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Cookeville Working On Retirement Benefits For Shelter Employees

The Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter anticipates city retirement benefits for its employees will not happen by the beginning of the new budget year. Questions arose at the latest Animal Control Board meeting on whether the shelter falls under the county or city. Director Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracey said the situation will likely not be resolved soon. “For the people that have been ... Read More »

This Week Livingston Aldermen Meet, White BOE Works On Budget

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Livingston Board of Aldermen will meet Monday at 6:00 p.m. The regularly scheduled meeting comes just three days after the State Comptroller Office sited several issues regarding evidence and missing money in the Livingston Police Department. In a letter to the board and mayor, District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said that the “awful circumstances” ... Read More »

Overton Schools Moving Summer School Week One To Livingston Academy

Overton County Schools moving its first week of summer school from A.H. Roberts Elementary to Livingston Academy. Summer School Coordinator Debbie Roddy said that electrical repairs at A.H. Roberts have been delayed. “Our parts have not arrived and we only have power in half the building and we’re going to have maintenance people in there so we really had no ... Read More »

Center Hill Rural Planning Organization Elects New Officers

Center Hill Rural Planning Organization voted in new officers for its technical committee and executive boards on Friday. Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Manager Dean Selby was voted in as the chair for the Technical Committee, with Putnam County Regional Planning Director Kevin Rush serving as his vice-chair. Warren County Executive Jimmy Haley was voted in as the chair of the ... Read More »

TDOT Presents Plans For Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation

Plans for electric vehicle infrastructure implementation across the state were presented to the Center Hill Rural Planning Organization’s Friday meeting. But, without plans for the Upper Cumberland in its first phase. TDOT Region 2 Planning Supervisor Andrea Noel said that through the federal government’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Tennessee was allocated some $88 million to spend on electric vehicle infrastructure over ... Read More »

UC State Parks Participating In National Trails Day This Weekend

State Parks across the Upper Cumberland will host free guided hikes and trail building opportunities Saturday as a part of National Trails Day. Rock Island Ranger Ethan Greene said the annual event is an opportunity to discover what the park offers while connecting with nature. “This year were offering a two-process hike,” Greene said. “Our event is going to include ... Read More »

Over 70 Students Worked On This Year’s CHS Home For Public Auction

It’s one of the most affordable ways to buy a home in today’s market. The Cookeville High School Carpentry Class will put its class-made home on public auction this Saturday. Trades Instructor Randy Mansell said the 1,560 square foot home has three bedrooms, two bath and includes appliances. “The money that our house bills will go back into my program, ... Read More »

Second Person Rescued At Fall Creek Falls After Another Jump

For the second time this week, a rope rescue was required to save a person that jumped from a Fall Creek Falls waterfall. This time a 17-year-old boy attempted an 85-foot jump off of Cane Creek Falls. Piney Volunteer Fire Department PIO Tiwanna Bricker said the rescue was the exact same scenario that occurred Monday with a some 20-year-old woman. ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Close Budget Gap By Almost $1.3M In Second Draft

The Putnam County School System has decreased the $3 million gap in its budget by almost $1.3 million in the second draft of the budget presented Thursday night. Director of Schools Corby King said that they received a $620,000 increase in BEP funding from the state. The number also included an estimated increase in the penny rate of $664,453. “So ... Read More »