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UCHRA Working Towards Multimillion-Dollar Grant Application For UC Needs

UCHRA will apply for a 3-year, $25 million state grant to address multiple needs in the Upper Cumberland Region. Director Mark Farley said the plan is to use the funding to create one-access point to streamline services. “We’re going up against some stiff competition,” Farley said. “We’ll be going up against the United Ways, large foundations in Nashville and those ... Read More »

Monterey Considering New Bee Rock Hours And Kiosk For Guests

Continuing issues of late night Bee Rock visitors could lead to modified park hours. Monterey’s Board of Aldermen will consider changing the hours to sunrise to sunset after Tuesday’s Building and Grounds Committee meeting. Garden Inn Owner Mirtha Kopec said people continue to wander into the private property of the neighboring inn. “Then, we can say look at the times, ... Read More »

Putnam Employee Bonuses And Tennessee Ave. Sewer Possible ARP Projects

Employee stipends and extending sewer to Tennessee Avenue among the Putnam County plans on spending its American Rescue Plan funding. Mayor Randy Porter shared his recommendations to the county commission Monday. Porter said county employees that worked in-person during the pandemic should receive a one-time bonus. “Most of our employees were there everyday still working serving the public, and so, ... Read More »

Representative Sherrell Calls Meeting With TWRA Regarding Cutting Project

State Representative Paul Sherrell has scheduled a meeting with TWRA to answer questions about a proposed cutting at the Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness. The meeting will be on October 4th at the Sparta Civic Center at 6:00 p.m. “We need to try and get some truth out of this to exactly what they are intending of cutting, so the people will ... Read More »

Cookeville Leisure Services Planning Cane Creek Park Expansion

Putnam County residents can get their first glimpse of preliminary plans to develop 31 acres by Cane Creek Park Tuesday. Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city wants to do a mile extension of the current walking trail to connect the recently purchased land. “One of the things that we heard in our system wide master plan process ... Read More »

Monterey Board Of Aldermen Meeting Rescheduled To Monday

The Monterey Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday has been rescheduled due to Mayor JJ Reels entering quarantine. “My son tested positive for COVID yesterday, and we’re following CDC guidelines as far as quarantining goes when a family member tests positive,” Reels said. “Just to be on the safe side, it is best to reschedule.” Reels said the new meeting time ... Read More »

This Week: Fentress Discusses Pay Raises, Putnam Redistricting

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Fentress County Commission will meet for a reconvened meeting Monday. The purpose to discuss pay raises for positions in the county’s Sheriff’s Office and Solid Waste Department. The issue was included in last week’s commission meeting for discussion, but members will gather again at 6:00 p.m. to consider. Commissioners will also review adding ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Gauging Interest In Purchasing Cumberland River Hospital

Talks of reopening the Cumberland River Hospital will continue in Celina through a Monday work session between Clay County and the city. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said one idea he plans on discussing is a county and city partnership to purchase the facility. “I want to address them at the planning meeting to talk to them about the hospital and ... Read More »

Leisure Services Will Share Master Plan First Draft

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Department will unveil the first draft of its 10-year recreation master plan at a Monday public meeting. The draft is the result of research, surveys, and comparisons done by consulting group Kimley-Horn in partnership with the Leisure Services Department. Director Rick Woods said the master plan will as a road map for how Cookeville can improve its ... Read More »

UCHRA Meeting Attendance Issues Hard To Address

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency prepares to meet Wednesday, but answering low attendance numbers has been difficult. In a December state audit on UCHRA, excessive absentees were noted among the Policy Council and Executive Committee members. While the Comptroller’s Office suggested an attendance policy, Executive Director Mark Farley said that is hard for the agency to do. “Keep in ... Read More »