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Putnam Parks and Rec Applying for Trail Grant

A planning grant to decide the best option for extending the rail trail will go before Putnam County Commissioners Monday. Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director John Albertson said the Healthy Build Brant will help decide the best option for extending the Rail Trail from Algood to Monterey. Albertson said he feels this is the right time to start planning. ... Read More »

Algood Ready to Install Equipment at Cinderella Park

Algood has wrapped up the final renovations on the grounds of Cinderella Park and are ready to install equipment. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the drainage box and some tiles had to be rebuilt. Morrison said replacing old equipment and cleaning up existing parts of the park is a big part revitalizing downtown. “Citizens deserve somewhere good for their kids ... Read More »

Algood Prepares to Decide on City Park Design Company

Algood is looking at two different design teams for implementing the city’s park design plan. City Administrator Keith Morrison said both Kimley-Horn and Clinton Engineering’s plans will be presented Tuesday night. Morrison said the city council will need to decide which firm to move forward with. “Which one of the companies that we will negotiate with to oversee the design ... Read More »

Traffic Picks Up At Algood Farmers Market

Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said vendors are coming in and out, and that traffic is up at the City’s Farmers Market. During a Thursday night work session, Morrison told aldermen more building materials are being delivered Friday. “We’ve made good progress with that, and hopefully within the coming two weeks, you’ll start seeing that go up and we’ll make ... Read More »

Head of Algood Liquor by the Drink Emphasizes Economics

The head of the Algood Liquor by the Drink Committee said she sees economic benefits in her petition. Algood Liquor by the Drink Head Tiffany Anton said now that liquor by the drink is on the November 3rd ballot, the groundwork starts. Anton said she hopes people see an economic driver, not morality issues. “I’m aware of the religious aspects, ... Read More »

June Sales Tax Revenues Up 10% Over 2019

It appears Putnam County has weathered the feared sales tax downturn from COVID as June revenue numbers increased 10.3 percent over last year. That countywide increase essentially wipes away the 9.3 percent decrease from April during the COVID shutdown, according to numbers released by County Mayor Randy Porter. Sales tax numbers for June reported Wednesday. County sales tax numbers increased ... Read More »

Algood Standoff Ends With No Injuries

Algood Police and the Putnam County Sheriffs Department ended a standoff with a man Tuesday after he entered a home on Patton Street. Johnny Joe Threet entered the home with a long rifle and scope. Threet fired one round from the rifle, according to Algood Police. Deputies saw the man point the rifle under his chin on several occasions. He ... Read More »

Algood Approves Green Mtn Water Project

Algood City Council unanimously approved an agreement to provide water to residents of the Green Mountain region. “The folks needed water and one of the county’s objectives was to look at areas that weren’t being served by clean drinking water,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. “This was one of those areas. We worked out this opportunity with the county to ... Read More »

Rail Trail Authority Seeking Funding To Extend To Monterey

The Rail Trail Authority is looking for funding to extend the Rail Trail from Algood to Monterey. The City of Algood will extend the trail half a mile to Main Street. Rail Trail Authority Chairman Tara Wohlgemuth said the organization has engineering plans to continue the trail up Monterey Mountain. “That would be investigating what kind of grants are out ... Read More »

Algood Fire Dept. Getting New Pumper Truck

The Algood Fire Department is adding a new pumper truck to its fleet. Algood Fire Chief Victor Jones said the addition of the new truck will help the city in its goal to lower its ISO rating. “The truck that we have now is 20-years-old,” Jones said. “It’s still a good truck, but it’s got to its date that on ... Read More »