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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. Lite Rock 95.9 knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, Lite Rock 95.9 will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: John Gentry & A Career In Service

This week, meet former Putnam Co Executive & Cookeville City Manager John Gentry Former Putnam County Executive. The former Cookeville City Manager. A career as a local business owner. John Gentry has met every challenge, with each part of his life a different type of adventure. This week, we sit down and reflect on the lessons learned from a career ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Brad Sells & Woodworking

Get to know Upper Cumberland treasure Brad Sells, and his love of woodworking. His career began with clay at the Appalachian Center For Crafts, but his media of choice – it was a love that developed very early – wood. Brad Sells began finding unique ways to craft the world from Mother Nature’s creations. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Recovering From COVID-19

Local resident Amos Rogan documents his experience recovering from COVID-19. As we enter the 6th month fighting COVID-19, many of us have yet to meet someone who has dealt with COVID. Most of us have not met someone who’s been seriously ill with COVID. Today we introduce you to local resident Amos Rogan. Rogan continues to recover after a 5 ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Governor Bill Lee

This week, join Governor Bill Lee in discussing school reopening & other issues. For Governor Bill Lee, the focus over the past month has been getting young people back to learning. Whether that’s the reopening of school systems statewide, or getting college students back on campus. Using COVID cases as a simple judge, things have gone better than most would ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tax Valuation Pt 2

Putnam County Tax Assessor Steve Pierce helps clear up the tax appraisal process It is tax appraisal season as assessors touch every single property in the county making sure the accuracy of the information and the correct property assessment. Today we continue our understanding of how the tax assessment process works with Putnam County’s Tax Assessor Steve Pierce. Today In ... Read More »

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 »