March 6th, 2014
RAM (Remote Area Medical) based in Knoxville, TN, premiers on the Daily Show with John Stewart tonight at 11pm.
Ram’s mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free quality healthcare to those in need: over 85,000 volunteers, including healthcare professionals, providing over 8- million dollars with of free medical care in 710 mobile clinics to 555,000 patient encounters.
Message from RAM:
Yes, we know this is not the “real” news, but we also know that millions of people will be watching us present a very creative way of highlighting the needs in our country about health care access and the hope RAM offers underserved communities.
We thank Jon Stewart, Miles Kahn and their entire crew for allowing the work of the volunteers, healthcare professionals and the investment of RAM donors to be seen by so many people. We also thank the Daily Show for caring enough to raise the awareness of the children and families who are in critical needs of medical attention in our nation.
February 18th, 2014
Governor Bill Haslam made some very exciting announcements during his fourth State of the State Address. Read below for a full recap found at www.BILLHASLAM.com.
The highlight of the evening was the opportunity to announce the“Tennessee Promise” proposal, an ongoing commitment to every student – from every kindergartner to every high school senior – that he or she can attend two years of community college or a college of applied technology absolutely free. This is a bold promise that will speak volumes to current and prospective employers and make a real difference for generations of Tennesseans. It is also a promise that we have the ability to make by strategically redirecting existing resources in our lottery reserve funds to create an endowment. The Tennessee Promise isn’t just about higher education. It’s about better jobs for more Tennesseans and building a stronger economy.
And when it comes to economic development in Tennessee, we’re on a roll. Not only were we named “State of the Year” by Business Facilities, 2013 was a record breaking year with over 23,000 new jobs created and 187 projects. Just last week, Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, announced it will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility in Sumner County and create 300 new Tennessee jobs.
In Tennessee, we know our strengths, and we are not afraid to address our challenges head on. Meth production is a growing problem in Tennessee. It is dangerous, it threatens the safety of Tennesseans, and it destroys families. In January, I introduced the Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it illegally while not overburdening law-abiding Tennesseans who need temporary cold and sinus relief. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to address this issue.
February 6th, 2014
ONEIDA, Tenn. — The Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott is officially open.
The hospital opened its doors at 8 a.m. on Monday morning, culminating a three-year effort by Scott County officials to save the hospital. Pioneer Health Services was a partner with Scott County for much of that effort. Read More
January 23rd, 2014
Welcome Frank & Debbie Ladd from Indiana, we are so happy to welcome them into our community. The Ladd’s purchased the home on lot 13 and a hangar.
January 21st, 2014
We have begun construction on Falls and Black Bear Lane. Book a tour and experience all the exciting updates at the Airpark.
January 15th, 2014
(WBIR) A national business magazine named Tennessee the “2013 State of the Year.”
Business Facilities said the Volunteer State joins Texas as the only multiple winner since the competition started in 2007. Runner-ups were Utah, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
Tennessee’s top five economic development projects created a total of 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment, and included seven expansions along with three new recruitments. The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top five projects for number of jobs created and the amount of capital invested from October 2012 – October 2013. Read More
January 7th, 2014
Cumberland Falls Parkers Lake, Ky.
This state park is famed for its moonbow — a rainbow formed by the mist of a waterfall and the light of the full moon. Evening crowds often gather to catch the glimpse of a bow. “It’s a big, broad, miniature Niagara,” Swan says. “It’s one of the most powerful waterfalls east of the Mississippi.” 606-528-4121, parks.ky.gov
January 7th, 2014
The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Scott County for a game at Scott High on February 1, at 7 p.m.
The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever they play.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
The Ambassadors set themselves apart from other “Harlem-style” basketball teams by working with local not-for-profit and service organizations and holding Harlem Ambassadors shows as community fundraising events. For the event, the Ambassadors have partnered with the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands to help raise funds for the center’s services.
December 17th, 2013
Congratulations to our friend Jamie Cotton on his new book.
“The Greatest Speech, Ever” was written to be more than a specialized monograph about the Gettysburg Address. The author, Judge James L. Cotton Jr. digressed along the way into side excursions and back roads of Abraham Lincoln s remarkable life, exploring his hardscrabble childhood, and his courageous but controversial Emancipation Proclamation. To fully understand how the Gettysburg Address came to be, one must understand how Abraham Lincoln came to be.
December 16th, 2013
We are happy to announce that Homesite 13, is under contract. Please contact Bill Armstrong at [email protected], regarding remaining available properties.