Haslam Announces Grant For TCAT Knoxville

Friday, June 19, 2015 | 11:07 am

Grant part of Drive to 55, for Machine Tool Technology and Diesel Technology programs
 
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $950,000 grant to help the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville train Tennesseans and meet workforce needs in the region, as the state continues its Drive to 55.
 
The grant will help TCAT-Knoxville start machine tool technology and diesel technology programs at an off-campus site, providing students with hands-on technical training similar to what is currently used in the industry and preparing them for careers in high demand areas.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Norris

Friday, June 19, 2015 | 08:57 am

Funds enhance city’s sidewalk improvement project
  
NORRIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $347,760 transportation alternative grant to the city of Norris for the East Norris Sidewalk Improvements project.
 
The project includes a six-foot-wide concrete trail starting at the intersection of East Norris Road and Dairy Pond Road extending approximately 2,000 feet to Andersonville Highway. At the end of the trail, two crosswalks will be constructed to provide pedestrians with safe access to Sycamore Place and a nearby shopping center.  The project will join existing sidewalks along East Norris Road, providing the final connection to area schools, recreational facilities, the local business district, and shopping.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Rockwood

Friday, June 19, 2015 | 07:30 am

Funds assist greenway, trailhead project
 
ROCKWOOD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $437,122 transportation alternative grant to the city of Rockwood for the Greenway and Trailhead Project.
 
The project includes a 10-foot-wide multiuse greenway beginning at Dr. Tom Fuller Park and parallel Pumphouse Road to East Nelson Street, and will terminate at the intersection of East Nelson Street and US 27. A 600-square-foot trailhead/comfort station will also be constructed at Dr. Tom Fuller Park. The trailhead will include bathroom facilities, bike racks, and a small parking lot. Signage will be added in the area to direct visitors to the trailhead.

Haslam Appoints Allen Circuit Court Judge In 22nd District

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 01:26 pm

Follows retirement of Judge Jim T. Hamilton   
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed David Lee Allen of Lawrenceburg as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District.
 
Allen, 62, replaces Judge Jim T. Hamilton, who has retired.  The 22nd Judicial District includes Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.

Haslam Announces Members Of Governor's Teacher Cabinet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 10:58 am

18 Tennessee teachers to provide real-time feedback from classrooms
                                                                                                                           
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced 18 Tennessee teachers selected to serve on the first Governor’s Teacher Cabinet.
 
The cabinet will meet quarterly with Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to share real-time information from the classroom, advise on policy considerations and provide a direct line of communication to schools and communities.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Shelbyville

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 09:43 am

Grant to Fund Phase 3 of Sidewalk Improvements
 
SHELBYVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $597,678 transportation alternative grant that includes the replacement of 4,500 feet of existing sidewalks, accessibility improvements and crosswalks along streets surrounding the Public Square in Shelbyville.


Phase III of the Shelbyville Sidewalk Improvement Project will improve pedestrian access in downtown Shelbyville by providing safe and continuous routes between local destinations. The project is part of an overall plan to revitalize the downtown district.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Lewisburg

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 08:43 am

Grant to Fund Downtown Connector Phase I
 
LEWISBURG – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $701,138 transportation alternative grant to provide a pedestrian and bicycle facility connecting Lewisburg Square with Rock Creek Park.
 
The Downtown Connector Project, which will be constructed in four phases, includes parking, sidewalks, and a multiuse path, eventually connecting to the existing Rock Creek Park greenway path. The grant funds Phase I of the project.

Haslam Announces Grant For TCAT Elizabethton

Monday, June 15, 2015 | 09:41 am

Grant part of Drive to 55, to help with new welding and machine tool programs
 
ELIZABETHTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $650,000 grant to help the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton train Tennesseans and meet workforce needs in the region, as the state continues its Drive to 55.
 
The funds will help start an off-campus welding program and add a new machine tool program at the main campus of TCAT-Elizabethton. New equipment will provide students with hands-on technical training similar to what is used currently in the industry. 

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For Morristown

Monday, June 15, 2015 | 08:08 am

Grant to fund Phase 5 of Turkey Creek Greenway
 
MORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $700,805 transportation alternative grant to the city of Morristown for Phase 5 of the Turkey Creek Greenway.
 
Phase 5 of the Turkey Creek Greenway will be nearly 6,000 feet of 10-foot wide multimodal asphalt paved path that will connect the trailhead at the Freddie Kyle Trail at Cherokee Drive and travel north to the trailhead at Wildwood Park. The trail, which will be located within the old abandoned Peavine railroad right-of-way, will include three crosswalks and two small bridges across Turkey Creek. 

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For City Of Clarksville

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | 02:54 pm


Grant to Fund Phase I of Red River East Trail
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of an $832,666 transportation alternative grant to the City of Clarksville for Phase I of the Red River East Trail Project.
 
The Red River East Trail is a phased, multimodal trail segment that will contribute to another major section of the city’s riverside pedestrian trail development initiative. Phase I features 3,200 feet of trail that generally follows a reach of the Red River running eastward from US 41A in the central city area of Clarksville.