By Mike Steely

Senior Writer

Ever wonder about the airplane filling station on Clinton Highway? When was it was built and why? What is the future for the iconic historic structure?

The 2020 Powell Station Celebration is set for Saturday, August 29 and promises to be the largest Powell Business & Professional Association event ever. Multiple Powell area groups are involved in the free public event.

The history of the Airplane Filling Station will be just one of the many presentations given about the history of the north Knox County community at various times in the Powell High School auditorium.

Events in and around the high school and Powell Station Park include the 3rd Annual Powell Station Flotilla, the Travis Wegener Memorial Car Show with more than 75 vintage vehicles, the 3rd Annual Disc Golf Tournament, a Skate the Park competition and a 5K run and walk.

You can get more information online at You may also call Jeff Bagwell of Rural Metro/AMR, who is president of the association, at 865-765-6493 or by email at