Media Advisories

Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board to Meet

Friday, January 03, 2014 | 02:17 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board will meet Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. CST in the conference room at the Porter Building at Ellington Agricultural Center, 436 Hogan Rd, Nashville, Tenn. The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes and special licensing requests. The meeting is open to the public.

The Tennessee Pest Control Licensing and Advisory Board comprises seven members representing the pest control industry and consumers. The board sets standards for licensing in categories of pesticide application. The board also advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on pest control issues and regulatory matters.

For more information, contact pesticide administrator Kathy Booker, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Regulatory Services Division at 615-837-5133 or

State Route 49 Bridge Implosion Set for Monday, Dec. 23rd

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 12:41 pm

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to implode the State Route 49 Bridge over the Harpeth River in Ashland City on Monday, December 23rd between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.  Traffic on the newly constructed bridge will be temporarily stopped for five to ten minutes for the bridge implosion.   Lanes will be reopened to traffic as soon as possible once any debris is cleaned up.

Demolition crews will use explosives to bring down the old cantilever bridge that was built in the 1930’s.  Construction began in 2012 on a new $7.9 million concrete and steel structure bridge which was built beside the older structure.  The entire project is expected to be complete by June 2014.

Billy Irick Execution Advisory

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 12:40 pm

NASHVILLE - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Billy Irick. The execution is currently scheduled for 7 p.m. CST on January 15, 2014.