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Capitols and churches: A new Anglican neighbor in Frankfort, Kentucky

Capitols and churches: A new Anglican neighbor in Frankfort, Kentucky

Capitols & Churches December 29, 2015 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Reciting the 50 capitals in elementary school,I always had to pause when it came to Kentucky. It was one of the easiest to remember because of the association with hot dogs. Until I had to spell Frankfort. I always lost a half a point on that one.Read More

Tennessee’s Bowl History

Tennessee’s Bowl History

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee is 26-24 all-time in bowls and the Vols are playing in their 33rd January bowl game and second in a row. UT defeated Iowa, 45-28, in last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Tennessee’s last game against a Big Ten team was its 45-28 winRead More

Concussion related measures improved in football players who drank new chocolate milk

Concussion related measures improved in football players who drank new chocolate milk

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

By Eric Schurr COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Fifth Quarter Fresh, a new, high-protein chocolate milk, helped high school football players improve their cognitive and motor function over the course of a season, even after experiencing concussions, a new preliminary University of Maryland study shows. The study, funded through the MarylandRead More

Outback Bowl: Tennessee vs Northwestern

Outback Bowl: Tennessee vs Northwestern

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee will play in its 51st bowl game on Jan. 1, 2016, when the Vols take on No. 12 Northwestern in the 30th annual Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The ESPN2 broadcast will feature Tom Hart and Rod Gilmore in the boothRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: “They will cash your check in a small town.” Famous people weren’t plentiful in my hometown as June moved into July of 1998, but we had one homegrown luminary, Raymond Cooper. Since buying the town’sRead More

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style December 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks A new year brings the promise of starting over. Many folks see it as a point to make a resolution to complete or change things in their life. Perhaps coming out of the Christmas season gives them hope to make their lives better. In reality, each newRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Too Close for Comfort

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Too Close for Comfort

Tails from the ER December 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey It had been a quiet Saturday so far when our ER technician’s phone rang signaling that a patient may be on its way in.  After speaking to the reception staff, she turned to discuss the call with a very concerned expression. “It’s a cattle dog thatRead More

From the Hart: Liberals Love Corrupt International Governing Bodies

From the Hart: Liberals Love Corrupt International Governing Bodies

From the Hart December 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, is corrupt — even by world governing bodies’ standards. Its president, Sepp Blatter, was banned from FIFA soccer for eight years. The international governing body for World Cup soccer rakes in stacks of nefarious money. When it hosts World Cup matches, everythingRead More

The Beach Boys/photo submitted

The Beach Boys to headline annual ‘Stars on Stage’ gala

Entertainment December 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Shell Jennings Legendary musical group The Beach Boys will headline “Stars on Stage,” the annual fundraising gala and performance to benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. General admission and VIP reception tickets are on sale now at www.tennesseetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200 for theRead More

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The Blackwoods farewell concert

Entertainment, Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams After 2,854 shows in Pigeon Forge, the Blackwoods are preparing to take their final bow on December 31. R.W. Blackwood and his wife Donna host the morning show at the Smoky Mountain Opry where they perform with several other entertainers. After a successful 15-year run in PigeonRead More