Upper Cumberland Counties See Rising Senior Populations

A report from the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disabilities (TCAD) shows senior populations are rising in the Upper Cumberland. TCAD’s 2019 State of Aging report indicates Upper Cumberland counties have experienced senior growths between 1.67 and 3.5 percent. UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said the agency works to address the needs of seniors across …

Cookeville, Putnam County See Tourism Growth In 2018

Cookeville and Putnam County saw continued tourism growth in 2018. The Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau reports the continued growth in tourism generated $2.82 million in local tax revenue. According to a press release, Putnam County’s contribution to Tennessee’s overall tourism growth resulted in mover $140 million worth of tourism expenditures. Travel industry jobs have also …

Upper Cumberland Traffic Fatalities Down for 2019

Upper Cumberland traffic fatalities are down slightly in 2019 despite a deadly July month. According to the State of Tennessee’s year-to-date fatality report, 37 people have died this year in vehicle accidents. That number is down slightly from 41 deaths through the first seven months of 2018. Eight people died on Upper Cumberland roadways last …

Fireworks May Trigger Combat-Related PTSD In Veterans

Local veterans service officials are asking residents to be mindful of others while shooting fireworks this Fourth of July. Putnam County Veterans Services Officer Mark Harris said fireworks and loud noises may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans. “You have combat-related and non-combat-related PTSD,” Harris said. “For those that are combat-related… sometimes you …

Bear Sightings More Frequent In UC During Summer Months

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) wants residents to be safe as black bears slowly expand their territory into the Upper Cumberland. Wildlife Information Specialist Mime Barnes said bear populations have grown across the state. “This is the most common time of year to see bears,” Barnes said. “Young males especially are out on their …

Signs Of Domestic Violence Go Beyond Physical Harm

Potential signs of domestic violence and abuse can often times go beyond physical marks or injuries. Amy Stockwell serves as the director of the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center. She said potential warnings can be found in the way people interact with each other. “Changes in the relationship where the abuser – who can be …