County Schools Received Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Funding

May 28, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-05-28) Governor Phil Bredesen and Education Commissioner Timothy Webb today announced 121 elementary schools have been chosen to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2010-11 school year. The program allows students to newly experience fresh fruits and veggies in hopes their consumption will increase throughout their lives.  For the first time in the program’s history, all the Scott County School System’s primary schools received grant funds. [ Read More ]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

May 26, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-05-26) Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 28 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June1.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. [ Read More ]

Big South Fork NRRA Announces Memorial Weekend Interpretive Programs

May 22, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-05-25) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a series of day and evening programs over the Memorial Day weekend. Park rangers will present a variety of program topics in both Tennessee and Kentucky.  The Tennessee programs will be held at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. In Kentucky, programs will be at the Blue Heron Mining Community and Blue Heron Campground. May 29, 2010   Tracking Through the Wild! – 10:30 a.m. – Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Join Park Ranger Dustin Beaty at the visitor center as he talks about the various different tracks you may encounter while hiking the trails of the Big South Fork.  There will be a fun activity for children to enjoy. Wet and Wild! – 7:00 p.m. Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Join Ranger Brenda Deaver in the building next to the visitor center for an illustrated presentation about our creek critters.  Afterwards you are invited to join her at Leatherwood Ford for an opportunity to seine the river in search of these illusive creatures.  Wading clothes and shoes should be worn as we will get in the river. Owl Prowl – 8:00 p.m. – Blue Heron Campfire Circle – Owls are specially adapted predators of the night.  Take a walk with Park Ranger Sherry Fritschi and learn how to speak the owl’s language.  Bring a flashlight with you and spray down for insects before you go on this hike. Meet Ranger Fritschi at the Blue Heron Campground Campfire Circle. May 30, 2010   Life Underfoot – 11:00 a.m. – Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Ranger Bill Herman will meet on the back porch of the Visitor Center as he takes a closer look at life that occurs under our feet.  You will learn about some of the common but often overlooked, creepy crawlers that inhabit the forest floor. Totally Terrestrial Turtles – 2:00 p.m. – Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Join Park Ranger Jessica Moore on the back porch of the visitor center for a hands-on experience with the incredible, terrific and totally terrestrial Eastern Box Turtle. May 31, 2010   Sensational Snakes – 10:00 a.m. Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Join Park Ranger Sue Duncan with some special guests to learn some interesting facts and myths about snakes in the Big South Fork. For more information please call either Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or the Stearns Visitor Center at (606) 376-5073.  All programs are scheduled on Eastern Time.

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