Lonsdale youth center, paintball, and sports tourism

Lonsdale youth center, paintball, and sports tourism

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Emerald Youth Center’s hopes to build a $9 million facility in Lonsdale came one step closer to a reality recently when the Knox County Commission agreed to give the city a portion of the Sam E. Hill School Property. The commission voted unanimously to pass a “no recommendation” of the […]

Ellison believes Panthers are on track to be more competitive

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Sophomore Walker Trusley, named Powell High's new quarterback last week, is locked and loaded in 7-on-7 action against Catholic on Thursday.

Ellison believes Panthers are on track to be more competitive

By Steve Williams Change is in the air for Powell High football. Rodney Ellison, beginning his third year as head coach after 2-9 and 1-9 seasons, has announced a new starter at quarterback. Six new assistant coaches also are part of his staff. And there is a feeling of new commitment among his players to […]

Library to introduce Teens Talk Books: A Quarterly Book Club

A new teen program from Knox County Public Library and UTK’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature Knox County Public Library and the Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee are collaborating on a new book club called Teens Talk Books. This new book club is dedicated to teen […]

Safety Fest TN Opens Registration for 90 Free Safety Classes on July 24

  OAK RIDGE – On July 24, registration opens for Safety Fest TN, an annual community event that offers 90 free safety classes to residents and companies from September 11-15. This year’s training classes will be offered at Y-12’s New Hope Center, ORAU’s Pollard Technical Center, and other local venues. Registration and a complete list […]

TDEC Offering $4.5 Million in Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for recycling and waste reduction grants totaling $4,500,000.   “Since 2015, TDEC has had a renewed focus on supporting local communities in a broader goal to reduce waste across the state while increasing recycling rates,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “These grants aim […]

New Concord Park trail ribbon cutting July 21

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and local leaders will join members of the community for the grand opening of new trails at Concord Park on Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The park is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive, and the ribbon cutting will take place just east of it next to the old […]

I Bike KNX Offers Free Bike Classes This Summer

The Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program is offering free bicycle classes to both children and adults. These 30-minute classes are customized for each student depending on their needs and interests. The classes can help students learn how to ride a bike, start biking again, ride without training wheels, use gears to make riding easier and more […]

Water Boil Notice for the East Sevier County Utility District

From TDEC official Eric Webber: Due to water outages, we have reason to suspect that the water distributed to the customers of the East Sevier County Utility District may be contaminated. Until further notice, water customers are advised to boil water prior to using it for drinking or food preparation. As a precaution, customers should take […]

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