Bright & Early: Sweet Relief Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We’re running a little late this morning, but enjoy your abbreviated Bright & Early on the coolest day in June!

  • And commuters rejoice. TDOT has secured $100 million in funding to widen I-65 in Williamson County. The work could begin before the end of summer, and will add lanes to two sections of 65 between Highway 96 and State Route 840.
  • Unhappy people. Republican Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik claims to be receiving death threats after her controversial statements about the new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Most notably, she declared that the mosque is “designed to fracture the moral and political foundation of Middle Tennessee.”
  • Bits & pieces. How could anyone hit the kittens?Hot dogs pay the bills … East Nashville’s original Lockeland Springs may soon become a Metro park … Almost 200 people showed up last night for the first of four community meetings regarding the city’s flood buyout planToo many people getting hit by vehicles this week. What gives, Nashville?

Photo by Peppysis.