Blake Farmer

The Tennessee Valley Authority may have no choice but to move a mountain of coal ash by its power plant in Gallatin. A federal judge ruled against the utility Friday, ordering TVA to excavate the decades of waste and move it to a more appropriate site. 

Updated 3:30 p.m.: Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says delaying a vote on the health care bill should show that the senate wants "to get it right." He says in a statement that he will work over the next few days to "resolve a number of legitimate issues."

Professors at Tennessee Tech University say they're seeing some downsides in their freedom from the Board of Regents. Six universities broke away from the state system in the last year. Now, they're finalizing their first budgets.

Kentucky has its bourbon trail. And now Tennessee has a 25-stop whiskey tour. The Tennessee Distillers Guild is making the announcement Monday.

Fewer Americans are waking up before dawn, putting on camouflage and toting a rifle into the woods. Young people, especially, are slower to take up what has become — for most — an expensive hobby.

But Tennessee's hunting numbers have held steady in recent years, and hunters in the state are hoping to pass on the love of the game to the next generation.

Demand for food assistance in much of Middle Tennessee has been declining for the last couple of years. But Second Harvest Food Bank is expanding anyway, as the organization finds hunger is becoming a more dispersed problem.

Food stamp recipients in Middle Tennessee are keeping tabs on potential cuts to the program. Food banks are watching the situation as well. Pantries expect a surge in need if federal assistance is slashed.

Tennesseans surprised pollsters this week. For the first time since Vanderbilt launched its regular polling, health care tied with the economy as the top priority of Tennessee voters.

Black bears are on their way to Middle Tennessee. That's the cautious heads-up coming from state wildlife officials, who say residents will need to get accustomed to living with bears in the vicinity.