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Jackson County Outdoor Master Plan Highlights River Possibilities

The river could be the spine of Jackson County’s recreational opportunities. That’s according to planner Kevin Gunther who led a public meeting Tuesday night on Jackson County’s master parks and recreation plan. Gunther said the river could provide recreational opportunities that draw tourists to Jackson County. “Now you can think about the kind of different experiences you can give people,” ... Read More »

Cumberland Historic Byway Receives National Designation

The Cumberland Historic Byway has been designated as a National Scenic Byway. Ruth Dyal is Executive Director of the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association. She said this is a huge boost to tourism for the Upper Cumberland. “You now have Fentress County with the equestrian,” Dyal said. “You’ve got Clay and Overton and Pickett County with Dale Hollow Lake. So, this ... Read More »

UC Sees Mixture Of Road Conditions, Black Ice In Some Counties

The Upper Cumberland saw a mixed bag of road conditions with some counties roadways being slicker than Thursday. A majority of Putnam County roads had black ice, but Road Supervisor Randy Jones said as the day continued, roads have slowly thawed. Secondary roads remain slick. Jones said a decision on reopening Woodcliff Road will be made later on Friday. Roads ... Read More »

Overall Road Conditions Improving Across UC

The majority of Upper Cumberland Highway Departments are reporting that roadways are becoming more and more passable. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said a slight temperature increase Thursday has improved conditions. Jones said the two to four inches of snow the county saw was wet and easily melted off main roadways without refreezing. Early Thursday morning, Jones said lots ... Read More »

Navigating Food Spoilage During Power Outage

Extended power outages can cause concern for frozen and refrigerated food in the home. Putnam County UT-Ag Extension Director Michelle Parrott said even with the doors closed, a fridge will only hold its temperature for four hours. However, Parrott said a full freezer will last 48 hours. She said food getting between 40 and 140 degrees is known as the ... Read More »

Most Secondary Roads Remain Treacherous Across UC

Majority of the state roads in the Upper Cumberland are clear with some slick spots, but some primary roads and most secondary roads remain treacherous. According to Overton County Dispatch, the only road way clear in the county is Highway 111 going into Livingston. Electric and road crews have been working all night to restore power and clear other roadways. ... Read More »

Track Of Storm Will Be Key To UC Weather Monday


The track of the storm developing Monday morning will determine just how big a Winter Storm this will be for the Upper Cumberland. News Talk 94.1 Meteorologist Rob Carolan said the storm is developing this morning over Louisiana creating snow as far south as Houston. Current models bring the center of the low just west of the Upper Cumberland over ... Read More »

Rural Infrastructure Funding In Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Bill Lee is proposing $21 million to prepare rural counties for businesses relocating to Tennessee. State Senator Paul Bailey said he anticipates local agencies being able to tap into the funding to create the needed infrastructure. “To get site-ready, pad-ready sites to do some recruiting of industry to come in,” Bailey said. “So, the Upper Cumberland is poised to ... Read More »

UCHRA Food Distribution Serving Two Populations In-Need

Two UCHRA departments have begun a collaboration to benefit two populations in-need. The commodity distribution program is now assisted by Community Corrections clients in need of community service hours. Community Services Director LaNelle Godsey said more people are getting the food they need with the extra manpower. “By the community corrections clients participating, they’re actually giving back to the community,” ... Read More »

WCTE Reestablishes Station Manager Role, New Tech Coming

WCTE has reestablished the Station Manager position, promoting Avery Hutchins to the role. WCTE President and CEO Becky Magura said having this role filled will allow the station to focus on what’s to come in 2021. “We’ve got a lot of balls in the air and we just want to make sure that we’re really fulfilling these projects and getting ... Read More »