2008

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Below you will find 2008 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • It's Time for Christmas Tree-cycling

    It's Time for Christmas Tree-cycling

    Posted: 12/31/2008

    The Knox County Solid Waste Office, in partnership with Keep Knoxville Beautiful, will again hold Christmas Tree-cycling the first Saturday following New Year's Day, which this year is January 3rd. Read More

  • Recycle Electronics at Plug Into Your Community Event

    Recycle Electronics at Plug Into Your Community Event

    Posted: 12/31/2008

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations including Goodwill and the Optimist Club of West Knoxville to host two "Plug Into Your Community" computer recycling events in Knoxville and Knox County this month. Read More

  • City's 2008 New Year's Schedule

    City's 2008 New Year's Schedule

    Posted: 12/30/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year's holiday. Read More

  • Bearden High School Makes Top 20 in U.S. Cellular's $1 Million Giveaway

    Bearden High School Makes Top 20 in U.S. Cellular's $1 Million Giveaway

    Posted: 12/23/2008

    Bearden High School rallied community spirit in Knoxville and made the top 20 leader board this week in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign. Read More

  • City's 2008 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    City's 2008 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/22/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Read More

  • Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 12/18/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Josh Shaffer the November Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Shaffer has been with the department since August 2000.  Read More

  • Breakfast With Santa at the Knoxville Zoo

    Breakfast With Santa at the Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 12/18/2008

    Knoxville Zoo invites guests to ring in the holiday season at Breakfast with Santa. Begin a holiday tradition at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. in the zoo's Pilot Special Exhibits Building.  Read More

  • City to Become Part of a Model City Recycling Initiative

    City to Become Part of a Model City Recycling Initiative

    Posted: 12/18/2008

    The City of Knoxville will become only the second "model city" for recycling in the United States after agreeing to enter into a partnership aimed at substantially increasing residential recycling in the city. Read More

  • KUB Earns the ENERGY STAR for Superior Energy Efficiency

    KUB Earns the ENERGY STAR for Superior Energy Efficiency

    Posted: 12/18/2008

    The Miller's Building, KUB's downtown Knoxville headquarters, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Read More

  • Rates at Parking Garages to Increase

    Rates at Parking Garages to Increase

    Posted: 12/18/2008

    The City of Knoxville will raise the daily and monthly rates for its six parking garages in early 2009. Read More

  • Fire Department's 2008 Recruit Class Graduation Dec. 17

    Fire Department's 2008 Recruit Class Graduation Dec. 17

    Posted: 12/17/2008

    A Graduation Ceremony for the Knoxville Fire Department's 2008 Recruit Class will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 at the Knoxville Convention Center, Ballrooms E, F and G. Read More

  • Public Meeting of Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board

    Public Meeting of Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board

    Posted: 12/16/2008

    The public is invited to a meeting of The Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting. Read More

  • Public Meeting of Public Art Committee

    Public Meeting of Public Art Committee

    Posted: 12/15/2008

    There will be a Public Art Committee Meeting on Thursday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m.in The Boardroom of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Read More

  • City Finishes First Steps on North Central Street Transformation

    City Finishes First Steps on North Central Street Transformation

    Posted: 12/12/2008

    City contractors finished the first steps this week to transforming North Central Street into what will become a mixed-use zone featuring residential and retail elements facing a pedestrian-friendly street. Read More

  • Knoxville's First Group of Gold-Certified LEED Houses Opening

    Knoxville's First Group of Gold-Certified LEED Houses Opening

    Posted: 12/11/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department and the Knox Housing Partnership will celebrate the completion of the first group of affordable Gold-certified LEED houses. Read More

  • Solar 101 Workshop Saturday

    Solar 101 Workshop Saturday

    Posted: 12/11/2008

    The City of Knoxville’s Solar America Cities Program is sponsoring "Solar 101 - Solar Basics for the Home" on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Visitor Center at Ijams Nature Center at 2915 Island Home Avenue. Read More

  • My McNabb House Giveaway Starts Dec. 10

    My McNabb House Giveaway Starts Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/09/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will purchase the ceremonial first ticket for the My McNabb House Giveaway. Read More

  • Tenants Announced for 500 Block of Gay Street

    Tenants Announced for 500 Block of Gay Street

    Posted: 12/09/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and John Craig of 500 Block, LLC announced four tenants for the former S&W Cafeteria and WROL buildings, that will occupy the majority of the space in the project on the 500 Block of Gay Street. Read More

  • 500 Block Gay Street Announcement

    500 Block Gay Street Announcement

    Posted: 12/08/2008

    On Tuesday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. at 516 South Gay Street, Mayor Haslam and500 Block, LLC will make a major announcement regarding the redevelopment of the former S&W Cafeteria, Athletic House and WROL buildings.  Read More

  • Knox County Schools Eligible to Win $100,000

    Knox County Schools Eligible to Win $100,000

    Posted: 12/05/2008

    Financially stressed Knox County schools are eligible to win $100,000 with no strings attached in U.S. Cellular's "Calling All Communities" program in which local communities will decide which 10 schools around the country will share in $1 million. Read More

  • Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Posted: 12/04/2008

    Experience the beautiful holiday lights of downtown and Island Home by bicycle. Read More

  • First Friday Downtown Filled with Events

    First Friday Downtown Filled with Events

    Posted: 12/04/2008

    Downtown Knoxville will be booming with activities this Friday night, December 5th. Read More

  • Public Meeting Regarding Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

    Public Meeting Regarding Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

    Posted: 12/04/2008

    A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

  • WIVK Fowlers Christmas Parade This Friday

    WIVK Fowlers Christmas Parade This Friday

    Posted: 12/04/2008

    The WIVK/Fowler's Furniture Christmas Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5th along Gay Street and the Old City in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • City Seeks Comments on 2009 Action Plan

    City Seeks Comments on 2009 Action Plan

    Posted: 12/03/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department is seeking public comment in order to develop its 2009 Action Plan. Read More

  • Phone Book Recycling Campaign Kicks Off Dec. 9

    Phone Book Recycling Campaign Kicks Off Dec. 9

    Posted: 12/03/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will kick off this year's Knox County school phone book recycling effort Tuesday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the new City of Knoxville Recycling Center. Read More

  • Designer Selected for Fountain City Skate Park

    Designer Selected for Fountain City Skate Park

    Posted: 12/02/2008

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation announced that Cannon & Cannon Engineering has been selected to finalize the design and prepare construction bid specifications for the Fountain City Skate Park. Read More

  • Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspects Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspects Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 12/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Joshua Dykes the September Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Dykes has been with the department since August 2005.  Read More

  • Dedication to Duty Earns Special Recognition for Three Employees

    Dedication to Duty Earns Special Recognition for Three Employees

    Posted: 12/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen honored Karen Ellis, Danielle Wieberg, and Carrie Perry for their dedication to the department and the citizens of Knoxville. Read More

  • Quick Recovery of Kidnapping Victim Earns Honors for Officers

    Quick Recovery of Kidnapping Victim Earns Honors for Officers

    Posted: 12/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Stan Cash and Officer Eric Razote the October Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Celebration of Lights Nov. 28

    Celebration of Lights Nov. 28

    Posted: 11/26/2008

    The City of Knoxville will light up for the Christmas season this Friday evening as the Regal Celebration of Lights kicks off the heart of the Christmas in the City celebration. Read More

  • Free Christmas Concert Nov. 30

    Free Christmas Concert Nov. 30

    Posted: 11/26/2008

    Kick back, relax, and start off the holiday season with the 2008 Knoxville Community Recreation Band's Christmas Concert. Read More

  • Crash Reduction Main Focus of Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    Crash Reduction Main Focus of Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    Posted: 11/25/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Read More

  • First Night Knoxville Button Launch

    First Night Knoxville Button Launch

    Posted: 11/25/2008

    First Night Knoxville 2009, the New Year's Eve celebration of the arts in downtown Knoxville, will launch the sales of 2009 Admission Buttons at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 on the Market Square stage. Read More

  • City's 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/24/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read More

  • CrossKnox 15K Race and 5K Walk This Saturday

    CrossKnox 15K Race and 5K Walk This Saturday

    Posted: 11/21/2008

    The Mercy Health Partners CrossKnox 15K Race and 5K Walk will take place this Saturday, November 22 at 8:30 a.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Track Club installs mile markers along City greenways

    Knoxville Track Club installs mile markers along City greenways

    Posted: 11/21/2008

    As racers and walkers make their way along city greenways during the 2008 Mercy Health Partners CrossKnox 15k Race and 5k Walk this Saturday, they may notice a new feature on the trails. Read More

  • Get Away or Come Together with the Blues at Art Museum

    Get Away or Come Together with the Blues at Art Museum

    Posted: 11/20/2008

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five concert series presents the swingin' blues music of Slow Blind Hill on Friday November 28, 2008, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Read More

  • Pilot Corp. Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Investment in Knoxville's Future

    Pilot Corp. Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Investment in Knoxville's Future

    Posted: 11/20/2008

    Pilot Corporation today announced a $1 million donation to Knoxville parks to build a lasting legacy for the people who use parks and to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. Read More

  • New Home Repair Program Available

    New Home Repair Program Available

    Posted: 11/18/2008

    The City of Knoxville is launching a new home repair program for homeowners located in Knoxville's Empowerment Zone that offers low interest and even forgivable loans aimed at helping build stronger neighborhoods in the core of the city. Read More

  • City Opens New Courts at West Hills Tennis Center

    City Opens New Courts at West Hills Tennis Center

    Posted: 11/14/2008

    Phase I of the West Hills Tennis Center Rescue project is complete and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam will officially open the eight renovated courts for play on Monday. Read More

  • Appalachian Ballet Company Presents the Nutcracker

    Appalachian Ballet Company Presents the Nutcracker

    Posted: 11/13/2008

    The Appalachian Ballet Company in their 37th season will present the annual holiday tradition - The Nutcracker. This production is the only Nutcracker in Knoxville with live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.  Read More

  • America Recycles Day in Downtown Knoxville

    America Recycles Day in Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 11/12/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is partnering with several local groups to support America Recycles Day in downtown Knoxville this Friday.  Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange Nov. 15

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange Nov. 15

    Posted: 11/12/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Division is helping sponsor a used Mercury thermometer exchange for Knoxville and Knox County residents from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, November 15, at the Kmart next to West Town Mall. Read More

  • City-County Joint Greenway at Ten Mile Creek Opened

    City-County Joint Greenway at Ten Mile Creek Opened

    Posted: 11/11/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and the city's Parks and Recreation Department officially opened the city's portion of the Ten Mile Creek Greenway today. Read More

  • Public Comments Sought for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Plan

    Public Comments Sought for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Plan

    Posted: 11/11/2008

    The City of Knoxville is requesting public comments on its draft Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Read More

  • 2009 Knoxville Remembered Calendars Are Now Available

    2009 Knoxville Remembered Calendars Are Now Available

    Posted: 11/10/2008

    Give a gift of Knoxville's history! Knox County Public Library's 2009 calendar, "Knoxville Remembered" is now on sale.  Read More

  • City Offers Printer Ink Cartridge Recycling

    City Offers Printer Ink Cartridge Recycling

    Posted: 11/06/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department and Cartridge World have teamed up to conduct a pilot project recycling printer and laser ink cartridges at three of the city's Recycling Drop-off Centers. Read More

  • City to Hire Energy Management Company

    City to Hire Energy Management Company

    Posted: 11/06/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hire an energy management company to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at significantly reducing energy and water consumption and costs at city facilities. Read More

  • Students Honored for Drawings of Knoxville

    Students Honored for Drawings of Knoxville

    Posted: 11/06/2008

    The Knoxville Visitor Center, Gloria Ray, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) President and CEO, Russ Jensen, City of Knoxville's 311 Center Director (representing Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam) and characters from Disney On Ice honored 22 first grade students from Tate's School of Discovery for their Knoxville-inspired artwork. Read More

  • All Aboard the Christmas Express Train Ride in Knoxville

    All Aboard the Christmas Express Train Ride in Knoxville

    Posted: 11/05/2008

    Take a special train ride this holiday season and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, storytelling, and a visit from Santa. The Christmas Express is a popular holiday past time for many families with sold out trips every year. The 1925 steam engine is scheduled to run for every trip during the holiday season.  Read More

  • City Hosts Unwanted Medicines Collection

    City Hosts Unwanted Medicines Collection

    Posted: 11/04/2008

    The City of Knoxville and other sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection event on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot at 7428 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange on Nov. 15

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange on Nov. 15

    Posted: 11/04/2008

    Exchange your used mercury thermometers with battery-operated digital thermometers on November 15 at the K-Mart at 7428 Kingston Pike next to West Town Mall from 9 AM to 3 PM. Read More

  • Leaf Pickup Now Available

    Leaf Pickup Now Available

    Posted: 11/03/2008

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins this week and that means Public Service Department crews will be visiting your neighborhood several times between now and February to vacuum up leaves. Read More

  • 2008 Christmas in the City Lineup Unveiled

    2008 Christmas in the City Lineup Unveiled

    Posted: 10/29/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Christmas in the City celebration will be bigger, brighter and better than ever in 2008 including roughly 100 different events and attractions on a calendar stretching from November to New Year's Eve.  Read More

  • Civil War Roundtable Presents Living History Weekend

    Civil War Roundtable Presents Living History Weekend

    Posted: 10/29/2008

    The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will present its annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park November 7-9, 2008 to celebrate veterans, past and present and commemorate the 145th Anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville. Read More

  • HonorAir Takes Flight Honoring WWII Vets

    HonorAir Takes Flight Honoring WWII Vets

    Posted: 10/29/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Knox County's Chief of Staff Mike Arms and U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., met with World War II veterans at McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday morning. Read More

  • PROTECT to Locate to Knoxville

    PROTECT to Locate to Knoxville

    Posted: 10/29/2008

    PROTECT, a national pro-child and anti-crime organization, is locating its national headquarters to Knoxville. Read More

  • Grammy Nominee to Perform at Knoxville Art Museum

    Grammy Nominee to Perform at Knoxville Art Museum

    Posted: 10/28/2008

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five concert series presents the Tony O Blues Band, led by Grammy Nominee Tony O, on Friday November 7, 2008, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Read More

  • City Kicks Off Solar Cities Project

    City Kicks Off Solar Cities Project

    Posted: 10/24/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Tom Kimbis officially launched Knoxville's Solar America Cities Program today. Read More

  • City Announces CrossKnox 15k Race Date

    City Announces CrossKnox 15k Race Date

    Posted: 10/23/2008

    The City of Knoxville held a press conference at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, on Volunteer Landing to announce the date and sponsor of the 2008 Mercy Health Partners CrossKnox 15k Race. Read More

  • Mayor Encourages Businesses to Add Rooftop Trees

    Mayor Encourages Businesses to Add Rooftop Trees

    Posted: 10/21/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam led a special breakfast Tuesday at the Knoxville Convention Center to help generate support from local business leaders for this year's Christmas in the City celebration. Read More

  • Chancellor Releases Hotel Ruling

    Chancellor Releases Hotel Ruling

    Posted: 10/20/2008

    Chancellor Daryl R. Fansler has ruled that the Development Agreement does not violate the city ordinance dealing with a convention center hotel. Read More

  • Mayors Host Luncheon for Legacy Parks Foundation

    Mayors Host Luncheon for Legacy Parks Foundation

    Posted: 10/17/2008

    Mayor Haslam and Mayor Ragsdale hosted the second annual mayors' luncheon for the parks on Friday, October 17 at Caswell Park. Read More

  • New Goodwill Recycling Supercenter to Open

    New Goodwill Recycling Supercenter to Open

    Posted: 10/16/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslem announced today the opening of a new City Super Recycling Center located at 820 Metler Dr. just off Clinton Hwy. Read More

  • City to Kickoff Solar Cities Project Oct. 24

    City to Kickoff Solar Cities Project Oct. 24

    Posted: 10/14/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Tom Kimbis, U.S. Department of Energy, and representatives from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville Utilities Board, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will participate in the City of Knoxville's Solar Cities Project kickoff event. Read More

  • Outdoor Movies Turn Ghoulish Friday

    Outdoor Movies Turn Ghoulish Friday

    Posted: 10/14/2008

    Knox County Public Library’s popular outdoor movie series comes to a close this Friday on Market Square with a double bill. Read More

  • FCC Town Hall Forum Oct. 13 to Discuss Digital TV Broadcasting

    FCC Town Hall Forum Oct. 13 to Discuss Digital TV Broadcasting

    Posted: 10/10/2008

    Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate will hold Town Hall Forum Monday at the University of Tennessee on the upcoming transition to digital, or DTV, television broadcasting. Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/07/2008

    The Knoxville Fire Department held its annual Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters Tuesday at the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayor to Walk This Way

    Mayor to Walk This Way

    Posted: 10/07/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will take part in Bearden Elementary School's Fifth Annual "Walk to School" celebration. Read More

  • 15th Annual Buddy's Race Against Cancer

    15th Annual Buddy's Race Against Cancer

    Posted: 10/06/2008

    Make the race against cancer your mission at Thompson Cancer Survival Center's 15th annual BUDDY'S Race Against Cancer. The event is set for Sunday, Nov. 16 at World's Fair Park and features a 5K Walk 'n Run and one-mile Walk in the Park. Read More

  • City's Announces Challenge Grant Recipients

    City's Announces Challenge Grant Recipients

    Posted: 10/03/2008

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has announced the recipients of its challenge grants for 2008-2009. Read More

  • Alive After Five 16th Year Premiers with Outdoor Concer

    Alive After Five 16th Year Premiers with Outdoor Concert

    Posted: 10/02/2008

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five series of live music performances will premier its 16th year outdoors in the Museum's North Garden on Friday, October 10, from 5:30-8:30 pm with performances by Big Bill Morganfield and special guests The Detroit Daddies. Read More

  • City Reveals Improvements Planned for N. Central Street

    City Reveals Improvements Planned for N. Central Street

    Posted: 10/02/2008

    Redevelopment Director Bob Whetsel laid out the city's short-term plans for improvements on part of North Central Street this fall at a Sept. 30, public meeting at the Knox County Health Department. Read More

  • Readers Needed for Read with Me Program

    Readers Needed for Read with Me Program

    Posted: 10/01/2008

    "Read with Me" readers are needed urgently in 13 schools. Read More

  • City Holds Public Meeting Regarding Re-striping N. Central St.

    City Holds Public Meeting Regarding Re-striping N. Central St.

    Posted: 09/30/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 30, to outline its plans for re-striping part of North Central Street. Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighter

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighter

    Posted: 09/30/2008

    The Knoxville Fire Department will hold a memorial service honoring fallen firefighters on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in front of the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station on Summit Hill Drive. Read More

  • Hunger Hike Helps Get Food to Those in Need

    Hunger Hike Helps Get Food to Those in Need

    Posted: 09/29/2008

    Help get food to those in need by helping the annual Hunger Hike this year. Read More

  • School FluMist Vaccination Program Sept. 22-Dec. 12

    School FluMist Vaccination Program Sept. 22-Dec. 12

    Posted: 09/26/2008

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) kicked off their 2008 School FluMist Vaccination Program on September 22. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set to Discuss Downtown Dog Park

    Public Meeting Set to Discuss Downtown Dog Park

    Posted: 09/25/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for the new downtown dog park at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Read More

  • City Selects Engineering Team for Cumberland Ave. Project

    City Selects Engineering Team for Cumberland Ave. Project

    Posted: 09/24/2008

    The City of Knoxville has selected an engineering team led by Vaughn & Melton (Tennessee) Inc. to design its ambitious Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes project. Read More

  • Big Read 2008 Features The Grapes of Wrath

    Big Read 2008 Features The Grapes of Wrath

    Posted: 09/23/2008

    YWCA Knoxville and Knox County Public Library are pleased to bring The Big Read back to Knox County for a second year, this time featuring John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.  Read More

  • Bredesen Appoints Mayor To State Board

    Bredesen Appoints Mayor To State Board

    Posted: 09/22/2008

    Gov. Phil Bredesen announced his appointment of City of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam to the board of directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC). Mayor Haslam succeeded Tennessee Municipal League (TML) Executive Director Margaret Mahery, whose term expired June 30.  Read More

  • City to Begin Gay Street 100 Block Construction Project Jan. 2009

    City to Begin Gay Street 100 Block Construction Project Jan. 2009

    Posted: 09/19/2008

    The City of Knoxville will not begin work on the Gay Street 100 Block construction project until January of 2009. Read More

  • City to Close Part of Tennessee Avenue

    City to Close Part of Tennessee Avenue

    Posted: 09/19/2008

    The City of Knoxville will permanently close Tennessee Avenue to vehicular traffic between Western Avenue and Schofield Street on Monday, September 22. Read More

  • Public Meeting on Downtown North Improvements

    Public Meeting on Downtown North Improvements

    Posted: 09/18/2008

    Representatives from the City of Knoxville, the Metropolitan Planning Commission and Knoxville's Community Development Corporation will discuss improvement plans regarding Downtown North during Public Meeting. Read More

  • Park Free in Two of City's Garages for U.T. Football Games

    Park Free in Two of City's Garages for U.T. Football Games

    Posted: 09/17/2008

    The City of Knoxville is waiving game day parking fees at the Market Square Garage and State Street Garage in downtown Knoxville for the remainder of the University of Tennessee's football season. Read More

  • Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Posted: 09/16/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale presented the Daughters of the American Revolution's Knox County Council of Regents with proclamations declaring Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week" in Knoxville and Knox County. Read More

  • Gasoline Situation in Knoxville

    Gasoline Situation in Knoxville

    Posted: 09/15/2008

    Knoxville residents and businesses are experiencing a high spike in gasoline prices as a result of disruptions from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Read More

  • Art Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Alive After Five

    Art Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Alive After Five

    Posted: 09/11/2008

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five (AA5) series of live music performances will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Friday, September 19, from 5:30-9:30 pm with performances by Sharon Mosby & the Wendel Werner Quartet with special guests John Myers and his band.  Read More

  • City's Tennis Courts Closed for Upgrades

    City's Tennis Courts Closed for Upgrades

    Posted: 09/11/2008

    Eight tennis courts in the City of Knoxville's West Hills Park will be closed beginning Monday, September 15, for a renovation project to upgrade the courts, lighting and fencing. Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange at U.T.

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange at U.T.

    Posted: 09/10/2008

    Exchange your used mercury thermometers with battery-operated digital thermometers on September 11th at the University of Tennessee. Read More

  • Neighborhood Bike Ride Visits Historic Downtown North

    Neighborhood Bike Ride Visits Historic Downtown North

    Posted: 09/10/2008

    The 8th Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride is set for Saturday, September 27, beginning at 10 a.m. in Market Square. Read More

  • UT Home Opener Traffic Control Plans Announced

    UT Home Opener Traffic Control Plans Announced

    Posted: 09/10/2008

    Knoxville Police Department Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic control plans for the first home football game for the University of Tennessee.  Read More

  • Monica Abbott Knoxville Softball Camp

    Monica Abbott Knoxville Softball Camp

    Posted: 09/09/2008

    The former University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and United States Olympic Team pitcher Monica Abbott will conduct an instructional clinic for young players at Caswell Park. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in Edgewood Park Neighborhood

    Mayor's Walking Tour in Edgewood Park Neighborhood

    Posted: 09/04/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour in the Edgewood Park Neighborhood. Read More

  • Bocangel Named Mentoring Program Coordinator for Compassion Coalition

    Bocangel Named Mentoring Program Coordinator for Compassion Coalition

    Posted: 09/02/2008

    A key position in the public/private effort aimed at helping chronically homeless men and women transition from the streets into permanent housing has been filled.  Read More

  • President Bush Appoints Mayor to Historic Preservation Advisory Council

    President Bush Appoints Mayor to Historic Preservation Advisory Council

    Posted: 09/02/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam has been appointed to a four-year term on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation by President George W. Bush. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Labor Day Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville Labor Day Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 08/28/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Read More

  • 2008 Line Up for Movies on the Town

    2008 Line Up for Movies on the Town

    Posted: 08/27/2008

    Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series starts its fifth season on Friday, September 5.  Read More

  • City Taking Applications for Mayor's U.T. Student Advisory Board

    City Taking Applications for Mayor's U.T. Student Advisory Board

    Posted: 08/27/2008

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications for students interested in serving on the Mayor's University of Tennessee Student Advisory Board. Read More

  • Chilhowee Park Steam Engine Moving Across Town

    Chilhowee Park Steam Engine Moving Across Town

    Posted: 08/22/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Pete Claussen, and Jim Tolliver announced plans to restore the ex-Southern Railway 1890 steam engine, Number 154, located in Chilhowee Park. Read More

  • Boomsday Set for Sunday, August 31st

    Boomsday Set for Sunday, August 31st

    Posted: 08/20/2008

    The Labor Day holiday constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of the United States. What a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show, right here in Knoxville! Read More

  • City to Hold Grand Opening for Bicycle Rentals on Volunteer Landing

    City to Hold Grand Opening for Bicycle Rentals on Volunteer Landing

    Posted: 08/18/2008

    If renting a bicycle and riding a scenic route is one of your vacation pastimes, then vacation has been brought home to Knoxville. Read More

  • History of City's Parks Now Available

    History of City's Parks Now Available

    Posted: 08/18/2008

    Each park, greenway, and recreation center in the City of Knoxville has a unique history and the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has recently compiled information that tells the story about most of these areas. Read More

  • Vote Now for Movies on the Town

    Vote Now for Movies on the Town

    Posted: 08/18/2008

    It's time for "Movies on the Town", a FREE outdoor movie series brought to you by the Knox County Public Library. Read More

  • Knox Senior Co-Ed Recreational Softball League Starts

    Knox Senior Co-Ed Recreational Softball League Starts

    Posted: 08/12/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will be on hand to throw out the first pitch Thursday morning as the Knox Senior Co-Ed Recreational Softball League celebrates its first season of play. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in North Hills

    Mayor's Walking Tour in North Hills

    Posted: 08/12/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour in the North Hills Neighborhood on August 18 at 5:30 p.m. Read More

  • City Wins Award for Its Financial Report

    City Wins Award for Its Financial Report

    Posted: 08/11/2008

    The City of Knoxville has received the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2006-07. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in Westwood

    Mayor's Walking Tour in Westwood

    Posted: 08/06/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour in the Westwood Neighborhood on August 14 at 5:30 p.m. Read More

  • Early Bird Registration for Marathon Now

    Early Bird Registration for Marathon Now

    Posted: 08/05/2008

    The 2009 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has been set for Sunday, March 29, and organizers are predicting record turnout for the five-year-old event. Read More

  • National Neighborhors Night Out in Knoxville

    National Neighborhors Night Out in Knoxville

    Posted: 08/05/2008

    More than 40 crime watch groups and neighborhood organizations across Knoxville will be taking part in National Neighbors Night Out. Read More

  • New Signature Exhibit at ETHS

    New Signature Exhibit at ETHS

    Posted: 08/05/2008

    The Grand Opening of the East Tennessee Historical Society's new signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, will be held August 22- 24. Read More

  • Doing Business with Your Local Governments Event

    Doing Business with Your Local Governments Event

    Posted: 08/04/2008

    The East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA) announces the third annual, "Doing Business with Your Local Governments" Conference for Small Businesses. Read More

  • Officer of the Month June 2008

    Officer of the Month June 2008

    Posted: 08/04/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Dan Paidousis the June Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • First Friday Events for August 1, 2008

    First Friday Events for August 1, 2008

    Posted: 08/01/2008

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown this Friday, August 1st. Read More

  • Tennessee Shines Live Radio Show Comes to the Bijou

    Tennessee Shines Live Radio Show Comes to the Bijou

    Posted: 07/30/2008

    Mayor Haslam, AC Entertainment, WDVX, Knoxville Americana Music Foundation and the Maid Rite Stringband announced this afternoon the creation of a new live monthly radio show that highlights the music of Tennessee and the region. Read More

  • FBI Celebrates 100 Years

    FBI Celebrates 100 Years

    Posted: 07/25/2008

    On July 26, 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will commemorate 100 years of service to the United States. Read More

  • Shakespeare on the Square 2008

    Shakespeare on the Square 2008

    Posted: 07/25/2008

    Shakespeare on the Square is back! Read More

  • Transit Center Contractors Breakfast July 31

    Transit Center Contractors Breakfast July 31

    Posted: 07/24/2008

    Johnson & Galyon and the City of Knoxville are hosting a networking breakfast on Thursday, July 31 for companies interested in helping build the new Knoxville Station Transit Center. Read More

  • Knoxville Irish Festival July 26

    Knoxville Irish Festival July 26

    Posted: 07/21/2008

    While green is the color of choice where any Irish celebration is concerned the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department and the organizers of the first ever Knoxville Irish Festival plan to take green to the next level in World's Fair Park on July 26. Read More

  • Thermometer Exchange July 22

    Thermometer Exchange July 22

    Posted: 07/21/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Division will join the University of Tennessee to offer a used Mercury Thermometer Exchange. Read More

  • Cumberland Ave. Public Meeting Set for July 24th

    Cumberland Ave. Public Meeting Set for July 24th

    Posted: 07/17/2008

    The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission are hosting a public meeting about the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project. Read More

  • Water professionals meet in Knoxville to share practices

    Water professionals meet in Knoxville to share practices

    Posted: 07/16/2008

    Ever wonder what it takes to deliver high-quality drinking water to your faucet? Read More

  • New Arch at Mary James Park

    New Arch at Mary James Park

    Posted: 07/14/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Councilman Joe Hultquist were among those taking part in the dedication this morning of a new brick arch that will welcome visitors to Mary James Park in South Knoxville. Read More

  • KAT Public Meeting Set for July 24th

    KAT Public Meeting Set for July 24th

    Posted: 07/10/2008

    The Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) will hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering public comment on the proposed list of options for increasing revenues and/or decreasing expenses in the Knoxville Area Transit operating budget. Read More

  • Environment-Friendly International Convention Comes to Knoxville

    Environment-Friendly International Convention Comes to Knoxville

    Posted: 07/09/2008

    Officials with the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) announced that EcoQuest (EQ) International has agreed to bring its international convention to the Knoxville Convention Center on August 19-22, 2009. Read More

  • Million Dollar Prize Contest at Williams Creek Golf Course

    Million Dollar Prize Contest at Williams Creek Golf Course

    Posted: 07/08/2008

    The Wee Course at Williams Creek, a City of Knoxville Golf Course, announced the first annual Million Dollar Shoot Out. Read More

  • Visit Knoxville's Historic Homes

    Visit Knoxville's Historic Homes

    Posted: 07/08/2008

    Take a look at Knoxville's Historic Homes with the Historic Homes of Knoxville Combo Ticket! Read More

  • Networking Breakfast Set for Transit Center Contractors

    Networking Breakfast Set for Transit Center Contractors

    Posted: 07/07/2008

    Groundbreaking for the $29 million Knoxville Station Transit Center took place June 9th and the primary contractor for the transit center, Johnson & Galyon, is wasting no time in alerting interested contractors of bidding opportunities. Read More

  • New Web Prescence for City's Office of Neighborhoods

    New Web Prescence for City's Office of Neighborhoods

    Posted: 07/07/2008

    The Office of Neighborhoods is offering a new page on the City of Knoxville's website where it will provide basic information about the many neighborhood organizations, including crime watch groups, in Knoxville. Read More

  • City Wins Award in Best of the Blue Ridge 2008

    City Wins Award in Best of the Blue Ridge 2008

    Posted: 07/03/2008

    America just can't get enough of Knoxville. On June 8, 2008, 20 of the city's attractions were featured in The New York Times. Read More

  • Applications available Challenge Grant Program

    Applications available Challenge Grant Program

    Posted: 07/02/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Division is accepting applications for its 2008/09 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

  • Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans Announced

    Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans Announced

    Posted: 07/02/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read More

  • April 2008 Officer of the Month

    April 2008 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 07/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Chas Terry the April Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Terry has been with the department since March 2005. Read More

  • James White Parkway Permanent Ramp to Open July 2

    James White Parkway Permanent Ramp to Open July 2

    Posted: 07/01/2008

    Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews will open the newly constructed permanent ramp from James White Parkway northbound to I-40 westbound on Wednesday, July 2. Read More

  • Life Saving Award Presented To Officer

    Life Saving Award Presented To Officer

    Posted: 07/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Investigator Andrew Boatman. Read More

  • May 2008 Officer of the Month

    May 2008 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 07/01/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Eric Parks the May Officer of the Month. Read More

  • Proposed amendments to the Civil Service Merit Board Rules and Regulations

    Proposed amendments to the Civil Service Merit Board Rules and Regulations

    Posted: 07/01/2008

    Proposed amendments to the Civil Service Merit Board Rules and Regulations are to be considered during a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 453 of the City County Building. Read More

  • City of Knoxville celebrates first Energy Star-certified home projects

    City of Knoxville celebrates first Energy Star-certified home projects

    Posted: 06/30/2008

    The City of Knoxville will celebrate completion of its first Energy Star-certified home projects with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3339 Selma Avenue on Wednesday 2. Read More

  • City of Knoxville July 4th Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville July 4th Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 06/27/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Read More

  • Kuumba Festival June 26-29, 2008

    Kuumba Festival June 26-29, 2008

    Posted: 06/27/2008

    Enjoy the Knoxville Kuumba Festival June 26-29, 2008. Read More

  • Take Canoe Tours of the TN River

    Take Canoe Tours of the TN River

    Posted: 06/27/2008

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will launch its new canoe program on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 8 a.m. Read More

  • Red Carpet Event Helps Raise Money for Charity

    Red Carpet Event Helps Raise Money for Charity

    Posted: 06/25/2008

    Bright lights and a Red Carpet fronted Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek on Tuesday. Read More

  • Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Set for Aug. 22-24

    Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Set for Aug. 22-24

    Posted: 06/24/2008

    As part of a national campaign to increase awareness about missing children, Shoney's of Knoxville, Inc. will again host a series of Shoney's KidCare events at area malls in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Read More

  • Jackson Avenue Ramp Reopens

    Jackson Avenue Ramp Reopens

    Posted: 06/23/2008

    The City of Knoxville will reopen the Jackson Avenue ramp to traffic today after the Tennessee Department of Transportation approved repairs on the structure. Read More

  • Nickle Road Resurfacing Project

    Nickle Road Resurfacing Project

    Posted: 06/19/2008

    As part of the City of Knoxville’s ongoing road resurfacing program, part of Nickle Road will be resurfaced on Friday and Saturday, June 20-21. Read More

  • Library Offers New Interactive Children's Storybook

    Library Offers New Interactive Children's Storybook

    Posted: 06/18/2008

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to offer Tumblebooks - a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read More

  • 2008 Veterans Business Conference Set for August 5

    2008 Veterans Business Conference Set for August 5

    Posted: 06/13/2008

    The Y-12 National Security Complex and The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UT CIS-PTAC) join with a host of East Tennessee agencies for the second annual East Tennessee Veterans Business Conference. Read More

  • City's Summer Concert Series Starts June 22

    City's Summer Concert Series Starts June 22

    Posted: 06/13/2008

    The City of Knoxville's free "Summer Concert Series" continues this year with Knoxville Community Recreation Band performances on Market Square and at The Cove. Read More

  • Gay Street Bridge Closed June 17-19

    Gay Street Bridge Closed June 17-19

    Posted: 06/13/2008

    The Gay Street Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 17-19, for a routine inspection by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Read More

  • Honda Hoot Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary in Knoxville

    Honda Hoot Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/13/2008

    More than 16,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will blow out the candles this June 18-21 at Chilhowee Park as the Honda Hoot celebrates its 15th birthday in Knoxville. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

    Posted: 06/10/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox Housing Partnership officials are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Knox Housing Partnership's NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12 at 109 N. Winona Street. Read More

  • City Breaks Ground on Transit Center

    City Breaks Ground on Transit Center

    Posted: 06/09/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative John Duncan Jr. and other officials celebrated the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the new Knoxville Station Transit Center Monday morning. Read More

  • James White Parkway Lane Closures

    James White Parkway Lane Closures

    Posted: 06/09/2008

    One lane of James White Parkway in each direction will be closed due to construction work on the new Knoxville Station Transit Center scheduled to begin later this week. Read More

  • ETHDC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    ETHDC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Posted: 06/06/2008

    The East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation (ETHDC), proudly presents their first CHDO home built in the Lonsdale Community. Read More

  • Safety City opens to the general public

    Safety City opens to the general public

    Posted: 06/06/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen, IV announced that Safety City will be open for use by the general public on Mondays and Thursdays starting June 9-July 31 from 9a.m. until 7 p.m. Read More

  • Lay's Meats Brand Returns to East Tennessee

    Lay's Meats Brand Returns to East Tennessee

    Posted: 06/05/2008

    Mayor Haslam along with Steve Smith, Tom Hembree, John Edd Wampler, and John Ward announced today that Food City is bringing Lay's Meats back to life exclusively at its grocery stores. Read More

  • Meetings Scheduled for Changes in City's Zoning Ordinance

    Meetings Scheduled for Changes in City's Zoning Ordinance

    Posted: 06/04/2008

    The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will host two public meetings regarding the proposed reorganization of Article 4 and Article 7 of the city's zoning ordinance. Read More

  • Father's Day Fishing Event June 15

    Father's Day Fishing Event June 15

    Posted: 06/02/2008

    Dads, their kids, and of course, moms will be able to catch a bonding experience at the Father's Day Fishing Event, presented by Knoxville Parks and Recreation and Mast General Store, on Sunday, June 15, in Victor Ashe Park. Read More

  • New Street Circulation for Market Square

    New Street Circulation for Market Square

    Posted: 06/02/2008

    Pedestrians need to always remember to look both ways before they cross the street - but it's particularly important to remember that rule in downtown Knoxville this week. Read More

  • Ballfield Named After Pee Wee Henderson

    Ballfield Named After Pee Wee Henderson

    Posted: 05/30/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined family members and dozens of friends of Everett “Pee Wee” Henderson and his late wife, Peggy Henderson, for a Thursday evening ceremony honoring the couple by naming a field and the concession stand at the Holston-Chilhowee Ball Fields in their honor. Read More

  • City to Sign Contract for Jackson Ave. Ramp Work

    City to Sign Contract for Jackson Ave. Ramp Work

    Posted: 05/29/2008

    The City of Knoxville expects to sign a contract in the next few days with a local construction firm, Southern Constructors, to stabilize the Jackson Avenue ramp. Read More

  • City Presents Plaques at Field

    City Presents Plaques at Field

    Posted: 05/28/2008

    Mayor Haslam honored three of the most important figures in Knoxville's baseball history in a special ceremony at Ridley/Helton Field on Monday, January 28. Read More

  • Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled for Flag Day Weekend

    Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled for Flag Day Weekend

    Posted: 05/27/2008

    The City of Knoxville is joining with Knox County and several businesses and organizations to sponsor a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14. Read More

  • Children’s Festival of Reading May 31

    Children’s Festival of Reading May 31

    Posted: 05/23/2008

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to present the 4th annual Children's Festival of Reading from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 31 in World's Fair Park. Read More

  • City Pools Open This Weekend

    City Pools Open This Weekend

    Posted: 05/23/2008

    City Parks and Recreation's outdoor pools open this Saturday at 11 a.m. Read More

  • Police Explorer Class Orientation

    Police Explorer Class Orientation

    Posted: 05/23/2008

    The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be starting a new police explorer class soon. Read More

  • Blood Drive at KPD

    Blood Drive at KPD

    Posted: 05/22/2008

    The Knoxville Police Department has organized a blood drive with Medic Regional Blood Center for today until 5 p.m. at police headquarters at 800 Howard Baker, Jr. Avenue Read More

  • City Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day

    City Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day

    Posted: 05/22/2008

    The City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. Read More

  • Summer Movie Magic Returns to Tennessee Theatre

    Summer Movie Magic Returns to Tennessee Theatre

    Posted: 05/21/2008

    Summer Movie Magic kicks off June 22 with screenings of "Thunder Road" and festivities celebrating the film's 50th anniversary including the attendance of James Mitchum, Robert Mitchum's son and Thunder Road co-star. Read More

  • Arrest of Murder Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Murder Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 05/19/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Scott Coffey the March Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Coffey has been with the department since November 1994.  Read More

  • Central Street - Past and Future

    Central Street - Past and Future

    Posted: 05/19/2008

    Participate in Smart Trips Month by taking an afternoon walk along Central Street at 5:30 p.m. on May 21 to visit the past and see what's in store for the street. Read More

  • Drugs and Guns Seizure Earns Officer Award

    Drugs and Guns Seizure Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 05/19/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Jason Booker the March Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Haley Statue 10 Yrs Celebration

    Haley Statue 10 Yrs Celebration

    Posted: 05/15/2008

    The City of Knoxville and the African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Alex Haley statue and Haley Heritage Square on Sunday, May 15, 2008. Read More

  • Peace Officers Memorial Service 2008

    Peace Officers Memorial Service 2008

    Posted: 05/13/2008

    Many federal law enforcement agencies held a joint law enforcement memorial service on Tuesday, May 13 at the World's Fair Park Amphitheater to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Read More

  • Third Annual Mayors' Cup Event Set for Wednesday

    Third Annual Mayors' Cup Event Set for Wednesday

    Posted: 05/12/2008

    A team of Knox County Commissioners captained by Mayor Mike Ragsdale will square off against their City of Knoxville counterparts and Mayor Bill Haslam this week to see who really knows their way around downtown. Read More

  • Mayor Names Massey New Neighborhood Coordinator

    Mayor Names Massey New Neighborhood Coordinator

    Posted: 05/08/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that David Massey has agreed to become the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Coordinator. Read More

  • Mayors Meet with Knoxville's Destination ImagiNation Team

    Mayors Meet with Knoxville's Destination ImagiNation Team

    Posted: 05/08/2008

    Mayor Haslam and Mayor Ragsdale met with the Destination ImagiNation team named "Knoxville Go For It" on Thursday. Read More

  • East Tennessee Healthcare Center Breaks Ground

    East Tennessee Healthcare Center Breaks Ground

    Posted: 05/07/2008

    Mayor Haslam, Mayor Ragsdale, Mike Edwards, Dr. Kamilia Kozlowski, Dr. Tracy Dobbs, and Dr. Terry Douglass spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the East Tennessee Healthcare Center on Wednesday, May 7. Read More

  • Police Explorer Class Starting Soon

    Police Explorer Class Starting Soon

    Posted: 05/07/2008

    The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be starting a new police explorer class soon. Read More

  • Rader Named 2007 Reserve Officer of the Year

    Rader Named 2007 Reserve Officer of the Year

    Posted: 05/07/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Reserve Officer Matthew Rader the 2007 Reserve Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Wilson Named Officer of the Year

    Wilson Named Officer of the Year

    Posted: 05/07/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Sgt. Will Wilson the Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. Wilson has been with the department since November 1994. Read More

  • City's 311 Call Center Celebrates Anniversary

    City's 311 Call Center Celebrates Anniversary

    Posted: 05/05/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Call 311 Center celebrates its third anniversary today. Read More

  • City Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Home

    City Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Home

    Posted: 05/04/2008

    Mayor Haslam and City employess partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a three-bedroom home in the Lonsdale Community from Saturday, March 29 thru Saturday, April 5, on Divide Street. Read More

  • Mayor Presents 2007-2008 Budget

    Mayor Presents 2007-2008 Budget

    Posted: 05/01/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam presented a 2008-2009 City of Knoxville budget Thursday showing that the city is in good financial condition despite a difficult economic climate nationwide. Read More

  • Nikki Giovanni Honored

    Nikki Giovanni Honored

    Posted: 04/29/2008

    Mayor Haslam unveiled of a historical marker honoring award-winning writer and Knoxville native, Nikki Giovanni. Read More

  • Green Power First Friday

    Green Power First Friday

    Posted: 04/25/2008

    Green Power First Friday is a celebration of environmentally friendly initiatives and services. Read More

  • Knoxville Farmer's Market Opens for 2008

    Knoxville Farmer's Market Opens for 2008

    Posted: 04/25/2008

    The 5th season of the Market Square Farmers' Market (MSFM) will begin on April 26, 2008. Read More

  • Arbor Day Celebration Friday at Ijams

    Arbor Day Celebration Friday at Ijams

    Posted: 04/24/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Tree Board is sponsoring its annual Arbor Day Celebration 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Ijams Nature Center.  Read More

  • EarthFest this Saturday

    EarthFest this Saturday

    Posted: 04/24/2008

    Knoxville's 9th annual EarthFest 2008 will be Saturday, April 26 from 11am to 7pm at our new location, Pellissippi State Community College. Admission and parking are free. Read More

  • Make Downtown Green Block for Block

    Make Downtown Green Block for Block

    Posted: 04/22/2008

    Downtown residents and businesses are encouraged to purchase green power as part of a new initiative to make downtown Knoxville green. Read More

  • UT Students Showcase Ideas for Future of Cumberland Ave.

    UT Students Showcase Ideas for Future of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 04/21/2008

    Visions of what a revitalized Cumberland Avenue might look like in the not-too-distant future will be on display from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday April 24, in the Downtown Design Studio at 500 Gay Street. Read More

  • City Closes Jackson Avenue Ramp

    City Closes Jackson Avenue Ramp

    Posted: 04/18/2008

    The City of Knoxville closed the Jackson Avenue ramp between State Street and Gay Street to traffic Friday after receiving a report that it has structural deficiencies. Read More

  • Pleasant Ridge Road Project to Start as Early as April 23

    Pleasant Ridge Road Project to Start as Early as April 23

    Posted: 04/18/2008

    The $8.76 million road project on the 1.3 mile stretch of Pleasant Ridge Road between Merchant Drive and Interstate 640 is due to start as early as April 28. Read More

  • National START! Walking Day

    National START! Walking Day

    Posted: 04/16/2008

    Mayor Haslam and Mayor Ragsdale proclamed Wednesday, April 16 in Knoxville as "National Start! Walking Day" in honor of the American Heart Association's Start! movement. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour May 5

    Mayor's Listening Tour May 5

    Posted: 04/15/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his Listening Tour at the future site of the Fountain City Skate Park on the corner of Knox Road and Maple Drive on May 5th. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set Regarding Tennis Facility

    Public Meeting Set Regarding Tennis Facility

    Posted: 04/15/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting to seek input on the renovations for the West Hills Park tennis facility. Read More

  • Skatepark Closed April 17th and 18th

    Skatepark Closed April 17th and 18th

    Posted: 04/15/2008

    The builders of the Knoxville Skatepark, California Skatepark will be doing some final grading work on the skating facility on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18. Read More

  • KPD Summer Youth Academies Set for June

    KPD Summer Youth Academies Set for June

    Posted: 04/14/2008

    The Knoxville Police Department is proud to announce that two youth academies will be offered this summer. Read More

  • 30-Foot-High Mural Revealed

    30-Foot-High Mural Revealed

    Posted: 04/11/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and pub owners Jeffrey and Pat Nash participated in the ribbon-cutting of a 60-foot-long, 30-foot-high mural of a London street scene in the beer garden of The Crown & Goose in the Old City on Thursday. Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival Parade CANCELLED

    Dogwood Arts Festival Parade CANCELLED

    Posted: 04/11/2008

    The Dogwood Arts Parade scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday has been postponed due to the threat of severe thunderstorms and possible damaging winds during the evening. Read More

  • City to Hold Informational Meeting

    City to Hold Informational Meeting

    Posted: 04/10/2008

    The City of Knoxville is hosting an informational meeting about an upcoming road improvement project that is expected to begin later this month.  Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee Wins Award

    KPD Civilian Employee Wins Award

    Posted: 04/10/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Jack Hampson the Civilian Employee of the Month for February. Read More

  • UT Lady Vols Basketball Team Day

    UT Lady Vols Basketball Team Day

    Posted: 04/09/2008

    On Wednesday night April 9th, Mayor Haslam, local officials, the UT band, citizens of Knoxville and Lady Vol fans from around the area attended a welcome home celebration for the National Champions Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Team at the Thompson Boling-Arena. Read More

  • City Holds Site Development Workshop

    City Holds Site Development Workshop

    Posted: 04/08/2008

    The City of Knoxville Engineering Department held a Site Development Workshop at the Civic Coliseum on Tuesday. Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival this Month

    Dogwood Arts Festival this Month

    Posted: 04/08/2008

    More than 60 local and regional artists, and a variety of live performers will gather during the Festival on Market Square, a popular attraction of the 2008 Dogwood Arts Festival, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union. Read More

  • Mayors Meet with Youth Action Council

    Mayors Meet with Youth Action Council

    Posted: 04/07/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and County Mayor Mike Ragsdale met with the 2007-08 members of the Youth Action Council to discuss their current projects and plans for the future. Read More

  • City Presents Check to Young-Williams Animal Center

    City Presents Check to Young-Williams Animal Center

    Posted: 04/03/2008

    Madeleine Weil, Mickey Mallonee, and Kathleen Gibi presented a check to Tim Adams and Kathy Darnell of the Young-Williams Animal Center. Read More

  • SYSCO Distribution Center Opens

    SYSCO Distribution Center Opens

    Posted: 04/02/2008

    Mayor Haslam, Mayor Ragsdale, and Tommy Dail participated in the grand opening of the SYSCO Distribution Center. Read More

  • CAC Local Government Day

    CAC Local Government Day

    Posted: 04/01/2008

    Local community and neighborhood leaders participating in the 2008 CAC Local Government Day met with Mayor Haslam today. Read More

  • Rossini Festival Set for April 19

    Rossini Festival Set for April 19

    Posted: 04/01/2008

    Knoxville Opera's 2008 Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 from noon to 9 p.m. on Gay Street and Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Tour Six Historic Homes on April 5

    Tour Six Historic Homes on April 5

    Posted: 04/01/2008

    Knox Heritage, the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, the Junior League of Knoxville, and Historic Homes of Knoxville, will present historic home tours featuring two routes including six of the seven public house museums in Knox County. Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns in 2008

    Sundown in the City Returns in 2008

    Posted: 03/31/2008

    Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 17 with a concert by Galactic with guest emcee Boots Riley plus Garage Deluxe. Read More

  • City Receives Grant for Solar Technology

    City Receives Grant for Solar Technology

    Posted: 03/28/2008

    The City of Knoxville has been selected as one of 12 Solar America Cities by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will receive a grant of $200,000 plus technical assistance to increase use of solar technology. Read More

  • City Receives AA+ Credit Rating

    City Receives AA+ Credit Rating

    Posted: 03/27/2008

    Standard & Poor's has announced that it is upgrading the City of Knoxville's credit rating to AA+ - the highest rating in the city's history - based on the city's strong financial performance and a stable forecast for the future.  Read More

  • Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon This Sunday

    Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon This Sunday

    Posted: 03/27/2008

    The fourth annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon promises to be bigger than ever, with more participants and greater involvement from the community and area businesses. Read More

  • Marathon Road Closures

    Marathon Road Closures

    Posted: 03/27/2008

    The March 30, 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will necessitate periodic road and lane closures throughout the city from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

  • Mayor Recognizes the Ice Bears

    Mayor Recognizes the Ice Bears

    Posted: 03/26/2008

    Mayor Haslam recognized the Knoxville Ice Bears Hockey Team at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 25. Read More

  • City to Hold Free Basketball in the Park

    City to Hold Free Basketball in the Park

    Posted: 03/25/2008

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host FREE outdoor basketball leagues in Harriet Tubman Park and Lonsdale Park this spring. Read More

  • Groundbreaking for Green House

    Groundbreaking for Green House

    Posted: 03/25/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Community Development Director Madeline Rogero and others took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, affordable "Green" house located at 722 S. Chestnut Street. Read More

  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference

    Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference

    Posted: 03/20/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th at the Moses Center at 220 Carrick Street. Read More

  • City's 2008 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2008 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 03/19/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, March 21st in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Read More

  • Mayors For Meals Day

    Mayors For Meals Day

    Posted: 03/19/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined Mayor Mike Ragsdale and other city and county officials for "Mayors for Meals Day" on Wednesday, March 19. Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 29

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 29

    Posted: 03/19/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Division will join with Earth Fare, Shops at Turkey Creek to offer a used Mercury Thermometer Exchange. Read More

  • Gameday Agreement Terminated

    Gameday Agreement Terminated

    Posted: 03/17/2008

    A development agreement between the City of Knoxville and Gameday Centers Southeastern, LLC, for the purchase of city-owned property on Poplar Street has been terminated. Read More

  • National Community Development Week

    National Community Development Week

    Posted: 03/14/2008

    The City of Knoxville will celebrate National Community Development Week on March 24-30 with a series of events focusing on home ownership and business development. Read More

  • Small Business Conference March 26

    Small Business Conference March 26

    Posted: 03/14/2008

    The City of Knoxville will partner with several other organizations to offer a free Small Business Conference on Wednesday, March 26, at the Moses Center at 220 Carrick Street. Read More

  • SmartFIX40 I-40 Closure Information

    SmartFIX40 I-40 Closure Information

    Posted: 03/12/2008

    Beginning in May 2008, a short section of Interstate 40 between James White Parkway (exit 388A) and Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389) will be closed for reconstruction. Read More

  • Dedication of Mayor's Portrait Gallery

    Dedication of Mayor's Portrait Gallery

    Posted: 03/11/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and former mayors Kyle Testerman, Randy Tyree and Ambassador Victor Ashe gathered to dedicate the City of Knoxville's Mayors' Portrait Gallery on Tuesday, March 11 in the 5th Floor Atrium in the City County Building. Read More

  • Streets Near Market Square to Change Directions

    Streets Near Market Square to Change Directions

    Posted: 03/10/2008

    The City of Knoxville announced today that it will implement a plan changing the street circulation pattern near Market Square and those changes should be in place this summer. Read More

  • Public Meeting March 10

    Public Meeting March 10

    Posted: 03/05/2008

    Knoxville and Knox County residents are invited to learn about a proposed plan for the future of parks, recreation and greenways in the city and the county. Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 17

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 17

    Posted: 03/04/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Division will join with the Magnolia Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College to offer a used Mercury Thermometer Exchange. Read More

  • Public Art Task Force Submits Report

    Public Art Task Force Submits Report

    Posted: 02/28/2008

    The City of Knoxville's Public Art Task Force sent its report to Mayor Bill Haslam today after a series of meetings that began late last year.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Set for March 4

    Public Meeting Set for March 4

    Posted: 02/28/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, to discuss implementation of proposed changes in the street circulation pattern near Market Square. Read More

  • Second Creek Greenway Opens

    Second Creek Greenway Opens

    Posted: 02/28/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Interim University of Tennessee Chancellor Jan Simek joined others in opening the new Second Creek greenway on Thursday, February 28, 2008. Read More

  • Mills Promoted to Deputy Law Director

    Mills Promoted to Deputy Law Director

    Posted: 02/26/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Ronald E. Mills has been promoted to deputy law director for the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long at TN Theatre

    Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long at TN Theatre

    Posted: 02/25/2008

    Joy of Music presents "Mary Poppins Sing-Along" at the Tennessee Theatre on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes LMU to Old City Hall

    Mayor Welcomes LMU to Old City Hall

    Posted: 02/25/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Congressman John. J. Duncan, Pete DeBusk, Nancy Moody, James G. Alexander, and William S. Owen took part in a signing ceremony welcoming Lincoln Memorial University as the new tenant in the Old City Hall. Read More

  • Signup for Softball Leagues

    Signup for Softball Leagues

    Posted: 02/22/2008

    Signups for City adult softball leagues will begin Monday, February 25, with other adult, youth and senior baseball and softball spring league signups following at various dates during the next few weeks. Read More

  • D.I. Coming to Knoxville

    D.I. Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 02/21/2008

    Knoxville will be home to the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals on May 21 - 24, 2008 for the twelfth year in a row. Read More

  • Step Off Show March 7

    Step Off Show March 7

    Posted: 02/21/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold its 3rd Annual High School Step Off Show at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7 in the Tennessee Auditorium of the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. Read More

  • THINKFAST Game Show Hits Knoxville

    THINKFAST Game Show Hits Knoxville

    Posted: 02/20/2008

    ThinkFast is the nation's first mobile audience response trivia-based game show brought to students. Read More

  • City Seeks Change to Knology Agreement

    City Seeks Change to Knology Agreement

    Posted: 02/19/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will ask City Council to approve an ordinance amending the City's cable television agreement with Knology to require the company to spend at least five percent of its annual revenues extending its services across Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayor Honors City Employees

    Mayor Honors City Employees

    Posted: 02/19/2008

    Mayor Haslam honored 75 city employees who have served at least 20 years with the city or have retired during the past year at a special Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the Knoxville Coliseum on Tuesday, February 19. Read More

  • Officer Wins Award

    Officer Wins Award

    Posted: 02/14/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Eric Heitz the November Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officers Win Award

    Officers Win Award

    Posted: 02/14/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Chris Jones and Officer Joshua Dykes the December Officers of the Month. Read More

  • Neighborhood Conference Info

    Neighborhood Conference Info

    Posted: 02/13/2008

    Registration for the 2008 Knoxville/Knox County Neighborhood Conference is now available. Read More

  • AQS Coming to Knoxville

    AQS Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 02/12/2008

    Mayor Haslam, Mayor Ragsdale and officials with the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC), announced that the American Quilter's Society (AQS) had signed a contract to bring its International Convention to Knoxville for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Read More

  • City Offers Old City Hall as LMU Satelite Campus

    City Offers Old City Hall as LMU Satelite Campus

    Posted: 02/12/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam will ask city council to approve two resolutions tonight that would allow Lincoln Memorial University to establish a satellite campus in Old City Hall in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • City to Hold Public Workshop

    City to Hold Public Workshop

    Posted: 02/11/2008

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public workshop to review and receive comments on potential changes to the SmartFIX40 project along relocated 4th Ave. Read More

  • City Offers Brush Pickup Schedule Online

    City Offers Brush Pickup Schedule Online

    Posted: 02/07/2008

    The City of Knoxville has provided a simple way for residents to find out when their brush will be picked up. Read More

  • Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale

    Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale

    Posted: 02/07/2008

    Friends of the Knox County Public Library are pleased to announce their annual Used Book Sale on March 3-9 in the Knoxville Convention and Exposition Center, lower level of the Holiday Inn at the World's Fair Site. Over 14,000 square feet of books, cds, and movies will be available -- most for $2 or less. Read More

  • Dance Championships Coming to Knoxville

    Dance Championships Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 02/06/2008

    Get ready to get your groove on when the USA Dance 2008 North Central Regional Championships comes to Knoxville's Downtown Marriott February 8-10. Read More

  • Dogs Strut Their Stuff at Mardi Growl Parade

    Dogs Strut Their Stuff at Mardi Growl Parade

    Posted: 02/04/2008

    With Smokey IX, the University of Tennessee's blue tick coonhound mascot leading the way in a red convertible, over 350 dogs took to the streets of downtown Knoxville on Saturday for the first-ever Mardi Growl Dog Parade. Read More

  • Mayors Open Knoxville Skatepark

    Mayors Open Knoxville Skatepark

    Posted: 02/01/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale helped open the long-awaited Knoxville Skatepark today. Read More

  • City Financial Performance Exceeds

    City Financial Performance Exceeds

    Posted: 01/31/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council members today that the city's financial performance through the first half of fiscal year 2007-2008 has slightly exceeded expectations despite a softening of the overall economy. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for the New Knoxville Skatepark

    Ribbon Cutting for the New Knoxville Skatepark

    Posted: 01/28/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Mayor Mike Ragsdale, David Jarnigan and members of the Knoxville Skatepark Task Force will hold a ribbon cutting for the new Knoxville Skatepark. Read More

  • News item

    City Presents Plaques at Ridley/Helton Field

    Posted: 01/28/2008

    Mayor Haslam honored three of the most important figures in Knoxville's baseball history in a special ceremony at Ridley/Helton Field on Monday, January 28, 2008. Read More

  • Mardi Growl Dog Parade Grand Marshals Announced

    Mardi Growl Dog Parade Grand Marshals Announced

    Posted: 01/25/2008

    University of Tennessee mascot Smokey - both the blue tick coonhound and the human version - will be grand marshal for the first ever Mardi Growl Dog Parade in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, February 2. Read More

  • Poplin New Law Director

    Poplin New Law Director

    Posted: 01/25/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Debra C. Poplin has agreed to serve as the City of Knoxville's Law Director. Read More

  • Celebrate Imagination Library's Third Birthday

    Celebrate Imagination Library's Third Birthday

    Posted: 01/18/2008

    Knox County's Imagination Library is celebrating its third birthday from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Lawson McGhee Library. Read More

  • City's Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    City's Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Posted: 01/18/2008

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Read More

  • Reid Announced as Director

    Reid Announced as Director

    Posted: 01/17/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced that Avice Evans Reid has begun work as Executive Director of the City of Knoxville's Police Advisory and Review Committee. Read More

  • City Recognizes Figures in Knoxville's Baseball History

    City Recognizes Figures in Knoxville's Baseball History

    Posted: 01/15/2008

    The City of Knoxville is recognizing three of the most important figures in Knoxville's baseball history. Read More

  • Mardi Growl Parade Feb. 2

    Mardi Growl Parade Feb. 2

    Posted: 01/14/2008

    Be a part of Knoxville's first ever "Mardi Growl Parade" - a costume parade for dogs and their owners through downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Applications for Funding Available

    Applications for Funding Available

    Posted: 01/11/2008

    Applications for funding under the City of Knoxville's Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs are now available.  Read More

  • City Dedicates Regas Square

    City Dedicates Regas Square

    Posted: 01/10/2008

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, members of City Council, and numerous friends and supporters gathered at Regas Restaurant to officially dedicate Regas Square. Read More

  • Early Vote Jan. 16-31

    Early Vote Jan. 16-31

    Posted: 01/07/2008

    Early Voting for the Feb. 5th Presidential Primary and County Primary election is Jan. 16-31. Centers will be open 10 am till 6 pm and on the last three days centers will be open from 10 am till 8 pm. Centers closed every Sunday. Read More

  • King Week Celebration January 16-21, 2008

    King Week Celebration January 16-21, 2008

    Posted: 01/07/2008

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Commission invites you to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the achievements of MLK Honorees at the 2008 King Week Celebration January 16th through the 21st. Read More

  • First Creek Drainage Improvements Project Public Meeting Set

    First Creek Drainage Improvements Project Public Meeting Set

    Posted: 01/04/2008

    A public meeting on the First Creek Drainage Improvements Project, Phase II, will be held Tuesday, January 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Baptist Church at 1928 Fairmont Blvd. Read More

  • Regas Square Dedication January 10

    Regas Square Dedication January 10

    Posted: 01/04/2008

    In December Knoxville's City Council unanimously voted to designate the city block bounded by Gay Street, Magnolia Avenue, Depot Street and Williams Street as "Regas Square". Read More

  • Cumberland Ave. Project Mgr. Selected

    Cumberland Ave. Project Mgr. Selected

    Posted: 01/03/2008

    Mayor Bill Haslam has announced that Anne Wallace has accepted the position of Cumberland Avenue Project Manager and will lead the City of Knoxville's efforts to revitalize that area. Read More

  • Gridiron Burgers Coming Downtown

    Gridiron Burgers Coming Downtown

    Posted: 01/03/2008

    Downtown Knoxville will have another great dining option later this year when the latest Gridiron Burgers opens its doors next to the Regal Riviera 8 Theater. Read More