Monthly Archives: March 2014

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From a release: Burchett receives Tennessee Adjutant General’s Distinguished Patriot Medal Knoxville, Tenn. —  This weekend, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett received the Adjutant General’s Distinguished Patriot Medal from Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston. “It is an honor to receive … Continue reading

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Amy Broyles to undergo surgery

County Commissioner Amy Broyles will undergo surgery tomorrow. A release: Commissioner Amy Broyles will undergo surgery on Friday at UT Medical Center. She expects to be home by Monday. She will be keeping a light schedule during the month of April, … Continue reading

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Proton therapy bill makes gains

Tom Humphrey had in the biz section today that a bill supporting proton therapy – which would require insurers to cover the cancer treatment – has favor of a House-Senate legislative committee. And another story ran today about the Knox County commission … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Karen Carson rebuts use of “slush fund”

Board of Education member Karen Carson called yesterday to dispute Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby’s calling the PPU fund a “slush fund.” She did agree that Ownby has the authority to call for an audit. “It’s irresponsible and grandstanding to come … Continue reading

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Knox County Schools “slush fund” records. Or PPU report

We have received a few vague records of the Knox County Schools PPU fund, which Jeff Ownby called a slush fund. Here it is: KCS records. More later, including a story. We asked for Physical Plant Upgrade files last week, and haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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County turns over emails

Some time ago the News Sentinel sued Knox County for access to what it claimed were public records sent to or from Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office and other senior officials in the county. On Friday the county’s law … Continue reading

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Mayor constituent meetings

Here’s the March list of places and times where people can find Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for meetings. It’s not all coffee shops and libaries, either. Burchett is holding one in a comic book store (which brings to mind judgements … Continue reading

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