Good morning, Nashville. After the Security & Exchange Commission’s ruling last week about how the TVA needs to stop polluting North Carolina, the kind folks at the TVA are whining about how fixing the problem will increase their expenses. Nevermind that they just spilled a billion gallons of toxic sludge in East Tennessee. Nevermind that they’re pumping pollutants over the border into our neighboring state. Nevermind that they’re jacking up our prices so much that no one can afford to pay their electricity bills. And nevermind that whenever our bills go up, so does the CEO’s salary. Anyway, we’re predicting they’ll probably use it as an excuse to raise our rates some more, at which point we’ll quit heating our house altogether.
- Tennessee senator Diane Black wants to create a statewide Silver Alert program, kind of like Amber Alert, for old people. Because many older folks suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and wander off, the Senator thinks it would help prevent tragedy.
- We know it’s been cold lately, but this is a little ridiculous: The Snowy Owl, usually native to “Canada and polar regions,” was spotted in Spring Hill near the GM plant.
- Bits & pieces. Jefferson Street, Nashville’s “Civil Rights Corridor,” was pretty much having a party yesterday … Franklin might be getting a toll road … The Post brings us a great picture of the inauguration from space … Sad times-Vandy lost.