Zoo Knoxville’s cold-blooded residents have a new home this week as the largest project in the zoo’s history opened its doors to the public. A King cobra, Cuban crocodiles and a slew of critically endangered tortoises...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This week the people of Knoxville have the chance to watch one of the nation’s most celebrated artists create the city’s permanent memorial to the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic. Kelsey Montague will create the memorial this week,...
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...
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...
The walls are lined with heaven and hell. In between, of course, lays purgatory. But, in some ways there is no distinguishing between the three as the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery hosts an exhibit of Salvador...