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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: 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 »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Schools Independence Program

Learn about the Putnam County Schools Independence Program with Vanessa Johnson. The Tennessee Tech campus has been abuzz with the start of a new semester, but there is a group of students on that campus that you may not know about. They are part of the Putnam County Schools Independence Program. Its director is Vanessa Johnson. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »