In 1913, Knoxville held the National Conservation Exposition at Chilhowee Park for two months. It drew about a million people and it was probably the biggest event in Knoxville’s history, up until the 1982 World’s Fair.
Over the past 320,000 years, turtles in North America have survived through numerous fluctuations in global temperature. When the temperature dropped, they moved to a warmer climate and if it started to get too hot, they headed North. While some turtle species were unable to make the move, the successful species migrated an average of 45 miles for each degree of temperature change.
A report prepared by a group representing retired Park Service employees claims the federal shutdown is costing East Tennessee and Western North Carolina approximately two million dollars a day in lost revenue.
The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) report released Thursday used October 2012 attendance figures for twelve of the leading national parks and attempted to calculate the amount of money those visitors would have spent if the parks had been open this year.
For the first time in nearly three years, drivers will again be able to cross the Tennessee River using Knoxville's Henley Street Bridge. On Wednesday, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced one lane in each direction will re-open to traffic jus tafter midnight on Thursday, October 17.
Construction barrels and barricades discourage drivers from continuing south on the James White Parkway in South Knoxville. Recent decisions by the Transportation Planning Organization will likely ensure a five-mile section of the roadway beyond the barricades will remain unfinished.
As long as it still has a pulse, the James White Parkway extension isn’t dead. Not yet. But as of today, it appears to be one step closer.
Supporters of the controversial road attempted to pass a motion before the Transportation Planning Organization’s technical committee this morning that would have moved the project back onto the TPO’s long-range plan. In late August, the TPO voted to abandon the decades-old project. This morning’s motion by Sevier County Communications Coordinator Perrin Anderson represented an attempt to reverse that decision.
For now, the state of Tennessee will be blocked from enforcing rules governing so-called healthcare navigators.
A restraining order issued Monday by federal judge Todd Campbell said Tennessee’s rules restricting healthcare navigators are too broad. That supports complaints made by plaintiffs who say the state’s definitions actually hurt, rather than help, navigators in assisting consumers.
A new report from the Brookings Institution on Tennessee’s automotive industry finds that the state is the South’s leader in supplying the automotive industry and has a stronger auto sector than before the recession began.