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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: Overton County Recovery Court

Judge Daryl Colson discusses the details of the Overton County Recovery Court. The Overton County Recovery Court serves as a collaboration between the DA’s office, probation, treatment providers, and the General Sessions Court Judge. The Court provides successful alternative sentencing to non-violent misdemeanor drug offenders. It also keeps jail space open for those who do break the law. Leading the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornado Aftermath Pt 2

We continue to examine the lessons learned from the March 3rd tornado aftermath. As we move into the fall, another phase of the tornado aftermath begins. That is assessment, and what comes next. What plans need to be put in place for the next storm or some other type of disaster? We continue our conversation with Tyler Smith, Putnam County ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Tornado Aftermath

This week, we examine the lessons learned from the March 3rd tornado aftermath. The clean up and support have been big parts of the tornado aftermath since the March storms roared through Putnam County. Another part of the aftermath has been assessment. What lessons were learned? What things need to be done better? Today we examine those lessons from emergency ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Genesis House

Program manager Denise Dillon discusses the services offered at Genesis House. One in four women, and one in ten men, experience domestic violence. It can take various forms – physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological. And the domestic violence cases across the nation have increased exponentially during the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s certainly been the case in the Upper Cumberland as well. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Small Business Development Center

Find out how the Small Business Development District is helping business owners. Whether it’s help with planning, marketing, or trying to make your business grow, the Small Business Development Center is a resource for local businesses across the Upper Cumberland. The Center moved this year from under the guidance of Tennessee Tech to the Upper Cumberland Development District. In addition ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: John Gentry & A Career In Service Pt 2

This week, we continue to learn more about the life and career of John Gentry. He is the former Putnam County Executive. The Cookeville City Manager – a manager who saw people upset when a city council tried to remove him. He is a local business man. A charitable and church benefactor. He is John Gentry, and we are exploring ... Read More »

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 »