Weekly Column by Sen. Lamar Alexander

There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana’s announcement that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges could leave 40,000 residents in Knoxville with no health care exchange options next year—they may have an Obamacare subsidy but it’ll be like holding a bus ticket in a town where no buses run. This news from […]

Writers in the Library Presents Ocean Vuong

Poet Ocean Vuong will read on Monday, February 20, 2017, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as part of the Writers in the Library reading series. The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices on the literary scene […]

‘Sleep On The Ground’ Scout Honored

The Great Smoky Mountain Council Distinguished Citizen Dinner was held this evening at the Knoxville Convention Center and Randy Boyd, former Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, business leader, education advocate and philanthropist, was honored.   The annual Distinguished Citizen dinner is a major event each year for the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the […]

UT Professor: Five Tips for Staying Healthy and Living Longer

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention? Paul Erwin, professor and department head of public health in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers five suggestions that […]

Radiothon tomorrow to benefit Children’s Hospital

Cumulus Radio stations WIVK and WOKI will partner with Children’s Hospital to give people in East Tennessee an opportunity to help children in their own community. A live, 13-hour radiothon will be carried inside programming on both stations February 16, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. WIVK 107.7 and WOKI NewsTalk 98.7 radio personalities will […]

Hundreds of Students Compete to Qualify for Tennessee History Day

Beginning this week, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the state will compete for the right to participate in Tennessee History Day. History Day is a competition in which students submit projects, either individually or in groups, on historical topics of their choice related to an annual theme. This year’s theme is […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

Late this week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, a crew will be repairing the at-grade crossing on Liberty Street between Middlebrook […]

Career Day Welcomes Eighth Grade and High School Students

  Close to 90 area employers and colleges will participate in the annual Knox County Schools Career Day for 8th-12th grade students from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Knoxville Expo Center (5441 Clinton Highway). The event is free and open to all Knox County Schools’ eighth graders, high school students and their […]

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