Pick Up Upper Cumberland on Uber App
With Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency‘s new mobility-on-demand service! Partnering with Routematch Uber Technologies as a part of their mobile app service, users can select Pick Up Upper Cumberland for trips within Cumberland and Putnam counties on the Uber app!
In Crossville/Cumberland County, this service is offered Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pick Up Upper Cumberland is only available on the Uber app during the listed hours of service.
EMPOWER UC Launching Now!
Empower UC is now accepting applications for families to enter the program!
Empower UC is a new opportunity for families throughout the Upper Cumberland who may be in need of some extra support and guidance to increase their education, skills, and income.
Families can apply on the website, EmpowerUpperCumberland.org, or by calling 833-EMPWRUC (833-367-9782)
CCHD: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
On January 11th, the Cumberland County Health Department participated in #WearBlueDay for National Human Trafficking Awareness!
UCDD: Cumberland County is Community of the Year!
Mayor Foster was recently in Cookeville to accept the 2022 Upper Cumberland Development District Community of the Year award on behalf of Cumberland County.
Mayor foster states, “The Upper Cumberland is made up of 14 outstanding counties that provide the best places in the state, and arguably in the United States, to live and work. This award is the culmination of teamwork across Cumberland County and the City of Crossville governments, along with support from our state and federal legislators. I’m proud to be the County Mayor in a community that works together to enhance opportunities for growth and sustained success while keeping the things that make it our hometown.”
Outdoor Classroom Now Open at Obed River Park
On December 13, 2022 the new shelter-turned-outdoor classroom made possible by a grant from AARP Livable Communities, opened at Obed River Park!
CC’s Military Memorial Museum featured on Roadside America!
Ribbon Cutting for Outdoor Classroom to be held at Obed River Park
With a generous grant from AARP, Cumberland County was able to transform one of the Obed River Park’s picnic shelters into an outdoor classroom.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9 am for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of this fabulous amenity to the park! This event will take place at shelter #2 at Obed River Park.
TN HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE FREE FLU VACCINES BEGINNING NOV. 9
The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans over the age of 6 months to receive this year’s flu vaccine. Vaccinations for flu will be free beginning Wed., Nov. 9, 2022, at all local health departments in the state for Fight Flu ’22.
‘’Getting a flu shot is the most important thing we can all do to help prevent the flu and keep ourselves, loved ones and everyone around us healthy,’’ said TDH Commissioner Morgan McDonald, MD FACP FAAP. ‘’We know flu vaccines are safe, effective, and protect against the most common types of flu circulating, so I urge everyone eligible to receive a flu shot to do so.’’
No appointments are needed to receive a free flu vaccine during Fight Flu ‘22. Find the site closest to you and the hours of operation at www.tn.gov/health/fightflu and select the Find a Flu Shot Near You icon. The flu vaccine will continue to be free at Tennessee’s county health departments after the Fight Flu ’22 kick-off event on Nov. 9.
The flu virus is highly contagious and pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions are at the highest risk of severe complications from the flu. The CDC estimates up to 7.5 million illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations, and 22,000 deaths could be prevented every year if more people chose to get the flu vaccine.
To prevent the spread of the flu virus to others, follow precautions such as proper hygiene and handwashing, cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, and stay at home if you are sick.
Fight Flu ‘22 also serves as a statewide preparedness and response exercise where TDH’s local public health teams practice their emergency plans to vaccinate communities during a pandemic. This is the fifth consecutive year for the Fight Flu TN event as TDH works to protect as many Tennesseans as possible against influenza.
Officials Attend Governor’s Conference in Nashville
Pictured L-R: Ethan Hadley, Beth Wyatt-Davis, Mayor Allen Foster, Stuart McWhorter, Mayor James Mayberry, R.J. Crawford, and Jodi Sliger
Representatives from Cumberland County recently attended the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2022 Governor’s Conference in Nashville.
During the event, attendees heard from Governor Bill Lee and TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, as well as CBS Sports Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Jim Nantz and a host of other speakers who discussed topics ranging from entrepreneurship to workforce to foreign direct investment and the programs that help build strong communities throughout the state.
ThreeStar Community Development Certification efforts were recognized with county representatives, along with Commissioner McWhorter and TNECD Community Development Director Jody Sliger.
ThreeStar serves to promote economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact every Tennessean.
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