East Tennessee PBS Brings Back the WORLD Channel on 15.4

East Tennessee PBS is excited to announce a recent expansion to its offering of news, documentaries, educational and fact-based informational programming with the re-launch of the WORLD channel.   WETP World is set to launch in October 2020 and can be found as channel 15.4 for most viewers. The station is finalizing additional funding needs […]

The Last Saturday to Vote Early

This Saturday, Oct. 24, is the last weekend day for Tennesseans planning to vote early in the Nov. 3 State and Federal General election. The last day of early voting is Thursday, Oct. 29, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. “Early voting turnout has been strong across Tennessee,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. […]

Community Meeting Will Highlight Lonsdale Elementary Plans

WHO:                    Bob Thomas, KCS Superintendent Glenn Jacobs, Knox County Mayor April Partin, Lonsdale Elementary Principal Wendy Laman, Sam E. Hill Primary Principal   WHEN:                  5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29   WHERE:               Lonsdale Elementary gym                         1317 Louisiana Avenue   Knox County Schools will host a community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29, to share […]

KAT announces temporary service reductions to begin Monday, November 9

Effective Monday, November 9, 2020, Knoxville Area Transit will be reducing weekday service on some routes as a result of a workforce shortage.  This shortage is NOT due to increased COVID-19 cases amongst employees, but rather, it is due to employees following proper CDC guidelines of quarantining when required or staying home when feeling sick. With […]

Tennessee Infrastructure Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Tennessee Department of Health today announced the state’s infrastructure plan for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. TDH in coordination with other state and local agencies submitted an initial draft of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Tennessee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 16, 2020. “We assure Tennesseans that safe, effective […]

More Than a Million Tennesseans Have Voted Early

The City of Knoxville is offering free bus and trolly rides to several early voting places and advertising the same on the vehicles. Voting is heavy ahead of the November 3rd election day. Photo by Mike Steely.

More Than a Million Tennesseans Have Voted Early

Through the sixth day of early voting in Tennessee, 1,085,384 voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. “The massive turnout shows Tennesseans’ confidence in the safety precautions taken by county election commissions,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “As I visit early voting sites across the state, I continue to see […]

FREE Virtual Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic Scheduled for November 7

The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Knoxville Bar Association, in partnership with the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, the University of Tennessee College of Law (UT Law), and the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law), will host a virtual Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for pre-screened individuals on Saturday, […]

Prosperity or Revolution?

“Liberals claim to want to give you a hearing to other points of view and are then shocked and offended when they discover there are other points of view.” William F. Buckley By Dr. Jim Ferguson I find myself confused in these troublesome times and worry about my children and grandchildren. I ask myself how […]

Read banned books

By Joe Rector Yes, I admit that my profession for 30 years was spent teaching English to high school students. During that time in the classroom, I enjoyed the students and especially stressed writing and grammar. My strengths were grounded in those areas. I also presented literature and found that the right kind of presentations […]