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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: 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCHRA & UCDD Pt 2

This week, gain more insight into what UCHRA does for the people of our region. UCDD and UCHRA – two organizations born out of the Johnson War on poverty of the 1960s. Organizations designed to deliver resources to local people. Planning and development help to local communities. The two organizations came together under a recent agreement. Progress has produced a ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCHRA & UCDD

This week, find out just how far the combined UCHRA and UCDD have come along. UCHRA. UCDD. Work done across the Upper Cumberland to assist people. Agents for change in our communities. Acronyms that get thrown around a lot. But do we really understand what both of these agencies do? How they help? The Upper Cumberland Development District was formed ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Lillian Hartgrove & State Education

Lillian Hartgrove talks COVID-19 decisions made by the State Board of Education. Lillian Hartgrove quietly stepped away from the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce this winter. And then COVID-19 happened. For Hartgrove, it meant getting to work as the leader of the State Board of Education. Any thoughts of taking it easy were suddenly put to the side as Hartgrove ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville CityScape

Meet new Cookeville CityScape director Laura Wolf Today In The Upper Cumberland. Preserving and enhancing the historic downtown areas of Cookeville. It is the job of Cookeville CityScape. And now that job is being headed by a new director. Holly Freeman took over for Laura Wolf earlier this month – Wolf retiring saying she wanted to spend more time with ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: 1974 Tornado

Revisit one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history from April 3, 1974. It’s been two months since an EF4 tornado ripped across Putnam County. County leaders called it the worst natural disaster the county had suffered. Prior to this winter, that dubious honor belonged to the tornadoes of April 3, 1974. An EF4 tornado rolled across Putnam, Overton, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: COVID Health

Explore the risk of reopening the economy with Dr. Brent Staton and Dr. Ty Webb. The calendar turns to May, and the COVID-19 fight turns to getting the economy back to some form of normalcy. It’s not going to be easy. We explore some of the risk of reopening the economy, and the things that all of us need to ... Read More »