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TDOT contract crews will be working on Lantana Road in Crossville today (June 7, 2016) through Thursday, June 9, 2016 performing crack sealing operations. This work is a mobile operation, but there will be times that short‑term lane closures will be necessary. Drivers are advised to slow down and use caution when traveling in this area and to watch for workers in the roadway.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Centers for Disease Control reports a total of 324 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella linked to live poultry in 35 states, including Tennessee and Kentucky.
The CDC is collaborating with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to investigate seven separate multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections.
investigations showed that contact with live poultry in backyard flocks was the likely source of these outbreaks.
Among people with available information, illnesses started on dates ranging from January 4, 2016 to May 11, 2016.
Three cases reported in Tennessee and 21 reported in Kentucky, according to the CDC.
These outbreaks are a reminder to follow steps to enjoy your backyard flocks and keep your family healthy.
- Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything in the area where the birds live and
- Do not let live poultry inside the house.
- Do not let children younger than 5 years of age handle or touch chicks, ducklings, or other live poultry without supervision.
Motorists in Tennessee saw gas prices increase last week. Since last Sunday, the state average rose by 4 cents in Tennessee.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said there have been no reports of supply shortages, and oil and wholesale prices held relatively steady last week.
He said despite recent upward movement, seasonal gas prices remain well below those seen in recent years.
Tennessee's average of $2.20 is 32 cents less than this time last year, and $1.24 less than this time two years ago.
The state legislature has changed the date for TENNESSEE’S SALE TAX FREE WEEKEND, but the value remains the same. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight Friday, July 29th, rolls in and continues until midnight Sunday, July 31st.
The good news is that the benefits remain the same. No sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies costing $100 or less per item; and no tax on computers that cost $1,500 or less.
For more information, check the state’s website: www.tntaxholiday.com.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The city of Manchester, Tennessee is gearing up for the kick-off of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festical, which is one of the most popular music events in the country. The festival starts Thursday night, June 9, and runs until Sunday, June 12.
Over 80,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which will take place on a 700-acre Tennessee farm. THP and TDOT are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination.
This year, Bonnaroo will officially open all its gates on Wednesday evening June 8 at 8:00 p.m. CDT to allow more time for vehicles to enter the campgrounds. State Troopers will be on-the-job 24 hours a day, beginning Thursday evening, patrolling on the ground and by air.
During Bonnaroo 2015, Troopers logged nearly 6,800 man-hours, worked 23 traffic crashes (0 fatal, 8 injury, and 15 property damage crashes), and wrote 531 citations and issued 38 warnings. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).