An inside look into lobbyists working for the City, Schools

Both the Knox County School System and the City of Knoxville use lobbyists in Nashville. According to Mayor Rogero’s communication specialist Jesse Mayshark, Tony Thompson is the contracted lobbyist for the city. The City of Knoxville pays him $55,000 a year for lobbying. The city also pays $30,000 in annual dues to the Tennessee Municipal League, […]

Senator Alexander's statement on gun vote

Alexander Votes Against “Assault Weapons” Ban and Background Check Expansion Says Feinstein assault weapons ban “clearly infringes” on Second Amendment, Toomey-Manchin could “easily evolve into a national gun registry” *** “I’m supporting the Grassley-Cruz amendment because it strengthens Second Amendment rights while improving our existing system to keep guns out of the hands of criminals […]

Senator Corker's statement on Gun vote

Corker Votes for Grassley Amendment, Against Toomey-Manchin Amendment   WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today voted in favor of the Grassley amendment and against the Toomey-Manchin amendment.   “Like most Americans, I want to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and dangerous mentally ill people.  Today I supported the Grassley amendment to enhance […]

Legislative Update from Senator Becky Massey

Legislative Update from Senator Becky Massey Legislation of Interest   Workers’ Compensation Reform The Sate Senate approved final passage of legislation to make the state more attractive to job creation, while protecting injured employees.  Senate Bill 200 would cut costs to businesses, create more predictability, improve the efficiency of claims management, simplify the physician selection process for injured […]

VOL REPORT: LOOKING TO #FILLNEYLAND

Saturday is a big day for the Tennessee football program as it gets ready to play in the DISH Orange & White. For Butch Jones, his staff and all of Team 117, it will be their first opportunity to showcase themselves in front of the Volunteer faithful, who they hope will show up in droves […]

This week at New Harvest Park Farmers Market

What’s New? Asparagus! Bob Due’s Terraced Garden Farm will have a limited amount of asparagus.  Get some while it lasts! Food Trucks! Two food trucks this week!  Tootsie Truck AND Savory & Sweet!  Eat dinner at the market!  Chicken picatta sliders, gourmet sloppy joes, bacon wrapped almond stuffed dates with blue cheese dip and more! Free Gardening Workshop! “Go Beyond […]

KCS to Hold 2013 Dine Out For Education

Nearly 40 Knoxville restaurants with 80 locations throughout Knox County will participate in the 10th annual Knox County Schools “Dine Out For Education” event on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. All participants have to do is eat at participating restaurants on April 16, and 10 percent of their pre-tax total will be donated to the Knox […]

Lyons View Pike Construction Project and Road Closure Underway

Effective today, KUB and its contractor, Charles Blalock and Sons, have closed the entire construction zone limits on a 1.5 mile section of Lyons View Pike to through traffic to coincide with the start of construction on a project to upgrade the natural gas, water, and wastewater mains in the area. The closure of this […]

Jefferson Avenue Road Closure

KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Jefferson Avenue to thru traffic between Boruff Street and North Bertrand Street continuously beginning Tuesday, April 16, and lasting through Tuesday, May 7, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. Access to driveways and other entrances/exits will remain open for […]