Good morning, Nashville. Metro is finally starting the first round of flood buyouts for badly damaged properties that are likely to flood again. There are 305 homes in Nashville that qualify for the program, and this first round will take care of 88 of those. The hope is that by buying the properties, Metro can prevent damage the next time the city floods because there won’t be anything there to flood.
- Puck drops tonight. Hockey season is almost here! Tonight, the Preds take on Carolina at the Bridgestone Arena for the preseason opener and we’ll definitely be there cheering them on.
- Lock and key. With all the budget-slashin’ that’s been going on over the past few years, many Metro Parks aren’t getting locked up at night because the city can’t afford to pay people to do it. Consequently, vandalism is on the rise.
- Bits & pieces. No one really understands the Commodores cheer, so City Paper attempts to explain it … Downtown Employee Appreciation Day is scheduled for next Thursday and involves “Nashville’s Largest Coffee Break” … It’s pretty dang hot today, but next week’s highs aren’t expected to top 75 … Steelers linebacker James Harrison is being fined $5,000 for slamming Vince Young to the ground last weekend.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.