Friday, December 2, 2022
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Opiod Crisis

Across the Nation, Around the State, and Across the Upper Cumberland the Opiod Crisis continues to take lives. The number of Tennesseans who died from drug overdose jumped 12% last year. Some 1,600 people lost their lives due to drug overdoses, and that number is believed to be low because of the way the number’s are reported. It’s a drug ... Read More »

Happening In The Upper Cumberland: Puerto Rico Relief

Sheila Scruggs talks with Mistie Ragland about her work with the United Way helping the Monterey Lion’s Club Disaster Response Team by setting up a Text To Give number to help their efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane. Text ASSIST To 40-403 to donate to our local team. Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Coal Mining’s History

When the railroad began snaking its way across the Tennessee countryside in the 1880s…the economy grew. Part of that growth…the expansion of coal mining in the mountainous regions of the state. Coal mining grew from about 2 million tons excavated in 1890….to more than 7 million around World War I. The Upper Cumberland…a big part of that industry….in places you MIGHT NOT even ... Read More »