Fire Station #12 reborn

Fire Station #12 reborn

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com At one time the Fire Station #12 was the furthest fire station from downtown Knoxville. Built in 1930 the station was built on property owned by the Lonas family. Recently the historic old station got a complete makeover to bring it up to date and make it more comfortable for the […]

Ned Carmack I

Ned Carmack I

By Ray Hill Edward Ward Carmack, Jr. possessed a name made famous by his father.  E. W. Carmack had been a congressman, United States senator and only just barely missed having been elected governor; the elder Carmack had also been a newspaper editor who deftly used his pen to praise his friends and torture his […]

Renfree turns a good season into an ‘incredible’ one

Renfree turns a good season into an ‘incredible’ one

By Steve Williams Jake Renfree, Knoxville Catholic junior, had a good cross country season. In the annual KIL meet in October, he finished runner-up behind three-time champion Carter Coughlin of Webb School. In November at the TSSAA state meet, Renfree placed fourth in the Large Schools division. Most prep harriers would love to have such […]

Catholic’s Brock Jancek is making big-time strides

Catholic’s Brock Jancek is making big-time strides

By Steve Williams Brock Jancek was a beast inside for Knoxville Catholic in its run to the TSSAA Class AA state basketball championship game last season. The 6-7, 215-pound power forward continues to be a force under the basket in his senior year, but the improvement of his game overall is what has impressed veteran […]

Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar Available for 2018

Monthly Tips, Management Templates and More from UT Extension Experts Home gardeners and growers across the state should enjoy a new resource in 2018 available free from University of Tennessee Extension.  The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan […]

2018 Grains & Grits Festival Date Announced

Third annual event set for November 3, 2018 TOWNSEND, Tenn. — The date of the third annual Grains and Grits event, a festival of Southern spirits and gourmet grub, has been set for November 3, 2018. This event will bring together whiskey lovers, distillers and culinary enthusiasts from across the country to celebrate the culture of whiskey, spirits and distilling in Tennessee. Set in Townsend, Tennessee, on the […]

Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off tonight

Knox County’s 19th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove at Concord Park kicks off Friday, Dec. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The festival, nightly from 6 to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive. […]

Wheels go up on Tour De Lights Parade Friday

Bicycle riders of all ages, experience levels and interest in donning costumes are invited to join the 11th annual Tour de Lights bicycle parade, Friday, Dec. 15, beginning and ending in Market Square.   Beginning at 5:30 p.m., riders who want to be in the decorating contest should check in at the photo booth, where […]

Giftbags needed for homebound seniors

  The Mobile Meals Gift Drive is in full swing, with the last day of gift giving set for December 15th. A list of preferred gifts can be found at knoxseniors.org. Last year, the program collected more than 1,200 gifts for homebound seniors in Knox County. Mobile Meals volunteers serve hot, nutritious noon-time meals to […]

Learn How to Reduce Your KUB Bill

If you are interested in learning how to reduce and manage your utility bill, attend the latest “Savings in the House” workshop at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at CAC, 2247 Western Avenue, in the community room. The second is on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Lawson McGee Library Downtown in the public room from 6-7 […]

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