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Jackson County Emergency Services Offering Cold Weather Shelters

Jackson County Emergency Management will provide cold-weather shelters as needed through the week’s cold snap. Jackson County EMA Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright said the cold-weather shelters will be opened on an as-needed basis. Woolbright said needed equipment is kept on standby so that churches and community centers can be used to house people at a moment’s notice. Woolbright said ... Read More »

Cookeville Electric Crews Assist With Gallatin Tornado Relief

The Cookeville Electric Department sent crews and equipment to Gallatin this week to help with damage caused by the tornado. Cookeville Electric Director Carl Haney said the department received a call late Saturday night and sent a crew of six workers early Sunday. Haney said the crew brought two dirt-digging trucks and two bucket trucks to reset telephone poles and ... Read More »

Keeping Energy Bills Down As Temperatures Rise

Increasing temperatures lead to a want for more air conditioning, but what effect does this have on your energy bill? Karen Brown with Cookeville Energy Services said the best way to keep your power bill down is to keep your thermostat between 75 and 78 degrees during the day. “Also use ceilings fans to keep your air moving in your ... Read More »

Posting Signs On Electrical Poles Pose Danger To Workers

As weather warms up, more people will be posting event or yard sale signs on electrical poles, causing danger to electrical crews. Volunteer Energy Cooperative Monterey-Crossville Area Manager Kevin Hembree said most people don’t know this is illegal and a safety hazard. Hembree said an employee can start climbing and fall because of nails and staples left behind in poles. ... 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 »

Sparta Hopes For New Transformer Fall 2021

Sparta is moving forward to replace its spare transformer to secure its backup power plan. The transformer is shared with Caney Fork Electric Cooperative. Utilities Manager Belva Bess said Sparta is responsible for 45 percent of the cost on the $795,000 equipment. “We went ahead and contacted the low bidder, we had to send all that out for bids and ... Read More »

Fallen Trees Increasing Livingston Power Outages

The number of homes without electricity is climbing in Livingston with fallen trees causing outages. Police Chief Greg Etheredge said the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation has crews on ground working on restoring power. “We are having some trees coming down and some power lines down,” Etheredge said.”Specifically, here over around Carr and Airport Road. That general area and over ... Read More »