About Kathy T

My husband and I have two daughters, two dogs, and two cats.  His mother also lives here with us.  We proudly call LaVergne home after moving here from Lexington, Kentucky in June of 2003.  Right after the move, I studied and tested for my real estate license and am now a full-time Realtor.

I accepted the position of Public Relations Director for the City of LaVergne and begin that new life on January 31st 2011.  It should be an interesting time!

I served as PTO president of Roy Waldron Elementary School several years ago (2004), volunteer with Christmas for the Children, Up with People, and am a Girl Scout leader.

When I graduated from Murray State University with B.S. in Journalism & Radio/TV, I could never have predicted the whole wide world being available within a couple of keystrokes.  Given my adoration of all things computer, it’s no surprise that I have designed and developed web pages, maintain several online sites,write for shakadoo.com, and am a “ghost-writer” for banks.com (that is I write and someone else gets the credit!).

You can go read more about me in this article published by the Rutherford Reader (see page 6).


31 Responses

  1. Hi Kathy T,

    I noticed that you said you did volunteer work. I was wondering if you could tell me about any volunteer opportunities in Lavergne?

  2. Hi Kathy..I will be relocating to LaVergne in July 2007 and am looking forward to it. I have been reading your blog for a few months to get a feel of the “normal, hard working, just plain good families.” I’ve been in Las Vegas for the past 3 years and there is absolutely no sense of community here. My question is, in addition to my full-time job, I have an art business I have been doing for 16 years. My website is http://www.doodlebuddies.com. I was wondering if you could guide me to art festivals or craft shows in the area.
    Thanks so much in advance, I appreciate your time!!!

  3. Hi Dana & Robin… sorry it took me so long to reply to your questions, but I didn’t realize they were here as the notification email went to Ivy (as the creator of the post) and she thought I was already getting it. Miscommunication drama! But to your questions:

    Dana, my guess is that the LaVergne Seniors can always use volunteers. There is a very fine senior center located on Stones River Road. You can contact the senior center at 793-3048 for more information. In addition, I’d bet the city library could always use help – they can be reached at 793-4337. Occasionally, the city posts about cleanup days, etc. on their website (look at sidebar on right for link). If you check in with those fairly regularly, you’ll see other opportunities. We don’t publish everything the city sends us as we are not a newspaper and have “real” jobs, so the city site is your best link to stay on top of that.

    And to Robin, craft fairs. I know there is a really good one in Lascassas every year. My daughter’s girl scout troop once sold dry cookie mixes there (you know, those cool jar mixes) to raise money for a trip to Washington, DC. In LaVergne itself, Oldtimers’ Day offers craft booths for a fairly moderate price. I think the big craft fair times are at Christmas and possibly in the spring around the area, but as I am not as talented in that area, I don’t have an extensive list. And if you’re moving to the area and need real estate assistance (my area of expertise!), email me at ktyson(at)realtracs(dot)com and I’ll send you my phone!

    Hope this helps!

  4. Hi! Kathy T, My name is Barbara Faulk my maiden name was Barbara Francis. I was born in LaVergne 1960 and my family left from there.Then I was adopted to another family. I’m trying to find my family or relatives. I was wondering if in anyway you could help me. Thank so much. My e-mail address is bjfaulk47@hotmail.com

  5. Kathy…

    Thought this would be an interesting contrast to the whole Michael Vick scandal that’s occuring right now…paralell to his troubles.


  6. Kathy – I’m hoping you can help me out. On the City of LaVergne website for Old Timer’s Day this year they have:

    “Parking for festival attendees is located at parking lots throughout town.”

    Last year they had that parking was at “various locations around town”. Where, oh where, are these “parking lots/locations” at??? I’m sure that LaVergne natives know them like the backs of their hands but how about throwing us newcomers a bone???

    Inquiring minds want to know – Jimmer

  7. Good question Jimmer! You might want to cxheck with Angie MAyes: amayes@lavergne.org. She heads up the OTD planning

  8. Thank you so much for supporting La Vergne High School Marching Band – We’re really trying to raise that $50K mentioned in the September 11th article. If you have the bandwidth to post it, here’s information on a fun-d raiser we’re having on Saturday. Great event for teens! Thanks again from an LHS Band Mom.

    Fall Fling
    Supporting LHS Marching Band
    SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 22nd – 5 pm – 9 pm

    Live Bands 6 – 9 PM
    The Legion
    One Last Letter
    The Foes

    Rave (Responsibly) From Dark – 9 PM
    with Party Time Nashville

    Games and Prizes Featuring:
    Dunk the Band Director
    Pie the Assistant Director
    Bash the Junker (Car)
    And more!

    Burgers * Hot Dogs * Drinks

    Admission $5.00

    La Vergne High School
    250 Wolverine Trail
    La Vergne, TN

    Baltimore or Bust!!!!
    We need your support for our award winning band to
    participate in the USSBA National Championship Marching Competition , November 17, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. So come join us for music, dancing, food and a good fun-d raising time!

    Event Sponsored By
    La Vergne High School Band Boosters

  9. I’m doing a little research on the Driftwood Inn halfway/transition center. Can you give me some incite on where to look to find more information about it? Who runs it? Partnerships? Community benefits? etc…..


  10. Taco Bell in LaVergne is now open. It opened Tues afternoon and the line wasn’t very long.

  11. Can anyone here tell me how to view tha Water Quality Reports? Just Curious. Am not sure how to use this site. Can not find the post where I saw that about the Water reports.

  12. Dear Kathy T,
    Hi my name is Theresa S. and I live in NYC And I am looking for a job. I am willing to relocate as soon as possible.I was wondering if you could keep me posted or anyone that you know in Lavergne who could give me a job. My email is truepersonoflight@yahoo.com
    Please let me know thank you.
    Thank you for your Time,
    Theresa S.

  13. Hi Kathy,

    I noticed your latest blog entry containing a large amount of detailed housing data and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing with me what benefits you’ve gained from taking the time to do that analysis. I’m a Realtor in the metro Atlanta area that used to specialize in the foreclosure market and I know how much effort it can take to get those kinds of drill down results. I’ve literally just started up a blog of my own and thought your blog one of the most noteworthy so far. Not that I’m an expert- lol!

    Thanks in advance.

    Mike Lanoza

  14. Hi Kathy,
    Just wanted to pass on , Last night about 9:00 pm the La Vergne Auto Zone next to McDonalds got robbed at gun point.
    No one got hurt. Robbers were 2 males. The store is opening today sun. at about 10:00. Phones were disabled.So we are repairing. Thanks

  15. I didnt see a “contact” link on the site, so I thought I’d try this instead. I am having an open house this weekend in hopes of selling our home. Is there a way I could get that listed here? I’d truly be appreciative.


  16. Hi,

    I live less than a mile north of La Vergne in the Park Place Subdivision located just off Murfreesboro Rd. I enjoy reading your blog to find out about new stores and restaurants coming to the area.

    I just received the Lost Dog Alert below from Dog Detective about a dog missing in La Vergne, and it dawned on me that a link to the lost section of Dog Detective would be a great addition to your blog. Just a thought. Here’s the
    alert about Huckleberry in case you want to post it. The link to Dog Detective appears below the alert.


    Lost Mar 01, 2008 11:00 AM
    Dog Description:
    Large (50 – 100 lbs) Black & Brown Male Alaskan Malamute

    Huck is a malamute/shepherd mix with black and tan coloring. He is very scared timid but will not bite. If you approach him he will run, so please do not try unless he is in immediate danger. Contact me ASAP at 615- 604-4292.

    Last seen in:
    La Vergne, Tennessee
    Stonemark Trail area


    Link – http://dogdetective.com/last_48_alerts.cfm?zip=37211

  17. Thought I would start here first. I found a Male Chocolate Labrador recently in my neighborhood off of Jefferson Pike and Old Nashville Highway. He is in good condition with a blue collar – he is very friendly – I am sure someone is missing him by now. He has been sleeping on my front porch and in the garage as it’s been raining. Please contact me – would love to see him back with his rightful owner. 615-686-4792

  18. Kathy and all readers,

    I am looking for retirement communities in the Nashville/Rutherford County area for my parents. My mother still works and my father is disabled. He is 60 and she is in her late 50s. I found the elderly apartments in Smyrna but they are full and I haven’t found anything else. Do you know of any apartments or duplexes that rent exclusively to seniors? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  19. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  20. Hey Kathy, I’ve had an older gentleman I work with ask about seeing a ballot. Do you know where we can print one off?

  21. Just wanted to let you know about the “Chad Bowman Memorial Benefit Chili Dinner”. If you remember Chad was the city employee who died from injuries from a motorcycle accident last month. The dinner is set for November 22nd from 4 till 8 pm. It is at La Vergne High School and is $5.00 per person. There will be a silent auction and baked goods for sale also. Just thought your readers might want to help the family out is some way.

  22. Hello Kathy,

    I learned from Misty last night that Espresso Joe’s is closing this Monday 16 February. They will be open on Saturday for regular hours and Sunday from 8am to 1pm.

    Espresso Joe’s was locally owned and operated. i personally will be very sad to see it go, I’ve been a regular there for a year and a half.

    Perhaps you could invite your readers to go by Espresso Joe’s this weekend for one last cup?

  23. Hello Kathy,

    As a realtor I was wondering if you could tell me if it is possible to when buying a house to have the seller pay for everything, including the inspection?

    I have been told that with the market the way it is a buyer should be able to purchase a house with no out of pocket expense, but am also unsure how true that is.

    Thanks in advance.

  24. Susie,
    Everything is negotiable. That said, the buyer typically hires the inspector because the inspector is working for YOU to find if there’s anything wrong with the house. But you can ask the seller to pay closing costs which could include loan fees (origination, appraisal, points, etc.), prepaids (insurance, taxes), and title. Your agent should be able to work with you on all of this. Good luck!

  25. Hi Kathy,

    I’ve been watching the gang activity grow as of late in the Lake Forest community, and was wondering what is the new police substation doing being unmanned? I thought there were to be 2 officers posted there at all times. Now all I see is tall grass and an old police vehicle parked out back that hasn’t moved in weeks. The cobwebs on the wheels tell the tale.
    Has the substation become part of the budget cuts?

  26. KATHY! you need to go eat at this resurant called M & V. Its on lowry in the k-mart shopping center. My wife and I went last night and it is the best place i’ve eaten in smyrna. It’s southern/soul food but their menu is huge. Was thinking maybe it could be your next taste of smyrna article. Just trying to get the word out, i hope this place makes it cause i want to be able to eat there for a long time.


  27. I have to agree totally….M & V is super delish!! My hubby and I run away there as often as possible. Ya gotta try the quesadilla burger… chicken fried chicken… grilled club sandwich…. mac & cheese…. oh the list goes on and on… JUST GO, its right next to Cozamels behind Shoneys in Smyrna.

  28. Kathy I wanted to ask if the videos on youtube with WGNS Radio and Mike Sparks can be added to your page. Mike and Bryan Barrett interviews all of lavergne’s elected officials. Here is the link, the show was held at WillStan’s Grill.


  29. Thanks Ian for sharing this site.GOOD INFO!!!!!!

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