County departments failing to follow state law. A clerk who admitted stealing $10,000 in fees. Five employees of the sheriff's department now facing trial on charges related to theft and rape. Those are just some of the findings of a state audit on Grainger County's government.
The report, released on Monday, highlighted what state Comptroller Justin Wilson called "a number of issues, up to and including criminal activity."
Since taking over the Lady Vols softball program in 2001, Karen and Ralph Weekly have taken five teams to the College World Series, won SEC Co-Coach of the Year two times and fielded 25 All-American players.
When the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols softball team takes the field against Western Carolina Tuesday, it’ll be led by not one, but two head coaches. Both coaches are knowledgeable, experienced and considered among the best in their profession. Their success on the diamond is a product of their ability to communicate and work together, skills that come in handy when it’s time to do the laundry. WUOT’s Todd Steed explains:
A watered-down anti-meth bill passed by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee last week would restrict the purchase of over-the-counter pseudoephedrine to 44.8 grams per year. Some groups say that's still too restrictive.
Last week, members of Tennessee’s House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed a toned-down version of Governor Bill Haslam’s Anti-Meth Production Act. But some opponents of the bill say the new version is still too restrictive.
Those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese and according to Gallup, obesity rates have increased nationwide each year since 2008. The US rate is now more than 27%, up from 26% in 2012. An average of 62.8% of American adults was overweight or obese that same year.
Tennessee is home to the largest natural refuge for elephants in the US, the Elephant Sanctuary, in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Currently, eleven Asian elephants and two African elephants, all females, live their lives in the sanctuary, with minimal human contact.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Todd Montgomery, the Sanctuary’s Education Manager. He says the sanctuary is unique among the places where once-captive elephants retire…
Knoxville city officials say work on the stretch of road known locally as “the Strip” could begin by the first of June. The Strip runs along the northern edge of the University of Tennessee campus between 16th Street and 22nd Street.
The U.S. formally established diplomatic relations with Pakistan on October 20, 1947. The ties formed in the dying throes of the British Empire have been tested heavily over the ensuing six decades, from the Cold War to the challenges of the war on terror. The result is an uneasy alliance between the two nations, one that has been both dysfunctional and beneficial through the years.
Following the ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, Russian troops are dispersed throughout the region of Crimea, an autonomous southern region of Ukraine. As members of NATO meet, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper sits down with Curtis Bell to put the developing situation in Ukraine in perspective. Bell teaches political science at the University of Tennessee, focusing on international relations, civil war, and state failure…