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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 »

The Scene: Marcus Johnson & Custom Knife Making

Learn all about custom knife making with Cookeville knife maker Marcus Johnson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville custom knife maker Marcus Johnson. They discuss how he got his start in knife making, how he goes about creating a new knife from start to finish, as well as how history inspires his work. Presented by ... Read More »

High School Playbook: White Co Defeats Cookeville 41-13 Friday Night

Livingston Academy’s Dale Flatt & players talk their game against York Institute  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Jackson County Head Coach Sean Loftis discusses his team’s hard fought loss against Sequatchie County. White County’s Mark Fraiser talks his team’s impressive 41-13 victory over Cookeville. Livingston Academy ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville High School Athletic Director

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Get to know the life of Cookeville High School Athletic Director Steve Robbins.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Steve Robbins, Athletic Director at Cookeville High School. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted CHS Athletics and where their program currently stands heading into the fall 2021 semester, what ... 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 »

High School Playbook: Stone Memorial Wins 49-12 Over Livingston Academy

Jackson County wins over Sale Creek 27-20; York Institute falls to Monterey 20-6  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Head Coach Jimmy Maynord talks about his team’s hard fought 21-14 region loss to Lebanon. White County Head Coach Mark Frasier reflects on his team’s emotional 14-10 ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet Terry Randolph

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Learn about the coaching and teaching career of former coach Terry “TR” Randolph  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Terry “TR” Randolph, former local educator, coach, and businessman. They discuss the impact that they bot had on each other while he coached Sam growing up, what it means ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: LEAPS & 21st CCLC

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Learn more about the LEAPS, 21st CCLC, and other programs with Brenda Hughett.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Brenda Hughett, Extended Learning Programs Coordinator for the Putnam County School System. They discuss her background and career and what brought her to the Upper Cumberland area, what the LEAPS ... 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 »

The Scene: Gretchen Peterson & Quilting

Learn about quilting and batik fabric with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville quilter Gretchen Peterson. They discuss what batik fabric is and why she prefers to work with it when quilting, the work that went into creating her frozen snowflake themed quilt, as well as what her artistic process is ... Read More »