2009

Communications Director

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

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

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  • City Council Approves Energy Services Agreement with Ameresco

    City Council Approves Energy Services Agreement with Ameresco

    Posted: 12/30/2009

    City Council approved an ambitious energy services agreement with Ameresco Tuesday night providing for improvements that will save the City of Knoxville millions of dollars while reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions. Read More

  • City Receives Highly-Favorable HUD Review

    City Receives Highly-Favorable HUD Review

    Posted: 12/29/2009

    Last year the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department and its partner agencies built, renovated or repaired more than 250 houses, provided down payment assistance to 15 first time homebuyers - many with young families - and obtained 18 blighted properties for redevelopment. Read More

  • Shop for your New Year's Resolutions at the Knox County Public Library

    Shop for your New Year's Resolutions at the Knox County Public Library

    Posted: 12/29/2009

    Knox County Public Library invites you to start the new decade out by using your brain. Read More

  • City's 2009 New Years Holiday Schedule

    City's 2009 New Years Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/28/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, January 1st in observance of the New Years holiday. Read More

  • KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 12/22/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic enforcement plans for the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. Read More

  • Multiple Felony Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Multiple Felony Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 12/22/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Officer Nelson Hamilton the October Officer of the Month. Officer Hamilton has been with the department since December 2002. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Has the Perfect Antidote to Cabin Fever

    Knoxville Zoo Has the Perfect Antidote to Cabin Fever

    Posted: 12/21/2009

    No need for the excitement to end with the holidays; Knoxville Zoo has plenty of fun planned for the new year. Read More

  • New Council Members Sworn In

    New Council Members Sworn In

    Posted: 12/21/2009

    Swearing-In Ceremonies for the newly elected City Council members was held Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 12 noon in the Main Assembly Room at the City-County Building. Read More

  • Let's Conserve Together - A Lighting Study

    Let's Conserve Together - A Lighting Study

    Posted: 12/17/2009

    The City of Knoxville and three partnering organizations have turned Wall Avenue into a testing ground for new streetlights designed to improve the nighttime environment while reducing energy costs. Read More

  • City's 2009 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    City's 2009 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/16/2009

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

  • Swearing-In Ceremonies for Newly Elected City Council Members

    Swearing-In Ceremonies for Newly Elected City Council Members

    Posted: 12/16/2009

    Swearing-In Ceremonies for the newly elected City Council members will be Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 12 noon in the Main Assembly Room at the City-County Building. Read More

  • Rhino Arrives at Zoo for Introduction to Potential New Mate

    Rhino Arrives at Zoo for Introduction to Potential New Mate

    Posted: 12/15/2009

    A new female white rhino is scheduled to arrive at Knoxville Zoo Tuesday morning, and Knoxville Zoo staff hopes she'll catch the eye of Mondo, the herd's resident male and potential new mate. Read More

  • City Increases Transactions with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

    City Increases Transactions with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

    Posted: 12/14/2009

    The City of Knoxville significantly increased the amount of business it conducted with minority and women-owned firms last year recording what's believed to be its highest rate of transactions ever with what are sometimes referred to as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, or DBEs. Read More

  • City, County Seek Input for Five Year Consolidated Plan

    City, County Seek Input for Five Year Consolidated Plan

    Posted: 12/11/2009

    The Community Development Departments of the City of Knoxville and Knox County are seeking input from community leaders and the general public at a community meeting on Monday, Dec. 14. Read More

  • Julie Chimpanzee Departing for Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Zoo

    Julie Chimpanzee Departing for Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Zoo

    Posted: 12/11/2009

    Julie, a 23-year-old member of Knoxville Zoo's chimpanzee troupe, will be relocating to the Rio Grande Zoo, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, early in 2010.  Read More

  • Curbside Recycling Program Presented at City Council Workshop

    Curbside Recycling Program Presented at City Council Workshop

    Posted: 12/10/2009

    After a year of study a City of Knoxville consultant is presenting a possible plan for establishing a city-wide, single-stream, curbside recycling program to City Council at its Wednesday workshop. Read More

  • KFD Promotes Byrd to Deputy Chief

    KFD Promotes Byrd to Deputy Chief

    Posted: 12/10/2009

    New Knoxville Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger Byrd was ceremonially promoted to the new position Thursday during a gathering at the Civic Coliseum Ballroom. Read More

  • Sign Up for City Youth Basketball Leagues

    Sign Up for City Youth Basketball Leagues

    Posted: 12/10/2009

    The City of Knoxville's youth basketball leagues are still open for signups. Read More

  • Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 11

    Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 11

    Posted: 12/09/2009

    Enjoy Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park on Friday, December 11 starting at 6:00 p.m. Read More

  • Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Posted: 12/09/2009

    Experience the beautiful holiday lights of downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville by bicycle. Read More

  • Phone Book Recycling Effort Kicks Off Dec. 14

    Phone Book Recycling Effort Kicks Off Dec. 14

    Posted: 12/09/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam will kick off this year's Knox County school phone book recycling effort Monday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Volunteer Landing. Read More

  • City Council Workshop on Recycling Dec. 10

    City Council Workshop on Recycling Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    There will be a City Council Workshop on Recycling at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 in the City County Building, Small Assembly Room. Read More

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Cuts Costs, Improves Delivery

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Cuts Costs, Improves Delivery

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will begin delivering soft cover books to some of the 17,000 children enrolled in Knox County beginning January 2010. Read More

  • Energy and Sustainability Task Force Meeting Dec. 11

    Energy and Sustainability Task Force Meeting Dec. 11

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    The Energy and Sustainability Task Force will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium. Read More

  • It's a Holiday Bonanza at the Library

    It's a Holiday Bonanza at the Library

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    It's the holiday season and Knox County Public Library is celebrating with programs for children of all ages. Read More

  • KPD To Target School Bus Stop Sign Violators

    KPD To Target School Bus Stop Sign Violators

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen announced a special traffic enforcement effort to address growing problems of motorists who fail to stop for school buses. Read More

  • Knox County Public Library to feature The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman

    Knox County Public Library to feature The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman

    Posted: 12/08/2009

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the featured book in this winter's Close Read: The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman. Read More

  • KPD Receives Accreditation from CALEA

    KPD Receives Accreditation from CALEA

    Posted: 12/07/2009

    The Knoxville Police Department has been accredited for the sixth time by the foremost accrediting body for law enforcement agencies. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offers $5 Fridays in December

    Knoxville Zoo Offers $5 Fridays in December

    Posted: 12/07/2009

    With the mounting excitement of the holiday season and the demands of good behavior, Knoxville Zoo knows it's hard for kids to be cooped up inside. Read More

  • Candlelight Tours of Marble Springs Dec. 5

    Candlelight Tours of Marble Springs Dec. 5

    Posted: 12/04/2009

    Candlelight Tours of Marble Springs will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 5pm to 9pm. Read More

  • KUB Places Signs Along Third Creek Greenway for Upcoming Detour

    KUB Places Signs Along Third Creek Greenway for Upcoming Detour

    Posted: 12/02/2009

    Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors today placed four signs along the Third Creek Greenway to alert users to a temporary detour route in association with a PACE 10 wastewater collection system project. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Adds In-School H1N1 Intranasal Vaccination Clinics

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Adds In-School H1N1 Intranasal Vaccination Clinics

    Posted: 12/02/2009

    With deliveries of H1N1 intranasal vaccine increasing, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has added in-school vaccination clinics this Thursday and Friday to finish out the week (Dec. 3 & 4). Read More

  • Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting Dec. 3

    Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting Dec. 3

    Posted: 12/01/2009

    The City and MPC departments will hold a Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meetingat 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd at theHoward Baker Center for Public Policy. Read More

  • Penguin Discount Days Are a Cool Way to Visit the Zoo for Half Price

    Penguin Discount Days Are a Cool Way to Visit the Zoo for Half Price

    Posted: 12/01/2009

    Knoxville Zoo becomes the coolest place in Knoxville to visit during Penguin Discount Days! Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book tackles the hidden cost of discounts

    Brown Bag Green Book tackles the hidden cost of discounts

    Posted: 11/30/2009

    The Brown Bag Green Book series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 South Gay Street. Read More

  • Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 27

    Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 27

    Posted: 11/25/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead the countdown as downtown Knoxville lights up for the holidays Friday night at the Regal Celebration of Lights. Read More

  • City to Provide Overview of Henley Street Bridge Project

    City to Provide Overview of Henley Street Bridge Project

    Posted: 11/24/2009

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting to discuss the status of the Henley Street Bridge project at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Graystone Presbyterian Church located at 139 Woodlawn Pike. Read More

  • Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Plans Announced

    Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Plans Announced

    Posted: 11/24/2009

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

  • Free Christmas Concert Nov. 29

    Free Christmas Concert Nov. 29

    Posted: 11/23/2009

    The Knoxville Community Recreation Band's Christmas Concert will help kick off the season with a holiday performance this weekend.  Read More

  • City's 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/19/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read More

  • Public Meeting on Gay Street Streetscapes Project

    Public Meeting on Gay Street Streetscapes Project

    Posted: 11/19/2009

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a public meeting updating the status of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 30 in the Emporium Building, 100 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Knox Co. Public Library Offering Vintage Photos of Great Smoky Mountains on Note Cards for Sale

    Knox Co. Public Library Offering Vintage Photos of Great Smoky Mountains on Note Cards for Sale

    Posted: 11/18/2009

    In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a commemorative edition set of note cards are now available for sale at all Knox County Public Library locations. Read More

  • Knoxville Home to One of the Largest Independent Breast Center Facilities in the U.S.

    Knoxville Home to One of the Largest Independent Breast Center Facilities in the U.S.

    Posted: 11/18/2009

    Mayor Haslam participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday to open the new Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) - one of the largest independent breast center facilities in the United States. Read More

  • Humana Foundation Presents Checks to Local Nonprofits

    Humana Foundation Presents Checks to Local Nonprofits

    Posted: 11/17/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam spoke today at The Humana Foundation's Economic Recovery Grant Celebration. Read More

  • 22nd Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue Blood Drive

    22nd Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue Blood Drive

    Posted: 11/13/2009

    Attention all Vol fans! It's time to prove your blood runs orange during MEDIC Regional Blood Center's 22nd Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue - a blood drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky.  Read More

  • U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign Returns to Give $1 Million to Schools

    U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign Returns to Give $1 Million to Schools

    Posted: 11/13/2009

    Once again, U.S. Cellular is inviting communities to rally around their favorite school to share $1 million. Read More

  • Leaf Pickup Schedule 2009

    Leaf Pickup Schedule 2009

    Posted: 11/12/2009

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

  • Veterans Honored at Parade

    Veterans Honored at Parade

    Posted: 11/11/2009

    The 84th Veterans Day Parade filled Gay Street on Wednesday to honor and celebrate our Nation's Veterans. Read More

  • Superintendent McIntyre to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book

    Superintendent McIntyre to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book

    Posted: 11/10/2009

    Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr., Superintendent of Knox County Schools leads a discussion of the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offers Kroger Free Day Nov. 14

    Knoxville Zoo Offers Kroger Free Day Nov. 14

    Posted: 11/09/2009

    Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking on Kroger Free Day, Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Read More

  • Veteran's Day Parade Nov. 11, 2009

    Veteran's Day Parade Nov. 11, 2009

    Posted: 11/09/2009

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11 during the 84th Veteran's Day Parade sponsored by the American Legion Knoxville Post 2. Read More

  • Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspects Earns Special Award for Three Officers

    Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspects Earns Special Award for Three Officers

    Posted: 11/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Timothy Thornton, Officer Brian Bell and Officer Preston Whillock as the July Officers of the Month. All three officers have been with the department since June 2006. Officer Whillock was previously an Officer of the Month and Life Saving Award recipient in 2007.  Read More

  • Bank Robbery Investigation and Safe Burglary Investigation Earns Two Investigators Special Honors

    Bank Robbery Investigation and Safe Burglary Investigation Earns Two Investigators Special Honors

    Posted: 11/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Todd Gilreath and James Burrell the September Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • City Hosts Unwanted Medicines Collection Event Nov. 14

    City Hosts Unwanted Medicines Collection Event Nov. 14

    Posted: 11/05/2009

    The City of Knoxville and other local sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection event on Saturday, November 14th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the new Earth Fare store in BEARDEN. The store is located at 140 N Forest Park Blvd. just off Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • City Sponsors America Recycles Day in Knoxville Nov. 14

    City Sponsors America Recycles Day in Knoxville Nov. 14

    Posted: 11/05/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Section is helping sponsor America Recycles Day (ARD) in Knoxville for Knoxville and Knox County residents. The America Recycles Day event will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, November 14th, at the new Earth Fare store, at 40 N Forest Park Blvd. just off Kingston Pike in Bearden.  Read More

  • City Sponsors Mercury Thermometer Exchange Nov. 14

    City Sponsors Mercury Thermometer Exchange Nov. 14

    Posted: 11/05/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Section is helping sponsor a used Mercury thermometer exchange for Knoxville and Knox County residents. Read More

  • Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project Public Meeting Nov. 12

    Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project Public Meeting Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/05/2009

    The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission will host host an informational public meeting regarding the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 in the University of Tennessee Visitors' Center at 2704 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Lawson McGhee Library's HVAC System to be Repaired

    Lawson McGhee Library's HVAC System to be Repaired

    Posted: 11/05/2009

    Patrons and staff at Lawson McGhee Library may have to bundle up for a few days. Read More

  • City Will Begin Removal of Treble Clef Sculpture Thursday

    City Will Begin Removal of Treble Clef Sculpture Thursday

    Posted: 11/04/2009

    The City of Knoxville will begin removal of the "Treble Clef" sculpture around 9 a.m., Thursday, November 5, at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill. Read More

  • Ijams Offering Steps for More Sustainable Holidays

    Ijams Offering Steps for More Sustainable Holidays

    Posted: 11/04/2009

    Learn basic steps for sustainable holidays at Ijams Nature Center during their program "Science Cafe: Green Your Holidays" on Tuesday, November 10 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes Newly Elected Council Members

    Mayor Welcomes Newly Elected Council Members

    Posted: 11/04/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Senior Directors met with newly elected City Council members for lunch on Wednesday in the Mayor's Conference Room. Read More

  • Third Creek Greenway Community Clean Up Nov. 8

    Third Creek Greenway Community Clean Up Nov. 8

    Posted: 11/04/2009

    The City of Knoxville will hold a Third Creek Greenway Community Clean Up on Sunday, November 8, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Read More

  • ETEBA 10th Annual Business Opportunities Conference

    ETEBA 10th Annual Business Opportunities Conference

    Posted: 11/03/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Behan cut the ribbon opening the ETEBA's 10th Annual Business Opportunities Conference Monday afternoon at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting Nov. 5

    Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting Nov. 5

    Posted: 11/03/2009

    A Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th at The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, located on the University of Tennessee campus at 1640 Cumberland Avenue. Read More

  • Layla Kiffin to join Knox County's Imagination Library effort

    Layla Kiffin to join Knox County's Imagination Library effort

    Posted: 11/03/2009

    Knox County Public Library is very pleased to announce that Layla Kiffin is joining the board of Imagination Library in Knox County. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Health Seminar

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Health Seminar

    Posted: 11/02/2009

    The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health Program are removing all barriers to encourage parents, grandparents and caregivers of children to attend a seminar on keeping kids healthy and physically fit. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold In-School H1N1 Intranasal Vaccination Clinics

    Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold In-School H1N1 Intranasal Vaccination Clinics

    Posted: 11/02/2009

    In order to expedite getting H1N1 vaccinations to priority groups, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will begin in-school H1N1 intranasal vaccination clinics on Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 6. Read More

  • Senior Dance at City Recreation Center

    Senior Dance at City Recreation Center

    Posted: 10/30/2009

    Seniors will get the chance to strike up a little romance or just have fun at a senior dance, hosted by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department on Monday, November 2, 2009. Read More

  • Neighborhood Sweep Program Set for Nov. 4

    Neighborhood Sweep Program Set for Nov. 4

    Posted: 10/29/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Codes Enforcement division will send all its field inspectors on foot through a single neighborhood on November 4, as part of a pilot program aimed at proactively addressing blight and neglected properties. Read More

  • Public Meeting on Vacant Properties

    Public Meeting on Vacant Properties

    Posted: 10/29/2009

    Two nationally known experts in the field of vacant and blighted properties, Dan Kildee and Amy Hovey of the Genesee Institute, will be in Knoxville next week to meet with citizens and city and county staff to discuss "best practices" across the country for effectively confronting the negative impacts of vacant and abandoned buildings and lots. Read More

  • Civil War Roundtable Celebrates Veterans at Fort Dickerson Civil War Living History

    Civil War Roundtable Celebrates Veterans at Fort Dickerson Civil War Living History

    Posted: 10/28/2009

    The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will present its annual Living History Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park November 14-15, 2009 to celebrate veterans, past and present and commemorate the 146th Anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold Saturday Clinic Hours for H1N1 Intranasal Mist Vaccinations

    Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold Saturday Clinic Hours for H1N1 Intranasal Mist Vaccinations

    Posted: 10/28/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is holding a H1N1 intranasal vaccination clinic at 140 Dameron Avenue this Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

  • Downtown North Streetscape Public Meeting

    Downtown North Streetscape Public Meeting

    Posted: 10/27/2009

    The City of Knoxville will host a final public meeting on the Downtown North Streetscape project at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 5 in the banquet room of All Occasions Catering at 922 N. Central Street. Read More

  • City to Remove Treble Clef Sculpture

    City to Remove Treble Clef Sculpture

    Posted: 10/26/2009

    The City of Knoxville will remove the "Treble Clef" sculpture located at the intersection of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive at the recommendation of the city's Public Art Committee.  Read More

  • Special Called City Council Meeting

    Special Called City Council Meeting

    Posted: 10/26/2009

    A special called Knoxville City Council Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 in the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building. Read More

  • Safety City Receives Donation for Halloween in the City

    Safety City Receives Donation for Halloween in the City

    Posted: 10/23/2009

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen announced a date change for the 9th Annual Halloween in the City at Safety City event. Read More

  • 2009 Christmas in the City Lineup Unveiled

    2009 Christmas in the City Lineup Unveiled

    Posted: 10/22/2009

    A performance by the Radio City Rockettes is among the highlights of what promises to be best Christmas in the City yet with a calendar of holiday attractions, performances, parades and services stretching from November to New Year’s Eve.  Read More

  • East Tennessee's Electric Vehicle Show

    East Tennessee's Electric Vehicle Show

    Posted: 10/21/2009

    Electric cars, trucks, and other vehicles are already here in East Tennessee, and you can see them up close and personal in Market Square this Thursday, October 22. Read More

  • Mayors Host Luncheon for Legacy Parks Foundation

    Mayors Host Luncheon for Legacy Parks Foundation

    Posted: 10/21/2009

    Mayor Haslam and Mayor Ragsdale hosted the third annual Mayors' Luncheon for the Parks on Wednesday, October 21 at the newly expanded Tommy Schumpert Park in north Knox County. Read More

  • New Hours at the McClung Historical Collection and Knox County Archives

    New Hours at the McClung Historical Collection and Knox County Archives

    Posted: 10/21/2009

    Knox County Public Library will reduce operating hours at the McClung Historical Collection and the Knox County Archives, both located in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay Street, starting Monday, October 26, 2009. Read More

  • Road Closure at Cross Park Drive

    Road Closure at Cross Park Drive

    Posted: 10/21/2009

    There will be a road closure at Cross Park Drive just west of its intersection with Corporate Drive for utility improvements. Read More

  • Indiana Jones Swoops in for the Last Showing in Movies on Market Square

    Indiana Jones Swoops in for the Last Showing in Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 10/15/2009

    Knox County Public Library's outdoor movie series ends this Friday, October 16th on Market Square with a showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Read More

  • Ramsey House Plantation Country Market Fall Festival Oct. 24-25

    Ramsey House Plantation Country Market Fall Festival Oct. 24-25

    Posted: 10/15/2009

    Historic Ramsey House Plantation will be celebrating its 45th annual COUNTRY MARKET FALL FESTIVAL on October 24th and 25th. Read More

  • Safety City's Halloween in the City Set for Oct. 30

    Safety City's Halloween in the City Set for Oct. 30

    Posted: 10/15/2009

    The Knoxville Police Department will host Halloween in the City on Friday, October 30th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Safety City at 165 Concord Street between Kingston Pike and Sutherland Avenue. Read More

  • 200 Block of Gay Street Closing Oct. 15

    200 Block of Gay Street Closing Oct. 15

    Posted: 10/14/2009

    Beginning Thursday, October 15, the 200 Block of S. Gay Street will be closed for construction as part of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes Project.  Read More

  • A Very Library Costume Contest

    A Very Library Costume Contest

    Posted: 10/14/2009

    Knox County Public Library is awarding prizes for literary Halloween costumes this year in a special photo contest.  Read More

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Walking Tour at Blount Mansion

    Ghosts and Ghouls Walking Tour at Blount Mansion

    Posted: 10/14/2009

    Blount Mansion presents Ghosts and Ghouls walking tour from Oct. 26-30 at 7 p.m. Read More

  • Pajama-Rama Family Storytime at Halls Branch Library

    Pajama-Rama Family Storytime at Halls Branch Library

    Posted: 10/14/2009

    Knox County Public Library's Halls Branch is hosting a special family storytime on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Read More

  • Public Meeting on Gay Street Streetscapes Oct. 20

    Public Meeting on Gay Street Streetscapes Oct. 20

    Posted: 10/14/2009

    The City of Knoxville will host a meeting updating the status of the Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at the Emporium Building, 100 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • KCHD Opens Supply of H1N1 Intranasal Mist to General Public

    KCHD Opens Supply of H1N1 Intranasal Mist to General Public

    Posted: 10/13/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD), after assessing the needs of its numerous community health care partners, is now making its supplies of H1N1 intranasal mist vaccine available to the public. Read More

  • KCHD Scientific Poll Gauges Those Who Plan to Get H1N1 Vaccine

    KCHD Scientific Poll Gauges Those Who Plan to Get H1N1 Vaccine

    Posted: 10/13/2009

    Nearly 50 percent of adult Knox County resident adults plan to get the H1N1 flu vaccine, according to a survey conducted by the University of Tennessee Center for Applied Research and Evaluation for the Knox County Health Department. Read More

  • News item

    Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference for the S&W Grand

    Posted: 10/13/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Stephanie and Brian Balest - the owners of the S&W Grand, and the 500 Block LLC partners, the development team that renovated the building will lead a ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the S&W Grand on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. in front of the restaurant.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Focuses on Mountaintop Removal

    Brown Bag Green Book Focuses on Mountaintop Removal

    Posted: 10/12/2009

    The Brown Bag Green Book series continues on Wednesday, October 28th, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 S. Gay Street, with Pat Hudson, Director of the Lindquist Environmental Appalachian Fellowship (LEAF), and Dawn Coppock, Legislative Director of LEAF, leading a discussion of Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal by Silas House and Jason Howard. Read More

  • Knoxville Police Names New Deputy Chief

    Knoxville Police Names New Deputy Chief

    Posted: 10/12/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today promoted David Rausch to the rank of Deputy Chief during a special promotional Ceremony. Read More

  • City Council Workshop on Wayfinding Project Oct. 15

    City Council Workshop on Wayfinding Project Oct. 15

    Posted: 10/08/2009

    Residents will have one more opportunity to learn about, and provide input on, the Downtown Knoxville Wayfinding Project during a City Council Workshop set for 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. Read More

  • Part of Kingston Pike Reduced to Two Lanes for Bridge Work

    Part of Kingston Pike Reduced to Two Lanes for Bridge Work

    Posted: 10/08/2009

    Beginning on Sunday, October 11, Kingston Pike will be reduced to two lanes at the intersection of Forest Park Boulevard as the Tennessee Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a year-long project to replace the bridge over the Norfolk Southern tracks there. Read More

  • Mayor's Employee Appreciation Picnic and City of Knoxville Benefits Fair

    Mayor's Employee Appreciation Picnic and City of Knoxville Benefits Fair

    Posted: 10/07/2009

    The 19th Annual Mayor's Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair for City of Knoxville employees was held Wednesday, October 7 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Mary Costa Courtyard at the Civic Coliseum. Read More

  • Fish Hospitality Pantries to Collect Dog and Cat Food at Movies on Market Square Friday

    Fish Hospitality Pantries to Collect Dog and Cat Food at Movies on Market Square Friday

    Posted: 10/06/2009

    Knox County Public Library's outdoor movie series continues this Friday, October 9th on Market Square with a showing of Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (G). Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/06/2009

    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

  • City People Downtown Home Tour set for October 11

    City People Downtown Home Tour set for October 11

    Posted: 10/05/2009

    Come see what downtown living is all about on Sunday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More

  • Enjoy a Howlingly Good Time at BOO at the Zoo

    Enjoy a Howlingly Good Time at BOO at the Zoo

    Posted: 10/05/2009

    Fall is in the air and it's almost time to celebrate with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular kicks off eight nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 15-18 and 22-25, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Read More

  • James Agee Centennial Film Festival Set for October 23-25

    James Agee Centennial Film Festival Set for October 23-25

    Posted: 10/05/2009

    Knox County Public Library is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Agee by teaming up with TAMIS (Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound) and the University of Tennessee to present the James Agee Centennial Film Festival October 23-25, 2009. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Wins National Awards

    Knoxville Zoo Wins National Awards

    Posted: 10/05/2009

    Knoxville Zoo won national recognition from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) at the national conference held in Portland, Oregon, September 12 -17. Read More

  • 2009 Knoxville Solar Tour & Fair

    2009 Knoxville Solar Tour & Fair

    Posted: 09/30/2009

    The 2009 Knoxville Solar Tour & Fair will shine on all things solar Saturday offering everything from workshops on existing solar opportunities and financial incentives to help pay for them, to a tour of homes and businesses already benefiting from solar power. Read More

  • Downtown Dog Park to Begin Construction

    Downtown Dog Park to Begin Construction

    Posted: 09/29/2009

    Construction on the City of Knoxville's new downtown dog park is slated to begin by October 15, and should be completed by the end of the year. Read More

  • 2009 Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Oct. 3

    2009 Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Oct. 3

    Posted: 09/28/2009

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office is partnering with the Knox County Solid Waste Office in sponsoring a Backyard Compost Bin and Rain Barrel sale on Saturday, October 3, that will allow residents to buy the environmentally-friendly devices for less than half of their usual retail prices.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Oct. 1

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Oct. 1

    Posted: 09/28/2009

    Staff members from the City of Knoxville's Department of Policy & Communications and from the Metropolitan Planning Commission will moderate Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Subcommittee Meetings. Read More

  • City Holds Chili Challenge as United Way Fundraiser

    City Holds Chili Challenge as United Way Fundraiser

    Posted: 09/25/2009

    The Pirates of the Chili-Bean, also known as the city's Law Department, made off with the coveted "Grand Prize Chili Cauldron" Friday at the Second Annual City Chili Challenge Friday to raise money for United Way.  Read More

  • CrossKnox Race Set for Oct. 11

    CrossKnox Race Set for Oct. 11

    Posted: 09/25/2009

    The third annual City of Knoxville CrossKnox 15K and 5K Walk will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 11, and, as always, will travel across Knoxville, east to west. Read More

  • Lane Closures For Mary Boyce Temple House Renovations

    Lane Closures For Mary Boyce Temple House Renovations

    Posted: 09/25/2009

    A pair of lane closings will prevent all traffic from entering Henley Street from W. Hill Avenue beginning October 5, due to renovation work on the Mary Boyce Temple House. Read More

  • More Community-based Mosquito Spraying Sunday Night

    More Community-based Mosquito Spraying Sunday Night

    Posted: 09/25/2009

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in the Cumberland Estates area of Northwest Knox County.  Read More

  • City's 311 Call Center to Hit 1 Million Calls Today

    City's 311 Call Center to Hit 1 Million Calls Today

    Posted: 09/23/2009

    When the City of Knoxville's new 311 Call Center opened its lines for business on the morning of May 5, 2005, the initial response was 14 long minutes of silence. Read More

  • Neighborhood Bike Ride Sept. 19

    Neighborhood Bike Ride Sept. 19

    Posted: 09/17/2009

    The 9th Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride is set for Saturday, September 19, beginning at 10 a.m. in Market Square. Read More

  • Senior Falls Prevention Seminar Sept. 30

    Senior Falls Prevention Seminar Sept. 30

    Posted: 09/17/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knox County Senior Safety Task Force will be hosting its second community-wide Senior Falls Prevention seminar. Read More

  • City Introduces New Greenway Ranger

    City Introduces New Greenway Ranger

    Posted: 09/16/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam introduced the city's new Greenway Ranger Wednesday at Volunteer Landing and accepted a gift from the Knoxville Track Club that will help the new guy do his job. Read More

  • Community Development Department Releases Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

    Community Development Department Releases Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

    Posted: 09/16/2009

    A draft of the City of Knoxville's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) became available for citizen review and comment for a period of fifteen days beginning September 15, 2009. Read More

  • Vote for the Market Square Farmers' Market

    Vote for the Market Square Farmers' Market

    Posted: 09/15/2009

    The Market Square Farmers’ Market needs your vote in an online contest that carries a $5,000 prize for the winner. Read More

  • 2009 Hola Festival Celebrates 10 Years of Promoting ET Hispanic Culture

    2009 Hola Festival Celebrates 10 Years of Promoting ET Hispanic Culture

    Posted: 09/14/2009

    HoLa Hora Latina is proud to present the 2009 Hola Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 19,at Market Square. This event marks the tenth year for the Hola Festival.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book to Feature John Craig Sept. 23

    Brown Bag Green Book to Feature John Craig Sept. 23

    Posted: 09/14/2009

    The Brown Bag Green Book series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues as John Craig, downtown developer, will speak about urban sustainability on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 12-18

    Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 12-18

    Posted: 09/14/2009

    Did you know that Tennessee was the first state to pass a child passenger safety law more than 30 years ago? Read More

  • Five Areas Scheduled for Community-based Spraying Sunday Night Lab

    Five Areas Scheduled for Community-based Spraying Sunday Night Lab

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received lab reports confirming the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes and a bird in three new areas of Knox County. Read More

  • Join Dora the Explorer for a Day of Adventure at Knoxville Zoo

    Join Dora the Explorer for a Day of Adventure at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    Join Dora the Explorer, everyone's favorite seven-year-old adventurer, for an exciting day at Knoxville Zoo on Sunday, September 20 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Read More

  • Knox Co. Seasonal FluMist Vaccination Clinics Start Sept. 14

    Knox Co. Seasonal FluMist Vaccination Clinics Start Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    With elevated public awareness of influenza and in anticipation of possible upcoming H1N1 immunization campaigns, Knox County Health Department and Knox County Schools are opening the first seasonal FluMist in-school vaccination clinic to the media. Read More

  • Knoxville Neighborhood Directory Now Available

    Knoxville Neighborhood Directory Now Available

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods has begun publishing a directory of neighborhood organizations.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Downtown North Streetscape Design Set for Sept. 24

    Public Meeting on Downtown North Streetscape Design Set for Sept. 24

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville will host a public meeting this month to discuss a proposed streetscape design plan aimed at encouraging economic development along sections of the main streets leading into the Downtown North area. Read More

  • Special Ceremony Honors Victims of Sept. 11 Attacks

    Special Ceremony Honors Victims of Sept. 11 Attacks

    Posted: 09/11/2009

    A special ceremony was held today as an observance of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Read More

  • 911 Observance and Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony

    911 Observance and Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony

    Posted: 09/09/2009

    The 911 Observance and Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony will be held Friday, September 11. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m., 911 observance starts at 8:45 a.m. and the processional through downtown to the City County Building begins at 9:03 a.m.  Read More

  • Downtown United for United Way Hot Dog Lunch

    Downtown United for United Way Hot Dog Lunch

    Posted: 09/09/2009

    Support the United Way and enjoy a hot dog lunch on Friday, Sept. 11 at Market Square during the Downtown United for United Way. Read More

  • Zoo Tickets Now Available at Kroger

    Zoo Tickets Now Available at Kroger

    Posted: 09/08/2009

    Now you can add red pandas, giraffes, and chimpanzees to your grocery list! Read More

  • 2009 Backyard Composter Sale

    2009 Backyard Composter Sale

    Posted: 09/04/2009

    Earth Machine composters will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on Saturday, October 3rd, at the West Town Mall parking lot, at the Morrel Rd. entrance, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last.  Read More

  • City Sponsors Rain Barrel Sale

    City Sponsors Rain Barrel Sale

    Posted: 09/04/2009

    Systern rain barrels will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on. Saturday, October 3rd, at the West Town Mall parking lot, at the Morrel Rd. entrance, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last.  Read More

  • The Big Read Explores Hispanic Culture with Bless Me Ultima

    The Big Read Explores Hispanic Culture with Bless Me Ultima

    Posted: 09/04/2009

    YWCA, in partnership with the Knox County Public Library, invites East Tennessee to join in The Big Read, a community reading program featuring Rudolfo Anaya's novel Bless Me, Ultima. Read More

  • New Fire Chief to be Sworn in on Sept. 8

    New Fire Chief to be Sworn in on Sept. 8

    Posted: 09/03/2009

    Fire Chief Stan Sharp will be ceremonially sworn in as the new chief of the Knoxville Fire Department at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 in the Main Assembly Room in the City County Building. Read More

  • South Waterfront Project Receives Grant

    South Waterfront Project Receives Grant

    Posted: 09/03/2009

    The City of Knoxville's South Waterfront project has been awarded a $535,461 grant to cover part of the construction costs of a proposed floating walkway that could one day run along the Tennessee River across from downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Boomsday Parking Rates $5 at Most City Garages

    Boomsday Parking Rates $5 at Most City Garages

    Posted: 09/02/2009

    Boomsday parking rates in most city-owned garages will be $5 this Sunday. Read More

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 09/02/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday. Read More

  • Knoxville Host City for 2009 Navy Week

    Knoxville Host City for 2009 Navy Week

    Posted: 09/02/2009

    The United States Navy selected Knoxville as a host city for a 2009 Navy Week celebration for September 1-7. Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 11

    Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/02/2009

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the line up of its 2009 outdoor movie series. Read More

  • Traffic Plans Announced for Labor Day Holiday Events

    Traffic Plans Announced for Labor Day Holiday Events

    Posted: 09/02/2009

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Read More

  • Bench Dedication Honors Covenant Health

    Bench Dedication Honors Covenant Health

    Posted: 09/01/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Third Creek Greenway has a new addition near its Forest Park Boulevard entrance courtesy of the Knoxville Track Club.  Read More

  • Boomsday Set for Sunday!

    Boomsday Set for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009

    Posted: 09/01/2009

    Celebrate 22 years of the nation's largest Labor Day Weekend fireworks show, complete with festivities, food and entertainment throughout a fun-filled afternoon. Read More

  • Constitution Day at Blount Mansion

    Constitution Day at Blount Mansion

    Posted: 09/01/2009

    Come to Blount Mansion on Friday, September 11 from 11:30-1:30 for a Constitution Day living history event! Read More

  • Young-Williams Animal Center Receives Donation to Sponsor Adult Pet Adoptions

    Young-Williams Animal Center Receives Donation to Sponsor Adult Pet Adoptions

    Posted: 09/01/2009

    Young-Williams Animal Center has received a $10,000 anonymous donation to sponsor adult dog and cat adoptions. Read More

  • More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    Posted: 08/28/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received lab reports confirming the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in two areas of Knox County. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set for Sept. 3 Regarding Fort Sanders Stakeholders

    Public Meeting Set for Sept. 3 Regarding Fort Sanders Stakeholders

    Posted: 08/28/2009

    A Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Subcommittee Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd at 3 p.m.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors Students for Girl Scout Gold Award

    Mayor Honors Students for Girl Scout Gold Award

    Posted: 08/26/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam presented three high school students with Certificates of Congratulations from the City of Knoxville for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. Read More

  • Vote for the Market Square Farmer's Market

    Vote for the Market Square Farmer's Market

    Posted: 08/26/2009

    The Market Square Farmers’ Market needs your vote in an online contest that carries a $5,000 prize for the winner. Read More

  • City Offers Free Game Day Parking

    City Offers Free Game Day Parking

    Posted: 08/24/2009

    The City of Knoxville will again offer free game day parking at two of its downtown garages during the University of Tennessee's football season. Read More

  • City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Sidewalk Improvements

    City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Sidewalk Improvements

    Posted: 08/24/2009

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a public meeting on proposed sidewalk improvements for portions of Market Street and Union Avenue in downtown. Read More

  • City's Lease on Parking Lot Set to Expire

    City's Lease on Parking Lot Set to Expire

    Posted: 08/24/2009

    The City of Knoxville has begun notifying those parking in the parking lot at the corner of Gay and Jackson that its lease on the lot expires at the end of the month. Read More

  • Mayor's Council on Disability Issues Hosting Public Forum

    Mayor's Council on Disability Issues Hosting Public Forum

    Posted: 08/20/2009

    The City of Knoxville Mayor's Council on Disability Issues, or CODI, is hosting a public forum to discuss the recent state legislation allowing pet dogs to accompany their owners in outdoor eating areas - if the restaurant receives a permit from the city. Read More

  • Voting for Movies on Market Square starts August 20

    Voting for Movies on Market Square starts August 20

    Posted: 08/19/2009

    Will it be the Pink Panther or a Were-Rabbit? How about a Kung Fu Panda? Read More

  • New Fire Chief Announced

    New Fire Chief Announced

    Posted: 08/18/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced that he has appointed Stan Sharp as the new chief of the Knoxville Fire Department. Read More

  • City and County Join Together to Purchase Grant Software

    City and County Join Together to Purchase Grant Software

    Posted: 08/14/2009

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County have joined together to purchase grant software that will help area non-profit organizations to better identify and compete for grant monies. Read More

  • City Council Adopts Lower Property Tax Rate

    City Council Adopts Lower Property Tax Rate

    Posted: 08/12/2009

    Knoxville City Council adopted the city's lowest property tax rate in more than 40 years during its meeting Tuesday night. Read More

  • City Council Workshop Cancelled

    City Council Workshop Cancelled

    Posted: 08/12/2009

    The Knoxville City Council has determined that it will not consider the resolution opting out of the state statute authorizing permit holders to carry guns in parks. Read More

  • Public Meetings Set for Park Renovations

    Public Meetings Set for Park Renovations

    Posted: 08/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting public meetings this week seeking citizen input about the planned renovations for Morningside and Inskip Parks. Read More

  • Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    Posted: 08/10/2009

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received a lab report confirming the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in one area of Knox County. Read More

  • City Approved for Stimulus Funding

    City Approved for Stimulus Funding

    Posted: 08/06/2009

    The City of Knoxville has been approved to receive $12.2 million in American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding and is actively seeking nearly $27 million in additional ARRA funding with grant applications currently pending before several federal agencies. Read More

  • Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

    Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

    Posted: 08/05/2009

    The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. Read More

  • Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting August 6

    Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting August 6

    Posted: 08/04/2009

    Staff members from the City of Knoxville's Department of Policy & Communications and from the Metropolitan Planning Commission will moderate a Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th. Read More

  • East TN Business Matchmaking and Networking Event Sept. 10

    East TN Business Matchmaking and Networking Event Sept. 10

    Posted: 08/03/2009

    The East Tennessee Purchasing Association will host a free matchmaking & networking event from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center in Knoxville. Read More

  • Gay Street Streetscapes Project Public Meeting August 11

    Gay Street Streetscapes Project Public Meeting August 11

    Posted: 08/03/2009

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a public meeting updating the status of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project on the 100 and 200 Blocks of Gay Street. Read More

  • Citizen's Police Academy Starts 49th Class on August 27

    Citizen's Police Academy Starts 49th Class on August 27

    Posted: 07/30/2009

    The Knoxville Police Department Citizen's Police Academy will be starting its 49th class on Thursday August 27, 2009. Read More

  • City Presents Check to Animal Center

    City Presents Check to Animal Center

    Posted: 07/29/2009

    The City presented a check from the proceeds from the 2009 Mardi Growl Dog Parade to the Young-Williams Animal Center at Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street. Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Extends Clinic Hours for School Immunizations

    Knox County Health Department Extends Clinic Hours for School Immunizations

    Posted: 07/28/2009

    With school starting on Aug. 17, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is holding special extended clinic hours in two of its facilities to accommodate the school immunization rush. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Delinquent Property Tax Auction

    City of Knoxville Delinquent Property Tax Auction

    Posted: 07/24/2009

    The City will hold a Delinquent Property Tax Auction on Tuesday, August 4th in the Large Assembly Room at the City County Building. Read More

  • City to Present Check to Animal Center

    City to Present Check to Animal Center

    Posted: 07/23/2009

    The City will present a check from the proceeds from the 2009 Mardi Growl Dog Parade to the Young-Williams Animal Center on Tuesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street. Read More

  • International Quilt Expo takes over downtown Knoxville

    International Quilt Expo takes over downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 07/22/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Mayor Mike Ragsdale, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation, Knoxville Convention Center and AQS President Meredith Schroeder held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning to kick off the International Quilt Expo. Read More

  • Making Knoxville the Most Pet-Friendly Community in America

    Making Knoxville the Most Pet-Friendly Community in America

    Posted: 07/22/2009

    Mayor Haslam and others announced today that a new effort is being launched to make Knoxville and Knox County the most pet friendly community in America. Read More

  • Medic Sets Downtown Donor Days for July 20-23

    Medic Sets Downtown Donor Days for July 20-23

    Posted: 07/21/2009

    Downtown Knoxville workers and others can choose from six blood donations locations in downtown Knoxville during MEDIC Regional Blood Center's annual Downtown Donor Days. Read More

  • Covering History at Ramsey House

    Covering History at Ramsey House

    Posted: 07/16/2009

    A rare display of quilts and coverlets from the Ramsey House collection will be exhibited from July 10 through August 31. Read More

  • New Biodiesel Production Facility in Knoxville

    New Biodiesel Production Facility in Knoxville

    Posted: 07/15/2009

    Many participated in a ribbon-cutting event to announce the new Biodiesel Production facility located at the UT Johnson Agricultural Research and Teaching Unit (JARTU), 1750 Alcoa Highway. Read More

  • Zoo's George Chimpanzee Celebrates His First Birthday

    Zoo's George Chimpanzee Celebrates His First Birthday

    Posted: 07/15/2009

    George, Knoxville Zoo's precocious baby chimpanzee, invites visitors to celebrate his first birthday on Saturday, July 18, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the zoo. Read More

  • Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 07/14/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Joey Mattina the April Officer of the Month. Officer Mattina has been with the Knoxville Police Department since January 1997.  Read More

  • Officer Investigation Results in Suspect Arrest and Award for Officer

    Officer Investigation Results in Suspect Arrest and Award for Officer

    Posted: 07/14/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Randal Smith the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Smith has been a member of the department since June 2006. Read More

  • KPD Scheduled for CALEA On-Site Assessment

    KPD Scheduled for CALEA On-Site Assessment

    Posted: 07/13/2009

    The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Read More

  • City's Splash Jam July 10

    City's Splash Jam July 10

    Posted: 07/09/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department is holding a "Splash Jam" for the children who are participating in the City's Summer Playground Program this year. Read More

  • KnoxAchieves Recruits 2010 Mentors

    KnoxAchieves Recruits 2010 Mentors

    Posted: 07/08/2009

    KnoxAchieves is a program that provides an opportunity for 500 Knox County public high school graduates to receive up to $2000 for community college tuition. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for New World's Fair Park Playground

    Ribbon Cutting for New World's Fair Park Playground

    Posted: 07/08/2009

    The City of Knoxville held a ribbon cutting for the new playground in World's Fair Park on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10 a.m. Read More

  • City to Host Networking Event August 7

    City to Host Networking Event August 7

    Posted: 07/07/2009

    The City of Knoxville will host "City Business: Opportunities for Your Company" a free information and networking event sponsored by Knology on August 7th from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Foundry on the World's Fair Site.  Read More

  • Library is seeking stories of Bearden History

    Library is seeking stories of Bearden History

    Posted: 07/07/2009

    Knox County Public Library has recently renamed the West Knoxville Branch Library on Golf Club Road as the Bearden Branch Library. Read More

  • Unwanted Medicines Collection Event July 18

    Unwanted Medicines Collection Event July 18

    Posted: 07/07/2009

    The City of Knoxville and other sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection event on Saturday, July 18, from 9 p.m. - 1 p.m. at Earth Fare. Read More

  • Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange July 18

    Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange July 18

    Posted: 07/07/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Section is helping sponsor a used Mercury thermometer exchange. Read More

  • City Seeks Comments on its Neighborhood Stabilization Program

    City Seeks Comments on its Neighborhood Stabilization Program

    Posted: 07/06/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department and Consortium Partners are developing an application for funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Round 2 (NSP2). Read More

  • ETTAC is Taking Enrollments for its Making Music Camp

    ETTAC is Taking Enrollments for its Making Music Camp

    Posted: 07/06/2009

    The East Tennessee Technology Access Center is now taking enrollments for its Making Music at ETTAC Technology Camp to be held on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Knoxville Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Posted: 07/03/2009

    In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, Knoxville Zoo will honor service members with free admission during the Salute to Service Weekend on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. Read More

  • Zoo Offers Sudsy Safari with Elephants

    Zoo Offers Sudsy Safari with Elephants

    Posted: 07/03/2009

    Knoxville Zoo's elephants are giving some lucky families the chance to have some good clean fun this summer. Read More

  • Be a Part of the Military Family Community Covenant

    Be a Part of the Military Family Community Covenant

    Posted: 07/02/2009

    As always you can enjoy good food, good fireworks, good music and good times at the Festival on the Fourth, the City of Knoxville's annual Independence Day bash in World's Fair Park on Saturday. Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book to Feature Ben Epperson

    Brown Bag Green Book to Feature Ben Epperson

    Posted: 07/01/2009

    The Brown Bag, Green Book lunch and learn series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues on Wednesday, July 15, at 12 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 S. Gay Street, across from the Tennessee Theatre. Read More

  • Family Fun for Festival on the Fourth

    Family Fun for Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 06/30/2009

    The Festival on the Fourth promises once again to deliver a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville's Fourth of July celebration. Read More

  • Public Meeting Regarding Gibbs Drive Traffic Improvements July 6

    Public Meeting Regarding Gibbs Drive Traffic Improvements July 6

    Posted: 06/30/2009

    A Public meeting on Gibbs Drive traffic improvements will be held 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 6 in the Wesley Room at the Fountain City United Methodist Church at212 Hotel Avenue.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for July 4th Holiday

    City Services Schedule for July 4th Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for the July 4th holiday. Read More

  • Alexander Announces Funding for Blount Mansion and other Projects for Tennessee

    Alexander Announces Funding for Blount Mansion and other Projects for Tennessee

    Posted: 06/26/2009

    WASHINGTON: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that the Interior appropriations bill he co-authored and that was approved by the Appropriations Committee today will fund a number of conservation efforts across Tennessee, including increased funding for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other national parks, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and several water and wastewater projects in Tennessee communities. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo’s Steve McGaffin Receives Insect Conservation Scholarship

    Knoxville Zoo’s Steve McGaffin Receives Insect Conservation Scholarship

    Posted: 06/26/2009

    Steve McGaffin, Knoxville Zoo's Education Outreach and Field Programs Coordinator, has received a scholarship to attend the Imperiled Butterfly Conservation and Management (IBCM) training program.  Read More

  • History Detective Camp at Blount Mansion

    History Detective Camp at Blount Mansion

    Posted: 06/24/2009

    Kids ages 10-13 can enjoy History Detective Camp on July 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Blount Mansion Visitors Centeron 200 W. Hill Ave. Read More

  • Truck Honors Knoxville Police Fallen Officers

    Truck Honors Knoxville Police Fallen Officers

    Posted: 06/24/2009

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen joined today with Claiborne Hauling Contractors Director of Transportation, Eric Edlin, to unveil a new truck that honors Knoxville Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty. Read More

  • City's My Front Yard Program Revealing Success

    City's My Front Yard Program Revealing Success

    Posted: 06/22/2009

    From new shutters here to a garage door there to siding and landscaping in a lot of places, the "My Front Yard" program is making some of Knoxville's central neighborhoods more beautiful one house at a time.  Read More

  • Civil War Living History Weekend at Ramsey House Plantation

    Civil War Living History Weekend at Ramsey House Plantation

    Posted: 06/18/2009

    Ramsey House presents "Civil War Living History Weekend" June 27-28, 2009. Read More

  • Family Justice Center Unveils Pat Summitt Poster Campaign

    Family Justice Center Unveils Pat Summitt Poster Campaign

    Posted: 06/18/2009

    Coach Pat Summitt, City and County dignitaries, executives of the Knoxville Family Justice Center, Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen, University of Tennessee staff and Operation for HOPE Foundation unveiled today the Family Justice Center's Family Violence Awareness Poster Campaign. Read More

  • Vine Avenue Section Closing June 22

    Vine Avenue Section Closing June 22

    Posted: 06/18/2009

    A small section of Vine Avenue will be closed for two-to-four weeks for construction beginning Monday, June 22. Read More

  • City to Pursue Curbside Recycling

    City to Pursue Curbside Recycling

    Posted: 06/17/2009

    The City of Knoxville will use part of a $2.012 million federal stimulus grant to try and establish a single-stream, curbside recycling program for residents. Read More

  • Zoo Gorillas Receive Good Reports

    Zoo Gorillas Receive Good Reports

    Posted: 06/17/2009

    Knoxville Zoo's gorillas underwent their annual cardiac assessments in May, and all three received good reports from the team of veterinarians and cardiologists who conducted the exams. Read More

  • Horton Hears a Who at Knoxville Zoo

    Horton Hears a Who at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 06/16/2009

    Going to the movies becomes anadventure with the debut of Zoovies presented by Fowler's Furniture at Knoxville Zoo! Read More

  • City Receives Green Leadership Award

    City Receives Green Leadership Award

    Posted: 06/15/2009

    The City of Knoxville will receive the 2009 Tennessee Municipal League Achievement Award for Excellence in Green Leadership Tuesday during the TML's 70th Annual Conference in Chattanooga. Read More

  • City's Father's Day Fishing Event June 21

    City's Father's Day Fishing Event June 21

    Posted: 06/15/2009

    Dads, kids, and the whole family will be able to catch a bonding experience at the Father's Day Fishing Event, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Victor Ashe Park. Read More

  • Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville

    Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/15/2009

    Knoxville will host the East Tennessee Purchasing Association Emergency Preparedness Conference on October 14-15, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza on 401 W. Summit Hill Drive. Read More

  • Fast 40 Dash on New I-40

    Fast 40 Dash on New I-40

    Posted: 06/12/2009

    Roughly 1,700 runners and walkers of all ages helped celebrate the reopening of Interstate 40 Thursday night taking part in the first - and last - ever "Fast 40 Dash" on the newly completed roadway.  Read More

  • Interstate 40 Is Now Open In Knoxville

    Interstate 40 Is Now Open In Knoxville

    Posted: 06/12/2009

    With a push of a button the SmartFIX40 completion countdown clock stopped and I-40 in downtown Knoxville officially reopened to traffic today, 18 days ahead of an already accelerated schedule. Read More

  • 2009 Veterans’ Business Conference set for August 4th in Oak Ridge

    2009 Veterans’ Business Conference set for August 4th in Oak Ridge

    Posted: 06/11/2009

    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 including the City of Knoxville’s Purchasing Department to sponsor the third annual East Tennessee Veterans’ Business Conference.  Read More

  • City Offers Junior Golf Program

    City Offers Junior Golf Program

    Posted: 06/10/2009

    The City of Knoxville, partnering with the Knoxville Municipal and Whittle Springs Golf Courses, is hosting a junior golf program this summer for only $10. Read More

  • I-40 Downtown to Reopen June 12

    I-40 Downtown to Reopen June 12

    Posted: 06/10/2009

    On Friday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will re-open a new and improved section of Interstate 40 through downtown Knoxville 18 days ahead of the contractual completion date of June 30, 2009. Read More

  • KAT Unveils New Look and Upcoming Changes

    KAT Unveils New Look and Upcoming Changes

    Posted: 06/09/2009

    Today Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) unveiled a new brand and a new bus, along with upcoming changes related to the new transit center, scheduled for an August 2010 opening. Read More

  • KSO to Perform at Festival on the Fourth

    KSO to Perform at Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 06/09/2009

    The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra returns to the World's Fair Park for the 25th Annual Pilot Free Independence Day Concert complete with popular patriotic tunes, classical favorites and a fireworks finale! Read More

  • Reduced Adoption Fees at Young-Williams Animal Center During Furry Fiesta

    Reduced Adoption Fees at Young-Williams Animal Center During Furry Fiesta

    Posted: 06/09/2009

    More cats and dogs arrive at Young-Williams Animal Center during the summer months than any other time of year. That's why the center is holding a "Furry Fiesta" with reduced adoption fees through August to encourage people to add a new pet to the family.  Read More

  • Feast with the Beasts August 15

    Feast with the Beasts August 15

    Posted: 06/08/2009

    Party your tail off at the Knoxville Zoo at the Feast with the Beasts on August 15 from 7-11 p.m.! Tickets are on sale Now! Read More

  • Sarah Moore Greene Greenway Groundbreaking

    Sarah Moore Greene Greenway Groundbreaking

    Posted: 06/08/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Mayor Mike Ragsdale, Sam Anderson - Knox County School Board, Bob Richards - TDEC, Doug Bataille - County Parks & Rec Director, Lynn Liddington - Knox Air Quality Management and others broke ground on Monday, June 8 for the new Sarah Moore Greene Greenway. Read More

  • ETTAC is giving away old, but usable assistive technology

    ETTAC is giving away old, but usable assistive technology

    Posted: 06/05/2009

    As part of its device reuse program, on Friday, June 19th the East Tennessee Technology Access Center will be giving away outdated, but still working and usable assistive technology devices. Read More

  • East Tennessee Foundation Announces Recipients

    East Tennessee Foundation Announces Recipients

    Posted: 06/05/2009

    East Tennessee Foundation, in partnership with the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, announces the recipients of the 2009 Neighborhoods Small Grants Program (NSGP). Read More

  • TENNderCARE Family Health Fair This Saturday at Health Department

    TENNderCARE Family Health Fair This Saturday at Health Department

    Posted: 06/03/2009

    The Knox County TENNderCARE Coalition is hosting a Family Health Fair this Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the rear parking lot of Knox County Health Department. Read More

  • Bailey the Dog Newest KFD Member

    Bailey the Dog Newest KFD Member

    Posted: 06/02/2009

    Bailey, an 18-month-old yellow lab, was introduced as the newest member of the Knoxville Fire Department during a brief demonstration today at the Knoxville Fire Training Center. Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book to feature Dana Christensen of ORNL

    Brown Bag Green Book to feature Dana Christensen of ORNL

    Posted: 06/02/2009

    The Brown Bag Green Book lunch and learn series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues on Wednesday, June 10, at 12 p.m. at the Market House Room of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce at #17 Market Square. Read More

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Expands Hours

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Expands Hours

    Posted: 06/01/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the City Solid Waste Management Facility Transfer Station, located at 1033 Elm Street, will be expanding its operating hours starting on July 6. Read More

  • KFD Memorial Unearthed

    KFD Memorial Unearthed

    Posted: 06/01/2009

    A granite panel honoring the first two Knoxville Fire Department firefighters who died in the line of duty is back with the KFD after being unearthed during a construction project at Chilhowee Park. Read More

  • Be a Part of the Fast 40 Dash

    Be a Part of the Fast 40 Dash

    Posted: 05/29/2009

    Interstate 40 in downtown Knoxville is reopening and as part of the celebration the Tennessee Department of Transportation is offering you a chance to run on the newly completed roadway before the official opening. Read More

  • Meeting for Magnolia Area Merchants

    Meeting for Magnolia Area Merchants

    Posted: 05/28/2009

    Magnolia area merchants and business owners are invited to an organizational meeting aimed at creating a professional business association for the area. Read More

  • City's Solar Program Partners with Knox Heritage

    City's Solar Program Partners with Knox Heritage

    Posted: 05/27/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solar America Cities Program is partnering with Knox Heritage in the restoration of one of the Victorian-era houses on the edge of Fort Sanders and World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • Mayor and Senator Walk at River Bluff Wildlife Area

    Mayor and Senator Walk at River Bluff Wildlife Area

    Posted: 05/27/2009

    Mayor Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander took a walk and picnic today on one of the most beautiful spots in Knoxville - the River Bluff Wildlife Area overlooking the Tennessee River from the south side of Knoxville. Read More

  • Tennessee Statehood Day Cultural Heritage Festival

    Tennessee Statehood Day Cultural Heritage Festival

    Posted: 05/27/2009

    Enjoy Tennessee Statehood Day Cultural Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blount Mansion, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Read More

  • Public Meeting for Fort Sanders Stakeholders

    Public Meeting for Fort Sanders Stakeholders

    Posted: 05/26/2009

    On Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m. staff members from the City of Knoxville's Department of Policy and Communications and from the Metropolitan Planning Commission will moderate a Fort Sanders Long-Range Planning Meeting which involves stakeholders in the Fort Sanders area. Read More

  • City Pools Open Saturday, May 23

    City Pools Open Saturday, May 23

    Posted: 05/22/2009

    It's time to jump in and get wet this summer. The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor pools this Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11 a.m.  Read More

  • City Seeks Comment on Use of Stimulus Funds

    City Seeks Comment on Use of Stimulus Funds

    Posted: 05/22/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Dept. is seeking public comment on a plan to use federal economic stimulus funds allocated under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Knoxville Police Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 05/21/2009

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

  • Knoxville Zoo Mourns the Death of Giraffe

    Knoxville Zoo Mourns the Death of Giraffe

    Posted: 05/21/2009

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the death of one of its favorite animals. Read More

  • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2009

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2009

    Posted: 05/20/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Fire Station 5 Celebrates 100 Years

    City of Knoxville Fire Station 5 Celebrates 100 Years

    Posted: 05/18/2009

    On Monday at Fire Station #5 in Mechanicsville, Mayor Haslam, Chief Key and Captains from Station #5 revealed a plaque that honors past, present and future Knoxville Firefighters. Read More

  • National Public Works Week

    National Public Works Week

    Posted: 05/18/2009

    The City of Knoxville is pleased this week to recognize a group of unsung employees whose work touches the lives of everyone in the City - the men and women of the City's Public Works Department. Read More

  • Knoxville Police Dedicate Memorial To Honor Officers

    Knoxville Police Dedicate Memorial To Honor Officers

    Posted: 05/15/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen dedicated a memorial to honor Knoxville Police Department Officers. Read More

  • Cooking Seminars New for Knox County Health Department

    Cooking Seminars New for Knox County Health Department

    Posted: 05/14/2009

    Knox County Health Department is offering a series of quarterly cooking demonstrations titled "Change Your Diet, Change Your Life." Read More

  • Embracing Knoxville's History Blount Mansion

    Embracing Knoxville's History Blount Mansion

    Posted: 05/14/2009

    Recently, Blount County students from Union Grove Elementary toured Blount Mansion. Read More

  • Electronics Recycling Event at U.T.

    Electronics Recycling Event at U.T.

    Posted: 05/13/2009

    The University of Tennessee Computer Store and UT's Make Orange Green are hosting an Electronics Recycling Event on May 14-16 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at locations on campus. Read More

  • Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Knoxville

    Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Knoxville

    Posted: 05/12/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam presented Janet Glass with a proclamation Tuesday proclaiming May 12, as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Knoxville. Read More

  • Peace Officers Memorial Service 2009

    Peace Officers Memorial Service 2009

    Posted: 05/12/2009

    On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week containing May 15 as National Police Week. Read More

  • Children's Festival of Reading May 30

    Children's Festival of Reading May 30

    Posted: 05/11/2009

    Knoxville's favorite children's literary festival will be held on May 30 in World's Fair Park  Read More

  • City Awarded Two Brownfield Assessment Grants

    City Awarded Two Brownfield Assessment Grants

    Posted: 05/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville has been awarded two Brownfield Assessment Grants that it will use to survey and assess brownfield sites in South Knoxville - particularly in the South Waterfront area. Read More

  • Join Jack Neely for a Walk Through Knoxville History

    Join Jack Neely for a Walk Through Knoxville History

    Posted: 05/08/2009

    The Hidden Knoxville Walk has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12. Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Offers Free Screenings

    Knox County Health Department Offers Free Screenings

    Posted: 05/08/2009

    Women are often the caregivers for their spouses, children, and parents, and neglect their own health. Read More

  • Road Closures on Henley Street May 10-14

    Road Closures on Henley Street May 10-14

    Posted: 05/08/2009

    Beginning Sunday night, May 10, motorists traveling on Henley Street in downtown Knoxville should be alert for temporary lane closures and construction workers. Read More

  • Chris Woodhull to Lead Brown Bag, Green Book

    Chris Woodhull to Lead Brown Bag, Green Book

    Posted: 05/07/2009

    The Brown Bag, Green Book series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues on Wednesday, May 13, at 12 p.m. at the Market House Room of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce at #17 Market Square. Read More

  • Knoxville Farmer's Market Opens for 2009

    Knoxville Farmer's Market Opens for 2009

    Posted: 05/06/2009

    The 6th season of the Market Square Farmers' Market (MSFM) began Saturday, May 2, 2009. Read More

  • Trio Honored for Saving Couple from Fire

    Trio Honored for Saving Couple from Fire

    Posted: 05/06/2009

    Last night in during the City Council meeting Firefighters Shawn Bradley and David Gray and Knoxville News Sentinel carrier, Cissy Mutta, received certificates of recognition. Read More

  • City Announces Personnel Changes

    City Announces Personnel Changes

    Posted: 05/05/2009

    The City of Knoxville, Department of Policy and Communications, announces the following personnel changes. Read More

  • New U.S. Army Recruiting Station Opens

    New U.S. Army Recruiting Station Opens

    Posted: 05/05/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Martin, Lt. Col. Samuel E. Williams, and others held a grand opening ceremony on May 5th to formally open the new Knoxville U.S. Army Recruiting Station at 9620 Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • Office of the Ten Year Plan to Hold Public Meeting May 6

    Office of the Ten Year Plan to Hold Public Meeting May 6

    Posted: 05/04/2009

    Mayor's Office of the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness will hold a public meeting on the development of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, May 6 at the Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office located at 1101 Liberty Street. Read More

  • Probable Case of H1N1 Flu Identified in Knox County

    Probable Case of H1N1 Flu Identified in Knox County

    Posted: 05/04/2009

    Sunday, a probable case of H1N1 influenza A, also known as swine flu, has been identified in Knox County. Read More

  • Young-Williams Celebrates Be Kind to Animals Week May 3-9

    Young-Williams Celebrates Be Kind to Animals Week May 3-9

    Posted: 05/04/2009

    Young-Williams Animal Center is joining in the national celebration of Be Kind to Animals Week May 3-9. Read More

  • City Dog Park Honored

    City Dog Park Honored

    Posted: 05/01/2009

    Dog Fancy, a widely-read national magazine for dog owners, has recognized the City of Knoxville's Dogwood Park in its annual "America's Best Dog Parks" contest. Read More

  • Mayor Presents 2009-2010 Budget

    Mayor Presents 2009-2010 Budget

    Posted: 05/01/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam said today that his administration and City Council knew that good financial times eventually have to come to an end - and they carefully managed the city's money to be ready for that day. Read More

  • Downtown Green Power Initiative Reaches Goal of 400 Blocks Sold

    Downtown Green Power Initiative Reaches Goal of 400 Blocks Sold

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    KUB and the city of Knoxville, along with their initiative partners, recently celebrated the purchase of 400 blocks of green power by downtown residents and businesses through the "Make Downtown Green, Block by Block" campaign. Read More

  • Explorer Earns Special Honor

    Explorer Earns Special Honor

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Cameron Paidousis the 2008 Explorer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee of 2008

    KPD Civilian Employee of 2008

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Jackie Roberts the 2008 Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • KPD Officer of 2008

    KPD Officer of 2008

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Bill Muhlfeld the 2008 Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo’s Bloomin’ Butterfly Gardens!

    Knoxville Zoo’s Bloomin’ Butterfly Gardens!

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    Due to popular demand, Bloomin' Butterfly Gardens returns to Knoxville Zoo this spring. This living garden invites visitors to step inside a beautifully landscaped exhibit filled with hundreds of colorful butterflies that flutter all around. You butter-fly back to one of Knoxville Zoo's most popular exhibits!  Read More

  • Reserve Sergeant Honored

    Reserve Sergeant Honored

    Posted: 04/30/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Reserve Sgt. Lynn Thompson the 2008 Reserve Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • May is Smart Trips Month

    May is Smart Trips Month

    Posted: 04/29/2009

    May is Smart Trips Month and among its many activities are two walks that will appeal to Knoxville residents interested in developing more greenways and in history. Read More

  • Swine Flu Prevention and Treatment the Same as for Seasonal Flu

    Swine Flu Prevention and Treatment the Same as for Seasonal Flu

    Posted: 04/28/2009

    Tennessee public health officials are clear on their objectives: Limit and slow the spread of swine flu and minimize the impact on health. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Stimulus Funding

    City of Knoxville Stimulus Funding

    Posted: 04/27/2009

    The City of Knoxville is actively pursuing funding opportunities available as part of the "American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act" (ARRA), which is often referred to as the "stimulus package." Read More

  • Wayfinding Project Design Firm Public Meeting May 7

    Wayfinding Project Design Firm Public Meeting May 7

    Posted: 04/27/2009

    A graphic design firm hired to guide the City of Knoxville's Downtown Wayfinding Project will present possible plans they have developed during a public meeting in the City County Building. Read More

  • Ijams Native Plant Sale April 25

    Ijams Native Plant Sale April 25

    Posted: 04/24/2009

    Ijams Nature Center, a division of Knoxville Parks and Recreation, will hold their 8th Annual Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Parties for the Planet

    Knoxville Zoo Parties for the Planet

    Posted: 04/24/2009

    Knoxville Zoo invites party animals of all ages to celebrate conservation of the local environment and Earth's diverse inhabitants at Party for the Planet on Sunday, April 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Read More

  • 100 Block Construction Project Public Meeting April 28

    100 Block Construction Project Public Meeting April 28

    Posted: 04/23/2009

    The City of Knoxville is holding a public meeting updating the status of the Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 in the Emporium Building at 100 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting May 7

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting May 7

    Posted: 04/23/2009

    A Fort Sanders Stakeholders Long-Range Planning Meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy located on the University of Tennessee campus at 1640 Cumberland Avenue. Read More

  • Health Department Offers Rabies Vaccinations for Area Pets

    Health Department Offers Rabies Vaccinations for Area Pets

    Posted: 04/23/2009

    Rabies Vaccination Clinics to be held consecutive Saturdays, May 2 and 9, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at several Knox County Schools. Read More

  • City Releases Report of Energy Use and Emissions

    City Releases Report of Energy Use and Emissions

    Posted: 04/22/2009

    In 2005 the City of Knoxville's roughly 100 buildings and 40 parks and playing fields generated enough energy to heat and cool thousands of average-sized homes for a month, produced 1,237 tons of non-recycled waste and spewed 48,997 tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Read More

  • City's Tree Board to Celebrate Arbor Day

    City's Tree Board to Celebrate Arbor Day

    Posted: 04/21/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, at Ijams Nature Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. Read More

  • City Seeks Comments on Homeless Prevention Plan

    City Seeks Comments on Homeless Prevention Plan

    Posted: 04/20/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department is seeking comments on the draft Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) plan posted on the website at www.cityofknoxville.org/development. Read More

  • Local Schools Could Get Money from U.S. Cellular

    Local Schools Could Get Money from U.S. Cellular

    Posted: 04/15/2009

    U.S. Cellular announced its new Calling All Teachers campaign that will funnel $1 million into classroom materials and educational experiences for students. Read More

  • New Empowerment Zone Loan Program

    New Empowerment Zone Loan Program

    Posted: 04/15/2009

    PNI and the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department are pleased to announce a new EZ revolving loan program, the BELP. Read More

  • Revised Market Square Event Policy and Calendar

    Revised Market Square Event Policy and Calendar

    Posted: 04/15/2009

    On Monday, April 6th a public meeting was held to discuss approaches to events on Market Square. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay Street Closing April 20

    100 Block Gay Street Closing April 20

    Posted: 04/13/2009

    The 100 Block of Gay Street will be closed beginning April 20, for roughly the next 12 months as contractors begin reconstruction of the street and sidewalks.  Read More

  • Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes April 19

    Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes April 19

    Posted: 04/13/2009

    The Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood presents the 2009 Tourof Homes on Sunday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Read More

  • Free Solar Workshops Available April 17

    Free Solar Workshops Available April 17

    Posted: 04/13/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solar America Cities Program will hold two free workshops this week - one aimed at companies and individuals interested in entering the solar industry and the other at homeowners considering the applications and benefits of solar power in their houses. Read More

  • Mayor Visits Gym Jam

    Mayor Visits Gym Jam

    Posted: 04/13/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam cheered kids on at Cecil Webb Recreation Center as they competed in various athletic events at the City's third annual "Gym Jam." Read More

  • Tour Six Historic Homes on April 18

    Tour Six Historic Homes on April 18

    Posted: 04/13/2009

    Historic Homes of Knoxville will present historic home tours featuring two routes including six of the public house museums in Knox County. Read More

  • Market Square Event Policy and Calendar

    Market Square Event Policy and Calendar

    Posted: 04/09/2009

    On Monday, April 6th a public meeting was held to discuss approaches to events on Market Square. Read More

  • City's 2009 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2009 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 04/08/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th, for the Good Friday holiday. Read More

  • EarthFest 2009 April 18

    EarthFest 2009 April 18

    Posted: 04/08/2009

    Knoxville's 10th annual Earth Day Event, EarthFest 2009 will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 6pm at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Read More

  • HonorAir Takes Flight Honoring WWII Vets

    HonorAir Takes Flight Honoring WWII Vets

    Posted: 04/08/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., met with World War II veterans at McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday morning. Read More

  • Public Meeting to Discuss 100 Block Gay Street April 13

    Public Meeting to Discuss 100 Block Gay Street April 13

    Posted: 04/08/2009

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting updating the status of construction of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 17 Market Square. Read More

  • Civil War Trail Marker Unveiled

    Civil War Trail Marker Unveiled

    Posted: 04/07/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Gaines Pittenger - president of Old Gray Cemetery, Steve Dean - East Tennessee Civil War Alliance, Noell Rembert and Lee Curtis with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Rachel Oberban with the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation unveiled a Tennessee Civil War Trail Marker on Tuesday, April 7 at Old Gray Cemetery, 543 N. Broadway. Read More

  • Elizabeth Eason to Lead Brown Bag - Green Book Discussion on April 8

    Elizabeth Eason to Lead Brown Bag - Green Book Discussion on April 8

    Posted: 04/07/2009

    The Brown Bag - Green Book Lunch and Learn series presented by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues on Wednesday, April 8, at 12 p.m. at a new location. Read More

  • Arrests In Safe Theft Ring Earns Officer Special Award

    Arrests In Safe Theft Ring Earns Officer Special Award

    Posted: 04/03/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Investigator Ron Linkins the February Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Investigator Linkins has been with KPD since March 1995. Read More

  • Greenways Race April 5

    Greenways Race April 5

    Posted: 04/03/2009

    The Knox Greenways Coalition will hold the 18th annual Greenways 5k race and 2-mile Dog Jog this Sunday, April 5, to raise support for local greenways. Read More

  • Part of State Street Garage Closed

    Part of State Street Garage Closed

    Posted: 04/03/2009

    Structural repair work will continue on the State Street Parking Garage for at least the next three weeks. Read More

  • Northeast Corner of Market Square Closed

    Northeast Corner of Market Square Closed

    Posted: 04/02/2009

    A section of the Northeast corner of Market Square will be fenced off for at least several weeks while the building façade at 36 Market Square is repaired by its owner. Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Hearings Begin

    Mayor's Budget Hearings Begin

    Posted: 04/01/2009

    The City of Knoxville's budget hearings began this morning with various department heads presenting plans to Mayor Bill Haslam that continue offering the same level of services despite a struggling economy and declining revenues. Read More

  • Homes Examined for EasyLiving Home Certification

    Homes Examined for EasyLiving Home Certification

    Posted: 03/31/2009

    A representative from an organization that certifies houses as "visitable" - meaning they're easy for individuals with a disability to visit or reside in - will inspect seven new homes in the Park City neighborhood this week to see if they meet the necessary requirements for the EasyLiving Home designation. Read More

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Zoo

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Zoo

    Posted: 03/30/2009

    Knoxville Zoo knows how kids like to take their eggs in the spring-with the Easter Bunny, of course! Read More

  • Run for the Schools Race Set for April 4

    Run for the Schools Race Set for April 4

    Posted: 03/27/2009

    The inaugural Run for the Schools will be Saturday, April 4th, at 8:30 a.m. Read More

  • Children's Festival of Reading May 30th

    Children's Festival of Reading May 30th

    Posted: 03/26/2009

    Knox County Public Library is proud to announce the 5th annual Children's Festival of Reading will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Small Business Conference April 16

    Small Business Conference April 16

    Posted: 03/26/2009

    The City of Knoxville will partner with several other organizations to offer a free Small Business Conference on Thursday, April 16, at the United Way Building located at 1301 Hannah Ave. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon 2009 Music Entertainment

    Knoxville Marathon 2009 Music Entertainment

    Posted: 03/25/2009

    The 2009 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Live Entertainment Roster is listed below in order of appearance from the start line through the entire Marathon. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon 2009 Road Closures

    Knoxville Marathon 2009 Road Closures

    Posted: 03/25/2009

    The March 29, 2009 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will necessitate periodic road and lane closures throughout the city from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon Weekend of Activities Set

    Knoxville Marathon Weekend of Activities Set

    Posted: 03/25/2009

    The fifth annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is becoming the city's biggest weekend-long fitness event, offering a health and fitness exposition open to the public, motivational speakers, children's activities and five different running events.  Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Hearings April 1-2

    Mayor's Budget Hearings April 1-2

    Posted: 03/25/2009

    Mayor Haslam and various city department directors will hold budget hearings for the 2009-2010 budget year on April 1-2, 2009 in Room 453 of the City County Building. Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns in 2009

    Sundown in the City Returns in 2009

    Posted: 03/25/2009

    Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Blood Drive at City-County Building

    Blood Drive at City-County Building

    Posted: 03/24/2009

    A special blood drive is being held Tuesday, March 24 in honor of Thomas "Tank" Strickland who is the City's Community Relations Director and Special Assistant to Mayor Haslam, as well as a Knox County Commissioner. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon Press Conference Tuesday

    Knoxville Marathon Press Conference Tuesday

    Posted: 03/24/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Tony Spezia, president and CEO of Covenant Health, and Race Director Jason Altman, will held a press conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Meeting of KAT LIFT Service Working Group

    Meeting of KAT LIFT Service Working Group

    Posted: 03/24/2009

    In response to concerns of the disability community at the January 27, 2009 City Council meeting, Mayor Haslam suggested pulling together a group of people to discuss the proposed cuts to the KAT LIFT service and to explore possible alternatives. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set March 30 for Ten-Year Plan

    Public Meeting Set March 30 for Ten-Year Plan

    Posted: 03/24/2009

    The Mayor's Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness will host a public meeting on Monday, March 30 to discuss issues related to the development and operation of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. Read More

  • City Parks and Recreation Activities Available

    City Parks and Recreation Activities Available

    Posted: 03/20/2009

    With the first day of spring here, pleasures such as the smell of freshly cut grass, warm afternoons, and daylight well into the evening are approaching. Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board Meeting April 2

    Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board Meeting April 2

    Posted: 03/20/2009

    The Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Advisory Board's quarterly public meeting information. Read More

  • Unwanted Medicines Collection Event March 28

    Unwanted Medicines Collection Event March 28

    Posted: 03/20/2009

    The City of Knoxville and other sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection event on Saturday, March 28, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Earth Fare, located at 10903 Parkside Drive in the Shops at Turkey Creek. Read More

  • Baby Meerkats at Knoxville Zoo

    Baby Meerkats at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 03/19/2009

    Two of Knoxville Zoo's newest residents are making their debut this week. Read More

  • Knoxville Named as a Tree City USA Community

    Knoxville Named as a Tree City USA Community

    Posted: 03/19/2009

    In what has become something of an early spring tradition the City of Knoxville has again been named as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set to Discuss Event Programming on Market Square

    Public Meeting Set to Discuss Event Programming on Market Square

    Posted: 03/19/2009

    The City of Knoxville Offices of Special Events and Policy and Communications will hold a public meeting to discuss policies for programming of events on Market Square. Read More

  • City's Recreation Leagues List March Madness Winners

    City's Recreation Leagues List March Madness Winners

    Posted: 03/18/2009

    March Madness may be looming at the collegiate level but here in Knoxville several teams have already earned their championships winning the titles in the city's recreation leagues. Read More

  • Community Development Develops Annual Action Plan, Public Meeting Set for April 14

    Community Development Develops Annual Action Plan, Public Meeting Set for April 14

    Posted: 03/18/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department is developing the Annual Action Plan for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2009. Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Long-Range Planning Meeting Set for April 2

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Long-Range Planning Meeting Set for April 2

    Posted: 03/18/2009

    The City of Knoxville and MPC will host a meeting regarding long-range planning for Fort Sanders Stakeholders at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy located on the University of Tennessee campus at 1640 Cumberland Avenue. Read More

  • Mobile Meal-A-Thon to Help Local Seniors

    Mobile Meal-A-Thon to Help Local Seniors

    Posted: 03/17/2009

    Be a part of the Mobile Meal-a-thon on Tuesday, March 17th by donating to the Mobile Meals program.  Read More

  • Traveling Exhibit Visiting Knox County Libraries

    Traveling Exhibit Visiting Knox County Libraries

    Posted: 03/17/2009

    History is making a stop near you! The East Tennessee Historical Society, in partnership with Knox County Public Library, is sending out a traveling show highlighting images from its signature exhibition. Read More

  • March 16-20 is Fix A Leak Week

    March 16-20 is Fix A Leak Week

    Posted: 03/16/2009

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program has declared that March 16-20 is national Fix A Leak Week. Read More

  • Fleet Certifications Save Money for City

    Fleet Certifications Save Money for City

    Posted: 03/13/2009

    Not too long ago there was a steady stream of city-owned vehicles flowing to local vehicle dealerships for repairs that were covered by a warranty or a dealer recall. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offers Wee Play Zoo

    Knoxville Zoo Offers Wee Play Zoo

    Posted: 03/13/2009

    Wee Play Zoo, Knoxville Zoo's fun new interactive exhibit designed with toddler, pre-school and elementary school-aged visitors in mind, is now open in the Pilot Special Exhibit Building. Read More

  • MEDIC Regional Blood Center Needs Donors

    MEDIC Regional Blood Center Needs Donors

    Posted: 03/13/2009

    Your community blood center has issued an emergency plea for blood donors. Read More

  • City's Solar America Cities Project in IREC's Newsletter

    City's Solar America Cities Project in IREC's Newsletter

    Posted: 03/12/2009

    The City of Knoxville's Solar America Cities Project is featured in an article on the Interstate Renewable Energy Council's website and in IREC's State and Stakeholder Newsletter this week. Read More

  • Jackson Avenue to Close March 18

    Jackson Avenue to Close March 18

    Posted: 03/12/2009

    Part of Jackson Avenue near where it intersects with Gay Street is tentatively scheduled to be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday, March 18, for a period of four-to-six weeks. Read More

  • Knoxville Transportation Authority to Hold Workshop

    Knoxville Transportation Authority to Hold Workshop

    Posted: 03/12/2009

    The Knoxville Transportation Authority will hold a workshop on Tuesday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m. at O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street. The public is invited to attend.  Read More

  • City Seeks Neighborhood-Minded Volunteers for Advisory Council

    City Seeks Neighborhood-Minded Volunteers for Advisory Council

    Posted: 03/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville is seeking nominations to fill six vacant seats on the newly reorganized and enlarged Neighborhood Advisory Council. Read More

  • Public Meeting to Discuss 100 Block Gay Street March 11

    Public Meeting to Discuss 100 Block Gay Street March 11

    Posted: 03/10/2009

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting updating the status of construction of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 in the Commerce Lofts Conference Room at 122 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Public Meeting to Discuss Wayfinding Project March 12

    Public Meeting to Discuss Wayfinding Project March 12

    Posted: 03/10/2009

    The City of Knoxville is holding a public meeting on its new Downtown Knoxville Wayfinding Project at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

  • Siting Task Force for Ten Year Plan Postponed

    Siting Task Force for Ten Year Plan Postponed

    Posted: 03/10/2009

    Mayors Haslam and Ragsdale and Ten Year Plan Director Jon Lawler very much appreciate the willingness of the Ten Year Plan Siting Task Force to provide assistance with siting considerations in regard to permanent supportive housing. Read More

  • Step Off Show a Success

    Step Off Show a Success

    Posted: 03/10/2009

    A crowd of more than 1,300 spectators saw Knoxville's West High School Steppers take the top spot in the City of Knoxville's 4th Annual Teen "Step Off" Show at the Civic Auditorium Friday night. Read More

  • Arrest of Carjacking Suspect Earns Sgt. Award

    Arrest of Carjacking Suspect Earns Sgt. Award

    Posted: 03/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Sgt. Robert Hembree the December Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. Hembree has been with the department since January 1997.  Read More

  • Employee Honored For Cost-Cutting Remodeling Project

    Employee Honored For Cost-Cutting Remodeling Project

    Posted: 03/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Tom Sparks the December Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Investigation Into Home Repair Scam Earns Officer Award

    Investigation Into Home Repair Scam Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Investigator Richard Giammarino the January Officer of the Month. Read More

  • Officer Receives Life Saving Award

    Officer Receives Life Saving Award

    Posted: 03/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Jayson Waggoner. Read More

  • Three Felony Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Three Felony Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/06/2009

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Randall Smith the January Officer of the month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay Street Open for First Friday

    100 Block Gay Street Open for First Friday

    Posted: 03/05/2009

    The shops, galleries and restaurants of the 100 Block of Gay Street will all be open as usual on First Friday, which takes place on March 6 in Market Square and downtown Knoxville after work until late evening. Read More

  • Mayor Presents Proclamation for MS Awareness Week

    Mayor Presents Proclamation for MS Awareness Week

    Posted: 03/02/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam presented a proclamation to representatives of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid South Chapter Monday declaring March 2-8, as MS Awareness Week in Knoxville. Read More

  • Brown Bag - Green Book - New Lunch and Learn Series

    Brown Bag - Green Book - New Lunch and Learn Series

    Posted: 02/26/2009

    Knox County Public Library is proud to partner with the City of Knoxville to bring a new Lunch & Learn series to downtown Knoxville called "Brown Bag - Green Book" with a focus on the important topic of sustainability.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Regarding 100 Block Gay Street Construction

    Public Meeting Regarding 100 Block Gay Street Construction

    Posted: 02/25/2009

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting to discuss the ongoing construction work on the 100 Block of Gay Street which is also known as the Gay Street Streetscapes Project. Read More

  • Summit Hill Drive Closed

    Summit Hill Drive Closed

    Posted: 02/25/2009

    All four lanes of Summit Hill Drive will be closed again from 9 p.m. Thursday, February 26 until 6 a.m. Friday, February 27 for construction work related to the Gay Street Streetscape Project. Read More

  • Camp WILD Provides a Spring Break Adventure!

    Camp WILD Provides a Spring Break Adventure!

    Posted: 02/24/2009

    First through fifth graders can take a spring break adventure at Knoxville Zoo's Camp WILD. Campers will learn all about the animals that live at Knoxville Zoo with new activities everyday.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Curator Named Red Panda Species Survival Plan Coordinator

    Knoxville Zoo Curator Named Red Panda Species Survival Plan Coordinator

    Posted: 02/24/2009

    Sarah Glass, curator of red pandas and special exhibits at Knoxville Zoo, has been named the coordinator for the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's (AZA) Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP). Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo and Seven Islands Partner for Invasive Weed Pull

    Knoxville Zoo and Seven Islands Partner for Invasive Weed Pull

    Posted: 02/24/2009

    Knoxville Zoo and Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge are partnering to host an invasive weed pull at the refuge as part of Invasive Weed Awareness Week. Read More

  • Mardi Growl Parade 2009 A Success

    Mardi Growl Parade 2009 A Success

    Posted: 02/23/2009

    Rudy, a boisterous Labrador Retriever who played Marley in the movie "Marley and Me," led a pack of about 500 dogs of all shapes, sizes and costumes through downtown Saturday morning as Knoxville celebrated its second annual Mardi Growl Dog Parade. Read More

  • Legacy Tree Fund Tree Planting Feb. 25

    Legacy Tree Fund Tree Planting Feb. 25

    Posted: 02/19/2009

    The Ceremonial first tree planting ceremony announcing the Legacy Tree Fund, a new initiative created by the Legacy Parks Foundation with the support of the Carol R. Johnson and Associates to increase tree planting in Knoxville will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25 at Union Avenue near where it intersects with Market Street. Read More

  • Summit Hill Drive Road Closures

    Summit Hill Drive Road Closures

    Posted: 02/19/2009

    Part, and sometimes all, of Summit Hill Drive will be closed to traffic during the early part of next week, February 23-26.  Read More

  • Solar Workshops Aid in Awareness

    Solar Workshops Aid in Awareness

    Posted: 02/18/2009

    More than 75 business owners and representatives took part in the City of Knoxville's recent "Solar for Your Business" workshop at the Knoxville Chamber on Market Square. Read More

  • Career Transition Assistance Fair Announced

    Career Transition Assistance Fair Announced

    Posted: 02/16/2009

    The City of Knoxville, Knox County, Innovation Valley Inc., and the Knoxville Chamber will present a free Career Transition Assistance Fair at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park from noon to 7 p.m. on March 10th.  Read More

  • Mayor Holds Annual Budget Retreat

    Mayor Holds Annual Budget Retreat

    Posted: 02/16/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council members today that the city has posted a steady financial performance for the first half of fiscal year 2008-2009 during the worst economic climate in decades. Read More

  • Step Off Show Set for March 6

    Step Off Show Set for March 6

    Posted: 02/16/2009

    The City of Knoxville is holding the 4th Annual Teen "Step Off" Show at the Civic Auditorium, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009. Read More

  • Concert Pays Tribute to Founder of UT’s Jazz Program

    Concert Pays Tribute to Founder of UT’s Jazz Program

    Posted: 02/13/2009

    Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Jazz Festival Inc. proudly announce a pre-festival tribute concert for Jerry Coker, founder of UT's jazz program, on Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center. Read More

  • City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 02/11/2009

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations for Community Agency Grants for fiscal year 2009-2010, which begins on July 1, 2009. Read More

  • Pilot Project of Recycling Used Printer Cartridges Showing Progress

    Pilot Project of Recycling Used Printer Cartridges Showing Progress

    Posted: 02/11/2009

    A pilot project to recycle used printer and laser ink cartridges has generated enough interest that its backers - the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department and Cartridge World - may consider expanding it. Read More

  • Appalachian Ballet Company at the Bijou

    Appalachian Ballet Company at the Bijou

    Posted: 02/10/2009

    On Saturday, March 7th at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm The Appalachian Ballet Company will be presenting Peter and the Wolf with Prokoviev’s score played by an ensemble from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra an narrated by local actor David Dwyer. Read More

  • Mayor to  Hold a Budget Retreat

    Mayor to Hold a Budget Retreat

    Posted: 02/10/2009

    Mayor Haslam will hold a Budget Retreat on Monday, February 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Square Room at Cafe 4 on Market Square. Read More

  • Gay Street Streetscapes Project Begins Feb. 16th

    Gay Street Streetscapes Project Begins Feb. 16th

    Posted: 02/09/2009

    The long-awaited Gay Street Streetscapes Project will begin in earnest on Monday, February 16, when contractors close the 200 Block of Gay Street to build large underground vaults for electrical equipment. Read More

  • Summitt First Riverwalk of Fame Recipient

    Summitt First Riverwalk of Fame Recipient

    Posted: 02/06/2009

    University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt will be the first person honored with a star on the new Riverwalk of Fame along the Tennessee River. Read More

  • Council Announces 6th District Replacement Process

    Council Announces 6th District Replacement Process

    Posted: 02/04/2009

    Vice Mayor Mark Brown resigned from Knoxville's City Council on Friday, January 30, 2009, to accept an appointment as a Knox County Judicial Commissioner. Read More

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

    Public Meeting on Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

    Posted: 02/04/2009

    The Mayor's Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness is holding a public meeting on the status of a proposed project. Read More

  • Public Meeting Set about Beck Center Expansion

    Public Meeting Set about Beck Center Expansion

    Posted: 01/30/2009

    Knox County will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Read More

  • Vice Mayor Brown Accepts Position as Judicial Commissioner

    Vice Mayor Brown Accepts Position as Judicial Commissioner

    Posted: 01/30/2009

    Vice Mayor and 6th District City Councilman Mark Brown has accepted the position of Knox County Judicial Commissioner, which requires him to resign as Vice Mayor and his elected position on Knoxville City Council. Read More

  • Blount Mansion Association Receives Grant

    Blount Mansion Association Receives Grant

    Posted: 01/28/2009

    Blount Mansion Association has been selected to receive a $30,000 grant from Rohm and Haas which will be used to paint and preserve the Mansion. Read More

  • City to Build New Playground at World's Fair Park

    City to Build New Playground at World's Fair Park

    Posted: 01/27/2009

    The City of Knoxville will build a new playground next to the fountains in World's Fair Park and hopes to have it open and ready for play by the end of the 2009 school year. Read More

  • Come to the Library for a Close Read

    Come to the Library for a Close Read

    Posted: 01/27/2009

    Looking for a book club? Join ours. Read More

  • Knoxville Jazz Festival Announces 2009 Schedule

    Knoxville Jazz Festival Announces 2009 Schedule

    Posted: 01/26/2009

    Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Jazz Festival Inc. proudly announce the 4th annual Knoxville Jazz Festival March 4-7, 2009. Read More

  • City Wins State's Green Development Grant

    City Wins State's Green Development Grant

    Posted: 01/23/2009

    The City of Knoxville has been awarded $10,000 for its new downtown dog park after being selected as one of the first four Tennessee cities to receive the state's new Green Development Grants. Read More

  • East Tennessee Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

    East Tennessee Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

    Posted: 01/23/2009

    East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, Knoxville Major Bill Haslam, and Knoxville City Council are pleased to announce that funding is available through the Neighborhoods Small Grants Program (NSGP) to support projects in 2009. Read More

  • Mardi Growl Parade Set for Feb. 21

    Mardi Growl Parade Set for Feb. 21

    Posted: 01/23/2009

    Rudy, the cake-eating, snowman-destroying version of Marley in the movie "Marley & Me" will serve as grand marshal of the Mardi Growl Dog Parade in downtown Knoxville next month. Read More

  • Motown Meets Gospel and Country at Art Museum

    Motown Meets Gospel and Country at Art Museum

    Posted: 01/22/2009

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five concert series presents the John Myers Band on Friday, January 30, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Read More

  • Library to Host Table Readings of New Plays

    Library to Host Table Readings of New Plays

    Posted: 01/21/2009

    New plays and new writers are the lifeblood of a strong and vibrant theater. Read More

  • Medic Issues Emergency Appeal

    Medic Issues Emergency Appeal

    Posted: 01/21/2009

    MEDIC Regional Blood Center issued an emergency appeal for donations of all blood types. Read More

  • Pellissippi State Offers Green Energy Courses

    Pellissippi State Offers Green Energy Courses

    Posted: 01/20/2009

    Pellissippi State Technical Community College is responding to the rapidly growing interest in alternative energy and sustainable building practices by rolling out a slate of "Green/Renewable Energy Courses." Read More

  • Digital TV Conversion Set for Feb. 17

    Digital TV Conversion Set for Feb. 17

    Posted: 01/19/2009

    The Digital Conversion, planned to happen February 17, is just little more than a month away. Read More

  • Arts & Culture Alliance to Host The Scholastic Art Awards

    Arts & Culture Alliance to Host The Scholastic Art Awards of East Tennessee

    Posted: 01/16/2009

    Thanks to presenting sponsor, the First Tennessee Foundation, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present The Scholastic Art Awards of 2009, a new exhibition featuring artwork by regional students grades 7-12. Read More

  • Celebrate Imagination Library's Fourth Year

    Celebrate Imagination Library's Fourth Year

    Posted: 01/16/2009

    Knox County's Imagination Library is officially four years old, and Knox County Public Library is celebrating! Read More

  • Health Department Offers Free Diabetes Management Series in February

    Health Department Offers Free Diabetes Management Series in February

    Posted: 01/16/2009

    Day-to-day management of diabetes can be confusing and overwhelming. Read More

  • Art Museum Swings With Tennessee Sheiks

    Art Museum Swings With Tennessee Sheiks

    Posted: 01/15/2009

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five concert series presents the acoustic swing of the Tennessee Sheiks on Friday, January 23, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Read More

  • City Receives AA+ Bond Rating

    City Receives AA+ Bond Rating

    Posted: 01/15/2009

    The Fitch Rating Service announced today that it is affirming the City of Knoxville's AA+ bond rating based on the city's continued strong financial performance in the midst of the nation's worst economic crisis in decades.  Read More

  • City's 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Schedule

    City's 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 01/15/2009

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, January 19th, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Read More

  • Construction Company Selected for 100 Block Project

    Construction Company Selected for 100 Block Project

    Posted: 01/14/2009

    Southern Constructors Inc., a Knoxville-based construction company, has been awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the 100 Block of Gay Street. Read More

  • Applications for Funding Available

    Applications for Funding Available

    Posted: 01/13/2009

    Applications for funding under the City of Knoxville's Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs will be available on January 12, 2009. Read More

  • Knox Achieves to Assist 496 Knox County Students

    Knox Achieves to Assist 496 Knox County Students

    Posted: 01/12/2009

    This month, volunteer mentors will begin to meet with the 496 high school seniors who are part of the new Knox Achieves program. Read More

  • 2009 Knoxville Youth Summit Jan. 31

    2009 Knoxville Youth Summit Jan. 31

    Posted: 01/09/2009

    The 2009 Knoxville Youth Summit is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Bearden High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Read More

  • Alive After Five Welcomes Morristown Native

    Alive After Five Welcomes Morristown Native

    Posted: 01/09/2009

    The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five music series presents an evening of classic blues performed by the Wallace Coleman Blues Band on Friday, January 16, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  Read More

  • Mayors Meet With County's Legislative Delegation

    Mayors Meet With County's Legislative Delegation

    Posted: 01/09/2009

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale hosted a luncheon for the county's legislative delegation Friday to discuss issues of importance to the city and county and to learn about the prospects of this year's legislative session. Read More

  • Applications for TV Converter Box Coupons Available at Senior Summit

    Applications for TV Converter Box Coupons Available at Senior Summit

    Posted: 01/08/2009

    Applications for TV converter box coupons - used to help pay for the boxes that allow older televisions to receive digital programming -will be available at the Regional Senior Summit at the BlueCross Healthy Living Expo.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Set for Proposed Reorganization of Zoning Ordinance

    Public Meeting Set for Proposed Reorganization of Zoning Ordinance

    Posted: 01/07/2009

    The City of Knoxville will host a public meeting regarding the proposed reorganization of Article IV of the City of Knoxville's zoning ordinance on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. Read More

  • 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    Posted: 01/06/2009

    The MLK Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville has developed a series of events to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read More

  • Penguin Discount Days at the Zoo

    Penguin Discount Days at the Zoo

    Posted: 01/05/2009

    The temperatures are dropping, but there are lots of cool activities going on at the Knoxville Zoo. Read More