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Tennessee Recognized for high performance in SNAP Program

 

DHS excels in program integrity and customer service measures

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for high performance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

According to the USDA, for the first time in DHS history, it has been recognized as No. 1 in the nation for most improvement in Case and Procedural Error Rate (CAPER), a measurement directly related to improvement in efficiency and customer service.Tennessee’s CAPER rate decreased from 46.28 percent in FY 2012 to 23.51 percent in FY 2013. This rate also falls below the national average of 25.25 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes Fenton Jetty to receive Maintenance

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – The jetty next to the boat ramp at Fenton will be closed to foot and vehicle traffic on Friday, July 11th; Monday, July 14th; and Tuesday, July 15th. It will be open over the weekend for fishing access. Large vegetation will be removed from the jetty during this time. The boat ramp will remain open.

“Tree roots can damage or break a jetty apart over time, so we are removing them now to protect the integrity of the jetty,” says Gary Hawkins, Recreation Specialist at Land Between The Lakes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes , the Homeplace will host a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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LBL reports Forest Service Road 145 Re-opened

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Forest Service Road 145 in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is now open to the public. Two low water crossings had been damaged to the point travel was unsafe for the public.

Trigg County Road Department and Judge Hollis Alexander provided temporary road repairs which allowed for this quick re-opening. Land Between The Lakes is evaluating long-term solutions to address these low water fords. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL reports Temporary Closure of Forest Service Road 145

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is temporarily closing a portion of Forest Service Road 145 (FS Rd 145) between Pleasant Valley Cemetery and FS Rd 144 intersection. Two low-water crossings on FS Rd 145 are damaged.

“We are closing the shortest amount of road possible while protecting public safety,” said Brian Beisel, Customer Service Manager. “The low-water crossings have been damaged to the point they are unsafe for travel.”
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Rare Red Wolf Born in Captivity at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is pleased to announce the birth of a ¾ pound female red wolf on May 2nd,2014. The Woodlands Nature Station’s captive, endangered red wolves are the proud parents.

The new female pup is just now emerging from her den and stretching her legs followed by two very attentive and nervous parents. She will remain with her parents for at least 18 months and then be transferred to a zoo or nature center to start her own pack.

New Red Wolf Pup at Nature Station sticks close to Mom as she ventures out from her den to explore her surroundings. On May 2, 2014, her proud parents welcomed her into the world weighing only 3/4 of a pound. (Brooke Gilley)

New Red Wolf Pup at Nature Station sticks close to Mom as she ventures out from her den to explore her surroundings. On May 2, 2014, her proud parents welcomed her into the world weighing only 3/4 of a pound. (Brooke Gilley)

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Land Between the Lakes to celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at the Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – At Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, the Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Tennessee Department of Health Offices statewide to display Public Health Advisory on Electronic Cigarettes

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Visitors to Tennessee Department of Health facilities across the state will see a prominently-displayed public health advisory on electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

The advisory, originally posted to the TDH website earlier this year, cautions about using the devices or being exposed to secondhand emissions.

Tennessee Department of Health issues public health advisory on Electronic Cigarettes

Tennessee Department of Health issues public health advisory on Electronic Cigarettes

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Land Between the Lakes offers these Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - In preparation for one of the most popular holidays at Land Between The Lakes (LBL), Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers are offering their annual list of safe habits to follow while visiting the National Recreation Area and area State Resort Parks.

“We want everyone to have fun while they are here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain, Duane Cameron, “and often times practicing safe habits can make all the difference in the world.” Cameron asks visitors to keep the following safety tips in mind while enjoying the great outdoors this summer:

Sunset at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

Sunset at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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