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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 »

This Week: Porter Starts Budget, Warren Talks Armory

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter will begin the budget process Tuesday night with the selection of this year’s Budget Committee. Commissioners will also hear from Tech President Phil Oldham Tuesday night. The meeting begins at 6pm following 5:15pm committee meetings at the Putnam County Courthouse. The meeting moved to Tuesday because of President’s Day. Cumberland County Commissioners will appoint members ... Read More »

Putnam To Front Senior Centers Grant Money For Kitchen Equipment

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase kitchen equipment for its senior centers that cannot afford to spend reimbursable grant money. Mayor Randy Porter said the state awarded $30,000 reimbursable grants to every senior citizen center across the state. He said the centers in Baxter, Algood, and Monterey have let him know that they can not afford to spend ... Read More »

2023 Putnam Building Permits At Record High, Dollar Amount Falls Short

Putnam County received a record-setting 408 permits in 2023. 2023 beat last year’s record setting permits of 407. Building permits brought in $82 million in 2023, $8 million short of last year. Mayor Randy Porter said cost increases and other factors impacted the dollar amount brought in. “We had one big commercial project back in 2022 that happened that added ... Read More »

Jackson County Mayor: UC Needs More Collaboration Between Counties

UCHRA Board Chairman Randy Heady said the region’s success relies on collaboration between county mayors. Heady addressed the board at Thursday’s End-Of-Year Board Meeting. Heady said county mayors need to pretend that there are no borders between cities and counties. “We need to work together,” Heady said. “We’re going to be stronger as an Upper Cumberland region. We have one ... 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 Commissioners Accept Jeff Hicks As New Fire Chief

Putnam County Commissioners ratified Mayor Randy Porter’s appointment of Jeff Hicks as new Putnam County Fire Chief Monday night. Current Chief Tom Brown is retiring after serving Putnam County 31 years, seven of those as Fire chief. Hicks said Brown has been a great leader and a great friend, and he plans to work just as hard as he watched ... Read More »

Porter: I-40 Truck Lane Biggest Citizen Request In Transportation Arena

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the T-DOT addition of a Monterey Mountain climbing lane to its ten-year project plan means improved safety. Porter said congestion and danger on that stretch of Interstate 40 was the number one response on a citizens survey sent out by the Putnam County Transportation Committee. “We have so many accidents on Monterey Mountain,” Porter ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony For Wing Renovations

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for an expansion project that will bring 40 additional beds. The 4 West/5 West project is further along than what a groundbreaking would suggest. Rooms are framed and drywall is up in some places, though some wiring and pipes are still exposed. Chief Executive Officer Buffy Key said the medical center has to ... Read More »