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TWRA Deputy Director: Community Feedback Stopped Proposed Cut

TWRA’s Deputy Director Chris Richardson said in a letter to legislators that the proposed habitat project will continue on the south side of the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness area. Richardson said the decision to stop the clear-cutting project on the north side of the wilderness area is based on community feedback not science. Wednesday’s letter from Richardson to State Senator ... 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 »

Cookeville Electric and TVA Will Provide Free Home Energy Evaluations

Cookeville Electric is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide free home energy evaluations across the region. Karen Brown with Cookeville Energy Services said the goal of the service is to help people save money where they can on their energy bill. “A utility bill is a huge part of our budget,” Brown said. “And if we can look ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Awarded $400K Grant Providing Energy Upgrades  

The Van Buren County School System has been awarded a $400,000 TVA Uplift Grant and Solar Pavilion. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said this grant will address lighting at Spencer Elementary and Van Buren County High School. Cole said a preliminary location of the solar pavilion has been determined. “It’s an outdoor classroom and they came and looked at the best ... Read More »

UCHRA Working To Make Homes Winter Safe

The UCHRA is working to make the elderly, disabled and low income residents of the Upper Cumberland safe and comfortable this winter. Weatherization Assistance Program Manager Tommy Simcox said the program works with contractors to fix windows, doors and heating and cooling units for those in need. Simcox said doing this work is about meeting any challenge to provide someone ... Read More »