2011

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 2011 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • Robledo Named City's Business Liaison

    Robledo Named City's Business Liaison

    Posted: 12/29/2011

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today named Patricia Robledo as the City of Knoxville's Business Liaison, heading up the new Office of Business Support. Robledo is a small-business owner and the executive director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee.  Read More

  • Curbside Recycling Campaign Reaches Goal of 20,000 Households

    Curbside Recycling Campaign Reaches Goal of 20,000 Households

    Posted: 12/27/2011

    The City of Knoxville has reached the goal of 20,000 sign-ups for its new household recycling program. The milestone comes just eight months after the campaign was launched and three months after the curbside collection service started.  Read More

  • Hill Avenue Closed

    Hill Avenue Closed Dec. 23, 2011

    Posted: 12/22/2011

    Hill Avenue in front of the City County Building downtown will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 thru Monday, Jan. 2.  Read More

  • Hagerman Named Director of Engineering

    Hagerman Named Director of Engineering

    Posted: 12/20/2011

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the appointment of Jim Hagerman, a registered Professional Engineer with experience in sustainability projects, as the Director of Engineering for the City of Knoxville. Hagerman was recently named "Engineer of the Year" for the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Read More

  • KUB Announces Holiday Schedule for Payment Centers

    KUB Announces Holiday Schedule for Payment Centers

    Posted: 12/20/2011

    In observance of the upcoming Christmas, New Year's and Martin Luther King Jr. holidays, some of KUB's payments centers will be closed.  Read More

  • Section of Neyland Greenway to be Closed for Construction

    Section of Neyland Greenway to be Closed for Construction

    Posted: 12/20/2011

    In order to complete demolition of the north side of the Henley Bridge, 150 feet of the Neyland Greenway will be closed starting on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.  Read More

  • City Services Holiday Schedule

    City Services Holiday Schedule Dec. 2011

    Posted: 12/19/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday and Monday, January 2nd for the New Year Holiday. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Appoints Branscom as Director of Public Works

    Mayor Rogero Appoints Branscom as Director of Public Works

    Posted: 12/19/2011

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced that Christi Branscom, who brings a strong background in development, construction and law, has been appointed director of public works for the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Mayoral Inauguration

    Mayoral Inauguration Dec. 17, 2011

    Posted: 12/17/2011

    Madeline Rogero was sworn in as the 68th mayor of Knoxville on Saturday morning at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. She is the first woman to hold the office.  Read More

  • New Sculpture Dedicated at City County Building

    New Sculpture Dedicated at City County Building

    Posted: 12/15/2011

    Mayor Brown participated in an unveiling of a new piece of Knoxville public art to honor educators entitled "Pedagogy." Read More

  • Equal Business Opportunity Program Holds Christmas Breakfast

    Equal Business Opportunity Program Holds Christmas Breakfast

    Posted: 12/13/2011

    The staff of the Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBOP) hosted an appreciation breakfast for EBOP members.  Read More

  • Mayor Brown Honored

    Mayor Brown Honored

    Posted: 12/12/2011

    Mayor Daniel T. Brown was honored Thursday with the presentation of a plaque recognizing him as the City of Knoxville's first African-American mayor and remembering those men and women who helped build this city after arriving here in bondage.  Read More

  • Inauguration at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17

    Inauguration at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2011

    Posted: 12/09/2011

    Mayor-Elect Madeline Rogero's Inauguration will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jacob Building at Historic Chilhowee Park located at 3301 E. Magnolia Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor-Elect Rogero Appoints Police and Fire Chiefs

    Mayor-Elect Rogero Appoints Police and Fire Chiefs

    Posted: 12/09/2011

    Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero announced the appointments of current Police Chief David Rausch and Fire Chief Stan Sharp to serve in her administration.  Read More

  • Reception for Mayor Daniel Brown Dec. 12

    Reception for Mayor Daniel Brown Dec. 12, 2011

    Posted: 12/09/2011

    There will be a reception for Mayor Daniel Brown from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday, December 12, in the City County Building's Small Assembly Room.  Read More

  • Safety City Celebrates Ten Years

    Safety City Celebrates Ten Years

    Posted: 12/09/2011

    Police Chief David Rausch joined former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe, former Chiefs of Police Phil Keith and Sterling Owen, and Safety City Director Vicki Dagnan to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Safety City. Two high school students who were from the first group (while they were in 2nd grade) to participate in the program were also present.  Read More

  • City's Snow Plan

    City's Snow Plan

    Posted: 12/08/2011

    With the official arrival of winter just a few days away the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department reminds you that its revised snow plan is now available at www.knoxvilletn.gov/snowplan. Read More

  • PARC Holds Christmas Luncheon

    PARC Holds Christmas Luncheon

    Posted: 12/08/2011

    The staff of the Police Advisory Review Committee hosted an appreciation luncheon Thursday for PARC members. The staff of the Police Advisory Review Committee hosted an appreciation luncheon Thursday for PARC members.  Read More

  • Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Cards

    Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Cards

    Posted: 12/07/2011

    This holiday season don't forget to help promote Downtown Knoxville by participating in the Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Card program. Read More

  • East Tennessee History Center Holiday Open House Dec. 10

    East Tennessee History Center Holiday Open House Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/07/2011

    The East Tennessee Historical Society will hold an Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 .pm.at the East Tennessee History Center. Read More

  • KUB Warns Customers to be Alert for Imposters

    KUB Warns Customers to be Alert for Imposters

    Posted: 12/07/2011

    KUB has received reports today from some commercial customers that a caller identifying themselves as a KUB representative has asked for payment on a delinquent bill by credit or debit card.  Read More

  • Lane Closures on Neyland Drive Postponed until Dec. 8

    Lane Closures on Neyland Drive Postponed until Dec. 8

    Posted: 12/06/2011

    KUB's scheduled closure of the eastbound curbside lane on a section of Neyland Drive between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Leinard Lane for water system work has been postponed until Thursday, December 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., due to weather.  Read More

  • Lane Closures on Neyland Drive

    Lane Closures on Neyland Drive

    Posted: 12/06/2011

    KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane on a section of Neyland Drive between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Leinard Lane on Tuesday, December 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

    Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

    Posted: 12/05/2011

    Enjoy Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park this year on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Read More

  • Free Christmas Concert at Convention Center Dec. 11

    Free Christmas Concert at Convention Center Dec. 11, 2011

    Posted: 12/05/2011

    The Knoxville Community Band will give a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 11, in the auditorium at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • City Awarded Rooftop Solar Challenge Grant

    City Awarded Rooftop Solar Challenge Grant

    Posted: 12/02/2011

    A University of Tennessee-led partnership that includes the City of Knoxville is one of 22 teams nationwide awarded Rooftop Solar Challenge Grants by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Read More

  • Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Posted: 12/02/2011

    Experience the beautiful holiday lights of downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville by bicycle as part of the 5th Annual Tour de Lights.  Read More

  • Apply for City's Green Building Incentive Program

    Apply for City's Green Building Incentive Program

    Posted: 12/01/2011

    Winter's on the way and the City of Knoxville has money available to help qualified homeowners and businesses make energy saving improvements to their homes and buildings.  Read More

  • Free Showing of It's a Wonderful Life and Discount Coupons to Ice Rink

    Free Showing of It's a Wonderful Life and Discount Coupons to Ice Rink

    Posted: 12/01/2011

    In celebration of the Christmas season, Home Federal Bank invites its East Tennessee neighbors to enjoy two free showings of "It's a Wonderful Life" on the big screen at the historic Tennessee Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 4.  Read More

  • KSO's Clayton Holiday Concert Dec. 16-17

    KSO's Clayton Holiday Concert Dec. 16-17

    Posted: 12/01/2011

    The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Lucas Richman continue an age-old holiday tradition in East Tennessee with the 25th Annual Clayton Holiday concerts.  Read More

  • Mayor-Elect Rogero Appoints Swanson as Law Director

    Mayor-Elect Rogero Appoints Swanson as Law Director

    Posted: 11/30/2011

    Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero appointed Knoxville attorney Charles W. Swanson to the key position of city law director. Read More

  • Visit the Zoo for Half Price During Penguin Discount Days

    Visit the Zoo for Half Price During Penguin Discount Days

    Posted: 11/30/2011

    Knoxville Zoo becomes the coolest place in Knoxville to visit during Penguin Discount Days! Beginning Dec. 1, 2011 and continuing through Feb. 29, 2012, admission to Knoxville Zoo is half-off.  Read More

  • Mayor-Elect Rogero Names Communications Positions

    Mayor-Elect Rogero Names Communications Positions

    Posted: 11/29/2011

    Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero announced that she has appointed two experienced Knoxville journalists to communications positions in her new administration. Read More

  • World Aids Day to be Commemorated in Knoxville

    World Aids Day to be Commemorated in Knoxville

    Posted: 11/29/2011

    Since 1998, December 1 has been observed worldwide as World AIDS Day to commemorate people who lost their lives to HIV, applaud progress made in responding to the epidemic, raise public awareness about testing, and recommit to ending the epidemic.  Read More

  • City's New Curbside Recycling Program is Off to a Great Start

    City's New Curbside Recycling Program is Off to a Great Start

    Posted: 11/23/2011

    Up start. Participation and tonage has increased consistently over the first seven weeks of collection for a total of 819.6 tons so far. When the City combines the curbside, downtown Read More

  • Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.

    Regal Celebration of Lights Nov. 25, 2011 at 6 p.m.

    Posted: 11/23/2011

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

  • Mayor Proclaims November as Adoption Awareness Month

    Mayor Proclaims November as Adoption Awareness Month

    Posted: 11/21/2011

    Mayor Brown met with representatives from the Department of Children's Services on Monday, November 21 to present them with a proclamation.  Read More

  • City's 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/18/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Read More

  • Mayor-Elect Rogero Names Top Deputy Positions

    Mayor-Elect Rogero Names Top Deputy Positions

    Posted: 11/17/2011

    Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero announced the appointment of two top deputies to the mayor in her administration, citing their excellent backgrounds to help carry out the city's initiatives.  Read More

  • New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    Posted: 11/17/2011

    Another park was claimed by the dogs today when the City of Knoxville and PetSafe representatives officially opened Charter Doyle PetSafe Dog Park in South Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayor-Elect Rogero Selects Transition Team

    Mayor-Elect Rogero Selects Transition Team

    Posted: 11/15/2011

    Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero named a three-member transition team, led by outgoing city Deputy to the Mayor Larry Martin. Read More

  • New Off-Leash Dog Park Opens Nov. 17

    New Off-Leash Dog Park Opens Nov. 17

    Posted: 11/15/2011

    City of Knoxville officials, PetSafe representatives, community members and some four-legged furry friends will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Knoxville's newest off-leash dog park located at Charter E. Doyle Park at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The park is located at 5100 West Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville.  Read More

  • KUB Orientation Tour of Facilities

    KUB Orientation Tour of Facilities

    Posted: 11/14/2011

    The Knoxville Utilities Board will be hosting an orientation tour of its major facilities for newly elected City officials. The tour will be offered on two separate dates to accommodate Council members' schedules:8 a.m. until noon, Friday, November 18; or 8 a.m. until noon Thursday, December 8. Read More

  • America Recycles Day in Knoxville Nov. 12

    America Recycles Day in Knoxville Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/10/2011

    America Recycles Day in Knoxville will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the West Town Mall parking lot (Morrell Road side). This year's theme is "Environmental Information & Participation!"  Read More

  • City Election Results

    City Election Results for Nov. 2011

    Posted: 11/09/2011

    Madeline Rogero was elected as the new Mayor and first woman Mayor for the City of Knoxville on Tuesday.  Read More

  • Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park

    Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park

    Posted: 11/09/2011

    The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will present its annual Living History Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park on November 12-13, 2011, to celebrate veterans, past and present. The event commemorates the 148th Anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2011

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2011

    Posted: 11/09/2011

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 during the 86th Veterans Day Parade.  Read More

  • City's Leaf Season Pickup Begins Nov. 1

    City's Leaf Season Pickup Begins Nov. 1

    Posted: 11/02/2011

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins this week and Public Service Department crews will be visiting the city's neighborhoods to vacuum leaves between now and February.  Read More

  • City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    Posted: 11/01/2011

    The City of Knoxville has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the city's FY 2011-2012 Operating Budget. Read More

  • East Tennessee Medications Collection Event

    East Tennessee Medications Collection Event

    Posted: 11/01/2011

    The City of Knoxville will join with Knox County and several surrounding counties to sponsor an East Tennessee Medications Collection Event at five different area locations on Saturday, November 12.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville Unveils Christmas in the City 2011

    City of Knoxville unveils Christmas in the City 2011

    Posted: 10/27/2011

    The City of Knoxville unveiled its Christmas in the City celebration during a late afternoon press conference in the lobby of the Tennessee Theatre today.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe to Herd

    Knoxville Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe to Herd

    Posted: 10/25/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is excited to welcome a new addition to the Grasslands Africa! giraffe herd. Jumbe, (pronounced JUME-bay), an 8-year-old male giraffe who stands over 17 feet tall, made his public debut over the weekend.  Read More

  • Christmas in the City Kicks Off Oct. 27

    Christmas in the City Kicks Off Oct. 27

    Posted: 10/24/2011

    The City of Knoxville will release the lineup for this year's Christmas in the City celebration, "It's a Wonderful Life in Knoxville!" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 in the Lobby of the Tennessee Theatre.  Read More

  • Fine Craft Fair Set for Nov 18-19

    Fine Craft Fair Set for Nov 18-19

    Posted: 10/21/2011

    The Foothills Craft Guild will be presenting their 45nd annual Fine Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Jacob Building in Knoxville's Chilhowee Park.  Read More

  • H.H. Sri Viswayogi Visits Knoxville

    H.H. Sri Viswayogi Visits Knoxville

    Posted: 10/20/2011

    On Thursday, His Holiness Sri Viswayogi Viswamjee Maharaj conveyed blessings and met with Mayor Brown to share his message of Universal Integration and Peace. Read More

  • Naming Ceremony Oct. 22 for Happy Holler

    Naming Ceremony Oct. 22 for Happy Holler

    Posted: 10/20/2011

    There will be a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 celebrating the honorary naming of the section of North Central Street between Pearl and Scott Avenues as "Happy Holler" in recognition of the area's role in Knoxville's history. The event will take place during the Sixth Annual Happy Hollarpalooza Street Fair.  Read More

  • Neighborhood Bike Ride Set for Oct. 22

    Neighborhood Bike Ride Set for Oct. 22, 2011

    Posted: 10/19/2011

    The 11th Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride will "Head for the Hills" this Saturday - or at least North Hills - as the family-friendly ride travels through several North Knoxville and Downtown North neighborhoods on this year's journey.  Read More

  • Early Voting Starts Oct. 19

    Early Voting Starts Oct. 19

    Posted: 10/17/2011

    Citizen's can vote early for the City of Knoxville Regular and State Senate Special Primary Election on Oct. 19 - Nov. 3.  Read More

  • City Trail Builder Honored at Legacy Parks Luncheon

    City Trail Builder Honored at Legacy Parks Luncheon

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    Brian Hann and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club received a state parks and recreation award today at the Legacy Luncheon for their volunteer service to Knoxville parks.  Read More

  • City to Participate in Disability Mentoring Week

    City to Participate in Disability Mentoring Week

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    The City of Knoxville is welcoming 15 people with various disabilities next week who will be shadowing city employees in areas ranging from the horticultural services division to the police, fire, fleet services, and the community development departments during national Disability Mentoring Week.  Read More

  • Community Coalition on Family Violence Presents the Anita Gregg Memorial Luncheon

    Community Coalition on Family Violence Presents the Anita Gregg Memorial Luncheon

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    The Community Coalition on Family Violence presents the 15th Annual Anita Gregg Memorial Luncheon Friday, October 14th, 12:00 PM at the Foundry.  Read More

  • CrossKnox Race Oct. 16

    CrossKnox Race Oct. 16

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville track Club will host the Fifth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 5K Walk at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 16.  Read More

  • Gov. Haslam Speaks At Legacy Parks Luncheon

    Gov. Haslam Speaks At Legacy Parks Luncheon

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    Governor Bill Haslam addressed a crowd of 600 business and civic leaders in one of the area's most beautiful outdoor venues, the River Bluff on the Tennessee River at the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks on Friday. Read More

  • Knoxville's Curbside Recycling Program Applauded by Governor Haslam and the Beverage Industry

    Knoxville's Curbside Recycling Program Applauded by Governor Haslam and the Beverage Industry

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    Friday morning on Market Square, Mayor Daniel Brown and Governor Bill Haslam were joined by Susan Neely of the American Beverage Association (ABA) and Mike Edwards of the Knoxville Chamber Partnership to celebrate Knoxville's new recycling program.  Read More

  • Mabry-Hazen House Museum Celebrates Evelyn Hazen Birthday

    Mabry-Hazen House Museum Celebrates Evelyn Hazen Birthday

    Posted: 10/14/2011

    The Mabry-Hazen House invites you to Miss Evelyn Hazen's Birthday Celebration on Sunday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/13/2011

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

  • PlanET Kicks Off

    PlanET Kicks Off

    Posted: 10/11/2011

    Plan East Tennessee (PlanET) kicked off on Tuesday, October 11, on Market Square in downtown Knoxville to introduce the PlanET process to the public and showcase how it will be used to create a positive impact in your community. Read More

  • Solar Tour Oct. 22

    Solar Tour Oct. 22, 2011

    Posted: 10/11/2011

    The Tennessee Solar Energy Association will present the 2011 Knoxville Solar Tour from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Saturday October 22, beginning at the Knoxville Station Transit Center.  Read More

  • 311 Call Center Handles Record Number of Calls

    311 Call Center Handles Record Number of Calls

    Posted: 10/07/2011

    For the second time in less than a year Knoxville's 311 call center has set a new record for calls in single week.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 40 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 40 Progress

    Posted: 10/07/2011

    Work on the Henley Bridge project continues, and is on schedule.  Read More

  • KPD's Halloween on the Plaza Oct. 31

    KPD's Halloween on the Plaza Oct. 31

    Posted: 10/07/2011

    The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) will host Halloween on the Plaza to provide a safe alternative for families on Halloween.  Read More

  • Boo at the Knoxville Zoo Starts Oct. 13

    Boo at the Knoxville Zoo Starts Oct. 13

    Posted: 10/06/2011

    Fall is in the air and it's almost time to celebrate with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular kicks off 11 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun beginning Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 13, 14 and 15 and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23 and 27-30, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.  Read More

  • Speed Limit Reduction on Kingston Pike

    Speed Limit Reduction on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 10/05/2011

    The City of Knoxville will reduce the speed limit along Kingston Pike from its intersection with Neyland Drive to the entrance of the Western Plaza Shopping Center on Thursday, October 6. Read More

  • Holston Gases Announces Expansion to I-275 Corridor

    Holston Gases Announces Expansion to I-275 Corridor

    Posted: 10/04/2011

    The City of Knoxville and Holston Gases Inc. announced today that the company is buying the Brookside Mills property where it will build a state-of-the-art plant, warehouse and office complex as part of an expansion.  Read More

  • Knoxville Residents Get Ready to Do Your Part, With The Cart

    Knoxville Residents Get Ready to Do Your Part, With The Cart

    Posted: 09/30/2011

    Monday, October 3 marks the first day of pick-ups for the City of Knoxville's new single-stream, household, curbside recycling program!  Read More

  • Downtown United for United Way Lunch

    Downtown United for United Way Lunch

    Posted: 09/29/2011

    Be a part of Downtown United For United Way. On Friday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rain or shine) enjoy lunch from Petro's Chili and Chips plus an orange tea and ice cream for $8. Read More

  • Papermill Bluff Greenway Open

    Papermill Bluff Greenway Open

    Posted: 09/29/2011

    The City of Knoxville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 29, to officially open the new Papermill Bluff Greenway and a special bench was dedicated to the City's retiring Greenways Coordinator Donna Young. Read More

  • Development of Efficient Order of Protection Program Earns Employee Award

    Development of Efficient Order of Protection Program Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 09/28/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Brandi Carson the August Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Carson is a victim services counselor in the department's Family Crimes Unit and has been with KPD since August 2003.  Read More

  • Investigation and Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Investigation and Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 09/28/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Mike McCarter the August Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. McCarter has been with KPD since November 1994.  Read More

  • Multi-Felony Arrests Earns Officer Special Honor

    Multi-Felony Arrests Earns Officer Special Honor

    Posted: 09/28/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Lt. Greg Hoskins the July Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Lt. Hoskins has been with the department since November 1981.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Papermill Bluff Greenway

    Ribbon Cutting for Papermill Bluff Greenway

    Posted: 09/28/2011

    The City of Knoxville will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 29, to officially open the new Papermill Bluff Greenway. The ceremony will be held at the Church of the Savior, located at 934 N. Weisgarber Road.  Read More

  • Renovations at Inskip Park

    Renovations at Inskip Park

    Posted: 09/26/2011

    The City of Knoxville held a ribbon-cutting celebrating the recently completed renovation of Inskip Pool and Park on Tuesday.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting At Inskip Park

    Ribbon Cutting At Inskip Park

    Posted: 09/26/2011

    The City of Knoxville will hold a ribbon-cutting celebrating the recently completed renovation of Inskip Pool and Park at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27.  Read More

  • Bernier is City's New Greenway Ranger

    Bernier is City's New Greenway Ranger

    Posted: 09/21/2011

    The City of Knoxville's newest Greenway Ranger got her year-long job off to a good start last week leading a cleanup of Morningside Park that netted nearly 120 pounds of trash and a truckload of brush from the park and its trails.  Read More

  • Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Card Launches

    Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Card Launches

    Posted: 09/21/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown took part in the launch of the Buy Downtown Knoxville Gift Card program Wednesday morning in Market Square.  Read More

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday

    Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday

    Posted: 09/21/2011

    The 2nd Annual East Tennessee Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held this coming Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at Bearden High School.  Read More

  • City Launches Green Building Incentive Program

    City Launches Green Building Incentive Program

    Posted: 09/20/2011

    The City of Knoxville is launching a Green Building Incentive Program on Wednesday that will help qualified home and building owners pay for energy saving improvements to their buildings.  Read More

  • Open House at Eastport Residences

    Open House at Eastport Residences

    Posted: 09/20/2011

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will open the doors to its new housing complex for seniors, the Residences at Eastport, for potential residents and the public Sept. 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Indoor Football has Arrived in Knoxville

    Indoor Football has Arrived in Knoxville

    Posted: 09/15/2011

    Mayor Brown and Southern Sports and Entertainment, LLC announced today that the Knoxville Nighthawks would be the city's entry into the newly-formed Professional Indoor Football League.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work Sept. 14-23

    KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work Sept. 14-23

    Posted: 09/15/2011

    Beginning September 14 and lasting through Friday, September 23, KUB and its contactor will implement daily lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vicinity of the Chapman Highway/Moody Avenue intersection. Read More

  • Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Posted: 09/15/2011

    Proclamations from Mayor Brown and Mayor Burchett were presented to eight local chapters of the Daughers of the American Revolution (DAR) on Thursday. Read More

  • KUB to Close Part of S. Northshore Drive Lane Sept. 14

    KUB to Close Part of S. Northshore Drive Lane Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/13/2011

    KUB will reduce a section of S. Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Wilshire Road and Gatewood Lane from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. This work and closure will be shifted to September 15 in the event of a cancellation due to weather.  Read More

  • Seniors FREEdom Program Ends

    Seniors FREEdom Program Ends

    Posted: 09/13/2011

    A program which provided fare-free transit trips for seniors of age 65 and over will be ending effective October 1, 2011.  Read More

  • Park Named After Paul Hogue

    Park Named After Paul Hogue

    Posted: 09/12/2011

    The City of Knoxville renamed Union Square Park in honor of the late Paul Hogue - a Knoxville native who helped lead the University of Cincinnati to two NCAA basketball championships - during a ceremony on Saturday at the park.  Read More

  • Cart Roll Out Event Celebrates Curbside Recycling

    Cart Roll Out Event Celebrates Curbside Recycling

    Posted: 09/09/2011

    The City of Knoxville hosted a Cart Roll Out event on Friday, September 9, on the 1000 block of Luttrell Street in the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood to celebrate the City's new household recycling program. A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held. Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 36 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 36 Progress

    Posted: 09/09/2011

    Work on the Henley Bridge continues, and is on schedule.  Read More

  • Knoxville Named A Model City for New Recycling Program

    Knoxville Named A Model City for New Recycling Program

    Posted: 09/09/2011

    Today during a Recycling Cart Roll Out Celebration, Kate Krebs from The Climate Group, announced that the City of Knoxville has been named a 'Model City' for the new household recycling program.  Read More

  • Early Voting Starts Sept. 7

    Early Voting Starts Sept. 7

    Posted: 09/06/2011

    Citizen's can vote early for the City of Knoxville Primary and State Senate Special Primary Election on Sept. 7-22.  Read More

  • City to Rename Union Square Park Sept. 10

    City to Rename Union Square Park Sept. 10

    Posted: 09/02/2011

    The City of Knoxville will host a ceremony renaming the current Union Square Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at 500 Chestnut Street. Read More

  • Park to be Renamed in Honor of Paul Hogue

    Park to be Renamed in Honor of Paul Hogue

    Posted: 09/02/2011

    The City of Knoxville will rename Union Square Park in honor of the late Paul Hogue - a Knoxville native who helped lead the University of Cincinnati to two NCAA basketball championships - during a ceremony on Saturday.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 08/31/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday.  Read More

  • Household Recycling Carts Hit Knoxville Streets

    Household Recycling Carts Hit Knoxville Streets

    Posted: 08/30/2011

    The first household curbside recycling carts have hit the streets of Knoxville as of 2 p.m. this afternoon.  Read More

  • Zoo's Three Red Panda Cubs to Make Public Debut

    Zoo's Three Red Panda Cubs to Make Public Debut

    Posted: 08/30/2011

    Knoxville Zoo's three red panda cubs are all set to make their adorable debut just in time for Labor Day weekend. Knoxville Zoo ranks as one of the top two zoos in the world for the breeding of endangered red pandas, and the new arrivals bring the total number of red panda cubs born in Knoxville to 102.  Read More

  • City's Risk Management Receives Award

    City's Risk Management Receives Award

    Posted: 08/29/2011

    What gives the City of Knoxville, Tenn., such an effective workers' compensation program, despite the myriad challenges inherent with managing a program for a municipal workforce and all the disparate job types that come with it?  Read More

  • Solar Hot Water System Donated to Renovated Home

    Solar Hot Water System Donated to Renovated Home

    Posted: 08/29/2011

    A Knoxville family will be enjoying hot water at a cooler cost thanks to a solar hot water system being installed in a home renovated through the Community Development's Housing Rehabilitation for Homeowners program.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 34 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 34 Progress

    Posted: 08/26/2011

    If you have driven Neyland Drive within the past week, you have noticed that all four lanes are open and fully functional in both directions.  Read More

  • Knoxville Parks and Recreation to Hold Doggie Dip

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation to Hold Doggie Dip

    Posted: 08/26/2011

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation will hold the second annual "Doggie Dip" on Monday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read More

  • Mayor Hosts Cart Roll Out Event Celebrating Curbside Recycling

    Mayor Hosts Cart Roll Out Event Celebrating Curbside Recycling

    Posted: 08/26/2011

    The City of Knoxville will host a Cart Roll Out event at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, on the 1000 block of Luttrell Street in the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood to celebrate the City's new household recycling program.  Read More

  • Ribbon-Cutting for Reopening of Emoriland Boulevard and Completion of First Creek Drainage Improvement Project

    Ribbon-Cutting for Reopening of Emoriland Boulevard and Completion of First Creek Drainage Improvement Project

    Posted: 08/24/2011

    The City of Knoxville will host a ribbon-cutting to reopen Emoriland Boulevard and celebrate the completion of the First Creek Drainage Improvement Project at 11 a.m., Friday, August 26.  Read More

  • Boomsday Set for Sunday, Sept. 4

    Boomsday Set for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

    Posted: 08/23/2011

    An awe-inspiring spectacle of color, light and sound will rumble over Knoxville on Sunday, September 4, as the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show illuminates the sky with a 20-minute jaw dropping spectacle.  Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee of the Month for June

    KPD Civilian Employee of the Month for June

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Sherry Smith the June Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Smith has been with the department since September 2006.  Read More

  • KPD Officer of the Month for June

    KPD Officer of the Month for June

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Brian Headrick the June Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Headrick has been with KPD since May 2002.  Read More

  • KPD Reserve Officer Retiring After 40 Years of Volunteer Service

    KPD Reserve Officer Retiring After 40 Years of Volunteer Service

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch honored Sgt. Lynn Thompson who is retiring after serving 40 years with the department's Reserve Unit. Sgt. Thompson was recognized as the Reserve Officer of the Year in 2008.  Read More

  • KidCare Photo ID Program This Weekend

    KidCare Photo ID Program This Weekend

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    Shoney's Restaurants will hold its KidCare Photo ID event in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 19-21, 2011, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Read More

  • Officer Awarded Purple Heart For Being Shot In Line of Duty

    Officer Awarded Purple Heart For Being Shot In Line of Duty

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the Purple Heart to Knoxville Police Department Officer Brandon Stryker. Officer Stryker has been with the department since 2006.  Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/19/2011

    On September 9, 2011, Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series will return to Market Square for the eighth year of free family fun in front of the silver screen-and this time it's gone to the dogs! Read More

  • Animal Center to Participate in Child Public Safety Day

    Animal Center to Participate in Child Public Safety Day

    Posted: 08/18/2011

    Young-Williams Animal Center will be on site for Child Public Safety Day, an event provided to the community by Knox County Schools CTE Partnerships, at John Tarleton Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.  Read More

  • Baxter Ave. Closed for Utility Construction

    Baxter Ave. Closed for Utility Construction

    Posted: 08/18/2011

    KUB and its contractor will implement a continuous road closure on a section of Baxter Avenue, between Val Street and Lee Street, starting on Thursday, August 18, and lasting through Saturday, August 27, for utility construction in this area.  Read More

  • The Market Opens On Gay Street

    The Market Opens On Gay Street

    Posted: 08/17/2011

    Mayor Brown helped open The Market at 504 S. Gay Street today with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.  Read More

  • City Accepting Challenge Grant Program Applications

    City Accepting Challenge Grant Program Applications

    Posted: 08/16/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2011/12 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits. Read More

  • Feast with the Beasts at the Zoo this Saturday

    Feast with the Beasts at the Zoo this Saturday

    Posted: 08/15/2011

    Knoxville's "wildest" party just keeps getting better with the addition of even more purveyors of East Tennessee's best food and beverages. Guests can eat, drink and dance their way throughout the zoo at Feast with the Beasts, one of the zoo's biggest fundraisers, on Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Tonka Ranks as the Largest Bull Elephant in U.S.

    Knoxville Zoo's Tonka Ranks as the Largest Bull Elephant in U.S.

    Posted: 08/15/2011

    Tonka, the African elephant that calls Knoxville Zoo home, is the largest bull elephant in the United States, according to a survey published in the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 32 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 32 Progress

    Posted: 08/12/2011

    The Greenway was reopened a week ago to bikers and pedestrians under the Henley Street Bridge. Neyland Drive will be restored to four lanes of traffic by midnight on Friday, August 19th. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting Held for New STEM High School

    Ribbon Cutting Held for New STEM High School

    Posted: 08/12/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Brown and Knox County Mayor Burchett participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to officially launch the first school year for the Knoxville STEM Academy magnet high Read More

  • Housing Rehabilitation for Homeowners Program Looking for Participants

    Housing Rehabilitation for Homeowners Program Looking for Participants

    Posted: 08/11/2011

    A Community Development Department program that helps qualified low-to-moderate income homeowners significantly improve, or even replace, their homes is seeking a key element - more participants.  Read More

  • Reminder of Changes to Backdoor Garbage Service

    Reminder of Changes to Backdoor Garbage Service

    Posted: 08/11/2011

    The City of Knoxville wants to remind citizens that a change is coming for approximately 25% of the City's garbage customers.  Read More

  • Knoxville Chamber Named Chamber of the Year

    Knoxville Chamber Named Chamber of the Year

    Posted: 08/10/2011

    At an evening award ceremony held at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives annual convention in Los Angeles, the Knoxville Chamber learned it has been awarded the most prestigious national award presented to chambers of commerce - Chamber of the Year. Read More

  • East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 20

    East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 20

    Posted: 08/09/2011

    East Tennessee's favorite history festival is back and bigger than ever this year! Make plans to bring your friends and family and have a blast with your East Tennessee past in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The event is free and has something for everyone to enjoy.  Read More

  • Knoxville Station One Year Anniversary

    Knoxville Station One Year Anniversary

    Posted: 08/08/2011

    Please join KAT in the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the John J. Duncan Jr. Knoxville Station Transit Center . Read More

  • Mayor's Council on Disability Issues Holding Mayoral Candidate Forum Aug. 10

    Mayor's Council on Disability Issues Holding Mayoral Candidate Forum Aug. 10

    Posted: 08/08/2011

    The Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI) is hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Disability at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, in the City County Building's Large Assembly Room.  Read More

  • New Trolley Routes Begin Aug. 15

    New Trolley Routes Begin Aug. 15, 2011

    Posted: 08/08/2011

    Effective Monday, August 15, the new trolley routes, which were approved by the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) board earlier this year, will take effect. Read More

  • Remember to Call 811 Before You Dig

    Remember to Call 811 Before You Dig

    Posted: 08/08/2011

    KUB and other utilities are joining the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to use August 11 [8-11] to remind customers and contractors about the importance of calling 811 before digging to have underground utilities marked for free.  Read More

  • Junior Golf Camp Aug. 8-11

    Junior Golf Camp Aug. 8-11

    Posted: 08/05/2011

    The City's Knoxville Municipal Golf Course will offer a Junior Golf Camp August 8-11, 2011, for only $10 per participant.  Read More

  • KUB to Close Section of S. Northshore Dr. to Thru Traffic Aug.5-8

    KUB to Close Section of S. Northshore Dr. to Thru Traffic Aug.5-8

    Posted: 08/05/2011

    KUB and its contractor will temporarily close a section of S. Northshore Drive to thru traffic between Wilda Place and Kingston Pike as part of ongoing wastewater system upgrades in this area.  Read More

  • Next Tour de Fleur Set for August 6

    Next Tour de Fleur Set for August 6, 2011

    Posted: 08/05/2011

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County Parks and Recreation Departments will continue the "Tour de Fleur" Wildflower Walking Series this weekend.  Read More

  • Neyland Greenway Reopened Under Henley Bridge

    Neyland Greenway Reopened Under Henley Bridge

    Posted: 08/05/2011

    The section of the City of Knoxville's Neyland Greenway beneath the Henley Bridge reopened Thursday afternoon. It had been closed since May 6, due to construction activity taking place overhead. Read More

  • 10 Days Left To Sign-Up for Curbside Recycling

    10 Days Left To Sign-Up for Curbside Recycling

    Posted: 08/04/2011

    Sunday, August 14 is the deadline to sign-up to be included in the first round of cart deliveries. The first group will start receiving carts the week of August 29 through September 16. Citizens will collect recyclables in one large cart, and start rolling it to the curb the beginning of October based on a biweekly pick up schedule. Read More

  • Brush Pickup Schedule Returns to Normal Aug. 8

    Brush Pickup Schedule Returns to Normal Aug. 8

    Posted: 08/04/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is transitioning back to its regular brush pickup schedules beginning Monday, August 8.  Read More

  • Knoxville Named Most Dog Friendly City in the Southeast

    Knoxville Named Most Dog Friendly City in the Southeast

    Posted: 08/04/2011

    The City of Knoxville has been recognized as the most dog-friendly city in the Southeast by Dog Fancy Magazine according to a press release from the Knoxville-based PetSafe.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Launches Crime Mapping Web Site for Knoxville

    Knoxville Police Launches Crime Mapping Web Site for Knoxville

    Posted: 08/02/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch launched a crime mapping system that shares crime information with the public. RAIDS Online will allow Knoxville residents a firsthand look at crimes occurring in their city.  Read More

  • Neyland Drive Lane Closures by KUB

    Neyland Drive Lane Closures by KUB

    Posted: 08/01/2011

    With weather permitting, KUB's contractor will implement a lane closure on a section of Neyland Drive between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Leinard Lane on Tuesday, August 2, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. for wastewater system construction.  Read More

  • Odd Fellows Cultural Heritage Park Community Design Meeting Set

    Odd Fellows Cultural Heritage Park Community Design Meeting Set for Aug. 8

    Posted: 08/01/2011

    The Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition will host a public meeting to present the progress design of "Odd Fellows Cultural Heritage Park" and to update the community about the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate two historic East Knoxville cemeteries.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 30 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 30 Progress

    Posted: 07/29/2011

    It's almost "Football Time in Tennessee", and the contractor continues to work long hours at a steady pace to have the bridge demolition completed over the westbound side of Neyland Drive by August 19th, which is just 2 weeks prior to the first Vols game.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors Summer Interns

    Mayor Brown Honors 2011 Summer Interns

    Posted: 07/29/2011

    Mayor Brown hosted a luncheon for interns from the City of Knoxville's "Summer in the City" high school intern program. Each student also received a special certificate of appreciation from the Mayor.  Read More

  • Neighborhoods Prepare for National Night Out

    Neighborhoods Prepare for 2011 National Night Out

    Posted: 07/29/2011

    Neighbors across the city will gather on Tuesday evening, August 2 for National Night Out to strengthen ties within their neighborhoods and with the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • City's Splash Jam July 29

    City's Splash Jam July 29

    Posted: 07/28/2011

    The City's Parks and Recreation will hold a Splash Jam at Ed Cothren Pool in Malcolm Martin Park located at 1737 Reynolds St. on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Blood Water Mission Ride Well Tour Passes Through Knoxville

    Blood Water Mission Ride Well Tour Passes Through Knoxville

    Posted: 07/27/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett greeted riders with the Ride:Well Bike Tour as they arrived in Knoxville Wednesday as part of a 3,300-mile, cross-country ride to raise awareness and funds for the effort to provide clean water to communities in sub-Saharan Africa.  Read More

  • Knoxville Named in Kiplinger's 10 Best Value Cities for 2011

    Knoxville Named in Kiplinger's 10 Best Value Cities for 2011

    Posted: 07/26/2011

    Knoxville has been included in Kiplinger's "10 Best Value Cities for 2011" joining cities ranging in size from Cincinnati and Charlotte to Cedar Rapids and Colorado Springs.  Read More

  • Curbside Recycling Sign-Ups Hit 15K as Early Registration Deadline Approaches

    Curbside Recycling Sign-Ups Hit 15K as Early Registration Deadline Approaches

    Posted: 07/25/2011

    Less than three months after Mayor Daniel Brown announced the City of Knoxville's new curbside recycling initiative, the program has signed up over 15,000 households.  Read More

  • Ed Cothren Pool Closed

    Ed Cothren Pool Closed

    Posted: 07/25/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Ed Cothren Pool at 1737 Reynolds Street is temporarily closed while a broken filtration system pump is repaired. The Parks and Recreation Department hopes to reopen the pool later this week.  Read More

  • TN Achieves is Seeking Mentors

    TN Achieves is Seeking Mentors

    Posted: 07/21/2011

    TN Achieves - a program which provides opportunities for public high school graduates in Knoxville and Knox County to attend community college free of tuition or fees - is seeking mentors to work with its latest class of students.  Read More

  • Pension Task Force Meets Third Thursday of Month

    Pension Task Force Meets Third Thursday of Month

    Posted: 07/20/2011

    The Knoxville City Council has named a Pension Task Force to review,analyze and evaluate the sustainability of the current city pension systemand, if necessary, to offer advice and recommendations to City Councilpertaining to maintaining and enhancing the long-term viability andsustainability of that system. Read More

  • Locust Street Access to Neyland Drive CLOSED

    Locust Street Access to Neyland Drive CLOSED

    Posted: 07/19/2011

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has moved traffic from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes along Neyland Drive underneath Henley Bridge. This is to allow further demolition of the Henley bridge over the westbound lanes. Read More

  • Drive Renaming Ceremony July 19

    Drive Renaming Ceremony July 19

    Posted: 07/18/2011

    The Alice Bell/Springhill Neighborhood Association is hosting a ceremony honoring Charlie Haun and celebrating the newly-renamed Charlie Haun Drive. The road had previously been Valley View Extension.  Read More

  • Unwanted Medicines Collection Event July 23

    Unwanted Medicines Collection Event July 23

    Posted: 07/18/2011

    The City of Knoxville and other organizations will host an Unwanted Medications Collection Event from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at the Food City in Northgate Plaza.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 28 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 28 Progress

    Posted: 07/15/2011

    The bridge demolition is complete over the eastbound lanes of Neyland Drive. Traffic has been shifted to that side, with one lane running in each direction. This will allow the contractor to start disassembling the bridge over the westbound side. Read More

  • 2011 Veterans Business Conference Aug. 2 in Oak Ridge

    2011 Veterans Business Conference Aug. 2 in Oak Ridge

    Posted: 07/14/2011

    The 5th Annual East Tennessee Veterans Business Conference will be held August 2, 2011 at the Y-12 National Security Complex New Hope Center at 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Read More

  • City Curbside Recycling Signup Event July 23

    City Curbside Recycling Signup Event July 23

    Posted: 07/13/2011

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office is sponsoring a Curbside Recycling Signup Event on Saturday, July 23rd at the Regal Downtown West 8 Movie Theater. The event will allow City residents who currently receive weekly City trash pickup service to sign up for it's free curbside recycling program.  Read More

  • City's Hopes to Resume Regular Brush Schedule by Aug. 1

    City's Hopes to Resume Regular Brush Schedule by Aug. 1

    Posted: 07/13/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department crews are still picking up tons of brush in hard hit areas from the June 21 storm that knocked down hundreds of trees and will continue to concentrate on cleanup efforts for at least three more weeks.  Read More

  • Feast with the Beasts at the Knoxville Zoo

    Feast with the Beasts at the Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 07/12/2011

    Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers? Then join Knoxville Zoo for Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a wildly good time at one of the zoo's biggest annual fundraisers.  Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying for Carter Community July 14

    Mosquito Spraying for Carter Community July 14

    Posted: 07/12/2011

    Following national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, Knox County Health Department will conduct follow up spraying in the Carter Community where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes. Spraying is scheduled for Thursday, July 14 from 9 p.m. to midnight to reduce the mosquito population and the risk of further WNV spread.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting Held at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Ribbon Cutting Held at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Posted: 07/12/2011

    The City of Knoxville, Billy Casper Golf and Ameresco celebrated the completion of a new lake at the Whittle Springs Golf Course today with a ribbon-cutting and a "First Ball in the Lake" ceremony.  Read More

  • Young Baseball Stars Headed To Knoxville

    Young Baseball Stars Headed To Knoxville

    Posted: 07/12/2011

    It may be America's favorite pastime, but it's also serious competition as 40 teams convene in Knoxville this summer for the chance to win it all at the National Amateur Baseball Federation's (NABF) High School 17 & Under World Series, July 20-25, 2011.  Read More

  • Arrest of Aggravated Robbery Suspect Earns Investigator Award

    Arrest of Aggravated Robbery Suspect Earns Investigator Award

    Posted: 07/08/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Investigator Patty Tipton the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Investigator Tipton has been with KPD since January 1996.  Read More

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting July 14

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting July 14

    Posted: 07/08/2011

    A ribbon-cutting celebrating the installation of the first public electric vehicle charging station in Knoxville is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14, at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville on Summit Hill Drive.  Read More

  • Investigative Skills at Crash Site Results in Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect

    Investigative Skills at Crash Site Results in Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect

    Posted: 07/08/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Chief David Rausch named Officer Ron Trentham the March Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Trentham has been with KPD since November 1994.  Read More

  • Officer Receives Award for Kentucky Fugitive Arrest

    Officer Receives Award for Kentucky Fugitive Arrest

    Posted: 07/08/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Jason Artymovich the April Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Artymovich has been with KPD since November 2007.  Read More

  • Temporary Road Closures Friday Evening for Parade

    Temporary Road Closures Friday Evening for Parade

    Posted: 07/08/2011

    Knoxville is currently hosting the Wing Ding for thousands of Goldwing motorcycle riders. Read More

  • City Starts Summer Playground Program July 11

    City Starts Summer Playground Program July 11

    Posted: 07/07/2011

    The City of Knoxville will be hosting the second session of its Summer Playground Program for children ages 6-to-12-years- old beginning next week.  Read More

  • Fairmont Boulevard Entrance to Open Friday

    Fairmont Boulevard Entrance to Open Friday

    Posted: 07/07/2011

    The City of Knoxville will open the entrance to Fairmont Boulevard at Broadway on Friday with the completion of a new bridge at that site.  Read More

  • Next Tour de Fleur Set for July 9

    Next Tour de Fleur Set for July 9, 2011

    Posted: 07/07/2011

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County Parks and Recreation Departments will host a free 1.5-mile wildflower walk this Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. on Will Skelton Greenway as part of the Tour de Fleur series.  Read More

  • Fleet Receives ASE Certification

    Fleet Receives ASE Certification

    Posted: 07/06/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Fleet Service Department recently received the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Blue Seal Certification.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Whittle Springs Golf Course Lake

    Ribbon Cutting for Whittle Springs Golf Course Lake

    Posted: 07/06/2011

    The City will hold a ribbon cutting and "First Ball in the Lake" ceremony to celebrate completion of the new lake at the City of Knoxville's Whittle Springs Golf Course at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at 3116 Valley View Drive.  Read More

  • Traffic Patterns Change on Neyland Drive

    Traffic Patterns Change on Neyland Drive

    Posted: 07/06/2011

    On Monday, July 11, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will move traffic from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes along Neyland Drive underneath Henley Bridge. This is to allow further demolition of the Henley bridge over the westbound lanes. Read More

  • Zoo Introduces New African Lioness to Public

    Zoo Introduces New African Lioness to Public

    Posted: 07/05/2011

    Knoxville Zoo's newest big cat made her debut this week. Zarina, a two-year-old African lioness, is alternating days on exhibit with her future companion, Jimmy, the zoo's male African lion. Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 26 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 26 Progress

    Posted: 07/01/2011

    Bridge demolition is continuing at a steady pace despite the hot temperatures and numerous afternoon cloudbursts.  Read More

  • KUB Safety Alert regarding Imposters

    KUB Safety Alert regarding Imposters

    Posted: 07/01/2011

    KUB advises customers to ask for identification from anyone claiming to work for the utility company, even if you initiated the visit. Read More

  • Storm Debris Affects City's Public Service Schedule

    Storm Debris Affects City's Public Service Schedule

    Posted: 07/01/2011

    City of Knoxville Public Service crews have picked up more than five million pounds of brush and debris so far in the aftermath of a pair of violent storms that hit the city last week.  Read More

  • Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission

    Posted: 06/30/2011

    Knoxville Zoo honors service men and women on Independence Day weekend by inviting them to enjoy free admission to the zoo during the Salute to Service Weekend on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4.  Read More

  • KUB Payment Centers Closed for Independence Day

    KUB Payment Centers Closed for Independence Day

    Posted: 06/29/2011

    In observance of the Independence Day holiday, KUB's payments centers will be closed Monday, July 4. The payment centers are located at 4428 Western Avenue, 445 S. Gay Street, and 4218 Asheville Highway.  Read More

  • KUB Restoration Efforts Substantially Complete

    KUB Restoration Efforts Substantially Complete

    Posted: 06/29/2011

    As of 4:30 this morning, KUB's restoration efforts from last week's storms are substantially complete. Read More

  • Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Buy One, Get One Free Zoo Tickets

    Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Buy One, Get One Free Zoo Tickets

    Posted: 06/29/2011

    Savvy Kroger customers know that all Knoxville area Kroger stores offer discounted Knoxville Zoo tickets and memberships, but for a limited time all Kroger Plus Card customers can take advantage of a special "Buy One Zoo Ticket, Get One Free" promotion. Read More

  • Mosquitoes Spraying Scheduled for Carter Community

    Mosquitoes Spraying Scheduled for Carter Community

    Posted: 06/29/2011

    Carter Community Has Lab Confirmation of WNV in Mosquitoes Spraying Scheduled for Thursday NightIn response to positive lab results for West Nile Virus, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will be spraying to reduce the mosquito population in the Carter area on Thursday, June 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight.  Read More

  • Inskip Pool Reopening

    Inskip Pool Reopening June 29, 2011

    Posted: 06/28/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Inskip Pool will reopen at 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be operating on its regular schedule for the remainder of the summer.  Read More

  • KUB Reports 260 Customers Without Power

    KUB Reports 260 Customers Without Power

    Posted: 06/28/2011

    Customers may experience brief, temporary power interruptions throughout the next few days while KUB brings other customers back in service. Read More

  • City Services Schedule for July 4, 2011 Holiday

    City Services Schedule for July 4, 2011 Holiday

    Posted: 06/27/2011

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

  • Festival on the 4th Set for July 4th

    Festival on the 4th Set for July 4th

    Posted: 06/27/2011

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

  • Inskip Pool Closed

    Inskip Pool Closed June 27, 2011

    Posted: 06/27/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Inskip Pool at 4204 Bruhin Road will be closed until at least the middle of this week to repair a damaged pump. Read More

  • KUB Reports 1,615 Customers Without Power

    KUB Reports 1,615 Customers Without Power

    Posted: 06/27/2011

    KUB crews worked around the clock throughout the weekend and electricity has now been restored to many of its customers. Read More

  • Report Storm Damage to 311 for KEMA Data Collection

    Report Storm Damage to 311 for KEMA Data Collection

    Posted: 06/27/2011

    Homeowners and business owners that suffered uninsured damage totaling more than half the value of their property during the series of violent storms on June 21-25, are encouraged to contact the City of Knoxville's 311 with an estimate of the uninsured damage. Read More

  • KUB Restoration Crews Reach All-Time High

    KUB Restoration Crews Reach All-Time High

    Posted: 06/24/2011

    So far, KUB has called contract crews in from across the state and from as far away as Indiana to help us restore power to our customers.  Read More

  • Update on Recent Storms

    Update on Recent Storms

    Posted: 06/24/2011

    City of Knoxville Police, Fire and Public Service resources are working around the clock in response to this week's recent storm events. Read More

  • Storm Update from KUB

    Storm Update from KUB

    Posted: 06/23/2011

    Approximately 33,000 KUB customers remain without electricity as of 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning following the severe storm that hit the KUB service territory early Tuesday evening. The remaining outages continue to be scattered throughout KUB's service area, with the largest concentrations in north and west Knox County. Read More

  • Fire Station Adds New Engine

    Fire Station Adds New Engine

    Posted: 06/22/2011

    The Knoxville Fire Department added a new fire engine to its fleet at Fire Station #10 located at 2911 Sevier Ave. on Wednesday, June 22.  Read More

  • Recycling Center Closing

    Recycling Center Closing

    Posted: 06/20/2011

    The Food City grocery store on Alcoa Hwy will be closing on July 5, 2011. The City of Knoxville Drop Off Recycling Center at that location will be closing the same week.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 24 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 24 Progress

    Posted: 06/17/2011

    Work on the Henley Bridge has resumed with demolition activities still taking place over the eastbound lane of Neyland Drive.  Read More

  • Dads Get Free Admission To Knoxville Zoo This Father's Day

    Dads Get Free Admission To Knoxville Zoo This Father's Day

    Posted: 06/15/2011

    Daring dads who accompany their kids to Knoxville Zoo on Father's Day will receive free admission and a family adventure during the zoo's "Double Dare Your Dad" event scheduled for Sunday, June 19.  Read More

  • Bernard Avenue Road Closure

    Bernard Avenue Road Closure

    Posted: 06/14/2011

    KUB and its contractor have extended the closure of all lanes of thru traffic on a section of Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and Lee Street until July 19, 2011, as construction continues on a wastewater storage facility and resurfacing of the roadway is completed. Read More

  • Lyons View Pike Lane Closures

    Lyons View Pike Lane Closures

    Posted: 06/14/2011

    On Wednesday, June 15, and Thursday, June 16, Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors will intermittently close alternating lanes on Lyons View Pike between Lyons Pointe Lane and Oak Grove Lane daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. as part of work being done on the sewer system. Both lanes will reopen after 3 p.m. each day.  Read More

  • West Hills Park Ribbon Cutting Held

    West Hills Park Ribbon Cutting Held

    Posted: 06/14/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown, City Councilman Duane Grieve and the Rotary Club of West Knoxville held a ribbon cutting for a new pavilion, volleyball court, and horseshoe pit in West Hills Park, located at Winston Road, on Tuesday, June 14. Read More

  • Gay St. Bridge Inspection Saturday

    Gay St. Bridge Inspection Saturday

    Posted: 06/13/2011

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be conducting a regular inspection of the Gay Street Bridge on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Read More

  • Mayor Honors Local Senior Athletes

    Mayor Honors Local Senior Athletes

    Posted: 06/13/2011

    Mayor Brown welcomed Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming to Knoxville on Monday and honored local senior athletes of the 2011 National Senior Games. Read More

  • Father's Day Fishing Event June 19

    Father's Day Fishing Event June 19, 2011

    Posted: 06/10/2011

    Dads, kids, and the whole family will be able to catch a bonding experience at the Father's Day Fishing Event, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department and the Mast General Store on Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Victor Ashe Park.  Read More

  • West Hills Park Ribbon Cutting June 14

    West Hills Park Ribbon Cutting June 14

    Posted: 06/10/2011

    The City of Knoxville and the Rotary Club of West Knoxville will hold a ribbon cutting for a new pavilion, volleyball court, and horseshoe court in West Hills Park, located at Winston Road, on Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m.  Read More

  • Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for June 15

    Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for June 15, 2011

    Posted: 06/08/2011

    A daylong Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop focusing on the potential benefits of natural gas vehicles in large fleet operations will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, at the University of Tennessee's Conference Center Building.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Contests TOSHA Citation

    Knoxville Zoo Contests TOSHA Citation

    Posted: 06/07/2011

    Knoxville Zoo has filed a formal notice of contest with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) contesting all alleged citations and proposed penalties related to the January 14 incident that resulted in the fatal injury of elephant keeper Stephanie James.  Read More

  • Construction to Close Section of Third Creek Greenway June 6-11

    Construction to Close Section of Third Creek Greenway June 6-11

    Posted: 06/06/2011

    Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractors will temporarily close a short section of the Third Creek Greenway beginning on Monday, June 6, and lasting through Saturday, June 11, (weather permitting) to facilitate access to the sewer system as part of the ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system improvement project in this area. Read More

  • Mayor Brown Signs Up for Curbside Recycling

    Mayor Brown Signs Up for Curbside Recycling

    Posted: 06/06/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown joined several thousand of his neighbors by signing up for the City of Knoxville's new Curbside Recycling Program.  Read More

  • Neighborhoods Small Grants Program Recipients Announced

    2011 Neighborhoods Small Grants Program Recipients Announced

    Posted: 06/06/2011

    The East Tennessee Foundation, with the support of the City of Knoxville and in partnership with the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, announces the recipients of the 2011 Neighborhoods Small Grants Program (NSGP).  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Cam Offers a Giant Tortoise's Perspective on Love

    Knoxville Zoo Cam Offers a Giant Tortoise's Perspective on Love

    Posted: 06/03/2011

    Knoxville Zoo invites fans of Al, one of the zoo's giant Aldabra tortoises, to pick up a few pointers from a real ladies man on Friday, June 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Tour de Fleur Wildflower Walk This Saturday

    Tour de Fleur Wildflower Walk This Saturday

    Posted: 06/03/2011

    The City and County Parks and Recreation departments will host a free 1.5-mile wildflower walk this Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. on Ten Mile Creek Greenway as part of the Tour de Fleur series. Read More

  • City Curbside Recycling Sign Up Event June 11

    City Curbside Recycling Sign Up Event June 11

    Posted: 06/02/2011

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office is sponsoring a Curbside Recycling Sign Up Event on Saturday, June 11th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the West Town Mall parking lot near the Morrell Road entrance.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Last Cheetah Dies

    Knoxville Zoo's Last Cheetah Dies

    Posted: 06/01/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the death of Emmett, the zoo's last remaining cheetah. Emmett died on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. At 16 years old, he was one of the oldest cheetahs in the United States.  Read More

  • Adult Baseball League Renamed to Honor Ed Bailey

    Adult Baseball League Renamed to Honor Ed Bailey

    Posted: 05/31/2011

    Late City Councilman Ed Bailey's four sons and a grandson fired the first pitches to celebrate the new Ed Bailey Baseball League and open its season during a ceremony Tuesday night at Ridley-Helton Field. Read More

  • 311 Call Center Hits Record Weekly Calls

    311 Call Center Hits Record Weekly Calls

    Posted: 05/27/2011

    The City of Knoxville's 311 call center set a new single week record for calls today with nearly 6,400 calls coming in. Read More

  • City to Hold Canoe Tours

    City to Hold Canoe Tours

    Posted: 05/27/2011

    The aquatics division of the Parks and Recreation Department will hold canoe tours on Saturdays through October 2011.  Read More

  • City's Outdoor Pools Open this Weekend

    City's Outdoor Pools Open this Weekend

    Posted: 05/27/2011

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor pools this Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. Read More

  • Adult Baseball League to be Renamed

    Adult Baseball League to be Renamed

    Posted: 05/26/2011

    The City of Knoxville will celebrate naming its adult baseball league in honor of the late City Councilman Ed Bailey with a first pitch ceremony at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st at Ridley-Helton Field.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepares for Holiday Traffic

    Knoxville Police Prepares for Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 05/26/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch announced traffic enforcement plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The holiday reporting period will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011, and conclude at Midnight on Monday, May 30, 2011.  Read More

  • Tennessee on the Verge of Having One of the Toughest Strangulation Laws in the Country

    Tennessee on the Verge of Having One of the Toughest Strangulation Laws in the Country

    Posted: 05/26/2011

    In a unanimous vote the Tennessee legislature passed and sent on to Governor Bill Haslam a bill that increases the penalty for strangulation in Tennessee.  Read More

  • Tortoises Returning to Knoxville Zoo For a Blind Date

    Tortoises Returning to Knoxville Zoo For a Blind Date

    Posted: 05/26/2011

    When Al and Tex, Knoxville Zoo's giant Aldabra tortoises, return to Knoxville Zoo this afternoon after spending the winter at Zoo Atlanta, they'll come home to a bit of a surprise; two female Aldabra tortoises will be waiting to make their acquaintance as part of a matchmaking effort by the zoo's herpetologists.  Read More

  • Two Areas Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Two Areas Scheduled for Community-Based Spraying Sunday Night

    Posted: 05/26/2011

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

  • City Parks and Rec May Mania Event

    City Parks and Rec May Mania Event

    Posted: 05/25/2011

    City Parks and Recreation held a May Mania Event at Inskip Pool and Park at 4204 Bruhin Rd. on May 25th.  Read More

  • Curbside Recycling Sign Ups Hit 10,000

    Curbside Recycling Sign Ups Hit 10,000

    Posted: 05/25/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department reported today that more than 10,000 of the city's eligible households have signed up for the new curbside recycling program.  Read More

  • Section of Neyland Greenway Closed

    Section of Neyland Greenway Closed

    Posted: 05/25/2011

    The section of the City of Knoxville's Neyland Greenway beneath the Henley Bridge will be closed completely beginning today.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 20 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 20 Progress

    Posted: 05/20/2011

    The contractor continues to make progress on the bridge demolition, concentrating their efforts on the span above the eastbound side of Neyland Drive. Read More

  • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2011

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2011

    Posted: 05/20/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011 for Memorial Day. Read More

  • Nagasaki, Japan Delegation Meets with Mayor Brown

    Nagasaki, Japan Delegation Meets with Mayor Brown

    Posted: 05/20/2011

    Mayor Brown met with a Nagasaki, Japan Delegation that is part of the Friendship Force International on Friday morning and presented them each with Honorable Citizen Certificates.  Read More

  • Sertoma Center Celebrates 50 Years

    Sertoma Center Celebrates 50 Years

    Posted: 05/20/2011

    Mayor Brown participated in a commemorative tree planting today at the Sertoma Center to celebrate the center's 50th year of operation.  Read More

  • Tennessee Statehood Day May 28

    Tennessee Statehood Day May 28

    Posted: 05/19/2011

    June 1, 2011 marks the 215th anniversary of Tennessee's admission as the 16th state in the year 1796.  Read More

  • Young Artist Presents Paintings to Mayors

    Young Artist Presents Paintings to Mayors

    Posted: 05/19/2011

    Knoxville Artist Derrick Freeman presented paintings to Mayor Daniel Brown and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett on Thursday, May 19. Read More

  • Knox County Ends Seniors FREEdom Transportation Program

    Knox County Ends Seniors FREEdom Transportation Program

    Posted: 05/17/2011

    The new Knox County proposed budget does not continue funding for the Seniors FREEdom program, which covers bus fares for seniors age 65 and over, effectively ending the program as of October.  Read More

  • Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    Law Enforcement Memorial Service 2011

    Posted: 05/17/2011

    The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies held a Joint Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 17 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Read More

  • Mayors' 2011 Leadership Luncheon

    Mayors' 2011 Leadership Luncheon

    Posted: 05/17/2011

    The Mayors' Leadership Luncheon was held today at Circle Park at the University of Tennessee.  Read More

  • News Sentinel Open Returns Aug. 22-28

    News Sentinel Open Returns Aug. 22-28, 2011

    Posted: 05/16/2011

    Mayor Brown attended the announcement of the 2011 News Sentinel Open today. The Knoxville News Sentinel will enter into a partnership with Pilot to present the News Sentinel Open, one of the Nationwide Tour's four original events that is still on the schedule.  Read More

  • Read with Your Child Campaign Launched

    Read with Your Child Campaign Launched

    Posted: 05/16/2011

    Today Mayor Brown and Knox County Mayor Burchett joined the Knox County School Board, Knox County Commission, Knoxville City Council, City of Farragut and Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to sign a resolution. Read More

  • City to Host Business Breakfast June 16

    City to Host Business Breakfast June 16

    Posted: 05/13/2011

    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

  • Safety City Summer Hours Start June 9

    Safety City Summer Hours Start June 9

    Posted: 05/12/2011

    Beginning Thursday, June 9, 2011 the Knoxville Police Department's Safety City will be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Safety City will be open to the public June and July. Read More

  • Contact 311 to Report Uninsured Damage Estimate from Violent Storms

    Contact 311 to Report Uninsured Damage Estimate from Violent Storms

    Posted: 05/11/2011

    Homeowners and business owners that suffered uninsured damage totaling more than half the value of their property during the series of violent storms on April 25-27, are encouraged to contact the City of Knoxville's 311 with an estimate of the uninsured damage. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Mourns the Passing of Bern Tryon, Director of Herpetology

    Knoxville Zoo Mourns the Passing of Bern Tryon, Director of Herpetology

    Posted: 05/11/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of Bern Tryon, the zoo's director of herpetology. An iconic figure in his field, Bern was instrumental in the preservation and survival of endangered bog turtles in East Tennessee.  Read More

  • City Honored as Outstanding Green Achiever

    City Honored as Outstanding Green Achiever

    Posted: 05/10/2011

    The Greater Knoxville Business Journal and GoGreenET have created the GoGreenET Business Recognition Program to honor businesses who are going green - and making it look great! Read More

  • Mayor to Attend Austin-East UPSIDE Project

    Mayor to Attend Austin-East UPSIDE Project

    Posted: 05/10/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown will attend the advanced computer-aided drafting course at Austin-East Magnet High School at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13.  Read More

  • Princess and Pirate Day at the Zoo May 14

    Princess and Pirate Day at the Zoo May 14

    Posted: 05/10/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is hosting a special day of make-believe fun! Princess and Pirate Day, a swashbuckling celebration fit for royalty, will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 18 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 18 Progress

    Posted: 05/06/2011

    Demolition of the Henley Bridge is steadily continuing and reconstruction activities are progressing on both ends of the bridge.  Read More

  • Neyland Greenway Closed

    Neyland Greenway Closed

    Posted: 05/06/2011

    The section of the City of Knoxville's Neyland Greenway beneath the Henley Bridge was closed this morning due to construction activity that will be taking place overhead.  Read More

  • Adult Art Classes at City's Arts and Fine Crafts Center

    Adult Art Classes at City's Arts and Fine Crafts Center

    Posted: 05/05/2011

    The City's Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center offers several classes throughout the year for art, music, yoga and dance, photography and more! Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Bird Show Has Gone to the Dogs!

    Knoxville Zoo's Bird Show Has Gone to the Dogs!

    Posted: 05/04/2011

    Knoxville Zoo's popular Bird Show has gone to the dogs.  Read More

  • Zoo Camp is an Unique Summer Camp in Knoxville

    Zoo Camp is an Unique Summer Camp in Knoxville

    Posted: 05/04/2011

    Zoo Camp at Knoxville Zoo offers an unique summer camp experience. With everything from animal tales to discovering what it's like to run your very own zoo, Zoo Camp is a one-of-a-kind way for kids to experience the zoo.  Read More

  • Streetscape Improvements Project Starts on 300 Block Gay St.

    Streetscape Improvements Project Starts on 300 Block Gay St.

    Posted: 05/03/2011

    The City of Knoxville began implementing a streetscape improvements project today on the 300 block of N. Gay Street between Depot Street and Magnolia Avenue.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting Held for New Bridge in Bearden Area

    Ribbon Cutting Held for New Bridge in Bearden Area

    Posted: 05/02/2011

    A ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the Kingston Pike-Forest Park Boulevard Bridge project was held Monday at Forest Park Boulevard near the Highlands Grill.  Read More

  • Sign Up for Curbside Recycling Now

    Sign Up for Curbside Recycling Now

    Posted: 05/02/2011

    Nearly 6,000 Knoxville households are signed up to take part in the City of Knoxville's new city-wide, curbside recycling program at the close of the first week that residents could enroll in the program.  Read More

  • 311 Call Center Hits 6,000 Weekly Call Mark

    311 Call Center Hits 6,000 Weekly Call Mark

    Posted: 04/29/2011

    The City of Knoxville's 311 Call Center will cross the 6,000 call mark in a single week for only the second time in the aftermath of a pair of violent storms that dropped trees across dozens of city streets and power lines and left yards littered with debris.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting May 5

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting May 5, 2011

    Posted: 04/29/2011

    A Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting will be held Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom 1, Center for Advanced Medicine, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital located at 1819 Clinch Avenue.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Bridge Project May 2

    Ribbon Cutting for Bridge Project May 2, 2011

    Posted: 04/29/2011

    A ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the Kingston Pike-Forest Park Boulevard Bridge project will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2 at Forest Park Boulevard near the Highlands Grill. Read More

  • Arbor Day Celebration at Ijams Nature Center Apr. 29

    Arbor Day Celebration at Ijams Nature Center Apr. 29

    Posted: 04/28/2011

    It will be another "Tree-Mendous Day" in Knoxville Friday as the City of Knoxville's Tree Board hosts its annual Arbor Day celebration at Ijams Nature Center.  Read More

  • City to Focus on Storm Debris Clean-up and Removal

    City to Focus on Storm Debris Clean-up and Removal

    Posted: 04/28/2011

    Due to the volume of storm debris, the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is suspending its normal two-week brush collection schedules and will focus solely on clean-up and removal of trees, limbs and other debris.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cuttings in Lonsdale Community

    Ribbon Cuttings in Lonsdale Community

    Posted: 04/28/2011

    The City of Knoxville hosted a pair of ribbon-cuttings Thursday to celebrate the completion of two retail business projects in the Lonsdale Community developed with the help of empowerment zone funding.  Read More

  • Donations Needed for Young-Williams Animal Center Toy Chest

    Donations Needed for Young-Williams Animal Center Toy Chest

    Posted: 04/27/2011

    Young-Williams Animal Center's toy chest is nearly empty, and animal center officials are asking for donations of dog and cat toys. In addition to pet toys, the public can donate old or new children's stuffed toys for the center's adoptable animals to play with.  Read More

  • City Responds to Storm Damage

    City Responds to Storm Damage

    Posted: 04/26/2011

    City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews will work into the evening for at least several hours tonight clearing roads and removing debris from Monday evening's storm.  Read More

  • Evidence Technician's Astute Observation Results In Car Burglary Suspect Arrest

    Evidence Technician's Astute Observation Results In Car Burglary Suspect Arrest

    Posted: 04/26/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Evidence Technician Beth Goodman the March Civilian Employee of the Month.  Read More

  • Quick Response and CPR Earns Officers Life Saving Award

    Quick Response and CPR Earns Officers Life Saving Award

    Posted: 04/26/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch awarded Knoxville Police Department Officers Barry Britton and Steve Taylor the department's Life Saving Award.  Read More

  • Response To Officer Down Call Earns Investigator Special Recognition

    Response To Officer Down Call Earns Investigator Special Recognition

    Posted: 04/26/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Investigator Patty Tipton the February Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges Due To Off-Duty Officer's Investigation

    Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges Due To Off-Duty Officer's Investigation

    Posted: 04/26/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Matt Lawson the January Officer of the Month.  Read More

  • Safety City Safety Fair Saturday

    Safety City Safety Fair Saturday

    Posted: 04/25/2011

    The Knoxville Police Department will hold a Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 16 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 16 Progress

    Posted: 04/22/2011

    The demolition and re-construction are still progressing on the Henley Bridge as scheduled, and the contractor is optimistic about completing the project by December 31st of next year.  Read More

  • Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 04/21/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is celebrating Earth Day by throwing a Party for the Planet™. This conservationthemed bash takes place on Friday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Knoxville Zoo joins more than 100 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) across the country highlighting the initiatives that make our planet a more sustainable place to live. Read More

  • Mayor Brown Presents the Budget

    Mayor Brown Presents the 2011-2012 Budget

    Posted: 04/21/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown said today that the City of Knoxville's 2011-2012 Budget will continue city services at current levels, add a much-requested new service, maintains redevelopment efforts and makes significant investments in the city's infrastructure.  Read More

  • New Household Recycling Campaign Launches

    New Household Recycling Campaign Launches

    Posted: 04/21/2011

    Knoxville Mayor, Daniel Brown, announced today the launch of the City's new household curbside recycling campaign and sign-ups are already underway!  Read More

  • Rabies Vaccinations $10 at Annual Clinics

    Rabies Vaccinations $10 at Annual Clinics

    Posted: 04/19/2011

    Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association are offering rabies vaccinations for only $10.  Read More

  • City's 2011 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2011 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 04/18/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 22nd for Good Friday.  Read More

  • City's Solar America Cities Program to Close

    City's Solar America Cities Program to Close

    Posted: 04/14/2011

    The City of Knoxville will close its Solar America Cities program with a ceremony set for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the Tennessee Amphitheater in World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 15 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 15 Progress

    Posted: 04/14/2011

    Bridge demolition continues in the middle arch span over the navigation channel.  Read More

  • City's Tree Inventory Public Meeting Apr. 18

    City's Tree Inventory Public Meeting Apr. 18

    Posted: 04/13/2011

    A public meeting to discuss the results of a recent inventory of city-owned trees and to gather residents' input for a new comprehensive management plan for the City's urban forest resources is set for 6 p.m., Monday, April 18, at the Cansler Family YMCA.  Read More

  • HonorAir Knoxville's 9th Flight

    HonorAir Knoxville's 9th Flight

    Posted: 04/13/2011

    HonorAir Knoxville's 9th flight took off this morning with 129 World War II and Korean War veterans.  Read More

  • Zoo To Do Saturday Apr. 16

    Zoo To Do Saturday Apr. 16

    Posted: 04/13/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is planning an evening of fun for the entire family this Saturday! Zoo To Do, an after-hours event featuring familyfriendly food and entertainment, will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • City's Tour de Fleur starts Apr. 16

    City's Tour de Fleur starts Apr. 16

    Posted: 04/11/2011

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County's Parks and Recreation Departments are offering a new program beginning this weekend that combines walking with an opportunity to learn more about wildflowers.  Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Market Square Art Fair Apr. 15-17

    Dogwood Arts Market Square Art Fair Apr. 15-17

    Posted: 04/11/2011

    Enjoy the Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair this weekend April 15-17 at Market Square. Hours for the free Art Fair are Friday and Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.  Read More

  • Redistricting Public Hearing Set for Apr. 19

    Redistricting Public Hearing Set for Apr. 19, 2011

    Posted: 04/11/2011

    City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed city redistricting plan at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the City County Building's Large Assembly Room.  Read More

  • City Releases New Greenways Map

    City Releases New Greenways Map

    Posted: 04/08/2011

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has released its third edition of the Knoxville Greenways map. Since the last publication of the map, ten miles of greenway have been added, totaling the City at 50 miles of greenway.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 14 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 14 Progress

    Posted: 04/08/2011

    For those of you following our progress through our website and live cams, we are having some technical difficulties. We are attempting to pinpoint the problem and hope they will be back on line soon. Please be patient. These cameras are great to watch, but have no impact on our progress on the Henley Bridge project which is continuing at a steady pace. Read More

  • KHFH to Build Seven Houses in Seven Days

    KHFH to Build Seven Houses in Seven Days

    Posted: 04/08/2011

    In just seven short days from April 9th to the 16th, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity (KHFH) and more than a thousand volunteers will come together to build seven houses from the ground up and establish the beginning of Silver Leaf, Habitat for Humanity's third subdivision in Knox County. Read More

  • Knoxville's EarthFest Set for April 16

    Knoxville's EarthFest Set for April 16

    Posted: 04/08/2011

    Knoxville's 12th annual Earth Day Event, EarthFest 2011 will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 5pm at Pellissippi State Community College. Admission and parking are free.  Read More

  • Rossini Festival April 8-10

    Rossini Festival April 8-10, 2011

    Posted: 04/07/2011

    One of the Southeast's most alluring cultural attractions, Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair brings a taste of Europe to East Tennessee and celebrates the color, fun and excitement ofopera and Italian culture. Read More

  • Murphy Branch Library Hosts Community Representatives

    Murphy Branch Library Hosts Community Representatives

    Posted: 04/06/2011

    Murphy Branch of the Knox County Public Library is hosting Russ Jensen, 3-1-1 Manager and County Commissioner Sam McKenzie at 5 p.m. on April 14 as part of a series of programs aimed at helping area residents find out what is happening in their community, discuss the future plans for the area, and find resources for assistance when they need it.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Discusses Nuclear Energy

    Brown Bag Green Book Discusses Nuclear Energy

    Posted: 04/05/2011

    Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag Green Book series continues with a special talk, "Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi: Future Commercial Use of Nuclear Energy," by nuclear safety expert Harold R. Denton, on Wednesday, April 20, 12 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 13 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 13 Progress

    Posted: 04/01/2011

    We continue to make good progress, but there isn't much bridge demolition to report this week.  Read More

  • City Hosts Public Meeting About Possible Dog Park

    City Hosts Public Meeting About Possible Dog Park

    Posted: 03/30/2011

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host a public meeting at Mooreland Heights Elementary on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. to discuss plans to build a dog park within the 26-acre Charter Doyle Park on Martin Mill Pike. The meeting will be held in the school's cafeteria.  Read More

  • KAT introduces Proposed Trolley System Changes

    KAT introduces Proposed Trolley System Changes

    Posted: 03/30/2011

    After several months of public input, including stakeholder meetings and public input meetings, Knoxville Area Transit, working with Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) special committee members, has introduced proposed changes to the downtown trolley system.  Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns in 2011

    Sundown in the City Returns in 2011

    Posted: 03/30/2011

    One of the most popular outdoor events in Knoxville, Sundown in the City presented by Regal Entertainment Group, returns to Market Square on April 21!  Read More

  • Magnolia Ave. Warehouse District Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan Meeting Mar. 31

    Magnolia Ave. Warehouse District Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan Meeting Mar. 31

    Posted: 03/29/2011

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC), acting on behalf of the City of Knoxville and City Council, this week will hold an informational meeting on the proposed Magnolia Avenue Warehouse District Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan. Read More

  • Take the Parks and Recreation Survey

    Take the Parks and Recreation Survey

    Posted: 03/29/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department wants to know what you think - and now is a great time to let the department know how it can better serve you.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 12 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 12 Progress

    Posted: 03/25/2011

    Work continues to progress on the reconstruction of the Henley Bridge in Knoxville.  Read More

  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

    SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

    Posted: 03/25/2011

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that area residents and businesses who suffered losses during the Feb. 28, storms can apply for low-interest loans from the SBA.     Read More

  • Greenways 5k and 2-mile Dog Jog Mar. 26, 2011

    Greenways 5k and 2-mile Dog Jog Mar. 26, 2011

    Posted: 03/24/2011

    The Knox Greenways Coalition will hold the 20th annual Greenways 5k and 2-mile Dog Jog Saturday, March 26, 2011, to raise support for local greenways.  Read More

  • Zoo Releases Review Panel Findings in Death of Elephant Handler

    Zoo Releases Review Panel Findings in Death of Elephant Handler

    Posted: 03/24/2011

    Knoxville Zoo has received the final conclusions from two reviews of the January 14 incident that resulted in the tragic death of elephant handler Stephanie James.  Read More

  • Crane in Place to Move Third Creek Bridge

    Crane in Place to Move Third Creek Bridge

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    Repair work on the displaced wooden footbridge on the Third Creek Greenway began Tuesday afternoon and continues today as a contractor prepared to lift the bridge and place it back on its supports.  Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Training to Area Child Care Providers

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Training to Area Child Care Providers

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    What do baked sweet potato fries, Chinese vegetable and rice, and black beans and veggie quesadillas have in common?  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Accredited By Association of Zoos and Aquariums

    Knoxville Zoo Accredited By Association of Zoos and Aquariums

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    Knoxville Zoo has again been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), marking the sixth time the zoo has been accredited since 1985.  Read More

  • Local 65 Firefighters Union to Present Check to City

    Local 65 Firefighters Union to Present Check to City

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    The Knoxville Fire Department's Local 65 Firefighters Union will present a check totaling $13,110.00 to Mayor Brown on Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 65 Firefighters Union located at614 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917. Read More

  • Public Meeting Regarding Odd Fellows Cemetery and Potters Field

    Public Meeting Regarding Odd Fellows Cemetery and Potters Field

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    The Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition will host a second community meeting on rehabilitation efforts for Odd Fellows Cemetery and Potters Field.  Read More

  • Third Creek Bridge Back in Place

    Third Creek Bridge Back in Place

    Posted: 03/23/2011

    The displaced wooden footbridge on the Third Creek Greenway was back in place Wednesday morning - a little more than three weeks after floodwaters picked it up and left it on a nearby bank. Read More

  • Annual River Rescue Set for April 2

    Annual River Rescue Set for April 2

    Posted: 03/22/2011

    It's time for spring cleaning along the Tennessee River! The 22nd Annual River Rescue: will be held Saturday, April 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM. For the past 22 years, Ijams has coordinated River Rescue.  Read More

  • Green Buildings for Cool Cities Tour Mar. 26

    Green Buildings for Cool Cities Tour Mar. 26, 2011

    Posted: 03/22/2011

    Knox Heritage's Victorian "Green House" and the city's new transit center will showcase the energy-efficient building practices that make them unique as Knoxville takes part in the national "Green Buildings for Cool Cities" campaign this Saturday.  Read More

  • Third Creek Greenway Clean-Up Scheduled Mar. 26

    Third Creek Greenway Clean-Up Scheduled Mar. 26

    Posted: 03/21/2011

    The Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps is hosting a Third Creek Greenway Clean-Up from noon until 3 p.m., Saturday, March 26.  Read More

  • Greenway Recycling Program Launches Mar. 21

    Greenway Recycling Program Launches Mar. 21, 2011

    Posted: 03/18/2011

    The City of Knoxville will launch its greenway recycling program along Morningside, James White, Neyland, Second Creek and Third Creek Greenways with a ceremony set for 4 p.m., Monday, March 21.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 11 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 11 Progress

    Posted: 03/18/2011

    The Henley Bridge is still progressing on schedule.  Read More

  • New Police Chief Swearing In Ceremony Mar. 25

    New Police Chief Swearing In Ceremony Mar. 25, 2011

    Posted: 03/18/2011

    Deputy Chief David B. Rausch will be sworn in as the 25th Chief of the Knoxville Police Department at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011. Read More

  • Second Harvest Kicks Off Space to Erase Hunger Campaign

    Second Harvest Kicks Off Space to Erase Hunger Campaign

    Posted: 03/17/2011

    In the wake of a flood at its current warehouse, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is asking individuals and businesses in East Tennessee to take a 78,000 square-foot step forward and help fund a new distribution facility to serve the hungry of our region.  Read More

  • City Hosting Meetings for New Curbside Recycling Program

    City Hosting Meetings for New Curbside Recycling Program

    Posted: 03/15/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department will be hosting a series of informational meetings this month to update residents on the new curbside recycling program that will begin later this year.  Read More

  • Mayor Brown Honors City Employees

    Mayor Brown Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/15/2011

    At a special luncheon today, Mayor Daniel Brown honored City Employees who have 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service or have retired. Not all long-term employees were present for the luncheon but 114 employees will receive recognition certificates. Read More

  • Mayor Brown Supports Youth Art Month

    Mayor Brown Supports Youth Art Month

    Posted: 03/15/2011

    On March 4th at the 2011 "Art Speaks" Knox County Elementary Art Show, Mayor Brown presented a Proclamation declaring March as Youth Art Month during the First Friday events.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book features Stephen Smith of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

    Brown Bag Green Book features Stephen Smith of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

    Posted: 03/14/2011

    Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville present Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, March 23 in the East Tennessee History Center speaking on Eric Pooley's book The Climate War Politics: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth. Free and open to the public, the discussion does not require attendees to have read the book, although copies can be found at the Knox County Public Library. Read More

  • City Holds Open House for First EarthCraft Renovation Certified Home

    City Holds Open House for First EarthCraft Renovation Certified Home

    Posted: 03/11/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department will host an open house for it's first-ever EarthCraft Renovation certified home renovation on Wednesday, March 16 at 4705 Plymouth Drive.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week 10 Progress

    Henley Bridge Week 10 Progress

    Posted: 03/11/2011

    With ten weeks into the project, things are progressing on schedule.  Read More

  • Learn how to access the Library's new digital collection

    Learn how to access the Library's new digital collection

    Posted: 03/11/2011

    Knox County Public Library has expanded its public help session offerings for eBooks. The free sessions include demonstrations and one-on-one support for eBook checkout.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting at City's First EarthCraft Renovation Certified Home

    Ribbon Cutting at City's First EarthCraft Renovation Certified Home

    Posted: 03/11/2011

    Mayor Brown and the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department hosted a ribbon cutting for it's first-ever EarthCraft Renovation certified home renovation on Wednesday, March 16 at 4705 Plymouth Drive.  Read More

  • Portion of Shrewsbury Drive Closed

    Portion of Shrewsbury Drive Closed

    Posted: 03/10/2011

    A portion of Shrewsbury Drive near its intersection with Woods Smith Road will remain closed until the end of next week, March 18, while crews replace a large pipe running beneath the road there. Read More

  • City to Create Small Lake at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    City to Create Small Lake at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Posted: 03/09/2011

    The City of Knoxville is scheduled to begin construction of a small lake on the Whittle Springs Golf Course next week that will improve the appearance of the course and save the city money.  Read More

  • PBS Kids Presents The Cat in the Hat at Knoxville Zoo

    PBS Kids Presents The Cat in the Hat at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 03/09/2011

    The Cat in the Hat, star of the PBS Kids "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™" program, will be making a special appearance at Knoxville Zoo on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read More

  • TDOT Launches SR-62 Western Avenue Project Website

    TDOT Launches SR-62 Western Avenue Project Website

    Posted: 03/09/2011

    A $31.4 million project to widen State Route 62, also known as Western Avenue, in Knox County is now underway.  Read More

  • Tribe One To Host Open House Celebration

    Tribe One To Host Open House Celebration

    Posted: 03/09/2011

    Tribe One is hosting an Open House on March 24, 2011 to celebrate former Executive Director and founder, Chris Woodhull, and welcome the exciting future of Tribe One under the leadership of new Executive Director, Stephanie Davis.  Read More

  • City Sponsors Medications Collection Event March 19

    City Sponsors Medications Collection Event March 19

    Posted: 03/07/2011

    The City of Knoxville will join with Knox County and other area counties to sponsor an East Tennessee Medications Collection Event at 10 different locations on Saturday, March 19.  Read More

  • Fleet Services Honors Charles Long

    Fleet Services Honors Charles Long

    Posted: 03/04/2011

    Fleet Services hosted a cookout at its Loraine Street shop earlier this week to celebrate Charles H. Long's retirement after 40 years with the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Nine Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Nine Progress

    Posted: 03/04/2011

    Utility relocations and adjustments (gas and water) are now complete on the north end of the bridge in the Henley St./Hill St. intersection.  Read More

  • Library Hosting Building Healthy Communities Series

    Library Hosting Building Healthy Communities Series

    Posted: 03/04/2011

    Murphy Branch of the Knox County Public Library is hosting a series of programs aimed at helping area residents find out what is happening in their community, discuss the future plans for the area, and find resources for assistance when they need it.Murphy Branch Library is located in the LT Ross Building at 2247 Western Avenue.  Read More

  • Ukulele Workshop at Arts and Fine Crafts Center

    Ukulele Workshop at Arts and Fine Crafts Center

    Posted: 03/04/2011

    On Saturday, March 19, the City's Arts & Fine Crafts Center will be offering a Ukulele Workshop for ages 13 to adults, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with an hour lunch break). Read More

  • City Suspends Brush Collection to Collect Flood Damage Debris March 7-11

    City Suspends Brush Collection to Collect Flood Damage Debris March 7-11

    Posted: 03/03/2011

    The City of Knoxville Public Service Department will be suspending their brush collection routes for one week starting Monday, March 7, 2011 in order to assist households affected by Monday's flood event with the collection of flood damaged debris and materials.  Read More

  • Downtown Tree Plantings Start March 7

    Downtown Tree Plantings Start March 7

    Posted: 03/03/2011

    Integrity Lawn and Landscaping, Inc., a contractor for the City of Knoxville will start planting trees in 54 locations throughout the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) starting the week of March 7, 2011. The trees will be planted using funds from the city's downtown improvement fund.  Read More

  • SEEED Meets with Mayor Brown

    SEEED Meets with Mayor Brown

    Posted: 03/03/2011

    Mayor Brown met with members of Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED) on Thursday.  Read More

  • Greenway Bridge to be Repaired in Time for Marathon

    Greenway Bridge to be Repaired in Time for Marathon

    Posted: 03/02/2011

    The City of Knoxville will repair the bridge on the Third Creek Greenway in time for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on April 3.  Read More

  • Next Citizens' Police Academy Starts March 17, 2011

    Next Citizens' Police Academy Starts March 17, 2011

    Posted: 03/02/2011

    The Knoxville Police Department will hold it's next Citizens' Police Academy (CPA) starting March 17. Read More

  • City Closes Portion of Cedar Lane Road

    City Closes Portion of Cedar Lane Road

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    The City of Knoxville has closed a portion of Cedar Lane Road near its intersection with Parkway Drive to repair damage caused by the Feb. 28, storm.  Read More

  • City Closes Portion of Third Creek Greenway

    City Closes Portion of Third Creek Greenway

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    A portion of the City of Knoxville's Third Creek Greenway just west of Tyson Park has been closed after floodwaters washed away a bridge there during Monday's storm.  Read More

  • Knoxville-Knox Co. Emergency Management Agency Gathering Flood Damage Info

    Knoxville-Knox Co. Emergency Management Agency Gathering Flood Damage Info

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    Homeowners and business and commercial property owners who suffered uninsured flood damage during the Feb. 28, storm can contact the City of Knoxville's 311 with an estimate of the uninsured damage. Read More

  • MEDIC Regional Blood Center Issues Emergency Need

    MEDIC Regional Blood Center Issues Emergency Need

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    MEDIC Regional Blood Center has issued an emergency need for all blood types but especially O Positive, the most common blood type. Read More

  • Second Harvest Food Bank to Open March 10

    Second Harvest Food Bank to Open March 10

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    Following flooding at its Delaware Avenue facility last week, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee announced today that it will restart operations and resume service to client agencies effective Thursday, March 10, 2011.  Read More

  • Second Harvest Foodbank Warehouse Floods

    Second Harvest Foodbank Warehouse Floods

    Posted: 03/01/2011

    The warehouse at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at 922 Delaware Avenue in North Knoxville was flooded Monday after heavy rainfall caused the creek behind the facility to overflow.  Read More

  • Teen Step Show This Weekend

    Teen Step Show This Weekend

    Posted: 03/01/2011

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

  • Henley Bridge Week EightProgress

    Henley Bridge Week Eight Progress

    Posted: 02/28/2011

    Utility relocation (gas and water) continues on the north end of the bridge in the Henley/Hill Ave. intersection and the intersection of Chapman Highway/Blount Ave. on the south end. Completion of these operations should be completed by March 7th.  Read More

  • Hundreds Attend Trevor Bayne Rally

    Hundreds Attend Trevor Bayne Rally

    Posted: 02/28/2011

    Hundreds of fans braved the weather to celebrate the Daytona 500 Win of Knoxville native Trevor Bayne today at the Knoxville Coliseum. Read More

  • Trevor Bayne Homecoming Rally Moved to Inside Knoxville Coliseum

    Trevor Bayne Homecoming Rally Moved to Inside Knoxville Coliseum

    Posted: 02/28/2011

    Due to inclement weather, the homecoming rally for Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne has been moved to inside the Knoxville Coliseum. Free parking will be available at the Knoxville Coliseum for this event.  Read More

  • Street Renaming Ceremony Friday, Feb. 25

    Street Renaming Ceremony Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

    Posted: 02/25/2011

    On Friday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. there will be an unveiling and dedication ceremony celebrating the newly-renamed LeFlore Avenue, in honor of the late Robert C. (Bob) LeFlore in the Lonsdale Community. Read More

  • Trevor Bayne Homecoming Rally Moved to Mary Costa Plaza at Civic Coliseum

    Trevor Bayne Homecoming Rally Moved to Mary Costa Plaza at Civic Coliseum

    Posted: 02/25/2011

    Since the announcement yesterday of a homecoming rally for Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, response, questions, phone calls and emails have prompted officials to move the event to the Mary Costa Plaza outside the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.  Read More

  • Urban Wilderness Challenge Set for April 16

    Urban Wilderness Challenge Set for April 16

    Posted: 02/25/2011

    Outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to explore Knoxville's urban wilderness in the heart of the city with two races set for April 16, 2011.  Read More

  • Trevor Bayne Rally Monday at Market Square

    Trevor Bayne Rally Monday at Market Square

    Posted: 02/24/2011

    Trevor Bayne has visited New York and California and several places in between over the last few days but no stop will be sweeter for the 20-year-old than the one he will make Monday when Bristol Motor Speedway , Food City and his hometown honor him in in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Family Justice Center Hosts Training

    Family Justice Center Hosts Training

    Posted: 02/22/2011

    Over 70 police officers, prosecutors, and victim advocates attended an in depth training session on the investigation and prosecution of Domestic Violence cases involving strangulation. Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and is often overlooked as victims don't always have signs of physical trauma.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Seven Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Seven Progress

    Posted: 02/18/2011

    Water and gas line adjustments and relocation work is complete on the north end of the bridge in the intersection of Henley Street and Hill Avenue. The demolition on the north end is nearing completion and night work there is subsiding substantially.  Read More

  • Visit Knoxville Zoo for Half Price Through February 28

    Visit Knoxville Zoo for Half Price Through February 28

    Posted: 02/18/2011

    Don't miss out on the last week of Penguin Discount Days at Knoxville Zoo! Admission to the zoo is halfoff through Feb. 28, 2011. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Marmosets

    Knoxville Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Marmosets

    Posted: 02/17/2011

    Two baby Geoffrey's marmosets have made their debut at Knoxville Zoo. The twins were born to parents Willow and Newton on February 6. Visitors can look closely and see the two tiny monkeys being carried by one of their parents, who will share the responsibility of raising them.  Read More

  • Small Business Conference March 9

    Small Business Conference March 9

    Posted: 02/17/2011

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations to host the Annual Small Business Conference on March 9, at Pellissippi State Community College's Magnolia Campus.  Read More

  • New Contractor for First Creek Drainage Improvement Project

    New Contractor for First Creek Drainage Improvement Project

    Posted: 02/16/2011

    The City of Knoxville has reached an agreement with Bell & Associates Construction, LP, to complete the First Creek Drainage Improvement Project.  Read More

  • Checkout and Read Books, Without Ever Leaving Home

    Checkout and Read Books, Without Ever Leaving Home

    Posted: 02/11/2011

    Fall in love with your favorite book all over again - as an eBook - and discover all the places eBooks can take you (and you can take them!).  Read More

  • Electric Vehicles Forum Set for Feb. 24

    Electric Vehicles Forum Set for Feb. 24

    Posted: 02/11/2011

    Businesses interested in hosting an electric car charging station can learn more about the possibility at a Commercial Hosting Partners Forum set for Thursday, February 24, at the Knoxville Chamber.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Six Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Six Progress

    Posted: 02/11/2011

    Demolition work continues on both ends of the bridge.  Read More

  • Knoxville's Mardi Growl March 5

    Knoxville's Mardi Growl March 5

    Posted: 02/11/2011

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  • Rausch Named as New KPD Chief

    Rausch Named as New KPD Chief

    Posted: 02/11/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown announced Deputy Chief David Rausch as the replacement for Chief Sterling Owen who is retiring on March 26.  Read More

  • Task Force Makes Plans to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

    Task Force Makes Plans to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

    Posted: 02/11/2011

    February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Dating violence is a serious public health issue in Knox County.  Read More

  • Director Leaving Office of Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

    Director Leaving Office of Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

    Posted: 02/09/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced today that Jon Lawler will be leaving his position as director of the Knoxville/Knox County Office of Ten-Year Plan to end Chronic Homelessness.  Read More

  • Learn About Extreme Weather at Brown Bag Green Book

    Learn About Extreme Weather at Brown Bag Green Book

    Posted: 02/08/2011

    Matt Hinkin, WATE Channel 6 meteorologist, will discuss The Weather of the Future; Heat Waves, Extreme Storms and Other Signs from a Climate-Changed Planet by Heidi Cullen on February 16, 12 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center as part of the continuing Brown Bag Green Book series presented by Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville with support from Friends of the Library.  Read More

  • Ace Miller Honored

    Ace Miller Honored

    Posted: 02/07/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown helped celebrate the renaming of Golden Gloves Arena in honor of Ace Miller, the boxing trainer and longtime director of Knoxville's Golden Gloves program during a ceremony Saturday night. Read More

  • KPD Chief Owen Retiring

    KPD Chief Owen Retiring

    Posted: 02/07/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown announced today that Knoxville Police Chief Sterling P. Owen IV is retiring effective March 26. Read More

  • City's Budget Reflects Mixed Financial Performance

    City's Budget Reflects Mixed Financial Performance

    Posted: 02/04/2011

    Mayor Daniel Brown told City Council today that the city has experienced a mixed financial performance so far during the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year but it will continue to provide the same level of public services and support its redevelopment efforts.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Five Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Five Progress

    Posted: 02/04/2011

    Demolition still continues on both ends of the bridge, day and night. Utility work is progressing (at night) in the Chapman/Blount intersection.  Read More

  • Helen Ross McNabb Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting

    Helen Ross McNabb Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 02/01/2011

    The Helen Ross McNabb Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30pm to celebrate the completion of permanent, supportive housing for homeless single-parent families with mental health disabilities. The newly constructed 8-unit apartments are located at 1125 Baker Avenue in Knoxville. City of Knoxville Mayor Daniel T. Brown spoke at the ribbon cutting.  Read More

  • City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

    City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 01/31/2011

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant for fiscal year 2011-2012, which begins on July 1, 2011. Read More

  • City to Hold Renaming Ceremony at Chilhowee Park

    City to Hold Renaming Ceremony at Chilhowee Park

    Posted: 01/31/2011

    The city will hold a ceremony celebrating the renaming of the Kerr Building/Golden Gloves Arena to the Kerr Building/Ace Miller Golden Gloves Arena.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Four Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Four Progress

    Posted: 01/28/2011

    Operations on the Henley Bridge were suspended Friday at noon while workers took time to attend services for Britton Bridge employee, John Womac. Mr. Womac was killed in anindustrial accident on the Henley Bridge on Tuesday, January 25. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of John Womac.  Read More

  • City Revises Utility Plans on Cumberland Ave.

    City Revises Utility Plans on Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 01/25/2011

    The City of Knoxville has revised its preliminary plans and will bury the existing overhead utility lines on Cumberland Avenue when it begins construction on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Feb. 3

    Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting Feb. 3, 2011

    Posted: 01/25/2011

    The city will hold a Fort Sanders Stakeholders Meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the University of Tennessee Visitor Center located at 2704 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 4

    Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 4, 2011

    Posted: 01/25/2011

    The Mayor's Budget Retreat will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, February 4 at the Square Room at Cafe 4 on Market Square. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Saddened By The Death Of Miss T Giraffe

    Knoxville Zoo Saddened By The Death Of Miss T Giraffe

    Posted: 01/24/2011

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the death of Miss T, one of the zoo's reticulated giraffes. Miss T died on Monday, January 24, 2011. At 27 years old, she was the seventh oldest giraffe in the United States.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Three Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Three Progress

    Posted: 01/21/2011

    Despite wintry weather, the contractor continues to work on dismantling the northbound and southbound approach spans of the bridge.  Read More

  • Jensen Named Co-Chairman of Coalition on Family Violence Board of Directors

    Jensen Named Co-Chairman of Coalition on Family Violence Board of Directors

    Posted: 01/21/2011

    Russ Jensen, the City of Knoxville's 311 Director, has been named co-chairman of the Community Coalition on Family Violence Board of Directors.  Read More

  • City Begins Using New Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System

    City Begins Using New Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System

    Posted: 01/20/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Division began using its new Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System with great success on the city's main and primary feeder streets beginning with a series of snow events that started on January 5.  Read More

  • Eight Knox Area Agencies Receive Funding to End Homelessness

    Eight Knox Area Agencies Receive Funding to End Homelessness

    Posted: 01/20/2011

    Eight Knoxville-area agencies will receive funding to continue their work to end homelessness in our community. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the funding through the department's Continuum of Care program.  Read More

  • Emmett to Assume Downtown Coordinator Duties

    Emmett to Assume Downtown Coordinator Duties

    Posted: 01/20/2011

    Bill Lyons, Senior Director for Policy & Communications announced today that Urban Growth Manager Rick Emmett will assume the duties of the city's downtown coordinator in addition to continuing in his current position.  Read More

  • City Hosts Open House for Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System

    City Hosts Open House for Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System

    Posted: 01/18/2011

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department and Fleet Service Division will host an open house for the city's new Salt Brine Mixing and Deployment System from 10:30 a.m. until noon, on Thursday, January 20 at the city's Loraine Street Public Works Complex located at 1400 Loraine Street.  Read More

  • Statement from Knoxville Zoo on Loss of Elephant Keeper Stephanie James

    Statement from Knoxville Zoo on Loss of Elephant Keeper Stephanie James

    Posted: 01/18/2011

    Knoxville Zoo expresses its deepest sympathy to Ron and Kris James for the devastating loss of their daughter, Stephanie James. This is a very difficult day for all friends and colleagues of Stephanie, who was a respected and admired member of the Knoxville Zoo family.  Read More

  • Free Parking at City Garages on Monday Jan 17, 2011

    Free Parking at City Garages on Monday Jan 17, 2011

    Posted: 01/14/2011

    Free Parking at City Garages on Monday, Jan 17, 2011 There will be free parking in city garages all day on Monday, January 17th, for Martin Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week Two Progress

    Henley Bridge Week Two Progress

    Posted: 01/14/2011

    The detours are complete and functional. The Chapman/Moody intersection will be worked on one more time tomorrow (Saturday) to improve the turning radius from westbound Moody to northbound Chapman Highway.  Read More

  • City Council Approves Tree Inventory

    City Council Approves Tree Inventory

    Posted: 01/13/2011

    City Council has approved a $75,000 contract authorizing the Davey Resource Group to conduct an inventory of the city's publicly-owned trees and draft an urban forestry management plan for the city.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Looks to the Future of Earth

    Brown Bag Green Book Looks to the Future of Earth

    Posted: 01/12/2011

    Charles Maynard, author and founding Executive Director of the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will discuss Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben on January 26, 12 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center as part of the continuing Brown Bag Green Book series presented by Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • City Services MLK Holiday Schedule 2011

    City Services MLK Holiday Schedule 2011

    Posted: 01/12/2011

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, January 17th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Read More

  • Plug Into Your Community Recycling Events

    Plug Into Your Community Recycling Events

    Posted: 01/12/2011

    Despite snow and falling temperatures the City of Knoxville and its partners collected about 25 tons of old computer equipment during the "Plug into Your Community" computer recycling event on January 8.  Read More

  • KAT Requests Input on Downtown Trolley System

    KAT Requests Input on Downtown Trolley System

    Posted: 01/11/2011

    3Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will be holding meetings to gather input on the downtown trolley system. 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: 01/11/2011

    This January, bring your outdated phone book to the zoo for recycling and get a real deal on zoo admission, thanks to the annual partnership between AT&T Real Yellow Pages and Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • Ten-Year Plan Public Conversation Jan. 26

    Ten-Year Plan Public Conversation Jan. 26

    Posted: 01/11/2011

    There will be a Ten-Year Plan public conversation regarding Permanent Supportive Housing Residents - Three Stories from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Wednesday, January 26 at the Volunteer Ministry Center's Resource Center on 511 N. Broadway. Read More

  • Brown Named as New City Mayor

    Brown Named as New City Mayor

    Posted: 01/10/2011

    City Councilman Daniel T. Brown was elected mayor by his fellow City Council members Monday to serve out the unexpired term of former Mayor Bill Haslam.  Read More

  • City's Winter Weather Operations

    City's Winter Weather Operations

    Posted: 01/10/2011

    City of Knoxville Public Service crews are continuing to work clearing main routes but driving conditions could be somewhat difficult this morning.  Read More

  • 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    Posted: 01/07/2011

    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

  • Arrest of Multiple Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Multiple Robbery Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 01/07/2011

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Investigator Timothy Evan Thornton the Officer of the Month for November 2010. Investigator Thornton has been with the Knoxville Police Department since June 2006.  Read More

  • Funding Now Available Through the Neighborhoods Small Grants Program

    Funding Now Available Through the Neighborhoods Small Grants Program

    Posted: 01/07/2011

    The East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) and the City of Knoxville are pleased to announce that funding is available through the Neighborhoods Small Grants Program (NSGP) to support projects in 2011. Low- to moderate-income neighborhoods and crime watch groups located in Knoxville are encouraged to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $3,000. The application deadline is Monday, March 7, 2011 (postmark date).  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Week One Progress

    Henley Bridge Week One Progress

    Posted: 01/07/2011

    While work continues on the Henley Bridge, motorists are adjusting to the detour around the closure. Read More

  • Computer Recycling Events This Month

    Computer Recycling Events This Month

    Posted: 01/06/2011

    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

  • Coach Summitt Honored at Riverwalk of Fame

    Coach Summitt Honored at Riverwalk of Fame

    Posted: 01/05/2011

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

  • Mayor Haslam Delivers Final Addresss

    Mayor Haslam Delivers Final Addresss

    Posted: 01/05/2011

    Mayor Bill Haslam delivered a final address to the public and city employees at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.  Read More

  • City Council Taking Applications

    City Council Taking Applications

    Posted: 01/04/2011

    City Council is currently taking applications for filling an anticipated vacancy in the Fifth District City Council Seat.  Read More

  • Mayor to Deliver Final Address Wednesday

    Mayor Haslam to Deliver Final Address Wednesday

    Posted: 01/04/2011

    Mayor Bill Haslam will deliver a final address to the public and city employees at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.  Read More

  • Henley Bridge Closed for 24 to 30 Months

    Henley Bridge Closed for 24 to 30 Months

    Posted: 01/03/2011

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed the Henley Bridge for an estimated 24 to 30 months for an extensive bridge rehabilitation project.  Read More

  • It's A New Year of Brown Bag Green Book

    It's A New Year of Brown Bag Green Book

    Posted: 01/03/2011

    Knox County Public Library and the City of Knoxville are excited to present a new season of the Brown Bag Green Book lunch and learn series starting in January 26, 2011.  Read More