2014

Communications Director

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

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

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Below you will find 2014 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • Celebration of Voting Rights Act Begins with Movie Screening

    Celebration of Voting Rights Act Begins with Movie Screening

    Posted: 12/31/2014

    The City of Knoxville is planning a series of events in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This legislation outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States.  Read More

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve on Market Square

    Celebrate New Year's Eve on Market Square Dec. 31, 2014

    Posted: 12/29/2014

    Looking for a family-friendly option for ushering in the 2015 new year with a bang? Why not join the hundreds of revelers on Market Square watching the ball drop and the fireworks pop?  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on S. 21st Street

    KUB Lane Closure on S. 21st Street

    Posted: 12/23/2014

    KUB will close a short section of South Twenty First Street between Lake Avenue and Cumberland Avenue daily, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on Monday, December 29, until Friday, January 9, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Read More

  • New Section of Third Creek Greenway Open

    New Section of Third Creek Greenway Open

    Posted: 12/23/2014

    A trail-rerouting project to alleviate frequent flooding on a stretch of the City's popular Third Creek Greenway has been completed - welcome news for the hundreds of daily runners, walkers and bicyclists who sometimes have had to endure soggy or muddy treks after a hard rain.  Read More

  • Downtown Dog Park Gets Solar-Powered Lights

    Downtown Dog Park Gets Solar-Powered Lights

    Posted: 12/22/2014

    Downtown dogs and their owners have received an early Christmas present - a fully lit dog park! Read More

  • Segal Waters' Employee Compensation Study Available Online

    Segal Waters' Employee Compensation Study Available Online

    Posted: 12/22/2014

    Segal Waters Consulting prepared an employee compensation study for the City of Knoxville, analyzing salaries and benefits paid by the City and comparing that with compensation paid by peer cities. Read More

  • State Grant Helps City with Disposal of Used Motor Oil

    State Grant Helps City with Disposal of Used Motor Oil

    Posted: 12/22/2014

    The City of Knoxville has been awarded a $14,600 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - part of more than $400,000 dedicated to better collection of used vehicle motor oil across the state.  Read More

  • Board Appointments for November 2014

    Board Appointments for November 2014

    Posted: 12/19/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in November. Read More

  • City Crews Planting 600 Trees Across Knoxville

    City Crews Planting 600 Trees Across Knoxville

    Posted: 12/19/2014

    You'll probably see City of Knoxville Urban Forestry crews hard at work in your neighborhood sometime between now and March. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Alcoa Hwy. Dec. 21

    KUB Lane Closure on Alcoa Hwy. Dec. 21

    Posted: 12/19/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the inside, northbound lane of Alcoa Highway starting at UT Hospital and spanning the Alcoa Highway bridge across the Tennessee River from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, December 21, as work is completed on the electric distribution system in the area. Read More

  • Cumberland Avenue Construction to be Rebid; City Remains 100 Percent Committed to Corridor Project

    Cumberland Avenue Construction to be Rebid; City Remains 100 Percent Committed to Corridor Project

    Posted: 12/17/2014

    City of Knoxville officials will be rebidding the contract for construction of the comprehensive Cumberland Avenue street redesign project, which will push the start of construction back from early 2015 to summer 2015.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on N. Broadway

    KUB Lane Closure on N. Broadway

    Posted: 12/17/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the southbound, curbside lane of North Broadway between Cedar Lane and Knox Lane from 9 a.m. -2 p.m., on Thursday, December 18, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on S. Seventeenth

    KUB Lane Closure on S. Seventeenth

    Posted: 12/17/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the southbound, curbside lane of S. Seventeenth Street between White Avenue and Cumberland Avenue from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., on Thursday, December 18, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

  • Tour de Lights to Celebrate its 8th Year with Friday Night Ride Through Historic Neighborhoods

    Tour de Lights to Celebrate its 8th Year with Friday Night Ride Through Historic Neighborhoods

    Posted: 12/17/2014

    Come in festive holiday attire, and anticipate a crowd of 700 or more. Friday night's Tour de Lights Bike Ride is a fun, free, casual five-mile bike ride -  Read More

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    Flags Lowered in Honor of Mayor Testerman

    Posted: 12/17/2014

    By order of Mayor Madeline Rogero, flags at the City County Building and all City of Knoxville facilities are being flown at half-staff in honor of former Knoxville Mayor Kyle Testerman.  Read More

  • KUB to Begin Downtown Fire Hydrant Inspections This Weekend

    KUB to Begin Downtown Fire Hydrant Inspections This Weekend

    Posted: 12/12/2014

    Beginning Sunday night, December 14, KUB and its contractor, Utility Services, will begin routine testing of the fire hydrants located in the downtown Knoxville area. Read More

  • City of Knoxville and Transportation Planning Organization Win Smart Growth Awards

    City of Knoxville and Transportation Planning Organization Win Smart Growth Awards

    Posted: 12/11/2014

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that efforts to better serve Knoxville's mass transit needs and the City of Alcoa's redevelopment efforts have helped the region win two nationally competitive awards.  Read More

  • 2015 Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Schedule Released

    2015 Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Schedule Released

    Posted: 12/10/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct free child car seat checkpoints in 2015 on these Saturdays Read More

  • Road Closures for the Weekend

    Road Closures for the Weekend

    Posted: 12/10/2014

    Please be aware of these road closures for the weekend: Read More

  • Repair to Temporarily Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue on Wednesday Night

    Repair to Temporarily Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue on Wednesday Night

    Posted: 12/09/2014

    Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, City of Knoxville crews will be making a temporary repair to a short section of Cumberland Avenue, which will reduce eastbound traffic from two lanes to a single lane. Read More

  • Xfinity Christmas at Chilhowee Park Offers Lots of Lighted Trees, Hayrides, Live Music

    Xfinity Christmas at Chilhowee Park Offers Lots of Lighted Trees, Hayrides, Live Music

    Posted: 12/08/2014

    Talk about your festive holiday spirit! Friday's Xfinity Christmas at Chilhowee Park boasts everything from 98 lighted trees to a 440-foot-long lighted tunnel to train rides, hayrides, roasted marshmallows and, of course, Old St. Nick.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint December 13

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint December 13

    Posted: 12/05/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • PARC Community Forum Dec. 8

    PARC Community Forum Set for Dec. 8, 2014

    Posted: 12/05/2014

    Members from the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC), Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch and KPD Command Staff will host a community forum on Dec. 8 to hear and discuss community concerns and share the latest happenings at KPD.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on S. Northshore Drive

    KUB Lane Closure on S. Northshore Drive

    Posted: 12/04/2014

    KUB will reduce a short section of South Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Duncan Road and Coachman Lane between 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., on Thursday, December 4, as work continues on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

  • Repair to Temporarily Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue Tonight

    Repair to Temporarily Close Lane on Cumberland Avenue Tonight

    Posted: 12/04/2014

    City of Knoxville crews tonight will be making a temporary repair to a short section of Cumberland Avenue, which will reduce eastbound traffic from two lanes to a single lane. Read More

  • Knoxville Named a Climate Action Champion by White House

    Knoxville Named a Climate Action Champion by White House

    Posted: 12/03/2014

    The Obama Administration today named the City of Knoxville as a "Climate Action Champion," one of 16 communities across the country to receive the new designation in recognition of efforts to mitigate and prepare for the possible effects of climate change.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offering Buy One, Get One Free Tickets in December

    Knoxville Zoo Offering Buy One, Get One Free Tickets in December

    Posted: 12/03/2014

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  • Mayor Rogero Statement on School Bus Crash and Aftermath

    Mayor Rogero Statement on School Bus Crash and Aftermath

    Posted: 12/03/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero issued this statement this afternoon about the school bus crash in East Knoxville and the response to it:  Read More

  • Unveiling of Tennessee Civil War Trails Marker on Knoxville as a Divided City

    Unveiling of Tennessee Civil War Trails Marker on Knoxville as a Divided City

    Posted: 12/02/2014

    A new Tennessee Civil War Trails Marker to be unveiled on December 5 will focus on Knoxville as a bitterly divided city.  Read More

  • Watch for Street Closures During Holiday Parades, Farmers' Holiday Market this Weekend

    Watch for Street Closures During Holiday Parades, Farmers' Holiday Market this Weekend

    Posted: 12/02/2014

    Enjoy a busy weekend of holiday parades - and, with them, anticipate some temporary street closures and no-parking zones as well.  Read More

  • Celebration of Civil Rights Anniversary on Dec. 10 Includes Call for Continued Action

    Celebration of Civil Rights Anniversary on Dec. 10 Includes Call for Continued Action

    Posted: 12/01/2014

    A series of local events this year - ranging from films to nationally-known speakers to commemorative community marches - have celebrated the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 on its 50th anniversary.  Read More

  • Knoxville Community Band Hosts Free Christmas Concert Sunday

    Knoxville Community Band Hosts Free Christmas Concert Sunday

    Posted: 12/01/2014

    Get into the holiday spirit with a free Christmas concert by the Knoxville Community Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Bearden Middle School.  Read More

  • City Saves on Restructuring of Convention Center Debt

    City Saves on Restructuring of Convention Center Debt

    Posted: 11/26/2014

    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, Nov. 25, to approve a restructuring of a portion of the debt on the Knoxville Convention Center, potentially saving taxpayers more than $80,000 a year. Read More

  • KUB South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline Project Scheduled to Begin in Early December

    KUB South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline Project Scheduled to Begin in Early December

    Posted: 11/26/2014

    KUB and its contractor, Southeastern Connections, are scheduled to begin a project to install six miles of natural gas pipeline between the University of Tennessee golf practice facility at 2614 Osprey Vista Way and the KUB Topside Road Natural Gas Gate Station at 3715 Topside Road on Monday, December 1, 2014.  Read More

  • KUB's Round It Up Program Helps Others

    KUB's Round It Up Program Helps Others

    Posted: 11/25/2014

    Today, KUB announced a new program in partnership with the Community Action Committee (CAC), called "Round It Up: Pennies for a Purpose." Read More

  • Mayors Name Jeff Welch as Interim MPC Executive Director

    Mayors Name Jeff Welch as Interim MPC Executive Director

    Posted: 11/25/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced today that Jeff Welch will serve as interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) beginning Jan. 1, 2015.  Read More

  • Business and Bonding Workshop Dec. 3

    Business and Bonding Workshop Dec. 3

    Posted: 11/24/2014

    The Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, TN Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, the City of Knoxville, TN Small Business Development Center, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security, will be conducting a Business and Bonding Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the KAUL office, 1514 East Fifth Ave. Read More

  • City's 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/24/2014

    City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More

  • Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday to Kick Off Christmas in the City

    Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday to Kick Off Christmas in the City

    Posted: 11/24/2014

    On Friday night, the 38-foot-tall tree in the Krutch Park Extension will be lit. Then more than 100,000 lights throughout Krutch Park will be flipped on. Read More

  • City, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association and Ijams Nature Center Team to Add Entrance Stone

    City, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association and Ijams Nature Center Team to Add Entrance Stone

    Posted: 11/19/2014

    What do you get when you put together an inspired neighborhood association, Ijams Nature Center and the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department employees? Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave

    KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave

    Posted: 11/19/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the curbside, eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between South Twenty-First Street and Mountcastle Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursday, November 20, as improvements are made to the water distribution system in the area. Read More

  • President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Releases Report

    President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Releases Report

    Posted: 11/19/2014

    For the past year, Mayor Madeline Rogero has served as a member of President Barack Obama's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force was formed to provide feedback from local and state leaders on how the federal government can most effectively support their efforts to prepare for the effects of climate change. Read More

  • Save Our Sons Summit Nov. 21

    Save Our Sons Summit Nov. 21

    Posted: 11/19/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and other Knoxville and Knox County elected officials, community leaders, and representatives of youth-serving organizations will present the Save Our Sons (SOS) Summit from 8-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 in the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Ballroom, 500 Howard H. Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

  • City to Seek Proposals for Historic Preservation Funds

    City to Seek Proposals for Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 11/18/2014

    If you own a historic property in need of repair or renovation, help could be on the way from a new City of Knoxville Historic Preservation Fund.  Read More

  • Knoxville Recognized Again as Bicycle-Friendly Community

    Knoxville Recognized Again as Bicycle-Friendly Community

    Posted: 11/18/2014

    Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Knoxville with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award for the second time.  Read More

  • Job Description Posted for New MPC Executive Director

    Job Description Posted for New MPC Executive Director

    Posted: 11/17/2014

    The joint City-County committee conducting a search for a new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Commission has formally posted the position, along with a detailed job description.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures Downtown

    KUB Lane Closures Downtown

    Posted: 11/14/2014

    KUB crews will close the intersection of South Central Street and Main Street, and Cumberland Avenue between  Read More

  • Christmas in the City Kicks Off Nov. 28 with Tree Lighting, Market Square Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown, Ice Skating

    Christmas in the City Kicks Off Nov. 28 with Tree Lighting, Market Square Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown, Ice Skating

    Posted: 11/13/2014

    Is there any better way to get immersed into the holiday spirit than by roasting marshmallows, meeting Santa and illuminating Krutch Park with more than 100,000 lights? Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on West Church Ave. Nov. 14

    KUB Lane Closure on West Church Ave. Nov. 14

    Posted: 11/13/2014

    KUB crews will reduce eastbound West Church Avenue between Market Street and South Gay Street  Read More

  • Mayor Urges Families Needing Health Insurance to Enroll Starting November 15

    Mayor Urges Families Needing Health Insurance to Enroll Starting November 15

    Posted: 11/12/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options, as open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)begins Nov. 15 and continues through Feb. 15, 2015. Read More

  • 200 Volunteers to Improve Knoxville' Kids' Lives and Futures with Play

    200 Volunteers to Improve Knoxville' Kids' Lives and Futures with Play

    Posted: 11/11/2014

    More than 200 BlueCross volunteers representing the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, the City of Knoxville, The Muse Knoxville, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Knoxville community will join forces on Friday, November 14 to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in September. Read More

  • Startup Day Returns on Nov. 20

    Startup Day Returns on Nov. 20

    Posted: 11/11/2014

    Knoxville and East Tennessee have a rich tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and successful startups.  Read More

  • UT Medical Center to Host Community Forum on Poor Health of Tennesseans and Citizens in the Region

    UT Medical Center to Host Community Forum on Poor Health of Tennesseans and Citizens in the Region

    Posted: 11/10/2014

    The University of Tennessee Medical Center will host a forum Thursday, November 20 on the chronically poor health condition of Tennesseans and citizens in the Knoxville region. Read More

  • Infrastructure Improvements Underway Near World's Fair Park, Convention Center

    Infrastructure Improvements Underway Near World's Fair Park, Convention Center

    Posted: 11/07/2014

    Infrastructure Improvements Underway Near World's Fair Park, Convention Center Read More

  • Commemoration of 151st Anniversary of Siege of Knoxville to Be Held at Fort Dickerson Park

    Commemoration of 151st Anniversary of Siege of Knoxville to Be Held at Fort Dickerson Park

    Posted: 11/06/2014

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville at Fort Dickerson Park this weekend. Read More

  • Honor Veterans with Downtown Parade on Tuesday

    Honor Veterans with Downtown Parade on Tuesday

    Posted: 11/06/2014

    Knoxville's 89th annual Veterans Day Parade will pay tribute to our nation's military heroes on Tuesday morning, Nov. 11.  Read More

  • Board Appointments for October 2014

    Board Appointments for October 2014

    Posted: 11/05/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in October. Read More

  • Community Meeting with South Knoxville Waterfront Developers Nov. 13

    Community Meeting with South Knoxville Waterfront Developers Nov. 13

    Posted: 11/04/2014

    The South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition (SKNBC), City of Knoxville Office of Redevelopment staff, and the development team of Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial, Augusta, Ga. will hold a community meeting Read More

  • Susanna Sutherland talks about The Infinite Resource at Books Sandwiched In

    Susanna Sutherland talks about The Infinite Resource at Books Sandwiched In

    Posted: 11/04/2014

    The most valuable resource on Earth is not oil, gold, water, or land, according to Ramez Naam. Rather, he says, the power of humanity's capacity for innovation and knowledge are what will meet the very real and enormous environmental challenges we face. Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2014

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2014

    Posted: 11/04/2014

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11 during the 89th Veterans Day Parade. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint November 8

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint November 8

    Posted: 11/03/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Go Vote on Tuesday - Mayor, City Council Support All Five Charter Amendments on Pensions

    Go Vote on Tuesday - Mayor, City Council Support All Five Charter Amendments on Pensions

    Posted: 11/03/2014

    Go Vote on Tuesday: Mayor, City Council Support All Five Charter Amendments on Pensions  Read More

  • KUB Closes Union Ave.

    KUB Closes Union Ave.

    Posted: 11/03/2014

    KUB will close a short section of Union Avenue between Locust Street and Walnut Street from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Deane Hill Drive

    KUB Closes Lane on Deane Hill Drive

    Posted: 10/31/2014

    KUB will reduce Deane Hill Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Winchester Drive and Cheshire Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, November 3, as work Read More

  • Mayors Appoint Search Committee for MPC Director

    Mayors Appoint Search Committee for MPC Director

    Posted: 10/31/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett have appointed a six-member search committee for the next Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). Read More

  • City Crews Focusing on Leaf Season Pickups

    City Crews Focusing on Leaf Season Pickups

    Posted: 10/30/2014

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins Nov. 1, which means Public Service Department crews will be concentrating on systematic citywide leaf collections over the next three months.  Read More

  • City Celebrates America Recycles Day with Events Downtown

    City Celebrates America Recycles Day with Events Downtown

    Posted: 10/28/2014

    October 28, 2014 - The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping to sponsor America Recycles Day in Knoxville.  Read More

  • Medication Collection Event Held Downtown

    Medication Collection Event Held Downtown

    Posted: 10/27/2014

    Improperly disposed medications hurt the environment. In fact, research suggests that the presence of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment is one of the most significant emerging threats of the 21st century.  Read More

  • ET Development Symposium to be Held Nov. 4-5

    ET Development Symposium to be Held Nov. 4-5

    Posted: 10/24/2014

    Knox County Stormwater Management and the City of Knoxville Stormwater Engineering Division are teaming up with the Tennessee Stormwater Association and Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters  Read More

  • Weekend Road Closures

    Weekend Road Closures

    Posted: 10/23/2014

    Events and construction in Knoxville will cause some temporary road closures this weekend. Read More

  • Solar Panels Added to Chilhowee Park's Jacob Building

    Solar Panels Added to Chilhowee Park's Jacob Building

    Posted: 10/21/2014

    A new 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array added to the roof of the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park will offset greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tons per year - the equivalent of planting 1,185 trees.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Department Officer Honored for Top Performance during Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy

    Knoxville Police Department Officer Honored for Top Performance during Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy

    Posted: 10/20/2014

    Knoxville Police Department Officer David Ogle received top honors during the Third Session of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lanes on S. Northshore Dr., Sutherland Ave., Union Ave., Clinch Ave., and State St.

    KUB Closes Lanes on S. Northshore Dr., Sutherland Ave., Union Ave., Clinch Ave., and State St.

    Posted: 10/17/2014

    KUB will reduce South Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Duncan Road and Coachman Lane  Read More

  • Paving Operations to Begin in Cedar Bluff Area

    Paving Operations to Begin in Cedar Bluff Area

    Posted: 10/17/2014

    Road paving operations are scheduled to begin in the Cedar Bluff area on Sunday, Oct. 19. The work will be performed at night - from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. - from Sunday through Thursday. Read More

  • Energy-Efficiency Education Grant Boosts Funding for Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership

    Energy-Efficiency Education Grant Boosts Funding for Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership

    Posted: 10/16/2014

    The Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership has been awarded a total of $60,000 to support energy-efficiency education initiatives.  Read More

  • Weekend Commemorations of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Weekend Commemorations of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Posted: 10/16/2014

    Commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act are scheduled for this weekend. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on South Northshore Drive

    KUB Closes Lane on South Northshore Drive

    Posted: 10/14/2014

    KUB and its contractor will reduce South Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Morrell Road and Rocky Hill Road nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Read More

  • Knoxville Food Week Oct. 18-26

    Knoxville Food Week Oct. 18-26

    Posted: 10/13/2014

    Food Week is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Read More

  • City Terminates Two Waste Facility Employees

    City Terminates Two Waste Facility Employees

    Posted: 10/10/2014

    The City of Knoxville this morning terminated two employees following an investigation into allegations of minor theft, Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Cedar Lane and Westland Drive

    KUB Road Closures on Cedar Lane and Westland Drive

    Posted: 10/10/2014

    KUB crews will close a short section of Cedar Lane between Parkdale Road and Lynndell Road between 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, as work is completed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Read More

  • Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert on Market Square

    Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert on Market Square

    Posted: 10/10/2014

    The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 12, featuring a wide variety of music ranging from "St. Louis Blues" and "The Soft Shoe Rag" to "Glenn Miller in Concert" and "The Genius of Ray Charles."  Read More

  • Boo at the Zoo Begins Three Weekends of Fun

    Boo at the Zoo Begins Three Weekends of Fun

    Posted: 10/09/2014

    BOO! at the Zoo kicks off Knoxville's largest Halloween event beginning this evening. BOO! at the Zoo has 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun scheduled over three weekends; Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9-12, and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23- 26, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.  Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/08/2014

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

  • KUB Updates for Downtown Century II Multiple Utilities Upgrade Project

    KUB Updates for Downtown Century II Multiple Utilities Upgrade Project

    Posted: 10/08/2014

    This week's rain has provided challenges for KUB and Garney Construction crews working on the Downtown Century II Multiple Utilities Upgrade Project. Read More

  • Demolition Begins Improvement Process for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance

    Demolition Begins Improvement Process for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance

    Posted: 10/06/2014

    Beginning Oct. 6 Bell & Associates will begin the demolition of the G & R Automotive Building near the entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 11

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 11

    Posted: 10/03/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor's Board Appointments for September 2014

    Mayor's Board Appointments for September 2014

    Posted: 10/03/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in September:  Read More

  • City Seeks Input on Five-Year Community Development Plan

    City Seeks Input on Five-Year Community Development Plan

    Posted: 10/01/2014

    The City of Knoxville's Department of Community Development is updating its five-year Consolidated Plan to identify needs across Knoxville neighborhoods.  Read More

  • Urban Land Institute to Visit Oct. 5-10 for Knoxville Study

    Urban Land Institute to Visit Oct. 5-10 for Knoxville Study

    Posted: 10/01/2014

    October 1, 2014 - Consultants from a nonprofit research firm known nationally for urban planning and design will be in town next week as part of a contract with the City of Knoxville to study five sites in and around downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Five Americorps Members Satisfy Strong Passion for Public Service in City Roles

    Five Americorps Members Satisfy Strong Passion for Public Service in City Roles

    Posted: 09/29/2014

    Five Americorps Members Satisfy 'Strong Passion' for Public Service in City Roles Read More

  • KUB Closes Lanes on Locust St. and S. Northshore Dr.

    KUB Closes Lanes on Locust St. and S. Northshore Dr.

    Posted: 09/29/2014

    KUB crews will close the northbound lane on a short section of Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue Read More

  • Mosquito spraying in east Knoxville Thursday night

    Mosquito spraying in east Knoxville Thursday night

    Posted: 09/29/2014

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of east Knoxville. Read More

  • KUB Extends S. Central Street and Commerce Avenue Closures Until Oct. 5

    KUB Extends S. Central Street and Commerce Avenue Closures Until Oct. 5

    Posted: 09/26/2014

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will extend the closure a section of S. Central Street (between West Summit Hill Drive and Clinch Avenue) and Commerce Avenue Read More

  • Thursday Concerts Return to Market Square for Fall Series

    Thursday Concerts Return to Market Square for Fall Series

    Posted: 09/25/2014

    The Variety Thursdays series of free concerts on Market Square is returning for a run of fall shows, from Oct. 2 to Oct. 30. Read More

  • KAT Proposes Demonstration Route for Outdoor Activities

    KAT Proposes Demonstration Route for Outdoor Activities

    Posted: 09/23/2014

    September 23, 2014 - Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is proposing changes to the Route 10 - Sequoyah Hills to provide more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities via Knoxville's transit system.  Read More

  • Multiple Drug and Felony Arrests Earns Unit Special Recognition

    Multiple Drug and Felony Arrests Earns Unit Special Recognition

    Posted: 09/22/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded a Unit Citation to East District Delta Squad for their numerous DUI, drug and felony arrests in June.  Read More

  • Brownfield Assessment Report to Be Presented at Sept. 22 Meeting

    Brownfield Assessment Report to Be Presented at Sept. 22 Meeting

    Posted: 09/17/2014

    2034 or scook@cityofknoxville.org.  Read More

  • Work Begins on Cross Park Drive Improvements

    Work Begins on Cross Park Drive Improvements

    Posted: 09/17/2014

    The City of Knoxville entered into a contract with Twin K Construction, Inc. for $3,735,868.30 for the construction of the Cross Park Drive Drainage Improvements Project.  Read More

  • The Mayor's On Board KAT Trolley and Bus Ride Sept. 19

    The Mayor's On Board KAT Trolley and Bus Ride Sept. 19

    Posted: 09/16/2014

    On Friday, Sept. 19 starting at 10:40 a.m. Mayor Madeline Rogero, Deputy to the Mayor Bill Lyons, Director of Transit Dawn Distler and other City officials will ride KAT vehicles to lunch, then to a KPD press conference, to illustrate the convenience and affordability of public transit.  Read More

  • Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art And Craft Created By Zoo Animals

    Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art And Craft Created By Zoo Animals

    Posted: 09/12/2014

    Day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.  Read More

  • New Tax Revenue to Allow Completion of Several Projects

    New Tax Revenue to Allow Completion of Several Projects

    Posted: 09/12/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero is proposing to use $4.3 million in unexpected tax revenue from the recently ended fiscal year to complete or accelerate several planned capital projects. Read More

  • Zoo Undergoes Largest Strategic Planning Effort Since Inception

    Zoo Undergoes Largest Strategic Planning Effort Since Inception

    Posted: 09/08/2014

    Knoxville Zoo's board of directors has approved a comprehensive strategic plan that will change the way visitors experience the zoo over the next five years. Read More

  • Board Appointments for August 2014

    Board Appointments for August 2014

    Posted: 09/05/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has made the following board appointments in August. Read More

  • Downtown Knoxville is Ready For Fall

    Downtown Knoxville is Ready For Fall

    Posted: 09/04/2014

    The Krutch Park waterfall is bubbling. More than 100 planter boxes are bursting with color.  Read More

  • Press conference for Living Lands and Waters' Tennessee River Tour

    Press conference for Living Lands and Waters' Tennessee River Tour

    Posted: 09/03/2014

    On Thursday Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., representatives from the nationally acclaimed conservation group Living Lands and Waters will join City of Knoxville officials in announcing plans for a major cleanup of the Tennessee River next April. Read More

  • Knoxville Parks and Recreation to Hold 5th Annual Doggie Dip Day

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation to Hold 5th Annual Doggie Dip Day

    Posted: 09/02/2014

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department will hold its fifth annual "Doggie Dip Day" from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7th.  Read More

  • Prosser Road Reopens Temporarily During Tennessee Valley Fair

    Prosser Road Reopens Temporarily During Tennessee Valley Fair

    Posted: 09/02/2014

    Prosser Road has temporarily reopened and will remain open during the Tennessee Valley Fair, which kicks off on Friday, Sept. 5.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 13

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 13

    Posted: 08/29/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KPD Bike Safety Fair Set for September 20

    KPD Bike Safety Fair Set for September 20

    Posted: 08/29/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department presents the Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last group starts at 1:30 p.m.).  Read More

  • City Crews Rerouting Flood-Prone Section of Third Creek Greenway

    City Crews Rerouting Flood-Prone Section of Third Creek Greenway

    Posted: 08/28/2014

    If you see underbrush being cleared along a section of Third Creek Greenway, don't be startled. The work by City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews is part of a greenway maintenance project designed to reroute a section of the trail that's prone to frequent flooding. Read More

  • Sept. 4 Public Hearing on Cumberland Ave. Redevelopment Area Plan

    Sept. 4 Public Hearing on Cumberland Ave. Redevelopment Area Plan

    Posted: 08/28/2014

    Knoxville's Community Development Corp. (KCDC), acting on behalf of the City of Knoxville and City Council, is seeking public input on a proposal to establish a redevelopment area around Cumberland Avenue as a step toward financing public infrastructure. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Proposes Demolition Delay for Historic Properties

    Mayor Rogero Proposes Demolition Delay for Historic Properties

    Posted: 08/27/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced proposed changes in City of Knoxville building and zoning codes that would provide a delay of up to 60 days before a demolition permit is issued on historically significant buildings. Read More

  • Schedule a Pre-Submittal Conference - One-Stop Shopping for Developers, Contractors May Avoid Hassles Later

    Schedule a Pre-Submittal Conference - One-Stop Shopping for Developers, Contractors May Avoid Hassles Later

    Posted: 08/27/2014

    Schedule a Pre-Submittal Conference: 'One-Stop Shopping' for Developers, Contractors May Avoid Hassles Later Read More

  • Boomsday - Be Prepared for Road Closures and Know Where to Park

    Boomsday - Be Prepared for Road Closures and Know Where to Park

    Posted: 08/26/2014

    Enjoy Boomsday on Saturday, Aug. 30 - the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show in the country - with 400,000 of your friends and neighbors.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 08/26/2014

    City offices will be closed on Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

    Mayor Rogero Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

    Posted: 08/22/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a national organization of mayors who support marriage equality for same-sex couples. Read More

  • City Program Breathes New Life into Blighted Homes

    City Program Breathes New Life into Blighted Homes

    Posted: 08/21/2014

    Jean Ann Washam says that she became emotionally attached to a distinctive home on Washington Avenue that she and her husband, Shannon, were refurbishing as a "labor of love" project.  Read More

  • Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available

    Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available

    Posted: 08/21/2014

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2014-15 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

  • Vote For Movies on Market Square

    Vote For Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/21/2014

    Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square is coming back for its 11th year. Read More

  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

    Posted: 08/19/2014

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) broke ground today at the corner of White Ave. and 21st Street on a $75 million expansion project. Read More

  • New Chief Plumbing Inspector Announced

    New Chief Plumbing Inspector Announced

    Posted: 08/19/2014

    Charlie Johnson, an 18-year City of Knoxville plumbing inspector, has been promoted to the City's Chief Plumbing Inspector.  Read More

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

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

    Posted: 08/18/2014

    Now in its 20th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 22-24, 2014, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Read More

  • Allen Named as New KPD Deputy Chief

    Allen Named as New KPD Deputy Chief

    Posted: 08/14/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch honored Captain Nate Allen in a promotion ceremony in the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Ball Room on Thursday, August 14. Read More

  • Statement from Mayor Rogero on Mark Donaldson's Retirement

    Statement from Mayor Rogero on Mark Donaldson's Retirement

    Posted: 08/14/2014

    Statement from Mayor Rogero on Mark Donaldson's Retirement Read More

  • Drug Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Drug Arrests Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 08/13/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Caleb Crothers the April Officer of the Month. Read More

  • Employee Honored For Work to Help Reduce Crime

    Employee Honored For Work to Help Reduce Crime

    Posted: 08/13/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sandra Hicks the May Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Locust Street

    KUB Closes Lane on Locust Street

    Posted: 08/13/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the northbound lane of Locust Street between Union Avenue and Summer Place starting at 11 p.m. Thursday, August 14, until 6 a.m. Friday ...  Read More

  • Safety Education Unit Awarded Special Citation for Anti-Bullying Campaign

    Safety Education Unit Awarded Special Citation for Anti-Bullying Campaign

    Posted: 08/13/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the department's first Unit Citation to the Safety Education Unit for their dedication and commitment to the "Take a Stand Against Bullying" campaign. Read More

  • Sgt. Honored For Quick Response to Victim in Medical Distress

    Sgt. Honored For Quick Response to Victim in Medical Distress

    Posted: 08/13/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Chris Bell the May Officer of the Month. Sgt. Bell has been with the department since November 1994.  Read More

  • Fountain City Lake Repairs Coming Soon

    Fountain City Lake Repairs Coming Soon

    Posted: 08/12/2014

    Coming soon: Help is on its way for Fountain City Lake!  Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Kingston Pike

    KUB Closes Lane on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 08/12/2014

    KUB will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Lindsey Place and Kingston Court from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13 ...  Read More

  • Knoxville Advances in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

    Knoxville Advances in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

    Posted: 08/11/2014

    The Knoxville community has been selected to advance to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America's energy consumption.  Read More

  • Stormwater Smoke Test Scheduled for Thursday

    Stormwater Smoke Test Scheduled for Thursday

    Posted: 08/11/2014

    Don't be alarmed if you see smoke drifting out of a downtown area storm drain or even coming out of interior sinks and drains inside buildings on Thursday afternoon.  Read More

  • East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 16

    East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 16

    Posted: 08/08/2014

    East Tennessee's favorite history festival is back and bigger than ever this year! Read More

  • Board Appointments for July 2014

    Board Appointments for July 2014

    Posted: 08/07/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in July. Read More

  • Vol Line Trolley Begins Service to University Commons

    Vol Line Trolley Begins Service to University Commons

    Posted: 08/07/2014

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has announced that the Vol Line Trolley will serve the newly opened University Commons in the UT area. Read More

  • Drain Repair to Close Lane on Lyons View Pike

    Drain Repair to Close Lane on Lyons View Pike

    Posted: 08/06/2014

    This week, the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department is working to replace 100 feet of antiquated pipe and a "catch box" underneath Lyons View Pike. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on N. Weisgarber Rd

    KUB Closes Lane on N. Weisgarber Rd

    Posted: 08/06/2014

    KUB will close a short section of North Weisgarber Road between Kingston Pike and Highland Place Way starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, until 6 a.m. Friday, August Read More

  • Nance to Discuss Poverty in America in Library's Lunch and Learn Series

    Nance to Discuss Poverty in America in Library's Lunch and Learn Series

    Posted: 08/06/2014

    Nance to Discuss Poverty in America in Library's Lunch and Learn Series Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Aug. 9

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Aug. 9

    Posted: 08/05/2014

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

  • Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan Public Meeting Aug. 13

    Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan Public Meeting Aug. 13

    Posted: 08/05/2014

    The City of Knoxville's professional design consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and Toole Design Group, will host a second public meeting for the Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Cumberland Ave.

    KUB Closes Lane on Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 08/05/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the curbside, westbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Eleventh Street and Henley Street starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, until 3 a.m ...  Read More

  • Orphaned Bears Become Best Friends At Knoxville Zoo

    Orphaned Bears Become Best Friends At Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 08/04/2014

    Monty and Finn, two young North American black bears orphaned a year apart in Virginia, became fast friends after they were introduced in Knoxville Zoo's Black Bear Falls habitat four weeks ago. Read More

  • Knoxville Recognizes National Stop On Red Week

    Knoxville Recognizes National Stop On Red Week

    Posted: 08/01/2014

    Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch announced the City of Knoxville will observe National Stop on Red Week, which runs August 3 - 9, by reminding residents that red light safety cameras are part of a comprehensive effort to improve traffic safety in our community for all motorists, residents, families and children. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's World-Renowned Red Panda Breeding Program Welcomes Twin Cubs

    Knoxville Zoo's World-Renowned Red Panda Breeding Program Welcomes Twin Cubs

    Posted: 08/01/2014

    Knoxville Zoo's World-Renowned Red Panda Breeding Program Welcomes Twin Cubs  Read More

  • Comments Welcome on $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund

    Comments Welcome on $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund

    Posted: 07/31/2014

    About 80 people interested in historic preservation attended Tuesday evening's public meeting at the East Tennessee History Center downtown to share ideas on how a new $500,000 City of Knoxville fund could be best used to help save and restore historic structures and sites. Read More

  • Design Professionals Invited to City's Accessibility Symposium

    Design Professionals Invited to City's Accessibility Symposium

    Posted: 07/31/2014

    Design Professionals Invited to City's Accessibility Symposium  Read More

  • UT's Cumberland Avenue Work Extended

    UT's Cumberland Avenue Work Extended

    Posted: 07/31/2014

    A major University of Tennessee utility upgrade will close two lanes of Cumberland Avenue between James Agee Street and 11th Street in August.  Read More

  • Finance Dept. Receives National Recognition

    Finance Dept. Receives National Recognition

    Posted: 07/29/2014

    The City of Knoxville's Finance Department has been recognized for its high professional standards after thorough annual evaluations by a national organization and government agency.  Read More

  • KUB Power Restoration Update - 5,500 Without Power

    KUB Power Restoration Update - 5,500 Without Power

    Posted: 07/28/2014

    KUB Power Restoration Update; 5,500 Without Power Read More

  • Waterfront Site Work to Close 2 Lanes of Blount Avenue

    Waterfront Site Work to Close 2 Lanes of Blount Avenue

    Posted: 07/28/2014

    Two westbound lanes of Blount Avenue between Gay Street and Chapman Highway will be closed through September 19 to accommodate demolition work at the former Baptist Hospital site.  Read More

  • Visit Knoxville Announces Free Access to Neyland Drive for Boomsday

    Visit Knoxville Announces Free Access to Neyland Drive for Boomsday

    Posted: 07/25/2014

    Visit Knoxville announced on Friday that Neyland Drive, traditionally the main viewing area for Boomsday, will be open free to the public for Boomsday 2014.  Read More

  • Sidewalk, Curb Work to Close Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    Sidewalk, Curb Work to Close Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 07/23/2014

    Thursday and Friday, July 24-25, anticipate a temporary lane closure on the eastbound right lane of Cumberland Avenue between 21st Street and Mountcastle Street.  Read More

  • Utility Work to Reroute Cumberland Avenue Commuters

    Utility Work to Reroute Cumberland Avenue Commuters

    Posted: 07/22/2014

    Starting Wednesday, July 23, the next phase of a major University of Tennessee utility upgrade will close two lanes of Cumberland Avenue between James Agee Street and 11th Street.  Read More

  • City Releases New Greenways Map

    City Releases New Greenways Map

    Posted: 07/21/2014

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has released the new edition of its City Greenways Map, featuring 86 miles of the City's greenways and trails. The Read More

  • KUB Construction to Close South Central Street for 2 Months

    KUB Construction to Close South Central Street for 2 Months

    Posted: 07/18/2014

    A two-month closure of a section of South Central Street downtown begins Tuesday, July 22, as Knoxville Utilities Board makes major upgrades to its sewer, water and electric infrastructure.  Read More

  • City to Welcome Tennessee River Tour in April 2015

    City to Welcome Tennessee River Tour in April 2015

    Posted: 07/17/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed the announcement today of a planned Knoxville visit next spring by the nationally recognized river conservation organization Living Lands & Waters. Read More

  • Meeting Set to Discuss $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund

    Meeting Set to Discuss $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund

    Posted: 07/17/2014

    Interested in historic preservation? Come to a public meeting on July 29 to share ideas on how a new $500,000 City of Knoxville fund can be best used to help save and restore historic structures and sites.  Read More

  • New Parking Meters to be Tested Out - Pay to Park on Market Square with Coins or Credit Card

    New Parking Meters to be Tested Out - Pay to Park on Market Square with Coins or Credit Card

    Posted: 07/15/2014

    New Parking Meters to be Tested Out: Pay to Park on Market Square with Coins or Credit Card Read More

  • Brown Bag Lecture on Knoxville's Freedmen's Mission Historic Cemetery July 22

    Brown Bag Lecture on Knoxville's Freedmen's Mission Historic Cemetery July 22

    Posted: 07/11/2014

    In a Brown Bag Lecture on July 22 at 12 noon at the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay Street, a group of Knoxville citizens working to preserve the Freedmen's Mission Historic Cemetery, located on the Knoxville College campus, will share the history of the cemetery and tell the stories of some of the fascinating and important people interred there-including the first black doctors in this area, prominent educators, founding families, and two former slaves once owned by President Andrew Johnson.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Department Graduates New Recruit Class

    Knoxville Police Department Graduates New Recruit Class

    Posted: 07/11/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department held a special graduation ceremony for its 2014-A Basic Recruit Class Thursday, July 10 in the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Read More

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County Partners with KCDC to Provide Books to Children

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County Partners with KCDC to Provide Books to Children

    Posted: 07/10/2014

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County Partners with KCDC to Provide Books to Children Read More

  • Knoxville Police Select Dodge Charger as Future Patrol Vehicle

    Knoxville Police Select Dodge Charger as Future Patrol Vehicle

    Posted: 07/10/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch introduced the Dodge Charger as the Knoxville Police Department's patrol car of the future. Read More

  • Paving Operations to Begin in UT Area

    Paving Operations to Begin in UT Area

    Posted: 07/09/2014

    Weather permitting, road paving operations are scheduled to begin in the University of Tennessee area on Thursday, July 10. The work is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete.  Read More

  • Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove Continue July 12

    Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove Continue July 12

    Posted: 07/09/2014

    Knox County Parks and Recreation's Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this Saturday, July 12 with classic rock and blues band Kitty Wampus.  Read More

  • Community Solar Fair July 19

    Community Solar Fair July 19

    Posted: 07/08/2014

    Interested in solar energy? Visit SPECTRUM, the University of Tennessee's interactive solar energy exhibit, at Knoxville Center Mall (Level 2 next to JCPenney) on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Henley St. Near Cumberland Ave.

    KUB Lane Closure on Henley St. Near Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 07/08/2014

    KUB will close a short section of the northbound, curbside lane and the northbound center lane of Henley Street near the Cumberland Avenue intersection beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 12

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 12

    Posted: 07/03/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on White Avenue

    KUB Lane Closure on White Avenue

    Posted: 07/03/2014

    KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures along a section of White Avenue between Eleventh Street and Thirteenth Street  Read More

  • Public Meeting July 14 on Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture

    Public Meeting July 14 on Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture

    Posted: 07/03/2014

    With increased interest in community gardens and locally produced foods, the City of Knoxville is ready to propose changes in the zoning ordinance that will make it easier for individuals and community groups to establish community and market gardens on privately held land. Read More

  • Stream Maintenance Work to Begin in Krutch Park

    Stream Maintenance Work to Begin in Krutch Park

    Posted: 07/03/2014

    On the afternoon of Monday, July 7, personnel with the City of Knoxville Public Service Department will drain the water feature (stream and pond) that runs through Krutch Park in downtown Knoxville in preparation for a much needed maintenance project.  Read More

  • USTA Let's Move! Grant Provides Youth-Friendly Tennis Courts

    USTA Let's Move! Grant Provides Youth-Friendly Tennis Courts

    Posted: 07/03/2014

    USTA "Let's Move!" Grant Provides Youth-Friendly Tennis Courts Read More

  • Board Appointments for May and June 2014

    Board Appointments for May and June 2014

    Posted: 07/02/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in May and June.  Read More

  • City Receives National Recreation and Parks Grant to Improve Summer Camp, After School Programs

    City Receives National Recreation and Parks Grant to Improve Summer Camp, After School Programs

    Posted: 07/02/2014

    The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), has awarded City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation a $25,000 grant to support its recreation center Summer Playground Program and After School Program.  Read More

  • Festival on the 4th Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Festival on the 4th Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Posted: 07/02/2014

    On Friday, the City of Knoxville's Festival on the 4th will once again bring families together for entertainment, activities and treats at the City's 30th annual Fourth of July celebration in World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Forum Scheduled July 16th for I-275 Business Park Access Road Improvements Project

    Forum Scheduled July 16th for I-275 Business Park Access Road Improvements Project

    Posted: 07/02/2014

    On July 16th at 5:30 p.m. City officials will present detail design plans for the I-275 Business Park Access Road Improvements Project.  Read More

  • City to Replace Greens at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    City to Replace Greens at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Posted: 07/01/2014

    After a chemical treatment apparently damaged the greens at the City of Knoxville's Whittle Springs Golf Course, the City and its golf course management contractor will replace all 18 putting surfaces.  Read More

  • City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 07/01/2014

    City offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Salutes Service Members With Free Admission

    Knoxville Zoo Salutes Service Members With Free Admission

    Posted: 07/01/2014

     To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th.    Read More

  • Road Closures for Weekend's Events

    Road Closures for Weekend's Events

    Posted: 07/01/2014

    The City of Knoxville celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Festival on the Fourth. Read More

  • Demolition Work to Start July 7 at Lakeshore Park

    Demolition Work to Start July 7 at Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 06/30/2014

    Starting July 7, $1.5 million in demolition work will begin at Lakeshore Park, as crews raze nine surplus buildings that were once part of the state of Tennessee's Lakeshore Mental Health Institute campus.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Clinton Hwy., Kingston Pike and White Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures for Clinton Hwy., Kingston Pike and White Ave.

    Posted: 06/27/2014

    KUB will have several lane reductions for utlility repairs. Read More

  • Knox Blount Greenway Project Underway

    Knox Blount Greenway Project Underway

    Posted: 06/27/2014

    After years of planning and collaborating with regional partners, crews are now building a 1.7-mile stretch of new South Knoxville greenway along the Tennessee River that within a decade hopefully will extend to and connect with Maryville greenways.  Read More

  • City Youth Baseball, Softball Champions Take Home Their Trophies

    City Youth Baseball, Softball Champions Take Home Their Trophies

    Posted: 06/26/2014

    City of Knoxville youth baseball and softball teams have concluded their 2014 spring seasons this month with an end-of-year city-wide tournament.  Read More

  • City's Street Resurfacing Hits Summer Stride

    City's Street Resurfacing Hits Summer Stride

    Posted: 06/26/2014

    Anticipate seeing lots of asphalt trucks throughout Knoxville in the coming months.  Read More

  • Civil Rights Icons to Attend July 2 March, Celebration in Knoxville

    Civil Rights Icons to Attend July 2 March, Celebration in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/26/2014

    In the early 1960s, the Rabbi Israel Dresner was known as America's "most arrested rabbi" for his civil rights activism across the South,  Read More

  • Statement from Mayor Rogero on Howard H. Baker Jr.

    Statement from Mayor Rogero on Howard H. Baker Jr.

    Posted: 06/26/2014

    Mayor Rogero made the following statement about Howard H. Baker Jr.: Read More

  • Stormwater Improvements Under Way on Prosser Road

    Stormwater Improvements Under Way on Prosser Road

    Posted: 06/26/2014

    Prosser Road is undergoing a major redesign. In order to alleviate chronic flooding that frequently closes the road, the City of Knoxville is reconstructing approximately 1,600 feet of Prosser Road between Knoxville Zoo Drive and East Magnolia Avenue.  Read More

  • KPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    KPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    Posted: 06/25/2014

    KPD Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy Read More

  • Shoney's Restaurants to Host Free Annual KidCare Photo ID Events

    Shoney's Restaurants to Host Free Annual KidCare Photo ID Events

    Posted: 06/25/2014

    Now in its 20th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 22-24, 2014, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read More

  • Festival on the 4th Starts with Thursday Bike Parade

    Festival on the 4th Starts with Thursday Bike Parade

    Posted: 06/24/2014

    The City of Knoxville's Festival on the 4th will be celebrating its third decade next week, while another younger tradition - the third annual Patriotic Bike Parade on Market Square - sets the mood, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26.  Read More

  • City Finalizes Agreement for Continued Operation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    City Finalizes Agreement for Continued Operation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Posted: 06/23/2014

    The City of Knoxville has reached an agreement with CarCharging Group Inc., the largest owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, for the continued operation and maintenance of 14 of the 24 Blink EV charging stations installed at various City parks and parking areas.  Read More

  • Anticipate Road Closures with Festivals, Utility Work

    Anticipate Road Closures with Festivals, Utility Work

    Posted: 06/19/2014

    There's plenty of fun to be found with downtown Knoxville festivals this weekend - but you might want to check out the lineup of happenings and a street map beforehand to help yourself smoothly navigate Read More

  • City of Knoxville Crews Battling Graffiti

    City of Knoxville Crews Battling Graffiti

    Posted: 06/18/2014

    It might take a graffiti tagger just a few minutes to deface a public building or a wall.  Read More

  • Festival on the 4th Kicks Off with June 26 Bike Parade

    Festival on the 4th Kicks Off with June 26 Bike Parade

    Posted: 06/18/2014

    What could be better than free Fourth of July fireworks in downtown Knoxville, with a wide variety of food and music, plus children's activities? Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Utility Maintenance

    KUB Lane Closures for Utility Maintenance

    Posted: 06/18/2014

    KUB will close the westbound, curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Cheshire Drive and Buckingham Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 ...  Read More

  • Krutch Park Extension Play Fountains Off June 19

    Krutch Park Extension Play Fountains Off June 19

    Posted: 06/18/2014

    Due to an event in the Krutch Park extension, the play fountains will be turned off on Thursday, June 19. Read More

  • Mayors Rogero, Beehan Join President Obama at First-Ever White House Maker Faire

    Mayors Rogero, Beehan Join President Obama at First-Ever White House Maker Faire

    Posted: 06/18/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan are among the 21 mayors from across the nation invited to join President Barack Obama on Wednesday, June 18, for the first-ever Maker Faire to be held at the White House. Read More

  • Medication Collection Event at Food City June 21

    Medication Collection Event Offered at Food City

    Posted: 06/13/2014

    Properly disposing of unwanted medications and medical supplies can be a hassle, but Saturday's collection event at a Food City store will make disposal as easy as going to the grocery store.  Read More

  • Downtown Family Festivities to Prompt Temporary Road Closures

    Downtown Family Festivities to Prompt Temporary Road Closures

    Posted: 06/12/2014

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  • KUB Power Restoration Update

    KUB Power Restoration Update

    Posted: 06/11/2014

    The safety of KUB workers and the public remains the focus as crews continue working to restore power following Tuesday evening's storms. Read More

  • Knoxville to Host the Nation's Largest Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show

    Knoxville to Host the Nation's Largest Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show

    Posted: 06/11/2014

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  • Knoxville Zoo Offers Free Admission for Dads Father's Day

    Knoxville Zoo Offers Free Admission for Dads Father's Day

    Posted: 06/10/2014

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  • KFD Hosting 86th Annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs' Conference

    KFD Hosting 86th Annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs' Conference

    Posted: 06/09/2014

    KFD Hosting 86th Annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs' Conference  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 14

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 14

    Posted: 06/06/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • City Offers Free Father's Day Fishing Event on June 14

    City Offers Free Father's Day Fishing Event on June 14

    Posted: 06/06/2014

    Dads, kids and the whole family will be able to catch a bonding experience at the Father's Day Fishing Event, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department Read More

  • Owner of Small Business Touts Value of City's Business Breakfast

    Owner of Small Business Touts Value of City's Business Breakfast

    Posted: 06/06/2014

    Owner of Small Business Touts Value of City's Business Breakfast  Read More

  • Wood from City Tree Donated for Playground Improvements

    Wood from City Tree Donated for Playground Improvements

    Posted: 06/05/2014

    Families once played in the shadow of an oak tree that had graced Lakeshore Park in West Knoxville.  Read More

  • Rev. C.T. Vivian Visits Knoxville for 'Juneteenth' Civil Rights Act Commemorations

    Rev. C.T. Vivian Visits Knoxville for 'Juneteenth' Civil Rights Act Commemorations

    Posted: 06/04/2014

    American performers. The next sitcom with a majority black cast wouldn't come for two decades, with "Sanford and Son." Bob Booker, Executive Director of the Beck Center, will Read More

  • Public Meeting June 9 to Discuss Large Utilities Upgrade for Downtown Knoxville

    Public Meeting June 9 to Discuss Large Utilities Upgrade for Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 06/03/2014

    KUB is scheduling significant upgrades in the downtown area over the next 15 months. Read More

  • KAT Considering Route Changes

    KAT Considering Route Changes

    Posted: 05/29/2014

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  • KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike

    KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 05/27/2014

    KUB will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Cheshire Drive and Buckingham Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 ...  Read More

  • Public Meeting June 5 Regarding KPD's Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Public Meeting June 5 Regarding KPD's Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Posted: 05/27/2014

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a public meeting regarding the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Justice Assistance Grant application on June 5, 2014, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Police Department Training Room, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915. Read More

  • City Opens Outdoor Pools for the Summer, Offers Swim Lessons

    City Opens Outdoor Pools for the Summer, Offers Swim Lessons

    Posted: 05/22/2014

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open two outdoor public pools to beat the heat this Memorial Day weekend. Read More

  • City to Host Business Breakfast June 12

    City to Host Business Breakfast June 12

    Posted: 05/22/2014

    Contracts worth millions of dollars will be up for bids with the City of Knoxville during the next 12 to 18 months, and local businesses are invited to learn more about the upcoming projects and how to do business with the City during its Annual Business Breakfast.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures at Morrell Road

    KUB Lane Closures at Morrell Road

    Posted: 05/22/2014

    KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures on Morrell Road near the South Northshore Drive intersection beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, through 6 a.m. Friday, May Read More

  • KUB Upgrades to Close Lanes in Fort Sanders

    KUB Upgrades to Close Lanes in Fort Sanders

    Posted: 05/22/2014

    Beginning this week on White Avenue, and continuing into August, the Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractor will be making wastewater collection system improvements throughout the Fort Sanders neighborhood.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures at White Avenue

    KUB Lane Closures at White Avenue

    Posted: 05/21/2014

    KUB and its contractor will implement lane closures along sections of White Avenue between James Agee Street and Fourteenth Street daily Read More

  • Youth Disc Golf Course Opens at Inskip Park

    Youth Disc Golf Course Opens at Inskip Park

    Posted: 05/19/2014

    City officials today formally opened a new youth disc golf course at Inskip Park, 4204 Bruhin Road. Read More

  • Saturday Festivals, Utility Work to Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Saturday Festivals, Utility Work to Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Posted: 05/16/2014

    Downtown Knoxville will be festive Saturday, with the International Biscuit Festival offering a record number of biscuits along the "Biscuit Boulevard" tasting area, the Market Square Farmers' Market connecting fresh local produce with shoppers, and the 10th annual Children's Festival of Reading bringing internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators to World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Paving Operations Scheduled to Begin on Cherokee Trail and Edington Road

    Paving Operations Scheduled to Begin on Cherokee Trail and Edington Road

    Posted: 05/15/2014

    Weather permitting, paving operations are scheduled to begin on Cherokee Trail and Edington Road on Friday, May 16, and the paving will continue through the following week. Read More

  • Historic Homes of Knoxville celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Historic Homes of Knoxville celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Posted: 05/14/2014

    Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day Read More

  • Hundreds of Bike Commuters Expected to Celebrate Bike to Work Day

    Hundreds of Bike Commuters Expected to Celebrate Bike to Work Day

    Posted: 05/14/2014

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  • Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2014

    Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2014

    Posted: 05/14/2014

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. Waste Connections, the city's household garbage and recycling collector, will be open normal business hours Read More

  • Vintage Baseball Comes to Historic Ramsey House

    Vintage Baseball Comes to Historic Ramsey House

    Posted: 05/14/2014

    Come on out Knoxville, for the American Pastime as it was played in the beginning on Saturday, May 31 starting at 12 noon at Historic Ramsey House at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, off Gov John Sevier Hwy.  Read More

  • Breakfast Event Aims to Help Owners of Small Businesses

    Breakfast Event Aims to Help Owners of Small Businesses

    Posted: 05/13/2014

    If you're the owner of a small business looking to bid on a contract with the City of Knoxville, but don't exactly know how to get started, then mark June 12 your calendar.  Read More

  • Codes Enforcement Sweep May 15 in the Marble City Community

    Codes Enforcement Sweep May 15 in the Marble City Community

    Posted: 05/13/2014

    Nine Neighborhood Codes Enforcement inspectors will be conducting a codes enforcement sweep in the Marble City neighborhood, Read More

  • Event Guide Offers Updated, Consolidated How-To Information

    Event Guide Offers Updated, Consolidated How-To Information

    Posted: 05/13/2014

    To make it easier for groups to book events on Market Square and elsewhere in the Central Business Improvement District, the City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events is consolidating and updating into a new 27-page guide Read More

  • Steam Line Upgrade to Reroute Cumberland Avenue Commuters

    Steam Line Upgrade to Reroute Cumberland Avenue Commuters

    Posted: 05/13/2014

    A major University of Tennessee utility upgrade is underway that soon will close two lanes of Cumberland Avenue for roughly two months.  Read More

  • Safety City Summer Hours Start June 9

    Safety City Summer Hours Start June 9

    Posted: 05/12/2014

    From June 9, 2014 to July 31, 2014, Safety City will be open to the public ONLY on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. These special public hours/days will only be in effect thru the months of June and July.  Read More

  • Veteran Electrical Inspector Greg Taylor Promoted

    Veteran Electrical Inspector Greg Taylor Promoted

    Posted: 05/12/2014

    Greg Taylor - the son of an electrician, with uncles and cousins in the trade - always knew he'd be making a career working with electricity.  Read More

  • City to Discuss Bicycle Facilities Plan at Public Meeting

    City to Discuss Bicycle Facilities Plan at Public Meeting

    Posted: 05/08/2014

    The City of Knoxville will discuss and solicit public input on a Bicycle Facilities Plan being developed by its professional design consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates and Toole Design Group, at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • City to Hold Public Meetings on Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan

    City to Hold Public Meetings on Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan

    Posted: 05/08/2014

    The City of Knoxville's professional design consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and Toole Design Group, are developing a Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan for Downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Destination Imagination to Kick Off 2014 Global Finals' Celebration of Creativity and Innovation in Knoxville

    Destination Imagination to Kick Off 2014 Global Finals' Celebration of Creativity and Innovation in Knoxville

    Posted: 05/08/2014

    Destination Imagination to Kick Off 2014 Global Finals' Celebration of Creativity and Innovation in Knoxville Read More

  • Jeff Branham Hired as City's Chief Traffic Engineer

    Jeff Branham Hired as City's Chief Traffic Engineer

    Posted: 05/08/2014

    Jeff Branham Hired as City's Chief Traffic Engineer Read More

  • Knoxville on Track to Achieve 20 Percent Energy Savings Through Better Buildings Challenge

    Knoxville on Track to Achieve 20 Percent Energy Savings Through Better Buildings Challenge

    Posted: 05/08/2014

    This week, the City of Knoxville was recognized by the U.S. Energy Department for its achievements in the Better Buildings Challenge and for reducing energy intensity by 16 percent across its entire building portfolio. Read More

  • Allgood and Starr Named February Officers of the Month

    Allgood and Starr Named February Officers of the Month

    Posted: 05/07/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Jeff Allgood and Officer Chris Starr the February Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Allgood has been with KPD since June 2006. Officer Starr has been with the department since August 2000.  Read More

  • Arrest of Violent Offender Earns Officer Award

    Arrest of Violent Offender Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 05/07/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Richard Wallace the January 2014 Officer of the Month. Officer Wallace has been with the Knoxville Police Department since March 2005. Read More

  • K-9 Officer Earns Award for Burglary Investigation

    K-9 Officer Earns Award for Burglary Investigation

    Posted: 05/07/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Sergio Marrero the March Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Special Assignment Performance Earns Employee Award

    Special Assignment Performance Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 05/07/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Becky Kreisa the February Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • City of Knoxville's 311 Receives Synergy Award of Excellence

    City of Knoxville's 311 Receives Synergy Award of Excellence

    Posted: 05/06/2014

    The City of Knoxville 311 Call Center has been recognized with this year's CS Week 311 Synergy Group award of excellence at the annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read More

  • Public Meeting May 15 for Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Plan

    Public Meeting May 15 for Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Plan

    Posted: 05/06/2014

    A public meeting regarding the Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Plan will be held on Thursday, May 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Remedy Coffee located at 125 W. Jackson Ave. in the Old City.  Read More

  • Sunsphere Observation Deck Reopens to Welcome Visitors

    Sunsphere Observation Deck Reopens to Welcome Visitors

    Posted: 05/05/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas announced the reopening of the renovated Sunsphere Observation Deck today at a press conference in World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 10

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 10

    Posted: 05/02/2014

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

  • Join the Knoxville Museum of Art for GLASSFEST14

    Join the Knoxville Museum of Art for GLASSFEST14

    Posted: 05/02/2014

    The Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) invites the public to attend GLASSFEST14 at the Knoxville Museum of Art this weekend. Read More

  • City Parks and Recreation Celebrates Older Americans Month

    City Parks and Recreation Celebrates Older Americans Month

    Posted: 05/01/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Parks and Recreation kicked off Older Americans Month today at Larry Cox Senior Center.  Read More

  • Consistent Performance and Commitment to Help Keep Citizens Safe Earns Officer Top Award

    Consistent Performance and Commitment to Help Keep Citizens Safe Earns Officer Top Award

    Posted: 05/01/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Lt. Gordon Gwathney the 2013 Officer of the Year.  Read More

  • Efforts in Reducing Crime Earns Crime Analyst Special Honors

    Efforts in Reducing Crime Earns Crime Analyst Special Honors

    Posted: 05/01/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Christine Mullan the Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • KAT Route Changes Take Effect May 5

    KAT Route Changes Take Effect May 5

    Posted: 05/01/2014

    Effective Monday, May 5, several KAT route changes will take effect. Read More

  • KSO Concert Thursday Moves to Bijou from Market Square

    KSO Concert Thursday Moves to Bijou from Market Square

    Posted: 04/30/2014

    Because of expected low temperatures, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra "Symphony on the Square" concert scheduled for Thursday, May 1, will move from Market Square to the Bijou Theatre, 803 S ...  Read More

  • Weekend Events Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Weekend Events Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Posted: 04/30/2014

    The Market Square Farmers' Market, Run for the Deaf, GlassFest, and Walk MS are just some of the weekend events that will mean some temporarily closed streets around Knoxville.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Kicks Off Beautification Mobs

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Kicks Off Beautification Mobs

    Posted: 04/29/2014

    Inspired by the flash mob and cash mob calls to action, KKB inaugurates its Beautification Mob Program with its first Mob project at the entrance to the Old City at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Central Avenue.  Read More

  • 14th Annual Vestival May 10

    14th Annual Vestival May 10

    Posted: 04/28/2014

    Enjoy the 14th Annual Vestival on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the historic grounds of the old Candoro Marble Company at the corner of Read More

  • KUB Named Tree Line USA Utility for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

    KUB Named Tree Line USA Utility for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

    Posted: 04/28/2014

    The Arbor Day Foundation has once again designated KUB as a Tree Line USA utility. The foundation has named KUB a Tree Line USA utility each year since 2001 for Read More

  • Weekend Events to Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Weekend Events to Prompt Temporary Lane Closures

    Posted: 04/25/2014

    Dogwood Arts Festival weekend happenings will prompt some downtown road closures through Sunday, April 27, while Saturday's EarthFest, several 5K runs and the Walk to Cure Diabetes likewise will mean some temporarily closed streets around Knoxville.  Read More

  • Author Purdum at Civil Rights Act Anniversary Event

    Author Purdum at Civil Rights Act Anniversary Event

    Posted: 04/23/2014

    Author Todd S. Purdum and Knoxville resident John G. Stewart talked today about the bipartisanship, vision and sometimes mixed motives that led to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Read More

  • City Program Aims to Help Modest-Income Homeowners

    City Program Aims to Help Modest-Income Homeowners

    Posted: 04/23/2014

    Karen Jackson can't wait to start hosting big Sunday family dinners at the newly remodeled Speedway Circle house where she grew up.  Read More

  • Event Highlights Successes of City's Commercial Facade Program

    Event Highlights Successes of City's Commercial Facade Program

    Posted: 04/23/2014

    The employees at Gray Hodges, 103 Jessamine St., are happy to talk about the new quarter-million-dollar façades on their four buildings.  Read More

  • Utility Work to Close One Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    Utility Work to Close One Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 04/23/2014

    Utility work associated with the University Commons project will close one of the two eastbound lanes of a short section of Cumberland Avenue near Metron Center Way. Read More

  • Biscuit Festival Finalizes Selection Process for Biscuit Art Exhibition

    Biscuit Festival Finalizes Selection Process for Biscuit Art Exhibition

    Posted: 04/22/2014

    The International Biscuit Festival announced today that it has completed the selection of artwork for the Biscuit Art Exhibition 2014. The selected works will be exhibited throughout the month of May at Rala, Bliss Home and Coffee & Chocolate in downtown Knoxville. The Biscuit Art Exhibition features Biscuit-inspired artwork, including paintings, photography and folk art.  Read More

  • City Honors Equity Award Winners

    City Honors Equity Award Winners

    Posted: 04/22/2014

    Nine Knoxville entities - ranging from an individual developer who's overhauled much of a North Knoxville block to a drywall company that created two dozen jobs with a building renovation project - were honored at Tuesday's annual Equity Awards Breakfast,  Read More

  • Meeting Offers Ideas for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan

    Meeting Offers Ideas for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan

    Posted: 04/22/2014

    About 30 people offered their ideas and heard details Tuesday evening about the Streetscapes project to start in May 2015 on the 700 block of South Gay Street. Read More

  • EarthFest Celebration Returns to World's Fair Park

    EarthFest Celebration Returns to World's Fair Park

    Posted: 04/21/2014

    EarthFest returns to World's Fair Park for its 15th annual celebration of Earth Day. The day-long festival takes place Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • KUB Safety Alert, Scammers Targeting Local Businesses

    KUB Safety Alert, Scammers Targeting Local Businesses

    Posted: 04/21/2014

    KUB has been receiving calls from customers at locally owned businesses who reported someone called claiming to be from KUB to say they owe money on their account. Read More

  • Community Development Week April 21-27 Highlights '40 Years of Building Strong Communities'

    Community Development Week April 21-27 Highlights '40 Years of Building Strong Communities'

    Posted: 04/17/2014

    The City of Knoxville will mark National Community Development Week April 21-27 with a series of events showcasing projects of the City's Department of Community Development and its nonprofit partners across Knoxville.  Read More

  • KPD Bike Safety Fair Set for May 3

    KPD Bike Safety Fair Set for May 3

    Posted: 04/17/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department presents the Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last group starts at 1:30 p.m.).  Read More

  • Cumberland Sidewalks, Bus Stop Affected by UT Construction

    Cumberland Sidewalks, Bus Stop Affected by UT Construction

    Posted: 04/16/2014

    A University of Tennessee construction project will require the closure of sidewalks along portions of Cumberland Avenue and 17th Street from April 16 to Aug. 15. Read More

  • HonorAir Knoxville Flight Today

    HonorAir Knoxville Flight Today

    Posted: 04/16/2014

    When the HonorAir flight lands tonight, the organization will have successfully completed 16 flights taking over 2,000 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.  Read More

  • Rules and Zones Set for Food Truck Pilot Program

    Rules and Zones Set for Food Truck Pilot Program

    Posted: 04/16/2014

    After incorporating feedback from a public meeting in March, the City of Knoxville has set rules and zones for a pilot program for mobile food vendors within City limits. Read More

  • KUB Road Closure at Deane Hill Drive

    KUB Road Closure at Deane Hill Drive

    Posted: 04/15/2014

    KUB will close a short section of Deane Hill Drive to through traffic between Cheshire Drive and Golf Club Road from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, as work is completed on the wastewater collection system in this area. Read More

  • Mayors Commend School on National Let's Move Designation

    Mayors Commend School on National Let's Move Designation

    Posted: 04/15/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett presented a joint proclamation to Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre today, celebrating Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy's designation as a "Let's Move!" Active School.  Read More

  • City Services Holiday Schedule

    City Services Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 04/14/2014

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 18 for the Easter Holiday. Read More

  • Public Meeting April 22 for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan

    Public Meeting April 22 for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan

    Posted: 04/14/2014

    The City's Office of Redevelopment will hold a public meeting on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the 700 Block of South Gay Streescapes Plan. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lanes on Western Ave. and S. Gay St.

    KUB Closes Lanes on Western Ave. and S. Gay St.

    Posted: 04/11/2014

    KUB will have the following lane closures for utility maintenance: Read More

  • KUB Closes One Lane on North Broadway

    KUB Closes One Lane on North Broadway

    Posted: 04/11/2014

    KUB will close the northbound curbside lane on a short section of North Broadway between West Depot Avenue and West Magnolia Avenue  Read More

  • Downtown Hosts Rossini Italian Street Festival, Road Closures Listed

    Downtown Hosts Rossini Italian Street Festival, Road Closures Listed

    Posted: 04/10/2014

    More than 60,000 people are expected to come downtown for the 13th annual Rossini Festival on Saturday, April 12.  Read More

  • Prosecutors in Birmingham Bombing Cases to Speak April 25

    Prosecutors in Birmingham Bombing Cases to Speak April 25

    Posted: 04/10/2014

    The former Alabama Attorney General and U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted three former Klansmen for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls will speak in Knoxville at a free event on Friday, April 25.  Read More

  • Renovated Fort Kid on the Way

    Renovated Fort Kid on the Way

    Posted: 04/09/2014

    As the Fort Kid playground near World's Fair Park celebrates its 23rd birthday this month, its advocates today announced a renovation - and more.  Read More

  • Boomsday on Saturday, U.T. Football on Sunday

    Boomsday on Saturday, U.T. Football on Sunday

    Posted: 04/08/2014

    The University of Tennessee Volunteers and Visit Knoxville's Boomsday Team Up for a Spectacular New Labor Day Weekend Celebration.  Read More

  • Pre-Order Your Rain Barrel at a Discounted Price

    Pre-Order Your Rain Barrel at a Discounted Price

    Posted: 04/08/2014

    Do your part to prevent flash flooding while conserving water. Order an Ivy rain barrel that captures rainwater from roof tops by connecting to the downspout from the gutter.  Read More

  • Utility Work to Close Gay Street Lanes for 1 Partial Night

    Utility Work to Close Gay Street Lanes for 1 Partial Night

    Posted: 04/08/2014

    Knoxville Utilities Board work on the electric distribution system will reduce a short section of South Gay Street to one northbound and one southbound lane between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from midnight to 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Read More

  • Vanity Fair Writer Todd Purdom to Discuss Book on Civil Rights Act

    Vanity Fair Writer Todd Purdom to Discuss Book on Civil Rights Act

    Posted: 04/08/2014

    As part of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the City of Knoxville will welcome acclaimed journalist and author Todd S. Purdum to town on Wednesday, April 23, to discuss his new book on the landmark legislation. Read More

  • Dawn Distler Named Knoxville Director of Transit

    Dawn Distler Named Knoxville Director of Transit

    Posted: 04/07/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero on Monday announced the appointment of Dawn Distler, a 27-year veteran in the field of public transportation, as the City of Knoxville's Director of Transit.  Read More

  • TDOT's National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11

    TDOT's National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11

    Posted: 04/07/2014

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding through work zones. Read More

  • White House Advisers Visit Knoxville, Focus on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    White House Advisers Visit Knoxville, Focus on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Posted: 04/07/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed two White House senior advisers to Knoxville today: David Agnew, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Michael Boots, Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint April 12

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint April 12

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Gathering Public Input; West Jackson Ave. Redevelopment

    Gathering Public Input; West Jackson Ave. Redevelopment

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    In the spring of 2014, City of Knoxville officials asked for public input on how to proceed with reshaping the 500 block of West Jackson Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Work to Detour Third Creek Greenway

    KUB Work to Detour Third Creek Greenway

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    A portion of Third Creek Greenway parallel to Sutherland Avenue will be closed from Monday, April 7, to Friday, May 2, while Knoxville Utilities Board replaces a utility pole.  Read More

  • Public meeting for Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Plan April 16

    Public meeting for Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Plan April 16

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    On Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. City officials will present schematic designs for the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes project, based on recommendations outlined in the 2009 MPC Magnolia Avenue Corridor Plan. Read More

  • Public meeting for Police Advisory and Review Committee April 17

    Public meeting for Police Advisory and Review Committee April 17

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

  • UT Students Take Part in Sustainability Day of Service April 5

    UT Students Take Part in Sustainability Day of Service April 5

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    From 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 5, more than 100 University of Tennessee students will be participating in the first annual Sustainability Day of Service, helping to clean up and beautify local public spaces.  Read More

  • Work Continues on Downtown Water Main Repairs

    Work Continues on Downtown Water Main Repairs

    Posted: 04/04/2014

    KUB crews continued to work overnight and this morning to repair the water main break that occurred early Thursday at the intersection of Main Street and State Street, near the entrance to James White Parkway.  Read More

  • Downtown Water Outage to Continue on Friday

    Downtown Water Outage to Continue on Friday

    Posted: 04/03/2014

    KUB expects repairs and restoration efforts from the downtown water main break last night to continue into the weekend.  Read More

  • Fitch Affirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds

    Fitch Affirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds

    Posted: 04/03/2014

    Fitch Affirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds Read More

  • Rhythm N' Blooms Bring Music to Downtown

    Rhythm N' Blooms Bring Music to Downtown

    Posted: 04/03/2014

    Knoxville showcases its eclectic musical history with the Dogwood Arts Rhythm N' Blooms festival, an American Roots three-day music event running from Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6.  Read More

  • April Is National Safe Digging Month, Call 811 Before You Dig

    April Is National Safe Digging Month, Call 811 Before You Dig

    Posted: 04/02/2014

    In support of National Safe Digging Month in April, KUB reminds customers to call 811 before beginning any outdoor digging project to have utility-owned underground lines marked for free. An underground utility line is damaged by digging once every six minutes nationwide, and one-third of these incidents are caused because the digger did not call 811 to properly locate the underground utility lines.  Read More

  • City Introduces Recycling Program in Parks

    City Introduces Recycling Program in Parks

    Posted: 04/02/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero on Wednesday announced a new recycling program for the City's parks and greenways, as well as a revamped park waste management system.  Read More

  • Sprawl Report Shows Challenges, Solutions for Knoxville Region

    Sprawl Report Shows Challenges, Solutions for Knoxville Region

    Posted: 04/02/2014

    A report on sprawl development released today by the national nonprofit group Smart Growth America has both bad and good news for the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Read More

  • Downtown Recycling Center Relocating to Willow Avenue

    Downtown Recycling Center Relocating to Willow Avenue

    Posted: 03/28/2014

    The City of Knoxville's State Street Recycling Center and Goodwill Attended Donation Center will close on Friday, April 18, due to private redevelopment of the property, which is adjacent to Read More

  • Fulton High School Softball Team, Booster Club Upgrade Christenberry Ballfields

    Fulton High School Softball Team, Booster Club Upgrade Christenberry Ballfields

    Posted: 03/28/2014

    The Fulton High School Softball Team will kick off its first home game on Monday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m., holding an opening ceremony at Christenberry Ballfields, 931 Oglewood Drive.  Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon Highlights Weekend Events Downtown

    Knoxville Marathon Highlights Weekend Events Downtown

    Posted: 03/27/2014

    This weekend, thousands of marathon runners, music lovers, families, motorcyclists and others will be enjoying downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Utility Work to Close Lane for Portion of Cumberland Ave.

    Utility Work to Close Lane for Portion of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 03/27/2014

    Friday April 4. All other lanes will remain open to traffic.For a list of more road closures please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/closoures.       Read More

  • City Receives TDOT Grant for Intersection Improvements

    City Receives TDOT Grant for Intersection Improvements

    Posted: 03/26/2014

    The City of Knoxville has been awarded a Multimodal grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for improvements to the Merchant Drive/Clinton Highway intersection. Read More

  • City Seeks Comments on Annual Action Plan

    City Seeks Comments on Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 03/26/2014

    The City of Knoxville is in the process of developing its 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan for the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival Set to Celebrate the Natural Canvas of East Tennessee

    Dogwood Arts Festival Set to Celebrate the Natural Canvas of East Tennessee

    Posted: 03/26/2014

    For more than 50 years, Knoxville has blossomed with the Dogwood Arts Festival, a celebration of the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. Read More

  • Take KAT to the Dogwood Trails

    Take KAT to the Dogwood Trails

    Posted: 03/26/2014

    Spring has finally arrived in East Tennessee, and the Dogwood Trails will soon be bursting with colorful flowers and trees. Read More

  • ETCompetes! Speaker Series - Secrets of Successful Communities

    ETCompetes! Speaker Series - Secrets of Successful Communities

    Posted: 03/24/2014

    In the ever-changing world of economic development it is imperative that communities in East Tennessee recognize the paradigm shift that is happening nationally in regards to enhanced community character, retail, real estate and economic changes.  Read More

  • Honored Firefighters of the 4th Quarter Announced

    Honored Firefighters of the 4th Quarter Announced

    Posted: 03/24/2014

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  • KUB to Close Section of Arrowhead Trail

    KUB to Close Section of Arrowhead Trail

    Posted: 03/24/2014

    KUB will close a short section of Arrowhead Trail to through traffic between Lyons View Pike and Sylvan Lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, as Read More

  • I-640 Ramp, Lane of Northshore Drive to Close Temporarily

    I-640 Ramp, Lane of Northshore Drive to Close Temporarily

    Posted: 03/21/2014

    Utility work will close a lane of South Northshore Drive starting Saturday, while bridge and ramp repairs will close the I-640 West ramp to Clinton Highway starting Monday night.  Read More

  • Knoxville Named Tree City USA, Growth Award Winner

    Knoxville Named Tree City USA, Growth Award Winner

    Posted: 03/21/2014

    Knoxville was named a 2013 Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of is commitment to effective urban forest management.  Read More

  • Knoxville-IBM Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council Meeting March 25

    Knoxville-IBM Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council Meeting March 25

    Posted: 03/21/2014

    The Knoxville-IBM Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council will meet on Tuesday, March 25 to hear updates from Working Groups, discuss program objectives and confirm next steps.  Read More

  • New Downtown Signs to Help Navigation, Reduce Visual Clutter

    New Downtown Signs to Help Navigation, Reduce Visual Clutter

    Posted: 03/21/2014

    Anticipate seeing new, more attractive and more functional signs in downtown Knoxville, starting this summer.  Read More

  • Regal to Screen Cesar Chavez Film

    Regal to Screen Cesar Chavez Film

    Posted: 03/20/2014

    Catch a special screening of the new movie "Cesar Chavez" at Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Turkey Creek at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.  Read More

  • Williams Creek Urban Forest Public Meeting March 25

    Williams Creek Urban Forest Public Meeting March 25

    Posted: 03/20/2014

    The City of Knoxville and Tennessee Clean Water Network are co-sponsoring a public informational meeting on Tuesday, March 25 for the Williams Creek Urban Forest project in East Knoxville. Read More

  • Health Insurance Enrollment Event March 22

    Health Insurance Enrollment Event March 22

    Posted: 03/19/2014

    The City of Knoxville is sponsoring a health insurance enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Pellissippi State Technical Community College's Magnolia Campus, 1610 Read More

  • KUB Plants Trees at Habitat for Humanity Homes

    KUB Plants Trees at Habitat for Humanity Homes

    Posted: 03/18/2014

    In recognition of Tennessee's Arbor Day on March 7, KUB and its contractor planted 26 dogwood trees around the community at Habitat for Humanity homes that were built over the past year within KUB's service territory. Read More

  • Power Line Tree Prunings to Temporarily Close Greenway

    Power Line Tree Prunings to Temporarily Close Greenway

    Posted: 03/18/2014

    Knoxville Utility Board contractors will be removing vegetation away from City-owned utility lines in Lakeshore Park, necessitating the temporary closure of part of the park's greenway.  Read More

  • Public Forum Set on West Jackson Avenue Redevelopment April 3

    Public Forum Set on West Jackson Avenue Redevelopment April 3

    Posted: 03/17/2014

    City of Knoxville officials are inviting potential developers, advocates for downtown and anyone with a redevelopment idea, vision or suggestion to a public forum on how to proceed with reshaping the 500 block of West Jackson Avenue.  Read More

  • Sunsphere Undergoing Renovations

    Sunsphere Undergoing Renovations

    Posted: 03/17/2014

    The Observation Deck of the Sunsphere, Knoxville's iconic World's Fair structure, will be closed for several months undergoing extensive renovations on the fourth floor.  Read More

  • Vintage Baseball Comes to Knoxville's Ramsey House

    Vintage Baseball Comes to Knoxville's Ramsey House

    Posted: 03/14/2014

    Vintage Baseball Comes to Knoxville's Ramsey House Read More

  • Weekend Events Result in Temporary Lane Closures

    Weekend Events Result in Temporary Lane Closures

    Posted: 03/13/2014

    Loading at the Bijou Theater will temporarily close lanes on Cumberland Avenue and Gay Street, while on Sunday Barley's Taproom St. Patrick's Day 5K will mean some downtown road closures. Read More

  • Knoxville Becomes More Bike Friendly, Adds 2nd Bike Corral

    Knoxville Becomes More Bike Friendly, Adds 2nd Bike Corral

    Posted: 03/12/2014

    The City of Knoxville recently installed its second bike corral on the 500 block of Gay Street. The first corral is located in the Old City. Read More

  • Mayor Urges Health Care Enrollment Ahead of March 31 Deadline

    Mayor Urges Health Care Enrollment Ahead of March 31 Deadline

    Posted: 03/11/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today urged Knoxvillians lacking health insurance to learn about their options, as the March 31 deadline nears for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.  Read More

  • Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Details Announced

    Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Details Announced

    Posted: 03/11/2014

    Details of a one-year pilot program for mobile food vendors have been posted to the City of Knoxville website, ahead of a public meeting planned for Wednesday to discuss the program.  Read More

  • Inskip Leader Honored as Good Neighbor of the Year

    Inskip Leader Honored as Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 03/10/2014

    The 2014 Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award winner is Betty Jo Mahan, president and co-founder of the Inskip Community Association. Read More

  • Utility Work to Close 16th Street

    Utility Work to Close 16th Street

    Posted: 03/10/2014

    Coinciding with the University of Tennessee's spring break, 16th Street will be closed between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-23.  Read More

  • Art in Public Places Works to be Installed

    Art in Public Places Works to be Installed

    Posted: 03/07/2014

    If you're downtown Saturday, don't be surprised to see a lot of large public art being installed - most notably an 18-foot-tall painted steel sculpture by Rochester, N.Y.'s Albert Paley.  Read More

  • City Hosts Students for Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day

    City Hosts Students for Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day

    Posted: 03/07/2014

    Nine students from Austin-East High School spent the day with City representatives for the Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day Program Read More

  • East Knoxville Bicycle Route to Knoxville Zoo is Complete

    East Knoxville Bicycle Route to Knoxville Zoo is Complete

    Posted: 03/07/2014

    The East Knoxville Bicycle Route is complete, with directional signs showing the way from Gay Street to the Knoxville Zoo and back. Read More

  • Take A Stand Against Bullying Event April 17

    Take A Stand Against Bullying Event April 17

    Posted: 03/07/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department is sponsoring a special town hall meeting "Take a Stand Against Bullying" on Thursday, April 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of South College - West located at 400 Goody's Lane. Read More

  • Westland Drive Lane Closed

    Westland Drive Lane Closed

    Posted: 03/07/2014

    For two weeks, starting Monday, March 10, utility work will require a reduction of a section of Westland Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Westmoreland Boulevard and Rotherwood Drive. Read More

  • Cumberland Avenue Overhaul to Start This Summer

    Cumberland Avenue Overhaul to Start This Summer

    Posted: 03/06/2014

    Work could start as early as June 1 on Phase I of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor street redesign - an estimated $4 million six-month construction project that aims to ease traffic clogs on the western end of the corridor.  Read More

  • Watch for Weekend Temporary Road Closures

    Watch for Weekend Temporary Road Closures

    Posted: 03/05/2014

    Anticipate a handful of weekend lane reductions, rolling closures and no-parking areas due to some events and entertainment setups.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program

    Public Meeting on Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program

    Posted: 03/04/2014

    On Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m., City officials will present details of the pilot program for food trucks/mobile food units, which is scheduled to begin later this spring.  Read More

  • Tree Care Firm, City Protecting Ash Trees in Parks

    Tree Care Firm, City Protecting Ash Trees in Parks

    Posted: 03/04/2014

    Less than 1 percent of Knoxville's trees are ash trees - and to make sure those numbers don't dwindle, the City of Knoxville will be working with Cortese Tree Specialists Inc. to protect some city-owned ash trees.  Read More

  • Good Neighbor of the Year Award to be Announced Saturday

    Good Neighbor of the Year Award to be Announced Saturday

    Posted: 03/03/2014

    Seven Knoxville neighborhood residents will be honored as finalists for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award at the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at the Convention Center. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 8

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 8

    Posted: 02/28/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Mar. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Joins Community Leaders in Violence Prevention Efforts

    Mayor Rogero Joins Community Leaders in Violence Prevention Efforts

    Posted: 02/27/2014

    This week, Mayor Madeline Rogero led a delegation of local community leaders to a National League of Cities conference on violence prevention and strategies for building safe, healthy and hopeful communities.  Read More

  • Upcoming Road Closures

    Upcoming Road Closures

    Posted: 02/26/2014

    Utility work will close lanes of traffic temporarily on South Gay Street and Chapman Highway on Thursday, while Saturday's Mardi Growl dog parade and festival will mean some downtown road closures and no-parking areas.  Read More

  • TDOT Announces Two More Lanes to Open on Henley Bridge

    TDOT Announces Two More Lanes to Open on Henley Bridge

    Posted: 02/24/2014

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that two more lanes of traffic will open on the Henley Bridge this afternoon. Read More

  • City Youth Basketball Tournament, Skills Challenge this Weekend

    City Youth Basketball Tournament, Skills Challenge this Weekend

    Posted: 02/21/2014

    The City Youth Basketball Tournament and Team Skills Challenge will be this Friday and Saturday at the Christenberry Recreation Center located at 931 Oglewood Ave. Read More

  • Developers to Hold Open House and Tour of Farragut Hotel Property

    Developers to Hold Open House and Tour of Farragut Hotel Property

    Posted: 02/21/2014

    On Monday, Feb. 24, representatives of Halo Hospitality Group will host an Open House and tour of select portions of the Farragut Hotel property. Read More

  • Get Ideas, Get Inspired at Neighborhood Awards Luncheon

    Get Ideas, Get Inspired at Neighborhood Awards Luncheon

    Posted: 02/21/2014

    Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves and improving your neighborhood?  Read More

  • Panel Kicks Off Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary

    Panel Kicks Off Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary

    Posted: 02/21/2014

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. To commemorate that landmark legislation, and to discuss civil rights progress and challenges in the decades since, the City of Knoxville and partners across East Tennessee will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014.  Read More

  • Artists Visit with Mayor Rogero

    Artists Visit with Mayor Rogero

    Posted: 02/20/2014

    A few dozen artists and staff of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville visited with Mayor Rogero this morning.  Read More

  • Jackson Avenue Reopening After Feb. 1 McClung Warehouses Fire

    Jackson Avenue Reopening After Feb. 1 McClung Warehouses Fire

    Posted: 02/20/2014

    West Jackson Avenue between Gay and Henley streets is scheduled to reopen to vehicular traffic for the first time since a Feb. 1 fire destroyed the McClung Warehouses buildings in the 500 block.  Read More

  • Ahrens Hired as Director of Building Inspections

    Ahrens Hired as Director of Building Inspections

    Posted: 02/19/2014

    A 38-year-old Virginia Tech graduate who's worked as a building inspector and building official in Virginia and Pennsylvania and who ran his own commercial construction company has been hired as the City of Knoxville's Director of Building Inspections.  Read More

  • Board Appointments for January 2014

    Board Appointments for January 2014

    Posted: 02/19/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in January:  Read More

  • Actions to Decrease Illegal Activities Earns Officer Award

    Actions to Decrease Illegal Activities Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Caleb Crothers the November Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Crothers has been with KPD since January 2007.  Read More

  • Assistance of Off-Duty Officer Results in Arrest of Carjacking Suspect

    Assistance of Off-Duty Officer Results in Arrest of Carjacking Suspect

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Terry Pate the October Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Pate has been with KPD since December 1999. Read More

  • Building Services Employees Honored for Going Above and Beyond Their Assigned Duties

    Building Services Employees Honored for Going Above and Beyond Their Assigned Duties

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named building services employees Michael Mathes and Chris Roberts the Civilian Employees of the Month for October. Mathes has been with the Knoxville Police Department since December 2012 while Roberts has been with KPD since July 2013.  Read More

  • Employee Honored for Community Work Efforts

    Employee Honored for Community Work Efforts

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Diane Lewis the December Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officers Honored for Assistance to Fallen Officer's Family

    Officers Honored for Assistance to Fallen Officer's Family

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today honored two officers for their assistance to the family of Knoxville Police Department Officer David Munson. Read More

  • Property Offender Nabbed Due to Work of Forensics Officer

    Property Offender Nabbed Due to Work of Forensics Officer

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Forensics Officer Eddie Johnson the December Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Response to Animal Welfare Investigation Earns Employees Award

    Response to Animal Welfare Investigation Earns Employees Award

    Posted: 02/17/2014

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Animal Control Officers Keri Henley and Keith Hogue the Civilian Employees of the Month for November. Read More

  • City Donating McClung Bricks to Knox Heritage

    City Donating McClung Bricks to Knox Heritage

    Posted: 02/14/2014

    The City of Knoxville will be donating 500 bricks from the McClung Warehouses to Knox Heritage, officials announced Friday. Also Friday, as demolition of the last remaining McClung Read More

  • City's Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon March 8

    City's Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon March 8

    Posted: 02/14/2014

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a city-wide "Neighborhood Awards & Networking Luncheon" on Saturday, March 8, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • City to Host 9th Annual Teen Step Show at Civic Auditorium

    City to Host 9th Annual Teen Step Show at Civic Auditorium

    Posted: 02/12/2014

    At 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st, the City of Knoxville will host the 9th Annual Dr. E.V. Davidson Teen Step Show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.  Read More

  • Holiday Trash and Recycling Schedule

    Holiday Trash and Recycling Schedule

    Posted: 02/12/2014

    Waste Connections, the city's household garbage and recycling collector, will be open normal business hours on Monday, February 17th for the Presidents' Day Holiday. Read More

  • KUB Storm Preparations

    KUB Storm Preparations

    Posted: 02/11/2014

    Preparations are underway to prepare for the predicted inclement weather over the next several days Read More

  • Sustainability Update - Saving Money, Cutting Emissions

    Sustainability Update - Saving Money, Cutting Emissions

    Posted: 02/11/2014

    The City of Knoxville Office of Sustainability today released an update to its Energy & Sustainability Work Plan and Emissions Inventory.  Read More

  • City Leaders Face Tough Decisions on 2014-15 Budget

    City Leaders Face Tough Decisions on 2014-15 Budget

    Posted: 02/07/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and her staff at a Friday budget retreat with City Council outlined "tough decisions" due to steep fixed-cost increases for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Read More

  • KAT Installs Bus Stoppers

    KAT Installs Bus Stoppers

    Posted: 02/06/2014

    KAT has recently implemented a new Bus Stopper Program, designed to help bus operators see passengers waiting at a stop after dark. Read More

  • McClung Building at Risk of Collapse

    McClung Building at Risk of Collapse

    Posted: 02/06/2014

    A report released today by structural engineering firm National Resource Management concluded that the remaining McClung Warehouse building on Jackson Avenue is at risk of a "cascading structural failure."  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Saddened By Death Of African Lioness

    Knoxville Zoo Saddened By Death Of African Lioness

    Posted: 02/05/2014

    Knoxville Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of Sekaye, an 18-year-old African lioness who was one of the matriarchs of the zoo's pride of lions. Read More

  • McClung Building to be Razed for Public Safety

    McClung Building to be Razed for Public Safety

    Posted: 02/04/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero told City Council members tonight that the remaining McClung Warehouse building on Jackson Avenue will need to be demolished for public safety reasons. Read More

  • City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 02/03/2014

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency   Read More

  • Budget Retreat Set for Feb. 7

    Budget Retreat Set for Feb. 7

    Posted: 01/31/2014

    The City of Knoxville Budget Retreat will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7th at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • New Hybrid Electric Buses Delivered

    New Hybrid Electric Buses Delivered

    Posted: 01/31/2014

    The City of Knoxville is pleased to announce the delivery of three hybrid electric buses for the Knoxville Area Transit fleet. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint February 8

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint February 8

    Posted: 01/30/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KAT is Operating on Regular Snow Routes

    KAT is Operating on Regular Snow Routes

    Posted: 01/28/2014

    KAT is currently operating on regular Snow Routes.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero to Visit Turkey on Behalf of State Department

    Mayor Rogero to Visit Turkey on Behalf of State Department

    Posted: 01/23/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero will visit Turkey next week at the invitation of the U.S. State Department, to talk about the importance of women participating in politics and public life.  Read More

  • Turn in Unwanted Medications, Mercury Thermometers

    Turn in Unwanted Medications, Mercury Thermometers

    Posted: 01/23/2014

    The City of Knoxville and other local sponsors are hosting a collection of unwanted medicines and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Friday, Jan. 31st, and Saturday, Feb. 1st.  Read More

  • Cozy Up with Animal Tales at Knoxville Zoo's StoryTime

    Cozy Up with Animal Tales at Knoxville Zoo's StoryTime

    Posted: 01/21/2014

    During January and February, Knoxville Zoo invites visitors to join them in their cozy log cabin for StoryTime at the Zoo.  Read More

  • KPD Explorers Start New Class

    KPD Explorers Start New Class

    Posted: 01/21/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department Explorers are preparing for their next basic class.  Read More

  • Repairs Planned for Kendall Road Sinkhole

    Repairs Planned for Kendall Road Sinkhole

    Posted: 01/16/2014

    Repairs are expected to begin next week to a sinkhole that has closed a portion of Kendall Road in West Knoxville.Due to underlying, persistent sinkhole activity, the City of Knoxville Read More

  • KCDC to Present Five Points Master Plan Jan. 27

    KCDC to Present Five Points Master Plan Jan. 27

    Posted: 01/15/2014

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will present the Five Points Master Plan for the redevelopment  Read More

  • Decrease in 311 Calls - Better Service, Fewer Complaints

    Decrease in 311 Calls - Better Service, Fewer Complaints

    Posted: 01/13/2014

    The number of total calls coming into the City's 311 Call Center dropped by 8 percent in 2013 from the previous calendar year - Read More

  • KCHD Offers General Infection Control Guidance

    KCHD Offers General Infection Control Guidance

    Posted: 01/13/2014

    With seasonal flu activity high in Tennessee and especially in East Tennessee, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is encouraging everyone to follow some basic precautions  Read More

  • Knoxville Entrepreneur Center Welcomes New Executive Director

    Knoxville Entrepreneur Center Welcomes New Executive Director

    Posted: 01/13/2014

    The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is pleased to welcome Jim Biggs as its new executive director.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Introduces Early Learning Series for Toddlers

    Knoxville Zoo Introduces Early Learning Series for Toddlers

    Posted: 01/13/2014

    Knoxville Zoo has a new early learning class for toddlers that's sure to keep them engaged, excited and active. Read More

  • Knoxville Wins Award for Budget Presentation

    Knoxville Wins Award for Budget Presentation

    Posted: 01/10/2014

    The City of Knoxville has received an award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for presentation of the City's current budget.  Read More

  • Archeological Excavation Discovers Knoxville History, Brown Bag Lecture Jan. 16

    Archeological Excavation Discovers Knoxville History, Brown Bag Lecture Jan. 16

    Posted: 01/09/2014

    Ever wonder about the history buried beneath the pavement and buildings of downtown Knoxville? A special Brown Bag Lecture at the East Tennessee Historical Society on January 16 will introduce us to the history of one such site. Read More

  • Building Demolition to Make Way for New Downtown Garage

    Building Demolition to Make Way for New Downtown Garage

    Posted: 01/08/2014

    And the new private garage will provide about 3,500 parking spaces in the core of downtown ...  Read More

  • E-Cycle Your Electronics Saturday

    E-Cycle Your Electronics Saturday

    Posted: 01/08/2014

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations, including the Optimist Club of West Knoxville, the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Knox County Solid Waste Department, in hosting an electronics E-cycling event on Saturday, Jan. 11th.  Read More

  • KAT Proposes Service Adjustments

    KAT Proposes Service Adjustments

    Posted: 01/08/2014

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is requesting public input on several proposed service changes. Read More

  • City Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 20

    City Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 20

    Posted: 01/07/2014

    City offices will be closed Monday, January 20 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. On Monday, January 20, KAT buses will operate on a Saturday schedule; Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint January 11

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint January 11

    Posted: 01/03/2014

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB's Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    KUB's Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    Posted: 01/03/2014

    KUB's Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months Read More

  • Public Service Crews to Pre-Treat Streets Saturday

    Public Service Crews to Pre-Treat Streets Saturday

    Posted: 01/03/2014

    Knoxville dodged a weather bullet Friday, with little snow or ice accumulating. But City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews on Saturday will be readying for the potential winter weather that's forecast to come Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Seeks Input on Draft Homelessness Plan

    Mayor Rogero Seeks Input on Draft Homelessness Plan

    Posted: 01/02/2014

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced that she is seeking public input on a newly released draft plan to address homelessness in the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Recycle Your Old Phone Books and Get a Great Deal on Zoo Admission

    Recycle Your Old Phone Books and Get a Great Deal on Zoo Admission

    Posted: 01/02/2014

    This January, get rewarded for recycling! Bring any outdated phone book to the zoo for recycling and get a great deal on zoo admission, thanks to the annual partnership between YP® and Knoxville Zoo.  Read More