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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. 106-9 Kicks Country knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, 106-9 Kicks Country will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCHRA & UCDD

This week, find out just how far the combined UCHRA and UCDD have come along. UCHRA. UCDD. Work done across the Upper Cumberland to assist people. Agents for change in our communities. Acronyms that get thrown around a lot. But do we really understand what both of these agencies do? How they help? The Upper Cumberland Development District was formed ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Lillian Hartgrove & State Education

Lillian Hartgrove talks COVID-19 decisions made by the State Board of Education. Lillian Hartgrove quietly stepped away from the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce this winter. And then COVID-19 happened. For Hartgrove, it meant getting to work as the leader of the State Board of Education. Any thoughts of taking it easy were suddenly put to the side as Hartgrove ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville CityScape

Meet new Cookeville CityScape director Laura Wolf Today In The Upper Cumberland. Preserving and enhancing the historic downtown areas of Cookeville. It is the job of Cookeville CityScape. And now that job is being headed by a new director. Holly Freeman took over for Laura Wolf earlier this month – Wolf retiring saying she wanted to spend more time with ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: 1974 Tornado

Revisit one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history from April 3, 1974. It’s been two months since an EF4 tornado ripped across Putnam County. County leaders called it the worst natural disaster the county had suffered. Prior to this winter, that dubious honor belonged to the tornadoes of April 3, 1974. An EF4 tornado rolled across Putnam, Overton, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID Health

Explore the risk of reopening the economy with Dr. Brent Staton and Dr. Ty Webb. The calendar turns to May, and the COVID-19 fight turns to getting the economy back to some form of normalcy. It’s not going to be easy. We explore some of the risk of reopening the economy, and the things that all of us need to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID Medicine

This week improve your knowledge of COVID-19 with Dr. Brent Staton & Dr. Ty Webb The next phase of our fight against COVID-19 is set to begin. A gradual reopening of the Tennessee economy – Monday with restaurants, Wednesday with retail establishments. Governor Bill Lee emphasized Friday the economic benefits of reopening the economy, but he quickly pointed out if ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID-19 & Domestic Violence

Genesis House’s Denise Dillon discusses the recent increase in domestic violence Disturbing news this week amidst our fight against COVID-19. The number of domestic violence cases across the Upper Cumberland have doubled since the outbreak began. Denise Dillon is program director for Genesis House. She sat down with our Marcia Lee to talk about the plight of so many women ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Legal Aid Society Of Tennessee

Attorney Marla Williams discusses legal complications in light of recent events. It goes without saying, we’re all being faced with issues we’ve never thought about before, and many of those issues have legal complications. Enter the Legal Aid Society of Tennessee, and its Cookeville office that serves the entire Upper Cumberland. Marla Williams is the managing attorney. Today In The ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Mental Health

Emma Crabtree discusses your mental health as our community deals with COVID-19. Uneasiness, concern, anger, sadness, fear, being overwhelmed – what are the emotions you’re dealing with right now as our community tries to deal with COVID-19? It’s time to spend some time on your mental health, and that’s what we’re going to do today with Emma Crabtree, a licensed ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID-19 Answers

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Pierce answers your COVID-19 questions. In a world full of misinformation and rumors, we try to bring you some answers. COVID-19 – Dr. Mark Pierce, Infectious Disease Specialist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, joins us this week to answer questions from the community regarding the Coronavirus. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as ... Read More »