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Fall season softball teams forming now

The K-Town Softball League (KTSL) started two years ago with only four teams, one division, and one field. They now have nine teams, three divisions, and two fields for play. In addition, hopes are high in anticipation of adding at least two teams as well as a women’s division this fall.

KTSL offers a welcoming place for any person who shares the ideals of tolerance and acceptance.
“Our teams include gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight players, in addition to players of every age and race. We’re very proud of our diversity! We’re committed to creating a fun and exciting environment for the pursuit of athletic ability and camaraderie for all people,” says Keith McDaniel of the KTSL Commission.

If you are interested in playing in the fall season or would like more information about the league, please visit their Web site at ktownsoftball.com.

Blount County boat ramp sting hooks pleasure-seekers

Officials from Blount County arrested six men from the Knoxville and Maryville areas in a sting that took place at a TVA boat ramp off Alcoa Highway. According to reports by WATE6 in Knoxville, Blount County officials arrested the men after they received reports complaining of men having sex with men at the site.

The June 15 sting marks the second time the boat ramp has been the backdrop for similar arrests in a two-week period. Local reports describe the event as “homosexual” activity occurring during workday lunch hours.

The men range in age from 36 to 60 and have been charged with indecent exposure. The charge carries up to a $500 fine for the first two offenses, with any charges thereafter going up to $1,500 and a jail sentence of up to one year.