18 hrs ago
City applying for home rehab grant
By BRITTANY STOVALL HERALD-CITIZEN Staff COOKEVILLE - Like other governmental entities within the county, the City of Cookeville is applying for a grant that will rehabilitate dilapidated homes and that will not require a match from the city - and that will also be at no cost to the homeowner.
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22 hrs ago
Monterey quits Trail Authority
Monterey is part of the Putnam County Rail Trail Authority no longer. That was the decision of the board of mayor and aldermen last night when members approved a resolution to withdraw, saying Monterey saw no benefits from being included.
Traffic stop leads to drug charges
By BAILEY DARROW HERALD-CITIZEN Staff PUTNAM COUNTY - A Carthage woman stopped for displaying expired tags on her vehicle has been charged with possession of drug items.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Two men indicted for theft of storm gates from company
Two men were recently indicted on the charge of theft of over $10,000 but under $60,000 for allegedly stealing materials from a Cookeville highway construction company.
Cookeville Police to concentrate on seatbelt safety
Only about 68 percent of people traveling in the front seat of vehicles inside the City of Cookeville are wearing a seatbelt and about 85 percent of back seat passengers are, according to recent surveys done by the Cookeville Police Department.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Traffic stop brings drug charges
A Cookeville teen who failed to stop at a stop sign ended up with drug charges, police say.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
@White=[C] Man asks to be taken to jail
According to Officer Brian Long's report, Timothy R. Kelly, of North Hickory Avenue, called the police department yesterday evening "requesting that we take him to jail due to the cold weather."
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Vehicle search brings meth charge
Deputies searching two vehicles over the weekend found methamphetamine lab components.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Stites appointed to TBR as 6th District rep
NASHVILLE Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed John D. Stites II of Cookeville to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the Sixth Congressional District.
Farris now sole candidate for sheriff
It appears there is a new sheriff in town. Eddie Farris is now the sole candidate left to take over as Putnam County's sheriff - two of the three election candidates vying for the office have dropped out of the race.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Shoplifter arrested at clothing store here
A Sparta woman who allegedly attempted to steal more than $500 worth of clothing items from the Kohl's department store Thursday was arrested.
Brush fires keep county crews busy
Two brush fires that started in the county yesterday kept crews busy. At Bunker Hill and Burgess School Road, a resident was burning brush when the fire "got away from him" and Putnam County Fire Department responded to help get the blaze under control, officials said.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
School system recommended for reaccreditation
Lead AdvancED Accreditation Evaluator Pat Summers presents the findings of an outside evaluation of Putnam County schools completed this week to the school board.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
THP officer placed on leave pending Metro investigation
A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer has been placed on leave as Metro Police continues a criminal investigation against him.
Care giver blamed for frozen chicken theft
An in-home care giver reportedly stole food from her patient, including frozen chicken.
Habitat applications now open year-round
Previously, Putnam County residents in need of safe and affordable housing in Putnam County could only apply for a home through Habitat for Humanity from January through March, however families will now be able to apply year-round.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Potential candidates have a little over a month to file petitions
The qualifying deadline has passed for candidates running for county and judicial district offices in the May primary election, but those looking to run for municipal and school board seats still have a little over a month to file for the general election.
'Living The Dream' Prepared For Auction
The Putnam County house stood at the center of the scandal involving the Upper Cumberland Development District, a scandal first uncovered by NewsChannel 5 Investigates .
Speeding stop brings fifth DUI charge
A man stopped for speeding late Saturday ended up charged with his fifth driving under the influence offense.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
'Borrowed' car found abandoned
A Cookeville man reportedly let his "friends" borrow his car Sunday, but they never came back and his vehicle was eventually found abandoned in another town, police say.