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Cookeville Power Running after Friday’s Tornado

The city of Cookeville’s electricity is back fully after Friday’s storms. Director of Cookeville Electric Department Carl Haney said while there were minimal issues, a majority of the damage came from large fallen trees. “A lot of it touched down around South Willow Avenue, there were some trees down there that we went out and looked at,” Haney said. “It ... Read More »

Cookeville Electric Plans Subdivision Pilot Program In New Budget

Cookeville Electric will propose no rate increase in the new budget year. During Wednesday’s meeting with city council members, Electric Department Director Carl Haney projected revenues of $54.18 million. One of the major infrastructure programs would be a pilot program to bury power lines in some city subdivisions. Haney said the department wants to start at Sherwood Forest. “A lot ... Read More »

Electric Providers Urge Residents To Call Before Tree Trimming

In the wake of February’s ice storm, many have asked who is responsible for trees in the right of way? Cookeville Right of Way Superintendent Jeff Fitzpatrick said the city is responsible for its 572 miles of overhead lines. However, Fitzpatrick said if any resident is still wondering who needs to do the trimming they should contact the city. “If ... Read More »

Generator Interest Increase After Ice Storm Outages

The ice storm two weeks ago has led to more residents looking at home generators. Cove Generators President Dave Boender said they received 170 consultation calls in the week following the ice storm. Boender said generators are more affordable than people think, depending on what you’re backing up. “If you have a gas hot water heater it doesn’t take anything ... Read More »

New Putnam Co. Outage Causes Setbacks In Restoration Efforts

A set back in power restorations occurred in Putnam County Wednesday with a new outage reported near Bunker Hill Road. Mayor Randy Porter said the number of outages remain about the same with some 6,000 customers without power. “Today, they had a new area down on Bunker Hill Road along Lovelady Road southbound down Ditty Road and Burgess School Road ... Read More »

Cookeville Utility Policy Changes Take Effect

Cookeville is making changes to its services and costs for utility customers starting this week. Finance Director Brenda Imel said service fees on all utilities will increase from $10 to $20, the first time this has changed in over 20 years. Imel said the service fee increase was needed for what it costs to send workers out to customers. “The ... Read More »