The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As Chief Rausch handed the Explorer of the Year award to Hayden Marshall on April 22, 2016, he smiled, which was significant because it was the first time he had smiled in days. Before the awards ceremony an impromptu press conference outside the dining hall had taken place with media pressing […]

City unveils traffic plan for public safety

City unveils traffic plan for public safety

  The City of Knoxville has released the draft Program Guide for a new Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) and is looking for public comment on the proposed program, which is expected to launch this coming summer.   Developed jointly by the Engineering Department, Police Department and Office of Neighborhoods, the NTSP is a comprehensive […]

America’s Got Talent finalist to headline Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

America’s Got Talent finalist to headline Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Back again for its twelfth year, Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival (May 20 & 21, 2016) has released its entertainment lineup, including a headline performance from Mountain Faith Band, 2015 finalist from NBC’s America’s Got Talent. “This year’s roster of performers features a great mix of up-and-coming artists with a number of bluegrass legends,” […]

Transit of Mercury Stargazing Workshop at Marble Springs Monday

Join  Marble Springs on Monday, May 9 for a special stargazing workshop conducted by Gary Noland, adjunct instructor of Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. This workshop will feature the relatively rare astronomical event of Mercury’s transit across the sun. During the transit, Mercury will appear in silhouette as a small, dark dot moving in front […]

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable May meeting

May Roundtable speaker David Powell has published numerous articles on historical simulations of different battles. For the past decade David’s focus has been on the battle of Chickamauga and is recognized nationally for his writings on that battlefield. The lecture will begin at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 […]

Knoxville Area Brewers Participates in AHA Big Brew

Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 7 in Recognition of National Homebrew Day Knoxville Area Brewers Association (KABA) will host a National Home Brewers Day Homage on May 7 in honor of AHA Big Brew. KABA will brew Summertime Ginger Ale at the Last Days of Autumn Brewery.The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew […]

The Poppy Project to open May 12

The Poppy Project to open May 12

A Celebration of the New Welcome Center Of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum The Poppy Project, a celebration of work by three artists with unique views of the same subject, the poppy flower.   Artist David Denton, Virtual Reality Artist Norman Magden, Video Artist Margaret Scanlan, Painting   The opening reception is May 12, from […]

Knox County splash pads open tomorrow

  Knox County Parks and Recreation will open its splash pads for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7.   Splash pads are automated water playgrounds for kids of all ages. Knox County’s splash pads are located at three parks: Carl Cowan Park, New Harvest Park and Powell Station Park. They are open, weather permitting, […]

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