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Carjacking Arrest Made In Monterey, Two Vehicles Stolen

A carjacking suspect made his way to Monterey in two stolen vehicles before being arrested Tuesday. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said the suspect Noah Hill wrecked a Kentucky stolen vehicle before hijacking a vehicle and forcing a woman to drive him to the McGugins Shell in Monterey. Farris said this is an example to always be cautious of someone ... Read More »

Younger Students Experiencing Mental Health Needs During Pandemic

The Putnam County School system is seeing younger and younger students experiencing mental health issues. Director of Schools Corby King said having a $250 million dollar investment from the state into student mental health services will help expand what the system already does. King said this issue predates the pandemic, but has been heightened during it. “We are fortunate in ... Read More »

Fentanyl Dangers Rising For Communities, Law Enforcement

Opioids, not just a danger to users, increasingly they are becoming a safety issue for law enforcement. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said last week, a West Tennessee Deputy lost consciousness after inhaling a synthetic pain killer. “You can be just on a simple traffic stop,” Farris said. “If there’s drugs present and the winds blowing or if you’re touching ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Pools Reopening For Scheduled Group Use Only

Putnam County’s public pools will reopen this May starting with scheduled groups only. A maximum of 50 swimmers will be allowed at one time with two available times daily at both Cookeville and Monterey pools. Parks and Recreation Director John Ross Albertson said his department reviewed other opening plans, local needs and staffing to create the guidelines. “It is kind ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Reading Survey Helps Plan Curriculum

Putnam County Schools are reaching out to parents to gauge their thoughts on their children’s reading habits and ability. Preschool-4th Grade Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor Jill Ramsey said this annual survey is even more important this year. Ramsey said with the pandemic and reading retention guidelines coming for third graders, the system needs to close reading gaps. “They get all ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Easter Services Return In-Person

After a year trying to stay connected through virtual and limited services, churches will gather again for Easter Sunday. River Community Church Pastor Steve Tiebout said without being able to gather last Easter, they will have four services this weekend. Tiebout said this weekend will be a celebration for the church. “I think there’s a true hunger for community and ... Read More »

Cookeville City Court Cases Continued To April 13 At CPAC

If you had a case in Cookeville City Court between November and March, your court date has arrived. Cases have been continued until April 13th at CPAC. City Judge David Ledbetter said this is for anyone with a court date between November 1, 2020 and March 30, 2021. Ledbetter said there is still time to try and settle these cases ... Read More »

Algood Farmers’ Market Facility Opening Thursday

The Algood Farmers’ Market building is complete and set to open on Thursday. City Administrator Keith Morrison said residents and vendors are excited to have a dedicated facility now. Morrison said the market is another piece to invigorating Algood’s downtown. “The opportunity that if you were using the parking lot and the facility even with it not completed,” Morrison said. ... Read More »

Tennessee Central Rail Trail Proposing Two Expansions

The Tennessee Central Rail Trail Authority is proposing two expansions of its Putnam County trail system. Two segments are being recommended. The first would run east from the Algood trail head to Parragon Road. The second would stretch west from the Cookeville Depot to to Cane Creek Park with a possible connection to West End Park. Chairman Tara Wohlgemuth said ... Read More »

Cookeville Dog Park Could Open Late-Spring, Early-Summer

Cookeville’s long awaited Dog Park could open later this year. Approval of park features and amenities will be voted on by the Cookeville City Council Thursday. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said he would like to have obstacle courses, dog water fountains, shade structures and more. Woods said if approved, the features they order should arrive in the next four ... Read More »