Good morning, Nashville. Today marks the start of a Senate hearing investigating the Army Corps of Engineers’ handling of the May flooding. In case you missed it yesterday, the Corps released a 292-page report detailing the situation and pointing out communication issues that might have led to some problems. Flood victims are hopeful that the Senate will get to the bottom of it.
- Following the money. The Tennessee Community Services Agency was recently audited by the state and found to be losing about $1 million per year, on average. TNCSA provides a lot of great services to Tennesseans in need, but since they’re apparently bleeding money, they might not be around for much longer.
- No more disasters, please. The TVA is installing some new tools to keep an eye on any seepage issues that arise with Gallatin’s coal ash pond. Since it’s the same kind of facility as the one that burst in Kingston and created a giant environmental disaster viewable from space, they want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
- Bits & pieces. Murfreesboro police are investigating a noose that someone placed in the yard of an interracial couple … The younger Michael Tangredi pleaded guilty to forgery and attempted tax evasion … Since Dell’s workforce is down, the city will be nixing job incentives for the Lebanon facility and putting that money back into our economy … With the Opryland Hotel and mall still closed, businesses in the area are still suffering.
Photo by sduck409.
No related posts.