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Developer Appeal For An Additional On-Premise Sign Withdrawn

The developer of the Old Kentucky Road Commons has officially withdrawn the appeal over signage for a potential new Wendy’s location. The Cookeville Planning Commission denied the additional free-standing pole sign at the shopping development located on East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road. Developer Wayne Cravens appealed to the Cookeville City Council, the protocol in such a circumstance. Cravens ... Read More »

Five Cookeville Police Officers Receive Life-Saving Medals

Five Cookeville Police Officers received life-saving medals for work in saving a driver who a suffered cardiac event last August. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said the man crashed his vehicle while driving on North Washington Avenue. Evans said officers responded and administered CPR and deployed an AED. “Of course, our officers, just by virtue of the fact that they’re ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Regulate RVs In Mobile Home Parks

Cookeville City Council approved an ordinance Thursday night that establishes guidelines for recreational vehicles in non-conforming mobile home parks. After the Cookeville Planning Commission offered additional changes to the amendment, the council returned some of the language originally in the amendment. That language includes prohibiting folding campers and pop-ups, prohibiting skirting, and limiting occupancy in an RV in the same ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Will Vote On Property For Fire Station 3

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday to purchase land on Gould Drive as the new home of Fire Station Three. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the property is approximately 1.6 acres. Mills said the seller dropped the price because the city discovered a small piece of wetlands on the property. Cookeville Fire Chief Benton Young said the increased road ... Read More »

Property Acquisition Continues In TTU Pump Station Replacement Project

One property is secured and two others are in negotiations as Cookeville continues the Tennessee Tech Pump Station replacement project. Cookeville Water and Sewer Director Barry Turner said the city needs three properties on Lee Avenue north of the Tech campus to start construction. He said an engineer has completed the designs and some 18 months of construction will begin ... Read More »

Ward: Community Development Department Has Been A Success

Some 16 months after the department’s creation, Director of Cookeville’s Community Development Department Jon Ward said the department has worked well. Cookeville City Council voted to create the department in 2022. The council abolished the Codes Department and Planning Department, creating the new department with Codes, Planning, and Economic and Community Development Divisions. Ward said he thinks the department is ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Allocates Some $190,000 Of Opioid Money To CRMC

Cookeville will use some $190,000 in Opioid Abatement money for an Addiction Navigator Service at Cookeville Regional. Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton said the navigator will be able to track how fast patients are getting into treatment facilities and compare that to how the process worked before. Wheaton said the addiction navigator will not only help recovering addicts but also help ... Read More »

Carl Haney Appointed As Cookeville Energy Department Director

Cookeville City Manager James Mills selected Carl Haney as the Director of the new Department of Energy. Haney has been with the Cookeville Electric Department for some 45 years and has been Director since 2019. Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton said she and the rest of the council fully support the selection. “I don’t think there’s anyone better who could do ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Passes Ordinance Limiting Alcohol On City Property

Despite public comment in opposition, Cookeville City Council passed an ordinance to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol at non-city events in city parks and streets Thursday night. The ordinance will prohibit special events with alcohol at Dogwood Park unless the event is conceived and produced by the city. Resident Blair Dudley said he feels the council is telling ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider New Rules On Park, Downtown Alcohol Events

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday on prohibiting the public sale and consumption of alcohol at events not sponsored by the city or a non-profit. City Manager James Mills said isolated incidents at several events have caused concern with the availability of alcohol. Council Member Eric Walker said he has concerns about restricting growth in downtown Cookeville by stopping businesses ... Read More »