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Kudos to David Butler

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

David Butler, 61, is the longest-serving director of the Knoxville Museum of Art which has been in its current headquarters for 26 years. He recently completed a decade of service with significant achievements.

Butler came to Knoxville in 2006 from Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. He feels his greatest achievement has been getting the current Museum home renovated, correcting several serious deferred-maintenance issues. Over $6 million was raised including funding for the Cycle of Life by Richard Jolley, given by Steve and Ann Bailey.

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Expect McWherter re-appointment

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

President Obama will re-appoint Mike McWherter to a second term on the TVA Board of Directors this year. McWherter, son of the late Gov. Ned McWherter and Democratic nominee for governor in 2010, lives in Jackson in West Tennessee.

No one from Knoxville or East Tennessee now serves on the TVA board for the first time in several decades.

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