 Interstate exchange at Highway 196 Update

June 7, 2018

For important information concerning the emergency helicopter service available to Fayette County Residents click Here.

Friends, Family, Neighbors, Co-Workers, and Fellow Citizens,


Let me start by saying how thankful and honored I am to serve as your Commissioner in Hickory Withe.  I appreciate all of your support and intend to maintain an open line of communication for you all.

 Happy Fall!  The weather is changing and the trees are beginning to follow suit.  It is truly a beautiful time of year where we can admire the beauty God surrounds us with here in Fayette County. 

As many of you know, the current election cycle is in full swing.  Many of you have already voted, but if you have not please get out and exercise the privilege we all have to VOTE!  Here in Hickory Withe, we have the opportunity to early vote at our home precinct for 2 more days.  Polls will be open at the First Baptist Church in Hickory Withe tomorrow-10/26- from 9am-4pm. and again on Saturday from 9am-2pm.  Early voting will remain open at the Election Commission in Somerville (45 Dogwood Lane) until November 1.  Election Day is November 6th.   This election cycle is extremely important as we have the opportunity to vote for Senators, Congressmen, and  Governor among others. 


Also on the ballot here in Fayette County will be a referendum on a SALES tax increase.  It is important to note that this is NOT a property tax increase and will increase sales tax by a total of .5% from 2.25% to 2.75%.  Should this pass, our Mayor and Board of Commissioners have decided to whole heartedly pursue an Emergency Department- most likely between Hickory Withe and Oakland. I know that many of you will have questions about this, and I encourage you to reach out to myself, Terry Leggett, or any of the other commissioners with questions. I would love to discuss this in much more detail than email will allow.  This has the opportunity to be a HUGE win for the citizens of Fayette County. 


Should this fail, it will set off a chain of other referendums in specific municipalities that would preclude the entire county from benefiting from this increase.  For example-  If Oakland chooses to pass this by themselves then everyone in the County that shops, eats, or plays in Oakland would still pay for this but receive no benefit- Oakland would retain 100% of the increase instead of the current split that goes to the schools and county as a whole.  I know this can get confusing quickly, so please reach out with questions.


I sure hope you will consider joining me in voting YES on the tax referendum.  Mayor Taylor will be holding a public forum in Oakland- probably on Tuesday night (10/30) to discuss the specifics of this and answer questions from the audience.  I will forward you all the exact details once they are finalized and would encourage anyone that is uncertain about this referendum or has any questions about it to attend and voice your questions.

Also, Halloween is next week so watch out for all of the little Trick-or Treaters roaming around our communities.  I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable week.


Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions or if I can be of service.  


God Bless,

Robert "Robbie" Sills