Good morning, Nashville. Metro flood buyouts are still chugging along at a slow & steady pace, with 78 homeowners still waiting to complete their buyouts. Metro Water spokesperson Sonia Harvat says that the city is close to closing on another 25 homes, which will leave just over 50 to go. In other “recovery” news:
- Jobs! Massachusetts-based roadside assistance company Agero is considering bringing 500 jobs to Clarksville, and will hold a job fair Tuesday & Wednesday from 8am-6pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clarksville to gauge the demand for jobs. Sam’s Club of Madison is also holding a job fair on Wednesday at the Tennessee Career Center.
- All For The Hall. Keith Urban’s annual “All for the Hall” Country Music Hall of Fame benefit has been rescheduled for April 10. Tickets go on sale January 27, and performers include Vince Gill, Alabama, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Band Perry, Thompson Square and of course, Keith Urban.
- Bits & pieces. We thought we’d heard the last from Luau Louie’s, but they’re still making headlines months after closing for serving alcohol to a minor who was then involved in a deadly car crash … A tractor trailer carrying 38 horses overturned early this morning on I-40. Four of the horses died … Tennessee is exploring placing stricter licensing requirements on senior citizens … “Don’t Say Gay” will make its first appearance in the 2012 legislative session tomorrow … On today’s agenda at Capitol Hill – “Bath salts” and meth … Is everyone looking forward to the cold front that will turn this 60-degree morning into a 20-degree evening? … Jeff Fisher was the first to stop and help at the scene of a serious car crash involving two teens on Sunday night … A 59 year old Franklin man is one of the oldest people to ever play in the NCAA.
Photo by Denise Mattox.