Oak Ridge http://wuot.org en Oak Ridge Museum Faces Uncertain Future http://wuot.org/post/oak-ridge-museum-faces-uncertain-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Oak Ridge and the foundation that supports the American Museum of Science and Energy (</span>AMSE<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) are asking the public for ideas on how to best preserve one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.&nbsp;</span></p><p>City officials and the AMSE Foundation are planning <a href="http://amse.org/city-of-oak-ridge-and-amse-foundation-to-host-community-meeting/">a community forum on Thursday, July 24</a> to discuss the museum’s future.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 21690 at http://wuot.org Oak Ridge Museum Faces Uncertain Future Oak Ridge To Take Another Stab At Red Light Camera Contract http://wuot.org/post/oak-ridge-take-another-stab-red-light-camera-contract <p><em>&nbsp; UPDATE: &nbsp;Oak Ridge city council rejected the resolution to extend the contract and the cameras will be removed when the contract expires on April 21.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.oakridgetn.gov/images/uploads/documents/agendas/03_24_2014_SpecialMeeting.PDF" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oak Ridge city council members will decide whether to extend the city’s red light camera contract tonight </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">after failing to resolve the issue at an earlier meeting.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16274 at http://wuot.org Oak Ridge To Take Another Stab At Red Light Camera Contract Animal Shelter To Reopen Thursday After Death Of 30 Dogs http://wuot.org/post/animal-shelter-reopen-thursday-after-death-30-dogs <p><a href="http://www.oakridgetn.gov/deptas/Animal-Shelter/Home">The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter </a>will reopen Thursday after a “difficult” week that included the death of 30 dogs, all euthanized to fight a deadly, highly-contagious virus.</p><p>“It was very tough (on the shelter employees),” said Police Lt. Robin Smith.&nbsp; “They bonded with those animals.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:18:20 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 15728 at http://wuot.org Animal Shelter To Reopen Thursday After Death Of 30 Dogs East TN Heating Bills Expected To Spike With Cold Temps http://wuot.org/post/east-tn-heating-bills-expected-spike-cold-temps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>With January heating bills showing up in mailboxes soon, East Tennesseans may want to prepare themselves for an unpleasant surprise.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:48:34 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 14057 at http://wuot.org East TN Heating Bills Expected To Spike With Cold Temps Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn Returning To Former Glory http://wuot.org/post/oak-ridge-s-alexander-inn-returning-former-glory <p>The first time Rick Dover stepped foot into Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn, he fell through the floor.&nbsp; “It was completely rotted and it had leaking roofs and windows and a complete lack of any care or maintenance,” he says.&nbsp; “It was leaning and rotting and falling and it would not have gone much longer.”&nbsp;</p><p>Dover’s company, Family Pride Corporation, is now responsible for renovating the abandoned, dilapidated building and turning it into an assisted living facility.&nbsp; Dover says he hopes to open the facility in the summer of 2014.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:32:14 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 11016 at http://wuot.org Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn Returning To Former Glory Chlorinated Water Spill At Y-12 Results In Fish Kill http://wuot.org/post/chlorinated-water-spill-y-12-results-fish-kill <p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:51:18 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 3700 at http://wuot.org Chlorinated Water Spill At Y-12 Results In Fish Kill Y-12 Protesters Remain in Jail, Await Judge's Decision http://wuot.org/post/y-12-protesters-remain-jail-await-judges-decision <p>Three nuclear protesters convicted in a federal court May 8&nbsp;remain in jail&nbsp;while&nbsp; U.S. Thu, 09 May 2013 21:35:33 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 1944 at http://wuot.org Y-12 Protesters Remain in Jail, Await Judge's Decision