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Digital Sign, New Banners Planned for Putnam Library

The Putnam County Library is looking to upgrade its exterior with a new digital marquee and new banners. Library Director Phil Schaller said getting rid of the old signage will display more information about things taking place at the library. Schaller said the library actually wants people to judge a book by its cover in this instance, so they come ... Read More »

Putnam County Schools Struggling to Fill Pre-K Openings

Putnam County Schools are struggling to fill openings in their Pre-K classes because of parents reluctance to send kids into schools during the pandemic. Pre-K-4th Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor Jill Ramsey said there are openings at three schools for four year old kids only. Ramsey said parents should know all COVID precautions that can be taken for preschool classes are ... Read More »

Cookeville Christmas Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

The tradition of lighting the Cookeville Christmas tree will continue, but residents will have to watch online this year. Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said it was not a decision he wanted to have to make, but knew it was the right thing to do for public health and safety. Shelton said those who tune in will get the traditions they ... Read More »

Bringing Holiday Spirit to Seniors in Isolation

Local senior citizens experiencing isolation this Christmas can get a little holiday cheer from the community this year through the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Home Instead Senior Care will have trees with senior’s names and gift idea on trees at the Algood Walmart, Putnam County Library and even online this year. Program Coordinator Isabeau Strader said after ... Read More »

Free Tree Giveaway For Putnam County Residents

500 free trees will be available Saturday for Putnam County residents to replant what was lost in the March Tornado. These trees are coming to the city of Cookeville through the Arbor Day Foundation and a sponsorship with Verizon. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said replanting in the community is important for the environment and for mindset. “Spirits were broken ... Read More »

Volunteers Canvassing Tornado Survivors With Resource Info

Putnam County Areas impacted by the March Tornado will see volunteers trying to connect survivors to resources Saturday morning. Restore and Repair Committee Member John Bell said this ground effort will be passing out postcards with resource information so survivors can get registered for the remaining tornado relief funding. Bell said survivors should know that it does not matter how ... Read More »

Unconventional Shopping Could Be Future For Cookeville

Big box stores. Large shopping center. What could the Putnam County Fairgrounds house once it is sold. University of Tennessee Knoxville Consumer Science Assistant Professor Michelle Childs said the land has promise to join the popular non-conventional shopping center movement. “More of those experienced based shopping centers where you can eat, where you can have some type of recreational event ... Read More »

Finalized Votes Show 33,000 Putnam Voters Participated

Election numbers for Putnam County have been finalized with about 33,000 total votes. That is a 70 percent turnout for the county. Election Administrator Michele Honeycutt said this is the highest turnout she has seen while serving as administrator. “Four years ago in the same type of election, our total counted of everything was 27,565. Close to 6,000 on that,” ... Read More »

Putnam Solid Waste Director Retires, Successor Named

Keith Street will be retiring as Solid Waste Director this month, after 23 years of work in Putnam County. Street said the county’s population growth has been the biggest change since he started, with the amount of trash and recycling nearly doubling over two decades. Street said it will be sad to leave his team, but said it will not ... Read More »

Putnam Fairgrounds Hosting Free Flu Shot Event

Tennessee is making a push to get more people across the state vaccinated for the flu this season. That push brings the 3rd annual Fight Flu TN event to the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Thursday for free, drive-thru flu vaccines. Putnam County Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said it is even more important this year to be protected from the ... Read More »