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UT President, exec. staff to take pay cut, give up staff cars

Updated: 12/18/2008 - University of Tennessee President John Petersen and his entire executive staff have decided to take a voluntary pay cut as well as relinquish vehicles provided by the university, according to a University of Tennessee release. It's a move that will save the university system nearly a half million dollars, UT says.

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Eastman enters Korean joint venture

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Eastman Chemical Co. and Korea-based SK Chemicals Co. Ltd. are forming a joint venture to build a manufacturing plant that will produce cellulose acetate tow, a raw material used primarily in cigarette filters.

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Feds rank Tennessee nursing homes third worst

Posted: 12/18/2008 - The first federal effort to rate nursing homes ranked Tennessee third worst in the nation and gave 30 percent of state nursing homes the worst rating possible.

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Deputies shoot armed suspect after three separate incidents

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Knox County deputies shot a suspect who they believe is behind three separate armed assaults Wednesday night in Knox County after he reportedly opened fire on officers, according to a Knox County Sheriff's Office release.

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Cheaper to lend: more likely to borrow, spend?

Posted: 12/17/2008 - The Federal Reserve's decision to cut its "overnight" lending rate to a record low 0.25 percent likely won't find its way to your mortgage lender or bank any time soon. But rates may not be the only fear factor hindering lending or borrowing.

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East Tennessee lights up for Christmas, pt. 1

Posted: 12/17/2008 - In the first part of a a three part series to include some of the best Christmas lights done by folks here in East Tennessee, Volunteer TV takes you to a home on Ebeneezer Road.

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Halls bank robbery suspect arrested at Knoxville motel

Updated: 12/17/2008 - The man investigators believe robbed the Regions Bank branch at 7005 Maynardville Pike Tuesday morning was arrested Wednesday morning at a Manolia Avenue hotel, according to a Knox County Sheriff's Office release.

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Marines play Santa for children across East Tennessee

Updated: 12/17/2008 - For 61 years, the US Marines have been playing "Santa" for needy children all across the United States. But like a lot of programs this year, "Toys for Tots" met some struggles because of the economy.

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LMU board freezes undergraduate tuition

Posted: 12/17/2008 - As college students around the country are bombarded with news of budget cuts and tuition hikes, the undergraduate students of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) were given a special holiday greeting this week.

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Trust buys acreage to add to Cumberland Gap park

Posted: 12/17/2008 - A nonprofit conservation organization has purchased more than 2,100 acres in eastern Kentucky with plans to eventually turn the land over to Cumberland Gap National Park.

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Fire Marshal closes three UT fraternity houses

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Residents living in three on-campus fraternity houses have voluntarily closed their doors after a Tennessee State Fire Marshal found several fire code violations during inspections.

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Demolition begins on uranium plant

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Demolition has begun on the giant uranium factory in Tennessee that supplied the first atomic bomb.

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Fire at West Tennessee day care sends 5 to hospital

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Authorities say five people have been sent to a hospital after a fire at a Crockett County day care center, including an officer who was rescuing children from the building.

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