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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Parks & Recreation Growth

John Ross Albertson and Rafferty Cleary discuss Parks & Rec growth in Putnam Co. Parks and recreation opportunities in Putnam County include the expansion of the soccer complex near Cookeville High, the extension of the rail trail to Monterey, and the creation of Bee Rock and the Meadow Creek Park on the mountain. We continue our series on parks and ... Read More »

The Chat With Kelly Swallows: Upper Cumberland Foster Closet

Learn more about the Upper Cumberland Foster Closet with Founder Amanda Drake.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Kelly Swallows talks with Amanda Drake, Founder and Executive Director of the Upper Cumberland Foster Closet. They discuss how the fairly recent nonprofit organization got its start, how the organization operates and aims to assist foster parents, what the organization’s monetary needs ... Read More »

The Chat With Glenn Jones: Mary Bailey & The Putnam County Fair

Learn about the Putnam County Fair with longtime local participant Mary Bailey.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Glenn Jones meets with longtime Putnam County Fair participant, Mary Bailey. They discuss her involvement with the Putnam County Fair, when she got started with the Fair, her memory of when the Fair on 3rd and Maple burned, as well as what ... Read More »

The Chat With Michael Detwiler: Cookeville City Council & Infrastructure

City Councilman Mark Miller discusses infrastructure projects across Cookeville.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Michael Detwiler sits down with Cookeville City Councilman Mark Miller. They discuss his early life and education growing up in Cookeville, what led him to run for Cookeville City Council and what that process was like, as well as details surrounding various infrastructure and construction ... Read More »

The Chat With Dwight Henry: Meet Kenny Westmoreland

Beech Bethany Church of Christ’s Kenny Westmoreland discusses faith and service.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Dwight Henry talks with Kenny Westmoreland with Beech Bethany Church Of Christ in Celina. They discuss his time growing up and attending church in Celina, how he first became involved working in a church, what being a hospice chaplain means to him, as ... Read More »

The Chat With Caroline Moore: The Life Of A Dance Instructor

Get to know the life of a dance instructor with Cookeville High’s Merry Flatt.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Caroline Moore sits down with Merry Flatt, Dance Instructor at Cookeville High School. They discuss how she got into and learned how to dance growing up, what it was like becoming a dance teacher, what those first classes were like, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Music

Learn about the history of Upper Cumberland music with Bettye and Graham Kash. Tennessee has a rich musical history. You think of Nashville, of course. Memphis comes to mind with the blues and rock and roll. Some would understand the importance of Bristol in creating country music. But what about the Upper Cumberland’s musical heritage? Bettye and Graham Kash have ... Read More »

The Scene: Tabitha Thierjung & Glass Art

This week on The Scene, learn about Silver Point glass artist Tabitha Thierjung.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Silver Point glass artist Tabitha Thierjung. They discuss what led to her wanting to be an artist, what her artistic process is like from start to finish, as well as where she finds her inspiration, and how ... Read More »

The Chat With Kelly Swallows: This Is Living Ministries

Lindsay Holloway discusses the story and mission of This Is Living Ministries.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Kelly Swallows sits down with Lindsay Holloway, Founder and Executive Director of This Is Living Ministries in Cookeville. They discuss where the name for the nonprofit came from, the events in her life that led to the founding of the organization, how ... Read More »

The Chat With Michael Detwiler: City Of Cookeville Vice Mayor

Get to know the life & political career of Cookeville Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Michael Detwiler meets with Laurin Wheaton, Vice Mayor of Cookeville. They discuss her background, what originally got her interested in running for public office, what the running process was like for her, the many boards that she serves on, and ... Read More »