.  Staff members at the City of Knoxville’s two outdoor swimming facilities, Ed Cothren Pool and Inskip Pool, welcomed swimmers, sunbathers and cannonballers for the first time of the season over the Memorial Day weekend.  However, the...
One of Knoxville’s best kept secrets, The Mend House, had a lot to celebrate Wednesday.  A successful $375,000 fundraising effort culminated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the sober housing facility for men in the heart of...
The Knoxville Family Justice Center (FJC) offers a place of respite and safety for victims of domestic violence by combining the resources of organizations from across the city. According to FJC Executive Director Kathryn Ellis, its...
Pride Month had a memorable finish this year at Zoo Knoxville with a sold out celebration of what it means to be different.   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to honor...
The assorted waterfowl who basked in the moonlight on the shores of Fountain City Lake on Tuesday night didn’t have anything to say about their home’s new owners, not even after being fed a double...
Although they’re both private property, the City of Knoxville has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Fountain City Lake and the adjoining Fountain City Park over the past few years. The lake and park are...
A Scruffy City restaurant review  I am not sure at what exact point I understood that chicken wings are a primal experience for me.  Not primal like “primitive” or “caveman,” although a bit of that (which I’ll...
For thousands of kids of all ages, the aptly named Fort Kid once occupied a special place in both Knoxville and their hearts. Officials hope its replacement will be loved at least as much. City Council on...
A Scruffy City restaurant review You may (or may not) know this, but Knoxville has a lot of restaurants for a city of our size. I’ve always heard this was true, but I didn’t really believe...
A little over a week and $25,000 after announcing the creation of Knoxville’s new COVID-19 memorial, Mayor Indya Kincannon and a crowd of 40 or so others gathered Sunday for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at World’s...