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Monterey Depot Museum Receives Award Of Excellence For Mary Ann Officer Video Series

Monterey Depot Museum received an Award of Excellence for Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary’s interview with a local centenarian. Cleary said the three-part series came about when he learned Mary Ann Officer was about to turn 100. He said driven by his curiosity, he decided to create a three-part series asking 99-year-old Officer 99 questions. “One of them was the mental ... Read More »

Meadow Creek Park Could Get New Recreation Rental Opportunities

Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park could be the home of a new kayak and bicycle rental facility. The Building and Grounds Committee discussed the opportunity for a partnership with Cookeville-based business Outdoor Experience at its meeting Wednesday evening. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said this kind of agreement between a city and a business could be the first of its kind in ... Read More »

Monterey Board Of Aldermen May Not Fill Mayor Vacancy Until Next Election

The Town of Monterey has been without a mayor for almost five months following the passing of Mayor Nathan Walker. While some have called for a special election, the Board of Aldermen has said in the fall it would wait until after the holiday season to make an appointment. Now, Alderman Bill Wiggins said the position could potentially remain vacant ... Read More »

Calfkiller Highway Water Project Moving To Engineer Phase

The Calfkiller Highway joint water project with Putnam County and Monterey is moving forward. The County Commission voted for County Mayor Randy Porter to proceed to the engineering phase. The water line extension would reach residents that are currently not served with public water. On design completion, the project would go out to bid. A combination of federal COVID money ... Read More »

Monterey Community Rallying Around Family Affected By Tuesday Fire

The Monterey community rallying around the Kennedy family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Tuesday morning. Terry Kennedy said her family of 10 awoke Tuesday morning to the smell of smoke and soon after fled the house. She said the community came together quickly to help find a way to address their needs. “And ... Read More »

Monterey Studying Price To Extend Water To Nashville Company Site

Monterey will further study extending public water for a Nashville-based company wanting to construct a new distribution center. The city’s water and sewer committee discussed a water line project partnership with Stephens Seed and Supply Inc. Thursday. Engineer Nathaniel Green said the city could lay a water line to the city limits on Wilder Avenue, but the company would need ... Read More »

Monterey Committee Pushes Calfkiller Water Project To Full Board

The Monterey Water and Sewer Committee recommended a joint water project with Putnam County to move forward Thursday. The project is a partnership to extend public water on Calfkiller Road through American Rescue Plan money. County Mayor Randy Porter said the project needed to move forward as spending deadlines start to approach. “We’re still wanting to do the project if ... Read More »

Monterey Approves Next Step To Bring New Playground Equipment To Whitaker Park

The Monterey Board of Aldermen accepting proposals from companies to install new playground equipment at Whitaker Park. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the town wants to replace the existing metal playground that is in need of major repairs. “The merry-go-round no longer works,” Cleary said. “It’s actually been taking out of operation. See-saw if you’re lucky it might work. Swing ... Read More »

Vandalism Continues As Monterey Officials Explore Options To Stop The Issue

Monterey Alderman Bill Wiggins asked the board to consider additional options as vandalism of public facilities continues to be an issue. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the most recent example occurred at the Standing Stone Monument Park. Cleary said stones were kicked out from under the seating area within a pergola. “I would say over the past six months at ... Read More »

Nashville Business Wants To Build New Warehouse In Monterey

A Nashville-based erosion control and soil sediment company wants to build a new warehouse facility in Monterey. Stephens Seed and Supply Inc. Owner Joe Stephens said he plans to invest one million dollars into the community. However, public water needs to be expanded to the Crossville Highway site. “We would like the city’s consideration to run water out there so ... Read More »