Exclusive: Icon Lounge 4th of July Photos

Tonight I decided to go a unique angle on everything. With heavy rains and unpredictable weather, I decided to photograph from “Icon Lounge” on the 5th floor of the Sunsphere.             All photos taken in near total darkness. Patrons crowd around looking out the windows.

Red White and Blues starts a soggy 4th

  A small crowd assembled on July 3rd, at the Farragut Red, White, and Blues Festival. For those who did attend, they were entertained by local bands. Also many local vendors participated and some even gave out free food.

Freedom from Religion Foundation challenges Knoxville City Council

I learned this morning that the Freedom from Religion Foundation, including Knoxville members, sent a letter to Knoxville City Council in objection to council’s practice of religious prayer prior to council meetings. The letter asks that the council “drop” the practice of prayer before meetings. The letter reads: “The solution is simple; discontinue official government […]

LOCAL FIRE CHIEF URGES TO LEAVE INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS

Leave fireworks to the professionals, Rural/Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish recommends. While fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July and Independence Day celebrations, the explosives are also the cause of dangerous fires, millions of dollars in damages and nearly 10,000 emergency room visits nationally each year. “Our priority is to keep people safe this Fourth […]

KUB Announces Payment Centers Closed for Independence Day

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, KUB’s payments centers will be closed Thursday, July 4. The payment centers are located at 4428 Western Avenue, 445 S. Gay Street, and 4218 Asheville Highway. Customers with utility emergencies will still be able to contact KUB by phone on July 4 at 524-2911 or 800-250-8068. For customer […]

Politicians and their websites…

So, I noticed that Frank Nicely is running a blog and I started to wonder who else has a web presence  and how active do they keep it? For this project I used two search engines, Google and Yahoo. Here we go… County Commission… http://mikehammondblog.blogspot.com/ One blog post back in 2010! http://bradanders.blogspot.com/  Well, four blog posts […]

My Daily Cup of Joe: Politickin'

The Knoxville Chamber’s  Peelin’,Eatin’ & Politickin’ didn’t disappoint this year. Boy, did we do all three in the amphitheater at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The event brings together Knoxville’s business community and elected officials for an afternoon of food, music, and networking. Here are some snapshots from the event yesterday…I believe its […]

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. […]