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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: Tax Valuation

Putnam County Tax Assessor Steve Pierce helps clear up the tax appraisal process The tax appraisal process began in Putnam County last week. State officials helped prepare those inside Steve Pierce’s office to begin this important process. It is a process that is often misunderstood. Steve Pierce is Putnam County’s Tax Assessor. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community & Law Enforcement Pt 2

Sheriff Eddie Farris & Police Chief Greg Etheredge discuss community relations. A recent Gallup Poll found the majority of Americans say major changes are needed to make policing better. In that same survey, some people believe that there should be greater involvement between police and community organizations. That’s our topic today as we sit down with Putnam County Sheriff Eddie ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community & Law Enforcement

Sheriff Eddie Farris & Police Chief Greg Etheredge discuss community relations. Tuesday night would, in every other year, be the National Night Out Against Crime. But this is not every other year. The annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships has been cancelled across most of the nation, or moved to October. It does give us, however, a good ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Job Searching

Anthony Scionti offers resources on job searching from the American Job Center. Unemployment numbers this week across the Upper Cumberland improved, down virtually across the board, but still double, if not triple, what they were a year ago. This weekend marks the end of the $600 COVID payments from the federal government. They likely will not return to that level, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Kids & COVID-19

Upper Cumberland counselor April Norrod discusses helping kids through COVID-19. All of us have been impacted by COVID-19, but for the youngest members of our population, the unknowns, the changes to routine, the fear, can all be impactful. As we approach the return to school, children get their chance to put some parts of their lives back in order. April ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Signature Healthcare & COVID-19

Signature Algood CEO Lee Rooney discusses the early & recent COVID-19 outbreaks. This week, a cluster of COVID-19 cases at NHC McMinnville – a total of 27 positive tests, including 17 COVID patients. It reminded us what happened early in the COVID-19 outbreak at Signature Healthcare in Algood – a similar type of outbreak. Signature Algood CEO Lee Rooney led ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Emergency Management

Celebrate the work of Putnam County Emergency’s Brandon Smith and Tyler Smith. On this weekend where we celebrate those who gave all, we celebrate the work of Brandon Smith and Tyler Smith, part of Putnam County’s emergency team that performed so well during the March 3rd tornado. Tyler Smith is Emergency Management Director. Brandon Smith is Assistant Director, and Putnam ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: History Of Women’s Suffrage Pt 2

Join author Paula Casey to learn the Upper Cumberland’s part in women’s suffrage During this 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, we look back with Tennessee historian Paula Casey. Once women got the right to vote in 1920, with Tennessee the final state to pass the constitutional amendment, women found their voice across the nation. And more importantly, found their voice ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: History Of Women’s Suffrage

Join author Paula Casey to learn the Upper Cumberland’s part in women’s suffrage It is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. And you may not know it, but Tennessee played a central role in making that happen across our nation, and there were efforts all across the Upper Cumberland in 1919 and 1920 that led the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCHRA & UCDD Pt 3

Find out about the different UCHRA & UCDD services available to local citizens. The work of UCHRA and UCDD across the Upper Cumberland – we continue our exploration of the two organizations with Mark Farley and his team. We’re trying to gain insight into all the different services available to local citizens, and how the organizations take care of those ... Read More »