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Nashville District encourages public to view Total Solar Eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017.

Free viewing areas in the path of totality have been designated at Lake Barkley in Kentucky, and Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, and Center Hill Lake in Tennessee.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

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LBL to hold 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will host the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th, from 10:00am-5:00pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission to this special event is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration peaks at Land Between the Lakes in August.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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Clarksville Regional Airport to hold Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

 

Clarksville Regional AirportClarksville, TN – A once-in-a-lifetime sky gazing opportunity will occur this summer and Clarksville Regional Airport (CKV – Outlaw Field) is inviting the community to watch this historic phenomenon from the grounds of the airport.

A total Solar Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21st, 2017 and Clarksville Regional will host a free-to-the-public Solar Eclipse Viewing Event from noon until 3:00pm.

Clarksville Regional Airport Total Solar Eclipse Viewing to be held August 21st at noon.

Clarksville Regional Airport Total Solar Eclipse Viewing to be held August 21st at noon.

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LBL’s Wranglers Campground to host 21st Annual Primitive Rodeo

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Wranglers Campground will host the 21st Annual Primitive Rodeo, presented by Crossland Rodeo Company, Friday and Saturday, July 21st and 22nd, 2017 from 7:30-10pm.

 “This is a great opportunity for families to get outside and enjoy some unique fun and see local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our country’s oldest sports. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show,” says Wranglers Campground manager Jamey Thweatt.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (LBL)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (LBL)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cool Critters Day July 15th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station invites the public to experience up-close animal encounters at Cool Critters Day on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free.

All programs included with admission.

On-site food vendors offer lunch and beverages.

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Instant Peay Play: Long-time APSU Coach, Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This coming Friday, June 30th, will see the career of long-time Austin Peay State University coach and administrator Cheryl Holt come full circle, as she is set to retire after 35-plus years of service to the university.

Holt, who first came to Austin Peay to earn her master’s degree in the early 1970’s after graduating from The Ohio State University, returned to the school in 1982 to become the head volleyball and tennis coach after serving at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Miami as volleyball coach.

Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Applications Available July 1st-31st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Hunters can apply for Quota Deer Hunts at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area from July 1st-31st, 2017. Potential applicants will find the application link and additional information at https://landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting

Hunters may also call 270.924.2065 to apply by phone, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.

Land Between the Lakes to beging accepting Quota Deer Hunt Applications June 30th.

Land Between the Lakes to beging accepting Quota Deer Hunt Applications June 30th.

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State Farm reminds everyone that Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18th-24th

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes and electrical surges in the United States rose in 2016, compared with 2015; however, the average cost that insurers paid on those claims fell, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

Tennessee is 12th on the List of Lightning Insurance Claims, Kentucky is 21st. (NOAA)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Confidence

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I bought my first Harley last year, it had been over thirty five years since I had ridden a motorcycle.  It was a Suzuki 750 and I was young and stupid.  It’s a wonder I lived to tell the tale.

My venture into motorcycle ownership is documented here.

The first thing I did was take a safety course at my Harley Davidson dealership.  When I straddled the bike for the first time and took off around the course, I realized that it was no problem.  I was 63 years old and you wonder about a lot of things, especially balance, and strength.  

I was hooked.

Me and Harley

Me and Harley

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