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Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the ‘Old Locks’

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.

In the mid-1880s Col. John Barlow led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chattanooga District, and Charles Locke headed up the Nashville sub office as assistant engineer. In 1887, they prepared designs for the first lock and dam on the Cumberland River to be constructed just below the Nashville Harbor.

A Derrick arrangement is in the pit during the construction of Lock 4 Oct. 26, 1894 on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. The lock and dam were constructed to establish a navigation channel. The lock and dam were replaced by today's modern system of dams. (USACE Photo)

A Derrick arrangement is in the pit during the construction of Lock 4 Oct. 26, 1894 on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. The lock and dam were constructed to establish a navigation channel. The lock and dam were replaced by today’s modern system of dams. (USACE Photo)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held February 1st, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held December 7th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Vanderbilt recognizes 101st Airborne Division Soldiers in Veterans Day Salute to Service

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionNashville, TN – Vanderbilt University opened their stadium, November 11th, 2017 to give active duty soldiers and their families the opportunity to experience college football as part of the school’s Veterans Day Salute to Service.

Among them were nearly 50 soldiers from 101st Airborne Division Artillery who were invited to carry out and unfurl a replica of the U.S. Flag during the pre-game ceremony honoring the nation. The large replica flag was the shape of the continental United States of America.

The Commodore Marching Band fanned out across the field after the National Anthem, and the soldiers lined up at the end of the stadium to form a tunnel and cheer the Vanderbilt football players as they ran onto the field.

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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APSU PeayClipse talk on “Telling Time and Telling Tales: Eclipses in Ancient Greece” to be featured at Clarksville’s Movies in the Park

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As part of the ongoing PeayClipse lecture series, Austin Peay State University faculty members Tim and Mary Winters will present a talk titled, “Telling Time and Telling Tales: Eclipses in Ancient Greece,” at 7:00pm on July 15th, 2017 during the city of Clarksville’s Movies in the Park Series, at Heritage Park.

They will talk before that evening’s featured film, “Finding Dory.”

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NASA reports discovery of Hottest Planet so far

 

Written with Pam Frost Gorder

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it’s being vaporized by its own star.

With a dayside temperature of more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit (4,600 Kelvin), KELT-9b is a planet that is hotter than most stars. But its blue A-type star, called KELT-9, is even hotter — in fact, it is probably unraveling the planet through evaporation.

“This is the hottest gas giant planet that has ever been discovered,” said Scott Gaudi, astronomy professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, who led a study on the topic. He worked on this study while on sabbatical at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discovered so far. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discovered so far. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Tennessee Legislation seeks to curb Opioid Abuse by Identifying High Risk Prescribers

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee will consider legislation next week requiring the Tennessee Department of Health (DOH) to identify individuals who are in the top 20 percent of prescribers of opioids in the state.  After being identified and notified of the high volume opioid prescriber status, this legislation requires the prescribers to comply with certain requirements.

The legislation aims to address Tennessee’s status as second in the nation in abuse of opiates.

Under current law, the DOH monitors the 100 highest volume opioid prescribers in Tennessee.  HB 1207  calls for DOH, in addition, to look at prescribers who are at high-risk based on clinical criteria, such as overdoses or dangerous drug combinations.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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APSU Campus Bookstore to offer retail location on College Street

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 10-year strategic plan calls for creating “a vibrant downtown for a traditional college town experience,” and in the coming months, that goal will receive a major boost when the institution opens a 13,000-square-foot retail bookstore and coffee shop at the corner of College street and Fourth street.

In January 2016, the University purchased 11 acres along College Street, and work will begin soon on relocating the campus’ Ann Ross Bookstore from the Harvill Building, across from the Morgan University Center’s plaza, to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

APSU's Ann Ross Bookstore to move to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

APSU’s Ann Ross Bookstore to move to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place April 6th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum April 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in April at the Museum are: Peggy Kretchmar Leland: Abstracted Surroundings, Marilyn Murphy: Short Stories, Hunt Slonem: From the Collection, and Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature.

Peggy Kretchmar Leland - Deep Water

Peggy Kretchmar Leland – Deep Water

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