TOP PHOTO: State Representative Dennis Powers (left) with Gov. Bill Lee (right) earlier this month at Maynardville.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – State Rep. Dennis Powers, (R- Jacksboro), successfully secured $38,500 in state funding for the Campbell County Children’s Center. The funds will be used to improve programs and services focused on child abuse prevention.

The Campbell County Children’s Center’s mission is to reduce traumatization for victims of child abuse and their families. The Children’s Center offers prevention education, mental health services, medical evaluation, and more.

“Protecting Tennessee children is one of the most important jobs we have as legislators,” Powers said. “Keeping our children safe starts with ensuring organizations like the Children’s Center have the proper funding to do so. These funds will benefit our community greatly.”

The appropriated funds are part of a $52.8 billion balanced budget passed in April by the 112th General Assembly that cuts taxes and provides significant investments in health care, education, and economic development.

Dennis Powers represents District 36, which includes Campbell and part of Union and Anderson Counties. He serves as chairman of the Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee and is a member of the Commerce, Insurance, and Transportation committees. He can be reached at or 615-741-3335. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/18/2022-6AM)