Mon
Apr 5 2010
05:44 pm
Mon
Apr 5 2010
02:01 pm

It's that time of year again, time for the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Spring appeal.

The fine men and women of this all-volunteer charity not only fight our fires but also provide our First Responder and emergency medical services very cost-effectively.

Continued...

Mon
Apr 5 2010
08:34 am

The Rockwood Ministerial Association has a new web site at RockwoodMinisterial.org.

These good folks run the Food Pantry and a number of other aid programs for Rockwood-area families in need. They are an agency of last resort for needy families seeking help in West Roane County.

Rockwood Ministerial Association / The Food Pantry
Mon
Apr 5 2010
07:03 am
By: WhitesCreek

It's actually Libertelevision(!) if you go here:

(link...)

Mon
Apr 5 2010
06:22 am
By: WhitesCreek

No, they don't live there, and neither do the sharks that were found in the Tennessee River...And Watts Bar Lake isn't "Near Chattanooga" either. So far this is a hoax, bad reporting, or both...

(link...)

Sun
Apr 4 2010
08:16 pm

The Creative Arts Co-op is excited to announce the opening of its new home. The Creative Arts Co-op Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman. The larger facility offers more space for our theatrical productions, camps, and classes as well as our soon-to-be famous murder mysteries. There will be an official grand opening later this month (once the paint dries), so we will keep everyone posted. And we hope to see you there!

For more information on any of our programs, please contact the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit us at (link...).

Sun
Apr 4 2010
10:03 am
By: WhitesCreek
Sun
Apr 4 2010
07:08 am
By: WhitesCreek

The sentiment represented in Easter is a beautiful one. May everyone have a glorious day.

Just for fun:
Power to the Peeps!

The Peep Research Project

Sun
Apr 4 2010
12:11 am
By: farmer leaf

You've tried the rest, now it's time to try the best. Naturally raised pastured poultry lay the most nutritional and best tasting eggs.
Broadened Horizons Organic Farm, home of heritage breed laying hens, now has eggs for sale to the general public.

Sat
Apr 3 2010
01:51 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Page 116-117 in the just arrived April National Geographic, Knoxville's own fish people.

Sat
Apr 3 2010
07:19 am
By: WhitesCreek

And the Candidates are:

(link...)

So there are several interesting situations. Incumbent Roane County Executive Mike Farmer won his position with less than a majority vote because three viable candidates were running. In his re-election effort Mike now faces strong opposition from Ron Woody. I do not know much about the other candidate, Junior Ledbetter, but I'll be finding out what I can. Woody has served in operations positions at several levels of government and comes with a seriously good resume. This will be fun to watch. May the winner be Roane County.

Sat
Apr 3 2010
07:06 am

TVA Chair, Mike Duncan, holds the position because of his deep coal connections. Coal executives sit on his Bank's Board and he doesn't live in the TVA service area. No responsible ethics board could possibly approve his even being a member of the board much less the Chair. He is compromised in every direction we look and now we find he's running a Political Action Committee handing $50 million to politicians who do his bidding.

We deserve better than this!

(link...)

Tips to KnoxViews.com: (link...)

Fri
Apr 2 2010
06:22 pm

I have higher expectations of Bob Corker. Will he rise to greatness or remain one of the Republicons?

(link...)

Fri
Apr 2 2010
09:16 am
By: WhitesCreek

The RC CAG is finalizing their comments on the acceptability of the final solutions to the TVA ash spill. Comments on the EE/CA proposals are due on Monday. The CAG's comments will be made public and posted on their site when they are issued.

Fri
Apr 2 2010
08:33 am
By: WhitesCreek

Ok, that April 1 stuff is over and today is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. Here are some random thoughts...

Continued...

Thu
Apr 1 2010
07:57 am
Thu
Apr 1 2010
06:51 am

U.S. Government To Save Billions By Cutting Wasteful Senator Program

Corker Alexander lose jobs:

03.30.10WASHINGTON—In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and eliminate non-vital federal services, the U.S. government announced plans this week to cut its long-standing senator program, a move it says will help save more than $300 billion each year.

Early this morning Senator Corker issued a release that said in part:

Lamar and I are filthy stinking rich so it doesn't matter to us, particularly. We are, however, very concerned for those Senators in other states who were counting on the massive influx of corporate donations to fill their pockets in the coming election cycle, particularly in view of the fact that the extremist Obama Administration has taken radical steps to actually do good things for the people while completely ignoring the deep suffering of corporations whose profits are off slightly.

Thu
Apr 1 2010
06:43 am
By: WhitesCreek

The most loved/hated/feared Internet search engine has changed its name:

(link...)

Tue
Mar 30 2010
09:00 am

The 2.1 magnitude quake occurred at 4:40 p.m.

Seismic recordings placed the epicenter of the quake in a Rhea County field about nine miles north of Dayton. The field is located along Cooper Branch Road and the Detherange Branch creek and close to the Roane County line.

(link...)

Tennessee and Delaware received the first $600 million in education grants to be awarded by the Obama Administration due to the Governor's involvement of Teacher's Unions in the grant proposal. Governor Bredesen's proposal had the approval of 93% of T.E.A. local chapters, a huge factor as it turns out.

Tue
Mar 30 2010
06:52 am

The man was obviously NOT naked, he was allegedly wearing a rubber mask as he was allegedly running around naked through the alleged grocery store. Had he allegedly NOT been wearing a rubber mask the headline would then have allegedly been true.

(link...)

(Whatever you do, Ethel, don't read the comments)

Mon
Mar 29 2010
10:47 am

"My son," DeParle said, "is going to grow up and look back on this and probably will not believe there was a time when insurance companies could refuse to cover someone because they had a pre-existing condition."

Link

Sun
Mar 28 2010
04:06 pm

"This is completely unheard of," Cooper says. "In any prior year in modern American history, governors would have championed this as the greatest deal they could ever have dreamed of."

Link

Sun
Mar 28 2010
11:41 am

Saturday as part of the Knoxville Marathon Race, Cariten Healthcare sponsored the Cariten Kid's Run. Kindergarten through 5th grade runners from the area were challenged to run the 26 mile marathon length a mile at a time and run their last mile into Neyland Stadium.

In this shot Kaitlin Stiles, Chloe Bledsoe, and Derek Hamilton cross the finish line with Seth Justice peeking through right behind them

Sun
Mar 28 2010
11:26 am

Officials say they plan to keep funding Pre-K at the same level as last year, amid the other budget cuts.

Link
Hopefully a budget priority, as it should be.

Sun
Mar 28 2010
11:02 am
By: WhitesCreek

The National Honor Society says that 64 percent of its members — outstanding high school students — are girls. Some colleges give special help to male applicants — yes, that’s affirmative action for white males — to avoid skewed sex ratios.

(link...)

Sat
Mar 27 2010
09:37 am
Fri
Mar 26 2010
06:40 pm
By: WhitesCreek

...Until after the UT Ohio St. Game.

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.