West Hills: This one’s for you

Sandra ClarkFeature

By Friday of this week, we’ll have compiled everything we need to put a robust newspaper into 10,000 homes and businesses in West Hills and surrounding areas. The paper will reach homes around Wednesday, Sept. 25. Mail is targeted to ZIP 37909 and three routes in 37919.

The goal is to reach potential readers of www.knoxtntoday.com to show our wares – what we post each day/each week. Now, since you’re already reading the website, here’s how you can help:

  1. If you live in West Knoxville and have an idea for a story, email me at news@knoxtntoday.com or phone 865-661-8777. Quickly.
  2. If you know someone in either ZIP, contact them for story ideas. We’re talking people, schools, churches, civic groups, etc.
  3. We’ll then dig out and dust off some of our previous website content. We’ll probably run “Eat Mor Chikin” about the Chick-fil-A sign on Kingston Pike. And Larry Van Guilder’s profile of Dong Tran at Bida Saigon. And Diana Fisher’s report on the hospice wing at West Hills Health and Rehab.

We’ve got up to four community advertiser spots available. Pay $250 for a 1/3-page ad in the mailer and get a logo link to your business on the West Knox community page for an entire year. Again, call or email quickly.

I’m excited because this mailer will reach an area north of I-40 – many routes not covered before.

  • Don’t miss “Million Dollar Quartet,” playing through Sept. 22 at the Clarence Brown Theatre. The Broadway musical reprises a jam session in December 1956 at Sun Studio in Memphis with Elvis, 21; Johnny Cash, 24; Carl Perkins, 24; and Jerry Lee Lewis, 21.
  • Best line: Perkins and Cash are plotting to leave Sun for Columbia Records. One of them says: “Best way to stop the spread of Communism – have it distributed by Sun Records.”
  • Madeline Rogero is buying ribbon by the barrel – necessary for all the ribbon-cuttings she’s got scheduled before her term ends in December. There’s one this week for the almost-done entryway to the soon-to-be finished Urban Wilderness.

Sandra Clark, editor/CEO of Knox TN Today, write this Monday blog about the website, what we’re doing and how that’s going. Email her at sandra.clark@knoxtntoday.com.

Steve Petrone, owner of Marco’s Pizza in Halls, was giving away pizza last Friday at a Pep Rally at Food City. Steve believes his pizza is its own best advertising. (He’s right.)



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