2012

Communications Director

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

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

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  • City Services New Year Holiday Schedule

    City Services New Year Holiday Schedule 2012

    Posted: 12/28/2012

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year Holiday. Read More

  • Civil War Roundtable at Historic Ramsey House

    Civil War Roundtable at Historic Ramsey House

    Posted: 12/28/2012

    The Historic Ramsey House will be hosting a free presentation by the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on January 19th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Historic Ramsey House Visitor Center. Read More

  • State Street Escalator to Close Permanently on January 2

    State Street Escalator to Close Permanently on January 2

    Posted: 12/28/2012

    As part of the ongoing expansion of the State Street Parking Garage, the escalator from State Street to Gay Street next to the Regal Riviera movie theater will be closed Read More

  • City Will Celebrate New Year's Eve on Market Square

    City Will Celebrate New Year's Eve on Market Square

    Posted: 12/27/2012

    Join in the fun on Market Square this New Year's Eve, with an afternoon and evening full of activities. Read More

  • Plans Announced for Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    Plans Announced for Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    Posted: 12/21/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch announced traffic enforcement plans for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  Read More

  • City Prepared for Winter Weather

    City Prepared for Winter Weather

    Posted: 12/17/2012

    It has been a mild autumn, but with the official arrival of winter just a few days away the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is prepared for the possibility of inclement weather.  Read More

  • City Services Holiday Schedule

    City Services Holiday Schedule 2012

    Posted: 12/17/2012

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday and Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year Holiday. Read More

  • Departments Achieve National Recognition for Projects

    Departments Achieve National Recognition for Projects

    Posted: 12/12/2012

    Two City of Knoxville departments have been recognized for their high professional standards after thorough annual evaluations by a national organization and government agency. Read More

  • Public Meeting on State Street Garage Construction

    Public Meeting on State Street Garage Construction

    Posted: 12/10/2012

    A public meeting regarding the State Street Garage construction will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Donates Sculpture to City

    Dogwood Arts Donates Sculpture to City

    Posted: 12/07/2012

    Dogwood Arts and the Public Art Collectors Circle will donate Kenneth Thompson's sculpture "Columns" to the City of Knoxville Public Art Collection in a ceremony today. "Columns," constructed of cast and recycled concrete, will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. at its new permanent site in Krutch Park.  Read More

  • Bear Cub Finds New Home at Knoxville Zoo

    Bear Cub Finds New Home at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 12/06/2012

    Knoxville Zoo has a new resident who also happens to be unbearably cute. An 11-month-old male North American black bear cub now calls the Lucille S. Thompson Family Foundation Black Bear Falls his new home, where he is being introduced to his new habitat and bear companions. Read More

  • Penguin Discount Days Are A Cool Way to Visit The Zoo For Half-Price

    Penguin Discount Days Are A Cool Way to Visit The Zoo For Half-Price

    Posted: 12/05/2012

    Knoxville Zoo becomes the coolest place in Knoxville to visit during Penguin Discount Days! Now through Feb. 28, 2013, admission to Knoxville Zoo is half-off. Read More

  • Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Enjoy Holiday Lights by Bicycle

    Posted: 12/03/2012

    Experience the beautiful holiday lights of downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville by bicycle as part of the 6th Annual Tour de Lights.  Read More

  • Knoxville Has Stronger Recovery than Most, Report Says

    Knoxville Has Stronger Recovery than Most, Report Says

    Posted: 11/30/2012

    The Brookings Institution, a private nonprofit group that conducts independent research, has released a report today that found Knoxville to be one of three cities in the country to have fully recovered from the recession.  Read More

  • Celebrate the Holidays at the Library

    Celebrate the Holidays at the Library

    Posted: 11/29/2012

    When the weather outside is frightful, it's always delightful at the Knox County Public Library!  Read More

  • Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob in Holston River Park

    Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob in Holston River Park

    Posted: 11/29/2012

    Dr. Bob Overholt features Holston River Park and Greenway in the final of his 2012 "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoints Schedule Announced

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoints Schedule Announced

    Posted: 11/28/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department conducts a free child car seat checkpoint on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.  Read More

  • Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Lights Up the Holidays

    Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Lights Up the Holidays

    Posted: 11/28/2012

    A forest of lighted trees floating on a lake will welcome visitors to Chilhowee Park, where guests can celebrate the holiday season from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30th, as part of "Christmas in the City."  Read More

  • Mayor Visits KPD's Safety City

    Mayor Visits KPD's Safety City

    Posted: 11/28/2012

    Mayor Rogero visited Safety City today at 165 S. Concord Street.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Wayfinding Project

    Public Meeting on Wayfinding Project

    Posted: 11/28/2012

    On Tuesday, Dec. 4 there will be a public meeting on the City's Downtown Wayfinding Project. Meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in The Emporium Center located at 100 S. Gay St. Parking available in the Jackson Avenue Lot or in metered street spaces. Read More

  • Community Band Presents Free Holiday Concert Dec. 2

    Community Band Presents Free Holiday Concert Dec. 2

    Posted: 11/27/2012

    You can get into the holiday spirit at a free concert by the Knoxville Community Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Bijou Theatre. Music will range from traditional carols to selections with a distinct jazz beat.  Read More

  • Mayor Speaks at AIA Luncheon

    Mayor Speaks at AIA Luncheon

    Posted: 11/27/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Chief of Staff Dean Rice (representing Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett) spoke at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Tennessee Mayor's Luncheon today at the Foundry. Read More

  • Signs Posted for South Knoxville Bicycle Route

    Signs Posted for South Knoxville Bicycle Route

    Posted: 11/27/2012

    The second of several planned signed bicycle routes in the City of Knoxville is complete, with directional signs showing the way from downtown to Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville and back. The approximately 3.6-mile route runs partly along City streets and partly on the Will Skelton Greenway.  Read More

  • Downtown Businesses Participate in Window Decorating Contest

    Downtown Businesses Participate in Window Decorating Contest

    Posted: 11/26/2012

    New to the Christmas in the City celebration, the city is hosting a window-decorating contest for downtown businesses to coincide with this year's theme of "A Knoxville Christmas Carol."  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Administration of Form-Based Code Nov. 29

    Public Meeting on Administration of Form-Based Code Nov. 29

    Posted: 11/26/2012

    There will be a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 on administration of Form-Based Code. The meeting will be held in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

  • KAT Holiday Schedule

    2012 KAT Holiday Schedule Released

    Posted: 11/20/2012

    Winter holidays are fast approaching! Read More

  • City's 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/19/2012

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Read More

  • Friday Events Celebrate Gay Street and Christmas in the City

    Friday Events Celebrate Gay Street and Christmas in the City

    Posted: 11/19/2012

    A double-helping of holiday events this Friday, Nov. 23rd, will recognize a "Great Street" and also kick off Knoxville's Christmas in the City celebration for 2012. Read More

  • Mayor Issues Energy Efficiency Challenge to Businesses

    Mayor Issues Energy Efficiency Challenge to Businesses

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero is encouraging area businesses to become more energy efficient through the "Mayor's Energy Efficiency Challenge," which is designed to spur friendly competition among businesses to undertake projects that will save energy and costs.  Read More

  • Road Closures for Celebration of Lights Event Nov. 23

    Road Closures for Celebration of Lights Event Nov. 23

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    The Regal Celebration of Lights kicks off festivities for Christmas in the City on Friday, Nov. 23.  Read More

  • Paving on Church Ave. Postponed

    Paving on Church Ave. Postponed

    Posted: 11/15/2012

    Paving work that was scheduled to be done downtown this weekend on Church Avenue between Henley Street and Gay Street has been postponed until sometime in early 2013.  Read More

  • Knoxville Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

    Knoxville Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

    Posted: 11/14/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced that IBM has selected Knoxville to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. The grant provides Knoxville with access in 2013 to some of IBM's top experts to analyze and recommend ways to connect residential emergency utility bills to weatherization and energy education services. Read More

  • Renderings Presented for North Gay Street Improvements

    Renderings Presented for North Gay Street Improvements

    Posted: 11/14/2012

    City of Knoxville officials and contractors presented plans this morning for improvements to the streetscape of the 400 and 500 blocks of North Gay Street.  Read More

  • Registration Open for City Adult Basketball Leagues

    Registration Open for City Adult Basketball Leagues

    Posted: 11/13/2012

    There's still time to sign up for the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation adult basketball leagues. The City hosts three leagues:  Read More

  • New Bike Racks Spring Up Across Downtown Knoxville

    New Bike Racks Spring Up Across Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 11/12/2012

    Visitors to the Old City will find an interesting new addition to the streetscape on Central Street: Knoxville's first "bike corral," which converts an on-street parking space into parking for bicycles.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Nov. 14 on 400 and 500 Blocks of North Gay Street

    Public Meeting Nov. 14 on 400 and 500 Blocks of North Gay Street

    Posted: 11/12/2012

    There will be a public meeting to review concept plans for street improvements to the 400 and 500 blocks of North Gay Street at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Auto Technicians located at 523 N. Gay St. Read More

  • Union Ave. Near State Street Garage Closed

    Union Ave. Near State Street Garage Closed

    Posted: 11/12/2012

    Because of the ongoing construction work at the City's State Street Garage, Union Avenue between State Street and South Central Street will be closed to traffic for a week beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 13.  Read More

  • City Event Marks America Recycles Day on Nov. 17

    City Event Marks America Recycles Day on Nov. 17

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping sponsor America Recycles Day in Knoxville for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents. America Recycles Day in Knoxville will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17th, at the West Town Mall parking lot on the Morrell Road side of the mall.  Read More

  • City's Risk Management Department Wins National Award

    City's Risk Management Department Wins National Award

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Risk Management Division has been named winner of a prestigious national award by Risk & Insurance Magazine, for its efforts to reduce worker's compensation costs while also improving workplace safety for City employees. Knoxville has received the 2012 Theodore Roosevelt Workers' Compensation and Disability Management Award for the nonprofit sector.  Read More

  • Fine Craft Fair at Jacob Building Nov. 16-18

    Fine Craft Fair at Jacob Building Nov. 16-18

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    Attend a spectacular exhibit of fine crafts and holiday gift ideas at the 46th annual Craft Fair presented by the Foothills Craft Guild!  Read More

  • Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Saturday, Nov. 10

    Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Saturday, Nov. 10

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint this Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Urges Support of Hurricane Sandy Recovery

    Mayor Rogero Urges Support of Hurricane Sandy Recovery

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    As recovery efforts continue in the Northeastern United States from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging all Knoxvillians who want to help to work only through established groups and networks.  Read More

  • Unwanted Medications Collection on Nov. 17

    Unwanted Medications Collection on Nov. 17

    Posted: 11/09/2012

    If you have old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicines, you can safely dispose of them on Saturday, Nov. 17th, at two locations in East Tennessee.  Read More

  • Paving Work Planned for Church Avenue

    Paving Work Planned for Church Avenue

    Posted: 11/06/2012

    Paving operations are scheduled to begin on Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville on Monday, Nov. 12th. Paving will take place from the Church Avenue Viaduct to Henley Street, and this work will be done in two phases.  Read More

  • Knoxville A Finalist for Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

    Knoxville A Finalist for Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

    Posted: 11/05/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced that Knoxville has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life - and that ultimately can be shared with other cities across the nation.  Read More

  • New Veterans Service Office Opens

    New Veterans Service Office Opens

    Posted: 11/05/2012

    This morning, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mayor Tim Burchett, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr, State Senator Becky Duncan Massey, and other officials cut the ribbon for the new Veterans Service Office in Knox County at 1000 N. Central St. in the Knox Central Building. Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9, 2012

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9, 2012

    Posted: 11/05/2012

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Friday, Nov. 9 during the 87th Veterans Day Parade.  Read More

  • Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery

    Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery

    Posted: 11/02/2012

    Give yourself and your family a fighting chance to survive a residential fire by keeping your first line of defense working by changing the batteries in your smoke alarm.  Read More

  • Recovery and Clean-up of Richmond Hill Cemeteries Unveiled

    Recovery and Clean-up of Richmond Hill Cemeteries Unveiled

    Posted: 11/02/2012

    On Friday afternoon, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mayor Tim Burchett, Councilwoman Brenda Palmer and the West View Historical Cemetery District unveiled the clean-up and recovery of the cemeteries on Richmond Hill and the creation of a Historical Cemetery District to include six cemeteries.  Read More

  • Seymour Middle School Wins in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign

    Seymour Middle School Wins in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign

    Posted: 11/02/2012

    Students, teachers and administrators at Seymour Middle School are $150,000 richer today after being named 2012 Champions and the grand prize winner in U.S. Cellular's (NYSE: USM) Calling All Communities campaign. The contest awards $150,000 to the school that garners the most online votes and the next 17 schools receive $50,000 each.  Read More

  • Young-Williams Animal Center Elect to Adopt Special Nov. 8

    Young-Williams Animal Center Elect to Adopt Special Nov. 8

    Posted: 11/02/2012

    Young-Williams Animal Center will close its adoption facilities for the day on Wednesday, Nov. 7, for routine cleaning and building maintenance, and will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 8, with a special election-themed adoption promotion.  Read More

  • Mobile Meals Kitchen Reopened

    Mobile Meals Kitchen Reopened

    Posted: 11/01/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mayor Tim Burchett, State Senator Becky Duncan-Massey, Executive Director of CAC Barbara Kelly, Director of CAC Office on Aging Barbara Monty and other local leaders helped cut a ribbon today to officially reopen the Mobile Meals Kitchen at 1747 Reynolds Street. Read More

  • Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

    Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

    Posted: 10/31/2012

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

  • City Leaf Collection Begins This Week

    City Leaf Collection Begins This Week

    Posted: 10/30/2012

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins this week. Public Service Department crews will be visiting the city's neighborhoods to vacuum leaves between now and February 2013.  Read More

  • Curbside Recycling Program Marks Successful First Year

    Curbside Recycling Program Marks Successful First Year

    Posted: 10/30/2012

    Knoxville's Curbside Recycling Program is one year old this month, and has collected more than 5,000 tons of material from 20,000 households.  Read More

  • KAT Opens New Superstop in West Knoxville

    KAT Opens New Superstop in West Knoxville

    Posted: 10/30/2012

    The long-awaited Walbrook Superstop will open on Monday, November 5. Read More

  • Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 10/29/2012

    Following the acquisition of a new 22-acre property, Ijams Nature Center is expanding to 300 acres and further enhancing the South Loop on Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. Read More

  • Community Coalition on Family Violence Holds Anita Gregg Luncheon

    Community Coalition on Family Violence Holds Anita Gregg Luncheon

    Posted: 10/26/2012

    The Community Coalition on Family Violence held the 16th Annual Anita Gregg Memorial Awards Luncheon today at the Foundry.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

    Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

    Posted: 10/25/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero is one of 22 leading local officials from jurisdictions around the country to join the Advisory Board of Smart Growth America's new Local Leaders Council.  Read More

  • City Announces Christmas in the City Festivities

    City Announces Christmas in the City Festivities

    Posted: 10/24/2012

    With the air turning cooler, it's not too soon to think about Christmastime and the popular events that surround the City of Knoxville's Christmas in the City annual celebration.  Read More

  • Knoxville Celebrates Food Day in a Big Way

    Knoxville Celebrates Food Day in a Big Way

    Posted: 10/24/2012

    On October 24, the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council and partners from across the community will join the nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable, sustainable food and a better food system. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Food Policy Council members will kick off the Market Square Farmers Market at 11:00 a.m.  Read More

  • West Hills Tennis Center Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting

    West Hills Tennis Center Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 10/23/2012

    The City of Knoxville and the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association held a ribbon-cutting on Monday, October 22nd, for the new West Hills Tennis Center clubhouse in West Hills Park.  Read More

  • Christmas in the City Kick Off Oct. 24

    Christmas in the City Kick Off Oct. 24

    Posted: 10/18/2012

    City of Knoxville officials will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Bijou Theatre to announce the festivities for this year's "Christmas in the City" celebration.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Announces Hire of City's First Urban Forester

    Mayor Rogero Announces Hire of City's First Urban Forester

    Posted: 10/18/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today the hiring of Knoxville's first urban forester. Kasey Krouse, who is currently an urban forester with Davey Resource Group in Fort Wayne, IN, will join the City of Knoxville Public Service Department on Dec. 3.  Read More

  • Street Renamed in Honor of Joy of Music School Founder

    Street Renamed in Honor of Joy of Music School Founder

    Posted: 10/18/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Joy of Music School's Executive Director Francis Graffeo and others participated in a ribbon cutting Thursday for the official renaming of the former Travis Avenue to James Dick Lane. Read More

  • West Hills Tennis Center Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting Oct. 22

    West Hills Tennis Center Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting Oct. 22

    Posted: 10/18/2012

    The City of Knoxville and the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association will hold a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 22nd, for the new West Hills Tennis Center clubhouse in West Hills Park.  Read More

  • City Proposing to Update Construction Codes

    City Proposing to Update Construction Codes

    Posted: 10/17/2012

    The City of Knoxville is considering updating its construction codes and ordinances. Read More

  • Disability Mentoring Day at the City

    Disability Mentoring Day at the City

    Posted: 10/17/2012

    The City of Knoxville welcomed more than 20 people with various disabilities on Wednesday, who shadowed City employees in areas ranging from the mayor's office to the parks and recreation, communications, fleet services, and engineering departments.  Read More

  • KAT To Turn Over Reigns of Campus Transit Services

    KAT To Turn Over Reigns of Campus Transit Services

    Posted: 10/16/2012

    UT has announced that it has accepted the proposal offered by First Transit to operate the Campus Transit Service. Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) currently operates this service as The T System. First Transit is a private provider of transportation services and is scheduled to begin providing the campus service in June 2013.  Read More

  • Record Number of Participants in City's Disability Mentoring Day

    Record Number of Participants in City's Disability Mentoring Day

    Posted: 10/16/2012

    The City of Knoxville is welcoming more than 20 people with various disabilities on Wednesday, Oct. 17th, who will be shadowing City employees in areas ranging from the mayor's office to the parks and recreation, communications, fleet services, and engineering departments.  Read More

  • Crews' Survivor Project on Display at City County Building

    Crews' Survivor Project on Display at City County Building

    Posted: 10/11/2012

    Artist Bobbie Crews currently has her work entitled "The Survivor Project" on display in the City County Buidling on the Main level. Read More

  • Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for Oct. 28

    Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for Oct. 28

    Posted: 10/11/2012

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club will host the Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th.  Read More

  • Founders Day Luncheon Honors Historic Homes of Knoxville

    Founders Day Luncheon Honors Historic Homes of Knoxville

    Posted: 10/10/2012

    The Historic Homes of Knoxville held a luncheon on Wednesday, October 10 at The Foundry to celebrate the founding of the City of Knoxville 221 years ago.  Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/09/2012

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

  • Knoxville Selected for Stormwater Permitting Program

    Knoxville Selected for Stormwater Permitting Program

    Posted: 10/09/2012

    The City of Knoxville was recognized today at Volunteer Landing as one of five programs selected by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for a pilot project that aims to streamline stormwater regulation Read More

  • State St. Garage Expansion Public Meeting Oct. 11

    State St. Garage Expansion Public Meeting Oct. 11

    Posted: 10/09/2012

    There will be a public meeting to discuss the State Street Garage Expansion on Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. ain the East Tennessee History Center on S. Gay Read More

  • Kerbela Shrine Corvette Unit Celebrates 30 Years

    Kerbela Shrine Corvette Unit Celebrates 30 Years

    Posted: 10/08/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with members of the local Kerbela Shrine today to present them with a proclamation celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Kerbela Shrine Corvette Unit. Read More

  • Mayor Speaks to KAUL Young Professionals

    Mayor Speaks to KAUL Young Professionals

    Posted: 10/08/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with the Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals on Monday night. Read More

  • Boo at the Zoo Kicks Off Oct. 12

    Boo at the Zoo Kicks Off Oct. 12

    Posted: 10/05/2012

    Celebrate the most spooktacular time of the year with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular kicks off 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 18-21 and Thursday through Tuesday, Oct. 25- 30, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offers Free Admission Nov. 10-11

    Knoxville Zoo Offers Free Admission Nov. 10-11

    Posted: 10/05/2012

    isitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the zoo's annual Kroger Free Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.) Read More

  • Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

    Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

    Posted: 10/05/2012

    Conventional wisdom claims that environmental regulations cost business dearly. However, as it turns out, what's good for the environment may also be good for the economy and job growth in a community. Read More

  • City Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair

    City Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair

    Posted: 10/04/2012

    On Thursday, Oct. 4 Mayor Madeline Rogero hosted an Employee Appreciation Picnic and Benefits Fair at Mary Costa Courtyard at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Read More

  • Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

    Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

    Posted: 10/04/2012

    Today Dr. Bob Overholt will feature Tyson Park as the fourth in his monthly "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks. The feature will air on WBIR Channel 10's "Live at Five at Four" show today.  Read More

  • Knoxville Tree Board Wins State Award

    Knoxville Tree Board Wins State Award

    Posted: 10/04/2012

    The City of Knoxville Tree Board has been chosen as the state's 2012 Tree Board of the Year by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, in recognition of the City's commitment to expanding and caring for its urban canopy. The award will be presented at a luncheon in Nashville on Friday, Oct. 5.  Read More

  • Celebrity Pumper Mayor Rogero at Chapman Hwy. Pilot

    Celebrity Pumper Mayor Rogero at Chapman Hwy. Pilot

    Posted: 10/03/2012

    Mayor Rogero was a Pilot Celebrity Pumper Wednesday at 4603 Chapman Highway. Read More

  • City Selected for Pilot Project on Stormwater Permitting

    City Selected for Pilot Project on Stormwater Permitting

    Posted: 10/03/2012

    The City of Knoxville has been selected by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for a pilot project that aims to streamline stormwater regulation.  Read More

  • Gay Street a Great Street for Knoxville and America

    Gay Street a Great Street for Knoxville and America

    Posted: 10/03/2012

    Gay Street, with its mix of history, rebirth and pedestrian friendliness, has been named one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 by the American Planning Association.  Read More

  • Celebrity Pumpers Greet Pilot Customers throughout Knox County

    Celebrity Pumpers Greet Pilot Customers throughout Knox County

    Posted: 10/01/2012

    Some familiar faces will appear at Pilot locations across Knox County Monday thru Wednesday. Nearly 70 elected officials and media personalities will help Pilot support the United Way of Greater Knoxville during the annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers event.  Read More

  • Library to Host New Program to Help Kindergarten Parents

    Library to Host New Program to Help Kindergarten Parents

    Posted: 09/28/2012

    Beginning on Tuesday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m., the Children's Room at Lawson McGhee Library will introduce a new weekly storytime for preschoolers called "Pre-K Read and Play." Pre-K Read and Play is a pilot program specifically designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten.  Read More

  • National Night Out Oct. 2

    National Night Out Oct. 2

    Posted: 09/28/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department is reminding citizens that Tuesday, October 2, 2012, is designated National Night Out for the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Passengers Unite to Strengthen KAT Farragut Express 102x

    Passengers Unite to Strengthen KAT Farragut Express 102x

    Posted: 09/28/2012

    KAT passengers, the Smart Trips Program and The Town of Farragut are teaming up to promote the use of the 102X - Farragut Express Route.  Read More

  • 24 EV Charging Stations Available in the City

    24 EV Charging Stations Available in the City

    Posted: 09/27/2012

    The City held a ribbon-cutting event at the Civic Coliseum parking garage to officially mark the opening of 24 EV charging stations in City garages and other facilities.  Read More

  • Roadwork Planned This Weekend on Summit Hill Drive

    Roadwork Planned This Weekend on Summit Hill Drive

    Posted: 09/27/2012

    City of Knoxville contractors will be paving Summit Hill Drive from Henley Street to South Central Street this weekend, along with some side streets. The project will be the first in the city to use a new paving mix including recycled shingles.  Read More

  • Fair Housing Workshop Highlights LGBT Rights

    Fair Housing Workshop Highlights LGBT Rights

    Posted: 09/26/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department will hold a workshop on Friday, Sept. 28th, to discuss fair housing issues, with an emphasis on the housing rights under federal law of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cherokee Health, 2018 Western Ave. Read More

  • Island River Drive Boat Launch Opens Sept. 26

    Island River Drive Boat Launch Opens Sept. 26

    Posted: 09/25/2012

    On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero, in conjunction with Legacy Parks Foundation, will open a new river access point at 5599 Island River Drive and unveil the first of the City's blueway directional signage. Read More

  • Morningside Park Renovations Ribbon Cutting

    Morningside Park Renovations Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 09/25/2012

    The City of Knoxville held a ribbon-cutting today for the recent $250,000 renovation of Morningside Park funded by Pilot Flying J.  Read More

  • Safety City Safety Fair Saturday, Sept. 29

    Safety City Safety Fair Saturday, Sept. 29

    Posted: 09/24/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department will hold a Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

  • Downtown Knoxville Gets a Fall Spruce-Up

    Downtown Knoxville Gets a Fall Spruce-Up

    Posted: 09/21/2012

    Visitors to Downtown Knoxville this fall will see several improvements to the landscape and streetscape. Crews from the Public Service Department have been busy on Market Square and Gay Street, along with help from several local businesses.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Morningside Park Renovations Funded by Pilot Flying J

    Ribbon Cutting for Morningside Park Renovations Funded by Pilot Flying J

    Posted: 09/21/2012

    The City of Knoxville will hold a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, for the recent $250,000 renovation of Morningside Park funded by Pilot Flying J.  Read More

  • KCHD Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night

    KCHD Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night

    Posted: 09/20/2012

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will be spraying for mosquitoes in seven areas on Thursday, Sept. 20, (tomorrow night) between the hours of 9 p.m. to midnight, if the temperature is above 55 degrees.  Read More

  • Knox County Officials Announce Flu Prevention Initiative with Walgreeens

    Knox County Officials Announce Flu Prevention Initiative with Walgreeens

    Posted: 09/20/2012

    Knox County officials are pleased to announce its partnership with Walgreens to help vaccinate Knox County high school students against the flu.  Read More

  • Knoxville Plugs in at Two Electric Vehicle Events

    Knoxville Plugs in at Two Electric Vehicle Events

    Posted: 09/20/2012

    Two events in the next week will showcase Knoxville's growing number of electric vehicle (EV) owners and the City's expanding EV infrastructure.  Read More

  • Outdoor Classroom Project Initiated by Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    Outdoor Classroom Project Initiated by Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    Posted: 09/20/2012

    Mayor Rogero attended the opening this morning of the new Outdoor Classroom at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, along with County Mayor Tim Burchett, Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, County Commissioner Ed Shouse, City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, and children from many Knox County schools.  Read More

  • Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Posted: 09/19/2012

    Proclamations from Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett were presented to six local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on Thursday. Read More

  • Mayors Proclaim No Text on Board Pledge Day

    Mayors Proclaim No Text on Board Pledge Day

    Posted: 09/19/2012

    A joint Proclamation from Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett was presented to Alan L. Hill - Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T on Thursday proclaiming September 19 as "No Text on Board Pledge Day" in the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Read More

  • Downtown United for United Way Lunch

    Downtown United for United Way Lunch

    Posted: 09/18/2012

    Be a part of Downtown United on Friday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read More

  • Five Points Residents, Stakeholders Brainstorm Neighborhood Resources

    Five Points Residents, Stakeholders Brainstorm Neighborhood Resources

    Posted: 09/18/2012

    About 100 Five Points residents and stakeholders joined Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) staff on Thursday, Sept. 13, for a Five Points Forum to brainstorm available resources in the neighborhood and to continue discussion on revitalization of Five Points.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosts Unique Fundraiser Sept. 28

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosts Unique Fundraiser Sept. 28

    Posted: 09/18/2012

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful isn't putting on any ordinary fundraiser. This year, the local organization is hosting the Rocky Top Pickin' Party, a night of great music and fun set in the rustic outdoors of Oakes Farm in Corryton, TN on September 28, 2012. Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Superhero Saturday

    Zoo Hosts Superhero Saturday

    Posted: 09/18/2012

    Avenger fans are invited to Knoxville Zoo for Superhero Saturday featuring Iron Man and Captain America. On Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., zoo visitors will have the chance to meet these famous superheroes, get their autographs and pose for photos with two of Marvel Comics' most popular characters.  Read More

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair Sept. 22

    Emergency Preparedness Fair Sept. 22

    Posted: 09/17/2012

    The East Tennessee Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will hold an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cokesbury United Methodist Church (north campus)- located at 9915 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Local Community Takes the Call to Action from HBO's Weight of the Nation Plea

    Local Community Takes the Call to Action from HBO's Weight of the Nation Plea

    Posted: 09/17/2012

    Local and national experts are coming together on Sept. 24 to address the obesity crisis. Taking a cue from the HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation, a Community Forum and Expert Discussion Panel will be held that Monday at the Knox County Health Department Auditorium, 140 Dameron Avenue, from 7- 9 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. Parking is also free and convenient.  Read More

  • Two City Engineers Receive Honors, Appointments

    Two City Engineers Receive Honors, Appointments

    Posted: 09/17/2012

    Two longtime employees of the City of Knoxville Engineering Department have been honored by professional associations and appointed to prominent professional boards.  Read More

  • ABA Names International Biscuit Festival as an Event to Watch in 2013

    ABA Names International Biscuit Festival as an Event to Watch in 2013

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    The International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, TN has been named a 2013 Event to Watch by the American Bus Association. The ABA evaluated nominations for the Top 100 Events in North America, and selected the festival as a new motorcoach friendly event to watch. Read More

  • Accessible Housing Moves to Forefront of Event

    Accessible Housing Moves to Forefront of Event

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    Stephanie Brewer Cook used to dread going to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum for meetings and events, but now it's no longer a worry. Read More

  • City Proposes Food Corridor for $5 Million Grant

    City Proposes Food Corridor for $5 Million Grant

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    The City of Knoxville has officially applied for a grant with the 2012 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, which offers four $1 million awards and one $5 million award for innovative local solutions to national problems. Read More

  • Health Dept.'s School-Located Flu Vaccination Clinics Start Sept. 17

    Health Dept.'s School-Located Flu Vaccination Clinics Start Sept. 17

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    The eighth year of the school-located influenza vaccination program (also known by the intranasal vaccine's brand name: FluMist) will begin on Sept. 17 and both the online consent site and papers forms are available for parents to enroll their children now.  Read More

  • John Sevier Days Living History Weekend Sept. 22-23

    John Sevier Days Living History Weekend Sept. 22-23

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    Marble Springs Historic Site will be hosting a weekend of Living History in celebration of the first governor of Tennessee. Read More

  • Ramsey House Plantation Country Market Fall Festival Sept. 22

    Ramsey House Plantation Country Market Fall Festival Sept. 22

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    The 48th Annual Country Market will take place this year on September 22nd, from 10am to 4pm at Historic Ramsey House, located at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike in Knoxville.  Read More

  • Zoo's Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art Created By Zoo Animals

    Zoo's Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art Created By Zoo Animals

    Posted: 09/14/2012

    Knoxville Zoo will be featuring some of the wildest art you've ever seen at a special after-hours event. Art Gone Wild!, a special show and sale of original artwork created by zoo animals, will be held on Friday, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • KCDC Hosts Forum for Community Discussion on Five Points Revitalization

    KCDC Hosts Forum for Community Discussion on Five Points Revitalization

    Posted: 09/13/2012

    Five Points residents and community stakeholders will gather at the Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club at 317 McConnell Street from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 for a Five Points Forum, a facilitated discussion about the revitalization of the Five Points neighborhood.  Read More

  • KPD Warns Fans to Not Storm the Field at Neyland

    KPD Warns Fans to Not Storm the Field at Neyland

    Posted: 09/13/2012

    The entire UT nation is excited in anticipation of this weekend's game between the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida.  Read More

  • Utility Construction to Cause Temporary Delays on Neyland Dr. on Sept. 14

    Utility Construction to Cause Temporary Delays on Neyland Dr. on Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/13/2012

    All lanes of traffic will remain open on a section of Neyland Drive (near Leinard Lane).  Read More

  • Apparent Successful Proposer Named for Tourism Services

    Apparent Successful Proposer Named for Tourism Services

    Posted: 09/12/2012

    The evaluation committee reviewing destination marketing proposals for the City of Knoxville and Knox County has selected Visit Knoxville as the apparent successful proposer. Read More

  • Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Zoo Ticket Special

    Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Zoo Ticket Special

    Posted: 09/12/2012

    The Knoxville Zoo and Knoxville area Kroger stores have partnered to offer a special "Buy One Zoo Ticket, Get One Free" promotion for all Kroger Plus card members.  Read More

  • Mayor Hosts Neighborhood Meeting in North Knoxville

    Mayor Hosts Neighborhood Meeting in North Knoxville

    Posted: 09/12/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City of Knoxville officials will host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17th, in the gymnasium of Belle Morris Elementary School.  Read More

  • City Installs Multi-Space Meters

    City Installs Multi-Space Meters

    Posted: 09/11/2012

    On Monday the City of Knoxville's Traffic Engineering crews and a contracted vendor installed multi-space meters along the 100 block of South Gay Street as part of a pilot project.   Read More

  • Gina Hancock of the Nature Conservancy to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Sept. 19

    Gina Hancock of the Nature Conservancy to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Sept. 19

    Posted: 09/10/2012

    If you want to protect land, then you need to own it.  Read More

  • Equipment Problems Delay Spraying in Three Areas

    Equipment Problems Delay Spraying in Three Areas

    Posted: 09/07/2012

    Due to mechanical problems on one spray truck, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) was unable to spray the South Knoxville, Island Home and Vestal areas last night. Spraying for those areas is rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, between the hours of 9 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Cumberland Project Right of Way

    Public Meeting on Cumberland Project Right of Way

    Posted: 09/07/2012

    The City of Knoxville and consultants for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25th, at the University Visitors' Center (former Faculty Club) at 2704 Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • Third Annual Doggie Dip at Inskip Pool

    Third Annual Doggie Dip at Inskip Pool

    Posted: 09/06/2012

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation and PetSafe will hold the third annual "Doggie Dip" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8th. Dog owners will be allowed to bring their four-legged family members for a swim before gates are closed for the season at Inskip Pool, located at 4204 Bruhin Road.  Read More

  • City and PetSafe Hold Ribbon Cutting for Dog Park

    City and PetSafe Hold Ribbon Cutting for Dog Park

    Posted: 09/05/2012

    The City of Knoxville and PetSafe officials opened a new off-leash dog park today in Holston River Park, located at 3300 Holston Hills Rd.  Read More

  • KAT Express Route Services Changing

    KAT Express Route Services Changing

    Posted: 09/05/2012

    The Express Route services will soon be changing.  Read More

  • Register to Vote at Knoxville Station

    Register to Vote at Knoxville Station

    Posted: 09/05/2012

    KAT is pleased to announce that you can now register to vote at Knoxville Station!  Read More

  • It's Football Shuttle Time in Tennessee

    It's Football Shuttle Time in Tennessee

    Posted: 09/04/2012

    Put on your orange and get ready for this exciting time of the year!  Read More

  • KFD Booths at Boomsday

    KFD Booths at Boomsday

    Posted: 08/31/2012

    The Knoxville Fire Department (KFD) will staff five EMS booths this year during Booms Day.  Read More

  • Holston River Dog Park Opens Sept. 5

    Holston River Dog Park Opens Sept. 5

    Posted: 08/30/2012

    City of Knoxville officials and PetSafe will celebrate the opening of the area's newest dog park at the Holston River Dog Park at 4 p.m. on Sept. 5.  Read More

  • Jazz on the Square Wraps Up with Labor Day Finale

    Jazz on the Square Wraps Up with Labor Day Finale

    Posted: 08/30/2012

    The 2012 Jazz on the Square series will conclude with a Labor Day concert featuring the entire Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3rd. The KJO will perform at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square, and the program will feature works by Jimmy Van Heusen, Jerome Kern, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Donald Brown and others. Read More

  • Road Closures and Parking for Boomsday

    Road Closures and Parking for Boomsday

    Posted: 08/30/2012

    The following roads will be closed for Boomsday activities this weekend.  Read More

  • Victor Ashe Park featured in Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

    Victor Ashe Park featured in Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

    Posted: 08/30/2012

    Victor Ashe Park featured in "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series August 30, 2012 - Dr. Bob Overholt will feature Victor Ashe Park as the third in his monthly "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks. It airs today on Channel 10, WBIR.  Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes New U.S. Citizens

    Mayor Welcomes New U.S. Citizens

    Posted: 08/29/2012

    Mayor Rogero welcomed attendees at the United States District Court's Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.  Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 7

    Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 7

    Posted: 08/29/2012

    Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series returns to Market Square for the ninth year of free family fun in front of the silver screen! Partnering with PetSafe, this year's Movies on Market Square continues its quest to be the most pet friendly movie series ever.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday 2012

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday 2012

    Posted: 08/28/2012

    City offices will be closed Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day Holiday. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting at Lonsdale Recreation Center Aug. 29

    Ribbon Cutting at Lonsdale Recreation Center Aug. 29

    Posted: 08/28/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and City officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovation and expansion of Lonsdale Recreation Center at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Lonsdale Recreation Center located at 2700 Stonewall St.  Read More

  • KPD Honors Two Officers with Medal of Merit Awards

    KPD Honors Two Officers with Medal of Merit Awards

    Posted: 08/27/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented the Medal of Merit award to Knoxville Police Department Officers Andrew Keith and Steve Taylor for their heroic actions in saving the life of Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Lowell Russell. Read More

  • Local Residents Called to Contribute to Historic Cancer Research Effort

    Local Residents Called to Contribute to Historic Cancer Research Effort

    Posted: 08/23/2012

    Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett joined other community leaders this morning for the kickoff of registration for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 study. Mayor Rogero pledged to join the study, and encouraged all eligible citizens between the ages of 30 and 65 to join her. Read More

  • Zoo Brings in Heavy Equipment for Touch A Truck Event Saturday

    Zoo Brings in Heavy Equipment for Touch A Truck Event Saturday

    Posted: 08/23/2012

    Knoxville Zoo is bringing in the heavy equipment for a special event sure to please admirers of trucks as powerful as an elephant and nimble as a gazelle.  Read More

  • Bright Lights and Big Booms at Boomsday

    Bright Lights and Big Booms at Boomsday

    Posted: 08/22/2012

    Boomsday returns to the Tennessee River for another year of thrilling effects and thunderous sounds of celebration. The nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show will illuminate the sky over Knoxville with a 22-minute jaw dropping spectacle. Read More

  • City Reopens Expanded Larry Cox Senior Center

    City Reopens Expanded Larry Cox Senior Center

    Posted: 08/22/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and several City Council members attended a ribbon-cutting today for improvements at the Larry Cox Senior Center in North Knoxville.  Read More

  • Crews to Begin Minor Work at Lakeshore Park

    Crews to Begin Minor Work at Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 08/22/2012

    The City of Knoxville will begin various maintenance and minor demolition projects at Lakeshore Park, which may alter some entrances and traffic at the park.  Read More

  • Blount Mansion has New Fence

    Blount Mansion has New Fence

    Posted: 08/20/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City staff and Blount Mansion Association Board members participated in a ribbon-cutting at Blount Mansion on Monday. Read More

  • City Welcomes Three Americorps Members

    City Welcomes Three Americorps Members

    Posted: 08/20/2012

    Three City of Knoxville departments will have helping hands for the next 11 months, thanks to the Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps program.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting at Wee Course at Williams Creek

    Ribbon Cutting at Wee Course at Williams Creek

    Posted: 08/17/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mayor Tim Burchett, Ambassador Victor Ashe, city and county officials, supporters and representatives from Williams Creek and First Tee of Greater Knoxville participated in a ribbon cutting of the new Wee Course on Thursday. Read More

  • East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 18

    East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 18

    Posted: 08/15/2012

    The East Tennessee History Fair will celebrate the region's history with music, crafts, historical characters, vintage films, authors, living history and tours.  Read More

  • Educator and Civil Rights Leader Sarah Moore Greene Dies

    Educator and Civil Rights Leader Sarah Moore Greene Dies

    Posted: 08/15/2012

    Earlier today, Mayor Rogero expressed her deep sympathy at the passing of Knoxville Civil Rights icon and educator Sarah Moore Greene.  Read More

  • Mayor Speaks at Renewable Energy Luncheon

    Mayor Speaks at Renewable Energy Luncheon

    Posted: 08/15/2012

    Mayor Rogero spoke at the Tennessee Renewable Energy Economic Council (TREEDC) Renewable Energy Luncheon on Wednesday at Chesapeake's. Read More

  • Knoxville's Urban Wilderness South Loop is Open

    Knoxville's Urban Wilderness South Loop is Open

    Posted: 08/14/2012

    Mayor Rogero, Mayor Burchett, Ambassador Ashe, city and county officials, donors and supporters joined Legacy Parks Foundation in a ribbon cutting ceremony of the 15-mile South Loop. The entrances to the loop are located on View Park Drive in South Knoxville. Read More

  • Arrest of Homicide Suspect Earns Officers Award

    Arrest of Homicide Suspect Earns Officers Award

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officers Keith Lyon and Devin Hopkins the March Officers of the Month. Officer Lyon has been with the department since March 1994 while Officer Hopkins has been with KPD since July 2011. Read More

  • Cadet Honored for Apprehension of Hit and Run Driver

    Cadet Honored for Apprehension of Hit and Run Driver

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Cadet Vanessa Mayes the March Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Cadet Mayes has been with the department since January 2012.  Read More

  • Investigation of Triple Fatal Hit and Run Earns Honors for Three Officers

    Investigation of Triple Fatal Hit and Run Earns Honors for Three Officers

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Tracy Hunter, Officer Greg Womac, and Officer Sandra Reynolds the May Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. Hunter has been with KPD since December 1999. Officer Womac has been with the department since December 1998 while Officer Reynolds has been an officer since November 1986. Read More

  • Officer Honored For Investigation Leading to Arrest of Robbery and Kidnapping Suspect

    Officer Honored For Investigation Leading to Arrest of Robbery and Kidnapping Suspect

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Robert Satterfield the June Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for New Fence at Blount Mansion Aug. 20

    Ribbon Cutting for New Fence at Blount Mansion Aug. 20

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council members will participate in a ribbon-cutting at Blount Mansion on Monday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at 200 W. Hill Ave. Read More

  • Robbery Suspect Arrest Earns Officer Honors

    Robbery Suspect Arrest Earns Officer Honors

    Posted: 08/13/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Ray Offenbacher the April Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. Offenbacher has been with KPD since March 1995. Read More

  • Wee Course at Williams Creek Dedication August 16

    Wee Course at Williams Creek Dedication August 16

    Posted: 08/10/2012

    The First Tee of Greater Knoxville announced it will dedicate The Wee Course, a newly constructed three-hole short course located adjacent to the Williams Creek Golf Course. The Wee Course will allow youth enrolled in The First Tee golf program to have a designated play and practice area.  Read More

  • ACE Accelerator Seminars to Focus on Government Contracting

    ACE Accelerator Seminars to Focus on Government Contracting

    Posted: 08/09/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), are sponsoring three advanced government contracting seminars.  Read More

  • JFG Sign to Light Knoxville Skyline Again

    JFG Sign to Light Knoxville Skyline Again

    Posted: 08/09/2012

    Boomsday is celebrating its 25th Anniversary next month and fireworks are not the only thing that will light up the sky. Officials from the City of Knoxville, Reily Foods, Knox Heritage, and Visit Knoxville announced that the iconic JFG sign is returning to the South Knoxville waterfront and one lucky person will get the opportunity to "Flip the Switch" at Boomsday and light up the sign once again Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book Lunch and Learn Program Aug. 15

    Brown Bag Green Book Lunch and Learn Program Aug. 15

    Posted: 08/08/2012

    "Health is determined in part by personal choice and genetics. However, where you live also affects your health," according to Stephanie Welch, Knox County Health Department's Community Development and Planning Director.  Read More

  • Knoxville's South Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Knoxville's South Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 08/08/2012

    City and county officials, donors and supporters will join Legacy Parks Foundation in a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on August 14 of the 15-mile South Loop within Knoxville's Urban Wilderness that connects Ijams Nature Center, Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, William Hastie Natural Area and Marie Myers Park. Read More

  • Pick the Flicks for Movies on Market Square

    Pick the Flicks for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/08/2012

    Daylight is starting to wane, which means it must be time for Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square! Read More

  • Remember to Call 811 on 8-11-12 and Every Day

    Remember to Call 811 on 8-11-12 and Every Day

    Posted: 08/08/2012

    KUB and other utilities are joining the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to use August 11 [8-11-12] to remind customers and contractors about the importance of calling 811 before digging to have underground utilities marked for free. Read More

  • Applications Available for Parks and Rec Challenge Grants

    Applications Available for Parks and Rec Challenge Grants

    Posted: 08/07/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2012-13 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

  • Emerald Youth Fellows Meet with Mayor Rogero

    Emerald Youth Fellows Meet with Mayor Rogero

    Posted: 08/07/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with members of the Emerald Youth Fellows program today.  Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes New Members to CAC AmeriCorps

    Mayor Welcomes New Members to CAC AmeriCorps

    Posted: 08/06/2012

    Mayor Rogero welcomed new members to the CAC AmeriCorps on Monday. Read More

  • KCDC's The Residences at Eastport Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

    KCDC's The Residences at Eastport Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

    Posted: 08/03/2012

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) announced today its newest property, the Residences at Eastport, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for its achievement in green homebuilding and design by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED Platinum certification is the highest level of USGBC certification.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Makes Appointments to Business Advisory Council

    Mayor Rogero Makes Appointments to Business Advisory Council

    Posted: 08/02/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, in keeping with a pledge to make Knoxville more business friendly, has appointed 11 leaders to the newly created Business Advisory Council.  Read More

  • Open House Aug. 4 for Affordable Lonsdale Home

    Open House Aug. 4 for Affordable Lonsdale Home

    Posted: 08/01/2012

    There will be an Open House this Saturday, Aug. 4, at a home in the Lonsdale neighborhood built by the East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation with funds provided by the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Mabry-Hazen House to Host 5th Annual Boomsday, Bluegrass and Barbeque Event

    Mabry-Hazen House to Host 5th Annual Boomsday, Bluegrass and Barbeque Event

    Posted: 07/31/2012

    The Mabry-Hazen House will host their 5th annual Boomsday, Bluegrass, and Barbeque Celebration on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012.  Read More

  • Mayor Meets with Artists

    Mayor Meets with Artists

    Posted: 07/31/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with artists who have work on display in the Office of Business Support. Business Liaison Patricia Robledo has her office wall filled with artwork from several local artists. Robledo held a reception for these artists and several Hispanic leaders to meet with Mayor Rogero and for everyone to view the displayed art. Read More

  • City Seeks Innovative Ideas for Mayors Challenge Grant

    City Seeks Innovative Ideas for Mayors Challenge Grant

    Posted: 07/30/2012

    Do you have a $5 million idea? The City of Knoxville is seeking public input as City officials prepare to apply for a Mayors Challenge grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, a nonprofit organization founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Read More

  • Dr. Bob Encourages Locals to Get Out and Play

    Dr. Bob Encourages Locals to Get Out and Play

    Posted: 07/26/2012

    Dr. Bob Overholt launched the second feature in his monthly "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks, on WBIR TV-10.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Names Two Nominees to Planning Commission

    Mayor Rogero Names Two Nominees to Planning Commission

    Posted: 07/24/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has nominated two Knoxville residents to fill open seats on the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on High School Rd. and Coster Rd.

    KUB Road Closures on High School Rd. and Coster Rd.

    Posted: 07/23/2012

    KUB will have the following lane closures due to utility work July 25-August 10: Read More

  • Mayor Honors Summer Interns

    Mayor Honors Summer Interns

    Posted: 07/23/2012

    Mayor Rogero hosted a luncheon for interns from the City of Knoxville's "Summer in the City" high school intern program.  Read More

  • Public Meeting July 26 on Expansion of State Street Garage

    Public Meeting July 26 on Expansion of State Street Garage

    Posted: 07/23/2012

    A public meeting on the expansion of the State Street parking garage will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St. Read More

  • Smoke-Free Knoxville Invites New Members

    Smoke-Free Knoxville Invites New Members

    Posted: 07/20/2012

    The Smoke-Free Knoxville Coalition is hosting a membership recruitment and orientation breakfast on Wednesday, July 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Ijams Nature Center Miller Building, 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville.  Read More

  • City Holds Splash Jam for Summer Playground Program Participants

    City Holds Splash Jam for Summer Playground Program Participants

    Posted: 07/19/2012

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

  • City's Community Band to Perform at the Cove

    City's Community Band to Perform at the Cove

    Posted: 07/19/2012

    The Knoxville Community Band will offer a brief musical tour of the world during a free concert at 3 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, at the Cove in Concord Park. Read More

  • KPD Accepting Applications to Citizen's Police Academy

    KPD Accepting Applications to Citizen's Police Academy

    Posted: 07/19/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department is now accepting applications for the next session of the Citizen's Police Academy. Read More

  • Mayor Visits KPD's Training Center

    Mayor Visits KPD's Training Center

    Posted: 07/19/2012

    Mayor Rogero spent Thursday morning touring the Knoxville Police Department's Phil E. Keith Training Center.  Read More

  • KTA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Elimination of Express Route

    KTA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Elimination of Express Route

    Posted: 07/18/2012

    The Knoxville Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 26, 2012 to hear comments on the proposed elimination of KAT's Route 101X - The Cedar Bluff Express.  Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Middlebrook Pike

    KUB Road Closures on Middlebrook Pike

    Posted: 07/18/2012

    KUB and its contractor will close the eastbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Middlebrook Pike between Mingle Avenue and Proctor Street daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and Friday, July 20, to facilitate work on a wastewater manhole.  Read More

  • Mayor Tours the Abundant Life Kitchen

    Mayor Tours the Abundant Life Kitchen

    Posted: 07/17/2012

    On Tuesday, Mayor Rogero toured KARM's new facility for social enterprise catering, "The Abundant Life Kitchen" at 3336 Sevier Ave. Read More

  • City Holding Open House at 514 Forest Hills Blvd.

    City Holding Open House at 514 Forest Hills Blvd.

    Posted: 07/13/2012

    The City is holding an open house for the Homemaker Program property located at 514 Forest Hills Blvd.  Read More

  • City Moves to Stabilize Historic South High School Building

    City Moves to Stabilize Historic South High School Building

    Posted: 07/13/2012

    The City of Knoxville has filed an order under its Demolition by Neglect ordinance against the owner of the historic old South High School building, and is preparing to make any repairs needed to protect against further structural deterioration.  Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Adair Drive

    KUB Road Closures on Adair Drive

    Posted: 07/13/2012

    KUB and its contractor will implement intermittent road closures on sections of Adair Drive (between Jenkins Road and Bruhin Road) and Seminole Drive (between Adair Drive and Woodcrest Drive) of daily between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., starting Monday, July 16, and lasting through Saturday, August 18, as part of ongoing sewer system construction in this area.  Read More

  • Four Paws Handbook Aimed at Making East Tennessee More Pet-Friendly

    Four Paws Handbook Aimed at Making East Tennessee More Pet-Friendly

    Posted: 07/12/2012

    Pet lovers in East Tennessee now have another resource to help make their community more pet friendly. "Four Paws: Handbook for a Pet-Friendly Community" is full of ideas, tips and tricks, and local initiatives to keep pets happy and healthy.  Read More

  • Tickets on Sale Now for Zoo's Feast with the Beasts

    Tickets on Sale Now for Zoo's Feast with the Beasts

    Posted: 07/12/2012

    Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers? Join Knoxville Zoo for Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, August 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a wildly good time at one of the zoo's biggest annual fundraisers.  Read More

  • Knoxville Joins Energy-Saving Better Buildings Challenge

    Knoxville Joins Energy-Saving Better Buildings Challenge

    Posted: 07/11/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Tim Butler - Technical Project Officer from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Mary Stephens-Bogert - Convention Center Manager participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to mark the completion of a solar array at the Knoxville Convention Center  Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes DOE Regional Small Business Summitt

    Mayor Welcomes DOE Regional Small Business Summitt

    Posted: 07/10/2012

    Mayor Rogero welcomed attendees to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Regional Small Business Summit Tuesday morning at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Chapman Hwy.

    KUB Road Closures on Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 07/09/2012

    KUB will close the southbound curbside lane of traffic on Chapman Highway between Larry Drive and W. Redbud Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Solar Array Wednesday

    Ribbon Cutting for Solar Array Wednesday

    Posted: 07/09/2012

    The City will present a ribbon-cutting for the new solar array at the Knoxville Convention Center and will announce a energy-saving initiative on Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. Read More

  • KUB Storm Update Advisory

    KUB Storm Update Advisory

    Posted: 07/06/2012

    Approximately 18,000 KUB customers remain without electricity as of 4 a.m. this morning following a severe storm that hit the KUB service territory early Thursday evening. Read More

  • KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 07/03/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch announced traffic enforcement plans for the July 4th holiday weekend. The special traffic enforcement operation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on July 3, 2012, and conclude at Midnight on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Read More

  • Neyland Greenway Remains Closed

    Neyland Greenway Remains Closed

    Posted: 07/03/2012

    Due to TDOT's Henley Bridge rehabilitation project, the lane shifts on Neyland Drive remain in place in order to allow for the repairs and re-construction at Span #1 and Span #2 of the bridge.  Read More

  • Festival on the Fourth to Take Stage at World's Fair Park

    Festival on the Fourth to Take Stage at World's Fair Park

    Posted: 07/02/2012

    The nation will celebrate America's 236th birthday on Wednesday and the City of Knoxville is doing its part with an old-fashioned Festival on the Fourth, presented by OneMain Financial.  Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Locust Street on July 3

    KUB Closes Lane on Locust Street on July 3

    Posted: 07/02/2012

    KUB will close one lane of traffic on Locust Street between Main Street and W. Hill Avenue from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Aug. 17-19

    Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Aug. 17-19

    Posted: 07/02/2012

    Now in its 18th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 17-19, 2012, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read More

  • KCHD Urges Public to Play it Cool, Avoid Heat Stroke

    KCHD Urges Public to Play it Cool, Avoid Heat Stroke

    Posted: 06/29/2012

    The temperature is forecast to break 100 degrees this week, with high humidity and little chance for rain. People working outside, infants and children, the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions can be particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness. That's why Knox County Health Department (KCHD) urges the public to use caution and know the signs of and treatment for heat stroke.  Read More

  • KSO to Perform Variety of Music at 28th Annual Pilot Independence Day Concert

    KSO to Perform Variety of Music at 28th Annual Pilot Independence Day Concert

    Posted: 06/29/2012

    The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) returns to World's Fair Park for the 28th Annual FREE Pilot Independence Day Concert complete with popular patriotic tunes, classical favorites, an salute to the Armed Forces and a fireworks finale.  Read More

  • City Expands Facade Program to Magnolia Warehouse District

    City Expands Facade Program to Magnolia Warehouse District

    Posted: 06/28/2012

    Beginning July 1, owners of commercial buildings in the Magnolia Warehouse Redevelopment District can apply for financial assistance to renovate street-facing exteriors.  Read More

  • City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 06/28/2012

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

  • KUB's Payment Centers Closed for July 4th

    KUB's Payment Centers Closed for July 4th

    Posted: 06/28/2012

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

  • Garbage Day Change for Fort Sanders Neighborhood

    Garbage Day Change for Fort Sanders Neighborhood

    Posted: 06/27/2012

    The City of Knoxville is changing the day garbage is collected in the Fort Sanders area to Mondays.  Read More

  • Cumberland Avenue Project Moves Forward

    Cumberland Avenue Project Moves Forward

    Posted: 06/26/2012

    City officials today announced an updated timeline and design for the Cumberland Avenue redevelopment project. Read More

  • Patriotic Bike Parade Leads Festival on the Fourth

    Patriotic Bike Parade Leads Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 06/26/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Special Events Office has put a new spin to Festival on the Fourth activities this year with a patriotic bike parade for children ages 3 to 12.  Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Unique Evening of Family Fun

    Zoo Hosts Unique Evening of Family Fun

    Posted: 06/26/2012

    Knoxville Zoo is hosting a very special evening of family geared fun this Saturday. Zoo To Do, an after-hours event featuring kid-friendly food and entertainment, will be held this Saturday, June 30, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • City Rolls Out Business Opportunity Fair

    City Rolls Out Business Opportunity Fair

    Posted: 06/22/2012

    The City of Knoxville will award millions of dollars in contracts during the next 12 to 18 months, and City officials want local businesses to have the first opportunity to bid on those contracts.  Read More

  • Dr. Bob Encourages Locals to Get Out and Play in Knoxville Parks

    Dr. Bob Encourages Locals to Get Out and Play in Knoxville Parks

    Posted: 06/22/2012

    On June 21, 2012, Dr. Bob Overholt will launch the first of his monthly "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks, on WBIR TV-10.  Read More

  • KFD's Local 65 Firefighters Union to Present Check

    KFD's Local 65 Firefighters Union to Present Check

    Posted: 06/22/2012

    Local 65 Firefighters Union will again sponsor the "Learn Not To Burn" program by presenting a check for $13,237.54 to the City Of Knoxville Fire Department on Monday, June 25 at 11 a.m. 614 N. Central St.  Read More

  • Upcoming Road and Lane Closures for Utility Work

    Upcoming Road and Lane Closures for Utility Work

    Posted: 06/22/2012

    Due to utility work by KUB there will be road closures on Middlebrook Pike Read More

  • Mayoral Portraits Unveiled

    Mayoral Portraits Unveiled

    Posted: 06/21/2012

    Portraits of former Mayors were unveiled today during a special ceremony. Governor Bill Haslam and former Mayor Daniel Brown unveiled their portraits with the artists who created them, Mayor Madeline Rogero, city officials, and other guests. Read More

  • Road Closures for Weekend Events

    Road Closures for Weekend Events

    Posted: 06/21/2012

    Due to events, these road closures will be in effect for this weekend: Read More

  • City Opens Temporary River Access in South Knoxville

    City Opens Temporary River Access in South Knoxville

    Posted: 06/20/2012

    City officials opened a temporary river access point today for local kayakers and canoeists to enjoy while they wait for the construction of the new Suttree Landing Park, which is part of the South Knoxville Waterfront project and currently under design.  Read More

  • City Staff Issues Report, Makes Recommendations on Mulch Fire

    City Staff Issues Report, Makes Recommendations on Mulch Fire

    Posted: 06/20/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today released a review and analysis of the April mulch fire at Shamrock Organic Products.  Read More

  • Mayor Speaks to Students from UT's BETS Program

    Mayor Speaks to Students from UT's BETS Program

    Posted: 06/19/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke with students from the Unviersity of Tennessee's Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) program today. Read More

  • Knoxville's First Woman Mayor Awarded Inaugural Leadership Award

    Knoxville's First Woman Mayor Awarded Inaugural Leadership Award

    Posted: 06/18/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today became the first recipient of the Lizzie Crozier French Women's Leadership Award. The Lizzie was presented to Mayor Rogero at the East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit in recognition of her ongoing dedication to the principles set out by the Award's namesake. Read More

  • City Gets Set for an Old-Fashioned Fourth

    City Gets Set for an Old-Fashioned Fourth

    Posted: 06/15/2012

    Fireworks, a Patriotic Bike Parade and a dramatic presentation from some daring individuals will be among the highlights of an old-fashioned celebration at the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth, presented by OneMain Financial.  Read More

  • Community Meeting on Downtown North Brownfield Grants

    Community Meeting on Downtown North Brownfield Grants

    Posted: 06/13/2012

    The City of Knoxville will hold a community kickoff meeting next week for the Downtown North Brownfield grant program.  Read More

  • Mayoral Portraits to Be Unveiled

    Mayoral Portraits to Be Unveiled

    Posted: 06/13/2012

    The portraits of two former Knoxville mayors will be unveiled during a ceremony on Thursday, June 21st at 2:30 p.m., joining a historical gallery at the 5th floor Atrium of the City County Building.  Read More

  • Father's Day Fishing Event in Victor Ashe Park

    Father's Day Fishing Event in Victor Ashe Park

    Posted: 06/12/2012

    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 and the Mast General Store from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Victor Ashe Park.  Read More

  • UT's Nolt to Speak at June 20th Brown Bag Green Book

    UT's Nolt to Speak at June 20th Brown Bag Green Book

    Posted: 06/12/2012

    As part of the Brown Bag, Green Book series, on June 20th, Dr. John Nolt, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, will talk about his book A Land Imperiled: The declining health of the southern Appalachian bioregion. Read More

  • Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 23

    Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 23

    Posted: 06/11/2012

    Get set for James White's Fort annual Cherokee festival. On Saturday June 23rd the Fort and Indian Creek Productions, Inc. are inviting young and old to come and relive a day in the life of the Cherokee.  Read More

  • Young-Williams Asks for Help During Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

    Young-Williams Asks for Help During Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

    Posted: 06/11/2012

    June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, and Young-Williams Animal Center has dozens of cats and kittens looking for a home.  Read More

  • Community Band to Give Sunday Concert on Market Square

    Community Band to Give Sunday Concert on Market Square

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    The Knoxville Community Band will hold a free concert Sunday, June 10, featuring music of Scott Joplin and Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as numbers with a bit of Spanish flair.The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Market Square, and is the second in a series of three outdoor summer concerts.  Read More

  • Event Road Closures this Weekend

    Event Road Closures this Weekend

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    Due to several events this weekend, Downtown Knoxville will have the following road closures: Read More

  • Free Car Seat Checkpoint Saturday

    Free Car Seat Checkpoint Saturday

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free car seat checkpoint Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.  Read More

  • Meetings Planned with Consultants on Blighted Properties

    Meetings Planned with Consultants on Blighted Properties

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    The Knoxville Property developers, bankers, neighborhood leaders, and government and nonprofit officials next week will be wrestling with the challenges posed by blighted and vacant properties in Knoxville and Knox County.  Read More

  • New Library Business Database Available

    New Library Business Database Available

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to offer a new business reference database, Gale's Demographics Now, which will replace ReferenceUSA.  Read More

  • Safety City Summer Hours Start Monday

    Safety City Summer Hours Start Monday

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    From June 11, 2012 to July 30, 2012, Safety City will be open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Read More

  • Solar PV Ribbon Cutting at SACE

    Solar PV Ribbon Cutting at SACE

    Posted: 06/08/2012

    Mayor Rogero participated in a solar pv installation ribbon cutting ceremony at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) on Friday at 3804 Middlebrook Pike. Read More

  • Get Out on Local Trails with Missy Kane and Legacy Parks

    Get Out on Local Trails with Missy Kane and Legacy Parks

    Posted: 06/05/2012

    Fitness expert and Covenant Health representative Missy Kane, in partnership with Legacy Parks Foundation and Knoxville Parks and Recreation, will kick off the "Get Out on Local Trails with Missy Kane" on Wednesday, June 6, at 8:45 a.m.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Cherokee Trail Improvements June 7

    Public Meeting on Cherokee Trail Improvements June 7

    Posted: 06/05/2012

    The City of Knoxville will be hosting a meeting on June 7, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. to present the planned improvements to Cherokee Trail from Cherokee Bluff to Scottish Pike. Read More

  • UTK's Haslam Scholars Meet with Mayor

    UTK's Haslam Scholars Meet with Mayor

    Posted: 06/05/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Policy Officer Bill Lyons had lunch with members of the University of Tennessee's Haslam Scholars Program today at the City County Building. Read More

  • City Director Receives National Award

    City Director Receives National Award

    Posted: 06/04/2012

    Gary Eastes, Director of Risk Management for the City of Knoxville, will receive the 2012 PRIMA Public Risk Manager of the Year award in ceremonies today in Nashville. Read More

  • City Announces Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sales

    City Announces Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sales

    Posted: 06/01/2012

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office is pleased to announce it is partnering with the Town of Farragut, Knox County and the Water Quality Forum to offer Ivy-brand rain barrels as well as Ivy compost bins to residents through the Water Quality Forum's award-winning rain barrel program.  Read More

  • Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Awards Donation to Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Awards Donation to Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    Posted: 06/01/2012

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) today announced a major gift in support of Keep Knoxville Beautiful's mission to engage individuals in local community improvement and environmental projects.  Read More

  • Report Shows Costs, Benefits of Permanent Supportive Housing

    Report Shows Costs, Benefits of Permanent Supportive Housing

    Posted: 05/31/2012

    A study of services provided to formerly homeless people now living in permanent supportive housing in Knoxville shows cost savings in many areas. The study compared the costs of a year in housing to a year on the streets.  Read More

  • KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    Posted: 05/30/2012

    The Knoxville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. The assessment team reviewing the Knoxville Police Department consists of Chief (retired) Daniel Boring of the Culpeper, Virginia Police Department and Chief (retired) Mary Viverette of the Gaithersburg, Maryland Police Department.  Read More

  • Fort Sanders Paving Work Resumes

    Fort Sanders Paving Work Resumes

    Posted: 05/29/2012

    Paving operations in the Fort Sanders neighborhood are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 30. It is anticipated this work will take approximately two weeks to complete. Affected streets have been posted with Temporary No Parking signs. Cars parked on those streets are subject to towing. Read More

  • City Opens Outdoor Pools, Canoe Tours and Swim Lessons

    City Opens Outdoor Pools, Canoe Tours and Swim Lessons

    Posted: 05/25/2012

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor pools this Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. Jump in and enjoy two of the last remaining public pools in the greater Knoxville area.  Read More

  • City to Host Business Breakfast June 28

    City to Host Business Breakfast June 28

    Posted: 05/25/2012

    The City of Knoxville will host its annual business breakfast event on Thursday, June 28, for companies interested in learning more about upcoming projects and opportunities to do business with the city.  Read More

  • Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Posted: 05/25/2012

    June 1, 2012 marks the 216th anniversary of Tennessee's admission as the 16th state in the year 1796.  Read More

  • City and County Join for RFI on Tourism

    City and County Join for RFI on Tourism

    Posted: 05/24/2012

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County are evaluating their tourism marketing needs through requests for information (RFIs) for professionals to help both governments make the most of their tourism budgets. The RFI has a deadline of June 5th.  Read More

  • Signs Posted for City's First Bicycle Route

    Signs Posted for City's First Bicycle Route

    Posted: 05/24/2012

    The first of several planned signed bicycle routes in the City of Knoxville is complete, with directional signs showing the way from Cedar Bluff to downtown, and back. The approximately 11-mile route runs partly along City greenways and partly on roads, though it largely avoids major highways.  Read More

  • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2012

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2012

    Posted: 05/23/2012

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. Read More

  • KUB Announces Payment Centers Closed for Memorial Day

    KUB Announces Payment Centers Closed for Memorial Day

    Posted: 05/22/2012

    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, KUB's payments centers will be closed Monday, May 28. The payment centers are located at 4428 Western Avenue, 445 S. Gay Street, and 4218 Asheville Highway. Read More

  • Mayor Honors Public Works Department

    Mayor Honors Public Works Department

    Posted: 05/21/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Senior Director of Public Works Christi Branscom recognized Public Works Week today at the Public Works complex at 1400 Loraine Street. Read More

  • National Safe Boating Week

    National Safe Boating Week

    Posted: 05/18/2012

    Mayor Rogero presented a proclamation today to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary proclaiming this week as National Safe Boating Week.  Read More

  • KUB Board Passes 2013 Fiscal Year Budget

    KUB Board Passes 2013 Fiscal Year Budget

    Posted: 05/17/2012

    The KUB Board of Commissioners today approved a budget of $841 million for fiscal year 2013. The budget, which reflects a full year of accelerated infrastructure investment for KUB's Century II electric and water programs, represents an increase of 1.6 percent or $13.2 million over current fiscal year expenditures. Read More

  • Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    Posted: 05/17/2012

    The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies held a joint Peace Officers Memorial Service on Thursday, May 17 in the Mary Costa Plaza outside of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Read More

  • Public Works Week May 20-26

    Public Works Week May 20-26

    Posted: 05/17/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Senior Director of Public Works Christi Branscom will recognize Public Works Week in Knoxville and highlight the work of the City's Public Works departments and employees on Monday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Public Works complex at 1400 Loraine Street.  Read More

  • Weekend Event Road Closures

    Weekend Event Road Closures

    Posted: 05/17/2012

    Below is a list of road closures for this weekend in Downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayor Proclaims May as ALS Month

    Mayor Proclaims May as ALS Month

    Posted: 05/15/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with members of the Tennessee Chapter of the ALS Association today and presented them with a proclamation in which she proclaimed May 1-31 as ALS Month. Read More

  • Governor Speaks at Mayors' Leadership Luncheon

    Governor Speaks at Mayors' Leadership Luncheon

    Posted: 05/14/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted the annual Mayors' Leadership Luncheon Monday, May 14 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • Mayor Meets with Lonsdale's Safe Routes Leaders

    Mayor Meets with Lonsdale's Safe Routes Leaders

    Posted: 05/14/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with the Safe Routes Leaders of Lonsdale Elementary on Tuesday.  Read More

  • Transit Center Presented with Award

    Transit Center Presented with Award

    Posted: 05/14/2012

    The John J. Duncan Jr. Knoxville Station Transit Center on Church Avenue won the Grand Iris Award in March for excellence in engineering. It is the highest honor bestowed the state chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The award went to the City's contractor, CDMSmith.  Read More

  • AIGA Knoxville's 2nd Annual Design Week

    AIGA Knoxville's 2nd Annual Design Week

    Posted: 05/11/2012

    The Knoxville chapter of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Artists) is thrilled to announce Knoxville's Second Annual Design Week, the biggest design event in East TN, running from May 14th - 18th.  Read More

  • Engineers Receive Award for Work on Knoxville Transit Center

    Engineers Receive Award for Work on Knoxville Transit Center

    Posted: 05/11/2012

    In March, CDMSmith received the Grand Iris Award, the highest honor given by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, for its work on the new John J. Duncan Jr. Knoxville Station Transit Center. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Henley St. and Alcoa Hwy.

    KUB Lane Closures on Henley St. and Alcoa Hwy.

    Posted: 05/11/2012

    KUB will close the northbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Henley Street between W. Church Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. One northbound lane, the northbound turn lane, and all southbound lanes will remain open while this work is completed.  Read More

  • 12th Annual Vestival May 12

    12th Annual Vestival May 12

    Posted: 05/09/2012

    Enjoy the 12th Annual Vestival on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the historic grounds of the old Candoro Marble Company at the corner of Maryville Pike and Candoro Ave.  Read More

  • City Awards Bid to Refinance Portion of Debt

    City Awards Bid to Refinance Portion of Debt

    Posted: 05/09/2012

    The City of Knoxville refinanced approximately $92 million in debt, taking advantage of the opportunity to save more than $18 million dollars. Read More

  • Carry the Torch Event Features Author Jeannette Walls

    Carry the Torch Event Features Author Jeannette Walls

    Posted: 05/08/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero served as Honorary Chair of Volunteer Ministry Center's Carry the Torch event today at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • KCDC Facilitated Workshop Identifies Resources for Revitalization of Five Points

    KCDC Facilitated Workshop Identifies Resources for Revitalization of Five Points

    Posted: 05/08/2012

    Employees of Knoxville's Community Development Corporation served as facilitators for a workshop-style discussion to identify key resources and agencies in the Five Points community at Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club on May 3.  Read More

  • Community Meeting Regarding 826 N. Broadway Property

    Community Meeting Regarding 826 N. Broadway Property

    Posted: 05/07/2012

    On Wednesday, May 9th Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Law Director Charles Swanson, and other City officials will hold a second community meeting about the use of property at 826 N. Broadway.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Pleasant Ridge

    KUB Lane Closures on Pleasant Ridge

    Posted: 05/07/2012

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Pleasant Ridge Road between Western Avenue and Orangewood Road, nightly from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Monday evening, May 7 and lasting through Wednesday morning, May 9.  Read More

  • KUB Celebrates Drinking Water Week

    KUB Celebrates Drinking Water Week

    Posted: 05/04/2012

    In recognition of Drinking Water Week (May 6-12), on Wednesday, May 9, KUB will host a booth at the Farmer's Market on Market Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors to the KUB booth can learn about water quality and conservation, ask questions, and pick up a free reusable water bottle.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work

    KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work

    Posted: 05/04/2012

    KUB will reduce a section of W. Church Avenue to one east- and one westbound lane near the Locust Street intersection from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Historic Ramsey House Presents Civil War Reenactment

    Historic Ramsey House Presents Civil War Reenactment

    Posted: 05/03/2012

    Historic Ramsey House and the Civil War Reenactors of East Tennessee will be hosting the reenactment of the Skirmish on the Holston on May 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. Mothers accompanied by children will have free entry on Sunday. Read More

  • KUB Makes Moving Easier With Online Start and Stop Capabilities

    KUB Makes Moving Easier With Online Start and Stop Capabilities

    Posted: 05/03/2012

    Start or stop utility service online anytime, from anywhere at www.kub.org.  Read More

  • Knox County Senior Falls Prevention Seminar

    Knox County Senior Falls Prevention Seminar

    Posted: 05/02/2012

    In the next 17 seconds, an older adult will be treated in a hospital emergency department for injuries related to a fall. Read More

  • City Issues Requirements for Resumption of Mulch Operation

    City Issues Requirements for Resumption of Mulch Operation

    Posted: 04/30/2012

    In the aftermath of the mulch fire earlier this month at Shamrock Organic Products, the City of Knoxville has issued a set of requirements the company must meet in order to resume business at its site on Ailor Avenue.  Read More

  • City and County Announce Hiking and Walking Programs

    City and County Announce Hiking and Walking Programs

    Posted: 04/30/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Covenant Health fitness expert Missy Kane announced today free walking and hiking programs that will be offered this spring and summer on City and County greenways.  Read More

  • Knoxville is Now a Let's Move City

    Knoxville is Now a Let's Move City

    Posted: 04/30/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that Knoxville has been designated a "Let's Move!" City to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity.  Read More

  • May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month

    Posted: 04/30/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and representatives of the City's Parks and Recreation Department kicked off Older Americans Month at 2 p.m. on April 30 at Northgate Terrace Center, 4301 Whittle Springs Road.  Read More

  • Odd Fellows Cemetery Ribbon Cutting

    Odd Fellows Cemetery Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 04/30/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Councilman Daniel Brown, Steven Scruggs of the Knoxville Re-animation Coalition, Katherine Ambroziak - assistant professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee and others held a ribbon cutting at Odd Fellows Cemetery at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at the intersection of South Kyle Street and Kenner Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Rolls Out Proposed Budget for FY 2012-13

    Mayor Rogero Rolls Out Proposed Budget for FY 2012-13

    Posted: 04/27/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero presented her proposed 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget today to City Council members and the public - reflecting her commitment to strong neighborhoods, a greener Knoxville, an energized downtown and job creation. Read More

  • 38th Street Rod National South Plus May 4-6

    38th Street Rod National South Plus May 4-6

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    The National Street Rod Association is pleased to announce the dates for the Street Rod Nationals South Plus coming to the Chilhowee Park & Expo Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This premier automotive event will be held on May 4, 5, 6, 2012.  Read More

  • Children's Festival of Reading Set for May 19

    Children's Festival of Reading Set for May 19

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    The 2012 Children's Festival of Reading will have audiences starry-eyed!  Read More

  • City Announces May Lineup for Market Square Concert Series

    City Announces May Lineup for Market Square Concert Series

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    Despite the cancellation of the first planned show in the Market Square Concert Series, local music lovers have plenty to look forward to in the coming month.  Read More

  • City and County Announce Walking and Hiking Events

    City and County Announce Walking and Hiking Events

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    On Monday, April 30 at Ijams Nature Center starting at 10 a.m., Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will announce the dates for the Tour de Fleur wildflower walking series as well as other walking and hiking programs within the City and County.  Read More

  • Market Square Concert Series Starts Tonight

    Market Square Concert Series Starts Tonight

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    The Grassroots Gringos will kick off the new Market Square Concert Series tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square.  Read More

  • Mayor Participates in Women, Power and Leadership Panel Discussion

    Mayor Participates in Women, Power and Leadership Panel Discussion

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    Mayor Rogero participated in the "Women, Power & Leadership" panel discussion today with former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and other Knoxville Women Leaders. Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Luncheon April 27

    Mayor's Budget Luncheon April 27

    Posted: 04/26/2012

    Mayor Rogero will hold her annual Budget Luncheon on Friday, April 27 starting at 12 p.m. atVictor Ashe Park located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd. Read More

  • City Paves Record Number of Miles in March

    City Paves Record Number of Miles in March

    Posted: 04/25/2012

    City of Knoxville contractors set a monthly paving record in March, laying 18.2 equivalent miles of asphalt on streets across the City.  Read More

  • Weekend Road Closures and Gay Street Parking Changes

    Weekend Road Closures and Gay Street Parking Changes

    Posted: 04/25/2012

    The City of Knoxville will be hosting various events this weekend that will require temporary road closures in the downtown area, including much of Gay Street. Read More

  • Assistance in Child Custody Investigation Earns Employees Special Honor

    Assistance in Child Custody Investigation Earns Employees Special Honor

    Posted: 04/24/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Janet Gorman and Dr. David Kitts Co-Civilian Employees of the Month for February. Ms. Gorman, the Police Planning and Operations Manager, has been with KPD since May 1990. Mr. Kitts, Domestic Violence Program Manager, has been a member of the department since January 2002.  Read More

  • Creating and Maintaining Multiple Databases Earns Employee Honors

    Creating and Maintaining Multiple Databases Earns Employee Honors

    Posted: 04/24/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Mary Lewis the February Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Lewis has been with KPD since August 2008.  Read More

  • Officer Awarded Life Saving Award for Efforts in Saving Infant

    Officer Awarded Life Saving Award for Efforts in Saving Infant

    Posted: 04/24/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Roger Simmons. Officer Simmons has been with KPD since September 2009.  Read More

  • Officer Honored for Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspects

    Officer Honored for Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspects

    Posted: 04/24/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Benjamin McVay the February Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer McVay has been with the department since March 2005.  Read More

  • City Crews Haul Debris, Alter Brush Collection Schedules

    City Crews Haul Debris, Alter Brush Collection Schedules

    Posted: 04/23/2012

    Crews with the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department have hauled 1,900 tons of debris away from Shamrock Organic as firefighters work to extinguish the last flames of a mulch fire.  Read More

  • City Crews Use Aeration to Help Third Creek

    City Crews Use Aeration to Help Third Creek

    Posted: 04/23/2012

    Crews with the City of Knoxville Public Service and Stormwater Engineering departments have created an aeration system in Third Creek to help manage mulch runoff and improve conditions for fish that have been affected by the fire at Shamrock Organic.  Read More

  • City's Top Bond Ratings Reaffirmed

    City's Top Bond Ratings Reaffirmed

    Posted: 04/23/2012

    In a recent report by Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, the City of Knoxville has been given the top bond rating of "AAA." This outstanding ranking reaffirms last year's equally impressive score for the City. The key rating drivers for Fitch's positive report are a sound and established economic underpinning, high and consistent reserves, and affordable debt burden. Read More

  • Lane Closures Near Western Ave. - Pleasant Ridge Rd. Intersection

    Lane Closures Near Western Ave. - Pleasant Ridge Rd. Intersection

    Posted: 04/20/2012

    KUB and its wastewater contractor will close the following lanes of traffic near the Western Avenue-Pleasant Ridge Road intersection from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21:  Read More

  • Mayor Speaks at ECHO Conference

    Mayor Speaks at ECHO Conference

    Posted: 04/20/2012

    ECHO, the Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunities, held its annual conference today at Rothchild's Conference Center. Read More

  • World's Rarest Tortoises Arrive at Knoxville Zoo

    World's Rarest Tortoises Arrive at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 04/20/2012

    A special delivery of some of the world's rarest reptiles has arrived in the Southeast. Eight critically endangered ploughshare tortoises are now residents of Knoxville Zoo and Zoo Atlanta, and may represent the last hope for a species marked for extinction.  Read More

  • City Departments Join EarthFest Celebration

    City Departments Join EarthFest Celebration

    Posted: 04/19/2012

    Representatives from the City of Knoxville's Office of Sustainability and Recycling programs will have a booth at EarthFest 2012 this Saturday to provide information and answer any questions about the City's many green initiatives. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Arranges with TDEC to Haul Debris from Mulch Fire

    City of Knoxville Arranges with TDEC to Haul Debris from Mulch Fire

    Posted: 04/19/2012

    The City of Knoxville made arrangements this afternoon with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation to haul debris from Shamrock Organic to further help firefighters extinguish the core of a mulch fire that began Sunday afternoon.  Read More

  • Knoxville Civil War Gateway Opening

    Knoxville Civil War Gateway Opening

    Posted: 04/19/2012

    The Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will hold a Knoxville Civil War Gateway Opening Reception on Thursday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Gay Street and Hill Ave. Read More

  • Unveiling of New Civil War Marker at Admiral Farragut Birthplace

    Unveiling of New Civil War Marker at Admiral Farragut Birthplace

    Posted: 04/19/2012

    The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of a Civil War Trail Marker at Admiral Farragut's Birthplace on April 28, 2012.  Read More

  • HonorAir Knoxville Takes 12th Trip to D.C.

    HonorAir Knoxville Takes 12th Trip to D.C.

    Posted: 04/18/2012

    When the HonorAir flight lands tonight, the organization will have successfully completed 12 flights taking over 1,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.  Read More

  • Knoxville To Host 2014 Medal of Honor Convention

    Knoxville To Host 2014 Medal of Honor Convention

    Posted: 04/18/2012

    Knoxville, Tennessee will be the host city of the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention September 9-13, 2014. Today leaders convened to share more information about the convention and its positive economic impact on the city of Knoxville and the surrounding region.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Statement on Mulch Fire

    Mayor Rogero Statement on Mulch Fire

    Posted: 04/17/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero held a press conference this afternoon on the mulch fire at Shamrock Organics.  Read More

  • Dine Out April 17 and Help the Knox County School System

    Dine Out April 17 and Help the Knox County School System

    Posted: 04/16/2012

    The Knox County School System and 41 Knoxville restaurantswith 84 locations will participate in the ninth annual Dine OutFor Education event on Tuesday, April 17. We invite you tojoin us in support of the school district through your patronageof the participating restaurants that day. Read More

  • KUB Exchanges Old Bulbs for New Fluorescents

    KUB Exchanges Old Bulbs for New Fluorescents

    Posted: 04/16/2012

    KUB will be participating in EarthFest on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. atPellissippi State, Hardin Valley Campus.  Read More

  • Mayors Meet with Health, EMA, KFD Officials about Mulch Fire

    Mayors Meet with Health, EMA, KFD Officials about Mulch Fire

    Posted: 04/16/2012

    This morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero met with Knox County Health Department Director Dr. Martha Buchanan, Knoxville Emergency Management Agency Director Alan Lawson and Knoxville Fire Chief Stan Sharp to discuss the status of the mulch fire burning at Shamrock Organics near downtown. Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair This Weekend

    Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair This Weekend

    Posted: 04/13/2012

    One of Dogwood Arts Festival's most cherished traditions, the Market Square Art Fair, transforms downtown Knoxville into a lively street fair kicks off today and runs through Sunday, April 15.  Read More

  • Free Concert Series Planned for Market Square

    Free Concert Series Planned for Market Square

    Posted: 04/12/2012

    Market Square will come alive with the sounds of bluegrass, jazz, blues, Americana, and other music this spring and summer, with free concerts planned for Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Read More

  • Knoxville Solar Entrepreneur Honored at White House

    Knoxville Solar Entrepreneur Honored at White House

    Posted: 04/12/2012

    David Bolt, a Knoxville entrepreneur who expanded his solar design and installation company with help from the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department, is being honored today at the White House.  Read More

  • Library and East Tennessee Historical Society win Awards

    Library and East Tennessee Historical Society win Awards

    Posted: 04/12/2012

    Knox County Public Library, in partnership with the East Tennessee Historical Society, is pleased to have received two Awards of Excellence last week from the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) for educational programming and publications surrounding its recent exhibit on Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit and associated programs took place in the East Tennessee History Center from Nov. 20, 2011 through Jan. 13, 2012.  Read More

  • Massey to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Discussion

    Massey to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Discussion

    Posted: 04/12/2012

    "No property is an island" might be what John Donne would have penned if he had been reflecting upon the abandoned and deteriorating property next door to his own house.  Read More

  • Vote for Young-Williams Animal Center to Win Money and Save More Lives

    Vote for Young-Williams Animal Center to Win Money and Save More Lives

    Posted: 04/12/2012

    Young-Williams Animal Center is a participant in the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and is competing for a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including the grand prize of $100,000. Read More

  • City Proposes Expansion of Non-Discrimination Policies

    City Proposes Expansion of Non-Discrimination Policies

    Posted: 04/11/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero is asking City Council to add four categories to the City of Knoxville's non-discrimination employment policies: disability, ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation.  Read More

  • Lane Closure on Kingston Pike

    Lane Closure on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 04/11/2012

    KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Kingston Pike between Westwood Road and Gore Road from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. Read More

  • May is National Bicycle Month

    May is National Bicycle Month

    Posted: 04/11/2012

    Celebrate National Bike Month by getting on your bike and enjoying a ride with elected officials on Monday, May 7, 2012 starting at 6pm.  Read More

  • Public Meeting April 12

    Public Meeting April 12

    Posted: 04/10/2012

    A public meeting on University Commons Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the KCDC office on 901 Broadway.  Read More

  • Roadwork Begins April 11 in Fort Sanders

    Roadwork Begins April 11 in Fort Sanders

    Posted: 04/10/2012

    The City of Knoxville is scheduled to begin paving operations on several streets in the Fort Sanders neighborhood on Wednesday, April 11.  Read More

  • Knox Housing Partnership Opens New Affordable Housing Development

    Knox Housing Partnership Opens New Affordable Housing Development

    Posted: 04/09/2012

    Today Knox Housing Partnership officials, Mayor Madeline Rogero and community leaders gathered for a ceremony to officially open its latest affordable housing, high performance apartment complex. In conjunction with the event, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero kicked off Community Development Week.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Honored by Enlace and UT Law Women

    Mayor Rogero Honored by Enlace and UT Law Women

    Posted: 04/09/2012

    Enlace (The Latino Law Student Association) and UT Law Women honored Mayor Madeline Rogero during their Second Annual Enlacing Event on Monday evening on the College of Law's front patio.  Read More

  • Community Development Week April 9-14

    Community Development Week April 9-14, 2012

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department will be celebrating National Community Development Week April 9-14. Read More

  • Dutch Valley View Apartment Complex Ribbon Cutting Kicks off Community Development Week

    Dutch Valley View Apartment Complex Ribbon Cutting Kicks off Community Development Week

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    A Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dutch Valley View apartment complexwill be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at 4206-4211 Red Valley Way, Knoxville.  Read More

  • Man's Best Friend to be Honored at K-9 Veterans Event

    Man's Best Friend to be Honored at K-9 Veterans Event

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    The City of Knoxville, in collaboration with the German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, will host a K-9 Veterans Day event at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th. The free event will take place, rain or shine, at the War Dog Memorial on the UT College of Veterinary Medicine campus, 2407 River Drive.  Read More

  • Mayor's Night Out April 10

    Mayor's Night Out April 10

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    Mayor Rogero will hold a "Mayor's Night Out" meeting for the Mechanicsville community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at Clinton Chapel AME Church located at 546 College St. Read More

  • Motorists should plan for closures along Neyland Drive

    Motorists should plan for closures along Neyland Drive

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    Neyland Drive is scheduled to have a complete closure of all lanes from 9 p.m. April 13th to 7:30 a.m. April 15th. The closure will be in place from Walnut Street to the intersection of Lake Loudon Boulevard. Calhoun's on the River and the Tennessee Boat House will be open to traffic. This total closure is needed to complete the demolition of Pier #2.  Read More

  • Plant a Pinwheel for Child Abuse Prevention

    Plant a Pinwheel for Child Abuse Prevention

    Posted: 04/05/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett proclaimed April 2012 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month in Knoxville and Knox County. Read More

  • Lane Closure on Kingston Pike Thursday

    Lane Closure on Kingston Pike Thursday

    Posted: 04/04/2012

    1KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Kingston Pike between Westwood Road and Gore Road from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. Read More

  • April Is National Safe Digging Month

    April Is National Safe Digging Month

    Posted: 04/02/2012

    Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation announcing April as Tennessee Safe Digging Month. The proclamation reminds Tennessee homeowners to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. A phone call to 811 allows homeowners to have utility-owned underground lines marked for free.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for the Holiday

    City Services Schedule for the Holiday 2012

    Posted: 04/02/2012

    Due to the Good Friday holiday, city offices will be closed on Friday, April 6. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Presents Pension Plan Alternatives to City Council

    Mayor Rogero Presents Pension Plan Alternatives to City Council

    Posted: 04/02/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero released to City Council today a report prepared by pension plan actuary Alan Pennington that outlines five alternative pension plan designs for future City employees; and a memo from Bill Lyons, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Policy Officer, that explains the alternative scenarios and design considerations.  Read More

  • Canadian Friendship Force Meets with Mayor Rogero

    Canadian Friendship Force Meets with Mayor Rogero

    Posted: 03/30/2012

    A delegation from North Bay, Ontario, Canada received Honorary Citizenship Certificates today during a visit with Mayor Rogero at the City County Building.  Read More

  • City Council to Consider Refinanced Debt Plan

    City Council to Consider Refinanced Debt Plan

    Posted: 03/30/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has authorized the City of Knoxville Finance Department to include two resolutions on the April 3rd City Council agenda that would refinance part of its existing bond debt - ultimately saving the City more than $1.2 million per year through the next 13 years.  Read More

  • City Names New Parks and Greenways Coordinator

    City Names New Parks and Greenways Coordinator

    Posted: 03/30/2012

    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Director Joe Walsh has named Lori Goerlich, a former project manager for the Forest Preserve District in Will County, Illinois, as the Parks and Greenways Coordinator for the City.  Read More

  • Rally Point Veterans Assistance Event April 4

    Rally Point Veterans Assistance Event April 4

    Posted: 03/30/2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, announced "Rally Point," an event to connect area veterans and their families with services in their communities. Read More

  • The Smurfs Are Coming To Knoxville Zoo

    The Smurfs Are Coming To Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 03/30/2012

    Three of the stars of the hit movie "The Smurfs" will be visiting Knoxville Zoo this Saturday! Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf and Smurfette will be making a special appearance in the zoo's Kids Cove Tent on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville Holds Wall-Breaking for Lonsdale Recreation Center

    City of Knoxville Holds Wall-Breaking for Lonsdale Recreation Center

    Posted: 03/29/2012

    The City of Knoxville held a wall-breaking ceremony Wednesday to kick off the renovation and expansion of the Lonsdale Recreation Center, located at 2700 Stonewall Street, Knoxville. Mayor Madeline Rogero ceremonially broke the wall with a sledgehammer.  Read More

  • Local Businesses Win Awards as Best Workplaces for Commuters

    Local Businesses Win Awards as Best Workplaces for Commuters

    Posted: 03/29/2012

    Six Smart Trips participating employers have earned the designation as Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Read More

  • Thackston Students Meet with Mayor Rogero

    Thackston Students Meet with Mayor Rogero

    Posted: 03/29/2012

    Mayor Rogero spent some time with Tina Perry's Kindergarten class from Thackston School today.  Read More

  • City Asks TVA for Cooperation on Tree Cutting

    City Asks TVA for Cooperation on Tree Cutting

    Posted: 03/28/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke with TVA CEO Tom Kilgore on Tuesday and asked him to hold off on the cutting of trees along Wellington Drive. This request was made so that City officials could have time to work with TVA and Summit Medical Group to ensure that appropriate replacement trees could be found and planted to provide a buffer for the neighborhood.  Read More

  • City and University of Tennessee's MBA Program Join for Collaborative Project

    City and University of Tennessee's MBA Program Join for Collaborative Project

    Posted: 03/28/2012

    The City of Knoxville and the University of Tennessee's full-time MBA Program have entered into a 7-week collaborative project for the Spring 2012 semester. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Posted: 03/28/2012

    Today Mayor Madeline Rogero, Tony Spezia - Covenant Health President and CEO, Jason Altman - Knoxville Track Club, and others announced the last minute details for the Knoxville Marathon which happens this weekend.  Read More

  • Mayors Sign We Back Pat Billboard

    Mayors Sign We Back Pat Billboard

    Posted: 03/28/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett signed the "We Back PAT" billboard today in the City County Building.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Proposed Residential Waterfront Development

    Public Meeting on Proposed Residential Waterfront Development

    Posted: 03/28/2012

    A public meeting to discuss a proposed residential waterfront development within the South Knoxville Waterfront District will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at the South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville.  Read More

  • Historic Homes of Knoxville Spring Bus Tours on April 14

    Historic Homes of Knoxville Spring Bus Tours on April 14

    Posted: 03/27/2012

    Two three-hour bus tours will be offered on Saturday, April 14, 2012 as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival and to showcase spring and the rich heritage of these six historic homes within the Greater Knoxville area.  Read More

  • Road Closures and No Parking on Clinch Ave. for Knoxville Marathon

    Road Closures and No Parking on Clinch Ave. for Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/27/2012

    The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is Sunday, April 1, and will necessitate periodic road and lane closures throughout the city and Fort Sanders/University of Tennessee campus area. Read More

  • Lonsdale Recreation Center Expansion Wall Breaking Mar. 28

    Lonsdale Recreation Center Expansion Wall Breaking Mar. 28

    Posted: 03/26/2012

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will hold a wall breaking for the Lonsdale Recreation Center expansion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Lonsdale Recreation Center located at 2700 Stonewall St. Read More

  • Lane Closure on Middlebrook Pike Monday

    Lane Closure on Middlebrook Pike Monday

    Posted: 03/22/2012

    KUB will close the northbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Middlebrook Pike between Clyde Street and Western Avenue from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, March 26, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Mayors Help Deliver Mobile Meals

    Mayors Help Deliver Mobile Meals

    Posted: 03/21/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett showed their support for Mobile Meals today by helping deliver meals to homebound seniors.              Read More

  • Unwanted Medications Collection This Saturday

    Unwanted Medications Collection This Saturday

    Posted: 03/21/2012

    If you have old or unwanted prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines or used mercury thermometers, you can safely dispose of them this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at two Knoxville Walgreens stores.  Read More

  • KAT Ridership Continues to Climb

    KAT Ridership Continues to Climb

    Posted: 03/20/2012

    Since the opening of Knoxville Station back in August of 2010, more people have been riding KAT buses, and that trend continues to climb each month. In February, ridership on the core route system was up 22% over the previous year, and so far this fiscal year, KAT ridership is up a whopping 19%, equating to over 200,000 additional trips taken since July 1, 2011. Read More

  • Library Makes Merry for Shakespeare's Birthday

    Library Makes Merry for Shakespeare's Birthday

    Posted: 03/20/2012

    Get thee to Shakesfest, where teens and their teachers are invited to make merry for Shakespeare's birthday on Saturday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. Read More

  • Lane Closures on Joe Hinton Road

    Lane Closures on Joe Hinton Road

    Posted: 03/19/2012

    On Wednesday, March 21, KUB will close a section of Joe Hinton Road to thru traffic between Hull Lane and Jenkins Creek Drive as a utility pole is replaced in this area.  Read More

  • Lane Closures on Keith Ave. NW

    Lane Closures on Keith Ave. NW

    Posted: 03/19/2012

    Beginning on Monday, March 19, and lasting through Friday, March 30, KUB will close a section of Keith Avenue NW to thru traffic between Dawn Street and McTeer Street as work is completed on the sanitary sewer system in this area.  Read More

  • Zoo Breaks Ground on Area's Largest Splash Pad

    Zoo Breaks Ground on Area's Largest Splash Pad

    Posted: 03/19/2012

    Knoxville Zoo has begun construction on what will be the largest splash pad in the Knoxville area. Plans are to debut the new 5,000 square foot Safari Splash water play area in late spring.  Read More

  • Zoo Debuts Komodo Dragon

    Zoo Debuts Komodo Dragon

    Posted: 03/19/2012

    The first-ever Komodo dragon to call Knoxville Zoo home will be making her public debut on Monday, March 19, and zoo staff expects she will cause quite a "komodotion".  Read More

  • Lane Closures on Chapman Hwy.

    Lane Closures on Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 03/16/2012

    KUB has closed both northbound lanes of traffic on a section of Chapman Highway between Young High Pike and Moody Avenue and the closures will last until late this afternoon, Friday, March 16.  Read More

  • Solar Installation at the Knoxville Convention Center

    Solar Installation at the Knoxville Convention Center

    Posted: 03/16/2012

    The largest solar photovoltaic system owned by the City of Knoxville, consisting of 90.75 kilowatts and more than 363 panels, is being constructed at the Convention Center.  Read More

  • Transit Center Wins Top State Engineering Award

    Transit Center Wins Top State Engineering Award

    Posted: 03/16/2012

    The City of Knoxville's new Transit Center has received the top award for engineering from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. CDM Smith, lead engineers on the project, accepted the Grand Iris Award at the annual ACEC awards banquet in Franklin last week.  Read More

  • ETHDC Seminar March 29

    ETHDC Seminar March 29

    Posted: 03/15/2012

    East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation (ETHDC) has been building affordable houses in the Lonsdale neighborhood for the past several years. As a part of their mission, they are trying to demonstrate that good design can be affordable.  Read More

  • Kingston Pike Lane Closure

    Kingston Pike Lane Closure

    Posted: 03/14/2012

    KUB will close the westbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Kingston Pike between Perimeter Park Road and Capital Drive from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Hearings March 19, 20 and 26

    Mayor's Budget Hearings March 19, 20 and 26

    Posted: 03/14/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero's budget hearings will be held on Monday, March 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 20th from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, and Monday, March 26th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Read More

  • City Cites Owner of Apartment Building

    City Cites Owner of Apartment Building

    Posted: 03/12/2012

    The City of Knoxville has issued a citation to Steve Humphreys for the illegal operation of a halfway house at 826 N. Broadway after determining that the property failed to meet zoning requirements.  Read More

  • Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of National MS Society

    Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of National MS Society

    Posted: 03/12/2012

    On Monday, March 12, Mayor Rogero spent time with Rita Haddad and Deanna Jones - Director of Client Programs and Services from the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and Libby Hall - Manager of Cole Neuroscience Center at UT Medical Center.  Read More

  • Merchant Drive Lane Closure March 13

    Merchant Drive Lane Closure March 13

    Posted: 03/12/2012

    KUB crews will close the eastbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Merchant Drive between Merchants Center Boulevard and the southbound entrance ramp at the I-75 interchange from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, as utility work is completed.  Read More

  • City Council Workshop March 15

    City Council Workshop March 15

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    City Council will hold a workshop regarding blighted properties at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.  Read More

  • Eat Play Live Knoxville Kicks Off Friday, March 9

    Eat Play Live Knoxville Kicks Off Friday, March 9

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    On Friday, March 9 starting at 8:30 a.m. the Eat Play Live Knoxville program will kick off at the East Tennessee History Center and the Food Policy Council will be honored for their 30th anniversary. Read More

  • Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction

    Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    On Thursday, March 8, Mayor Rogero spent time with Lois Adcock and Angelia McNair from the Knoxville Chapter 61 of the National Association of Women In Construction. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    At a special luncheon today held in the Knoxville Civic-Coliseum, Mayor Madeline Rogero honored City Employees who have 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service or have retired from the City in the past year.  Read More

  • N. Broadway Lane Closure

    N. Broadway Lane Closure

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    KUB and its contractor will close the southbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of N. Broadway between Oglewood Avenue and Branson Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, and Friday,March 10, as sewer system work is completed.  Read More

  • Roadwork Begins March 12 on Parkside Drive

    Roadwork Begins March 12 on Parkside Drive

    Posted: 03/08/2012

    The City of Knoxville is scheduled to begin a paving project Monday night, March 12, on Parkside Drive from Lovell Road to Center Park Drive.  Read More

  • Knoxville Named as Tree City USA Community for 21st Year

    Knoxville Named as Tree City USA Community for 21st Year

    Posted: 03/07/2012

    As buds and flowers begin to appear on branches across East Tennessee, the City of Knoxville has once again been designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. It is the 21st consecutive year the City has received the honor, which recognizes a commitment to urban forestry Read More

  • Plant Trees Before Warm Weather Hits

    Plant Trees Before Warm Weather Hits

    Posted: 03/07/2012

    The City of Knoxville Public Service Department and City Tree Board want to remind citizens that early March is a great time to plant new trees before warm weather hits East Tennessee.  Read More

  • Section of James White Greenway Closed for Repairs

    Section of James White Greenway Closed for Repairs

    Posted: 03/07/2012

    In order to complete necessary repairs, James White Greenway will be closed from now until Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  Read More

  • City Delinquent Tax Auction Set for March 13

    City Delinquent Tax Auction Set for March 13

    Posted: 03/06/2012

    The City of Knoxville will hold a delinquent tax auction Tuesday, March 13 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the City County Building Main Assembly Room. Read More

  • March 12-18 is Fix A Leak Week

    March 12-18 is Fix A Leak Week

    Posted: 03/06/2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense® program has declared that March 12-18 is national Fix a Leak Week. KUB wants to remind customers to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for water leaks. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Gives Statement on City's Pension Plan

    Mayor Rogero Gives Statement on City's Pension Plan

    Posted: 03/06/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following statement to City Council on Tuesday, March 6 in light of the Council's Pension Task Force report:  Read More

  • Water Main Repairs Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue

    Water Main Repairs Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue

    Posted: 03/06/2012

    A KUB crew continues to work at the site of a water main break that occurred early Tuesday morning in the eastbound curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue between Seventeenth Street and Nineteenth Street. Read More

  • City Solid Waste Report Shows Recycling Gains

    City Solid Waste Report Shows Recycling Gains

    Posted: 03/05/2012

    The City of Knoxville's Public Service Department has released its Solid Waste Division's 2011 Annual Report, showing positive results in its solid waste management programs.  Read More

  • Hundreds of Dogs Participate in Mardi Growl 2012

    Hundreds of Dogs Participate in Mardi Growl 2012

    Posted: 03/05/2012

    Hundreds of dogs decked in finery and their owners participated in the annual Mardi Growl parade on Saturday, March 3. Mayor Rogero was the parade's Grand Marshal. Read More

  • City Tree Board and Beaumont Elementary Celebrate Tennessee Arbor Day

    City Tree Board and Beaumont Elementary Celebrate Tennessee Arbor Day

    Posted: 03/02/2012

    City of Knoxville employees and members of the City Tree Board celebrated Tennessee Arbor Day today by planting six trees with students and faculty at Beaumont Elementary School.  Read More

  • Mayor Welcomes Students to the FIRST Robotics Competition

    Mayor Welcomes Students to the FIRST Robotics Competition

    Posted: 03/02/2012

    Mayor Rogero welcomed students from several states - and Canada - to Knoxville for the FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountain Regional on Friday.  Read More

  • Premiere Teen Step Show March 10

    Premiere Teen Step Show March 10

    Posted: 03/02/2012

    The City of Knoxville is presenting the 7th Annual Premiere Teen Step Show at the Civic Auditorium, at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.  Read More

  • City Agrees to House Seized Horses at Chilhowee Park

    City Agrees to House Seized Horses at Chilhowee Park

    Posted: 03/01/2012

    The City of Knoxville agreed today to temporarily house about 30 horses at Chilhowee Park, after the animals were seized from an East Knox County farm by the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Read More

  • Solar Array Celebration at TVUUC

    Solar Array Celebration at TVUUC

    Posted: 02/29/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero participated in a solar array celebration today at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universality Church (TVUUC). The church received a Green Rebate Incentive grant for the project from the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • City and Legacy Parks Announce Outdoor Recreation Initiative

    City and Legacy Parks Announce Outdoor Recreation Initiative

    Posted: 02/28/2012

    Knoxville takes the first step toward putting itself on the map as a premier outdoor recreation community with the launch of Outdoor Knoxville, a three-pronged initiative to capitalize on the exceptional outdoor recreational assets found in and around Knoxville. It includes a new Adventure Center, a website and a three-day festival this summer.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville Softball and Tennis Leagues Start

    City of Knoxville Softball and Tennis Leagues Start

    Posted: 02/28/2012

    Spring is in the air, and City recreation leagues are getting ready to go. Registration for C adult softball leagues provided by Knoxville Parks and Recreation opens today, and tennis league signups are currently ongoing for play to begin in mid-March.  Read More

  • Mayor Meets with the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Winners

    Mayor Meets with the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Winners

    Posted: 02/27/2012

    Mayor Rogero met with Daniel and Mandy Watson in her office at the City-County Building today.  Read More

  • New Art Piece at Knoxville Station Transit Center

    New Art Piece at Knoxville Station Transit Center

    Posted: 02/27/2012

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will unveil a new work of public art on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Knoxville Restaurant Week Feb. 26-March 2

    Knoxville Restaurant Week Feb. 26-March 2

    Posted: 02/24/2012

    After its successful inaugural year, Knoxville Restaurant Week returns to offer Knoxville diners a special week of great meals to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend, Sunday, Feb. 26 and continues through Thursday, March 2, 2012. Read More

  • City to Plant New Trees on Market Square

    City to Plant New Trees on Market Square

    Posted: 02/21/2012

    The City of Knoxville Public Service Department and its tree planting contractor All in the Garden will be downtown this Friday and Saturday as they work to plant several new trees within the tree "wells" on Market Square.  Read More

  • O'Connor Senior Center Pancake Fest

    O'Connor Senior Center Pancake Fest

    Posted: 02/21/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and other community leaders will serve as celebrity pancake flippers today at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center 20th Annual Pancake Fest. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Staff Prepares for Emergency Events

    City of Knoxville Staff Prepares for Emergency Events

    Posted: 02/17/2012

    It's been a mild winter so far, but that's no guarantee a weather-related storm - or other emergencies - won't strike at any time.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement on Pension Task Force Findings

    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Pension Task Force Findings

    Posted: 02/17/2012

    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Pension Task Force Findings Read More

  • Resurfacing of Cherokee Boulevard Begins Feb. 20

    Resurfacing of Cherokee Boulevard Begins Feb. 20

    Posted: 02/17/2012

    On Monday, Feb. 20, the City of Knoxville will begin resurfacing Cherokee Boulevard in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood, from Kingston Pike to Kenesaw Avenue.  Read More

  • Reminder - Meeting on Fulton Bellows Redevelopment Area

    Reminder - Meeting on Fulton Bellows Redevelopment Area

    Posted: 02/16/2012

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation has scheduled a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, on the proposed Fulton Bellows Redevelopment Area.  Read More

  • Arts & Culture Alliance Meets with Mayor

    Arts & Culture Alliance Meets with Mayor

    Posted: 02/10/2012

    The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville met with Mayor Rogero on Friday morning. Read More

  • City Announces New Programs for Neighborhoods

    City Announces New Programs for Neighborhoods

    Posted: 02/10/2012

    The City of Knoxville today announced several new initiatives in support of Knoxville's neighborhoods.  Read More

  • Megabus Service Expands Again

    Megabus Service Expands Again

    Posted: 02/09/2012

    Beginning on February 29, Megabus.com will begin service between Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Megabus.com is the popular city-to-city express bus service with fares as low as $1. Its Knoxville-based service departs from, and arrives at, Church Avenue in front of Knoxville Station.  Read More

  • Brown Bag Green Book features George Washington Carver

    Brown Bag Green Book features George Washington Carver

    Posted: 02/08/2012

    Most people remember George Washington Carver for his innovative development of multiple uses for the humble peanut--an important and lasting contribution to the culinary options of America.  Read More

  • City Seeks to Increase Business with Minority-Owned Firms

    City Seeks to Increase Business with Minority-Owned Firms

    Posted: 02/08/2012

    The City of Knoxville released two reports during its Council meeting Tuesday night that address its goal of conducting 10% of all business with minority- and women-owned firms.  Read More

  • Groundbreaking for Tennis Clubhouse in West Hills Park

    Groundbreaking for Tennis Clubhouse in West Hills Park

    Posted: 02/08/2012

    The City of Knoxville, along with the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association, held a groundbreaking today for a new tennis clubhouse in West Hills Park off of Winston Road.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Feb. 20 on Proposed Fulton Bellows Development

    Public Meeting Feb. 20 on Proposed Fulton Bellows Development

    Posted: 02/08/2012

    KCDC will hold a Public Meeting on the proposed Fulton Bellows Redevelopment Area at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 20 in the KCDC Office building at 901 North Broadway. Read More

  • Recycle Computers and Electronics on Feb. 11

    Recycle Computers and Electronics on Feb. 11

    Posted: 02/07/2012

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

  • Additional Recycling Carts Get Delivered

    Additional Recycling Carts Get Delivered

    Posted: 02/06/2012

    A second round of recycling carts will be delivered throughout the month of February for the City's new curbside single-stream program. Households who signed up between Aug. 14 and Dec. 27, 2011, will get their carts this month with the pickup service starting on March 12, 2012.  Read More

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony at West Hills Park Feb. 8

    Groundbreaking Ceremony at West Hills Park Feb. 8

    Posted: 02/06/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council and the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for West Hills Tennis Center on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Read More

  • Mayors' Meeting

    Mayors Meet to Discuss Issues Affecting the Region

    Posted: 02/06/2012

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Town of Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill met today for their regular Mayors' Meeting to discuss issues affecting the Knoxville region. Read More

  • Zoo Hiring For Seasonal Positions

    Zoo Hiring For Seasonal Positions

    Posted: 02/06/2012

    Knoxville Zoo is hiring friendly people to fill seasonal positions at their annual Job Fair, which will be held on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Lee Congleton Conference Center, located on zoo grounds.  Read More

  • Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show Feb. 17-19

    Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show Feb. 17-19

    Posted: 02/03/2012

    Dogwood Arts is setting the stage for a spectacular House & Garden Show with grand new features that are sure to inspire everyone.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement on Today's KTSC Board Meeting

    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Today's KTSC Board Meeting

    Posted: 02/03/2012

    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Today's KTSC Board Meeting Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Retreat Today

    Mayor's Budget Retreat Today

    Posted: 02/03/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero held a budget retreat with City Council members and city leadership staff at the John T. O'Connor Center today to discuss the financial state of the City's budget and to introduce new council and staff to the annual budget process. Read More

  • Covenant Kids Fun Run at Knoxville Zoo Feb. 4

    Covenant Kids Fun Run at Knoxville Zoo Feb. 4

    Posted: 02/02/2012

    The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Kids Run is hosting a kick-off fun run at the Knoxville Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 4, at noon to encourage kids to take part in a winter fitness journey that culminates with an exciting and rewarding finish.  Read More

  • Knoxville Area Transit to Unveil Sculpture

    Knoxville Area Transit to Unveil Sculpture

    Posted: 02/02/2012

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will soon be unveiling a new work of public art by Bob Emser. The piece will be located in the vestibule of Knoxville Station Transit Center at 301 Church Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding KTSC

    Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding KTSC

    Posted: 02/02/2012

    Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding KTSC. Read More

  • Apprehension of Burglary Suspects Earns Officers Award

    Apprehension of Burglary Suspects Earns Officers Award

    Posted: 02/01/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Edmund Randolph and Officer Lee Shaw the December Co-Officers of the Month. Officer Randolph has been with KPD since April 1989 while Officer Shaw has been with the department since January 1994.  Read More

  • Attempted Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Robbery Suspects

    Attempted Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Robbery Suspects

    Posted: 02/01/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Jason Boston the Officer of the Month for November. Officer Boston has been with KPD since August 2008. Read More

  • Crime Database Entries Earns Employee Special Recognition

    Crime Database Entries Earns Employee Special Recognition

    Posted: 02/01/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named NCIC Operator Dallas Dalton the Civilian Employee of the Month due to the quality of his criminal database entries. Mr. Dalton has been with KPD since August 2009. Read More

  • Officer Awarded Medal of Merit for Assisting Apartment Residents of Burning Building

    Officer Awarded Medal of Merit for Assisting Apartment Residents of Burning Building

    Posted: 02/01/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the Medal of Merit Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Mike Riddle. Officer Riddle has been with KPD since April 1989. Read More

  • Officer Honored For Arrest of Robbery Suspects

    Officer Honored For Arrest of Robbery Suspects

    Posted: 02/01/2012

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Larry Presnell the September Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Presnell has been with KPD since February 1991.  Read More

  • Bo Chimpanzee is Looking For A Valentine

    Bo Chimpanzee is Looking For A Valentine

    Posted: 01/31/2012

    Knoxville Zoo is hoping to find a few beaux for Bo chimpanzee this Valentine's Day. To celebrate this most romantic of days, the zoo is asking admirers of Bo chimpanzee to be her Valentine with a special adoption package that celebrates one of the zoo's most loveable sweethearts.  Read More

  • City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 01/31/2012

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant for fiscal year 2012-2013, which begins on July 1, 2012.  Read More

  • KUB's Meter Reading Contractor Changes Name and Logo

    KUB's Meter Reading Contractor Changes Name and Logo

    Posted: 01/31/2012

    Since 1996, KUB has contracted with Utility Meter Services (UMS) to read meters and perform other related service work within its service territory. In February 2012, UMS will undergo a name change to Grid One Solutions.  Read More

  • City Takes Proactive Steps Against Illegal Dump Site

    City Takes Proactive Steps Against Illegal Dump Site

    Posted: 01/30/2012

    After issuing several zoning violations and stop-work orders, the City of Knoxville has taken additional proactive steps against Greenphalt Recycling - including the posting of signs today at the company's two sites. Read More

  • KUB Adds Kiosks to Give Customers More Convenient Payment Locations

    KUB Adds Kiosks to Give Customers More Convenient Payment Locations

    Posted: 01/30/2012

    KUB has improved its payment options for customers with the addition of four new payment kiosks throughout the area. KUB has added kiosks at four local Food City stores.  Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 3

    Mayor's Budget Retreat Feb. 3

    Posted: 01/30/2012

    Mayor Rogero will hold a City of Knoxville Budget Retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the John T. O'Connor Center located at 611 Winona St.. Read More

  • February Sweeps in Brush Collection Season

    February Sweeps in Brush Collection Season

    Posted: 01/27/2012

    With the beginning of February comes the start of Brush Collection season for Knoxville residents - just in time to prepare yards for the spring.  Read More

  • City Welcomes Korean Delegation

    City Welcomes Korean Delegation

    Posted: 01/26/2012

    On Thursday, Eddie Mannis, Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Operating Officer, visited with several members of a visiting Korean Delegation guided by Master Py Eun from TTJC.  Read More

  • KUB's New Leaf Stems from Commitment to Environment and Customer Service

    KUB's New Leaf Stems from Commitment to Environment and Customer Service

    Posted: 01/25/2012

    KUB is pleased to announce it has received its first all-electric, on-road vehicle, the Nissan Leaf.  Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Free Lunch and Learn Series

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Free Lunch and Learn Series

    Posted: 01/20/2012

    Knox County Health Department is partnering with the Library again for the 2012 lunch and learn series entitled Health Bites. Read More

  • Prosser Road Dye Tests Planned for Wednesday

    Prosser Road Dye Tests Planned for Wednesday

    Posted: 01/17/2012

    As a part of the Prosser Road Drainage Improvements Project, a City of Knoxville contractor will be injecting dye into two sinkholes in the area on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Read More

  • TDOT Meeting on Western Avenue Project

    TDOT Meeting on Western Avenue Project

    Posted: 01/17/2012

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the L.T. Ross Building of Knoxville CAC (865-546-3500), at 2247 Western Ave., to discuss the widening of Western Avenue, from Texas Avenue to Major Avenue. Read More

  • City Funds Help Families With Affordable Housing

    City Funds Help Families With Affordable Housing

    Posted: 01/12/2012

    While hundreds of volunteers are busy with a project for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the City of Knoxville is participating in another build that will benefit two local families.  Read More

  • City Offices Closed Monday

    City Offices Closed Monday

    Posted: 01/12/2012

    City offices will be closed Monday, January 16th for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Read More

  • Mayor Honored at MLK Awards Luncheon

    Mayor Honored at MLK Awards Luncheon

    Posted: 01/12/2012

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission honored Mayor Rogero at their yearly awards luncheon held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read More

  • Only a Few Months Left for Green Rebate Program

    Only a Few Months Left for Green Rebate Program

    Posted: 01/10/2012

    Knoxville residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations have just a few more months to apply for energy rebates through the City's Green Building and Incentive Program. About $162,000 remains available to help defray the costs of either solar panels or approved energy-efficient appliances. Read More

  • Block of State Street Closed

    Block of State Street Closed

    Posted: 01/06/2012

    One block of State Street behind the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville will be closed next Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate a touring production of "Les Misérables." Read More

  • Rogero Names Foster as Redevelopment Deputy Director

    Rogero Names Foster as Redevelopment Deputy Director

    Posted: 01/06/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today named Dawn Michelle Foster as Deputy Director of Redevelopment for the City of Knoxville. Foster, a transportation planner and Certified Environmental Professional, will be team leader for redevelopment of the South Waterfront, the Magnolia Warehouse District, and other projects.  Read More

  • Selection Process for City Council Attorney

    Selection Process for City Council Attorney

    Posted: 01/06/2012

    The following meetings have been scheduled regarding the selection of the City Council Attorney: Read More

  • New Fire Station Open

    New Fire Station Open

    Posted: 01/05/2012

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Fire Chief Stan Sharp, Councilman Nick Pavlis and several current and retired firefighters helped reopen Fire Station #19 today in an official ribbon cutting. Read More