1 Injured In Marina Fire On Kentucky Lake; 4 Houseboats Sink, 6 Other Boats Damaged

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a call about a houseboat fire which spread to a marina on Sunday, Sept. 15, around 10:30 a.m. 

The fire occurred at Leatherwood Marina located on Kentucky Lake. The houseboat fire resulted in one injury. The injured victim was flown to Vanderbilt with burns to his legs and is expected to be released.

The fire spread to multiple boats before being extinguished at 11:45 a.m. Four houseboats sunk and six other vessels were damaged during the fire.  The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.


Collectible Waterfowl Stamp Available Through TWRA

Leap Year Provides Unique Angling Opportunities

9th Annual Symposium “Plant Natives 2020!” And Native Plant Marketplace And Expo To Be Held March 14


The Best of Show drawing from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now a collectible waterfowl stamp. Orders are being taken for the collectible stamp that is produced ... (click for more)

Tennessee anglers who enjoy delayed harvest streams get an extra day of fishing this year. Delayed harvest regulations are in effect through Feb. 29 on sections of Doe River, Hiwassee River, ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones is holding its ninth annual native plant symposium “Plant Natives 2020!” on March 14 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University Center ... (click for more)




Outdoors

Collectible Waterfowl Stamp Available Through TWRA

The Best of Show drawing from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now a collectible waterfowl stamp. Orders are being taken for the collectible stamp that is produced annually and sold for conservation education through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Erica Brock from Lafollette was honored as the 2019 Tennessee Best of Show last spring ... (click for more)

Leap Year Provides Unique Angling Opportunities

Tennessee anglers who enjoy delayed harvest streams get an extra day of fishing this year. Delayed harvest regulations are in effect through Feb. 29 on sections of Doe River, Hiwassee River, Paint Creek, Piney River and Tellico River. Beginning March 1, anglers can begin harvesting trout from these sections that have been catch and release since early fall. March 1 also marks ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Board Of Downtown Business Improvement District Asks Finance Committee To Take Another Look At Help For Non-Profits

The board of the new downtown Business Improvement District voted on Wednesday to have its three-member finance committee take another look at providing help to four non-profits that are asking to be exempted from assessments. The board, acting on the recommendation of the finance panel, earlier rejected any reductions in amounts charged to the non-profits that filed appeals. ... (click for more)

Steve Brookes, Of Boston Business Improvement District, Chosen To Lead Chattanooga BID

An official of the Boston Business Improvement District has been chosen to be executive director of the new Chattanooga BID. The local BID board on Wednesday approved the selection of Steve Brookes, who joined the Downtown Boston BID in March of 2011. He serves as the Boston BID's Clean & Hospitality Operations Director. In that role, he oversees the team of the BID's ... (click for more)

Opinion

Good Urban Design

Chattanooga is enjoying a robust movement to plan developments in a number of downtown neighborhoods, and there is good reason to believe that well designed development should be welcomed. The opposite is also true, that bad or poorly designed development should not be welcomed, especially if it seriously degrades the existing neighborhood. In the case of a sought after rezoning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Manny Is Best For All

I am not a big fan of Bill Hagerty, the early front-runner to replace Lamar Alexander as Tennessee’s next Senator, because I dislike the thought of six more years with a partisan puppet. Hagerty was in Chattanooga earlier this week to tell the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club how loyal he is to President Donald Trump, how much he enjoys laughing at the Democrats’ presidential field ... (click for more)