Controversy Swirls as More Details Emerge About the Redevelopment of the Old Knoxville High School
Published 10/23/2013 at 9:57 a.m. 1 comment
Two weeks after Knox County first announced the old Knoxville High School would become a senior housing facility instead of a mixed-use residential development, North Knoxville residents are still expressing concerns about the project. Cari Wade Gervin reports.
The Republic of Slovenia Has a Consulate in Holston Hills. No, Really.
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:29 a.m. 1 comment
If you ever find yourself driving through Holston Hills, and happen to see a sign that says “Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia,” you can rest assured that it’s not a joke. So what the heck is a Slovenian consulate ...
Money Overriding Factor in Choosing Senior Housing Proposal for Knoxville High Building
Published 10/9/2013 at 8:40 a.m. 8 comments
The old Knoxville High School will become senior housing instead of a proposed mixed-use development with affordable housing for teachers. Not everyone’s happy with the choice, as Cari Wade Gervin reports.
Scott and Bernadette West's Bold Scruffy City Hall Raises Another Controversy on Market Square
Published 10/2/2013 at 11:40 a.m. 3 comments
Scott and Bernadette West’s latest project, Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square, is an extremely unusual nightclub. But what made it controversial in recent Historic Zoning Commission meetings was a change to the building’s facade to include a recessed ...
Are You Ready for the New World of Health Insurance? What to Do, How to Do it, and When.
Published 9/25/2013 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Oct. 1 generally brings with it a flurry of handouts, information packets, and benefit details for American workers who get insurance through their employers. But this year, they’ll have even more information to sift through thanks to the Affordable Care ...
Opponents to Tennova's Middlebrook Hospital Plans Continue Waging an Emotional Battle
Published 9/18/2013 at 11:43 a.m. 3 comments
Tennova’s plans to build a new hospital in West Knoxville off Middlebrook Pike—and eventually wind down the venerable St. Mary’s in North Knoxville—has been met with heated resistance from residents. Paige Huntoon checks in on the battlefront.
Dismal Turnout Expected for a Primary That Looks Likely to Have Same Candidates on the Ballot in November
Published 9/11/2013 at 10:30 a.m. 2 comments
Two hundred and forty-two. That’s how many people had voted in the first five days of early voting for this year’s Knoxville City Council races.
Democrats Get a Head Start, for Once, With a Star-Studded Fund-Raiser for Gloria Johnson
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:44 a.m. 1 comment
What “it” is, is a fund-raiser for state Rep. Gloria Johnson, over 14 months in advance of her election. Given the state of disarray of the Democratic Party in Tennessee, having a fund-raiser for a candidate before her opponent has ...
Drones For Journalism: UT Invests in Cutting-Edge Technology That Still Has to Clear Some Obstacles
Published 9/4/2013 at 10:42 a.m. 1 comment
It’s about 18 inches square and cost about $700, which came out of the school’s regular technology budget. Once a lightweight GoPro camera (approximately $300) is attached to the bottom, the little drone becomes a next-generation journalistic tool.
Urban Wilderness Gets a Big Donation—Right Smack Dab in the Middle of the Proposed James White Parkway Extension
Published 8/28/2013 at 1:12 p.m. 0 comments
“This is our crown jewel. It’s a crown jewel not only for Knoxville but for the entire region,” said Mayor Madeline Rogero at the announcement. “It raises the value of all these independent pieces into something much greater.”
Boomsday Brings Some 400,000 People to the Waterfront—Who Pays For It? What's the Environmental Impact?
Published 8/28/2013 at 1:10 p.m. 1 comment
But aside from the sheer spectacle of the 22-minute fireworks show choreographed to music, why does Boomsday matter to Knoxville?
TDOT Unveils a Modified Plan to Extend the James White Parkway, But No One’s Buying the Compromise
Published 8/21/2013 at 10:01 a.m. 3 comments
After reports surfaced that TDOT had to decided to go ahead with the James White Parkway extension, despite massive local opposition, the agency suddenly announced Monday it was postponing a decision until late this fall and unveiled a new boulevard-style ...
Food Trucks May Soon Be Allowed on City Streets—But Where, When, and How?
Published 8/14/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
As Knoxville sets out to revamp its 1960 ordinances to permit food trucks on city streets, some vendors are worried the new laws may hurt their businesses as much as they help. Cari Wade Gervin reports.
City Employees Start a Campaign Targeting City Council Member Nick Della Volpe in the September Primary
Published 8/7/2013 at 9:22 a.m. 1 comment
By the end of this week, crews of off-duty city police officers will begin putting up signs saying “Fraternal Order of Police Volunteer Lodge #2 asks our friends and supporters to say ‘NO’ to Della Volpe, Knoxville City Council District ...
Flying Anvil Theatre Aims to Refurbish an Empty, Historic Building on North Gay
Published 7/31/2013 at 10:23 a.m. 7 comments
The former address of the Willys Knight-Overland Company has seen better days—but this 1924 building on North Gay may fill its now-empty space with an unlikely product: theater productions. The Flying Anvil Theatre Company hopes to refurbish the historic building ...