The judicial execution of Roe v. Wade is still a fresh, bleeding wound to many Americans — and a cause for celebration to many others. What sometimes gets lost in the arguments about the grand moral...
He looked familiar, but I was not sure. As we approached each other, strolling on the sidewalk, I thought for a moment that I knew him but then decided I did not.  I gave a Southern...
Sleeping on the hard, black metal frame of a bench in Krutch Park, indifferent to the frost or the people around him, it functioned as his bedroom without walls.   Now, however, he enjoys the daily...
Officials at Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) recently took issue with comments made by some persons who are experiencing homelessness who were interviewed for our story “Homeless Fear New Law.” (See https://www.hardknoxwire.com/new-homeless-fear-new-law/) In that story, Amy...
I have worked at Volunteer Ministry Center and Knox Area Rescue Ministries for the past twenty years within what is sometimes known as Knoxville’s “mission district.” However, there has not been a single day that I...
Hello, friends! We have a couple of announcements to make this morning, the most important being that we’re going to be cutting back on our content for the next couple of days while we hunt down...
As the headline says, we’re finally back in the proverbial saddle and looking forward to continuing what we started around this time last year. First of all, we’d like to thank all of you for...

Hello, 2022!

We had planned to resume publishing Hard Knox Wire on January 3 after a two-week holiday. Unfortunately, Jenna Stambaugh remains incapacitated due to the injuries she sustained in November, plus some other health issues have...
I didn’t get into this business to write editorials. I hate the damn things.  I got into this business, in part, because I thought there were way too many opinions in America, and nowhere near enough...

Eating crow

It’s not fun when you have to admit you were wrong. Yeah, yeah, I know — we all make mistakes, to err is human, nobody’s perfect, blah blah blah. We all know that those sayings — meant...