May 23, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Back by popular demand! The Golden Pond Planetarium in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will once again feature Laser Light Music Nights beginning May 24th, 2013.
Experience Laser Light Music Night shows every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Additional shows will be Saturdays at 8:00pm on June 1st and 29th, July 13th and 27th, and August 10th and 24th. All seats are $7.00.
May 21, 2013
Legislation last step in two-year effort to cut state portion of sales tax on groceries to 5 percent
Vonore, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today traveled to Monroe County to sign legislation to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.25 percent to 5 percent.
Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Sloan’s Grocery in Vonore, Tennessee.
In 2012, the General Assembly passed and the governor signed the first step in reducing the state portion of the sales tax on groceries, lowering the rate from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent. [Read more]
May 19, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-27th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.
River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under).
May 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Tennessee residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding on April 26th-28th, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced.
Administrator Mills made the loans available in response to a letter from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on May 8th, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Stewart County and the adjacent counties of Benton, Henry, Houston, and Montgomery in Tennessee; Calloway, Christian and Trigg in Kentucky. [Read more]
May 11, 2013
Paris Landing, TN - The team of Larry Ethridge and Steve Richerson, of Clarksville, were declared the winners of the 19th Annual Governors Bass Tournament, held Saturday, at Kentucky Lake, with launching occurring from Paris Landing State Park.
A total of 282 boats were registered for $13,000 in prize money.
May 11, 2013
National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2013
Nashville, TN – It’s your time, ladies! The Tennessee Department of Health joins celebrations of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12th.
This nationwide initiative calls attention to the importance of women’s health and empowers them to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier, happier lives. [Read more]
May 6, 2013
Treat mom to a delicious buffet at one of eight state park restaurants
Nashville, TN – Treat mom to a special day out at one of eight Tennessee State Park restaurants this Mother’s Day – a perfect time for family and friends to enjoy great food in a beautiful setting.
Tennessee State Parks is pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be serving a delicious Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday, May 12th. The buffet will start at 11:00am and continue until closing. Selections at each Park may vary.
The price of the buffet is $14.95. Prices do not include drink, tax, or gratuity. Special prices for kids and seniors over 62 also are available. *Call for more information.
Group reservations are recommended. [Read more]
May 5, 2013
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites all bird lovers to Woodlands Nature Station for a Birding Bonanza on Saturday, May 11th.
Enjoy guided walks, learn to identify common birds, get tips on attracting birds to your backyard, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy face to face encounters with Nature Station’s birds, and more! All programs are free with Nature Station admission.
May 2, 2013
Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit set for June 9th-14th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced there is space available for those wishing to attend the Fourth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 9th-14th, 2013. The summit is for high school students from across Tennessee.
The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2013.
The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN. [Read more]
May 1, 2013
Two Rivers Chapter Volunteers Working to Meet Emergency Needs
Clarksville, TN – Severe spring storms and flash floods poured torrential rain over much of Tennessee on Saturday morning and again in the evening.
Eight homes were destroyed from the flood with 26 others sustaining major damage, across 4 counties including Henry, Houston, Montgomery and Stewart. The Red Cross responded immediately to provide food, shelter and emotional support to help families who had been affected by the storms. [Read more]