The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As Chief Rausch handed the Explorer of the Year award to Hayden Marshall on April 22, 2016, he smiled, which was significant because it was the first time he had smiled in days. Before the awards ceremony an impromptu press conference outside the dining hall had taken place with media pressing […]

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Although the city may adopt a budget that is 4.5% above this year’s figures there’s no property tax increase proposed for next year. One of the bouts of applause during Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s “State of the City” address Wednesday at Zoo Knoxville came when she announced she is asking […]

Always In Bloom means customer service

Always In Bloom means customer service

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A flower shop doesn’t have to be huge to be successful and Always in Bloom on Sutherland is a great example. Jenny Austin and Leonard Palladino started the business in 2005 and Austin and her employees were busy last week taking orders and preparing centerpieces for a special UT event while […]

Big innings lift Hawks over Heritage 10-1

Big innings lift Hawks over Heritage 10-1

By Ken Lay Two big innings propelled Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball team to a crucial District 4-AAA victory Wednesday night. The Hawks scored five innings in both the third and sixth frames and those big offensive outbursts were enough to net HVA a 10-1 win over Heritage at home. “I think the timing of the […]

Second-half spurt nets Halls victory in rivalry match 3-1

Halls High's Sam Steffey outruns Central's Mohammed Bangura (4) in a District 3-AAA match Tuesday at Halls. Steffey scored a goal to lift the Red Devils to a 3-1 win in the annual battle for Black Oak Ridge bragging rights.

Second-half spurt nets Halls victory in rivalry match 3-1

By Ken Lay Three unanswered second-half goals spelled victory for the Halls High School boys soccer team Tuesday night in the Black Oak Ridge rivalry. The Red Devils overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit and notched a 3-1 victory over Central at the Halls soccer field. The win also helped Halls clinch second place in the […]

KIL spotlight will shine on CAK’s Story and Halls’ Patterson

Catholic High senior Johnathan Chavez (right) could be a big point-getter for the Fighting Irish in this week’s KIL track and field meet at Hardin Valley. Chavez has posted the top times in the Knoxville area for the boys’ 1600 and 3200-meter events this season. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS.

KIL spotlight will shine on CAK’s Story and Halls’ Patterson

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story will be the top attraction at this week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet. The Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners and posted a new state record in the 3200-meter event April 9 when she posted a time of 10 minutes, […]