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Rep. Williams Wants To Explore Traffic Relief Solutions In Cookeville Downtown

Representative Ryan Williams wants to explore solutions for improving traffic flow in downtown Cookeville. Williams said that there has been a desire for some time to better east to west routes through the city. He said that over the years there have been two traffic studies that recommended making Spring Street and Broad Street one-way roads. Williams said that making ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Seeks Funding For Water Plant Expansion

The Cookeville Water Department has applied for funding to expand capacity at its Center Hill Lake water treatment plant. Community Development Partners is assisting the city with the $17.5 million EPA loan application. President Evan Saunders said the current water plant’s capacity approaches 80 percent use, a level where the state recommends an expansion. “That’s really the intent of this ... Read More »

Raising Cane’s Coming To Cookeville Area Next Year

The Cookeville area will be the home of a new Raising Cane’s location. Company officials have confirmed the restaurant will come sometime in 2022. The project remains in the planning stages with more details to be shared at a later time. The fast food chain has over 500 U.S. locations that specialize in chicken fingers. This will make for the ... Read More »

16th Light of Hope Event Raising Suicide Awareness In Cookeville

The Upper Cumberland Region’s 16th annual Light of Hope event comes Tuesday as part of Suicide Awareness Month. Michael Anderson is Regional Director for The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. He said this event promotes healing for people who lost someone to suicide. Anderson said sharing this event in-person is critical to those effected. “The ability to connect with others, to ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Open Doors For Parent Questions On Special Needs

The Putnam County School System is opening its doors Tuesday to any parents with questions about their child’s special needs. Kids in private school or home school can use the system’s Child Find program. Special Education Supervisor Sheri Roberson said Child Find is there for parents who are noticing any struggles in their child’s development. “They may be struggling with ... Read More »

Cookeville Leisure Services Planning Cane Creek Park Expansion

Putnam County residents can get their first glimpse of preliminary plans to develop 31 acres by Cane Creek Park Tuesday. Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city wants to do a mile extension of the current walking trail to connect the recently purchased land. “One of the things that we heard in our system wide master plan process ... Read More »

CFD Providing Smoke Alarm Installations With State Fire Marshal Partnership

Informational flyers in Cookeville utility bill statements have caused an influx in smoke alarm installations. Interim Chief Benton Young said that Cookeville Fire Department has been partnering with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal to provide the resource for some time. He said that they decided to put flyers in bill statements to increase awareness of the service. “We hope to ... Read More »

Cookeville Completes Surface Work At Heart Of The City Playground

Cookeville’s Heart of the City playground will reopen Friday after being closed for surface repairs. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the in-house patch work will keep children safe and make the playground look better. “We had some areas that had fallen out and collapsed beneath the surface that created some potential trip hazards,” Woods said. “We also had some ... Read More »