Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers died November 1st, when their unit was attacked with a vehicle-borne explosive device in the Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Both Soldiers were Infantrymen assigned to Company A., 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). «Read the rest of this article»
A monthly column by TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely
Nashville, TN – Last week, TDOT opened a new section of State Route 840, the highway that makes a half circle south of Nashville connecting I-40, I-65, and I-24. While the entire State Route 840 is not yet complete, this particular project is symbolic of the dramatic changes TDOT has implemented over the last several years in an effort to become better stewards of the environment.
While many of those changes were focused on actual road construction, we have also seen monumental improvements in virtually every aspect of the department’s work. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, DC — The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers. Use of the PTIN will be required on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return preparers starting Jan. 1.
Tax return preparers can register immediately using a new PTIN sign-up system available through www.IRS.gov/taxpros. Preparers will need to create an account, complete the PTIN application and pay a $64.25 fee before getting their PTINs.
Clarksville, TN – Now that the polls have closed for Election 2010 candidates and their supporters are gathering all across Clarksville to anxiously await the results. Here is the information on where to find and offer your support for the candidate of your choice.
Golden Pond, KY — Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will join public lands across the nation in honoring veterans on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th, with a one-day free entrance or user fee waiver at designated facilities.
Land Between The Lakes will offer veterans, active and retired members of the armed forces, and their families free entrance into the Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP), Woodlands Nature Station (NS), The Homeplace (HP), and the 1:00pm show (does not include special events) at Golden Pond Planetarium. Veterans can pick up their free entry passes for the EBP at the Golden Pond Visitors Center (GPVC) on November 11th from 9:00am-5:00pm. Also on November 11th, a one-day free vehicle permit will be issued for Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area and a free daily trailer permit at Wranglers Campground. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Parks and Recreation Seeks Input for the Proposed Additions to the Clarksville Greenway System
The City of Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation department recently held a Public Input Review and Comment Session to receive ideas and suggestions concerning two proposed additions to the Clarksville Greenway System and also to satisfy Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) grant requirements.
The City of Clarksville is preparing to submit a grant application to help with funding of the following two projects. The first project includes a quarter mile segment from the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers (terminus of the McGregor Park RiverWalk), heading due east to the New Providence Boulevard Bridge. The second project encompasses a half mile segment that ties into the existing Fort Defiance Trail behind the new Fort Defiance Interpretive Center heading due north along the bluffs of the Cumberland River and connecting to Trice Landing Park.
For those who were unable to attend the meeting and would like to provide their own input, please visit our website, www.cityofclarksville.com, then in the news feed click on the “City of Clarksville Comment Form- River Trail Extension” link.
New THP Class will Graduate March 2011
Nashville – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is proud to announce that Trooper Class 311 arrived at the Tennessee Department of Safety Training Center Sunday afternoon to begin five months of intense training.
The new cadets will spend the next 18 weeks participating in classroom and physical training, with graduates advancing to a minimum of 10 weeks of field training. The more than 850 hours of classroom training is divided into 12 major categories that include criminal and constitutional law, patrol procedures, professional ethical conduct, and firearms. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee in Motion is a monthly column by Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely
Last week, TDOT opened a new section of State Route 840, the highway that makes a half circle south of Nashville connecting I-40, I-65, and I-24. While the entire State Route 840 is not yet complete, this particular project is symbolic of the dramatic changes TDOT has implemented over the last several years in an effort to become better stewards of the environment. While many of those changes were focused on actual road construction, we have also seen monumental improvements in virtually every aspect of the department’s work.
The controversy over the last sections of SR 840 led to the launch of the Context Sensitive Solutions process, which forms valuable partnerships between TDOT and the citizens of Tennessee. CSS is now being used on a number of large projects across the state. The department has also strengthened its entire public involvement process to ensure our citizens are informed and educated throughout all phases of project development. The result – projects that complement communities; and include the input of residents and stakeholders, as well as adherence to environmental protection measures.
Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts sent us this information about October’s artistic extravaganza.
ARTifacts Emporium is featuring the artistry of Rachel Ison & Patty Stinnett. When asked about her jewelry, Rachel Ison says, “I enjoy working with a variety of mediums my favorite, by far, is wire. Bending, shaping and showcasing stones with wire to create one-of-a kind pieces adds to the happiness of my life.
Patty says, “Decorating at our home has always involved using antiques and vintage items. Family influence could be a factor in my choices for my parents and grandparents also appreciated and used vintage things. Now that I have retired from teaching I have time to try a new venture of selling some of the things I have found in my treasure hunts.” «Read the rest of this article»
YONKERS, NY — Shopping for eyeglasses isn’t easy, especially when frames can cost well over $200 a pair, even without the fancy add-ons and logos. But a Consumer Reports survey found that a great pair of eyeglasses doesn’t have to break the bank.
Consumer Reports surveyed more than 30,000 bespectacled readers about their most recent purchase of a pair of eyeglasses and found that Costco topped the Ratings of eyeglass retailers, which included large chains, independent local optical shops, and private doctors offices.
“A new pair of glasses can cost you a pretty penny, especially when you add on higher-quality lenses, designer logos, or fancy coatings,” said Jamie Hirsh, Associate Editor for Consumer Reports Health. “We surveyed our readers to find out not only how much they paid at the eyeglass retailer, but also their overall experience including things like frame selection, customer service and employee expertise.” «Read the rest of this article»
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