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Cookeville Completes Water Project on Willow Avenue

Cookeville’s water rehab project is complete on Willow Avenue. Cookeville Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the next step is getting Willow milled and paved. Kelly said he is pleased with how the project went and expects the work to have a long lifespan. “What we did, you know, typically a lot of the pipes and so forth will ... Read More »

Residential Parking Districts To Be Considered Thursday

Cookeville City Council will consider the proposed residential parking districts Thursday night. But the catalyst for the creation of the districts might not now qualify. The ordinance would given citizens the opportunity to petition the planning commission and the council to create a special parking district. The 8th Street corridor has seen issues with Tennessee Tech student parking in the ... Read More »

Cummins Filtration Ramps Up Mask Production for Communities

Cummins Filtration is looking to ramp up its mask production that already exceeds 200,000 per day, world wide. Cummins Filtration Chief Engineer Kevin South said making the mask filters in Cookeville is similar to making cotton candy. Which is then hit with an electric charge. Currently masks are being made for internal use, but South said giving masks to Cookeville ... Read More »

Hip Cookeville Brings Live Music to CPAC

The community group Hip Cookeville is bringing back live music Saturday with two shows at CPAC. Hip Cookeville Founder Blair Dudley said his group started on Facebook looking to promote local businesses, organizations and community. Saturday rock and roll is back in business but socially distanced, with The Petty Junkies. “These guys are professional touring musicians with artists like Garth ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioner Votes No on Jail Land Purchase

Putnam County Commissioner Kevin Christopher said he does not support the county jail expanding so close to residential areas. Christopher said the jail has reached its capacity within a generation and believes Cookeville will only continue to grow as time passes. Leading Christopher to vote no Monday on a land purchase to expand the jail’s parking. Christopher said the county ... Read More »

Cookevile Councilman Wants Both Sides of Panhandling Heard

A public hearing for Cookeville’s proposed panhandling ordinance will take place this Thursday. Cookeville City Councilman Charles Womack said his concern is not with the panhandling ordinance as it exists. City Councilmember Charles Womack said a lack of public comment was the reason for voting no during the first reading of the ordinance. “I think it’s very important for citizens ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Cedar Avenue Closes Thursday

A portion of Cedar Avenue in Cookeville will close off this month for construction. The Cookeville Police Department announced Tuesday Cedar Avenue from 6th and 7th Street will be blocked off beginning Thursday. The street will remain closed until the following Friday. This is the first phase of the Cedar Avenue Beautification project. New lampposts, sidewalks and an improved storm ... Read More »

Shelton: City Residents Asking For Solution

Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said the city has an obligation to help the community’s homeless population as well as residents who have been impacted by panhandling. Shelton told council members Thursday night citizens are asking for a solution. Shelton said calls to law enforcement concerning panhandling have increased 350 percent in the first eight months of this year. “This isn’t ... Read More »

Move-In Ready Business Demand On The Rise

Businesses remain interested in development and growth, but since COVID their wants have changed. Acreage and building sites are out. Existing buildings with room to expand are in. That is according to Cookeville Economic Developer Coordinator Melinda Keifer. “The good news is we have no vacant existing manufacturing places,” Keifer said. “The bad news is we don’t have any vacant ... Read More »

How Cookeville’s Pilot Program Could Help Those In Need

A five-month pilot program between Cookeville Police and UCHRA could mean immediate help for people in need. Glen Sayes directs the Substance Abuse Solutions Program for UCHRA. The city wants to contract with SAS for social assistance in the field. Sayes said responding to someone in need of intervention will play out in two different ways. Sayes said if there ... Read More »