Travel

Battle Over Highway Heats Up

Battle Over Highway Heats Up

by Meredith CordleAfter being shelved by the Transportation Planning Organization in 2013, the debate over finishing the extension of James White Parkway has once again flared, due in large part to concerns over the safety of Chapman Highway. After being shelved by the Transportation Planning Organization in 2013, the debate[Read More…]

Mar 18, 2016 Knox County, Knoxville, News, Politics, Travel
Taste The Tuscan Wines

Taste The Tuscan Wines

by Angela Karl Stepping out of our apartment overlooking sunny, picturesque city of Florence, we were greeted by the vivacious Anna, owner of Cool Tours, picking us up in her luxury minivan to begin the day’s adventure of a scheduled wine tour. Casually driving through the scenic Tuscan mountains and[Read More…]

Aug 13, 2015 News, Travel

Seymour Middle Student Attends Space Camp

Jeshua Jacklet of Seymour, Tennessee, recently attended Space Camp® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork,[Read More…]

Motorists Face Less Construction During July 4th Travel

Motorists across Tennessee need not worry about construction slowing their travel plans down this Fourth of July. TDOT will suspend all lane closures and construction at midnight on Thursday, July 2, 2015 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. “We always[Read More…]

Jul 2, 2015 Community, Travel
TDOT Plans to Open New Interchange at  Exit 407

TDOT Plans to Open New Interchange at Exit 407

By Meredith Cordle The way tourists and locals navigate around the 407 exit off of I-40 getting to and from the Smokies is changing and TDOT wants to make sure motorists are aware of the new traffic pattern. The Diverging Diamond Interchange is set to open on June 30th, but[Read More…]

KAT Awarded ‘Shining Star’ from FTA

KAT Awarded ‘Shining Star’ from FTA

At last month’s Region IV Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Conference in Atlanta, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) received the Shining Star Award, in recognition of its innovative transit center, Knoxville Station. The John J. Duncan Jr. Knoxville Station Transit Center opened to the public in August of 2010 and has continued to[Read More…]

Jun 11, 2015 Knoxville, News, Travel
TDOT and THP Prepare for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival

TDOT and THP Prepare for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival

Since 2002, the small Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country – the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  Held on a 700‑acre farm, the festival is a four-day, multi-stage event that showcases a diverse assortment[Read More…]

Jun 11, 2015 Calendar, Events, News, Travel
KAT Offers Fare-Free Boardings

KAT Offers Fare-Free Boardings

“Cumberland Avenue is open for business, and KAT is the best way to get to it and through it.” This is the message that the City of Knoxville and KAT want to send with the new Cumberland Connect Free Fare Zone program that began June 1. Anyone catching a bus along Cumberland[Read More…]

Jun 11, 2015 Community, Knoxville, News, Travel
AAA Tips for summer travel

AAA Tips for summer travel

With rising temperatures and school out for the summer, families across the country are preparing for vacations. While remembering the sunscreen and swimsuits is important, AAA, the American Auto Association, wants to remind travelers that emergencies are the number one way to put the brakes on a family vacation. Preparing[Read More…]

Jun 4, 2015 Entertainment, Family, Travel
Civil War Event in Seymour

Civil War Event in Seymour

By Jay Miller, [email protected] Wheatlands Plantation in Seymour held their annual Civil War Event July 19 and July 20 despite the presence of inclement weather. The first day of the events kept dozens of expected visitors away when over two inches of rain came down on the plantation.  Things were[Read More…]