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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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Air Fair

Greg Gibson and Dean Selby discuss October’s upcoming Upper Cumberland Air Fair. Since many of us were kids, we’ve had a fascination with airplanes. And for many, that fascination continues into adulthood. The Upper Cumberland Air Fair will be a chance for all of us to celebrate not only the airplane, but also the place that the airport has in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Career Education Pt 2

Corby King & Kurt Dronebarger discuss career education as schools open back up. Preparing high school students to graduate looks different today. There’s more emphasis than ever in getting students on a career path. At least exploring areas that they think might make them happy for the rest of their lives. Understanding that college is not a good option for ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Career Education

Corby King & Kurt Dronebarger discuss career education as schools open back up. Can you believe it? It’s already back to school time. And as schools open in White County, Putnam County, and so many of the communities across the Upper Cumberland, there will be a renewed focus on getting each student ready for the post-graduation world. There’s always been ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Prostate Cancer

Urologist Dr. Rick Smith talks everything you need to know on prostate cancer. When this year is done, the American Cancer Society says prostate cancer will be the most common type of cancer among men. 26% of cancer cases will involve the prostate. That amounts to about 248,000 Americans, and yet prostate cancer is one form of cancer that has ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Workforce Readiness

Dr. Myra West and Dr. Daniel Marvin discuss high school and workforce readiness. “Get the young people graduated with English, math, social studies, and science.” That may be the old perception of what we thought it meant to leave high school, but today, things are changing. A greater emphasis by educators at all levels to make sure students are coming ... Read More »