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Monterey Considering Moving Forward With T-DOT Grant Opportunity

Monterey potentially exploring the next steps of a T-DOT grant opportunity that would expand the rail trail. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the $678,000 grant would extend the trail 1,000 linear feet from Oak Street to Woodcliff. “And it would also address the sidewalks that run along the side of Whitaker Park,” Cleary said. “And in the same location, it ... Read More »

Algood Applying For Security Camera Grant

Algood City Council will participate in a grant-matching program through Public Entity Partners. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city will apply for a 50/50 match to purchase new security cameras. “For city hall, public works, possibly the new park that would all tie in together,” Morrison said. “Including fire hall and all feedback would be back here at city ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Applying For Violent Crime Intervention Grant

Cookeville Police Department applying for grant money through the new state Violent Crime Intervention Fund. Chief Randy Evans said the fund has some $100 million set aside for local law enforcement agencies. “They’re mainly for evidence-based programs, technology, and any strategies developed for violent crime reduction,” Evans said. “It’ll be a grant period from March of 2023 to June of ... Read More »

Livingston Applying For Grant Funds For ADA Compliant Sidewalks

Livingston applying for grant funds to continue sidewalk improvements in the downtown area. Downtown Revitalization Chair Gene Gantt said if awarded, walkways and drainage on connecting roads between Church and Spring Street would be updated. “We’re known as one of the best walking towns anywhere around, so we want people to get out and enjoy the city and walk it ... Read More »

An Additional 300 Childcare Spots Coming To The UC Through Grant Projects

Three hundred childcare slots and over 50 jobs will open thanks to a state grant program benefiting seven Upper Cumberland counties. Lending and Economic Development Director Megan Choate said the additional childcare space comes from nine projects that received state funding. “This is the first year that they have allowed a change in their community development block grant funds to ... Read More »

Baxter PD Wants To Purchase New Vehicles And Tasers Through Grant Application

Baxter seeking grant funding to purchase four police vehicles to phase out aging patrol cars. Police Chief Danny Holmes said the department has spent a lot of money on trying to maintain several vehicles with over 100,000 miles. Homes said they need to be replaced. “We’re limited on funds as everybody is, and when you start spending thousands and thousands ... Read More »

New Friends Of The Jackson County Animals Group Making Headway

The new group Friends of the Jackson County Animals making progress toward becoming a certified non-profit. Director Mark Pack said the group has been recognized by the state as a non-profit and has received its tax number. He said they are expecting official 501c3 status in the next week or so. “Every day it seems like we’re making three steps ... Read More »

16 UC Senior Centers Receive Grant Funding For Improvements

Sixteen Upper Cumberland Senior Centers received an $8,000 state grant for capital improvements. Algood Senior Center Director Brenda Dishman said seniors use the community center as its meeting place. Dishman said she plans to use the grant for new flooring at the facility. “Our flooring that we currently have have little raised spots in it that could possibly cause someone ... Read More »

Hundreds Of Spanish Books Added To Putnam Schools Mobile Book Program

Putnam County students who speak Spanish will soon have more opportunities to read books in their language. The school system received a state grant that allowed hundreds of Spanish books to be added to the Words on Wheels program. Coordinator Dr. Mark Rodgers said the repurposed school bus travels to schools so students can take home a book. “We have ... Read More »

County Wants To Improve Jere Whitson Park Through Grant

Putnam County seeking grant funding to renovate Jere Whitson Park. Mayor Randy Porter said the $750,000 grant would be used to install new playground equipment. “We put new playground equipment out there back four or five years ago, but anytime the equipment is outside it can go down,” Porter said. “We’ve had some vandalism out in that area as well.” ... Read More »