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Knox Commission discusses future of CTAS

Knox Commission discusses future of CTAS

The fifteen Knox County employees who signed up to complete a continuing education class this year can still collect their bonuses of up to $1,000.

But Knox County Commissioners voted Monday to suspend the program in the future until an investigation in to the practice is complete.

The program, known as CTAS, first came under scrutiny when it was discovered several employees were awarded bonuses when they didn't complete the coursework.

 

The revelation prompted an ongoing investigation in to Trustee John Duncan's office.

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Committee of six will work on Knox teacher survey

A six person committee has been designed to help guide the process of coming up with a survey for Knox County teachers.

Chairman Mike Hammond appointed Commissioners Tony Norman, Amy Broyles and Brad Anders to serve alongside three members of the Board of Education.

Chairman Mike Hammond says the board appointed Lynne Fugate, Pam Trainer, and Karen Carson.

The request for the survey comes after the controversial school budget failed to pass commission.

Now the schools and county want to survey teachers on what changes they'd like to see in the district.

Beck Center to receive $50,000 from county

Beck Center to receive $50,000 from county

Knox County Commission voted Monday to designate $50,000 for the Beck Cultural Exchange Center after they missed the application deadline for county money during the budget process.

They weren't on track to receive any county dollars in the up coming fiscal year, but Commissioner Sam McKenzie says they needed money to expand programming.

He told fellow commissioners the center provides valuable services, especially for children who need extra tutoring outside of school.

Music Scholarship helps students meet key goals

Music Scholarship helps students meet key goals

For as long as she can remember, Deborah Kyle has been playing piano.

 "I started playing at my church with one of the choir directors at the time," remembers Kyle. "He said 'you need to get her in lessons' because whatever he played, I would play the exact same thing."

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Coupon conundrum

If you still have that book.. you might have a conundrum!

There are only a few days left to use your coupons from the Knox County Schools. So quick go find it and figure out what you need.

Knoxville broadcasting community mourns loss of longtime ad man

Knoxville broadcasting community mourns loss of longtime ad man

The Knoxville broadcasting community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Dick Sterchi, senior account executive with WNOX, died at his home Friday night, according to a release from the radio station.

The full release is below:

Trevor Bayne "Backs Pat" at Food City 250

Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt served as the grand marshal of the Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday night, giving the command for the drivers to "start your engines" at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Another Knoxville celebrity, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne, drove the No. 60 Roush Fenway "We Back Pat" themed car.

"I'm Excited to be back here in Bristol at the Nationwide series again," Bayne said before the race.

"I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, it's racing at Bristol and anything could happen."