Our National Landmarks: Railroad Depots

Our National Landmarks: Railroad Depots

By Mikes Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville is celebrating 225 years this year and you probably don’t realize that the city and its county have some 111 places on the National Register of Historic Sites. That includes not only historic homes and buildings but also landmarks. You probably know our “main” sites on the national registry but […]

CTE Goes Live

CTE Goes Live

Emily Ann Roberts signs Camille Clark’s autograph at the CTE Goes Live kick off held last Wednesday at Toyota Knoxville. Roberts won last year’s event and went on to place second in the television show The Voice. CTE Goes Live will be held on May 6 at Market Square, giving contestants from fifteen Knox County […]

Katie’s Kloset Comes To Knoxville

Katie’s Kloset Comes To Knoxville

By Mikes Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Katie’s Kloset Consignment just might be your new favorite place to shop. Open since 2000 in Alcoa, Katie’s Kloset is now open in West Knoxville. The family owned business located in the Cedar Springs Shopping Center is more than a consignment shop. They also buy and trade new and previously owned […]

Motorists, plan ahead: Sunday’s Knoxville marathon includes 26.2 miles of rolling street closures

 Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the biggest in its 12 years – boasting about 8,000 runners in six race events. But to accommodate East Tennessee’s largest competitive road race, motorists should anticipate some temporary no-parking zones and rolling street closures along the 26.2-mile route. Clinch Avenue between Henley and 11th streets will be […]

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

  Interested volunteers still have time to sign up for Ijams Nature Center’s 27th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River this Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community-wide annual event, involving about 1,000 volunteers, covers 30 different cleanup sites on Knoxville’s river and creek tributaries.   Volunteers for the Ijams […]

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

Teams from around the country have begun arriving in town as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets underway. The event moves to University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena this year—a sign of how popular the competition has become. “We’ve had a number of good years at the […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2017-2019

Program Reflects One-Time Funding Increases Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released TDOT’s annual three year transportation program, featuring approximately $2 billion in infrastructure investments for 79 individual project phases in 42 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.   The three-year program continues the state’s focus on […]

Lunch with Mayor Burchett

The public is invited to join Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for lunch on Friday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jackie’s Dream Cafe in East Knoxville. The restaurant, which is known for its soul food and hot chicken, is located at 2223 McCalla Ave and has been locally-owned and operated since […]