Knox Trustee issues new open door policy

So far the transition of Trustee has gone much smoother then expected according to a number of sources in the Office of the Trustee. The biggest and most welcome change is that Mr. Leuthold has instituted an open door policy for employees in his office. He literally leaves the door open all the time except when […]

Open Mike Night with Mike Hammond

Mike Hammond’s  “Open Mike Night” is rapidly growing into a monthly favorite event of mine.  Each month Mike Hammond brings in a wide array of musical talent.   Most are local unsigned artists who perform for the love of music and the hope of being discovered.  Among the local talent that performed last night was […]

Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2013

Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Dr. Jody Goins welcomed to CHS By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Students and teachers at Central High School welcomed their new principal, Dr. Jody Goins, with all the fanfare of a pep rally last week. “I’m humbled by the community support,” Goins told those in attendance. The new […]

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

By Focus Staff Knoxvillians and Knox Countians, by an overwhelming majority, support nonpartisan election of local officials. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should local elections be partisan or nonpartisan?”  Almost 71% of those surveyed said they support nonpartisan elections. The most support for having partisan elections came from the […]

KHS graduate leads school in second century

KHS graduate leads school in second century

  By Joe Rector Karns High School hits the century mark this year, and helping to make the year an unforgettable one is new principal Kim Towe. What’s even more special is the fact that Towe is a former Karns student herself. She graduated from the school in 1981 and until last year lived in […]

Peggy Eaton: The Woman Who Brought Down A Cabinet

Peggy Eaton: The Woman Who Brought Down A Cabinet

By Ray Hill Margaret “Peggy” Timberlake Eaton has been the subject of books and even one Hollywood film (The Gorgeous Hussy) and is oftentimes portrayed as the vixen who nearly caused the collapse of President Andrew Jackson’s administration.  The controversy over Peggy Eaton certainly did cause Jackson’s Cabinet to collapse.  At the heart of the […]

Panthers begin Tobi Kilgore Era of Powell High Football

Panthers begin Tobi Kilgore Era of Powell High Football

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther football on AM 620 WRJZ, host of The District, Saturday mornings at 10 on AM 760 WETR powellfootballradiovoice@yahoo.com This time last year the Powell Panthers, who were coming off of a 14-1 season and a state class 5A runner up spot, were trying to adjust to a […]