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Cookeville Skate Park Closed Until Further Notice After Acts Of Vandalism

Cookeville closed the City Skate Park until further notice after vandals pulled bathroom stall dividers down, tore down signage, and damaged a picnic table. This is the sixth time in the last month vandals have torn dividers out of the men’s restroom. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said this type of vandalism is common in all of Cookeville’s parks. However, ... Read More »

Tech Rugby Coach Wins Orlando World Strength Games Despite Setback

Tennessee Tech Rugby Coach and Cookeville native Cody Lindsey won The World Strength Games in Orlando. Lindsey said that the win comes after many weeks of preparing himself both mentally and physically. Lindsey said that the key to his success was keeping his mind focused on his goals and going through the competition with a plan. Lindsey said that he ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners OK New Option For Fairgrounds Property Eyed By VA

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to carve out roughly seven to ten acres from the old Fairgrounds property for a possible new VA Clinic. The new clinic would sit in the fairgrounds parking lot at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Veterans Drive. Multiple developers are interested in building the facility if the Veterans Administration decides to locate the ... Read More »

Downtown Food Truck Park Coming To Cookeville In October

A new food truck park is coming to the west side of Cookeville next month. Trackside will provide space for six food trucks to park. Trackside will be located on Broad Street near the Train Depot. Owner Ricky Shelton said there has already been interest from local food truck owners. “It’s kind of been like a Field of Dreams, if ... Read More »

Gilbert: Cookeville Road Project Project Would Be A “Game Changer”

The idea of creating a new north-south roadway over Interstate 40 could help Cookeville get ahead of its increasing traffic problems. Cookeville City Council Member Chad Gilbert said a new Walnut Avenue overpass could give the city a needed option for north-south traffic. The idea presented by city officials to T-DOT leadership recently got Gilbert’s attention when it first came ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Respond to Vandalism In City Parks, Have Lead In Dogwood Park Vandalism

Cookeville Police will be increasing their presence in city parks over the coming weeks following multiple vandalism incidents. Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said police are increasing their drive-throughs in parks as well as increasing patrols. Leonard said after reviewing cameras in the area, police are following up a potential lead in the Dogwood Park Labor Day vandalism. “Vandalism effects everyone,” Leonard ... Read More »

Festival Fundraiser For This Is Living Ministry Saturday In Cookeville

The This Is Living Ministry will raise money Saturday to help the non-profit with its efforts to help local women. The This Is Living Ministry is an organization that helps women coming out of long-term incarceration and addiction. The ministry provides women with a place to stay and teaching them life skills like resume building and interview skills. Executive Director ... Read More »

Trucks Continue To Use Left Lane Going Up Monterey Mountain On I-40

Despite increased signage, tractor trailer trucks continue to drive in the left lane of Interstate 40 going from Cookeville to Monterey. Putnam County officials asked the state to strengthen the rules in recent years after wrecks bottlenecked the roadway, many of them caused by slow moving trucks. However, in three separate trips up I-40 in the last week, trucks have ... Read More »

Cookeville Working To Fill Expanded Economic Development Role

Cookeville officials looking at resumes to fill the role of Economic Development and Grant Coordinator. Melinda Keifer continues to assist the city in a part-time role after her 2022 retirement. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the role has been changed to work both on economic opportunities for business and industry as well as grants. “They’re working with the local ... Read More »

Local Committee Wants New Multi-Sports Complex For Cookeville

A local group wants to see Cookeville develop a new multi-sports complex to help attract more tourism dollars and serve the needs of local residents. Harry Smith is the Putnam/White County Ambassador for the US Pickleball Association. He leads the committee which started earlier this year as a way to increase facilities for pickleball. But the idea evolved into a ... Read More »