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Putnam Co OKs More Money For Martin Creek Road Water

Putnam County Commissioners will invest another $360,000 to move the Martin Creek Road water project forward. The joint venture between Putnam County, Jackson County, and the Double Springs Utility District will extend public water into the area using American Rescue Plan funding. County Commissioners agreed to a monthly $3,000 payment Monday night over the next ten years. The additional money ... Read More »

Kids Parade Leads Monday’s Red White And Boom Activities In Cookeville

The Upper Cumberland will be busy this Fourth of July Monday with celebrations in Crossville, Livingston, and McMinnville, culminating with Cookeville’s Red White and Boom. A celebration of young people leads off the day with the annual kids parade around the courthouse square. Registration begins Monday morning at 9:15am in the parking lot of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Support US Constitution In Resolution

Putnam County Commissioners approved a resolution supporting the US Constitution Monday night. Commissioner Jordan Iwanyszyn proposed a resolution during the April meeting that would support the second amendment right to bear arms. Several commissioners expressed concern about picking out one constitutional amendment to support. County Attorney Jeff Jones worked on the resolution, taking commissioner concerns into account. The resolution specifically ... Read More »

Putnam Asst. 911 Director Could Move To Full Time EMA Under Proposed Budget

Putnam County EMA asking the county commission to approve current 911 Assistant Director Brandon Smith to go full-time with EMA. EMA Director Tyler Smith said that Brandon Smith currently splits his time between the 911 and EMA Departments. He said this change would streamline the process, and be a huge asset to the EMA department. “He’s developed relationships with the ... Read More »

Incumbent Commissioners Move On In Putnam County Primary

Just under six thousand Putnam County voters came out to vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election with County Commission races the biggest issue on the ballot. In district two, Sam Sandlin and Ron Chaffin were the top two vote getters. Sandlin captured some 46 percent of the vote. In the primary for district four, Ken Hall captured 32 percent of the ... Read More »

Putnam Building Permits Sees Record-Breaking January

Putnam County broke another building permit record in January, the highest on record for a traditionally slow month. The month saw 28 permits that totaled $8.5 million, with 20 of those being new single-family residential homes. County Mayor Randy Porter said that last year set a January record, with 21 permits for $6.2 million. In total for the 2022 fiscal ... Read More »

Putnam Preparing For Broadband Expansions

Putnam County wants to send out requests for proposals next month preparing for future broadband projects from ARP funding. Mayor Randy Porter said the county wants to correlate with the state, which will soon be accepting grant applications from providers. “We’re very hopeful that once this project is done, 100 percent of Putnam County will have access to at least ... Read More »

Putnam Applying For Almost $500K Grant For COVID Mitigation In Jail

Putnam County will apply for an almost $500,000 grant through the Department of Health for the county jail system. Mayor Randy Porter said that the money will be used to help with COVID mitigation. “To spread the inmates out more, to change out HVAC systems and so forth,” Porter said. “It can only be spent here on our jail system ... Read More »

Flood Ready Tennessee Wants To Work Proactively Against Floods Across State

A new coalition in Tennessee is aiming to mitigate flood damage throughout the state by calling for better preparedness and more legislative action. The group called Flood Ready Tennessee is made up of elected officials, homeowners, small business owners, faith leaders, and community members. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said that he joined the group because he believes there is ... Read More »