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UC Prepares For Flooding Potential With Weekend Rain

On the heels of last week’s ice storm, the Upper Cumberland faces flooding concerns this weekend. As much as four inches of rain could fall before Monday. Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith said with the rain being spread out over four days there is potential for isolated flooding. Smith said flooding roadways and residents in low-level areas are the ... Read More »

Speedway Sponsoring Algood PD, Trinity Church Food Drive

Speedway has partnered with the Algood Police Department and Trinity Church for a local food drive Saturday. Patrol Commander Lieutenant Bryan Whitefield said this is the first Pack-A-Cruiser food drive for the department. Whitefield said the idea was brought to him. “I got an email from the Speedway Corporation back last December,” Whitefield said. “And started working this up and ... Read More »

Putnam Needs New Elementary School Based On Growth

As the budget process begins the Putnam County School System will reignite discussions with the county commission about a new K-8 school. The Countywide wide enrollment capacity stands at roughly 86 percent. Director of Schools Corby King said the system’s one to two percent annual enrollment growth, is outpacing projected growth from an earlier study. King said the need will ... Read More »

Putnam Grocery Giveaway Resumes Friday At New Location

The Putnam County weekly grocery giveaway has been moved. Cookeville Strong Member Katelyn Steakley said the grant funded program will resume at the Putnam County Sports Complex Friday at 10:00 a.m. “What we learned was that we had a little bit too much traffic flow for the fairgrounds, so that is why we are moving,” Steakley said. “This is the ... Read More »

Algood Looks To Add Garbage Truck in Next Budget

Algood is looking to add a third garbage truck to its fleet with a dual use vehicle. City Administrator Keith Morrison said this would be a smaller truck for residential use that could be a backup for commercial pick ups. Morrison said this truck is built similar to the commercial truck, but is small enough to fit into neighborhood roads. ... Read More »

Cookeville Taking Proposals For Second City Hall Drive Thru

Cookeville is accepting bid proposals to add a second drive thru lane at city hall due to long lines. City Manager James Mills said he expects the budget for this project to be under $20,000. Mills said he believes the second lane can be added under the current canopy based on the existing space. “During high volume days we typically ... Read More »

Porter Can Move Forward On Gas Station Talks

Putnam County Commissioners have once again given County Mayor Randy Porter approval to negotiate an easement for a Speedway Convenience Store. The Jefferson Avenue project would include entrances and exits onto Fairgrounds Street. The county will grant an option agreement to the company valued at $3,000. Speedway has one year to exercise the easement for an additional $11,000. If the ... Read More »

Power Outages Down To 400 Regionwide

Just over 400 outages remain in the Upper Cumberland Tuesday morning as crews continue the restoration efforts. 380 of those outages are in Overton County, according to County Executive Ben Danner. Danner said additional crews will be in the county first thing this morning to help with power restoration. Upper Cumberland Electric has been working since last Monday to restore ... Read More »

Debris Options for Cookeville, Putnam County Residents

Cookeville Public Works and Putnam County Solid Waste are both anticipating a lot of ice storm debris as the weather warms up. Both departments have drop off sites, but only Cookeville picks up brush and tree debris. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said residents need to be patient if they’re expecting items to be picked up. “I anticipate there’s ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Collecting Evidence In Monterey Shooting Incident

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are still collecting evidence related to a shooting that left one dead at the Monterey Waste Management Facility. That includes video, witness statements and all other evidence. The Sheriff’s Office said all evidence will be presented to District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. The Sheriff’s Office said the evidence will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s ... Read More »