Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Absolute Care, LLC to Purchase Senior Lifestyles

Senior Lifestyle’s facility in Cookeville will be sold nearly one month after a previous owner’s arrest. Ed Butler – the current owner of Senior Lifestyles – said the facility will be sold to Absolute Care, LLC, adding that selling it was in his best interest. “I think that’s the best thing for myself and my children right now to go ... Read More »

Board Gets Update On Project To Extend Walking Trail

Monterey continues to make progress on extending the town’s walking trail. Cultural administrator Julie Bohannon said the engineering contract for the project was completed July 1 she hopes to have bids out by August 1. Grant Writer Dawn Kupferer said a $45,700 grant from the State Department of Health will pay for the entire project. Monterey will not be required ... Read More »

Senior Lifestyles Owner Reflects on Recent Events

The current owner of Senior Lifestyles opened up about how recent events at the facility have impacted him and his family. Owner Ed Butler co-owned the facility with his wife Stephanie when she was charged last month with two counts of property theft and one count of willful neglect, abuse, and exploitation. “My children and I have been devastated,” Butler ... Read More »

Crash Causes Delays On Interstate 40 Thursday

A motor vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 40 in Monterey Thursday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said troopers responded to a non-injury crash involving a commercial vehicle at westbound mile marker 301. Putnam County Fire Department officials said the crash caused major delays with both lanes blocked at one point. While working the crash at mile marker 301, official received notification ... Read More »

One Dead, Two Injured in I-40 Accident near Baxter

A 22-year-old Monterey man was killed in an accident on I-40 westbound near Baxter Wednesday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, David Englehardt was traveling with 22-year-old Kirsten McCarty of Baxter and a two-year-old child around 7:40 a.m. McCarty – the driver – attempted to merge into the right lane when she struck the rear of a semi, which had ... Read More »

Porter Presents Proclamation To Veterans Honor Guard

Putnam County and the city of Cookeville honored the veterans honor guard during a Fourth of July celebration Wednesday. Each member of the honor guard was presented a proclamation recognizing their services. Randy Porter is County Executive of Putnam County. “It doesn’t make any difference rain or shine, cold or hot, inclement weather, holidays…if there’s a veteran that has passed ... Read More »

Monterey In Need Of Credit Card For New Website

Monterey’s effort to get a new town website has hit a slight delay. Aldermen Nathan Walker said Monday the town needs a credit card in order to purchase the domain. “The city of Monterey does not have a credit card, they aren’t able to purchase things online,” Walker said. “In order to secure these domain names, we would have to ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Documents For Convention Center Project

The Cookeville City Council meets Thursday evening to consider approving documents related to the proposed downtown hotel and convention center project. The Industrial Development Board approved an economic impact plan and draft agreement for the project last month and state law requires the city to also approve. The county approved the documents last month as well. Thursday’s city council meeting ... Read More »

Crossville Council Discusses Extending City Manager Contract

Crossville City Council discussed extending City Manager Greg Wood’s contract during Monday’s work session. The contract, if passed, will keep Wood as the Crossville city manager through March 2020. “He’s done a good job,” Councilwoman Pamala Harris said. “He came in at a difficult time to serve on the council the first couple years I served. I feel like he’s ... Read More »

Crews Battle House Fire In DeKalb County Tuesday

DeKalb County firefighters battled a house fire off Highway 56 Tuesday. The blaze broke out around 11:50 a.m. at 859 Vaughn Lane. Chief Donny Green said crews arrived on scene and found the house fully involved. The owner was not home at the time of the fire and the home was deemed a total loss, Green said. A cause continues ... Read More »