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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: Sparta-White County Chamber Of Commerce

Marvin Bullock talks the holidays for the Sparta-White Co Chamber Of Commerce. The holiday season is always a busy time for local chambers of commerce. They’re working on holiday events, of course, also trying to do everything they can to bring shoppers into the area to finish up those holiday lists. They’re also working to wrap up membership for the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Good Vs Evil In Country Music

Randall Williams discusses his research into country music at Tennessee Tech. Randall Williams admits he’s had a longtime fascination with the themes in country music. That’s why at the age of 63, he completed his doctoral studies at Tennessee Tech. And his research? The struggle between sacred and profane in country music. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Regional Medical Center At 100

Jim and Lee Moore reflect on 100 years of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Cookeville’s history of a public hospital began in 1921 – a 15 bed private clinic. It was purchased by the city 6 years later when it became City Hospital. Then in 1950, the city finished a new hospital – Cookeville General. Just part of the history – ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce

Learn about the Crossville-Cumberland Co Chamber of Commerce with Ethan Hadley. Its website reads, “Promoting a stronger community.” Those are the goals of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Its Director is Ethan Hadley. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The American Legion

Learn about The American Legion and their mission – Today In The Upper Cumberland A busy Veterans Day week across the Upper Cumberland this week as the region honors the men and women who have served. The American Legion’s Putnam County branch are getting things started early with a Saturday speech contest for local students – it’s something they’ve done ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Averitt Express

Celebrate 50 years of Averitt Express, and find out how the company came to be. It began in 1958 when Thurman Averitt founded the Livingston Merchants Co-op. It was a small trucking company that hauled dry goods between Nashville and Livingston. 11 years later, Thurman incorporated the company, and called it Averitt Express. He met a man named Gary Sasser ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Principals In Today’s Education Pt 2

Catherine Jones & Dr. Bubba Winningham discuss principals in today’s education. Nearing the end of October, nearing the end of the celebration of National Principals Month. We’re talking about the role of principals in education today as we sit down with Prescott South Elementary School Principal Catherine Jones, and Algood Middle School Principal Dr. Bubba Winningham. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Principals In Today’s Education

Catherine Jones & Dr. Bubba Winningham discuss principals in today’s education. October is National Principals Month. We celebrate the role of principals in educating Upper Cumberland young people as we sit down with Prescott South Elementary School Principal Catherine Jones, and Algood Middle School Principal Dr. Bubba Winningham. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teen Drug Use

Gain insight into teen drug use in the Upper Cumberland with Power of Putnam. Overdose numbers continue to increase. Last year alone more than 93,000 people died from an overdose. October is National Youth Substances Use Prevention Month – a chance for all of us to take stock of drug use among teens. What does it look like here in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teen Challenge Of The Upper Cumberland

Learn about Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland with Pastor Tim McLauchlin. Freedom from addiction – it’s a need across the Upper Cumberland, and across the nation. The statistics show it. Enter a longtime partner in helping both teens and adults recover – Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland. Its Executive Director is Pastor Tim McLauchlin. Today In The Upper ... Read More »