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Classic Cars and Trucks Hit The Fairgrounds

Celebrate America’s birthday with a pure American classic! Amazing cars, classic trucks and revved-up cycles will be on display during the Red White & Boom Classic Car Cruise, Saturday July 1 from Noon until 4pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. It’s free to show your cars and free for those wanting to see this special show. Bring your classics to the ... Read More »

The Musical Accompaniment to Your Fourth

Before the fireworks light up the sky Tuesday, the sounds of great music will fill the air throughout Cookeville’s Red White And Boom Celebration. Enjoy a free performance as part of the Lite Rock 95.9 concert series. Saturday at 5:00pm Peraphin In Concert Kickoff your Saturday afternoon of great music with Saturday at 6:30pm Smoky Mountain Bandits In Concert It’s some ... Read More »

Calling the Artisitic and Creative Kids of Our Hometown

Start the July 4th Celebration with the best dressed, most creative kids in the Upper Cumberland. It’s the annual Kids Bicycle and Wagon Parade July 4th morning at the Putnam County Courthouse downtown Cookeville. Your kids can win prizes for their creativity and American spirit. Kids will compete in three age groups, 4 and younger, 5 to 8, and 9 to 13. Dress up ... Read More »

Watermelon Eating Contest July 4th at 4:00

Nothing says 4th of July like watermelon! Get ready to get your fill in this year’s Watermelon Eating Contest at the fairgrounds.  Each contestant will be given a half a watermelon and the first one to get down to the rind will be declared the champion!  The winner will be awarded a $40 gift card, and 2nd place will receive ... Read More »

The Fair Ground Party Begins On The 4th at 5:30

The best place to view the state’s second biggest fireworks show? The Putnam County Fairgrounds. So get to the Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon, reserve your spot, and enjoy some Fourth of July fun during Pre Boom 2017.. It all begins on the 4th at 5:30pm as the local legends…Legacy and special guests take to the stage! Enjoy inflatables, games, snow cones, cotton candy, burgers, ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: STEM Math

In your school career…you likely learned the multiplication tables. You learned how to multiply fractions. You were taught how to create a percentage. Likely, you did not understand what it really meant, but you had a formula or steps or just memorized the way. STEM Education focuses on the WHY more than the how. We go inside STEM education with ... Read More »

Tess Simpson of Cookeville Awarded Bill Penn Broadcast Scholarship

Recent Cookeville High School graduate Tess Simpson has been awarded the Bill Penn Broadcast Scholarship. The award was presented Thursday, June 1st during a ceremony at Del Monaco Winery. Simpson will receive $1,000 toward her secondary education from the team members at Stonecom Radio, Rock 93-7, Lite Rock 95.9, 106-9 Kicks Country, and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. The award honors the ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Broadband’s Future

With state government approval in place, work will begin soon to expand the broadband blueprint across the Volunteer State. It’s an effort that has taken the hard work of numerous groups and state leaders to make happen. One of those groups….the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee. The network fights for access in all areas for all citizens of the region. ... Read More »

Jacob Summers of Smith County Awarded Dream Big Scholarship

Jacob Summers, a recent graduate of Smith County High School, received the Tennessee Credit Union/ Lite Rock 95.9/ 106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholarship Thursday Night. This $1,500 scholarship awarded during the June 1st ceremony at Del Monaco Winery goes toward the recipients’ secondary education. Also recognized at the Thursday ceremony were the 11 other Dream Big Scholars for their ... Read More »