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Putnam County’s Record-Setting 90 Ribbon Cuttings Set Record

Putnam County’s 90 ribbon cuttings in 2023 are by far the county’s most ever in a single year. Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber Membership Manager Natalie Saxon-Adams said the 75 ribbon cuttings last year was the previous record. Saxon-Adams said while the events can serve as celebrations of important milestones for a business, most of them have been grand openings. “It’s just ... Read More »

Monterey Gets One Bid For Soccer Field, Aldermen To Consider

Monterey opened bids for a soccer field and paved parking lot at Black Bottom Sports Fields Thursday, receiving one bid. The bid came in at $248,250 with an additional $35,500 if the city opts to pave the parking lot. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the city would have liked to get more bids, but the bid they did receive looks ... Read More »

Monterey Truck Lane Included In New T-DOT 10-Year Plan

T-DOT included a $193 million project to build an Interstate 40 truck climbing lane between Cookeville and Monterey in its new ten-year plan, announced Monday morning. Work on the project would begin in 2029. T-DOT chose the project to “add capacity, address safety concerns, and serve freight movement to a section of rural interstate that can be difficult for trucks ... Read More »

Multiple Fiber Projects Ahead Of Schedule Across Putnam, UC

Work continues to lay new fiber optic cable in the Phifer Mountain area, Bangham and rural parts of Monterey and Algood. Twin Lakes has finished up installation of new fiber cable in surrounding counties. CEO Jonathan West said Twin Lakes is utilizing a federal-funded grant awarded by the state to expand its reach in Putnam. “Out ultimate goal is to ... Read More »

New Monterey Citizen’s Local Landmark Paintings Now A Calendar

A new Monterey citizen was so inspired by local landmarks that she painted them and now, those pieces are part of a calendar. Gayle Latuszek moved to Monterey in July. She said one day she was exploring the town and taking pictures and meeting her new neighbors. She was inspired by the people she spoke with to paint important spots ... Read More »

Monterey Alderman To Consider Tax Relief For Shopping Center

A shopping center owner asked the Monterey Aldermen for a break on his property tax bill because the property is frequently used for town events. Brad Vaughn told the Aldermen Monday night that the shopping center parking lot containing a Dollar General and Monterey Drugs is used for almost all town park activities. The property is located off Elmore Street ... Read More »

Putnam Leaders Expect Big Crowd For State Championship Game

Upperman High School goes for the first football state title in school history Saturday morning in Chattanooga, with Highway 111 expected to be busy with traffic. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said said he expects fans countywide to make the drive in support of the Bees. King said the special thing about Putnam County is that the high ... Read More »

Monterey Building Kayak Dock At Meadow Creek Park With New State Grant

Monterey will use a $100,000 Tourism Enhancement grant to build a kayak launching dock at Meadow Creek Park. Monterey Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the kayak dock was part of a master plan developed by the city for Meadow Creek Park. He said the grant to complete the docks comes at an ideal time. “We’re looking forward to it,” Cleary ... Read More »

Multiple Police Agencies Gather In Putnam County To Train For Major Emergencies

Multiple police agencies across the region gathered at Monterey’s Heritage Academy on Tuesday to train for emergencies like active shooting events. Captain Darrin Stout of the Cookeville Police said 12 agencies were present for the training. Putnam, Overton, Cumberland and Fentress county represented the Upper Cumberland at the event. Stout said the training allowed for multiple agencies to get experience ... Read More »