City hall reporter for @knoxnews, alum of @universityofky. Fan of UK basketball, Reds baseball, alt country and all things outdoors. RTs not endorsements, etc.

FBI develops training film on responding to mass shooters

stripes.com — "The Coming Storm," a 27-minute training film released by the FBI on Oct. 15 dramatizes a mass shooting at Appomattox University. The film follows the story of a disgruntled former student who opens fire in a college building, weaving in narratives about classmates trying to escape, parents searching for children and the coordinated response across law enforcement agencies.

Knoxville City Council tackles payday lenders

knoxnews.com — Payday loan lenders setting up shop in Knoxville may soon have to do so at least 1,000 feet from residential areas and each other. City Council members Tuesday will consider whether to move forward with creating a zoning ordinance that would create a buffer between similar businesses.

Magpies withdraws appeal for roof sign

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - The owner of Magpies Bakery withdrew her appeal Tuesday to have City Council approve a roof sign featuring a whimsical dancing egg and butter stick on her Happy Holler building. Peggy Hambright said in a letter that she has come to the "disappointing conclusion" that she's not likely to win the appeal after speaking with council members, who were scheduled to vote on the issue tonight.

Lawmaker says he’ll draft bill to defund UT Diversity Office

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - A lawmaker announced Monday he is drafting a bill that would defund the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion days after the university's holiday party guidelines prompted outrage among the state's conservative politicians. The dust up over removing religious and cultural connotations from campus holiday parties prompted some state legislators to call for Chancellor Jimmy Cheek's resignation and U.S.
Dec 08, 2015

RT @mjslaby: Here's the latest story w/ @meganboehnke about TN lawmakers, holiday parties & diversity at @UTKnoxville. More soon https://t.…

Dec 08, 2015

RT @mjslaby: Here's the latest story w/ @meganboehnke about TN lawmakers, holiday parties & diversity at @UTKnoxville. More soon https://t.…

CSX pays out more than $430K to local agencies for Blount County train derailment

knoxnews.com — CSX Transportation has cut $431,181 in checks to local agencies since a train derailed in Blount County in July, sending poisonous gas into the air and forcing 5,000 residents from their homes. That's on top of more than $3.5 million paid to residents and others immediately affected by the fire.
Dec 03, 2015

RT @gwitt: More on the Blount Co CSX derailment in July - and a big payout - from @meganboehnke on @knoxnews - knoxnews.com/news/watchful-…

Bearden group against restaurant’s proposed design

knoxnews.com — The owners of El Charro, a family owned Mexican restaurant, said they may lose $40,000 they spent to relocate their business if a community group decides to appeal the project. The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission approved the restaurant's plan for 3816 Sutherland Ave. at its November meeting.
Dec 02, 2015

Bearden group against restaurant's proposed design shar.es/1ciIen via @knoxnews

Magpies Bakery appeals sign ruling to Knoxville City Council

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - The owner of Magpies Bakery wants Knoxville City Council to overturn a decision denying her request to erect a whimsical dancing egg and butter stick on the roof of her Central Street cake shop. The council banned roof signs as part of a new 39-page sign ordinance passed in July.
Dec 02, 2015

Magpies Bakery appeals sign ruling to Knoxville City Council shar.es/1cixGq via @knoxnews

UT works to preserve controversial mural

knoxnews.com — The University of Tennessee is expending three weeks and tens of thousands of dollars to preserve a historic piece of art that spent more time hidden than it did on display. A technician with an art preservation firm worked Friday to apply conservation adhesive and tissue-like paper to the 29-foot-long, 59-year-old oil-on-canvas artwork.

A labor of love: Volunteers come together to remove fallen tree that killed Vonore girl

knoxnews.com — VONORE, Tenn. - Men in flannel and denim came by the dozen, bringing chainsaws and axes, log splitters and rakes. Their gear and grace could never undo one family's holiday loss, but they could take away an 80-foot red oak reminder of the fallen tree that killed an 8-year-old girl and injured her brother two days before Thanksgiving.
Nov 27, 2015

RT @michaelpix: Great story about living your faith is up on @knoxnews Story by @meganboehnke , photos, and 2 videos. tiny.cc/ehiu6x

Nov 27, 2015

RT @michaelpix: Great story about living your faith is up on @knoxnews Story by @meganboehnke , photos, and 2 videos. tiny.cc/ehiu6x

Nov 27, 2015

A labor of love: Volunteers come together to remove fallen tree that killed Vonore girl shar.es/1cYoVC via @knoxnews

Nov 28, 2015

If you missed my story yesterday on church members removing a fallen tree that killed an 8 yo girl, read it now: knoxnews.com/news/local-new…

Knoxville City Council appeals ruling on Pryor Brown Garage

knoxnews.com — The Knoxville City Council has asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to hear an appeal on the Pryor Brown Garage case, arguing a lower court decision would have "widespread and serious implications" on local governments across the state.
Nov 25, 2015

Knoxville City Council appeals ruling on Pryor Brown Garage shar.es/1c5TYy via @knoxnews

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Feb 13, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: Obituary: Justice Scalia was known for his intellect, wit and biting opinions. He had huge impact on the high court. wapo.st/1Xqwv6P

Feb 13, 2016

You guys, I have 18 most left on my student loan! So close!

Feb 13, 2016

RT @Beisner_cn2: Tyler Ulis has now passed Jeff Sheppard, Chuck Hayes and Larry Conley on UK's all-time assists list. Now 17th. Next up: Andrew Harrison.

Feb 13, 2016

Ulis, Murray have gotten all the love, but starting to really adore Briscoe. Dude plays hard & is only UK guard who creates contact

Feb 13, 2016

Hopefully this lead is enough to sustain them when Cats have to play guards at the 5 down the stretch. twitter.com/kyletucker_cj/…

Feb 13, 2016

Yes, but still legit front court concerns. More true than ever that match ups matter in post season. twitter.com/goodmanespn/st…

Feb 13, 2016

My sweet husband cleaned the kitchen and then went on a long run. I decided to make lunch during halftime. Oops. pic.twitter.com/qctsJcFQqv

Feb 13, 2016

@CJMooreBR Ha. What happens when he tells you he wants to play soccer?

Feb 13, 2016

Cats have built a nice lead, but very, very worried about front court fouls. Will UK have enough players for final 10 mins of the game?


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