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John Rose Returns to Cookeville on Campaign Trail

Sixth Congressional District Candidate John Rose (R) hosted a campaign event Monday to gather support from his hometown ahead of August’s primary election. Rose said one of the biggest issues facing the United States is fixing the country’s financial deficit. “I think that really challenges the country going forward,” Rose said. “We’ve got to get our spending under control at ... Read More »

McMinnville Man Killed In Warren County Kentucky Crash

An early Monday morning crash in Warren County Kentucky has claimed the life of an elderly man from McMinnville. Kentucky State Police have identified the deceased as 83-year-old James C. Williams. Williams pronounced dead at the scene after his 2000 Subaru Outback left the right shoulder of Interstate 65, traveled down an embankment, and struck a tree. Authorities said his ... Read More »

IT Solutions See Surge in Repairs After Thunderstorms

Ciphertek Systems, LLC has received a surge in repair calls after severe storms damaged computers. Trent Bemount is the Market Technical Supervisor at Ciphertek. “We always deal with a lot of problems after a power outage. A lot of it is on schedule with reboot,” Bemount said.  “They will reboot out of sequence, things won’t boot back up. Or the ... Read More »

Monterey Votes To Create Friends Of Meadow Creek Park Group

Monterey now has an official Friends of Meadow Creek Park group. Monterey Alderman J.J. Reels will be in charge leading group efforts at the 300 plus acre park. Alderman Nathan Walker made the motion to nominate Reels for the position. Walker said it was important to have some direction to the volunteer efforts. “There needs to be a little bit ... Read More »

Putnam County Faces More Home Buyers than Sellers

Putnam County’s real estate market inventory is lower than expected despite an increase in construction permits issued. That according to a recent report from County Executive Randy Porter. Local realtor Donna Poston Grider said there could be several reasons as to why fewer homes are available in the area. “We’ve got more buyers than we have homes available, so when ... Read More »

Sparta Mayor and Aldermen Approve Pay Raise

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman will see a one hundred dollar per month pay increase during the new fiscal year. The board approved the second and final reading of a pay raise during their meeting on July 5. Alderman Hoyte Jones originally brought the raise before the board. Jones said he believes the pay raise will entice more ... Read More »

Fentress County Receives Abundance of Finance Director Applicants

Fentress County received over ten finance director applicants over the application period. County Executive J. Michael Cross said the application period closed on Friday evening. “Matter of fact, four o’clock Friday and then we had a finance committee meeting to review the applications,” Cross said. “We had twelve applicants and we narrowed it down to six. They will be interviewed this ... Read More »

Fatal Crash In McMinnville Saturday

A weekend crash in Warren County claimed the life of a Morrison man. The accident happened Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Colville and Depot Street in McMinnville. Officials have identified the deceased as Jay Alan Webster. According to police, Webster was driving a 1987 Harley Davidson eastbound on Colville when he was struck by a 2016 Toyota SUV driven ... Read More »

Man Arrested in Jackson County for Theft, Drug Charges

A Cookeville man faces multiple charges after being arrested in Jackson County Sunday. David Levi Nash was found in the 3000 block of South Grundy Quarles Highway in Gainesboro by Jackson County Sheriffs Deputies. An investigation led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle from Putnam County. JCSD said Nash attempted to spray paint the vehicle black to alter its ... Read More »

PCSO Changing Service Weapons

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris says the department is moving to change the type of weapons his deputies use. “We went from a three fifty-seven round to a forty-five round, well at the time that was the thing to do because three fifty-seven rounds, the ammunition was so much more and it was high,” Farris said. “Plus it was a ... Read More »