Bright & (Not So) Early: Out Of The Game Edition

Good morning Nashville, and our apologies for the delay of this morning’s Bright & Early. Here’s a quick run of your headlines this morning:

  • Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and MCL. Feel better soon, Kenny! Maybe another lap dance from Britney Spears would help? [WKRN]
  • In the past three years, the number of people in Tennessee receiving food stamps has increased by 36%. Similarly, the number of retailers accepting food stamps nationwide has grown by 12%. Target, Family Dollar, Costco and our own Nashville Farmers Market (and many of the smaller neighborhood markets) are among the new retailers accepting food stamps in recent years. [WKRN]
  • Sirens for all! Percy Priest Lake area residents will soon be getting a tornado siren of their very own. [WTVF]
  • TDOT will begin construction in October to add an additional eastbound lane to 440 between Nolensville Rd and the 24/40 split. The extra lane will bring some much-needed rush hour relief upon completion, but we recommend avoiding 440 until then. [WTVF]
  • In related news, three Nashville interstate bottlenecks are ranked among the worst in the nation. Which ones made the cut? I-24 at 440, I-40 at I-65 and I-65 at I-24. [Tennessean]
  • Nashville Sports Authority extended the Bridgestone Arena’s current concessions contract with Delaware North. BBQ nachos for another 12 years! [WTVF]
  • Did someone say “gas for $3.13 a gallon”? Looks like we need to head to Madison soon. [WKRN]
  • Country music legend Johnny Wright passed away this morning at the age of 97. [WKRN]

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