TRDA vs Loudon County,
The Trial

Monday, the case of TRDA (Tellico Reservoir Development Agency) vs Loudon County was heard before Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons. The case stems from TRDA's claim that they have eternal jurisdiction over land ever owned by TVA and managed by TRDA.

Loudon County had sought to perform building inspections in areas of Loudon County formerly held by TRDA when TRDA filed suit to prevent Loudon County from performing those inspections. County Mayor and TRDA board member, Doyle Arp, has consistently supported TRDA in it's on going effort to keep Loudon County officials from exercising their jurisdictional authority.

The trial lasted about two hours. Judge Simmons told the attorneys and principals on each side that he would take all arguments into consideration and render a written judgment at a later date.