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Author Archives: Will Hearn

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 »

Catherine Sullivan Of Cookeville High Is A Dream Big Scholar

Sullivan is very active both in and out of school. She is a member of the CHS Interact club and a columnist for Cookeville High School’s student newspaper, as well as a being a part time intern at ECOM Inc. Sullivan has accomplished all A’s while taking honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses. On top of academic accomplishments, Sullivan has ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Modern Media

A recent Gallup Poll suggested that Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in history. Just 32 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. The number stood at 72 percent in 1976. Tennessee Tech Communications ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Big South Fork

It won’t be long before the Upper Cumberland’s natural beauty will again be on display as spring buds across its national and state parks. Hard to imagine many areas of the nation that are as blessed with such treasures as we are with our park space. We introduce you to some of those treasures as we await spring. We start ... Read More »

Kicks Country Winter Watch

Here are the latest closings, delays and cancellations from 106-9 Kicks Country. Listen live now for the latest on road conditions, schedule changes and the forecast from our team of meteorologists. Keeping you ahead of the storm…106-9 Kicks Country.     Read More »