In an effort that has been going on since 1995, the city and county governments have been trying to make life a little less confusing, at least in one way.
In 1995, the 911 Dispatch Center started anew and upon a check of their maps, they began to notice some duplicate addresses and some that were out of sequence, making their job more difficult and their service more complicated.
“911 are constantly checking the maps and when the dispatchers check the maps and there’s a problem, they notify us,” said Glasgow building and electrical inspector David Honeycutt.
The reason the duplicates happen, along with some odd-numbered addresses being on the side of a street with even numbers, is because of a change of authority. In 1995, the United States Postal Service was in charge of assigning addresses. But when the postal service realized that there were differences in the assignments – for instance, in the county, addresses are done by mileage and in the city they are done by blocks – it was decided the job should be in the hands of the city and county governments, according to Brad Bruton, manager at the Barren Information Technology Systems (BITS). So Cave City, Glasgow and other cities within the county wanted to do them all themselves.
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