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UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

17 Upper Cumberland Schools Honored As Reward Schools

17 Upper Cumberland schools recognized as Reward Schools for outstanding performance and/or improvement in performance during the last school year. The list includes six Putnam County Schools, three in Overton County, two each in Cumberland, Jackson and White Counties, and one each in Dekalb and Van Buren Counties. Some 400 schools statewide received the honor from the State Board of ... Read More »

Repairs To The Cumberland County Courthouse Set To Begin

Repairs to the Cumberland County Courthouse are set to get underway this month. Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said a second set of bids has been approved to repair structural damage to the portion of the building built in 1905. Foster said he is excited to get the beautiful, historic building back in working order. “It’s something that I respect ... Read More »

Cumberland Forum Aims To Educate Voters Thursday

Cumberland County will host a Republican Candidate Forum Thursday to help voters cast an informed, accurate decision. Crossville Mayor RJ Crawford said the event will act as a meet-and-greet for those unfamiliar with candidates. He said the School Board and Property Assessor positions are the only two races that are contested. “I think it’s kind of our responsibility as a ... Read More »

Cumberland Gets 2 New EV Charging Stations

Two new Cumberland County electric charging stations will be built to help fill gaps along Tennessee’s Interstate system. One will be located at the Pilot Service Center at Genesis Road, Crossville. The second will be located at Exit 329. Those two centers will join a Sam’s Club location in Cookeville to serve the Upper Cumberland. Some $21 million in federal ... Read More »

Cumberland’s CF Storehouse Saw Slight Rise In Shelter Needs

Cumberland County’s CF Storehouse saw a slight increase last week in the number of residents seeking shelter from the cold and snow. The CF Storehouse provides meals, clothing, food and assistance for the homeless and others in need in the Upper Cumberland. Community Outreach Director Tommy Ritter said the Storehouse is normally only open during the day. Last week, they ... Read More »

Six-Month Leadership Cumberland Program To Begin In February

A new session of Leadership Cumberland will begin February 21 to help people identify their leadership capabilities and style. Chamber of Commerce President Ethan Hadley said Leadership Cumberland has been a part of the community for nearly 20 years. Hadley said it helps prospective leaders learn how to practically utilize those skills. Hadley said offering only one course per month ... Read More »

Roane Man Charged In Cumberland Woman’s Drug-Related Death

A Roane County man arrested in the drug-related death of a woman at her Cumberland County workplace in August, 2021. 45-year-old Michael Paul Kerley charged with one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of the Manufacture, Sale, Delivery of Schedule II Narcotics. Kerley charged in the death of Ashley Nicole Cressel. The woman found unresponsive at her workplace ... Read More »

Another Phone Scam: Active Warrant Calls In Putnam

Another Sheriffs Department scam in the Upper Cumberland, this time with a caller impersonating a Putnam County deputy. Calls began Thursday. The individual will call, claiming to be Deputy Rowe of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, concerned about an active warrant against you. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the caller might request money. “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will never contact ... Read More »

Strong Winds, Downed Trees, Power Outages Across Upper Cumberland

Strong winds from Monday night’s storms left trees down and power out in several communities across the Upper Cumberland. A survey of Emergency Service officials noted a tree down on a house on 20th Street in Cookeville. Putnam County residents also experienced power outages from Volunteer Energy, UCEMC, and Cookeville Electric. Overton County Schools are closed on Tuesday due to ... Read More »