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Cookeville Moves From Self-Insured Health Insurance

Cookeville City Council voted Thursday night to move from a self-insured health insurance plan to being insured by an outside vendor. The plan expected to save the city over $1 million on its next fiscal year spending. Finance Director Brenda Imel said rising medical costs as well as the increasing complexity of the system made the decision the right one. ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve Tornado Park Land Purchase

Putnam County Commissioners approved the purchase Monday night of three lots along McBroom Chapel Road for the construction of a tornado remembrance park. County Mayor Randy Porter said the three homes at the corner of Hensley Drive were destroyed in the tornado and the homeowners chose not to rebuild. “That’s kind of the eye of the storm I guess you ... Read More »

Commissioners Ask Justice Center Parking Questions

After some 90 minutes of questions from Putnam County Commissioners at a Monday Night work session, the board will once again consider the purchase of two pieces of land near the county justice center next week. The board voted against the purchase last month, effectively ending the plan to expand the jail and court room space. Commissioners Chair Mike Atwood ... Read More »

Preliminary Approval Of Willow Estates Subdivision

The Putnam County Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat Tuesday night for a 28-lot subdivision off Ditty Road. The Willow Estates development will be built off Sunbright Circle, a 7-lot subdivision built around a cul-de-sac. Planning Director Kevin Rush said the cul-de-sac would be extended some 1,220 feet for the new development. There are also concerns about the grade on ... Read More »

10th Street Commercial Project Has New Developer

The on-again-off-again development of a shopping center at the corner of East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road in Cookeville appears to be on again. Cookeville’s Industrial Development Board Vice Chair Jim Martin said he was hopeful that a well-funded developer has come forward. The board voted Wednesday to approve a tentative agreement of a 10-year real estate abatement and ... Read More »

Commissioners Pleased With Budget Process

As the Putnam County Commission continues its budget work Monday night at a budget committee meeting, several committee members said they are happy with the progress made so far. District 11 Commissioner Kathy Dunn said she is pleased with the work the county’s department heads have done crafting their budgets. “I think they’ve done an exceptional job keeping in mind ... Read More »

Putnam Status Quo Budget Unveiled

The new fiscal year Putnam County budget will come in about $500,000 lower than last year’s budget with no property tax increase. County Mayor Randy Porter proposed $40,034,718 in general expenditures during the new fiscal year. Porter said the department heads and elected officials worked hard to create a status quo budget. “There was a team effort put forth by ... Read More »