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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: A Better Workforce

A better workforce should keep more brain power in the Upper Cumberland. And it should help the area grow. Members of the Highlands Workforce Development Committee are working together to make sure theUpper Cumberland has the best workforce possible. Public school officials, college administrators, community college leaders, employers, industry leaders, and government officials have spent the better part of ten ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Workforce Development Program

Local business leaders…educators…and government officials gathered together some ten years ago to look at how the Upper Cumberland could better help its workforce serve local employers. Not only would that focus allow the area to grow through new industry and companies locating here, but the effort would help prepare employees better for existing jobs. That effort has continued…a collaboration between ... Read More »

Podcast: Algood Police Chief Placed On Leave

The police chief of Algood facing scrutiny after audio and video recordings surfaced this week. An update of Friday’s events from News Talk 94.1’s The Upper Cumberland At 5. The latest local news, weather, sports and obituaries, weekdays at 5 on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.   Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Babies Born Addicted To Opioids

The state of Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland region are dealing with a large addiction to opioids and pain killers. But it’s not just the lives of adult men and women being lost to this addiction. Just like infants born addicted to illegal drugs, thousands of babies statewide are being born addicted to opioids. This can lead to lengthy hospital ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Protecting Unborns From Opioids

The state of Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland region are dealing with a large addiction to opioids and pain killers. But it’s not just the lives of adult men and women being lost to this addiction. Just like infants born addicted to illegal drugs, thousands of babies statewide are being born addicted to opioids. This can lead to lengthy hospital ... Read More »

Jackson County’s Tiffany Allen-Kirby Is A Dream Big Scholar

Jackson County High School’s Tiffany Allen-Kirby has been selected as the Lite Rock 95.9/106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholar for February. The award honors outstanding work in the classroom, leadership in school groups, and organization, achievement in extracurricular activities as well as work in the community. One student from a high school across the Upper Cumberland wins the award each ... Read More »

Kicks Country To Recognize Volunteers Across Area

Did you miss the big announcement Wednesday morning? 106-9 Kicks Country is proud to be joining Algood Drugs in celebrating the men and women, the teens and seniors…the unsung who give to local organizations…through their hard work. We are looking for the heroes in the trenches …volunteers who help kids learn to read…answer phones…type newsletters… deliver meals to seniors…staff non-profit programs…create ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Homeless Veterans

You may not think of homelessness when you think about the Upper Cumberland. However, the problem is real. And many of those who are homeless served our nation’s military. There are programs available to assist veterans who may have found themselves in some financial trouble. Veterans who may just need a helping hand to regain their footing can get that ... Read More »