Inmates get park ready for spring

Knox County Detention Center inmates, pictured on the far right, worked in the sun on May 2, giving the city’s ball park benches a fresh and much-needed coat of paint. “They’re a real big help for the city. They’ve really changed the way those ball parks look,” said Mayor David Thompson. Now a vibrant blue, the benches are ready for warmer days and ball games. Pictured above, far left is the benches before and center is after. Photos by Tasha Stewart