Lamar Alexander May 2013 Newsletter

I’d like to share with you some of what I’ve been working on in Washington and Tennessee this past month: Challenging President Obama to fix the federal debt and rescue young Americans from being the “debt-paying generation” President Obama released a 10-year budget in April, more than two months after the date required by law, […]

BREAKING! Country radio war becomes all "jacked" up!

96.7 Merle FM WMYL about an hour ago For immediate release May 13, 2013 JACK RYAN NAMED PARTNER WITH OWNERSHIP IN 96.7 MERLE FM (Knoxville, TN) – Ron Meredith and M&M Broadcasting, the local broadcast company that owns WMYL 96.7 Merle FM announced today that Jack Ryan, host of the afternoon drive, has accepted a […]

National Prevention Week Kick Off

  National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This observance is an opportunity to join with other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in your community to promote prevention efforts, educate others about behavioral health issues, and create and strengthen community […]

22nd Annual KARM Golf Classic

22nd Annual KARM Golf Classic Thursday, June 13 Avalon Golf & Country Club They’re doing something different this year! Find out how you can participate in a new and meaningful way… even if you’re not a golfer! Contact John Gargis at or 865.633.7623 or (click here) for more information.

No. 7 Softball Hosts NCAA Regional

The Tennessee softball team has earned its 11th berth into the NCAA Tournament and will host an NCAA Regional for the ninth time in program history, as announced by the NCAA Division I Softball Committee on Sunday night. The Lady Vols are the national No. 7 seed and will host the Knoxville Regional from May 17-19. Seven SEC […]

County makes small correction on website

Knox County Officials confirmed today that two websites that had incorrect financial numbers have been fixed and updated.  In the recent weeks, this reporter has undertaken and completed an exhaustive investigative reporting task of examining hundreds of websites involving the County’s  “Open Government” portal on their website which can be found here.   While most […]

2013 KCS High School Graduations Scheduled

Fourteen Knox County High Schools have graduations scheduled for the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year in May. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will be in attendance at a portion of all graduation ceremonies. To graduate, students have earned the prescribed 28 credits along with maintaining a satisfactory record of attendance […]

Western Avenue Closure Extended Through May 17

Due to recent weather, saturated soil conditions, and an unfavorable weekend forecast, KUB and its contractor have extended the road closure on Western Avenue between the Keith Avenue intersection and Richmond Avenue to remain in effect through Friday, May 17. This work and road closure is part of an ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system […]

Symphony on the Square draws huge crowd!

    Free concert featured tunes from ‘Les Miserables,’ Gershwin and Sousa A springtime tradition returned to downtown Knoxville last night as Home Federal Bank presented Symphony on the Square, a free concert by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra. The concert, which was  free, family-friendly, and open to the public, took place on the Bill […]