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Hundreds of music lovers from all over the country will be descending on Warren County this weekend for three days of TV tapings of Bluegrass Underground. The concerts are taped at Cumberland Caverns and are aired later in the year on PBS stations all over the country.
The first concerts of the weekend will take place Friday night. Concerts are also set for Saturday and Sunday. Another concert, separate from Bluegrass Underground, will be taped Monday night featuring Widespread Panic. All the concerts are sold out.
Tennessee remains among the top ten most obese states in America, according to a Gallup poll. The group compiles the list every year.
This time, Mississippi is number one, unseating West Virginia, which held the top spot for the last three years.
Delaware rounds out the top three.
Tennessee ranks seventh with more than 31 percent of its population considered obese. Kentucky is at number 9 with 30.6 percent.
Warren County High School is not only looking for a new principal, now they are searching for a new boys basketball coach. Coach John Dillard confirmed Thursday that he will not be back as head coach of the Pioneers next year. He reportedly turned in his resignation on Thursday.
No other information was given.
Dillard led the Pioneers to a 7-23 record in his only year as head coach. Immediately following the last game, he expressed optimism about the future of the program, with several freshmen and sophomores gaining experience this year on the varsity squad.
The Tennessee Senate unanimously passed a bill known as Amelia's Law Thursday.
The bill is named in memory of Amelia Keown. The Blount County teenager was killed in a car wreck by a prison parolee named John Perkins in August 2012. Perkins also died in the crash.
The law will call for a device called a transdermal monitor to be work by parolees. The devices would detect the presence of drugs or alcohol in a person's body.
If signed by the governor, the law will go into effect July 1st.
A proposal that would require the governor to get legislative approval for any potential deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee has passed the Senate.
The measure was approved Thursday by a vote of 23-6. The House passed it last month.
Gov. Haslam has pledged that he would seek legislative approval to expand TennCare.
The governor said last month that he has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make a counterproposal to Tennessee's efforts to carve out a special deal for Medicaid expansion.
The governor last year declined to accept the Medicaid money without special arrangements for the state.