Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Ryan Wilusz

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Knoxville has a 'Grand Canyon' off Kingston Pike — and it's causing major problems

A "Grand Canyon" in Knoxville formed by decades of erosion is considered the city's No. 1 pollutant source and the likely cause of downstream flooding. → Read More

Beer permits approved for UT sports venues if Aramark can do these three things

Just because the permits are one step closer doesn't mean the university is ready to begin sales, especially for the football season opener. → Read More

Can scooters go through Market Square? We saw it happen and tried it ourselves

With the city's OK, Knox News reporter Ryan Wilusz hopped on a Spin scooter in Knoxville's Market Square to see if it would work in the no-ride zone. → Read More

Want a beer at the first Vols football game? UT says don't get your hopes up

"The worst thing that can happen is we do it too quick and we screw it up," said Vince Carilli, vice chancellor for student life. → Read More

Alcohol sales at University of Tennessee athletic facilities: What you need to know

Aramark will go before the Knoxville Beer Board with plans that include selling alcohol at Regal Soccer Stadium, Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling. → Read More

McGhee Tyson runway project gets $10.6M; next step could get planes to gates faster

Tim Burchett announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded McGhee Tyson Airport $10.6 million for reconstructing runways. → Read More

Fireworks seem like a blast for 4th of July — but they ignited this Knoxville home

Fireworks, which are illegal in Knox County, led to a fire that destroyed a Knoxville home this Fourth of July weekend. → Read More

Tomato Head owners bring new flavors to Market Square with Space Head eatery

After months of keeping things quiet, Space Head revealed itself to the public Thursday with a small, eclectic menu of sandwiches, fries and ice cream. → Read More

It should have been a birthday party. Instead, dad remembers son who gave him kidney

Friends and family gathered to remember Nathan Davis, who gave his kidney to his father after a car crash, on what would have been his 24th birthday. → Read More

Knoxville's $10 million Jackson Avenue ramps replacement project starts soon

Construction on the $10.1 million project to replace the ramps is set to begin in August or September and will shut down the street to vehicles, remove parking spaces and detour pedestrians for about one year. → Read More

A Knoxville businessman and an anonymous donor are stepping up to save Fort Kid playground

With the future of Fort Kid uncertain, Thomas Boyd is donating $200,000 on top of a $100,000 anonymous donation to update the Knoxville playground. → Read More

They hadn't seen each other in 37 years — Knoxville Pride helped them reconnect

Saturday's Knox PrideFest brought people together Downtown for a parade on Gay Street and a festival at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum lawn. → Read More

Knox Pride must balance setbacks, successes, celebrations and safety for parade

Knox Pride's Stonewall-themed PrideFest and parade is about both celebrating and advancing LGBTQ acceptance in Knoxville, East Tennessee and beyond. → Read More

Knox Pride parade coordinator resigns following public outrage days before event

Knox Pride Parade Coordinator Mark Janes resigned Thursday, days after LGBTQ activists and allies slammed organizers over an email threatening to have police remove paraders reacting to anti-LGBT harassers. → Read More

Knox Pride tells police to remove parade participants who engage with harassers

Many in the LGBTQ community and their allies said organizers are giving free license for harassment of Pridefest participants. → Read More

Plans to sell beer at UT games have been revealed — the city says not so fast

Details about how alcohol would be served at Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena were presented Tuesday to the Knoxville Beer Board. → Read More

Did you know the 100 block of Gay Street was raised? Take an underground tour

Take a look at underground tunnels and storefronts in the 100 block of Gay Street, which Knoxville raised 100 years ago. → Read More

Campbell County hit hard by flash flooding; citizens seek rescue and shelter

A shelter has been opened for people displaced by heavy rain that started Friday night in Campbell County and led to flash flooding, car wrecks and multiple rescues. → Read More

'Did you miss us?': What we saw at Wilco's first two shows since 2017

Wilco hardly missed a beat — pulling on heart strings and shredding guitar strings — during two sold-out nights at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN. → Read More

Smoky Mountains synchronous fireflies display left us nearly speechless

A select group of people from all over the world get to watch as synchronous fireflies take over the Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains. → Read More