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Rose Kennedy

About Rose Kennedy


Rose Kennedy is a longtime local freelance writer who originally came to Knoxville to work for Whittle Communications (then 13-30) in 1984. Her "will-write-to-pay-KUB" policy has extended her writing career to two how-to books, numerous food, home and garden articles, a stint with TVA employee communications, commercial script writing, and two decades of reviewing children's books. She lives in a nicely blended family that includes a lawn-care professional, three teenage girls, eight dogs and cats and some sea monkeys. She has participated in several local theater companies as a stage manager and reluctant stage mom, and is semi-obsessed with local freeroll (strictly legal) Texas Hold 'Em tournaments.

Position History

  • Staff Writer
    04/11/2008 - 02/27/2012

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Recent Work

  • Published 01/19/2011 at 11:01 a.m.

    Oh so suitable for New Year’s slenderizing: Knoxvillian Hazel Tippo’s no-preservatives, no-water-added, low-sodium, and low-cholesterol dressings by mail order.

  • Custom Photo Box of Local Chocolates Published 01/19/2011 at 11 a.m.

    Cupid is lurking, but is there really a compelling reason you couldn’t buy this for yourself?

  • Published 12/22/2010 at 10:47 a.m.

    They’re pedaling all sorts of moonshine products, like White Lightnin’ Pickles, Moonshine Barbecue Sauce, logo hoodies and even a logo stainless steel flask, from our Gatlinburg neighbors Ole Smoky Distillery, makers of Tennessee Moonshine.

  • Light Bulbs from the JFG Coffee Sign Published 12/22/2010 at 10:44 a.m.

    Maybe they weren’t precisely made in Knoxville, but they definitely morphed into an iconic item here.

  • Architectural View-Master Reels Published 12/15/2010 at 10 a.m.

    Hey kids! If you can wrestle them away from your favorite architect or design professional, check out all kinds of cool View-Master architectural reels

  • Published 12/15/2010 at 9:59 a.m.

    ’Tis the season for hand-blown glass ornaments, and these works of molten art are made right here in Knoxville.

  • Yee-Haw Holiday Cards and Minis Published 10/11/2010 at 12:42 p.m.

    Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress’s artistry and wit are at their best in a wide selection of holiday cards and mini-gift enclosures. All are pressed on recycled paper by hand on Yee-Haw’s vintage letterpresses.

  • Best Fit for a Knoxville Nickname—Ever: “Bacon Capital of America” Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Forget about Pet Friendliest City, Solar City, Gateway to the Smokies. Oh, we should still do all those things, establish those reputations. But this past March our true identity, the one that will draw the most interest, the most tourist ...

  • Best Place To Board Your Pets: Pet Safe Village Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Soon, instead of trying to find vacation hotels on the road that take pets, Knoxvillians will start pushing Pet Safe to accept humans, too.

  • Best In-Store Pet: Napoleon At Nostalgia Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Maybe it was inevitable at a vintage store: Napoleon, a pug who’s about 10 years old, is a salvage, er, rescue dog.

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