Scholar’s Bowl begins tomorrow on PBS

By Mike Steely The East Tennessee PBS Scholar’s Bowl begins Monday at 5:30 on  Public Broadcasting and every week at that time. The Scholar’s Bowl pits high school students from across the region and 12 school sent teams to compete. The Bowl showcases top academic students and promotes scholastic excellence. Teams are made up of […]

New Year’s resolution opportunities with new ‘Adopt a Storm Drain’ program and other Tennessee River programs

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution that helps to make an impact, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful has some great opportunities to pledge volunteer work within the Tennessee River watershed, thanks in large part to support and sponsorship from the Tennessee Valley Authority.     ADOPT A STORM DRAIN   Keep the Tennessee […]

Knox County Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

From Jan. 2 to Jan. 31, Knox County residents can bring their unwanted, live Christmas trees to participating Knox County Convenience Centers for free disposal at no cost.   Knox County operates the following convenience centers: Carter (8815 Asheville Highway) Dutchtown (10618 Dutchtown Road) Halls (3608 Neal Drive) John Sevier (1950 W. Gov. John Sevier […]

Emerald Youth Trustees Name New Chairman

The Board of Trustees of Emerald Youth Foundation has named a new chairperson for the first time in over a decade.   Dr. Keith Gray, senior vice president and chief medical officer of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, will succeed the position previously held by Doug Kennedy, CEO of Johnson & Galyon Construction.   […]

Sunny day for Karns parade

Sunny day for Karns parade

The Knox County Democratic Party took part in the Karns Christmas Parade recently. Janice Spoone said that a decorated train float was featured as well as former Chairwoman Linda Haney’s car. Spoone said the float was fun to build with fabric rather that plastic and featured a decorated Christmas tree and presents. Taking part were […]

Emancipation Day Celebration January 1st in Knoxville

By Mike Steely In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free anyone held in slavery and the act went into effect on January 1, 1863. On the first day of 2020 the Knoxville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People celebrates the national 157th anniversary and the 7th […]

2015 Gator Bowl MVP Joshua Dobbs Excited to Welcome Vols Back to Jacksonville

~ from UTAD   By Zach Stipe, Director of Football Communications JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The last time the Tennessee football team played in Jacksonville, sophomore quarterback Joshua Dobbs was the star, accounting for three total touchdowns in a 45-28 victory over Iowa in the 2015 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Five years later, the Volunteers will return […]

AACC January and Early February Art Classes

Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris, TN is offering the following art classes in January and Early February: Beginner’s Knitting Class 1/19,  Handbuilding with Clay Mondays starting 1/27, Painting Winter Cardinals 2/9,  Beginner’s Knitting Class  2/16. For additional information, call 865-494-9854 or visit our website: Beginner’s Knitting Class with Jane Peoples Sunday, January 19 | […]


City of Knoxville offices will be closed Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Additionally, Knoxville Area Transit buses and trolleys do not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.   For getting out and around during the holidays, KAT buses […]