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ETCH launches specialty license plate

ETCH launches specialty license plate

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is launching a new specialty license plate to commemorate 75 years of leading the way to healthier children.

All proceeds from the colorful new specialty plates will benefit Children's Hospital.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.

Community Spotlight - Karns Community Club

Community Spotlight - Karns Community Club

Greetings and saluations!

This is a time to highlight some community happenings that some people might not know about. Today is about the Karns Community Club. This club was established in 1954 and could be one of the last community clubs in Knox County.

The motto of the club is "To inform and unite for progress" and the main function of the club is that it provides leadership and the means for Karns to encourage a sense of community and to promote quality of life. All residents of Karns automatically belong to the Club.

Costco donates backpacks to West View Elementary students

Costco donates backpacks to West View Elementary students

Knox County schools gearing up for the school year, and one new Knox County business is working to help students at one elementary school get a good start.

West View Elementary School held their welcome back meet-and-greet Monday evening at West View Park.

In addition to getting to catch up with old friends and meet their new teachers, the students got a gift courtesy of Knoxville newcomer Costco.

The grocer provided free backpacks for every kid to begin the school year off right.

Controversial book remains on Hardin Valley's reading list

Controversial book remains on Hardin Valley's reading list

A controversial book that's required reading for the STEM students at Hardin Valley Academy remains on the school's approved reading list.

Thursday we told you that the family of one student discovered the book Robopocalypse is peppered with language they consider "foul" like the "f" word and taking the lord's name in vein.

Sam Lee told 10News the school never notified him about the book. He said he feels they showed "disregard for parental consent."

Lee wants the book taken off the required reading list.