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Author Archives: Will Hearn

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 »

The Scene: Marcus Johnson & Custom Knife Making

Learn all about custom knife making with Cookeville knife maker Marcus Johnson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville custom knife maker Marcus Johnson. They discuss how he got his start in knife making, how he goes about creating a new knife from start to finish, as well as how history inspires his work. Presented by ... 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 »

The Scene: Gretchen Peterson & Quilting

Learn about quilting and batik fabric with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson. They discuss what batik fabric is and why she prefers to work with it when quilting, the work that went into creating her frozen snowflake themed quilt, as well as what her artistic process is ... 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 »

The Scene: Tracy Swack & Salvage Art

This week, learn about salvage art with Cookeville salvage artist Tracy Swack.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville salvage artist Tracy Swack. They discuss how she got her start as a salvage artist, how she began selling her work, what her creative process is like when creating a new piece, as well as what inspired ... 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 »

The Scene: Mountain Sunrise Art

Meet Cookeville abstract painter and owner of Mountain Sunrise Art, Larry Taylor  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville abstract painter, and owner of Mountain Sunrise Art, Larry Taylor. They discuss how he got his start as an artist, how and why he enjoys experimenting with different mediums for his art, as well as what inspires ... 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 »