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Tennessee ranks 6th in the Nation for Insurance Claims Resulting from Lightning according to State Farm

June 21, 2014

State Farm® Paid out Nearly $15 Million in Lightening Claims in 2013

State Farm®Lightning is an underrated danger and the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. Most lightning claims were surge or power related.

Damage is generally caused by power surges carried by the electrical wiring, TV cable, or phone lines serving the home or business and usually involve one or more electronic items.

According to State Farm, Tennessee paid out more than $5 million in lightning claims. Georgia led the nation in claims resulting from lightening in 2013 with nearly $15 million paid out.

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Rare Red Wolf Born in Captivity at LBL

June 18, 2014

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is pleased to announce the birth of a ¾ pound female red wolf on May 2nd,2014. The Woodlands Nature Station’s captive, endangered red wolves are the proud parents.

The new female pup is just now emerging from her den and stretching her legs followed by two very attentive and nervous parents. She will remain with her parents for at least 18 months and then be transferred to a zoo or nature center to start her own pack.

New Red Wolf Pup at Nature Station sticks close to Mom as she ventures out from her den to explore her surroundings. On May 2, 2014, her proud parents welcomed her into the world weighing only 3/4 of a pound. (Brooke Gilley)

New Red Wolf Pup at Nature Station sticks close to Mom as she ventures out from her den to explore her surroundings. On May 2, 2014, her proud parents welcomed her into the world weighing only 3/4 of a pound. (Brooke Gilley)

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The History of Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5th, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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USDA says $15M in Targeted Conservation Help Available to Farmers in Impoverished Communities this Year

May 22, 2014

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will target over $885,197 this year in technical and financial conservation assistance for Tennessee farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in persistent poverty rural areas.

StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity is a USDA effort that focuses high-priority assistance in rural communities in 20 states with a special emphasis on historically underserved farmers, ranchers and communities in counties with persistent poverty. [Read more]

Wolf Week Celebration Returns to LBL October 6th-11th

September 22, 2013

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area celebrates Wolf Week October 6th-11th. Join us at the Woodlands Nature Station to learn more about these intelligent, awe-inspiring, and rare animals. Fun, educational programs will be featured throughout the week for wolf enthusiasts of all ages.

The Nature Station participates in the Red Wolf Recovery Program, a captive breeding program for the endangered red wolf. “Red wolves were once declared officially extinct in the wild. [Read more]

Hear Fall Bugling and Enjoy Elk Calves at LBL’s Elk and Bison Prairie

September 2, 2013

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites everyone to experience the annual magic of elk bugling in the Elk & Bison Prairie. The bugle, which actually sounds more like a loud squeal, is the mating call of the mature bull elk.

Since elk were introduced into the 700-acre prairie in February 1996, biologists eagerly anticipate the start of “bugling season” each fall.

Bull Elk at Land Between the Lakes. (Sherry Bailey)

Bull Elk at Land Between the Lakes. (Sherry Bailey)

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Paris Landing Tourism League hosting innaugural Bike Event this Weekend

August 8, 2013

Paris Landing Tourism LeagueParis Landing, TN“Come Play With Us” is the motto of the Paris Landing Tourism League, and Sara Jo Sutherland, president, has planned a big event to encourage a whole new group of folks to discover all the recreational opportunities of our community.

The Tour de Paris Landing, a bicycle road race planned for August 10th and 11th, will feature a 45 mile competition on Saturday, an 85 mile trek on Sunday and will cover Henry and Stewart Counties.

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American Heart Association says breaking a sweat while exercising regularly may help reduce Stroke Risk

July 21, 2013

Stroke is also the 5th leading killer in Tennessee (about 3200 deaths per year).

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Breaking a sweat while working out regularly may reduce your risk of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Regular activity seems to lower stroke risk by reducing blood pressure, weight and blood sugar.

People walking in a park. (American Heart Association)

People walking in a park. (American Heart Association)

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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

July 1, 2013

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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Tennessee Titans Carvan to make stop in Paris Tennessee Tuesday, April 30th

April 29, 2013

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced that Akeem Ayers and Jurrell Casey are scheduled to appear at 3:00pm Tuesday, April 30th at the Clifty Farm Country Ham located at 1500 Highway 641.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan is a regional series of school visits and free, public autograph signings from April 29th through May 10th.

Tennessee Titans T-Rac was with the Titans Caravan when it rolled into Clarksville April 30th, 2012. T-Rac was by throngs of fans at the Kroger at 1489 Madison Street.

Tennessee Titans T-Rac was with the Titans Caravan when it rolled into Clarksville April 30th, 2012. T-Rac was by throngs of fans at the Kroger at 1489 Madison Street.

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