The Knoxville Focus for July 26, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for July 26, 2021

Construction gets underway on Northwest Greenway Connector Construction has begun on the $1.6 million Northwest Greenway Connector – a key half-mile stretch of trail between Victor Ashe Park and the state-funded pedestrian bridge spanning Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike. When completed in spring 2022, the Northwest Greenway Connector will link the 8.9 miles of […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 19. 2021

The Knoxville Focus for July 19. 2021

Bud Armstrong to Run for Chancellor By Focus Staff Richard “Bud” Armstrong has announced he will be a candidate in next year’s Republican primary for Chancellor, Part II Armstrong released a statement stressing the importance of competent and impartial jurists on the bench.  “It has become more important than ever in our country to have […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 12, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for July 12, 2021

Kyle Ward sponsors Juneteenth By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com There is an effort underway currently to make “Juneteenth” a holiday in Knox County.  The sponsor and driving force behind it will raise a few eyebrows: Commissioner Kyle Ward.  No, the sponsor of the ordinance isn’t a liberal Democrat.  Quite the contrary, the sponsor is a […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 28, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 28, 2021

‘You Pay, You Say’ voter initiative gains momentum A citizen-initiated petition to establish limits on taxation levied by the city of Knoxville is gaining momentum. The ‘You Pay, You Say’ campaign has already collected over 1,283 signatures and tens of thousands of city registered voters will receive the petition in the mail so they can […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 21, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 21, 2021

Tax break for Andrew Johnson Building OKed by city council By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council approved of a tax break for BNA Associates LLC for the purchase of the historic Andrew Johnson Building Tuesday evening but not without several questions. The 7-2 approval of the 12-year PILOT (Payment-In-Lieu-of-Taxes) saw much […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 14, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 14, 2021

Carlson calls out Kincannon By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday night, Knoxville got some unexpected national publicity.  Tucker Carlson hosts the highest rated talk show on cable television.  In his broadcast, Carlson said, “The formerly peaceful city of Knoxville, Tennessee, for example, is now on track for its deadliest year in history, even worse […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 7, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 7, 2021

Local historians honored by East Tennessee History Center By Bill Howard Two local historians – Robert J. Booker and Jack Neely – have been chronicling the history of Knoxville and Knox Co. for decades. On Tuesday, June 1, the 225th anniversary of Tennessee’s statehood, they were officially recognized for it. At a ceremony presided over […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2021

KUB hears broadband comments, concerns from public By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com A public input meeting Wednesday evening at the Grande Event Center on Clinton Highway saw a good crowd of citizens attend who mostly expressed their approval of a “Fifth Division” to the Knoxville Utility District. That additional division would be broadband service […]