Parks and Recreation Grants Available to Local Communities

June 10, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-10) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is now accepting applications for Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants to help communities create and expand parks and recreation services.  The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability, and will host a workshop on June 30 to help communities understand the application process.  The application deadline is August 13, 2010. [ Read More ]

Bredesen Proclamation Raises Awareness Of Elder Abuse

June 10, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-10) Nearly 9,500 reports of adult abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation were reported last year to the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Adult Protective Services (APS) unit.  The number of reports has grown 23 percent in just five years.  [ Read More ]

Committee Votes To Recommend Ellis Receive Sheriff’s Pay

June 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-06-07) The Intergovernmental Committee has agreed to recommend to the Scott County Commission that Chief Deputy Bobby Ellis, who has been Acting Sheriff since Sheriff Anthony Lay resigned in May, receive the Sheriff’s salary until the end of the current term. [ Read More ]

Committee Recommends Hiring Consultant To Aid In Hospital Operator Search

June 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-06-07) With Mercy Health Partners officially notifying the County of its intent to terminate its operational lease of the Scott County Hospital in 2012, the Community Development Committee Monday night voted to recommend to the full Commission that the county legislative body hire a consulting firm to help them in the search for a new operator for the medical facility. [ Read More ]

Funding For Rural Troopers Included In State Budget

June 7, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-07) Earlier this year, Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell proposed eliminating funding for State Trooper in rural areas, a budget cutting measure that could have left 13 small rural counties, including Scott, without coverage from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  In the final budget passed last week, funding for rural troopers was included, meaning coverage for Scott County will continue; however, THP District One Troop C out of the Knoxville remains largely understaffed. [ Read More ]

Oneida Free Fishing Day June 12

June 6, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-06-06) The Town of Oneida will host its 15th annual Free Fishing Day at the Oneida City Park on Saturday, June 12, 2010.  The event will be held in conjunction with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and local businesses. [ Read More ]

Interpretative Programs Saturday At BSF NRRA

June 6, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-06-06) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a day and evening programs during the month of June and throughout the summer in both the Tennessee and Kentucky areas of the park.  Park rangers and volunteers will present a wide variety of program topics at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Bandy Creek Campground, Blue Heron Mining Community and Blue Heron Campground.  Evening programs typically are about one hour. On Saturday, June 12, 2010, the National Recreation Area will host four programs. At 10:00 a.m., join Park Ranger Brenda Deaver and relive the early days of education in the region.  “A rat in Tom’s house might eat Tom’s ice cream,” was the way to spell arithmetic and “George Elliot’s oldest girl rode a pony home yesterday” spelled geography.  Whether you remember the good old golden rule days or just want to learn about them, join Ranger Deaver for an hour of fun.  If you have photos or stories of your school days, bring them for show and tell.  The event will be held on the back porch of the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. At 2:00 p.m., learn about animals through the things that they leave behind.   Ranger Donna Tompkins will show you how to look at animals and find out what they eat where they live and who they are from their bones and teeth.  “Take a Bite Out of the Wild “ will be held on the Bandy Creek Visitor Center back porch. At 7:30 p.m., the Bandy Creek Campfire Circle will be the site of the  Big South Fork Scavenger Hunt.  Join Park Ranger Dustin Beaty for an exciting and fun filled scavenger hunt.  Please wear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight and use an insect repellent.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult.  This activity will take approximately 1 ½ hours. Also at 7:30 p.m. in Kentucky, learn about the legends of Big South Fork .  Blue Heron Campground Ranger Sherry Fritschi will entertain you with some mysterious legends and colorful stories from the hills and hollows.  Could they be true?  Perhaps you can join in and share a tall tale of your own. In June, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will present interpretative programs every Saturday.

Big South Fork Interpretative Programs Set For June 5

June 4, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-06-04) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a day and evening programs during the month of June and throughout the summer in both the Tennessee and Kentucky areas of the park.  Park rangers and volunteers will present a wide variety of program topics at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Bandy Creek Campground, Blue Heron Mining Community and Blue Heron Campground.  Evening programs typically are about one hour. [ Read More ]

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