A proposal to drug test people as a condition to receive welfare is advancing in the House despite a state attorney general opinion saying the legislation is constitutionally suspect. The measure was approved in the House Health and Human Resources Committee on Wednesday.
Governor Haslam has signed a new law that requires all R-V lessors and lessees to acknowledge that the R-V has a working carbon monoxide detector. Last September, five people died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Clarksville while sleeping in a rented R-V.
As the cost of college continues to rise there’s a new tool for Tennessee students and parents that helps determine what you can actually afford. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new website called “Know Before You Owe.” That site is consumer-finance-dot-gov-slash-paying-for-college.
Nashville Zoo officials are crediting warm weather and a visiting dinosaur exhibit for record attendance numbers set last month. Nashville Zoo saw over 105-thousand visitors in March, up from nearly 68-thousand a year ago.
Renovation work at the historic Ryman Alley in Nashville has been completed. Crews installed new electrical and water lines and repaved the alley. Grand Ole Opry legends like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams used the alley to get to the Ryman Auditorium’s side door before their performances.
American rocker and songwriter John Mellencamp will have his first museum exhibition of paintings he created at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibit called “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp” is opening today and will run through June 10th.
The Nashville Predators are off to a great start in their playoff series with the Detroit Red Wings. Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut to lead the Predators to a 3-2 win. Game 2 is Friday night at Bridgestone Arena.