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.

KUB Board Approves Natural Gas Margin Increase on Second and Final Reading

The KUB Board of Commissioners today approved, on second and final reading, a natural gas margin increase needed to support KUB’s investment in the natural gas distribution system. KUB had originally scheduled the increase for 2009, but KUB was able to defer it four consecutive years through cost-saving efforts. Those deferrals saved KUB’s natural gas […]

June 24th, Tennova to meet with North Knox Neighborhood Groups

WHAT:  Meeting with Tennova Reps WHEN:  June 24, 6 to 7 pm WHERE: St James Episcopal Church Meeting Hall (back of church, main address = 1101 N. Broadway). WHY:     Future of health care in North Knoxville. WHO: Community/North Knox Neighborhoods MAP:,%20Knoxville,%20TN%2037917    

Watergate! City of Knoxville Employees Create Major Traffic Jam

  Today at approximately 1 p.m. traffic in downtown Knoxville was snarled on Gay Street.  Two employees with the City of Knoxville Horticulture Department continuously blocked traffic  with a City owned pickup truck that included a water tank and hose.  The employees would drive to a planter on Gay Street, stop driving, then water the […]


United Way of Greater Knoxville’s (UWGK) will participate in tomorrow’s Day of Action by distributing books to 13 area park and recreation centers for the Summer Reading Program. The annual Day of Action is a United Way Worldwide initiative that United Way of Greater Knoxville supports through a partnership with “Raise Your Hand Tennessee.”  The goal of […]

Probe finds 30 of 98 TN Medicare Suppliers Not Licensed

Administration says it will void contracts for the 30 suppliers awarded contracts without proper licenses WASHINGTON – Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation today announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not […]

Exclusive: PBA in discussions to issue Parking Tickets Downtown

  PBA security guards might  soon be issuing parking tickets on Gay Street and then later expanding to cover the entire Central Business Improvement District. Tonight at the monthly meeting of the Public Building Authority the plan was discussed by PBA CEO Dale Smith.  While some particulars have not been vetted out yet, the plan […]

Kroger Announces Miracle Balloon Fundraiser Results in Knoxville-Area Stores

Kroger customers and associates in Knoxville donated more than $20,600 during a three-week fundraiser benefitting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital – a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network. Across Kroger’s Atlanta Division, customers raised nearly $300,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. From May 19 – June 8, customers purchased $1 hot-air balloon icons, also known to […]

Mayor Burchett to participate in Families in the Creek

Who:           Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, the Beaver Creek Task Force and members of the community What:          Families in the Creek event When:         Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Where:        Halls Greenway behind Food City, 7114 Maynardville Pike Children, their families and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will wade into Beaver Creek this weekend as part of a […]

Fort Sanders nursing graduates start doctorate programs

Throughout the last ten years, Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Fort Sanders Nursing Department has graduated more than 400 nurses whose TWC education has prepared them for lives of significance, leadership, and service through a quality baccalaureate nursing education. Susan Blaine and Karee White joined the ranks of Tennessee Wesleyan Nursing Alumni this past May when they […]