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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Breaking Addiction

Addiction to heroin on the rise. Pain killer usage at an all time high. Marijuana viewed as a recreational option. Meth, though tempered by recent changes in the laws, remains prevalent. There are many aspects to the Upper Cumberland’s drug addiction challenge. Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland stands as one organization trying to break the cycle and return local ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area provide amazing views, wonderful hikes, and water features you will not find anywhere else. As one of the treasures of the Upper Cumberland, we explore the area’s history and its offerings with Park Manager Bill Summers. Summers also introduces to the Window Cliffs Natural Area, a brand new offering for the Upper Cumberland. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Standing Stone

The Upper Cumberland’s natural beauty and recreational facilities make it a special place for tourists and for those of us who call the area home. One of those treasures…Standing Stone State Park in Overton County. The park offers quiet, reflective areas as well as places for recreation and fun. Sarah Geeslin is a park ranger at Standing Stone Park. She ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: A Better Workforce

A better workforce should keep more brain power in the Upper Cumberland. And it should help the area grow. Members of the Highlands Workforce Development Committee are working together to make sure theUpper Cumberland has the best workforce possible. Public school officials, college administrators, community college leaders, employers, industry leaders, and government officials have spent the better part of ten ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Workforce Development Program

Local business leaders…educators…and government officials gathered together some ten years ago to look at how the Upper Cumberland could better help its workforce serve local employers. Not only would that focus allow the area to grow through new industry and companies locating here, but the effort would help prepare employees better for existing jobs. That effort has continued…a collaboration between ... Read More »

Podcast: Algood Police Chief Placed On Leave

The police chief of Algood facing scrutiny after audio and video recordings surfaced this week. An update of Friday’s events from News Talk 94.1’s The Upper Cumberland At 5. The latest local news, weather, sports and obituaries, weekdays at 5 on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.   Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Babies Born Addicted To Opioids

The state of Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland region are dealing with a large addiction to opioids and pain killers. But it’s not just the lives of adult men and women being lost to this addiction. Just like infants born addicted to illegal drugs, thousands of babies statewide are being born addicted to opioids. This can lead to lengthy hospital ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Protecting Unborns From Opioids

The state of Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland region are dealing with a large addiction to opioids and pain killers. But it’s not just the lives of adult men and women being lost to this addiction. Just like infants born addicted to illegal drugs, thousands of babies statewide are being born addicted to opioids. This can lead to lengthy hospital ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Homeless Veterans

You may not think of homelessness when you think about the Upper Cumberland. However, the problem is real. And many of those who are homeless served our nation’s military. There are programs available to assist veterans who may have found themselves in some financial trouble. Veterans who may just need a helping hand to regain their footing can get that ... Read More »