Press Release from the White House.

Yesterday, while I was sitting in a Greyhound bus terminal I had the opportunity to listen in on a White House conference call. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held an on-the-record conference call  discussing the President’s Climate Action Plan and released new state data on climate change. […]

Former UT Athletic Trainer Kevin O'Neill Wins Kerin Award

Miami Dolphins Head Athletic Trainer Kevin O’Neill has been named the recipient of the 2013 Tim Kerin Award for Excellence in Athletic Training. O’Neill, who is entering his 18th season with Miami, is the first member of the Dolphins staff and only the fifth NFL athletic trainer to win the prestigious award. The Tim Kerin […]


The Knoxville Convention Center was recently awarded LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the facility’s sustainable operational policies. The facility is the first convention center Tennessee to achieve LEED certification for its green initiatives. “The Convention Center is committed to being a facility that takes the environmental […]

KCHD Partners with Walgreens, Helen Ross McNabb to Offer Free HIV Testing Today, Friday and Saturday

Who: Knox County Health Department (KCHD), Walgreens and Helen Ross McNabb Center  What: Free, confidential HIV testing in observation of National HIV Testing Day When: Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Two Walgreens locations: 2400 N. Broadway and 4001 Chapman Highway Background: In observance of National […]

KUB Smoke-Testing Sewers in Downtown Knoxville

KUB will smoke-test the sewers in the downtown area on Tuesday morning, June 25, weather permitting. “The smoke is not dangerous,” said Kendall Stiles, KUB’s manager of Customer Support, “but we want to let customers know what is going on so they will not be alarmed. KUB is also coordinating with the Knoxville Fire Department […]

Fern Street Road Closure [June 24 – August 31]

KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Fern Street to through traffic between Martin Luther King Avenue and Selma Avenue weekdays from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. beginning Monday, June 24, and lasting through Friday, July 12, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this area. The only exception […]

The Commission with much to say…doesn't have much to say! Since the Law Director released an opinion on the “sunshine meeting notice” policy, some Commissioners have been complaining. So today I took a look at the message board that was created to allow Commissioners to comment without violating the sunshine law. Total posts year to date…One from Dr. Briggs back in January.