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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: NFL Draft

Voice of the Tennessee Titans Mike Keith discusses the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft. It’s almost as big as any game on the NFL schedule – thousands of hours will come to a close next week as the NFL Draft takes place in Kansas City. The Titans enter next week’s draft in an interesting position – a roster that still shows ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Dale Hollow Lake

Learn about the history of Dale Hollow Lake, and its once thriving community. Newcomers to the Upper Cumberland may not understand the history of Dale Hollow Lake. It was a thriving community, at least parts of it were, before the Army Corps of Engineers decided to make it a lake just before World War II. We explore the history of ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: UCDD & Historic Preservation

Mark Dudney discusses the UCDD’s role in preserving Upper Cumberland history. When you think of historical places, your mind automatically goes to Constitution Hall, or The Alamo, Pearl Harbor, the Lorraine Motel. But history is alive all around us, and the chance to preserve it is something important to the communities where it lives. It is one of the roles ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Organ Donation

This week, find out more about organ donation from donor and recipient alike. The stories of organ donation are truly amazing from both sides – those who have been donors, those who have received donations. Today, we have both. Debra Kitts is a donor mother. She was the mom of Dustin Kitts, a donor in 2000. She served on the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Child Care Needs

This week UCDD’s Megan Choate and Rosa Smith discuss child care needs and issues Unless you’re the parent of a small child, or work in the industry, you may not realize just how severe the lack of daycare is, not only here in the Upper Cumberland, but around America. During the past two years, and estimated 16 thousand childcare programs ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Recovery Kitchen

This week, go inside Recovery Kitchen in Cookeville with Co-Founder Justin Veals Today we go inside the challenge of homelessness with someone who’s been been there. Someone who continues to help in our Upper Cumberland community. Justin Veals is the Co-Founder of The Recovery Kitchen. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Water & Sewer Infrastructure

Cookeville Water & Sewer Director Barry Turner discusses the city’s infrastructure As the Upper Cumberland continues to grow, we face issues with infrastructure – making sure we have enough, expanding infrastructure, and also replacing old infrastructure. So what about water and sewer infrastructure that dates back to The Depression? There’s some of that in Cookeville, as we find out from ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Homelessness

Cookeville Vice Mayor Luke Eldridge discusses his efforts tackling homelessness. Homelessness has always been a part of Upper Cumberland life, but over the last three years, the visible signs of homelessness have increased dramatically. We explore the issues behind homelessness, and how the Upper Cumberland is trying to solve the problem with Luke Eldridge. He has spent time over the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Road Infrastructure

Putnam County’s Randy Jones discusses county infrastructure, and county roads. The state released a report this week that Tennessee needs some 62.9 billion dollars in public infrastructure improvements during the next 5 years. The biggest areas of increase – transportation. Much of that has to do with growth, and growing costs. In Putnam County, Randy Jones is responsible for the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: L.B.J.& C. Head Start

Go inside and learn more about L.B.J.& C. Head Start with Director Penny Meadows One of the biggest issues facing job seekers across the Upper Cumberland right now is a lack of childcare. Many daycares are reporting extensive waiting lists; to the point that UCHRA has stepped in trying to help expand childcare across our region. Also working to fill ... Read More »