Good morning, Nashville. We mentioned yesterday that the security contractor for Metro Nashville Public Schools accidentally leaked the names, birth dates, and social security numbers of more than 18,000 students and 6,000 parents onto the internet. Oops! Last night, they sent out a sheepish email about the breach (view it here – Thanks to Jody S. for the tip!) letting folks know that the contractor will be providing one year of identity theft protection. To put it into perspective, though, the Davidson County Election Commission misplaced 337,000 of our social security numbers back when they had their big data breach in 2007. So really, this is no biggie (…)!
- New funds for infant mortality. Nashville is going to be the lucky recipient of $483K to fight infant mortality around the city. Currently, about 16 in every 1,000 babies born here die before age 1.
- Wine transport bill. A bill that would let us cart wine across the state border is up for a vote in the Senate today. The same bill will be heard in a House subcommittee next week. We hope.
- Bits & pieces. Our condolences to the folks at WSMV who lost longtime news anchor Dan Miller. Miller passed away suddenly last night on the golf course in Augusta … Tonight is opening night for the Sounds, and no, it is not Thirsty Thursday … General Hospital is hoping for some help from Mayor Dean … For some reason, everyone wants to lead Williamson County Public Schools.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.