Chrissy Keuper http://wuot.org en Great Smoky Mountains National Park Keeps Title As Most-Visited In U.S. http://wuot.org/post/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-keeps-title-most-visited-us <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm"><strong>new report</strong></a> from the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/index.htm"><strong>National Park Service</strong></a> and the <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/"><strong>US Geological Survey</strong></a> shows the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm"><strong>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</strong></a> keeps its place as the most visited national park in the US, with more than 9,350,000 visitors last year.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21733 at http://wuot.org Great Smoky Mountains National Park Keeps Title As Most-Visited In U.S. Tennessee National Guard Members In Bulgaria http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-national-guard-members-bulgaria <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the </span><a href="http://www.tnmilitary.org/army-national-guard.html"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee National Guard</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are in Bulgaria for several weeks as part of the </span><a href="http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/JointStaff/J5/InternationalAffairsDivision/StatePartnershipProgram.aspx"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">State Partnership Program (SPP)</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21523 at http://wuot.org Tennessee National Guard Members In Bulgaria Study Of Rural Roads Finds Tennessee Needs Overhaul http://wuot.org/post/study-rural-roads-finds-tennessee-needs-overhaul <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.tripnet.org/docs/Rural_Roads_TRIP_Report_July_2014.pdf"><strong>A study of America's non-interstate rural roads</strong></a> ranks Tennessee high for fatal accidents and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">travel fatality rate on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rural roads.</span></p><p>Tennessee is among the top 11 states for fatal accidents on rural roads. The state also ranks in the top 6 in the US for fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21470 at http://wuot.org Study Of Rural Roads Finds Tennessee Needs Overhaul National Governors Association Wraps Up 2014 Meeting http://wuot.org/post/national-governors-association-wraps-2014-meeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual three-day meeting of the </span><a href="http://www.nga.org/cms/home.html"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">National Governors Association</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ended yesterday.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:04:34 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21417 at http://wuot.org National Governors Association Wraps Up 2014 Meeting National Senior Spelling Bee In Knoxville http://wuot.org/post/national-senior-spelling-bee-knoxville <p></p><p>This weekend, Knoxville will host the <a href="http://www.nationalseniorspellingbee.com/"><strong>National Senior Spelling Bee</strong></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The National Senior Spelling Bee was held for 18 years in Cheyenne, Wyoming, but the competition is now coming to Knoxville. More than 20 people will compete tomorrow at the <a href="http://www.knoxvilleconventioncenter.com/"><strong>Knoxville Convention Center</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:37:08 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21306 at http://wuot.org National Senior Spelling Bee In Knoxville TDOT Projects In Limbo http://wuot.org/post/tdot-projects-limbo <p></p><p>Unless Congress replenishes the Federal Highway Trust Fund, it will become insolvent on August 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p><a href="http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jul/10/tdot-chief-warns-of-looming-funding-crisis/?local"><strong>The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports</strong></a> that Department of Transportation Commissioner <a href="http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/commissioner.htm"><strong>John Schroer</strong></a> spoke in Bradley County yesterday.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21245 at http://wuot.org TDOT Projects In Limbo Report Shows Increase In Number Of Tennessee's Women-Owned Businesses http://wuot.org/post/report-shows-increase-number-tennessees-women-owned-businesses <p>A <a href="http://https://c401345.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/13ADV-WBI-E-StateOfWomenReport_FINAL.pdf"><strong>new study on businesses owned by women</strong></a> shows major growth in Tennessee since the late 1990s.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of Tennessee’s women-owned firms grew by 65% between 1997 and 2013, but employment at the state’s women-owned businesses declined by more than 17% during that time.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21138 at http://wuot.org Report Shows Increase In Number Of Tennessee's Women-Owned Businesses Fort Campbell Predicted To Lose Big In US Army Budget Cuts http://wuot.org/post/fort-campbell-predicted-lose-big-us-army-budget-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report detailing the “worst-case” scenarios finds <a href="http://www.army.mil/"><strong>US Army</strong></a> posts and surrounding communities nationwide would lose up to 80% of military and civilian workforces, including <a href="http://www.campbell.army.mil/Pages/CampHome.aspx"><strong>Fort Campbell</strong></a>. The report predicts the effects of maximum cuts in both budget and force size at the end of the decade. The aim is to trim the size of the US military from a 2012 level of 562,000 to 420,000 by 2020.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 21083 at http://wuot.org Fort Campbell Predicted To Lose Big In US Army Budget Cuts Tennessee Teens Report Risky Behavior http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-teens-report-risky-behavior <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 20788 at http://wuot.org Tennessee Teens Report Risky Behavior Tennessee Lawmakers To Hold Trail Of Tears Ceremony http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-lawmakers-hold-trail-tears-ceremony <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee lawmakers will publicly renounce the state’s involvement in the Trail of Tears.</span></p><p>The state legislature passed and Governor Bill Haslam signed the resolution, stating regret over the state’s involvement in the Indian Removal Act of 1830, also known as the Trail of Tears.</p><p>Resolution sponsor Representative Glen Casada said the resolution isn’t worded as an apology, because the state can’t apologize for the actions of others, but does offer sincere regret.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:49:54 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 20626 at http://wuot.org Tennessee Lawmakers To Hold Trail Of Tears Ceremony