2010

Communications Director

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

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

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Below you will find 2010 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • Henley Bridge Project Cameras Available for Public Viewing

    Henley Bridge Project Cameras Available for Public Viewing

    Posted: 12/30/2010

    At 12:01 a.m. on January 3, 2011, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will close the Henley Bridge for 24 to 30 months for an extensive rehabilitation project. During that time Read More

  • Coach Summitt to be Honored at Riverwalk of Fame

    Coach Summitt to be Honored at Riverwalk of Fame

    Posted: 12/29/2010

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

  • Gay Street Bridge Closed for Re-striping

    Gay Street Bridge Closed for Re-striping

    Posted: 12/28/2010

    The Gay Street Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, for a re-striping that will convert it from the present two-lane configuration into three lanes.  Read More

  • Arrest of Robbery Suspects Earns Officer Special Award

    Arrest of Robbery Suspects Earns Officer Special Award

    Posted: 12/27/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Joseph Whitehead the September Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Whitehead has been with KPD since September 2009.  Read More

  • Explorer Honored For Service to Community

    Explorer Honored For Service to Community

    Posted: 12/27/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Chief Sterling Owen awarded the Citizens Service Award to Knoxville Police Department Explorer Cameron Paidousis. Chief Owen said Explorer Paidousis has performed beyond Read More

  • Helicopter to Deliver Inverter for Solar Array

    Helicopter to Deliver Inverter for Solar Array

    Posted: 12/27/2010

    Ameresco will be using a helicopter on Tuesday, December 28, to deliver an inverter for the new solar array on the roof of the Knoxville Convention Center as well as a new chiller for the center's HVAC system. Read More

  • Officers Honored For Arrest of Multiple Attempted Rape Suspect

    Officers Honored For Arrest of Multiple Attempted Rape Suspect

    Posted: 12/27/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Department officers Brian Bell and Preston Whillock the October Officers of the Month. Read More

  • Recruitment Video Production Earns Employee Special Honor

    Recruitment Video Production Earns Employee Special Honor

    Posted: 12/27/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Eric Miller the September Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • South Knox Is Open

    South Knox Is Open

    Posted: 12/23/2010

    The Henley Bridge is closing soon but businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River will remain open and a new website, www.southknoxisopen.com is there to help you find them. Read More

  • Henley Bridge Closure Detour Preparations Nearly Finished

    Henley Bridge Closure Detour Preparations Nearly Finished

    Posted: 12/22/2010

    Motorists will soon notice more detour signs, flashing traffic signals and temporary lane closures as the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues detour route preparations for the upcoming closure of the Henley Bridge. Read More

  • Market Square Stage Officially Renamed

    Market Square Stage Officially Renamed

    Posted: 12/22/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced during a ceremony earlier today that the stage on Market Square will be named The Bill Lyons Pavilion at Market Square.  Read More

  • New Transit Center Officially Named

    New Transit Center Officially Named

    Posted: 12/22/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam presided over a ceremony this afternoon unveiling a plaque officially naming the new transit center in honor of U.S. Representative John Duncan Jr., whose support made the station a reality.  Read More

  • Library presents Saturday Stories and Songs

    Library presents Saturday Stories and Songs

    Posted: 12/21/2010

    Knox County Public Library is very pleased to kick off the New Year with new programming on the weekends. Read More

  • City Services Holiday Schedule

    City Services Holiday Schedule 2010

    Posted: 12/20/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 2010 for the Christmas holiday.  Read More

  • Transit Center Naming Ceremony

    Transit Center Naming Ceremony

    Posted: 12/20/2010

    On Wednesday, December 22 at 2 p.m. the city will hold a ceremony naming the new transit center the John J. Duncan Jr. Knoxville Station Transit Center. Read More

  • KPD Dedicates New 360 Degree Shooting Facility

    KPD Dedicates New 360 Degree Shooting Facility

    Posted: 12/17/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen dedicated a new 360 degree shooting facility for the department.  Read More

  • Gay Street Bridge Closed

    Gay Street Bridge Closed

    Posted: 12/16/2010

    The Gay Street Bridge will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on December 20-22 (Monday-Wednesday) for a planned inspection by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Read More

  • New Special Events Director Named

    New Special Events Director Named

    Posted: 12/16/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced that Judith Foltz will begin work as the City of Knoxville's Director of Special Events beginning January 3, 2011. Read More

  • Wade Named Deputy Director for Community Development

    Wade Named Deputy Director for Community Development

    Posted: 12/15/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam has announced that Community Development Administrator Becky Wade has been appointed to lead the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department beginning January 1, 2011.  Read More

  • Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest Winners

    Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest Winners

    Posted: 12/14/2010

    Jovi Yoshioka, a student at Cedar Bluff Elementary, was recognized as being one of the two winners of this year's Knox County Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest during a ceremony at the City County Building on Monday. Read More

  • City's Winter Weather Operations

    City's Winter Weather Operations

    Posted: 12/13/2010

    City of Knoxville Public Service crews used about 1,000 tons of salt to keep the city's main streets, streets around hospitals and primary feeder streets open Sunday night and Monday morning. Read More

  • Bredesen Announces Enhancement Grant for New Knox County Greenway

    Bredesen Announces Enhancement Grant for New Knox County Greenway

    Posted: 12/09/2010

    Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the state will provide an enhancement grant in the amount of $614,400 to assist with the construction of the Edgewood Park section of the First Creek Greenway in Knox County.  Read More

  • Bredesen Announces Grant for Transportation Museum Exhibits in Knox County

    Bredesen Announces Grant for Transportation Museum Exhibits in Knox County

    Posted: 12/09/2010

    Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the state will provide an enhancement grant in the amount of $541,752 for the addition of transportation history exhibits at Ramsey House Plantation in Knox County.  Read More

  • Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 10

    Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/08/2010

    Enjoy Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010.  Read More

  • Mayor to Host Meeting for Mayors from Five Counties

    Mayor to Host Meeting for Mayors from Five Counties

    Posted: 12/08/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a meeting of city and county mayors from five counties Friday to discuss a $4.3 million planning grant aimed at creating a more sustainable region. Read More

  • City Receives AAA Credit Rating from Fitch

    City Receives AAA Credit Rating from Fitch

    Posted: 12/06/2010

    The Fitch Rating Service affirmed the City of Knoxville's 'AAA' credit rating - the highest possible rating from the agency - on Monday.  Read More

  • Knox County School Phone Book Recycling Kickoff Dec. 13

    Knox County School Phone Book Recycling Kickoff Dec. 13

    Posted: 12/06/2010

    The City will kick off this year's Knox County school phone book recycling effort Monday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the City County Building 5th floor Atrium.  Read More

  • Jean Teague Greenway Extension Ribbon Cutting Dec. 8

    Jean Teague Greenway Extension Ribbon Cutting Dec. 8

    Posted: 12/03/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the extension of Jean Teague Greenway on Wednesday, December 8, at 1:30 p.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Red Pandas Featured in Mozilla Firefox Live Debut

    Knoxville Zoo's Red Pandas Featured in Mozilla Firefox Live Debut

    Posted: 12/03/2010

    Knoxville Zoo's red pandas are poised to gain international acclaim with a partnership with Mozilla, creator of the popular Firefox Web browser. Read More

  • Alternative Transportation Available for Friday Events

    Alternative Transportation Available for Friday Events

    Posted: 12/01/2010

    With activities at nearly every downtown venue on Friday, including the Christmas Parade, First Friday events, and performances at the Tennessee Theater and the Bijou, attendees should consider carpooling or taking KAT downtown. Read More

  • Cityview Riverwalk Grand Opening Dec. 10

    Cityview Riverwalk Grand Opening Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/01/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam will preside over the grand opening of the Cityview Riverwalk on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM. The event will take place on the Riverwalk behind the Cityview Condominiums, located at 445 W. Blount Avenue. Read More

  • Zoo Admission Price Half Off until Feb. 28

    Zoo Admission Price Half Off until Feb. 28

    Posted: 12/01/2010

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

  • Santa Claus at the Zoo Dec. 11

    Santa Claus at the Zoo Dec. 11

    Posted: 11/29/2010

    Despite a hectic December schedule, Santa Claus has plans to stop by Knoxville Zoo for a special holiday appearance. Read More

  • Waste Vegetable Oil Collection Program

    Waste Vegetable Oil Collection Program

    Posted: 11/29/2010

    Driven feedstock for cleaner burning biodiesel, this new residential waste vegetable oil collection program will expand current educational efforts focused on proper oil disposal. Providing a recycling option for waste Read More

  • City Terminates Contract with First Creek Contractor

    City Terminates Contract with First Creek Contractor

    Posted: 11/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville has terminated its contract with the company that had been working on the First Creek Drainage Improvement Project.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville and CAC AmeriCorps Volunteers Organize a Work Day

    City of Knoxville and CAC AmeriCorps Volunteers Organize a Work Day

    Posted: 11/24/2010

    The City of Knoxville and CAC AmeriCorps volunteers are organizing a work day on Saturday, December 4th from 10am to 2pm to plant trees along Third Creek in Tyson Park and remove invasive species in the restored section of Third Creek.  Read More

  • Downtown Knoxville's Regal Celebration of Lights

    Downtown Knoxville's Regal Celebration of Lights

    Posted: 11/24/2010

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

  • Knoxville's Holidays on Ice in Historic Market Square

    Knoxville's Holidays on Ice in Historic Market Square

    Posted: 11/24/2010

    East Tennessee's coolest holiday tradition will soon return to the heart of downtown Knoxville in Historic Market Square to chill and thrill young and old alike! Read More

  • Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy Awarded Flagship Status

    Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy Awarded Flagship Status

    Posted: 11/22/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced that the Knoxville Police Department's Training Academy was awarded Flagship status at the CALEA Conference on November 20, 2010.  Read More

  • City's 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/19/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read More

  • Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 26

    Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 26

    Posted: 11/19/2010

    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

  • 2011 Knoxville Remembered Calendars Are Now Available

    2011 Knoxville Remembered Calendars Are Now Available

    Posted: 11/18/2010

    Knox County Public Library's Staff Association is pleased to present their 2011 Knoxville Remembered calendar, now on sale. This one-of-a-kind calendar features images from the McClung Digital Collection that offer a glimpse into Knoxville's past. See how Knoxville's architecture, entertainment and fashion have evolved over the last hundred years through these captivating photographs.  Read More

  • Part of Market Street to be Closed

    Part of Market Street to be Closed

    Posted: 11/17/2010

    Work on the section of Market Street between Cumberland Avenue and Church Avenue could begin as early as Thursday, November 18, as part of a project that includes improvements to the street and sidewalk in addition to utility and stormwater upgrades.  Read More

  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Make Your Thanksgiving A Turkey

    Don't Let Food Poisoning Make Your Thanksgiving A Turkey

    Posted: 11/16/2010

    Food safety isn't on your holiday to-do list? Maybe it should be.  Read More

  • Return a Book, Get Off the Hook

    Return a Book, Get Off the Hook

    Posted: 11/10/2010

    Knox County Public Library is going to hold a food drive in lieu of collecting overdue fines. Read More

  • Community Coalition on Family Violence Holds Anita Gregg Luncheon

    Community Coalition on Family Violence Holds Anita Gregg Luncheon

    Posted: 11/09/2010

    The Community Coalition on Family Violence and Mercy Health Partners presented the Anita Gregg Memorial Luncheon today at the Foundry. Read More

  • ETHDC Holds Ribbon Cutting

    ETHDC Holds Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 11/09/2010

    Today, the East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation (ETHDC) and officials from the City of Knoxville, Suntrust Bank, the East Tennessee Foundation and Lonsdale residents joined together for the opening of 3411 Bishop Street - the first EarthCraft-certified home in Knoxville. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay St. Closed

    100 Block Gay St. Closed

    Posted: 11/08/2010

    The 100 Block of Gay Street will be closed beginning Monday, November 15, so crews can install about two dozen large elm trees along the street. The 200 Block will also be closed later during the week for the landscaping effort.  Read More

  • Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson

    Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson

    Posted: 11/08/2010

    The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will present its annual Living History Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park on November 13-14, 2010 to celebrate veterans, past and present. Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2010

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2010

    Posted: 11/08/2010

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11 during the 85th Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the American Legion Knoxville Post 2.  Read More

  • City Sponsors America Recycles Day in Knoxville

    City Sponsors America Recycles Day in Knoxville

    Posted: 11/05/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Section is again helping sponsor America Recycles Day (ARD) in Knoxville for the City of Knoxville and Knox County residents.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Gets Diverse

    Brown Bag Green Book Gets Diverse

    Posted: 11/04/2010

    The popular Brown Bag Green Book lunch and learn series sponsored by Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continues as Todd Witcher, Executive Director of Discover Life in America, discusses ecological discovery on Wednesday, November 17, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay St. Read More

  • Everyone is Invited to Kroger Free Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Everyone is Invited to Kroger Free Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 11/04/2010

    Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking on Kroger Free Day, Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Read More

  • Mayor Announces Transition Plan

    Mayor Announces Transition Plan

    Posted: 11/04/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam, saying "this is a fairly extraordinary situation," announced today that he will resign as Knoxville's mayor on January 10, 2011. Read More

  • Mayor Haslam Press Event Nov. 4

    Mayor Haslam Press Event Nov. 4

    Posted: 11/03/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam will hold a press event at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 4, to outline his plans for the transition from being Knoxville's mayor to becoming governor of Tennessee. Read More

  • PetSafe's Boyd Wins TN Recreation and Parks Award

    PetSafe's Boyd Wins TN Recreation and Parks Award

    Posted: 11/03/2010

    Randy Boyd, CEO of PetSafe, was the recipient of the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) Individual Service Award. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for 100 Acre Ross Marble Natural Area Nov. 6

    Ribbon Cutting for 100 Acre Ross Marble Natural Area Nov. 6

    Posted: 11/03/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation, along with Ijams Nature Center, will host the ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the 100-acre Ross Marble Natural Area on Saturday, November 6, at 11 a.m. Read More

  • City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Cumberland Ave. Corridor Project on Nov. 9

    City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Cumberland Ave. Corridor Project on Nov. 9

    Posted: 11/02/2010

    The City of Knoxville will host a public meeting on Tuesday, November 9, to present the current detailed design work on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project.  Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Meeting Set for Nov. 17

    Ten-Year Plan Meeting Set for Nov. 17

    Posted: 11/02/2010

    The Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness would like to invite the public to a conversation at the New Harvest Park community building from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. Read More

  • City's Leaf Season Pickup Begins Today

    City's Leaf Season Pickup Begins Today

    Posted: 11/01/2010

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins today and that means Public Service Department crews will be visiting your neighborhood on a regularly scheduled basis between now and February to vacuum up leaves. Read More

  • Knox Knox County Schools, County, City Partner for STEM High School

    Knox Knox County Schools, County, City Partner for STEM High School

    Posted: 10/29/2010

    Knox County Schools, County, City partner for STEM high school The Knox County Schools, in partnership with the City of Knoxville, is pleased to announce a proposed location for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) magnet high school at the historic L&N Station in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville unveils  Christmas in the City

    City of Knoxville unveils Christmas in the City

    Posted: 10/28/2010

    The City of Knoxville unveiled a Christmas in the City lineup that includes everything from a parade and dazzling displays of lights to ice skating, dramatic performances, concerts and church services during a late afternoon press conference at Krutch Park Extension Thursday.  Read More

  • Halloween on the Plaza Receives Donation

    Halloween on the Plaza Receives Donation

    Posted: 10/28/2010

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen announced a name and location change for the 10th annual KPD Halloween party event. Read More

  • Reference Librarians Are Now Offering One-on-one Help by Appointment

    Reference Librarians Are Now Offering One-on-one Help by Appointment

    Posted: 10/27/2010

    Knox County Public Library's reference department is unveiling a new service for Knox County residents - reference appointments that will offer patrons the undivided attention of a qualified reference librarian to help them with their research needs. Read More

  • Christmas in the City Kickoff Thursday Oct. 28

    Christmas in the City Kickoff Thursday Oct. 28

    Posted: 10/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville will release the lineup for this year's Christmas in the City celebration at 5 p.m., on Thursday, October 28 in the Krutch Park Extension in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Halloween Events Downtown Oct. 29

    Halloween Events Downtown Oct. 29

    Posted: 10/26/2010

    Downtown Knoxville is the place to be this Halloween weekend for ghosts and ghouls of all ages.  Read More

  • Unwanted Medicines Collection and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Oct. 30

    Unwanted Medicines Collection and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Oct. 30

    Posted: 10/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville and other local sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection, Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange and an "Ask-A-Pharmacist" event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, October 30th, at Knoxville Center Mall. Read More

  • Stakeholders invited to find out latest information on Henley Project

    Stakeholders invited to find out latest information on Henley Project

    Posted: 10/25/2010

    Motorists will soon notice new detour signs and construction along the official Tennessee Department of Transportation detour route as preparations for the Henley Bridge project begin. Read More

  • UT Students, Faculty and Staff learn about Henley Bridge Project

    UT Students, Faculty and Staff learn about Henley Bridge Project

    Posted: 10/25/2010

    In a continued effort to educate and inform the public about the upcoming Henley Bridge project and closure, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will present the latest information to University of Tennessee students, faculty and staff. Read More

  • August 2010 KPD Civilian Employees of the Month

    August 2010 KPD Civilian Employees of the Month

    Posted: 10/22/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Cadet Kristen Key, Cadet Christopher Loveday, and Cadet Christopher Hutton the Knoxville Police Department's Civilian Employees of the Month for August. Read More

  • August 2010 Officers of the Month

    August 2010 Officers of the Month

    Posted: 10/22/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Department Officers Ron Linkins and Brandon Glover the August Officers of the Month. Read More

  • July 2010 KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    July 2010 KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 10/22/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Victim Services Counselor Teresa Williams the July Civilian Employee of the Month. Read More

  • July 2010 Officer of the Month

    July 2010 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 10/22/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Brandon Wardlaw the Knoxville Police Department's Officer of the Month for July. Read More

  • June 2010 Officer of the Month

    June 2010 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 10/22/2010

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

  • City Participates in Disability Mentoring Day 2010

    City Participates in Disability Mentoring Day 2010

    Posted: 10/20/2010

    The City of Knoxville is welcoming 13 people with various disabilities this week who will be shadowing city employees in areas ranging from the horticultural services division and recycling office to the community development, parks and recreation and information systems departments during Disability Mentoring Week.  Read More

  • City Plans to Meet with First Creek Contractor

    City Plans to Meet with First Creek Contractor

    Posted: 10/19/2010

    The City of Knoxville has informed the contractor on the First Creek Drainage Improvements Project that it is considering declaring the company in default of its agreement with the city.  Read More

  • City Receives Division of Forestry Grant

    City Receives Division of Forestry Grant

    Posted: 10/18/2010

    The City of Knoxville's upcoming tree planting season will be a little busier this fall thanks to a $20,000 grant from the state's Division of Forestry.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Oct. 21

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Oct. 21

    Posted: 10/15/2010

    City of Knoxville and MPC staff will hold a Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21st in Ballroom A at the University of Tennessee Visitor Center at 2704 Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • Knoxville Awarded HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

    Knoxville Awarded HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

    Posted: 10/15/2010

    The City of Knoxville - working with Knox County, the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) and other local governments and agencies - has been awarded a $4.3 million grant to develop a comprehensive plan for a more sustainable East Tennessee.  Read More

  • South End of World's Fair Park Closing

    South End of World's Fair Park Closing

    Posted: 10/15/2010

    A section of the south end of World's Fair Park will be closed beginning Sunday, October 17, for the drilling of a well that will use water from an underground aquifer to fill the park's small lake and for irrigation.  Read More

  • Hill Avenue Viaduct and Blount Avenue Reopened

    Hill Avenue Viaduct and Blount Avenue Reopened

    Posted: 10/14/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department has reopened the Hill Avenue Viaduct downtown and Blount Avenue in South Knoxville after completing work at those locations.  Read More

  • Knox County CAC Energy Efficiency and Home Weatherization Fair Oct. 22

    Knox County CAC Energy Efficiency and Home Weatherization Fair Oct. 22

    Posted: 10/14/2010

    All Knox County and Knoxville residents are invited to participate in the Knoxville - Knox County CAC Energy Efficiency and Home Weatherization Fair.  Read More

  • 44th Annual Fine Craft Fair  Nov. 12-14

    44th Annual Fine Craft Fair Nov. 12-14

    Posted: 10/13/2010

    Attend the 44th Annual Fine Craft Fair presented by the Foothills Craft Guild, Friday & Saturday, November 12 and 13, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 14, 11 am to 5 pm at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, Tennessee.  Read More

  • An Infectious Brown Bag Green Book Event Oct. 20

    An Infectious Brown Bag Green Book Event Oct. 20

    Posted: 10/12/2010

    The popular Brown Bag Green Book series sponsored by Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville will continue as Dr. Martha Buchanan, Director of Knox County Health Department, discusses the article "Superbugs" by Jerome Groopman on Wednesday, October 20, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Movies on Market Square shows final movie on October 15

    Movies on Market Square shows final movie on October 15

    Posted: 10/12/2010

    Knox County Public Library's outdoor movie series ends on Friday, October 15, 2010 with a finale showing of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film North By Northwest. Read More

  • Realty Trust Group to Rebuild Fire Damaged Lonsdale Park

    Realty Trust Group to Rebuild Fire Damaged Lonsdale Park

    Posted: 10/12/2010

    Owners and employees of the Knoxville-based healthcare real estate company Realty Trust Group will begin rebuilding the playground at Lonsdale Park this Friday. Read More

  • Columbus Replica Ships Visiting Knoxville

    Columbus Replica Ships Visiting Knoxville

    Posted: 10/11/2010

    On Friday November 5, the Pinta and the Nina will open in Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayors' Luncheon for the Parks

    Mayors' Luncheon for the Parks

    Posted: 10/08/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted the Mayors' Luncheon for the Parks October 8th in Fort Dickerson Park in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • 100 and 200 Blocks of Gay St. Closed for Hola Festival

    100 and 200 Blocks of Gay St. Closed for Hola Festival

    Posted: 10/07/2010

    The 100 and 200 Blocks of S. Gay Street will be closed from 4:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 for the Hola Festival. Read More

  • City Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair

    City Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair

    Posted: 10/05/2010

    On Tuesday, Mayor Haslam hosted an Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair at Mary Costa Courtyard at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Read More

  • Knoxville Named Bicycle Friendly Community

    Knoxville Named Bicycle Friendly Community

    Posted: 10/05/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam helped unveil a sign announcing that Knoxville is a "Bicycle Friendly Community" and officially accepted that designation from the League of American Bicyclists during a Tuesday morning ceremony in Tyson Park.  Read More

  • City to Unveil Bicycle Friendly Communities Sign at Tyson Park

    City to Unveil Bicycle Friendly Communities Sign at Tyson Park

    Posted: 10/04/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam will unveil a sign from the League of American Bicyclists designating Knoxville as one of its "Bicycle Friendly Communities" during a brief ceremony in Tyson Park.  Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/04/2010

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

  • KCHD Brings Back Activ-8 for Fall

    KCHD Brings Back Activ-8 for Fall

    Posted: 10/01/2010

    In response to the success of last spring's activ-8 program, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is bringing it back for fall with eight weeks of guided walks featuring different parks and greenways. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay Street to Close for Special Block Party

    100 Block Gay Street to Close for Special Block Party

    Posted: 09/30/2010

    The City of Knoxville will close the 100 Block of Gay Street at midnight on Thursday in preparation of Friday's "Block off the Night to Celebrate the Arts" party on the block.  Read More

  • KFD Memorial Service Oct. 4

    KFD Memorial Service Oct. 4

    Posted: 09/30/2010

    The Knoxville Fire Department (KFD) will hold their Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Firefighter Memorial Park in front of the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station on Summit Hill Drive. Read More

  • KPD Bicycle Safety Fair Oct. 2

    KPD Bicycle Safety Fair Oct. 2

    Posted: 09/29/2010

    The Knoxville Police Department presents the Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read More

  • Property Tax Statements Going Out this Week

    Property Tax Statements Going Out this Week

    Posted: 09/29/2010

    About 75,000 City of Knoxville property tax bills will be arriving in mailboxes across the city, the state, and the country beginning this week. Read More

  • 20th Annual Hunger Hike Helps Get Food to Those in Need

    20th Annual Hunger Hike Helps Get Food to Those in Need

    Posted: 09/28/2010

    Food pantries are always in need of financial resources to keep their shelves stocked. That's why the Hunger Hike is such an important annual event: it benefits churches and pantries which provide food to hungry people in Knox County.  Read More

  • Field Renamed at Sam Duff Memorial Park

    Field Renamed at Sam Duff Memorial Park

    Posted: 09/28/2010

    The football field at Sam Duff Memorial Park officially became the Coach John L. Clabo Football Field during a ceremony at the park in South Knoxville on September 25. Read More

  • First Friday 100 Block Grand Opening Party Oct. 1

    First Friday 100 Block Grand Opening Party Oct. 1

    Posted: 09/28/2010

    Enjoy First Friday events PLUS celebrate the reopening of the 100 Block of S. Gay Street at the 100 Block Grand Opening Party! Read More

  • Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun at BOO at the Zoo

    Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun at BOO at the Zoo

    Posted: 09/28/2010

    Fall is in the air and it's almost time to celebrate with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! Read More

  • The Big Read Kicks off Oct. 1

    The Big Read Kicks off Oct. 1

    Posted: 09/28/2010

    YWCA Knoxville, in partnership with the Knox County Public Library and 21 other community partners, invites East Tennessee to join in The Big Read, a community reading program featuring Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Read More

  • Celebrate 2010 Hola Festival Oct. 9

    Celebrate 2010 Hola Festival Oct. 9

    Posted: 09/27/2010

    HoLa Hora Latina is proud to present the 2010 Hola Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at Knoxville's newly-inaugurated Art District in the 100 and 200 blocks of Gay Street. Read More

  • Race Along City's Greenways Oct. 10

    Race Along City's Greenways Oct. 10

    Posted: 09/27/2010

    The Knoxville Track Club and the City of Knoxville are partnering to present the latest edition of an autumn event that sends runners racing across the city's greenways from East Knoxville to West Knoxville. Read More

  • Tony Hawk to Visit Knoxville Skatepark Friday Night

    Tony Hawk to Visit Knoxville Skatepark Friday Night

    Posted: 09/24/2010

    Legendary Skateboarder Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skate Team will be giving a demonstration at the Knoxville Skatepark on Friday, September 24 starting at 6 p.m. Read More

  • Disability Mentoring Day Set for Week of Oct. 18-2

    Disability Mentoring Day Set for Week of Oct. 18-2

    Posted: 09/23/2010

    The City of Knoxville and local businesses will stretch Disability Mentoring Day 2010 through the entire week of Oct. 18-22, this year as the annual effort to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities continues to grow.  Read More

  • Give the Gift of Reading to Knox County Children

    Give the Gift of Reading to Knox County Children

    Posted: 09/23/2010

    In honor of Tennessee's Imagination Library Week, Knox County Public Library is kicking off a new campaign to help raise funds for the books mailed out to Knox County children under 5 through the Imagination Library program. Read More

  • KCHD Celebrates Child Health Week

    KCHD Celebrates Child Health Week

    Posted: 09/23/2010

    Every person in Knox County can have a positive impact on the health and well being of our children by helping them stay active, encouraging healthy eating habits and promoting healthy choices.  Read More

  • Third Annual City Chili Challenge

    Third Annual City Chili Challenge

    Posted: 09/23/2010

    The City of Knoxville employees had their annual Chili Challenge to benefit the City's Charitable Campaign. Read More

  • Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride Celebrates 10 Years

    Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride Celebrates 10 Years

    Posted: 09/22/2010

    This year, the Neighborhood Bike Ride will mark its 10th annual ride on Saturday, October 2. As a nod to the first Neighborhood Bike Ride, this year's route will include a portion of 4th & Gill as well as Old North, Parkridge, Old City and Mechanicsville. Read More

  • City to Name Field After John Clabo

    City to Name Field After John Clabo

    Posted: 09/22/2010

    It's likely that many South Knoxville residents have memories created at a football field just off Chapman Highway.  Read More

  • Help with  the Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park

    Help with the Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park

    Posted: 09/22/2010

    AmeriCorps volunteers will be hosting a workday at the Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park Saturday, September 25th from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Read More

  • TDOT Opens Henley Bridge Project Community Center

    TDOT Opens Henley Bridge Project Community Center

    Posted: 09/21/2010

    Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely opened TDOT's new Henley Bridge Project Community Center Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting at the 220 East Blount Avenue location. Read More

  • Downtown United for United Way Hot Dog Lunch

    Downtown United for United Way Hot Dog Lunch

    Posted: 09/20/2010

    Support the United Way and enjoy a hot dog lunch on Friday, Sept. 24 at Market Square during the Downtown United for United Way.  Read More

  • City to Host Meeting Sept. 28 on Henley Bridge Closure and Reconstruction

    City to Host Meeting Sept. 28 on Henley Bridge Closure and Reconstruction

    Posted: 09/17/2010

    The City of Knoxville will host an informational meeting on the upcoming closure and reconstruction of the Henley Street Bridge from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 28 in the City County Building's Large Assembly Room.  Read More

  • Young-Williams Offers Puppy Pet Adoptions at Half Price

    Young-Williams Offers Puppy Pet Adoptions at Half Price

    Posted: 09/17/2010

    As Knoxville prepares for the Gators to come to town this weekend for Saturday's football showdown between the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida, Young-Williams Animal Center is ready to kick-off its "Puppy Bowl." Read More

  • Library Hours will be Restored to 2008 Levels

    Library Hours will be Restored to 2008 Levels

    Posted: 09/16/2010

    The Knox County Public Library will return operating hours at all of the system's branches and locations to 2008 levels in early November, at the direction of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying at Milligan St. Area Sunday Night

    Mosquito Spraying at Milligan St. Area Sunday Night

    Posted: 09/16/2010

    Knox County Health Department will conduct follow up spraying in the Milligan Street area of East Knox County area where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes. Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Sept. 29

    Brown Bag Green Book Sept. 29

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville continue their popular lunch and learn series, Brown Bag Green Book, as Madeline Rogero, Knoxville's Director of Community Development, speaks on Wednesday, September 29 at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • Charlotte's Web Next Movie on Square

    Charlotte's Web Next Movie on Square

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    Get Caught Up in Charlotte's Web at Movies on Market Square. Read More

  • City Prepares Annual Report to HUD

    City Prepares Annual Report to HUD

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    A draft of the City of Knoxville's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for citizen review and comment for a period of fifteen days beginning September 15, 2010.  Read More

  • Contractor Disputes Stall First Creek Bridge Construction

    Contractor Disputes Stall First Creek Bridge Construction

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    A dispute between the primary contractor for the project, DH Excavating, LLC, and Bell & Associates Construction, LP, the bridge subcontractor, has stalled work on two new bridges that are part of the effort to alleviate flooding along First Creek in North Knoxville.  Read More

  • East TN Solar Tour and Fair Oct. 1-2

    East TN Solar Tour and Fair Oct. 1-2

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    The 2010 East Tennessee Solar Tour and Fair will feature everything from workshops on existing solar opportunities - and the financial incentives available to help pay for them - to a self-guided tour of local homes and businesses already benefiting from solar power during its two-day run beginning Friday, October 1. Read More

  • Victor Ashe Park Walking Club Starts Sept. 15

    Victor Ashe Park Walking Club Starts Sept. 15

    Posted: 09/15/2010

    People looking for a low-impact way to get fit can enjoy the City's new Walking Program at Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd. Read More

  • Knoxville Recognized as One of Country's Bicycle Friendly Communities

    Knoxville Recognized as One of Country's Bicycle Friendly Communities

    Posted: 09/14/2010

    Knoxville has been recognized as one of the country's "Bicycle Friendly Communities" by the League of American Bicyclists, which announced today that the city was one of 18 communities making the list for the first time.  Read More

  • Jackson Ave. Parking Lot Reopening

    Jackson Ave. Parking Lot Reopening

    Posted: 09/10/2010

    The City of Knoxville will reopen the newly-striped Jackson Avenue Parking lot beginning Friday afternoon and through the football weekend of September 10-11. Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Public Meeting Sept. 22

    Ten-Year Plan Public Meeting Sept. 22

    Posted: 09/10/2010

    The Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness would like to invite the public to a public conversation on Wednesday, September 22 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA at 616 Jessamine Street. Read More

  • Dogwood Arts in Running for National Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant

    Dogwood Arts in Running for National Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant

    Posted: 09/09/2010

    Dogwood Arts is officially in the running to receive a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant for a permanent Art in Public Places large-scale sculpture exhibition in Knoxville!  Read More

  • Hill Avenue Viaduct Closed for a Month

    Hill Avenue Viaduct Closed for a Month

    Posted: 09/09/2010

    The Hill Avenue Viaduct will be closed beginning Monday, September 13, until October 13, so crews can place a new concrete surface on the bridge that crosses over James White Parkway from State Street to Hall of Fame Drive.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful River Cleanup Sept. 11

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful River Cleanup Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/09/2010

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful and 20th Century Fox are sponsoring a river cleanup from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 11, along the James White and Neyland Greenways to help commemorate the movie studio's 75th anniversary.  Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Fast Track Flu Clinic

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Fast Track Flu Clinic

    Posted: 09/09/2010

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer influenza vaccinations through its vaccination partner, VaxCare Corporation, in the Community Room at its Dameron Avenue facility beginning Monday, Sept.13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More

  • City Receives Check for Addition to Victor Ashe Park

    City Receives Check for Addition to Victor Ashe Park

    Posted: 09/07/2010

    Former ambassador to Poland and former mayor of Knoxville Victor Ashe presented a $50,000 check to the City of Knoxville which will go toward the purchase of a five-acre addition to Victor Ashe Park.  Read More

  • Iron Man is Flying into Market Square

    Iron Man is Flying into Market Square

    Posted: 09/07/2010

    Iron Man kicks of Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series on Friday, September 10, 2010. Read More

  • Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony

    Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony

    Posted: 09/07/2010

    Be a part of the 9/11 Observance at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 11 on the lawn of the City County Building near the 9/11 Memorial. Read More

  • Check Presentation Ceremony at Victor Ashe Park Sept. 7

    Check Presentation Ceremony at Victor Ashe Park Sept. 7

    Posted: 09/03/2010

    The public is invited to be a part of a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Victor Ashe Park on 4901 Bradshaw Rd. Read More

  • City to Hold Doggie Dip at Inskip Pool

    City to Hold Doggie Dip at Inskip Pool

    Posted: 09/03/2010

    For the first time ever, the originators of the dog paddle will hit the waters of Inskip Pool for the "Doggie Dip" hosted by the City of Knoxville on Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

  • East Knox County to Get Follow Up Mosquito Spraying

    East Knox County to Get Follow Up Mosquito Spraying

    Posted: 09/03/2010

    Knox County Health Department will conduct follow up spraying in the Milligan Street area of East Knox County area where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes. Read More

  • KPD Announces Labor Day Weekend Traffic Enforcement Plans

    KPD Announces Labor Day Weekend Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 09/02/2010

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

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 09/01/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday. Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 10

    Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 10

    Posted: 09/01/2010

    Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series returns to Market Square for the seventh year of free family fun in front of the silver screen.  Read More

  • Parking for Boomsday Celebration

    Parking for Boomsday Celebration

    Posted: 09/01/2010

    The City of Knoxville will offer free parking for Boomsday in its Market Square and State Street Parking Garages and Blackstock Avenue parking lot this Sunday. Read More

  • Parking for U.T. Football Games

    Parking for U.T. Football Games

    Posted: 09/01/2010

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

  • KCDC Holds Ribbon Cutting to Unveil Green Renovations at Valley Oaks

    KCDC Holds Ribbon Cutting to Unveil Green Renovations at Valley Oaks

    Posted: 08/31/2010

    On Tuesday, Mayor Bill Haslam, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) CEO Alvin Nance, KCDC Board Members, and other representatives opened the $1.8 million "green" renovation project at Valley Oaks Apartments with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Read More

  • City Director of Special Events Retiring

    City Director of Special Events Retiring

    Posted: 08/30/2010

    Mickey Mallonee, the City of Knoxville's longtime Director of Special Events will be retiring on December 31.  Read More

  • East Tennessee Solar Tour and Fair Oct. 1-2

    East Tennessee Solar Tour and Fair Oct. 1-2

    Posted: 08/30/2010

    Spend the first weekend in October seeing Solar energy in action! Read More

  • TDOT Meeting on Henley Bridge Closing Sept. 28

    TDOT Meeting on Henley Bridge Closing Sept. 28

    Posted: 08/30/2010

    The City of Knoxville is sponsoring a public meeting from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, on the upcoming closure and reconstruction of the Henley Street Bridge. Read More

  • City Receives Award for Financial Reporting

    City Receives Award for Financial Reporting

    Posted: 08/27/2010

    The City of Knoxville has received the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ending on June 30, 2009. Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Sept. 2

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Sept. 2

    Posted: 08/27/2010

    The City and MPC will hold a Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 2 in Ballroom B at the University of Tennessee Visitor Center at 2704 Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • City Programs Receive Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards

    City Programs Receive Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards

    Posted: 08/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville and its partners in the Knox-Area Medication Collection Program hosted one of its biggest Unwanted Medicines Collections and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchanges last Saturday at Mercy Medical Center North.  Read More

  • City's Recycling Drop-Off Center to Close

    City's Recycling Drop-Off Center to Close

    Posted: 08/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville Recycling Drop-Off Center in the Broadway Shopping Center at 2217 Broadway will be closed starting Sunday, August 29 due to an expansion by the Kroger Store which is installing gasoline pumps at that location. Read More

  • Second Mosquito Spraying for Cedar Bluff Area Scheduled for Sunday Night

    Second Mosquito Spraying for Cedar Bluff Area Scheduled for Sunday Night

    Posted: 08/26/2010

    Following national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, Knox County Health Department will conduct follow up spraying of the Cedar Bluff area where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes. Read More

  • City Director Honored for 34 Years of Service

    City Director Honored for 34 Years of Service

    Posted: 08/25/2010

    City Council recognized longtime City Director Sam Anderson at its Tuesday meeting with a resolution honoring him for his committed service to Knoxville and its residents. Read More

  • Join Knoxville Zoo For Touch A Truck Event

    Join Knoxville Zoo For Touch A Truck Event

    Posted: 08/24/2010

    Come out and see trucks as tall as giraffes, as fast as cheetahs, and as strong as elephants during Touch A Truck at Knoxville Zoo on Saturday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Office of Ten-Year Plan to Host Public Meeting Aug. 25

    Office of Ten-Year Plan to Host Public Meeting Aug. 25

    Posted: 08/23/2010

    The Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness would like to invite the public to a public conversation at the Cansler Family YMCA on Wednesday, August 25 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Read More

  • One Lane Henley St. Bridge Closed

    One Lane Henley St. Bridge Closed

    Posted: 08/23/2010

    One lane of Henley Street traveling south (toward the bridge) will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 24, near the Clinch Avenue intersection for the installation of part of a 28.5 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • KPD's Halloween Event Set for Oct. 31

    KPD's Halloween Event Set for Oct. 31

    Posted: 08/20/2010

    The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) hosts a Halloween event each year to provide a safe alternative for families on Halloween.  Read More

  • City Hosting Unwanted Medicines Collection and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange

    City Hosting Unwanted Medicines Collection and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange

    Posted: 08/19/2010

    The City of Knoxville and other local sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection and Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, August 21, at Mercy Medical Center North.  Read More

  • Milligan Street Area Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Milligan Street Area Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Posted: 08/19/2010

    It’s summertime and the skeeters are busy. Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received another lab report confirming the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of East Knox County near the zoo. Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/19/2010

    It's movie time in Tennessee, and you get to pick the flicks! Read More

  • City Accepting Applications for Challenge Grant Program

    City Accepting Applications for Challenge Grant Program

    Posted: 08/17/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2010/11 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the city limits.  Read More

  • City to Start Charging for Jackson Ave. Parking Lot

    City to Start Charging for Jackson Ave. Parking Lot

    Posted: 08/17/2010

    The City of Knoxville will begin charging for parking in the Jackson Avenue Parking Lot beginning on or around September 10 - though parking will still be free there at night and on weekends.  Read More

  • Clean Commute Day is Friday

    Clean Commute Day is Friday

    Posted: 08/16/2010

    Smart Trips first annual Clean Commute Day is Friday, August 20, 2010.  Read More

  • Solar Hot Water Installation Training Workshop Sept. 1

    Solar Hot Water Installation Training Workshop Sept. 1

    Posted: 08/16/2010

    A Solar Hot Water Installation Training workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Modern Supply located at 525 Lovell Road. Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Gets a Little Wild

    Brown Bag Green Book Gets a Little Wild

    Posted: 08/13/2010

    The Brown Bag Green Book lunch and learn series continues on Wednesday, August 25, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 S. Gay St., as Don Barger, Senior Regional Director of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) presents Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution by Caroline Fraser. The popular series is sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • Fire Department Helps with Local Heat Relief Program

    Fire Department Helps with Local Heat Relief Program

    Posted: 08/13/2010

    Beginning August 15 through September 30, the Knoxville Fire Department will participate in a joint effort with Knox County CAC Local Heat Relief program to provide drop off locations so fans may be distributed to people in need during these hottest days of summer.  Read More

  • Knoxville Station Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Knoxville Station Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Posted: 08/13/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam, U.S. Rep John Duncan Jr., and U.S. Rep. James L. Oberstar, chair of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure were among those cutting the ribbon to open the new Knoxville Station Transit Center Friday morning. Read More

  • Residences at Eastport Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Residences at Eastport Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Posted: 08/13/2010

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today at the site of the old Eastport school at 2036 Bethel Avenue. Read More

  • Walk, Bike and Drive Safely To and From School

    Walk, Bike and Drive Safely To and From School

    Posted: 08/13/2010

    With students heading back to school next week, Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership would like to remind everyone about the importance of walking, biking and driving safely to and from school. Read More

  • Efficient Energy of Tennessee Installs One Megawatt Solar Array in Knoxville

    Efficient Energy of Tennessee Installs One Megawatt Solar Array in Knoxville

    Posted: 08/12/2010

    Today utility executives joined with business leaders, and federal, state and local officials to inaugurate a new one megawatt (1 MW) solar power system, the largest in Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Region. Read More

  • Knoxville Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday

    Knoxville Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday

    Posted: 08/12/2010

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Knoxville Station Transit Center will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 13 at 301 Church Avenue (at the corner of Church and Hall of Fame) and the ceremony will be outside on the bus platform. Read More

  • Cedar Bluff Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Cedar Bluff Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Posted: 08/11/2010

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

  • City Installs Solar Hot Water System Through Housing Program

    City Installs Solar Hot Water System Through Housing Program

    Posted: 08/10/2010

    A family of five will have a lower utility bill because their new home includes a solar hot water system. Read More

  • Firefighter to be Honored

    Firefighter to be Honored

    Posted: 08/09/2010

    On Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. during the City Council meeting, Master firefighter Jeff Nichols will be honored by Mayor Bill Haslam and City Council.  Read More

  • Rate Change at Solid Waste Management Facility

    Rate Change at Solid Waste Management Facility

    Posted: 08/06/2010

    Effective September 1, 2010, the tipping fee at the Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) will be raised from $25 per ton/prorated to $35 per ton/prorated. Read More

  • City Repaving Streets in Fort Sanders Area

    City Repaving Streets in Fort Sanders Area

    Posted: 08/05/2010

    The City of Knoxville will be repaving several streets in the Fort Sanders neighborhood during the next two weeks with the work taking place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.  Read More

  • City to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Traffic Operations

    City to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Traffic Operations

    Posted: 08/05/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department is hosting an informal open house to discuss an ongoing study of traffic operations on Kingston Pike and Northshore Drive in the area surrounding their intersection.  Read More

  • Alert Animal Control Officer Prevents Serious Medical Harm To Fellow Employee

    Alert Animal Control Officer Prevents Serious Medical Harm To Fellow Employee

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Animal Control Officer Ronda Halseth the April Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Halseth has been with KPD since March 2008.  Read More

  • Arrest of Three Robbery Suspects Earns Award for Officers

    Arrest of Three Robbery Suspects Earns Award for Officers

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Department Officers Amanda Bunch, Tim Riddle, and John Stevens the Officers of the Month for April. Officer Bunch and Officer Stevens have been with the department since January 2007 while Officer Riddle has been a member since October 2004.  Read More

  • Development of Electronic Database Earns Employee Award

    Development of Electronic Database Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Jack Hampson the May Civilian employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officer Honored for Prevention of Murder and Suicide

    Officer Honored for Prevention of Murder and Suicide

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Travis Harvey the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officers Recognized For Their Leadership and Quick Response To School Shooting

    Officers Recognized For Their Leadership and Quick Response To School Shooting

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officers Tolliver Robertson, Keith Lyon, Amanda Bunch, Stephanie Wilson and Ryan Kuykendall the February Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Sign Up Today to Become a KnoxAchieves Mentor

    Sign Up Today to Become a KnoxAchieves Mentor

    Posted: 08/03/2010

    KnoxAchieves is recruiting its third class of volunteer mentors. Read More

  • City Looking for Bids on Sidewalk Improvement Project

    City Looking for Bids on Sidewalk Improvement Project

    Posted: 07/30/2010

    The City of Knoxville will begin advertising this weekend for bids on a sidewalk improvement project for portions of Market Street and Union Avenue in downtown. Read More

  • City to Begin Enforcing Parking Meters

    City to Begin Enforcing Parking Meters

    Posted: 07/30/2010

    The City of Knoxville will begin enforcing the parking meters in the city parking lot between Summit Hill Drive and the O.P. Jenkins Furniture Store beginning Monday, August 2. Read More

  • Sequoyah Park Restrooms Now Open

    Sequoyah Park Restrooms Now Open

    Posted: 07/30/2010

    The new restrooms at Sequoyah Park will open on Friday, July 30.  Read More

  • Realigned Section of Valley View Drive to Open July 30

    Realigned Section of Valley View Drive to Open July 30

    Posted: 07/29/2010

    A realigned section of Valley View Drive that will make it easier and safer for residents and other drivers to access Washington Pike near Knoxville Center Mall will open to traffic Friday morning at 9 a.m. Read More

  • City Employee and Others Honored for ADA Work

    City Employee and Others Honored for ADA Work

    Posted: 07/26/2010

    The DisABILITY Resource Center's Annual Spirit of ADA Awards Ceremony was held Monday at Knoxville's first totally accessible playground, the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground.  Read More

  • City Repairing Community Garden Damage at Parkridge Park

    City Repairing Community Garden Damage at Parkridge Park

    Posted: 07/26/2010

    City of Knoxville Public Service crews are working in Parkridge Park today to make amends after city workers dropped part of a dead tree on top of a small community garden there last week.  Read More

  • City to Launch Pilot Recycling Program Downtown

    City to Launch Pilot Recycling Program Downtown

    Posted: 07/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with Waste Connections to launch a pilot recycling program in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors 20th Anniversary of ADA

    Mayor Honors 20th Anniversary of ADA

    Posted: 07/26/2010

    In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Mayor Haslam presented a proclamation declaring the day as "Recommitment Day" and for everyone in the city to work toward full accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities not just today but every day. Read More

  • Young-Williams Animal Center Announces New Hours of Operation

    Young-Williams Animal Center Announces New Hours of Operation

    Posted: 07/26/2010

    Young-Williams Animal Center, the official animal shelter for the city of Knoxville and Knox County, recently announced new hours of operation. Read More

  • City to Hold Splash Jam for Summer Playground Participants

    City to Hold Splash Jam for Summer Playground Participants

    Posted: 07/22/2010

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

  • Knoxville Zoo's New Gorilla Exploring Gorilla Valley Exhibit

    Knoxville Zoo's New Gorilla Exploring Gorilla Valley Exhibit

    Posted: 07/22/2010

    Ajari, the Western lowland gorilla who made his public debut last month in the Gorilla Courtyard, can now be seen in the one-acre Gorilla Valley exhibit. Read More

  • Stars from PBS Coming to Knoxville Zoo This Saturday

    Stars from PBS Coming to Knoxville Zoo This Saturday

    Posted: 07/22/2010

    Two of PBS' biggest stars are visiting Knoxville Zoo this weekend! Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting July 29

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting July 29

    Posted: 07/21/2010

    A Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 to review variances requested by Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for proposed new signs and wayfinding measures on the hospital's campus. Read More

  • Expect Increased Traffic Downtown Wednesday July 21

    Expect Increased Traffic Downtown Wednesday July 21

    Posted: 07/20/2010

    The Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum will be hosting Get Motivated Seminars on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.  Read More

  • KPD Training Academy CALEA Onsite Assessment in August

    KPD Training Academy CALEA Onsite Assessment in August

    Posted: 07/20/2010

    The Knoxville Police Department's Law Enforcement Training Academy is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Read More

  • Lawson McGhee Library will be Closed July 23-25 for HVAC Upgrades

    Lawson McGhee Library will be Closed July 23-25 for HVAC Upgrades

    Posted: 07/20/2010

    Lawson McGhee Library will be closed to the public for three days from July 23-25 so Trane US Inc. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay St. Ribbon Cutting Held

    100 Block Gay St. Ribbon Cutting Held

    Posted: 07/19/2010

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gay Street Streetscapes Project was held on Monday, July 19 at the 100 Block of Gay Street.  Read More

  • KAT to Hold First Friday Art and Architecture Event

    KAT to Hold First Friday Art and Architecture Event

    Posted: 07/19/2010

    KAT will be hosting a First Friday event highlighting the art and architecture of the new Knoxville Station transit center on August 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Donate Blood Downtown July 19-23

    Donate Blood Downtown July 19-23

    Posted: 07/16/2010

    A convenient location will not be a problem for those who want to donate blood during MEDIC Regional Blood Center's annual Downtown Donor Days on July 19-23.  Read More

  • Vote for Knoxville's Boomsday in the Pepsi Refresh Project

    Vote for Knoxville's Boomsday in the Pepsi Refresh Project

    Posted: 07/16/2010

    Boomsday is competing nationally in the Pepsi Refresh Project and needs your vote to win! Read More

  • Zoo's George Chimpanzee Turns Two Years Old

    Zoo's George Chimpanzee Turns Two Years Old

    Posted: 07/15/2010

    George, Knoxville Zoo's charismatic baby chimpanzee, is turning two years old on July 19. Read More

  • 100 Block Gay St. Ribbon Cutting Set for July 19

    100 Block Gay St. Ribbon Cutting Set for July 19

    Posted: 07/14/2010

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gay Street Streetscapes Project will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19 at the 100 Block of Gay Street.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Feast with the Beasts Tickets Now On Sale

    Knoxville Zoo's Feast with the Beasts Tickets Now On Sale

    Posted: 07/13/2010

    Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers?  Read More

  • Join the Walk and Read Club for a two-for-one healthy habit

    Join the Walk and Read Club for a two-for-one healthy habit

    Posted: 07/12/2010

    Wouldn't it be great to have someone read you a great story while you are taking an invigorating walk? Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Tackles Fast Food Culture

    Brown Bag Green Book Tackles Fast Food Culture

    Posted: 07/07/2010

    Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville will present the continuing Brown Bag Green Book series on Wednesday, July 21, at 12:00 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 S. Gay Street. This month's discussion features John Nolt, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee and a long-time environmental activist, discussing the classic Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Announces the Birth of Red Panda Cubs

    Knoxville Zoo Announces the Birth of Red Panda Cubs

    Posted: 07/06/2010

    Knoxville Zoo, which ranks as one of the top two zoos in the world in the breeding of endangered red pandas, welcomed two new red panda cubs on June 14, 2010. Read More

  • Public Meeting July 22 Regarding Downtown North Redevelopment

    Public Meeting July 22 Regarding Downtown North Redevelopment

    Posted: 07/06/2010

    The City of Knoxville will host a public meeting on Thursday, July 22, to discuss future projects in the Downtown North Redevelopment Area. Read More

  • City Risk and Benefits Manager Honored by National Business Publication

    City Risk and Benefits Manager Honored by National Business Publication

    Posted: 07/02/2010

    Risk and Benefits Manager Gary Eastes has been honored by a national business publication for his role in substantially reducing the city's skyrocketing health insurance costs by focusing on improving employee and dependent health.  Read More

  • Jackson Ave. and Gay Street Intersection Closed for Two Weeks

    Jackson Ave. and Gay Street Intersection Closed for Two Weeks

    Posted: 07/02/2010

    The intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street (adjoining the Gay Street Viaduct) will be closed for approximately two weeks for paving work, including decorative paving, beginning on Monday, July 5. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Knoxville Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Posted: 06/30/2010

    Knoxville Zoo honors service men and women on Independence Day weekend by honoring them with free admission during the Salute to Service Weekend on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Read More

  • City Services Schedule for July 4, 2010 Holiday

    City Services Schedule for July 4, 2010 Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th for the July 4th holiday.  Read More

  • New Gorilla Making Himself at Home at Knoxville Zoo

    New Gorilla Making Himself at Home at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 06/29/2010

    Knoxville Zoo has welcomed a new Western lowland gorilla to its Gorilla Valley exhibit. Ajari, a 10-year-old male from San Diego Wild Animal Park, is making his first appearances in the exhibit's courtyard as he acclimates himself to his new surroundings. Read More

  • Zoning Variance Request for Old Flenniken School Project Withdrawn

    Zoning Variance Request for Old Flenniken School Project Withdrawn

    Posted: 06/29/2010

    The Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness announced today that Southeastern Housing Foundation, a non-profit affordable housing development organization, is withdrawing a request for a zoning variance for the old Flenniken School project following a public meeting with area residents. Read More

  • 100 Block Ribbon Cutting July 20

    100 Block Ribbon Cutting July 20

    Posted: 06/28/2010

    The City of Knoxville will hold a ribbon cutting to re-open the 100 Block of Gay Street and celebrate the completion of the Gay Street Streetscapes Project on Tuesday, July 20th.  Read More

  • Knox County Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Partnership Holds Public Meetings

    Knox County Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Partnership Holds Public Meetings

    Posted: 06/25/2010

    All residents and neighbors of the Inskip, Lonsdale and Mascot communities are invited to attend public meetings hosted by the Knox County Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Partnership. Read More

  • Knoxville Prepares for Electric Vehicles

    Knoxville Prepares for Electric Vehicles

    Posted: 06/25/2010

    The new electric cars won't arrive until late this year but the City of Knoxville and its partners are already developing the public infrastructure necessary to support electric transportation through an ambitious program called the EV Project. Read More

  • Celebrate the Bijou at the Jubilee 2010

    Celebrate the Bijou at the Jubilee 2010

    Posted: 06/24/2010

    Jubilee! 2010 is an annual celebration of the Bijou Theatre, Knoxville's historic host of a multitude of entertainers for more than 100 years. Read More

  • Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 26

    Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 26

    Posted: 06/23/2010

    Cherokee Heritage Day Get set for James White's Fort annual Cherokee festival. Read More

  • 2010 Veterans’ Business Conference set for August 3 in Oak Ridge

    2010 Veterans’ Business Conference set for August 3 in Oak Ridge

    Posted: 06/18/2010

    The Y-12 National Security Complex along with a host of partners will be presenting the 4th Annual East Tennessee Veterans Business Conference on August 3, 2010 at the Y-12 National Security Complex New Hope Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Read More

  • Brown Bag-Green Book Series June 16

    Brown Bag-Green Book Series June 16

    Posted: 06/15/2010

    The Brown Bag-Green Book series returns for its second summer tomorrow June 16 at 12 noon with Harvey Abouelata, vice president of Efficient Energy of Tennessee, leading a discussion of Amanda Little's book, 'Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells - Our Ride to the Renewable Future.' Read More

  • The Downtown Dog Park is Officially Opened

    The Downtown Dog Park is Officially Opened

    Posted: 06/15/2010

    The wait is over. The PetSafe Downtown Dog Park officially opened today to Knoxville dogs and their owners! Read More

  • United States Army Day in Knoxville

    United States Army Day in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/14/2010

    City of Knoxville 311 Director Russ Jensen presented a proclamation to Staff Sgt. Dana Rothstein and Maj. Jason Deel, on Monday celebrating the 235th anniversary of the creation of the United States Army. Read More

  • City of Knoxville and PetSafe open the Downtown Dog Park

    City of Knoxville and PetSafe open the Downtown Dog Park

    Posted: 06/11/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation, along with PetSafe, will host the ribbon cutting for the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park on Tuesday, June 15, at 10 a.m.  Read More

  • Father's Day Fishing Event June 19

    Father's Day Fishing Event June 19, 2010

    Posted: 06/11/2010

    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 on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Victor Ashe Park.  Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Public Conversation June 23

    Ten-Year Plan Public Conversation June 23

    Posted: 06/11/2010

    The Office of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness would like to invite the public to a public conversation at the Deane Hill Recreation Center on Wednesday, June 23 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. Read More

  • City to Host Business Breakfast June 17

    City to Host Business Breakfast June 17, 2010

    Posted: 06/10/2010

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a breakfast for companies interested in learning more about upcoming projects and opportunities to do business with the city during the next year.  Read More

  • Jackson Ave. and Gay Street Intersection to Reopen

    Jackson Ave. and Gay Street Intersection to Reopen

    Posted: 06/09/2010

    The intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street (adjoining the Gay Street Viaduct) will be reopened later today after being closed since mid-May for utility construction. Read More

  • KTSC Building Renamed Gloria Ray Building

    KTSC Building Renamed Gloria Ray Building

    Posted: 06/09/2010

    One of downtown Knoxville's most important civic facilities now bears the name of one of the community's most important and iconic civic leaders. Read More

  • International Biscuit Festival Weekend

    International Biscuit Festival Weekend

    Posted: 06/02/2010

    Get ready to celebrate the most Southern of foods -- the biscuit.  Read More

  • E. Hill Avenue Bridge Viaduct Closure Rescheduled

    E. Hill Avenue Bridge Viaduct Closure Rescheduled

    Posted: 06/01/2010

    The E. Hill Avenue (bridge-viaduct) closure from State Street to Hall of Fame Drive has been rescheduled to June 7th thru June 11th.  Read More

  • Small Business Owners Win U.S. Chamber Awards

    Small Business Owners Win U.S. Chamber Awards

    Posted: 06/01/2010

    On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Haslam and the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce honored five area small businesses who recently received national U.S. Chamber of Commerce Awards. Read More

  • E. Hill Avenue Bridge Viaduct Closed

    E. Hill Avenue Bridge Viaduct Closed

    Posted: 05/28/2010

    E. Hill Avenue (bridge-viaduct) will be closed from State Street to Hall of Fame Drive on June 1 thru June 5 for milling out old asphalt and deck repair.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting June 3

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting June 3

    Posted: 05/28/2010

    City of Knoxville and MPC staff will hold a Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 3 in Ballroom B, University of Tennessee Visitor Center, 2704 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Pleasant Ridge Road Reopened

    Pleasant Ridge Road Reopened

    Posted: 05/28/2010

    Pleasant Ridge Road has reopened to 2-way traffic for the total length of the project, Merchant Drive to the I-640 Bridge.  Read More

  • Caswell Park to Start a Recycling Project

    Caswell Park to Start a Recycling Project

    Posted: 05/27/2010

    The City's Solid Waste Division of the Public Service Department is working with City Parks and Recreation to start collecting recyclable materials at Caswell Park. Read More

  • Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

    Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

    Posted: 05/27/2010

    This Memorial Day honor those who have died in our nation's service.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepared for Increase of Holiday Traffic

    Knoxville Police Prepared for Increase of Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 05/26/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic enforcement plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Traffic enforcement efforts will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May Read More

  • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2010

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2010

    Posted: 05/26/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. Read More

  • Jackson Avenue Intersection Closed for Two Weeks

    Jackson Avenue Intersection Closed for Two Weeks

    Posted: 05/24/2010

    The intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street (adjoining the Gay Street Viaduct) will be closed for at least two weeks for utility construction beginning on Tuesday June 1.  Read More

  • 2010 Tennessee Statehood Day May 29

    2010 Tennessee Statehood Day May 29

    Posted: 05/20/2010

    Enjoy Tennessee Statehood Day on Saturday, May 29 at Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.  Read More

  • City Accepts Tree Inventory Grant from KUB

    City Accepts Tree Inventory Grant from KUB

    Posted: 05/20/2010

    City Council voted to accept a $15,000 grant from the Knoxville Utilities Board Tuesday that will help the city complete an inventory of its trees and develop a comprehensive plan for managing its forest resources.  Read More

  • Gay St. Bridge Closed for Inspection

    Gay St. Bridge Closed for Inspection

    Posted: 05/20/2010

    The Gay Street Bridge will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 7-8 while the Tennessee Department of Transportation conducts its regular scheduled inspection of the bridge.  Read More

  • Ramsey House Celebrates Statehood Day with Music

    Ramsey House Celebrates Statehood Day with Music

    Posted: 05/19/2010

    Ramsey House will celebrate Statehood Day with free tours, a special exhibit and two free workshops.  Read More

  • Ijams Nature Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Ijams Nature Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Posted: 05/18/2010

    On Saturday, May 22, Ijams Nature Center will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ijams family's dedication to scouting, nature and family on the Ijams property.  Read More

  • Mayors' Leadership Luncheon May 18

    Mayors' Leadership Luncheon May 18

    Posted: 05/18/2010

    The Mayors' Leadership Luncheon was held today on the Helipad at Mercy Riverside from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

  • Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Plan Moves Forward

    Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Plan Moves Forward

    Posted: 05/17/2010

    Following the April 19th Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Public Meeting, the City of Knoxville has determined that it will continue to move forward with plans to develop a three lane street section including two through lanes, a center turn lane for left turn movements, and wider sidewalks. Read More

  • Summer reading kicks off at the Knox County Public Library

    Summer reading kicks off at the Knox County Public Library

    Posted: 05/17/2010

    Knox County Public Library is encouraging readers of all ages to gear up for a summer of reading with the Summer Library Clubs. Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Public Meeting May 19

    Ten-Year Plan Public Meeting May 19

    Posted: 05/17/2010

    The Ten-Year Plan public conversation: Cost of Permanent Supportive Housing will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street. Read More

  • Children’s Festival of Reading is Splashing into Summer on May 22

    Children’s Festival of Reading is Splashing into Summer on May 22

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Get your splash on as Knox County Public Library jump starts its summer reading clubs with the Children's Festival of Reading from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. on May 22 in World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Commitment To Program Earns Explorer Special Award

    Commitment To Program Earns Explorer Special Award

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Victoria LaGrange the 2009 Explorer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Consistent Performance, Dedication, and High Level of Achievement Earns Officer Special Honor

    Consistent Performance, Dedication, and High Level of Achievement Earns Officer Special Honor

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Randall Smith the 2009 Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Performance, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility Earns Award For Organized Crime Unit Accounting Clerk

    Performance, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility Earns Award For Organized Crime Unit Accounting Clerk

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Rose Manley the 2009 Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Reserve Officer Honored For Service To The Community

    Reserve Officer Honored For Service To The Community

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Reserve Officer Patrick Riggins the 2009 Reserve Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Smart Trips 2010 Commuter Challenge

    Smart Trips 2010 Commuter Challenge

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County are encouraging employees to take part in the Smart Trips 2010 Commuter Challenge, which runs May 1 to September 1, 2010. Read More

  • Vine Ave. to Become One-Way Street Again

    Vine Ave. to Become One-Way Street Again

    Posted: 05/13/2010

    Vine Avenue - which has been a two-way street between Gay and Walnut during the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes Project - will revert back to a one-way traffic (traveling west) on Monday, May 17. Read More

  • Mayor Honors Farmers' Market Director

    Mayor Honors Farmers' Market Director

    Posted: 05/12/2010

    Today on Market Square before the WDVX Blue Plate Special broadcast, Mayor Haslam presented Charlotte Tolley, director of the Market Square Farmers' Market with a proclamation recognizing her efforts in establishing and growing the Farmers' Market during the past seven years. Read More

  • WDVX and Farmers' Market at Market Square Today

    WDVX and Farmers' Market at Market Square Today

    Posted: 05/12/2010

    The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show hosted by Red Hickey each weekday at noon Monday thru Thursday at the Knoxville Visitors Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive in Downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Peace Officers Memorial Service 2010

    Peace Officers Memorial Service 2010

    Posted: 05/11/2010

    The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Knox County, Knox County Sheriff's Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies held a joint law enforcement memorial service on Tuesday, May 11 at the Mary Costa Plaza at the Knoxville Coliseum to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Read More

  • City Offering Canoe Tours of TN River

    City Offering Canoe Tours of TN River

    Posted: 05/10/2010

    Grab your sunscreen! The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is giving canoe tours of the Tennessee River once again this year.  Read More

  • Smart Trips Walk This Week

    Smart Trips Walk This Week

    Posted: 05/10/2010

    Jack Neely will lead another Smart Trips Month walk this week, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, from Market Square. Read More

  • City Sending Vehicles to Aid in Flood Clean-Up

    City Sending Vehicles to Aid in Flood Clean-Up

    Posted: 05/07/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is sending two vehicles to Franklin this afternoon and Knox Area Transit is making arrangements to send six Para transit lift vehicles to Nashville to help flood relief efforts in the two cities.  Read More

  • 23 Restaurants Allow Dogs on Patios

    23 Restaurants Allow Dogs on Patios

    Posted: 05/06/2010

    Nearly two dozen Knoxville restaurants now have city permits allowing dogs in their outdoor serving areas.  Read More

  • Community Nourishment Garden Public Meeting May 19

    Community Nourishment Garden Public Meeting May 19

    Posted: 05/06/2010

    The Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps team will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, to form a committee of dedicated volunteers to oversee the Community Nourishment Garden.  Read More

  • City Offers Proper Tree Maintenance Guidelines

    City Offers Proper Tree Maintenance Guidelines

    Posted: 05/05/2010

    With spring in full bloom the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department and the City Tree Board want to let neighborhood groups and residents know that tree topping is an outdated practice which will actually harm trees in the long run.  Read More

  • City's Fitch Credit Rating Upgraded

    City's Fitch Credit Rating Upgraded

    Posted: 05/04/2010

    The Fitch Rating Service has upgraded the City of Knoxville's credit rating to AAA, the highest rating possible from the agency.  Read More

  • Gay Street Streetscapes Project Public Meeting May 10

    Gay Street Streetscapes Project Public Meeting May 10

    Posted: 05/03/2010

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a public meeting on the status of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5:30 p.m.on Monday, May 10 at Emporium Building, 100 S ...  Read More

  • Knoxville Parks and Recreation Kicks off May as Older Americans’ Month

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation Kicks off May as Older Americans’ Month

    Posted: 04/30/2010

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, along with seniors from senior community centers; Former Knoxville Mayor and U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe will kick off May as Older Americans' Month on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail Read More

  • Knox-Area Medication Collection Receives Governor's Award

    Knox-Area Medication Collection Receives Governor's Award

    Posted: 04/29/2010

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Wednesday, April 28 that the Knox-Area Medication Collection Program has received a Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for its role in keeping medication out of local waters and landfills, and for making the community a safer place by collecting expired and unwanted prescriptions. Read More

  • Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Program on CTV

    Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Program on CTV

    Posted: 04/26/2010

    During an average month the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Division will receive nearly 1,000 requests for service ranging from complaints about overgrown lots and dilapidated buildings to abandoned cars and illegal dumping. Read More

  • State Street Closure As Early As April 26

    State Street Closure As Early As April 26

    Posted: 04/23/2010

    The short section of State Street between Summit Hill Drive and Vine Avenue will be closed permanently as early as Monday, April 26th. Read More

  • City's Credit Rating Upgraded by Moody's Investor Services

    City's Credit Rating Upgraded by Moody's Investor Services

    Posted: 04/22/2010

    Moody's Investors Services has upgraded the City of Knoxville's credit rating from Aa2 to Aa1, the second highest rating available after completing a recent recalibration of its municipal ratings.  Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Public Meeting April 28

    Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Public Meeting April 28

    Posted: 04/22/2010

    A public meeting will be held for the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness regarding Case Management in Permanent Supportive Housing at 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street. Read More

  • Fountain City Opens Skatepark

    Fountain City Opens Skatepark

    Posted: 04/21/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Parks and Recreation Director Joe Walsh, former Fountain City Town Hall President Michael Kane, and others opened the Fountain City Skatepark with a an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Read More

  • City to Host Breakfast for Contractors Interested in KAT Renovation

    City to Host Breakfast for Contractors Interested in KAT Renovation

    Posted: 04/19/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program is partnering with Knoxville Area Transit, the Public Building Authority and Merit Construction to host an informational breakfast for contractors interested in working on the $2.36 million KAT Renovation project.  Read More

  • Fountain City Skatepark Ribbon Cutting April 20

    Fountain City Skatepark Ribbon Cutting April 20

    Posted: 04/19/2010

    The concrete has been poured; the parking lot striped, and the skaters are ready to take their wheels to the pavement in Fountain City. Read More

  • Mayor Kicks off Earth Week with Solar Event

    Mayor Kicks off Earth Week with Solar Event

    Posted: 04/19/2010

    To help kick-off Earth Week in Knoxville, Mayor Bill Haslam visited the site of the newest and largest solar installation in the City and joined the owner of Tillery Self-Storage and the founder of Sustainable Future of Knoxville, the system installer, in "flippin' the switch" to solar power generation for the self-storage company. Read More

  • Grand Opening of the Largest Solar PV System in the City

    Grand Opening of the Largest Solar PV System in the City

    Posted: 04/16/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam will join Ray Lahti, owner of Tillery Self Storage and David Bolt, the founder of Sustainable Future LLC, to celebrate the grand opening of the largest Solar PV system in the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • Groundbreaking for New Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park

    Groundbreaking for New Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park

    Posted: 04/15/2010

    There will be a groundbreaking event, literally, at the first workday for the new Community Nourishment Garden in Tyson Park set for 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April Read More

  • Tree Board will Celebrate Arbor Day on April 23

    Tree Board will Celebrate Arbor Day on April 23

    Posted: 04/15/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 23, at Ijams Nature Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. Read More

  • Concept Designs for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project

    Concept Designs for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project

    Posted: 04/13/2010

    The City of Knoxville will host a public meeting to present and discuss three potential concept designs for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project at 6 p.m., Monday, April 19, at the University Visitors Center. Read More

  • EarthFest 2010 Growing a Greener Tennessee

    EarthFest 2010 Growing a Greener Tennessee

    Posted: 04/12/2010

    Be a part of EarthFest 2010 on April 17, 2010 from 10am - 5pm at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Read More

  • Unwanted Medications Collection and Mercury Thermometer Exchange Event at EarthFest 2010

    Unwanted Medications Collection and Mercury Thermometer Exchange Event at EarthFest 2010

    Posted: 04/12/2010

    The City of Knoxville will hold an Unwanted Medications Collection and Mercury Thermometer Exchange at EarthFest 2010 on April 17th, 2010 - 10 AM to 5 PM at Pellessippi State Community College. Read More

  • City Council Recognizes Knoxville-Knox Co. AmeriCorps Members

    City Council Recognizes Knoxville-Knox Co. AmeriCorps Members

    Posted: 04/09/2010

    Three members of the Knoxville-Knox County AmeriCorps were recognized at City Council this week for their outstanding service to the community during their service this past year.  Read More

  • City Named Tree City for 19th Consecutive Year

    City Named Tree City for 19th Consecutive Year

    Posted: 04/09/2010

    The City of Knoxville has continued what has become a spring tradition by being named as a Tree City USA for the 19th consecutive year. Read More

  • Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 04/08/2010

    Knoxville Zoo invites you to be a part of North America's largest Earth Day celebration at Party for the Planet, a conservation-themed bash that takes place Sunday, April 25 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Read More

  • City Code Change for Electrical Contractors

    City Code Change for Electrical Contractors

    Posted: 04/08/2010

    Effective Monday, May 3, 2010, all electrical work must be installed to comply with the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code with local amendments as approved by Ordinance No. 0-30-2010 by the City of Knoxville City Council. Read More

  • Councilman Pavlis Offers $500 Reward Over Vandalism

    Councilman Pavlis Offers $500 Reward Over Vandalism

    Posted: 04/08/2010

    Knoxville City Councilman Nick Pavlis has personally offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of a sculpture commissioned by the Dogwood Arts Festival for James Agee Park in Fort Sanders.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Transforms Into a Magical Animal Kingdom on Princess Day

    Knoxville Zoo Transforms Into a Magical Animal Kingdom on Princess Day

    Posted: 04/08/2010

    Knoxville Zoo invites the royalty in your family to a fairytale adventure in our animal kingdom.  Read More

  • Cumberland Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting April 19

    Cumberland Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting April 19

    Posted: 04/07/2010

    The City of Knoxville and the consultants for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project will hold a public meeting on the roadway concept designs for Cumberland Avenue on Monday, April 19 at 6:00 pm in the University Visitors Center(former Faculty Club) at 2704 Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival 50th Anniversary

    Dogwood Arts Festival 50th Anniversary

    Posted: 04/07/2010

    On Wednesday, Mayor Haslam presented a proclamation to the Dogwood Arts Festival declaring the month of April as Dogwood Arts Festival Month.  Read More

  • Youth Art Month in Knoxville

    Youth Art Month in Knoxville

    Posted: 04/06/2010

    On Tuesday, Mayor Haslam presented a proclamation to Amy Broady and Jackie Spaulding-Wright declaring Youth Art Month in Knoxville. Read More

  • Gay Street Streetscapes Project Change on Council Agenda

    Gay Street Streetscapes Project Change on Council Agenda

    Posted: 04/05/2010

    The City of Knoxville, through its Engineering Department, will ask City Council to approve a $200,000 change order for the Gay Street Streetscapes Project at Council's meeting on Tuesday, April 6.  Read More

  • Library to Increase Fee for Out of County Library Cards

    Library to Increase Fee for Out of County Library Cards

    Posted: 04/01/2010

    Knox County Public Library will be increasing its fee for out of county library cards effective Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The fee will be raised to $40, up from $25 previously.  Read More

  • Zoo Holding Elephant Egg Hunt April 3-4

    Zoo Holding Elephant Egg Hunt April 3-4

    Posted: 04/01/2010

    Got big plans for the weekend? Read More

  • April 1st is National Census Day

    April 1st is National Census Day

    Posted: 03/31/2010

    Tomorrow, April 1, is National Census Day and the City of Knoxville encourages its residents who haven’t responded yet to fill out their 2010 Census questionnaires and drop them in the mail.  Read More

  • City to Host a Bus Tour of Community Development Projects

    City to Host a Bus Tour of Community Development Projects

    Posted: 03/31/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department is hosting a bus tour of the department's projects from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6.  Read More

  • Vine Ave. at Gay St. to Close for Three Weeks

    Vine Ave. at Gay St. to Close for Three Weeks

    Posted: 03/30/2010

    The intersection of Vine Avenue at Gay Street will be closed for at least three weeks for road and utility construction beginning on the morning of Monday, April 5.  Read More

  • Thousands Run Knoxville Marathon

    Thousands Run Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/29/2010

    Thousands of runners, including Mayor Bill Haslam, filled Knoxville's streets Saturday and Sunday as the 6th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon attracted a record crowd of runners. Read More

  • City Submits Application for Google's Fiber Communities Project

    City Submits Application for Google's Fiber Communities Project

    Posted: 03/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville has submitted its response to Google's request for information from communities interested in being a trial location for Google's proposed ultra high-speed broadband network.  Read More

  • City's 2010 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2010 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 03/26/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, April 2nd, for the Good Friday holiday. Read More

  • KCHD Cooking Seminar Features Fresh Spring Veggies

    KCHD Cooking Seminar Features Fresh Spring Veggies

    Posted: 03/25/2010

    Got plans for lunch this Friday? Read More

  • Public Meeting March 29 Regarding Community Garden in Tyson Park

    Public Meeting March 29 Regarding Community Garden in Tyson Park

    Posted: 03/25/2010

    Members of Knox County CAC AmeriCorps team and the City of Knoxville will host a public meeting with community members on March 29, to discuss development of a charitable community garden in Tyson Park.  Read More

  • Popular Zoo Play Area Revamped and Reopened

    Popular Zoo Play Area Revamped and Reopened

    Posted: 03/24/2010

    Wee Play Zoo, Knoxville Zoo's unique indoor play area that lets kids run their own zoo, has reopened after a short hiatus to bring in new additions and enhance favorite activities in one of the zoo's most popular exhibits.  Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board Meeting March 26

    Ten-Year Plan Advisory Board Meeting March 26

    Posted: 03/24/2010

    The Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Advisory Board will hold its quarterly meeting at the Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 26. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Posted: 03/23/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Tony Spezia - president and CEO of Covenant Health, Covenant Health Fitness Expert Missy Kane and Race Director Jason Altman presented a press conference Tuesday to announce last minute details for the Knoxville Marathon this weekend. Read More

  • Lane Closure on Blount Ave.

    Lane Closure on Blount Ave.

    Posted: 03/23/2010

    Blount Avenue will be reduced to one-way traffic traveling west from Chapman Highway to Hawthorne Avenue beginning Thursday, March 25, for road, utility and drainage improvement work on that section of the road. Read More

  • City Requests Public Input on Community Development Five-Year Plan

    City Requests Public Input on Community Development Five-Year Plan

    Posted: 03/22/2010

    The City of Knoxville is requesting public input and comment on its draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Community Development, as well as the Annual Action Plan, and a public hearing has been scheduled.  Read More

  • City and County Announce Basketball Tournament Winners

    City and County Announce Basketball Tournament Winners

    Posted: 03/18/2010

    Knoxville's version of March Madness has come to a end with the conclusion of the third annual City of Knoxville vs. Knox County Youth Basketball Tournament this past weekend.  Read More

  • March of Dimes Awards Grant to the Knox Co. Health Dept.

    March of Dimes Awards Grant to the Knox Co. Health Dept.

    Posted: 03/17/2010

    The March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter has awarded a grant to the Knox County Health Department to support Clearing the Air Together: Nurses Empowering Parents to Quit Smoking, which targets underserved maternal and child health needs here in Knox County. Read More

  • K-9 Veterans Day March 13

    K-9 Veterans Day March 13

    Posted: 03/11/2010

    The German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host a "K-9 Veterans Day" observance at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 13.  Read More

  • Help Give our Watersheds CPR

    Help Give our Watersheds CPR

    Posted: 03/10/2010

    Join the Water Quality Forum, Keep Knoxville Beautiful and its other community partners on March 20th, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our annual watershed CPR (Clean, Protect, & Restore) clean-up event! Read More

  • Mayor Honors City Employees

    Mayor Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/09/2010

    Today at the Employee Recognition Luncheon the City honored 123 employees who have served at least 20 years with the city or have retired during the past year. Read More

  • City Parks and Recreation Opens an Adopt-a-Park Program

    City Parks and Recreation Opens an Adopt-a-Park Program

    Posted: 03/05/2010

    Many of us have grown up playing tee ball on a city ballfield; taking an evening walk with our loved ones on the greenways; or just enjoyed nature in a park. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Saddened by the Unexpected Loss of Jackie Chimpanzee

    Knoxville Zoo Saddened by the Unexpected Loss of Jackie Chimpanzee

    Posted: 03/05/2010

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the death of Jackie, a 35-year-old female chimpanzee, due to complications with her pregnancy. Read More

  • Road Closure at Cross Park Drive

    Road Closure at Cross Park Drive

    Posted: 03/05/2010

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

  • Public Meeting Regarding Holbrook Dr. Bridge Replacement Set for March 16

    Public Meeting Regarding Holbrook Dr. Bridge Replacement Set for March 16

    Posted: 03/04/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department will host a public meeting on the planned replacement of the Holbrook Drive Bridge from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 at the First Baptist Church of Fountain City. Read More

  • Mayor Appoints Arrowmont Relocation Committee

    Mayor Appoints Arrowmont Relocation Committee

    Posted: 03/02/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has appointed a committee to study the possible relocation of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts to Knoxville and to work with Arrowmont officials to develop a proposal that's beneficial to both the school and the city. Read More

  • Miniature Donkeys Make Their Debut at Knoxville Zoo

    Miniature Donkeys Make Their Debut at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 03/01/2010

    Cuteness is catching on at Knoxville Zoo with the arrival of Alex and Ice, two miniature donkeys who are sure to be a hit with visitors to The Clayton Family Kids Cove. Read More

  • The Great Cake Bake comes to Knoxville

    The Great Cake Bake comes to Knoxville

    Posted: 03/01/2010

    Imagination Library is celebrating five sweet years of free books for Knox County children. Read More

  • Drug Shipment Investigation Results In Award For Officer

    Drug Shipment Investigation Results In Award For Officer

    Posted: 02/26/2010

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

  • Investigation and Arrest of Attempted Rape Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Investigation and Arrest of Attempted Rape Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 02/26/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Robert Cook the December 2009 Officer of the Month. Read More

  • Two Officers Honored For Investigation Into Robbery of Pizza Delivery Employees

    Two Officers Honored For Investigation Into Robbery of Pizza Delivery Employees

    Posted: 02/26/2010

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Justin Ruth and Officer Jeff Damewood the January Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • City presents the 2010 Premiere Teen Step Show

    City presents the 2010 Premiere Teen Step Show

    Posted: 02/25/2010

    The City of Knoxville is hosting the 5th Annual Premiere Teen Step Show at the Civic Auditorium, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2010 Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting March 4

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting March 4

    Posted: 02/25/2010

    There will be a Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 in Ballroom B, University of Tennessee Visitor Center, 2704 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 02/24/2010

    Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010.  Read More

  • City to Focus on Pothole Repair

    City to Focus on Pothole Repair

    Posted: 02/22/2010

    Term repairs. Residents are encouraged to call 311 to report any potholes or other problems on city streets. The Public Service Department wants to repair potholes within 24 Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Black Bear

    Knoxville Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Black Bear

    Posted: 02/22/2010

    Knoxville Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved animals. Read More

  • KAT Conducting Series of Public Meetings for Proposed Route System Changes

    KAT Conducting Series of Public Meetings for Proposed Route System Changes

    Posted: 02/19/2010

    The Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has completed an intensive Short-Range Transit Development planning effort aimed at improving the transit service throughout the KAT service network. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Reveals New Web Site

    Knoxville Zoo Reveals New Web Site

    Posted: 02/17/2010

    Knoxville Zoo has unveiled a redesigned Web site that allows visitors to explore the zoo before they even get there at www.zooknoxville.org. Read More

  • City Holds Small Business Conference March 10

    City Holds Small Business Conference March 10

    Posted: 02/16/2010

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with the Tennessee Small Business Development Centers, SunTrust Bank and Pellissippi State Community College to offer its 4th Annual Small Business Conference on Wednesday, March 10.  Read More

  • City's Civic Coliseum Recycling Program Hits Success

    City's Civic Coliseum Recycling Program Hits Success

    Posted: 02/15/2010

    The Knoxville Civic Coliseum - in partnership with the Knoxville Ice Bears and the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee's AmeriCorps Volunteers - launched an ambitious recycling project at the Coliseum in October of 2009. To date the Coliseum has recycled just under two and one half tons of materials.  Read More

  • Knoxville's Mardi Growl This Weekend

    Knoxville's Mardi Growl This Weekend

    Posted: 02/12/2010

    Be a part of Knoxville's Mardi Growl! Read More

  • Renovated Henley St. Bridge to Include Bicycle Lanes

    Renovated Henley St. Bridge to Include Bicycle Lanes

    Posted: 02/11/2010

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation, in response to a request from the City of Knoxville, will include bicycle lanes on a renovated Henley Street Bridge. Read More

  • Gay St. Streetscapes Project Public Meeting Feb. 16

    Gay St. Streetscapes Project Public Meeting Feb. 16

    Posted: 02/09/2010

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a public meeting updating the status of the ongoing Gay Street Streetscapes project at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 in the Emporium Building at 100 S. Gay Street. Read More

  • Julie Chimpanzee Makes a New Start in Albuquerque

    Julie Chimpanzee Makes a New Start in Albuquerque

    Posted: 02/09/2010

    Julie, a 23-year-old female chimpanzee, arrived safely in New Mexico last week and is getting settled in at her new home at Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo. Read More

  • City Awarded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

    City Awarded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

    Posted: 02/05/2010

    In September 2009, the City of Knoxville was awarded $2,012,700 in Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Read More

  • City Seeking Contractor for Solar Photovoltaic Array

    City Seeking Contractor for Solar Photovoltaic Array

    Posted: 02/05/2010

    The City of Knoxville is seeking a contractor to design, install, and finance a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) array, ideally on the roof of the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • City's Budget on Course

    City's Budget on Course

    Posted: 02/03/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam said Tuesday that the city has continued to maintain a steady financial performance despite a weak economy and should finish the 2010 Fiscal Year in the black.  Read More

  • KCHD Takes Parenting Classes to a New Level

    KCHD Takes Parenting Classes to a New Level

    Posted: 02/02/2010

    Mothers and Mommy's To Be: Did you know your baby recognizes your voice from inside the womb? Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 2

    Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 2

    Posted: 02/02/2010

    Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council today that the city is continuing to stretch its resources to maintain city services at current levels and continue its redevelopment efforts despite a weak economy. Read More

  • Become a Knoxville Zoo Volunteer

    Become a Knoxville Zoo Volunteer

    Posted: 02/01/2010

    Knoxville Zoo is looking for special people who would like to volunteer their time and talents to the zoo's mission of education, conservation and recreation. Visit Knoxville Zoo's Volunteer Fair on Saturday, February 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Lee Congleton Conference Center and see if becoming a zoo volunteer is right for you.  Read More

  • City's Snow Plan Available Online

    City's Snow Plan Available Online

    Posted: 01/29/2010

    In anticipation of snow this afternoon and Saturday the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department has updated its snow response information available on the city's website. Read More

  • Dogs on Patios Permit Now Available

    Dogs on Patios Permit Now Available

    Posted: 01/26/2010

    The City of Knoxville issued its first permit this week for a restaurant seeking to let customers bring their pet dogs into its outdoor seating area.  Read More

  • Knoxville's Mardi Growl Set for Feb. 13

    Knoxville's Mardi Growl Set for Feb. 13

    Posted: 01/25/2010

    Animal lovers can get in the spirit of Carnivale at the third annual Knoxville's Mardi Growl Saturday, Feb. 13. Read More

  • Unwanted Medicines and Mercury Thermometer Exchange Jan. 29 and 30

    Unwanted Medicines and Mercury Thermometer Exchange Jan. 29 and 30

    Posted: 01/25/2010

    The City of Knoxville and other local sponsors are hosting an Unwanted Medicines Collection event and a Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange on Friday and Saturday, January 29th & 30th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Healthy Living Expo in the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Panel to Discuss Water Management in East TN

    Brown Bag Green Book Panel to Discuss Water Management in East TN

    Posted: 01/21/2010

    The Brown Bag, Green Book series sponsored by the Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville presents its next program on Tuesday, February 2, at 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center Auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, as a part of H2Oh!, a series of events about water, in partnership with the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy.  Read More

  • Computer Recycling Event Scheduled for Jan. 23

    Computer Recycling Event Scheduled for Jan. 23

    Posted: 01/20/2010

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations including the Optimist Club of West Knoxville and the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad to host a "Plug into Your Community" computer recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 23, at Chilhowee Park. Read More

  • Public Meeting Regarding Henley St. Bridge Jan. 27

    Public Meeting Regarding Henley St. Bridge Jan. 27

    Posted: 01/15/2010

    The City of Knoxville intends to ask the Tennessee Dept. of Transportation (TDOT) to provide for bicycle lanes on the Henley Street Bridge after the bridge is rebuilt. Read More

  • City to Plant 382 New Trees

    City to Plant 382 New Trees

    Posted: 01/14/2010

    It's the heart of winter but the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is in the middle of an annual effort designed to make the city greener, not only this spring but for years to come.  Read More

  • Traffic Study Public Meeting Jan. 21

    Traffic Study Public Meeting Jan. 21

    Posted: 01/13/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Engineering Department is hosting an informal open house to discuss an ongoing study of traffic operations on Kingston Pike and Northshore Drive in the area surrounding their intersection.  Read More

  • One Lane Summit Hill Drive Closed

    One Lane Summit Hill Drive Closed

    Posted: 01/12/2010

    The right lane on the westbound side of Summit Hill Drive where it intersects with Gay Street will be closed from 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, through 6 a.m. Monday, January 18. Read More

  • 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    Posted: 01/11/2010

    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

  • City's 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Schedule

    City's 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 01/11/2010

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, January 18th, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Read More

  • Gay Street Bridge Reopened

    Gay Street Bridge Reopened

    Posted: 01/11/2010

    The Gay Street Bridge was opened to traffic shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. Read More

  • Knox County Public Library to Host Table Readings of New Plays

    Knox County Public Library to Host Table Readings of New Plays

    Posted: 01/11/2010

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

  • Nissan LEAF Comes to Knoxville

    Nissan LEAF Comes to Knoxville

    Posted: 01/11/2010

    Nissan will bring its new electric car, The Nissan LEAF, to Knoxville next week as part of its 22-city Nissan Leaf Zero Emission Tour.  Read More

  • Help Knox Co. Health Dept. Starts Phase 2 In-School H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

    Help Knox Co. Health Dept. Starts Phase 2 In-School H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

    Posted: 01/08/2010

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will begin the second phase H1N1 vaccinations in the Knox County Schools beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Children under 10 who have already received a H1N1 vaccine need a second dose to gain full immunity. Read More

  • Help Revitalize Alex Haley Heritage Square Jan. 16

    Help Revitalize Alex Haley Heritage Square Jan. 16

    Posted: 01/08/2010

    The City of Knoxville and Keep Knoxville Beautiful invite you to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year by helping to revitalize the historic Alex Haley Heritage Square in Morningside Park on Saturday, January 16. Read More

  • No City Garbage Collection on Friday

    No City Garbage Collection on Friday

    Posted: 01/08/2010

    There will be no city garbage collection today due to icy road conditions in most of Knoxville's neighborhoods. Waste Connections is the city's household garbage contractor. Read More

  • Gay Street Bridge Closed Due to Weather Conditions

    Gay Street Bridge Closed Due to Weather Conditions

    Posted: 01/07/2010

    The City of Knoxville closed the Gay Street Bridge a little before 3:30 p.m. today due to weather conditions and Public Service crews are currently salting the city's main streets as well as those surrounding medical facilities.  Read More

  • January is National Radon Action Month

    January is National Radon Action Month

    Posted: 01/07/2010

    Radon is a natural cancer-causing radioactive gas that can't be seen, smelled or tasted. Read More

  • Knox County Selected as One of 41 Sites for National Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

    Knox County Selected as One of 41 Sites for National Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

    Posted: 01/07/2010

    Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and officials from Knox County Health Department will announce a major grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at Beardsley Farms, 1719 Reynolds Avenue. Read More

  • ETF Announces 2010 Grant Opportunities for Local Neighborhood Organizations

    ETF Announces 2010 Grant Opportunities for Local Neighborhood Organizations

    Posted: 01/06/2010

    East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, Knoxville Mayor 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 2010.  Read More

  • Inskip Park Renovation Public Meeting Jan. 11

    Inskip Park Renovation Public Meeting Jan. 11

    Posted: 01/06/2010

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed plans for the renovation of Inskip Park on Monday, January 11, in the Adair Building at 1807 Adair Dr.  Read More

  • Computer Recycling Events Scheduled for Jan. 9 and 23

    Computer Recycling Events Scheduled for Jan. 9 and 23

    Posted: 01/04/2010

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

  • Public Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 28 Regarding Sagwa Drive Sidewalk Project

    Public Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 28 Regarding Sagwa Drive Sidewalk Project

    Posted: 01/04/2010

    The City of Knoxville Engineering Department is holding an informal "Open House" public meeting from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 at Sequoyah Elementary School Gymnasium at 942 Southgate Road. Read More

  • Recycle Your Old Phone Books for a Real Deal on Zoo Admission

    Recycle Your Old Phone Books for a Real Deal on Zoo Admission

    Posted: 01/04/2010

    This January, it pays to recycle! Read More