The Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2019

City discusses complicated Tennova purchase   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The city’s plans to purchase the Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center are more complicated than first announced with many variables playing into the proposal. Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons and Chief Operating Officer David Brace explained the twists and turns of the deal to relocate the […]

We Need to Pay More Attention to Public Pensions

We Need to Pay More Attention to Public Pensions

By Steve Hunley Did you know that currently there is SIX TRILLION dollars in unfunded pension debt in the United States of America? That encompasses the debt owed by states and local governments for unfunded public pension liabilities. In fact, according the American Legislative Exchange Council, that debt exceeds $6 trillion. The New York Times […]

Neighborhood Advisory Council sets topics for the year

Neighborhood Advisory Council sets topics for the year

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory Council met Wednesday at the Cansler Family YMCA in its first meeting of the year and brainstormed various topics it would like to hear about in coming meetings. Neighborhood Coordinator Debbie Sharp asked for ideas and those suggestions were tallied by her assistants. Suggestions selected from […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, XVI

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, XVI

By Ray Hill When Senator Estes Kefauver’s aorta ruptured on the evening of August 13, 1963, it set off a scramble to succeed him.  Governor Frank Clement appointed millionaire businessman Herbert “Hub” Walters of Morristown to fill the remainder of Kefauver’s term until a special 1964 election could be held.  Although conservative by the standard […]

Hot shooting Bulldogs run past Catholic, 78-52

Hot shooting Bulldogs run past Catholic, 78-52

  By Ken Lay It was billed as the high school hardwood game of the week in Knox County and Bearden High School’s boys basketball team was looking to make a statement. And that’s just what the Bulldogs did as they routed Catholic 78-52 Thursday night in a crucial District 4-AAA game before a packed […]

Bulldog bowlers reach sectionals, shoot for first state

Bulldog bowlers reach sectionals, shoot for first state

  By Steve Williams It wasn’t a perfect day, but the Bearden High boys bowling team added two more first-time accomplishments to its banner season. The Bulldogs defeated Gatlinburg-Pittman 18-9 in the Region 2 tournament semifinals Thursday at the Sevierville Bowling Center to earn their first region title berth and automatically qualify for their first […]

Upcoming events at the Ramsey House

Beginning Basket Weaving with Becky Weaver Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm  People have been creating beautiful baskets for millennia.  Come to Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville and let Becky show you the wonder and beauty of hand-crafted baskets. Participants will be creating a Small Market Basket of about 6″x10″x4″ high.  Participants […]

Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 […]

Culinary Institute Offers Spring Community Cooking Classes

This spring, UT’s Culinary Institute will offer a variety of hands-on cooking classes. The classes will expand attendees’ palates while cultivating their culinary skills. All classes have a fee of $50 and will be held at the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Checks and credit cards are accepted. To register, contact Terri Geiser at […]

Newest exhibit celebrates the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration and the 49 governors throughout Tennessee’s History

The Tennessee State Library and Archives announced its newest exhibit, Governors of Tennessee, in conjunction with the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration. Governors of Tennessee, will run through spring 2019. The exhibit features information and materials from the Library and Archive’s extensive collections. Visitors will experience a visual timeline, with a special focus on each of the […]