Press Release: UCEMC Cookeville Offices Damaged, Temporarily Closed

March 5, 2020

Carthage, TN–The Cookeville District office of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sustained significant damage from the tornado that ripped through the Putnam County area on March 3rd. Communications are down, and that office is temporarily closed.

In the meantime, two banks are stepping up to help members who need to pay their UCEMC electric bill.  Putnam County members may pay their bill with a check or money order at the First Freedom Bank, 376 West Jackson Street in Cookeville, or at the bank’s Algood location, 614 West Main Street, across from Walmart and Potters.

The Bank of Putnam County will accept UCEMC bill payments at three locations in Cookeville: 140 S. Jefferson, 237 S. Willow Avenue, and 1108 East 10th Street, and in Baxter at 404 Main Street. The Bank of Putnam County will accept cash, check, or money orders.

If members need to make immediate payments on pre-pay accounts, they may do so at district offices in Livingston, Gainesboro, or Carthage. Members may add funds to pre-pay online, pay through the app, call in to make an immediate payment, or visit the kiosk at the UCEMC Corporate office at 907 Main Street in Carthage.

UCEMC thanks its members for their understanding and patience during this challenging time.