Good morning, Nashville. On the eve of St. Patty’s Day, and this means that folks will find many ways to entertain themselves and most of those ways will involve drinking alcohol. A few of those folks will likely get behind the wheel and try to drive themselves from Point A to Point B, endangering everyone else on the road. So, consider this your friendly warning that you shouldn’t be one of those people and that Metro will have sobriety checkpoints all over the city to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun.
- All downhill from here. Tennessee’s Stimulus Czar (yes, we have one of those) announced yesterday that our state has probably peaked in its use of federal stimulus money and in stimulus job creation.
- Not so fast. The state Senate is working to pass a bill that would revoke the governor’s right to limit or stop gun sales altogether should Tennessee find itself in a state of emergency.
- Bits & pieces. Nashville’s Salahadeen Center is reaching out to the sizeable local Kurdish population in hopes of drumming up participation in the upcoming census … The TVA is still trying to learn about the ins and outs of dry ash storage, which would hopefully lessen the chances of something like the Kingston spill happening again … East Tennessee is still falling apart a little bit … Tennessee is changing up the student vaccination requirements by adding a few new ones to the list.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.