To sign up or reprint lost cards, contact your local UCHRA office.
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold commodities distributions for White County today. They will be at the White County Ag. Building of the Fairground in Sparta from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.
To sign up or reprint lost cards, contact your local UCHRA office.
The issuance of up to 2.8 million dollars in bonds tops the agenda of the Cookeville City Council tonight.
Councilman Dwight Henry explains what the money’s for:
“The extension of Bennett Road and the construction of the Police Headquarters. Some of that money could be used to buy additional fire trucks if a grant we’ve applied for does not come through.”
Henry is also sponsoring a resolution authorizing an additional appropriation to the Cookeville-Putnam County Senior Center.
It is another road game for Tennessee Tech football coming up this Saturday. The Golden Eagles travel to Eastern Kentucky for an Ohio Conference contest.
The kickoff is at 5 p.m local time, and you can catch all the action with the pregame show beginning at 4:30 p.m on 98.5 KISS-FM the flagship station for the Golden Eagle Football Network.
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the award of grant dollars to assist with 2018 aquatic stream clean-up projects across the state.
The grants were awarded to various organizations for 19 projects across the state.
The program is designed to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, with stream clean-up projects.
For more information on the program, contact Della Sawyers in the TWRA Environmental Services Division at (615) 781-6577 or by e-mail at Della.Sawyers@tn.gov with any questions.
TWRA AQUATIC HABITAT PROTECTION PROGRAM
TENNESSEE AQUATIC STREAM CLEAN-UP GRANTS 2018
1.Cherokee Lake Users Association Cherokee Lake; Jefferson County
2. City of East Ridge Spring Creek; East Ridge, Hamilton County
3. City of Lewisburg New Lake; Marshall County
4. Clean Water Expected in East Tenn. Pigeon River and Nolichucky River; Cocke and Greene counties.
5. Colby’s Army Blue Spring Creek; Cheatham County
6. Friends of Warner Park Little Harpeth River, and Vaughn’s Creek; Davidson County
7. Keep Cocke County Beautiful Pigeon River; Hartford, Cocke County
8.Keep Maury County Beautiful Duck River; Columbia, Maury County
9.Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Cane Creek; Putnam County Commission
10. McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club Barren Fork and Collins River; Warren County
11. Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance College Creek, Holley Creek, and Richard Creek; Greene County
12. Stones River Watershed Association East Fork Stones River, nearby tributaries; Cannon and tributaries, Cannon and Rutherford counties
13. Town of Farragut Turkey Creek, The North Fork in Turkey Creek, and Little Turkey Creek; Farragut, Knox County
14. Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department South Indian Creek; Unicoi County
15. The University of Tennessee, Third Creek; Knox County On Behalf of Its Institute of Agriculture
16. The University of Tennessee, Forked Deer River; Dyer County On Behalf of Its Institute of Agriculture
17.The Wildlife Society, Inc., UT Martin Chapter Cane Creek; Martin, Weakley County
18. Whites Creek Watershed Alliance Whites Creek; Nashville, Davidson County
19. Wolf River Conservancy Wolf River watershed; Shelby and Fayette counties
Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Hickman, Marshall, Monroe and Putnam Counties on Sept. 23
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Hickman, Marshall, Monroe and Putnam Counties on Saturday, Sept. 23. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 342,000 households have properly disposed of more than 22 million pounds of material.
“It is our goal to make disposing of household hazardous waste convenient and reliable for Tennessee citizens, and at no cost,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Every spring and fall we roll out these events statewide to ensure unneeded waste is not posing a risk to citizens.”
Any Tennessee resident is encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste – including cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries, and more – to the designated drop-off locations. You do not need to live in the county listed to participate in the event. (Note that hours listed indicate the local time for events.)
· Hickman County – Hickman County Transfer Station, 2220 Skyview Dr. in Centerville from 8 a.m.-noon. The local contact for this HHW collection event is Marty Turbeville at (931) 729-2136.
· Marshall County – Marshall County Solid Waste, 611 Hawkins Dr. in Lewisburg from 8 a.m.-noon. The local contact for this HHW collection event is Doug Giles at (931) 359-0547.
· Monroe County – Monroe County Highway Dept., 3475 New Hwy 68 in Madisonville from 8 a.m.-noon. The local contract for this HHW collection event is Stacy Chambers at (423) 442-2497.
· Putnam County – Putnam County Fairgrounds in Cookeville from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The local contact for this HHW collection event is Shannon Reese at (931) 537-3278.
HHW material is considered flammable, toxic, reactive and/or corrosive and should not be placed with regular garbage. Typical items to dispose of include cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent lamps, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, adhesives, medications, brake fluid, swimming pool chemicals, paint thinner and used needles in sturdy containers. Items not accepted include ammunition, explosives, alkaline batteries, paint, electronics and any empty containers that should be disposed in normal trash.
While household waste may be disposed for free, there is a cost for disposal of Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Waste (i.e. wastes from non-household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, churches, etc.). An appointment is also necessary. Call (615) 643-3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment.
Many counties and municipalities meet the needs of local residents by providing collection of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronic scrap – or BOPAE, as it is sometimes called. When handled correctly, these BOPAE materials are minimally hazardous, but inappropriate for collection at household hazardous waste events. Contact your local city or county solid waste department to find BOPAE collection sites in your area.
When transporting materials to the site, place containers in sturdy boxes lined with newspaper to prevent spills and cross-contamination in the trunk of a car or back of a truck. Be sure to keep materials away from children and pets. Materials should be kept in the original containers whenever possible. If not, place each waste in a separate plastic container with a secure lid and label its contents.
For more information on the household hazardous waste mobile collection service, please call 1-800-287-9013 or visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/topic/sw-mm-household-hazardous-waste-program.
Tennesseans can also sign up for TDEC’s HHW enewsletter to receive updates on when a collection event will be nearby at https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1835961/1721366/.
Two events are coming together to make one big festival Saturday at Tennessee Tech’s Hyder Burks Pavilion.
The Middle Tennessee Antique Engine and Tractor Show and the Fall Festival, sponsored by the T-T-U Agritourism Association are combining forces for 9 a-m to 4-p-m event.David Qualls of the Antique Tractor Club:
“It’s a great fit cause the students show the kids a lot of events, a lot of things for the kids to do – and then the tractor Club shows all the antique engine demonstrations, which is the wheat thrashing, the hay baling, grist mill, such as that,” Qualls says.
The family friendly event is free.
Putnam County has a new county commissioner. The Commission elected Former Commissioner Bob Duncan was to fill the 2nd district seat being resigned by Scott Stevens.County Executive Ricky Shelton
Bob’s a great guy, a CPA who has a long history of being commissioner, so he’ll be able to step right back in and take back over,” Porter says. Duncan will serve until the next election.
A Number of Police Agencies in the Upper Cumberland are Getting Federal Grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A number of police agencies in the Upper Cumberland are getting federal grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support local highway safety initiatives. Around 400 grants exceeding 18-million-dollars will be awarded to agencies across Tennessee. Cookeville Police will receive around 69-thousand-dollars in grants, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will receive around 5-thousand-dollars.
The City of Crossville Police Department proudly announces the promotion of Sergeant Jake Brink. Sgt. Brink is an 11 year police veteran, serving with both the City of Crossville Police Department and the State of Tennessee, as a Trooper. Sgt. Brink has been an active member of this agency and is also a member of our Tactical Response Unit.
The addition of Sgt. Brink to this supervisory position will be effective September 17, 2017. We are proud of the work ethic and leadership qualities of Sgt. Brink and look forward to many years of continued service to the citizens of the City of Crossville. Congratulations Sergeant Jake Brink!
Cookeville, TN (Sept. 12, 2017) – According to U.S. News & World Report, Tennessee Tech students graduate with the least average amount of student debt of any school in Tennessee, public or private.
The magazine said that 47 percent of Tech graduates leave school with no debt in its 2018 rankings.
Tech is in the “Best National Universities” listings for the second straight year, being placed in the second tier.
In comparison to other Tennessee public universities, Tech has:
· The second-highest graduation rate
· The second-highest first-year student retention rate
· The second-highest ACT score range
“While rankings are not our primary goal – which is to prepare students to excel as they face real-world challenges – they are a recognition of our faculty and staff’s work, and the quality of our students,” said Phil Oldham, Tech’s president.
“Tech is in a good position for future rankings,” Oldham continued. “We have seen significant growth in our most recent first-year retention rate, our largest freshman class in three years, and the highest average ACT score in school history.”
Tech's College of Engineering was ranked #162 in the publication's "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings (Doctorate)" listing.
The university is no stranger to top rankings, also receiving high marks from the Brookings Institute, the Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, and Payscale.com. This year, MONEY magazine ranked Tech as the top public college in Tennessee in its 2017 “Best Colleges for Your Money” listing.
Tennessee Tech offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees across nine schools and colleges: Agriculture and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.