Category Archives: Knox County

Disc golf course to open in Knox

Go see if Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett can toss a disc this coming Friday with the opening of a disc golf course in Powell. Your county reporter once played disc golf, and lost about $20 worth of plastic in … Continue reading

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Rural Metro to donate AED to county

The county’s ambulance service is donating a defibrillator to Knox County. From a release: On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Rural/Metro will donate a new Automated External Defibrillator to the Knox County Veteran Services office, located at 1000 North Central Street. Commissioner … Continue reading

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Knox Co. Festival of Lights kickoff today

From a release: Knox County’s 17th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park will kick off tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett flipping the switch to turn on the … Continue reading

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Election filing deadline tomorrow at noon – an early preview

If you want to run in Knox County, you have scant time to turn in a petition for office. Like until noon tomorrow. That said, it’s a pretty crowded field out there, so it’s basically up to the people who … Continue reading

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UT prof goes to D.C. to talk small business investment vs. consumer protection

Sometimes as a reporter you realize that there are topics on which others are far more well-versed than you. This is one of those times. Joe Carcello, a University of Tennessee Department Head and EY and Business Alumni Professor in … Continue reading

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Wonk out: Some more figures on the schools fund balance

We’re talking about this story, here. Summarized: The reserve fund for Knox County Schools is close to the state required minimum. Called a “fund balance,” the reserve has paid for one-time projects, maintenance and year-to-year purchases such as textbooks. State … 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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