State Sen. Ken Yager announces support for Governor’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Last month Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to create the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council. State Senator Ken Yager expressed his support for the council in this statement.

“I wholeheartedly support the Governor’s initiative to create the Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, ” said Yager. “There is no better place than Tennessee to advance nuclear energy. We are home to Oak Ridge National Lab, the TVA and numerous nuclear power plants providing energy throughout the south. Tennessee has the experts, workforce, visionaries, and resources to play an instrumental role in moving our nation towards energy independence. The East Tennessee and Upper Cumberland economic impact potential is unlimited, I appreciate Governor Lee for his leadership in putting together this advisory council.”

The Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council will consist of 15 members, including members of the Lee administration, the Tennessee General Assembly, Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation, and key nuclear industry stakeholders. The advisory council will recommend the following actions to advance Tennessee’s ability to lead the nation in nuclear energy: This year, Gov. Lee partnered with the Tennessee General Assembly to create a $50 million Nuclear Fund in the state’s Fiscal Year 2023- 2024 budget.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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