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Cookeville Adopts New Employee Weather Policy

Cookeville City Council implemented a new inclement weather policy Thursday night designed to provide better guidance. Human Resources Director Carl Sells said the January storm showed the need to give employees clear options and rules. “It outlines choices that the employee can make and the options that are attached to those options as well, that they have,” Sells said. “And ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Vote On Adding Land To Cane Creek

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday night on the purchase of some 5.6 acres to expand Cane Creek Park. City Manager James Mills said the property off of C. C. Camp Road includes a single-family residence that the sellers currently live in. He said there are also two garages and a barn on the land. “The barn, I believe, is ... Read More »

Show Off Your Photography And Cookeville’s City Parks In New Contest

If you’ve got great photos of the seasons inside Cookeville’s park, you could show off your work through Cookeville Leisure Services’ new photo contest. One winner’s photo will go on the cover of Leisure Life Magazine. Marketing & Communications Specialist Haley Smith said she wanted to do the contest to showcase the community and local talent. “Most of the photos ... Read More »

New Cookeville Residents Donate Sculpture To Appalachian Center

Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center For Craft has a new life-sized bronze sculpture titled “Reverence.” Cookeville resident Bill Miller and his wife Sandy donated the sculpture. Miller said he hopes that its welcoming aura inspires Tech students and intrigues visitors. Miller said Cookeville’s dedication to crafts inspired him and his wife to contribute one of their most beloved pieces. “I think ... Read More »

Cane Creek And Cumberland Mountain State Park Stocked With Trout

The TWRA stocked both Cane Creek and Cumberland Mountain State Park Wednesday with rainbow trout to provide visitors with some easy winter fishing. TWRA Fisheries Manager Will Collier said fishing is slow this time of year and this provides incentive for people to get outdoors. He said they specifically look for areas that are more populated to encourage as many ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Begins Fall Into Fitness Program Wednesday

The Putnam County Health Department is sponsering the Fall Into Fitness effort at Cane Creek Park. Each week the health department is bringing public servants around Cookville to walk around the park to prompt physical fitness. The event begins at 11 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Cane Creek Sportsplex. Putnam Public Health Educator Hannah Cross said that ... Read More »

Rail Trail Authority Wants To Amend Membership Bylaw To Allow Multiple Terms

The Rail Trail Authority wants to amend its bylaws to allow authority members to serve beyond two consecutive three-year terms. Cookeville City Council will consider the change Thursday night. City Manager James Mills said the authority would like to keep its members beyond six years. “The issue here is getting good people on there and having some of the good ... Read More »

Trout Released At Cane Creek Park For Winter Fishing Opportunities

1,500 rainbow trout released into the Cane Creek Park Lake Wednesday to provide winter fishing opportunities. Park Manager Dennis Woolbright said it is a partnership between the city and TWRA that began 12 years ago. “It’s convenient,” Woolbright said. “People that like to trout fish don’t have to travel a long ways, and they come right here in the city. ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves Shag Rag Sewer Project

Cookeville City Council approved the bid on a low pressure sewer system to expand service in the Shag Rag Road area. The $398,000 bid would expand service to multiple parcels on Dry Valley Road, Shag Rag Road and Contraband Road. Director of Water Quality Control Barry Turner said the city received just one bid. Council Member Eric Walker motioned approval ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Consider Next Resurfacing Phase At Cane Creek

Cookeville City Council will consider bidding out the next phase of trail resurfacing at Cane Creek Park. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the first phase of resurfacing was included with work on the north shoreline last year. He said they’ve budgeted money this year to continue repaving. “Because of the cost increases that we’ve seen in everything recently, we ... Read More »