Monday, October 18, 2021

NEW: Dad arrested for baby girl’s heroin overdose

A freak accident involving heroin nearly killed a baby girl in East Knox County and landed the child’s father in jail on a felony...

The Wire

NEW: Dad arrested for baby girl’s heroin overdose

A freak accident involving heroin nearly killed a baby girl in East Knox County and landed the child’s father in jail on a felony...

Hard Knox Life

Smith & Wesson to bring 750 jobs

“Made by Smith & Wesson” is about to mean “Made in East Tennessee.” In one of the biggest economic boons of its type in a...

Autumnal adventuring ahead

This article was written by our newest correspondent, Megan Sadler. It’s time to say goodbye to summer as autumn welcomes sweater weather and a...

Hard Knox Histories

Old City’s unique past remembered

Once upon a time, it was the part of town that most Knoxvillians had forgotten about, if they knew about it at all. These days,...

The worst of times

Disasters — both natural and manmade — have dominated the news in recent weeks. Hurricanes, wildfires, the tragedy of Afghanistan, the ongoing COVID pandemic….it...

230 years of entertainment

As hard as it is to believe today, entertainment of any sort was once a rare and treasured commodity. Our modern world immerses us in...

“History is a conversation”

For local history buffs, the Mabry-Hazen House is a treasure trove unlike any other.   It’s not the 130 years worth of furniture, paintings and...

Dreams dispersed in the water

“Beyond in the dark the river flows in a sluggard ooze toward southern seas…. afreight  with the past, dreams dispersed in the water someway,...

Hard Knox Humor

Scruffians battle Serpent Commandos of the Law

He didn’t want to go to jail No sooner did Knox County Officer Donald Pope try to pull over the silver Hyundai Elantra than the...

Home placed on house arrest; scruffier shenanigans

Home placed on house arrest  You know you live in a rough neighborhood when even the freakin’ houses have criminal records …. Take the modest, two-bedroom...

A scientific explanation, party fouls, locationally challenged

Fight For Your Right  North Knox County has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, its population growth driven by a seemingly inexhaustible supply...

In-Depth

No bodycam footage in police shooting

None of the Knoxville Police Department officers involved in a deadly drug raid were wearing their department-issued bodycams when a 43-year-old man was killed...

Victim, police named in deadly drug raid

Authorities have identified a Knoxville man who was shot and killed during a Tuesday morning drug raid as well as four officers who were...

One killed in S. Knoxville drug raid

A man was shot and killed by police officers during a Tuesday morning drug raid at a house in South Knoxville, authorities said. The Tennessee...

Boyfriend charged with murdering Kyle

Desheena Kyle was only 26 years old when she disappeared a little over three months ago.  The aspiring fashion designer’s life was full of promise...

No charges yet in Kyle’s death

 The three-month-long search for Desheena Kyle has officially ended in tragedy with the confirmation that a body found in a North Knox County house...

Hard Talk

Eating crow

It’s not fun when you have to admit you were wrong. Yeah, yeah, I know — we all make mistakes, to err is human, nobody’s...

Hard Knox Histories to feature Jack Neely

Told you we had a big announcement today.... Starting this Friday, we will begin a biweekly collaboration with Knoxville’s favorite historian, Jack Neely.  Every two weeks,...

EDITORIAL: An open letter to DA Charme Allen

  Until today, Hard Knox Wire hasn’t taken an editorial position on any of the issues that we cover.  The recent shooting death of 17-year-old Anthony...

NEW: Building your trust

Hello, I’m Jenna Stambaugh. I’m the new publisher here at Hard Knox Wire.   Although I have been surrounded by writers and reporters for most of my life, and despite having occasionally...

Big changes, big future

It’s a day of mixed emotions here at Hard Knox Wire.  My original  partner in this venture, Cliff Hightower, is leaving. I understand why he’s going....