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Algood Fire Equipment Approved To Replace Expiring Gear

Roughly $52,000 worth of equipment for the Algood Fire Department was approved by the city council Tuesday night. This purchase includes 10 complete turnout gear sets and three complete self-contained breathing apparatus kits. City Administrator Keith Morrison said this was necessary for the department to catch up on equipment that was nearing expiration. “The intent is to get this caught ... Read More »

Phase One Of 10th Street Project Aligned With Shopping Center Opening

Cookeville City Council will approve the first big step Thursday to move the 10th Street widening project forward. Council will approve contracts to begin the right of way acquisitions along 10th Street. Public Works Director Greg Brown said the project will be done in two phases, starting from Chocolate Drive to Wilson Avenue. “We’re trying to get that section complete, inline ... Read More »

Algood Considering Creating Parks And Rec Director Position

Creating a Parks and Recreation Director position in Algood is up for a vote at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council will be voting on the first reading of an ordinance to establish a new department head. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that pending the council’s vote, it could begin two weeks after a council vote or July 1. ... Read More »

Putnam Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closed April 13

The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Tuesday, April 13. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is due to the facility manager needing to leave for annual re-certification. Ashburn said it is simply a staffing situation for that date. The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen on Wednesday, April 14. Read More »

Putnam Schools Open Registration For Families April 13

The enrollment window for Putnam County Schools opens Tuesday for new and returning students. Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said this registration welcome window is vital for families with pre-K and kindergarten students. Pierce said that students already in Putnam County pre-K should have a simple registration process if they are attending the school they’re zoned for. “For brand new families ... Read More »

Posting Signs On Electrical Poles Pose Danger To Workers

As weather warms up, more people will be posting event or yard sale signs on electrical poles, causing danger to electrical crews. Volunteer Energy Cooperative Monterey-Crossville Area Manager Kevin Hembree said most people don’t know this is illegal and a safety hazard. Hembree said an employee can start climbing and fall because of nails and staples left behind in poles. ... Read More »

Cookeville Pioneer Day Returns To History Museum

Cookeville’s Pioneer Day will have a new look on Saturday to keep the event COVID safe. Cookeville Museums Education Specialist Ashley McKee said that usually pioneer demonstrations would be set up but this year will feature take home activities. McKee said she always enjoys an opportunity to help people learn, when they think they’re just having fun. “Wood whittling or ... Read More »

Ice Storm Damage Federal Aid Available For Putnam Farmers

Federal Assistance for Putnam County farmers is available in the aftermath of the February ice storm. Chad Huddleston is County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Huddleston said the Emergency Conservation Program makes Putnam farmers with at least $1,000 in debris or permanent fencing damage eligible. Huddleston said 75 percent of costs will be covered. “You don’t have ... Read More »

Truck Driver Dead After Overturning On I-40 In Putnam

An I-40 accident turned fatal after Freightliner overturned near mile marker 287. At 12:14 PM Tuesday the Frieghtliner truck was travelling East in the left lane when it drove off of the roadway and had to over correct. This caused the truck to enter the road at an angle and overturn, sliding into the guardrail. The Freightliner truck finally stopped ... Read More »

Putnam Construction Boom Not Stopping For Rising Costs

March was an all-time record month for single family home permits and construction costs in Putnam County. Mayor Randy Porter said there were 52 permits worth $11.44 million, 39 of which were for single family homes. Porter said that despite rising construction costs, Putnam County is seeing a building boom as people leave the big cities. “You have to remember ... Read More »