By DAMON LAWRENCE
Roane County has a population of 53,508, according to a recent U.S. Census estimate.
If every resident contributed $1,000, that still wouldn’t be enough to pay off the county’s $56 million debt.
By comparison, nearby Loudon County’s debt is $27.3 million for about 47,000 residents.
The candidates running for Roane County executive have all spoken during the campaign about lowering the debt.