Kingston Pike Lane Closures [Effective Immediately] – KUB has closed the two westbound lanes on a section of Kingston Pike near the Wesley Road intersection for water main repairs. Westbound traffic will be shifted to the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open while this work is completed. This lane closure is […]

County’s debt down nearly $24M since June 2011

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is fulfilling his promise to reduce the county’s debt. According to Public Financial Management, a financial consultant contracted by the county, Knox County’s bonded indebtedness has been cut by $23.9 million since June 2011. The county is expected to further reduce its debt by $35.6 million by the end of […]

Play Ball! Atlanta Braves Home Opener

  ATLANTA – Opening Day is here and the Atlanta Braves will take on their National League East rivals the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, April 1 at 7:10 p.m. Festivities include a Braves legend, a country music star and Miss America. The Braves are encouraging fans to arrive early so they don’t miss a minute of the […]

Presentation on Backpacking on the John Muir Trail, California

Rob Davis and Ron Shrieves will give a presentation at the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club sponsored program about backpacking on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This will take place Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. […]

ON TO THE SWEET 16: Lady Vols Win 68-52

Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 31st time in 32 years with a 68-52 win over Creighton on Monday night. No. 2-seeded Tennessee (26-7) will take on No. 3 seed UCLA/No. 6 seed Oklahoma on March 31 in Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The time and television coverage will be announced […]

Former Johnson University president named COO of Florida college

Dr. David Eubanks, who served as president of Johnson University for 39 years, has accepted the position of acting Chief Operating Officer at Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, Florida, effective April 8, 2013. Eubanks brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this leadership role. During his time at Johnson, Eubanks was instrumental in gaining […]

Lunch with Landry

As part of Record Store Day, which is an international celebration and support for Indi Record Stores, Bill Landry will be at the Disc Exchange to sign and sell his new book “Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures” and his new DVD “Talk is Cheap Tour” featuring Sam Venable, Jim Claborn, and Elizabeth Rose. This will […]

#2 Tennessee Advances With 83-62 Win Over ORU

No. 2 seed Tennessee won its 51st consecutive home game in the NCAA Tournament with a 83-62 victory over No. 15 seed Oral Roberts on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols (25-7) will take on No. 10 seed Creighton (25-7) in the first-ever meeting between the teams on Monday night at 7 p.m. That […]

Dollywood Opened this weekend for its 28th season

From spring’s Cirque Shanghai to Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, and The Great American Summer in between, Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment takes center stage. Dollywood treats its 2013 guests to more shows and more time to enjoy them as the Smoky Mountains theme park introduces a spectacular lineup of new entertainment throughout the season, six summertime weeks of 10 a.m. to 10 […]