Fire Up The Still

Trying to get legislation passed in the state legislature can be a daunting task, that is unless you're trying to get legislation passed to open a distillery into the heart of Lenoir City. And that seems to be what's about to happen.

Lenoir City's very own Mayor Tony Aikens, the man who wants to be the next state representative, traveled to Nashville Tuesday to appear before the Senate State and Local Government Committee, if needed, to explain Senate Bill 2003 which will "authorize the manufacturing of intoxicating liquors and drinks in Lenoir City." The bill passed the committee unanimously and will now head to a full vote in the near future.

Some time ago, I had heard that a mystery company, a distillery, was interested in possibly buying the old LCUB building down town to operate a distillery. Problem is, under current law, that would be illegal. No problem, just change the law, just for Lenoir City.

To be fair, I can't confirm the part about the LCUB building but it's a pretty good bet it's all the same deal. Time will tell.

Legal moonshining in Lenoir City, who would have thought it.      

Senators Randy McNally, and Ken Yager and representatives Glen Casada and Kent Calfee are working the bill through the process.

Click Here To See Bill

Click Here To Watch The Committee Hearing Video  

Sure wish it was that easy to get legislation written to stop out of control elected officials from suing tax payers.   

Randy McNally
District 5
Anderson, Loudon, and part of Knox Counties

Ken Yager
District 12
Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties

Glen Casada
District 63
Part of Williamson County

Kent Calfee
District 32
Part of Roane and part of Loudon Counties