Knoxville is still a very pet friendly city

On page 27 of the newly released City of Knoxville Budget Summary (here) the “Pets in Restaurant Patio Permit” revenue is listed under code 5281. The permit is a one time $20.00 fee.  That permit can be found here.   So two things to note. One, shouldn’t the permit say “Pets on Patio Permit?” Second, […]

West Knox Republican Club hosts an amazing speaker

Last night the West Knox Republican Club hosted a phenominal speaker. Dr. Manny Sethi spoke for about an hour on a wide range of issues involving Obamacare.  In his presentation he highlighted “Lasik eye surgery.”  Dr. Sethi spoke about how Lasik is not covered by most insurance companies.  He then pointed out that over the […]

Reggie White Honored As A Hometown Hall Of Famer

Pro football legend Reggie White will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company in Chattanooga, Tenn., on May 13, 2013, as part of “Hometown Hall of Famers.” Hometown Hall of Famers is a national program honoring the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest coaches, players, and contributors with special […]


Farragut  Middle School  Students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources during a bus visit scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  The C-SPAN Bus will visit with several local student winners in the StudentCam  2013 documentary competition. After completing its Campaign 2012 travels, the C-SPAN Bus is now in its 20th year on the […]

North Central Street Lane Closure Today

KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of North Central Street to one alternating lane of traffic between Heiskell Avenue and Coram Street intermittently between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 7, and lasting through Friday, June 7 as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system […]

Lisa New Chosen to be next director of Knoxville Zoo!

Knoxville Zoo’s board of directors has chosen Lisa New to be the zoo’s executive director. Ms. New has served as interim executive director of Knoxville Zoo since January 1st, 2013, following the retirement of longtime zoo director Jim Vlna. After an extensive national search, Knoxville Zoo’s board of directors has appointed Ms. New as the fifth executive […]

Knox Schools has new security chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         RELEASE NO: 13-046          May 6, 2013 Superintendent appoints new Security Chief Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, has appointed Gus Paidousis as Chief of Security for the Knox County Schools. Paidousis is currently the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD), and […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the opening minutes of the movie Saving Private Ryan, an old man is leading his family on a pilgrimage to Normandy and a WW II cemetery.  He kneels at the grave marker of the lieutenant (played by Tom Hanks) who led a band of army rangers to save him, the […]