Lost Medicaid Funding
To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 19, 2014 - 8:06am.
This is a beautiful park and a great resource for Roane County and the Swan Pond community, even though it can't replace the neighborhood that was ruined in the TVA disaster. I think of it as being like a war memorial. The war may be over but the bad memories will take time to fade. Time to focus on the good things.
We are wrapping up construction at Lakeshore Park and plan to open it to the public on Saturday, May 24 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. ... The recreational and restoration features include:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 19, 2014 - 6:25am.
Our congressman, Chuck Fleischmann, has co-sponsored Marsha Blackburn's bill that would allow the abuse of horses called soring to continue.
Roy Exum looks at the problem and the process:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 18, 2014 - 9:07am.
Roane County is home to Whites Creek, the largest unpolluted watershed outside of the Smokies. We are also blessed with Clifty Creek, and the Emory, Clinch, and Tennessee rivers. Roane County is all about our water.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 17, 2014 - 8:07pm.
One of the artists that played for us last night at the Music at Ladd Landing series is Martin Harley. In addition to being a stunningly good British musician, Martin is a really good person. We talked, trying to find a connection, and I mentioned that, back in the day, one of the Dagger canoe distributors was Colin Broadway, husband of British author Sue Townsend. He looked at me and said, "I think Sue Townsend just died." Her death was of national recognition in the UK.
Sue Townsend was, for a very long period, the best selling British author of all time. There was the King James version of the Bible and there was Sue Townsend.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 17, 2014 - 6:56pm.
The young men and women work harder than most folks will ever know. I'm proud to have been a part of this effort and also proud that Tennessee is part of it going forward.
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on May 16, 2014 - 9:08pm.
The CREATIVE ARTS CO-OP is closed. May 15, 2014 was our last night.
To those of you who came to a show or took a class,
Submitted by onetahiti on May 16, 2014 - 9:27am.
The annual yard 'sale' of the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is today round the clock all night until tomorrow at 2 PM. Go to Station #1 on Pumphouse Road near Rockwood for community fun and lots of bargains.
One of the many bargains available is a high-quality cotton light blue shirt with gorgeous hand-painted flowers. This is in perfect condition. See a slide show about it.
For more information: Link....
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 16, 2014 - 6:30am.
I'm not sure I would have said it quite this way but I totally agree with Ron Woody.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2014 - 8:06pm.
Our dear governor has very close connections to these fine people...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2014 - 5:05pm.
As promised here is a special report on secondary education (K-12). I wish I could say we spend more on education than any one thing, but I can't. The largest single expenditure, a little over a third of the budget, is spent on TennCare. Education funding ranks second in the budget.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2014 - 6:41am.
I am mixed on this. Rainbow trout should be wiped out of all naturally flowing streams in TN. They don't belong there and disrupt the normally diverse native ecology. On the other hand, When rivers are dammed not only is the impounded portion of the river destroyed but the temperature below the dams is too cold to support native game fish, but trout can flourish. TVA projects destroyed a huge number of our rivers and I feel they should operate hatcheries and other environmental offices as part of their cost in return.
Meeting info after the jump. You can attend by internet.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 14, 2014 - 8:43am.
Horsehead in Rockwood, which recently closed "indefinitely," has resumed operations.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 14, 2014 - 7:23am.
Residents are calling for buffers and green space to preserve their neighborhood, or to be bought out at fair market value.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 14, 2014 - 7:07am.
Rockwood gets a swimming pool filter, Oliver Springs gets three new welcome signs and the property owners and businesses that were actually harmed are still waiting (over five years to date) for TVA to make them whole, which isn't going to happen. The lawsuit settlements are expected to total substantially less than the $43 million TVA gave to Roane County and city officials.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 14, 2014 - 6:10am.
There is a stunning disconnect between elected officials and the real world.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 13, 2014 - 7:14am.
The beauty of our area is that our area is beautiful! There are tons of things to do with the family and this is a good one. Only one hour north of Roane County, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is spectacular, with some of the best hiking in the Eastern USA.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 12, 2014 - 8:06pm.
This just saved Roane County a ton of money in legal fees.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 12, 2014 - 7:41pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 12, 2014 - 9:10am.
Here you go...
Look, the evidence is overwhelming. Deniers are mostly paid hacks like Congressman Marsha Blackburn. It is time for us to accept that these folks are advocating for the end of our planet as we know it. The time to do something is now. It's like the Chinese proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today." There are two main solutions to climate change, energy conservation and solar power. That's it. This isn't hard and a ton of jobs will be created by attacking this in all out war fashion.
Or we can take the Jim Jones approach advocated by Marsha Blackburn.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 12, 2014 - 9:00am.
Local Author to Appear at Kingston Public Library
Kingston, Tennessee, May 12, 2014. Local author Dr. Timothy Joseph will speak about his new book, "My Water Path," and the art of writing at the Kingston Public Library on Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Advance copies of "My Water Path," scheduled for a June release, will be available for purchase along with copies of some of Joseph's previous works.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 11, 2014 - 8:54pm.
This from Gerald's Old Curmudgeon Column in the Roane County News...
If you look it up in the King James Bible, it calls these people ...well, you should look it up.
Thank You, Gerald!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 11, 2014 - 4:09pm.Read more...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 11, 2014 - 1:48pm.
I get a lot of press releases on mornings like this. Most of them are recycled goo, with little thought behind them. This thoughtful piece from my friend Mary Mancini is exactly what I think we should be thinking about on Mother's Day.
"The ‘Mother’s Day Proclamation’ by Julia Ward Howe was one of the early calls to celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe’s feminist belief that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level.”
Go check it out and while we should always make this a special day for Moms of every sort, let's remember that this day was begun by activist mothers who hated what men had done to the world their children were facing.
Submitted by mushy on May 11, 2014 - 12:53pm.
Lots of happy folks did! There was a good crowd, most of which stayed on their feet, and some even formed a "conga line"!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 11, 2014 - 6:51am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2014 - 4:55pm.
Only one out of two fawns survive the first three months of life in the eastern states. Coyote predation now accounts for a significant amount of fawn mortality. Even so, we will have plenty of whitetail deer around.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2014 - 9:59am.
This is the future. Are we prepared? At what point will we start to understand that when our governor uses the words "Business Friendly" it is code for no union representation, lower wages, lax environmental oversight, and tax payer subsidies?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2014 - 10:01am.
Remember when you liked the food at R T's?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2014 - 8:53am.
One of our favorite singer/songwriter/story tellers backed by two of the best musicians anywhere. $10 BYOB 7:30
Total information awareness for the show: Link...
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