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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.

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."

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.