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Putnam County Looking to Aid Retiring Employees’ Insurance

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Putnam County is exploring a health insurance bridge program for county employees who are ready to retire, but not yet eligible for Medicare. Mayor Randy Porter said the cost isn’t too high–only $40,000 or $50,000 a year, and could actually end up saving the county money. “It’s a benefit to them, it rewards them, but also in the long run, ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Receive $1.4 Million BEP Estimate Increase Compared To 2020

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Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said a $1.4 million increase in BEP funding is projected for the system. The system received its first of three BEP Funding estimates from the state on Tuesday. King said the increase from 2020 is exactly the news the system wanted. “Our funding is based on our average daily membership in the school ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Vaccine Drive-Thru Changing Hours Of Operation

Putnam County’s drive-thru vaccination site at the fairgrounds is changing its hours. Starting this week, the South Walnut Avenue location will operate Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday noon to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to noon. Antone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated in Putnam County. No pre-registration is necessary to receive either the ... Read More »

Putnam Landfill Expansion Could Extend Use 8-9 Years

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The 45-day public comment period for the Putnam County Demolition Landfill expansion in Baxter ended Monday. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is a standard expansion providing 15 or more acres to the location. Ashburn said the vertical expansion will allow eight to nine more years of usage. “We’ve got one more cell across the road and with the ... Read More »

Algood Apartment Concerns Addressed By City Officials

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The number of apartments coming to Algood has raised concerns among some members of the city council. City Engineer Matthew Tucker said the perception of too many apartments in Algood is affected by where they get built. Tucker said that when you look at the map, apartments make up a small portion of land area. “Because they are, as Tommy ... Read More »

Algood Drafting Ordinance Changes To Address Flooding, Water Detention

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Algood held a special called work session Thursday night to discuss land use, with an emphasis on flooding. The meeting was spurred from a rezoning request that would add a third building to Quarry Run at 299 East Main Street. Building Inspector Bob Lane said ordinance changes are being composed to tackle water detention issues voiced by council members Ron ... Read More »

Cookeville Montessori Learning Center Opening With Focus On Independence

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A Montessori Learning Center is coming to Cookeville in June to fill a gap two women saw in early education. KDB Montessori Co-Owner Heather May said the Montessori learning method focuses on a child’s interests through guided activities. May said this can be a more efficient teaching method than instruction based on memorization. “The guides just kind of watch and ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Woman Died In Residential Fire On Big Orange Drive

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A Putnam County woman died Wednesday in a residential fire on Big Orange Drive. Fire Chief Tom Brown said the owner of the home was away for a few hours and came back to a house full of smoke with his wife inside. “He went into the smoke to search for her,” Brown said. “Ultimately, found her. Dragged her out ... Read More »

Monterey Man Transported To CRMC After Striking Rock Embankment

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A Monterey man was transported to Cookeville Regional after an accident on I-40 Thursday. According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 63 year-old Randell Bale was travelling east on I-40 in the right hand lane. The left rear tire blew out causing his 1997 Ford Ranger to travel off the roadway, striking a rock embankment. After the ... Read More »

Putnam Humane Society Raising Money For Medical Access

The Putnam County Humane Society is fundraising to continue its Access to Care program. Director Jennifer Farley said they will participate in the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Giving Tuesday event on May 5. Farley said over 50 percent of clients cannot afford spay and neutering, let alone surgery at a full service vet. “They’re doing the absolute best that ... Read More »