Good morning, Nashville. We’re still celebrating the Preds victory last night, in which they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time in franchise history. The real story, though, seems to be the tens of thousands of very loud and very rowdy fans who turned out in droves and proved to the world that “Nashville is becoming a really good hockey market.” Though the Preds are still waiting to find out who they’ll take on for round 2, tickets are already on sale for three home games with dates to be announced as soon as the schedule is set.
- Rain rain rain to come down down down. Only about one week shy of the one year anniversary of the Nashville Flood, “up to 10 inches of rain” is not what we like to see in the forecast for Tennessee this week. At the moment, the midstate is looking at a little less than West Tennessee, but could still see 8 inches of rain in some areas in addition to severe weather.
- Reconnecting with our whiskey heritage. Tennessee is stepping up its whiskey game with a boom of distilleries popping up all over the state, and they’re hoping that the laws will keep up. Much of the more restrictive legislation barring on-site tastings and sales at distilleries are left over from the Prohibition and distillers are hoping to have a little more luck with that than we’ve had with the whole wine-in-grocery-stores issue.
- Bits & pieces. Metro and the State of Tennessee are initiating the southeast’s very first pill disposal program aimed at keeping pharmaceuticals out of the environment and water supply … The United Methodist Church has established a Flood Recovery Network to assist flood victims who still need help … Governor Bill is looking back on his first 100 days as governor … FEMA is starting to assess damage caused by the April 4th tornadoes in 11 counties including Davidson.
Photo by Victor Guy.
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