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Local Matters With Bob Bell: Whitson-Hester School Of Nursing & National Nurses Week

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Dr. Barbara Jared and Dr. Kim Hanna discuss the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Dr. Barbara Jared, Director of the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University, and Dr. Kim Hanna, Dean of the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing. They discuss who Florence Nightingale ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County Commission Recent Updates

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Randy Porter and Jeff Jones discuss the recent Putnam County Commission meeting.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, and Putnam County Attorney Jeff Jones. They discuss and recap the County’s recent Commission meeting, the potential for a hotel at the new expo center/fairgrounds ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Tennessee Tech University Assistant Basketball Coach

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Find out more about TTU Women’s Basketball with Assistant Coach Allison Clark.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Tennessee Tech University Assistant Basketball Coach Allison Clark. They discuss the lead up to the basketball season, and the work that the Golden Eagles Women’s Basketball team has put in to ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: 2022 Putnam County Teachers of the Year

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Meet and learn more about each of the 2022 Putnam County Teachers of the Year.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with the 2022 Putnam County Teachers Of The Year – Sycamore Elementary School’s Jennifer Peek, Upperman Middle School’s Charity Bowie, and Upperman High School’s Taylor Key. They discuss ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau New Director Of Tourism

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Meet Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau’s Director of Tourism Shan Stout.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with Shan Stout, the new Director of Tourism for the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau. They discuss her background, the story of her career, how she got into photography, how she became the Cookeville-Putnam County ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Basketball & Family

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Find out more about basketball and family with Chad, Amy, and Brooklyn Crouch.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with former Tennessee Tech Basketball players Chad Crouch, Amy Crouch, and their daughter, Upperman basketball player Brooklyn Crouch. They discuss the dynamic that basketball has played in their family, especially considering ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: New Putnam County Library Director

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Get to know Kathryn Wisinger, newly appointed Putnam County Library Director.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Kathryn Wisinger, the new appointed Director of the Putnam County Library. They discuss her background, growing up in Cookeville, what brought her to the Putnam County Library, the various special classes that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

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Amy New talks what’s new with the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Amy New, President & CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. They discuss what the Chamber has going on currently that she is excited for, changes surrounding the Visitors Bureau, ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville Lady Cavaliers Basketball Senior Players

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Learn more about Lady Cavaliers Basketball stars Bailey Gillies, and KK Graves.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Cookeville High School Lady Cavaliers Basketball senior players Bailey Gillies and KK Graves. They discuss what their experiences were like progressing through CHS’s basketball program from the time they were freshmen ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Tennessee Tech University College of Agriculture And Human Ecology

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Learn about TTU’s College of Agriculture and Human Ecology with Dean Darron Smith  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Darron Smith, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss his background, education, and career, the majors that are available under the ... Read More »