Good morning, Nashville. It’s feeling a little toasty outside, isn’t it? Well, more like someone cranked the oven to “broil.” Yes, it’s summer, and yes, it always gets hot, but temperatures are supposed to reach a record high today with the heat index spiking to 110, which is definitely hot enough to be dangerous. Metro schools have already canceled all of their outdoor sports practices for the afternoon and officials are advising everyone else to stay in the A/C too, if possible. As we mentioned yesterday, NES says that they’re perfectly capable of handling the increased energy demand, but they are asking us to watch our usage between the peak hours between 4pm-6pm to be on the safe side.
- Flood assistance deadline tomorrow. The deadline for applying for flood assistance is tomorrow. And though we’re sure we sound like a broken record, this is really important. Most of you who are plugged into the internet probably know all this by heart, but be sure to spread the word to any friends and coworkers who might not be as on top of things.
- A greener Christmas. That Christmas tree bill that aims to have a live evergreen planted in the Public Square year-round passed the Metro Council last night, so they’re putting in a formal request with Metro Parks & Recreation. The Council hopes that having a live tree will save us from having to chop down other trees year after year.
- Bits & pieces. Young Buck’s Sumner County home was raided by the IRS yesterday … The largest concrete pour was completed at the Music City Center construction site last night … “Radnor Lake Rambo,” who was caught running around Radnor Lake with an AK-47 back in January, is now suing the state for revoking his carry permit … The Metro Council passed an aid package for the Opry House last night … Stephen Colbert has called on Tennessee’s Colbert Nation to get out and vote for Basil Marceaux tomorrow, even if it means crossing party lines.
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