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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Schools Independence Program

Learn about the Putnam County Schools Independence Program with Vanessa Johnson. The Tennessee Tech campus has been abuzz with the start of a new semester, but there is a group of students on that campus that you may not know about. They are part of the Putnam County Schools Independence Program. Its director is Vanessa Johnson. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: Micah Seals & Fine Woodworking

Get to know Cookeville fine woodworker Micah Seals, and how he got his start.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville fine woodworker Micah Seals. They discuss how he got his start in woodworking, what one of his favorite creations is and why, as well as the types of wood that he works with, and where ... Read More »

The Scene: Matt Knieling & Comics

This week, learn more about Cookeville comic and digital artist Matt Knieling.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville comic artist Matt Knieling. They discuss how he got his start illustrating comics, where his ideas come from and how doodling helps him in his creation process, as well as the tools that he uses for his ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Planning

Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward talks planning for growth in Cookeville. As Cookeville deals with growth in the coming years, its Planning Department will be on the front lines of trying to manage that growth. Getting the right kind of development in the right places in the community. Leading the efforts, Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: Marcus Johnson & Custom Knife Making

Learn all about custom knife making with Cookeville knife maker Marcus Johnson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville custom knife maker Marcus Johnson. They discuss how he got his start in knife making, how he goes about creating a new knife from start to finish, as well as how history inspires his work. Presented by ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Kevin Tucker

Learn about Kevin Tucker, his life, and his many efforts after the March tornado Many in the community have known Kevin Tucker for a long time. But for some, he became a fixture in their lives during the March tornado, and in the many months after. Tucker spent countless hours helping, organizing, finding resources, laboring to help the community he ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth In Putnam County Pt 2

Jordan Iwanyszyn, Jim Martin, and Lynn McHenry discuss growth in Putnam County. Growth in a community provides exciting opportunities, but it also provides challenges. Everything from school space, to infrastructure, to being able to provide the services needed for an increased population. Putnam County is dealing with those issues right now. We continue our look at what growth will mean ... Read More »

The Scene: Gretchen Peterson & Quilting

Learn about quilting and batik fabric with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson. They discuss what batik fabric is and why she prefers to work with it when quilting, the work that went into creating her frozen snowflake themed quilt, as well as what her artistic process is ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth In Putnam County

Jordan Iwanyszyn, Jim Martin, and Lynn McHenry discuss growth in Putnam County. Census numbers show it – Putnam County has grown by at least 10% in the last ten years – that according to census data released last week. Some argue the numbers underestimate the growth. It’s good news for the community economically, but there are also challenges. We continue ... Read More »