MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new study ranks Tennessee as one of the poorest states in the nation.
The personal finance website wallethub.com recently used census and tax data to rank incomes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Tennessee came in 11th from the bottom, well behind neighboring states Virginia and Georgia, but ahead of Arkansas and Mississippi.
Wallethub’s Jill Gonzalez says it may be cliché, but the rich really are getting richer and the poor, poorer.
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Jack Daniel Distillery is asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring its founder as the distillery prepares for its 150th anniversary.
Included with its petition is a letter signed by every member of Tennessee's congressional delegation supporting the request.
The distillery founded in 1866 by Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel is the oldest registered American distillery. It is based in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lynchburg was also Jack Daniel's home until his death in 1911.