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VOL. 46 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 22, 2022

Whiskey bent and trail bound

Tennessee Whiskey Trail becomes a tourism force since launching in 2017

The foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains have long played host to distilleries, though their grand openings weren’t always accompanied by a news release.

How the Tennessee Distillers Guild brought distilling back

The Tennessee Distillers Guild was officially formed in February 2014 with 13 members. Its three main goals were to responsibly promote Tennessee spirits, advocate for the industry at the local, state and federal levels, and create a network for distillers to connect with and support each other, says Jill Talbert, the guild’s lobbyist.

Travel the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Given the state’s many travel destinations, it’s no wonder tourism officials love to create theme-based trails in Tennessee. Golfing, hiking, fishing, various historical periods – they’re all there.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Catching a game, good food, history with Memphis visit

As a result of a recent birthday visit there, Memphis has risen significantly in my personal estimation.

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EVENTS

Kid A’ Riffic Fun. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities in different Knoxville parks and natural areas. Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, the event is for families with children age 2-12 offering activities, games, hands-on crafts and other fun pursuits hosted by the City of Knoxville Office of Special Events, Parks and Recreation Department and community partners. Participation is free, and no registration is required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Inskip Park, 4204 Bruhin Road, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

UT’s Laborda embraces role on Mexico national team

When Paola Laborda received the invitation to try out for the Mexican women’s national volleyball team in May, she hoped to be in Mexico City for at least two weeks.

NEWSMAKERS

ORNL director Zacharia announces retirement

Dr. Thomas Zacharia announced his intent to retire as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the end of 2022, the culmination of a 35-year career at the nation’s largest science and energy laboratory.

BRIEFS

DHS adds new actions to support child care

The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced new actions to support child care providers and parents. On July 1, TDHS increased child care payment assistance reimbursement rates by 20% across all categories of care in the Child Care Certificate Program.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

MPG boost: Top hybrid pickup trucks for 2022

The average national price for gasoline has gone up almost $2 during the past year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. That’s not good news for some of the thirstiest vehicles on the road: pickup trucks. But there is a relatively new option if you’re looking to save on gas: a hybrid pickup.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

A tough read for ‘partners’ not carrying their share

Plates on one end, bowls on the other, glasses on top.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Paying more no guarantee that things will last longer

Savvy consumers consider price, performance and reliability when making a major purchase, such as a car or home appliance. The greatest of these is reliability – particularly lately.

CAREER CORNER

Amazon signals Post-COVID shift in workspace

We’ve known that remote work is the new normal since early 2020. Now fresh signs are beginning to emerge that we might never go back to the way things were before.

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