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Putnam Commissioners To Consider Cost Of Living Raise

When the Putnam County Commissioners meet next Monday to potentially decide on a new budget, they will consider cost of living adjustments for employees. Commissioner Jonathan Williams asked to see what a two percent increase for full-time employees and four percent for police, fire, and EMS workers would cost the county. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county has ... Read More »

Putnam Asking Cookeville To Annex Fairgrounds Property

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to request Cookeville annex the portion of the new Putnam County Fairgrounds that falls outside city limits. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the new fairgrounds fall directly on the Cookeville border, leaving half of the parcel outside city limits. He said the city cannot provide resources like sewer utilities to areas outside of ... Read More »

Church Hosting Mock DUI Event To Raise Awareness

Cookeville’s Sycamore Church of Christ will host a theatrical DUI production Saturday to help parents teach children the dangers of driving drunk. Sycamore Church of Christ Family Minister Kevin Daughrity said groups of 20 will be led through a 30-minute tour of 12 rooms. He said they will watch the story of a child losing her life to drunk driving ... Read More »

Crossville’s Village Inn Closed Due To Code Violations

The Village Inn located on Crossville’s Burnett Street has been closed due to multiple code violations. Police Captain Brian Eckelson said what started with a warrant being served for a long-time narcotics investigation turned into building compliance checks by the codes and fire safety departments. “The overhead walkways that are concrete have deteriorated and some are missing and falling concrete ... Read More »

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge Suspended By Aldermen

The Livingston Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 to immediately suspend Police Chief Greg Etheredge for three weeks without pay Monday night. The decision comes after at least $27,000 missing from the police department as well as several evidence-related issues found by the State Comptroller’s Office. Alderman Chris Speck made the motion for the length of time that also included a ... Read More »

Baxter Working To Clean Hydraulic Fluid Leak On First Avenue

A city tractor has leaked hydraulic fluid along First Avenue in Baxter Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Danny Holmes said a hydraulic hose busted that leaked fluid onto the pavement. He said that it has not gotten into the water. “Nothing that the citizens of Baxter should be worried about except to avoid First Avenue South if at all possible,” Holmes ... Read More »

New Cookeville Police HQ Nearing Completion

Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans says the department should be ready to move in about five weeks. Evans said that technically the building will be ready to become occupied the week of April 18th. He said that there will still be other steps before the department can begin the move. “As we physically occupy that building, then a lot of ... Read More »

Legislation Moving Forward To Allow Hospitals To Employ Police Officers

State Representative Ryan Williams sponsoring legislation that would authorize healthcare facilities to employ and commission police officers. Williams said smaller healthcare facilities are struggling to find security workers. “Large healthcare facilities have the ability to hire or stand up their own law enforcement agencies in some instances like Vanderbilt,” Williams said. “Smaller folks like Erlanger and small regional hospitals even ... Read More »

Putnam Emergency Workers Spend National First Responders Day Shopping With Kids

Thursday is National First Responders Day but Putnam County responders spent the morning giving back to kids. Responders from around the county took over 30 students on a $115 shopping spree at Academy Sports and Outdoors. Cookeville Police Officer Mason Vaughn said the kids always start out shy during events but before you know it, they’re off and running. “It’s ... Read More »