Preparing for an emergency or a natural disaster may be just one click away on your smartphone, thanks to innovative technology.
As of today, Tennesseans can download Ready TN, the state emergency management agency’s popular smartphone application for iPhones and iPad devices.
Once the app is downloaded, residents will be able to receive information and resources on hazards and how to prepare for emergencies.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was quoted as saying citizens are relying increasingly on their mobile devices for relevant and timely information, and the Ready TN app delivers critical tips and resources so residents can be prepared the next time disaster strikes.
iPhone and iPad users simply need to search for Ready TN in the app store or in iTunes store and then download it to their mobile devices.
TEMA is the first state agency to develop and launch a consumer application that is compatible on multiple smartphone devices.
In February, the organization launched the same app to smartphone users running the Android operating system and state officials say over 15,000 Android users have downloaded the application.
SONIC officials have recognized a local Drive-In Manager for operational excellence.
Ning Rubel, the manager of the Hopkinsville SONIC-Drive-In located at 10-19 West 7th Street was awarded with the 2012 Operational Excellence Award and received the award in front of thousands of SONIC franchises, employees and executive leadership during a national convention that took place last week in San Antonio.
Officials say the Operational Excellence Award is given to SONIC operators who have demonstrated high standards in daily operations and leadership qualities.
For the past three years, she has led her drive-in to the national finals of the Dr Pepper SONIC Games, a competition that recognizes the best SONICs in the country.
A Tennessee university has been named by a national magazine as military friendly.
Austin Peay State University was recently named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013.
The distinction places APSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools across the nation.
Over 12,000 schools were surveyed and Military Friendly Schools were chosen based on a postsecondary institution’s policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students.
Law enforcement agencies across Kentucky and Tennessee continue to look for traffic violators and especially drunk drivers.
The Clarksville Police Department concluded their impaired driving saturation patrol, which took place over the weekend and Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the department conducted another successful mission in taking drunk drivers off the roadways.
As a result of the increased enforcement, Clarksville Police made four DUI arrests and arrested two people for two reckless driving, three people for public intoxication, two people for resisting arrest and three juveniles for consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 and cited 45 people for speeding.
The impaired driving saturation patrol was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in seven separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, September 10th through Sunday.
State Police say five of the victims were traveling in passenger vehicles and three were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality crashes occurred in Jefferson, Larue, Mason, Perry and Warren Counties.
Police say a fatality was the result of a motorcycle wreck in Todd County and a pedestrian was killed in Henderson County.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 508 people have died on Kentucky roadways this year, which is one less than what was reported for the same time period last year.