Bright & Early: Catchup Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Happy Monday-after-Thanksgiving! We’re running late this morning, so you know the drill: Here is your abbreviated Bright & Early:

  • Starting today, CoverKids–Tennessee’s health insurance program for uninsured kids–is capping new enrollments because the state has run out of money to fund them. Though this won’t affect the 44,000 kids already enrolled, it means that no other children will be able to take advantage of the benefits until further notice. [WSMV]
  • If you missed the Titans game yesterday, then you missed out on one helluva Music City Miracle. Vince Young managed to come from behind and pull out a win in the last six seconds of the game. We’re pretty sure we chewed all of our fingernails off. [WTVF]
  • A few more folks have decided to file lawsuits against the TVA for last year’s ash spill in Kingston, bringing the official count to 14. [WZTV]
  • State Rep. Larry Turner (D-Memphis) passed away over the weekend after spending months fighting an “unspecified illness.” We’re not sure yet Memphis will be filling the vacant seat. [WTVF]
  • Flurries! We might get flurries! [NashvilleWX]

Photo by Nathan T. Baker.