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Rose Kennedy

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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 Jewelry Store: Markman's Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Tasteful, calm, encouraging—that’s just how they are. No wonder this is their Sweet Sixteen as Best Jewelry Store winners, taking the honor every year since the contest was created.

  • Best New Restaurant: Dead End BBQ Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    The Dead End BBQ team brought its best game from years of dominating at barbecue competitions to this sit-down setting, and it works.

  • Best Knoxvillian: Pat Summitt Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    What new could you possibly say about head Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt?

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