Monthly Archives: April 2015

No new taxes: Rogero’s proposal for 2015-16 Knoxville budget is released

Bike trails, Magnolia corridor work and a planner for the former McClung warehouses site on Jackson are among the things that pop out initially. Lots of sprucing up the place in the coming year’s budget, along with money for this … Continue reading

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Knox County Commission Work Session – observations

Odds and ends from Monday’s Knox County Commission work session: Commission Chairman Brad Anders, funny man – When Commissioner Amy Broyles asked to defer an item on preparedness for family safety, he quipped, “what, are you not prepared?” Wakka wakka. Mike Brown … Continue reading

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Traffic counts and The Strip: real figures

Reading recent stories about traffic along The Strip had me wondering: Is Cumberland Avenue really one of the most heavily-traveled streets in the city? Nope. Not by a long shot. Here are 2013 traffic counts from the Knox TPO. And … Continue reading

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Ed Shouse is back to work

Knox County taxman Trustee Ed Shouse is back to work, doing partial days, after surgery to remove his prostate a couple weeks ago. “I’ve half a day today. And half, or two-thirds tomorrow,” Shouse said Tuesday. “It feels great to have everything behind … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Bridge for Bearden?

City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer said that Commissioner Jeff Ownby’s drive for a pedestrian cross walk/bridge at Bearden Middle is politically driven. Ownby said his intentions are pure. Draw your own conclusions, but here’s another tidbit: Knox County Schools Board of … Continue reading

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