The Voice winner Cassadee Pope to give benefit concert for Mobile Meals

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office is working with several local TV and radio stations to organize a telethon to benefit Mobile Meals on July 29.  As part of that effort, Q100 Today’s Continuous Country is hosting a benefit concert featuring Cassadee Pope, last year’s winner of NBC’s The Voice. The all-ages, family-friendly concert will be Monday, July 22 at […]

County hosts informational meeting on blueway plan

Who: Knox County Stormwater Division; Knox County Parks & Recreation; Community partners What:  Public informational meeting When:  Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Karns Community Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway Background: Grab your fishing rod and load up the canoe, Beaver Creek is calling! Knox County is planning to create a unique “blueway” that will […]

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 […]


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 […]