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Today In The Upper Cumberland: John Gentry & A Career In Service Pt 2

This week, we continue to learn more about the life and career of John Gentry. He is the former Putnam County Executive. The Cookeville City Manager – a manager who saw people upset when a city council tried to remove him. He is a local business man. A charitable and church benefactor. He is John Gentry, and we are exploring ... Read More »

Trending: State & Putnam County Updates

Senator Paul Bailey and Putnam Co Mayor Randy Porter discuss regional updates.  This week, host Ben Rodgers is joined by Senator Paul Bailey, and Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. They discuss recent developments in the state and in Putnam County including special legislature sessions, state revenue, and economic and community growth throughout the state and the Upper Cumberland. New ... Read More »

The Scene: Helga Skinner & Images And More

Get to know Baxter photographer Helga Skinner, and her new shop Images And More. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Baxter photographer Helga Skinner. They discuss how she became interested in photography, the types of photos and themes she enjoys capturing, as well as Images And More, her new shop in Cookeville. Susan ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: John Gentry & A Career In Service

This week, meet former Putnam Co Executive & Cookeville City Manager John Gentry Former Putnam County Executive. The former Cookeville City Manager. A career as a local business owner. John Gentry has met every challenge, with each part of his life a different type of adventure. This week, we sit down and reflect on the lessons learned from a career ... Read More »

The Scene: Cindy Billingsley & Traditional Art

This week, get to know Cookeville artist Cindy Bililngsley & her traditional art Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville traditional artist Cindy Billingsley. They discuss how she got into art, her training, and her specialization in painting wildlife, horses, murals, and portraits. Find out more about how carver Emma Levitz, owner of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Brad Sells & Woodworking

Get to know Upper Cumberland treasure Brad Sells, and his love of woodworking. His career began with clay at the Appalachian Center For Crafts, but his media of choice – it was a love that developed very early – wood. Brad Sells began finding unique ways to craft the world from Mother Nature’s creations. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs ... Read More »

Trending: Habitat For Humanity

This week, Katelyn Steakley discusses her involvement with Habitat For Humanity.  This week, host Ben Rodgers is joined by Katelyn Steakley with Habitat For Humanity. They discuss her work during the March 3rd tornado relief efforts and involvement with the Cookeville Strong Facebook page, her recent career change working with Habitat For Humanity, affordable housing, and ways people can ... Read More »

The Scene: Charlotte’s Arts

This week, find out how Charlotte Seager combines art with her spirituality. Content hosted by iono.fm Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Charlotte Seager of Charlotte’s Arts in Doyle. The discuss her mixed media works, and how she is able to express herself through combining her spirituality with her art. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Recovering From COVID-19

Local resident Amos Rogan documents his experience recovering from COVID-19. As we enter the 6th month fighting COVID-19, many of us have yet to meet someone who has dealt with COVID. Most of us have not met someone who’s been seriously ill with COVID. Today we introduce you to local resident Amos Rogan. Rogan continues to recover after a 5 ... Read More »

Trending: Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau

Learn more about the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau with Molly Brown.  This week, host Ben Rodgers is joined by Molly Brown, Executive Director of the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau. They discuss the roles and services the County Visitors’ Bureau provide, how they market and help attract visitors and tourists to the area, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ... Read More »