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Tobacco & Smoking Still An Issue In Upper Cumberland Youth

Local Addiction experts say tobacco and cigarette use is still a major issue in the Upper Cumberland, even with the rise of vapes and e-cigarettes. This comes on the heels of a Master Settlement between the state and major tobacco companies that restricts youth marketing of tobacco products, tobacco brand-name merchandise, and tobacco product-sponsored entertainment and sporting events. Power of ... Read More »

Expanded Putnam Health Department Nearing Completion

Putnam County’s expanded Health Department will provide residents with an expanded primary care option with its upcoming completion. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the canopy on the front of the building and some interior finishes are the primary tasks remaining. He said since the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have used the Putnam County Health Department as their primary healthcare ... Read More »

County Services Drive Donated To Putnam By Local Business

The road that leads to the Putnam County Health Department and Emergency Services buildings off of Willow Avenue has been donated to the county. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county had a 60-foot easement on that land for years which has allowed them to freely use County Services Drive. Tennessee General Partnership Company DealMakers donated the property earlier ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Begins Fall Into Fitness Program Wednesday

The Putnam County Health Department is sponsering the Fall Into Fitness effort at Cane Creek Park. Each week the health department is bringing public servants around Cookville to walk around the park to prompt physical fitness. The event begins at 11 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Cane Creek Sportsplex. Putnam Public Health Educator Hannah Cross said that ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Thankful And Excited For Continued Financial Support

Putnam County Health Department excited to move forward with upgrades after receiving additional funding commitment. The original project bids came in significant;y over budget. However, the county and state have put in more money. Director Lisa Bumbalough said it will help cover the facility’s new 4,200-square-foot clinical wing. She said it will also help cover the portion of a 1,500-square-foot ... Read More »

Putnam Heath Department Offering 2nd COVID Booster

The Putnam County Health Department is now offering the 2nd COVID booster shot at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Director Lisa Bumbalough said the department has a “sufficient supply” of Pfizer shots. “The folks that are eligible for those are any adult 50 and older and any adult 18 and older who has an immunocompromised immune system,” Bumbalough said. “It also ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Miscommunicated Food Regulations To Recovery Kitchen

The Putnam County Health Department miscommunicated a cease and desist order against Cookeville’s Recovery Kitchen. That’s according to State Department of Health Associate Director Bill Christian. The County Health Department last week told the organization that feeding the homeless through a home kitchen was not allowed according to state food regulations. Christian said the practice is allowed without a permitted ... Read More »

Questions On Feeding The Homeless Arise After Health Department Asks Cookeville Civic Group To Comply

Is feeding the homeless as a non-profit illegal without a permitted kitchen? That is a question that the Cookeville’s Recovery Kitchen faces. The Putnam County Health Department issued a cease and desist against the organization stating hot food cannot be served until the kitchen becomes compliant. Executive Director Lynda Loftis said she believes the ruling is a misinterpretation of the ... Read More »

Pfizer Booster Shots Available In Putnam For Eligible Patients

The Putnam County Health Department has began offering COVID booster shots for certain populations. The Pfizer shot will be available at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinic will have extended hours every Thursday til 5:00 p.m. Appointments are not required. Patients do not need to provide their diagnosis or health condition ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Moving COVID Clinic Back To Fairgrounds

COVID testing and vaccination clinic through the Putnam County Health Department will relocate to the fairgrounds starting Monday. The entrance for both testing and vaccines will be on Walnut Avenue. COVID PCR testing will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. COVID self-testing available Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. COVID vaccines will ... Read More »