Where were you when the World’s Fair was here in Knoxville? Were you born yet? Well I wasn’t born yet, but I do know that I’ve always heard about how amazing it was and how it truly put Knoxville, Tennessee on the map. Well a little bit for our history is coming back. World’s Fair Beer is back in cans and on tap for a short amount of time so you can enjoy a little taste of history.
World’s Fair Beer’s 35 Anniversary is this year and Rick Kuhlman has made it one of his projects to bring it back. Now it’s a Hoppy Pale Ale that is smooth and an easy summer drinkable beer, the brewing company that was chosen to make this hoppy goodness is Fanatic Brewing Company.
The Launch was held at the Sunsphere where it was first brought to life with around 200 of its biggest fans, with a promise that it will be in stores as soon as they share it with the rest of us craft beer lovers at the Brewhibition event this Saturday at the Southern Railway, lower level.
So swing on Downtown this Saturday like they did 35 years ago and grab yourself a gulp from heaven, you might even find a petro on your way there.
O Lincoln Day dinner. This happens every year for the Knox County Republican Party. Every year I pick out the perfect outfit, perfect table and get ready for a great night with my fellow republicans. I’m not going to lie, I have huge expectations for this dinner. Ron Paul was the speaker at my very first Lincoln Day Dinner I attended. Then a year after that the speaker was Allen West, yes the Allen West. Two great speakers that lite a fire under your flag loven American booty! Last year we had presidential hopeful Governor Kasich speak while he was still in the race. So to say I except amazing dinners is a huge understatement considering my high maintenance needs for a great Lincoln Day speaker.
This year was a little different…. But let’s come back to that in just a minute.
What is a Lincoln day dinner? A Lincoln Day Dinner is a dinner where all of our republican elected officials, and members of the Republican Party get together to eat and hear a great speaker. Plus it’s the largest fundraiser of the year. I kind of feel like it’s the New Year’s Eve for all of us republicans. We normally go over where we have been and look forward to a great new future. We always talk about the past and what we have learned and someone always talks about what we can do better in the future.
Having all that power in one room Is simply amazing, from the just everyday Mr. Mrs. Republican to our county commissioners, court system employees, judges, sheriff, state representatives and state senators, our wonderful Mayor Tim Burchett, and as always our beloved Congressman Jimmy Duncan. Lets not forget about all of our hopefuls and wanna bee’s as we are in the heart of election season. Overall, it’s a great event to mingle and meet and greet.
This year, Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri was our guest speaker. I will say in my most humble opinion he did a good job; however, I wanted to hear more about how he helped with the inauguration of our president being a professional gofer myself. I enjoy hearing about what goes into planning big events, but that wasn’t the case. He was more into talking about other topics and left me kind of wishing Congressman Duncan would take over and get us all rowdy to take over Knoxville. Speaking of Congressman Duncan he had the crowd going wild when he spoke about not giving a platform to the group East Tennessee Indivisible. He said, they’re angry that he won’t give them a platform for their radical left wing propaganda.
All in all it was a good event and I encourage anyone and everyone to buy a ticket next year and go.
Good Golly Miss Molly, look what’s going on in Nashville. On March 13th the entire Knox County Delegation voted on a House Resolution to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate General and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. With 94 Ayes and absolutely no Noes and with Eddie Smith not present it was passed.
Being your go to girl, I always want to keep you up to date. My thoughts are, if you don’t know exactly what you’re voting for, well don’t vote for it. Our lawmakers need to read everything before voting on something.
I went against my Bobcat Country ways and headed over to the Halls Republican meeting last Monday. The Halls Republicans club meets on the 3rd Monday at 6:30 of each month at the Boys and Girls Club on Dry Gap Rd.
There was a group of about 25 at this meeting with a mix of young and older republicans. A very surprising announcement was that Bobby Waggoner will not be running for Sheriff and is giving all his support to Tom Spangler. Waggoner ran four years ago and lost against Sheriff J.J. Jones so a few of us were thinking it was going to be a three way race but so far it’s just a two way race.
The speaker was Nick McBride who is running for Register of Deeds, since Sherry Witt is term limited and is running for Foster Arnett’s title as County Clerk. It’s definitely a job moving time as many in local offices are hopping from job to job.
So, on to the information about McBride, he’s worked at the Register of Deeds for over than 27 years!! He’s a long devoted Republican, who even worked with R Larry to make the GOP book bigger and better. He spoke about all his jobs he’s had and what he’s done, but here’s the real info.
During the Q&A segment a member asked about technology and how the office would change. McBride answered with, “Who knows what the future holds, but there’s currently a paper free, and they will move with the times.” The office is losing a long lived member that knows where all the data is that the comes through the Deeds office and that job will have to be replace. Anyone need a job?
It appears that State Representative Roger Kane may also be running for the same position, or so I’ve been told……
Here is your Chelsea’s Food Truck update!!
Chelsea makes the best gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches that melt in your mouth, and I don’t want you to miss a chance to see her and her amazing crew. here is where she will be. Walk up and tell her your go to girl for Knoxville sent you and I’m sure you might get a hug and a smile =)
Friday: Retro Flea market on central for lunch from 11- 2
Saturday: South Honeybee for dinner from 6-9
Sunday: Trailhead for Alliance 1- Till they Sale Out!!!
Enjoy and thank you for supporting a Food Truck that uplifts Knoxville!
It’s almost football time in Tennessee. I don’t know about y’all, but the Orange and White Game is the start of the spring for me, and it is tomorrow. Here are a few hints and tips for this wonderful game.
First: parking and admission is free and you get to sit anywhere you want in our amazing Neyland Stadium except for the sky boxes. It requires a special ticket and you can’t get that from me because I’m just your go to girl of Knoxville. The University of Tennessee will host free autographs from the players, cheerleaders, Smokey and of course Butch Jones.
Gate 7 will open at 12:30. However, from my personal experiences VOL fans start to line up hours before then so get early and bring snacks!! You will need VOL gear for everyone to sign and I would always bring your own sharpie just in case theirs runs low. The players will be divided by their position so know who you want and go for that side first! Bring a camera or your cell phone because you can take as many pictures as you want, but they do move you fast through the line.
This is a perfect event for kids of all ages. Depending on where the sun is pick your side and seat carefully if you have a little one that can’t be in the sun, and you’re welcome to move throughout the game if your seat doesn’t work out for you!
The game starts at 4pm and if you can’t make it you can always watch it on the SEC Network.
Last reminder, this is a game and for us diehard VOL fans we do tailgate so keep that in mind and all the rules for a normal game apply such as having to clear bags.
So go enjoy the game after you hit the Rossini Festival and as always GO BIG ORANGE!!!
Zoom Gas tax is what is on everyone’s minds right now, We have heard all the information, the news stories and heard the commercials and now they have voted and the verdict is….. Gas Tax was approved 60 Ayes which means Yes, and 37 Noes Which means No.
Below is a full list of votes but here’s how the Knox County Delegation voted.
Yes Votes: State Representatives Eddie Smith, Martin Daniel, Rick Staples, Harry Brooks, Bill Dunn, and Senators Becky Duncan Massey and Richard Briggs.
No Votes: State Representatives Roger Kane and Jason Zachary.
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