Media Advisories

Tennessee Beef Promotion Board to Meet

Friday, January 10, 2014 | 02:52 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. CST in conjunction with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes, a review of board finances, an audit review and discussion of Tennessee Beef Industry Council being designated to collect state checkoff dollars on behalf of board. The meeting is open to the public.

The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board was created in 2012 by state law to oversee the collection and use of assessments paid by producers for the purpose of promoting beef and beef products in-state. The Board comprises representatives from the Tennessee Livestock Market Association, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Tennessee Dairy Association and Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative.

New 2014 State Maps Now Available

Friday, January 10, 2014 | 10:40 am

New 2014 State Maps Now Available

NASHVILLE – The official 2014 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 385 in Shelby County.

Entrance Ramp from Access Road / Lakeside Drive onto State Route 153 North in Hamilton County Closed Until Further Notice

Thursday, January 09, 2014 | 01:59 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed the entrance ramp from Access Road / Lakeside Drive onto State Route 153 North due to a pavement failure making it unsafe for traffic. This closure will be in place until a repair plan can be formulated and implemented.  Detours are posted.

TDH Receives 86,000 Safe Sleep Books for Tennessee Parents

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 02:35 pm

NASHVILLE  – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will join other state and local officials on Friday, January 10, at Bicentennial Mall State Park in Nashville to launch the next phase of the statewide initiative to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants. TDH is partnering with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals to provide teaching materials to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of safe sleep.”

West Tennessee Weekly Construction January 8-15, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 02:17 pm

BENTON COUNTY, SR-191 over I-40:
Wednesday January 8 through Wednesday January 15:
  There will be possible lane closures in both directions on State Route 191.  At present there is a lane shift westbound I-40 at mile marker 133.0.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over an overflow and the Big Sandy River. Wednesday January 8 through Wednesday January 15:  A signal system is being utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 10’ lane restriction.

TDOT Launches Yellow DOT Program

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 01:01 pm

January 8, 2014

TDOT Launches Yellow DOT Program

Stickers to Help First Responders Make Most of “Golden Hour”

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today launched the Yellow DOT Program, which is designed to assist first responders in identifying vital medical information for senior drivers. The program features yellow stickers that are placed in the bottom left side of the rear window of vehicles and yellow envelopes containing a photo, medical history and prescription drug information for glove compartments.

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 Kathy.Booker@TN.gov.