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Communications Director

Jesse Fox Mayshark
jmayshark@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3710

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

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Below you will find the latest news and press releases from the City of Knoxville.

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    Tree Specialist Named City of Knoxville Employee of the Year

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    When East Tennessee storms tear through Knoxville, toppling trees and stranding branches in power lines, Randal Martin gets his chainsaw and goes to work. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Tortoise Fitted with Prosthetic Mask

    Zoo Knoxville Tortoise Fitted with Prosthetic Mask

    Posted: 10/18/2017

    ”Patches”, a black-breasted leaf turtle at Zoo Knoxville, is now sporting a custom prosthetic mask created for her by veterinarians at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM). The plastic beak was created to protect a hole in her nostril from infection and to make eating easier for the tiny turtle.  Read More

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    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/16/2017

    The Knoxville Fire Department held its annual Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 14, 2017 - CANCELED

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    Due to paving on 5th Avenue, the Child Safety Seat Checkpoint has been canceled for Saturday, October 14. The next event is scheduled for November 11, 2017. Read More

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    Public Vehicle Auction Set for Nov. 6, 2017

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    On a regular basis the City of Knoxville holds auctions of city surplus vehicles, equipment and unclaimed vehicles that have been impounded and held at the city's Vehicle Impoundment Lot. Read More

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    New Data Dashboard Tracks Progress on Blight Reduction

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    How many blighted properties are there in Knoxville? Is the number growing or shrinking? Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Merchants Eager to Welcome Homecoming Parade

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    The University of Tennessee’s Homecoming Parade will roll along Cumberland Avenue on Friday afternoon, Nov. 3 – the parade’s first return to “The Strip” since the 1980s. Read More

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    Gay St. Bridge to Close for 1-Day Special Events, Then for a Month

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    Anticipate three closures of the Gay Street Bridge this month and into November: Twice to accommodate one-day special events, followed by a longer-term closure for infrastructure upgrades. Read More

  • Knoxville Selected as 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium Host

    Knoxville Selected as 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium Host

    Posted: 10/12/2017

    Knoxville, TN, will be the host city for the 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium, connecting leaders in the sports tourism industry with event rights holders, industry partners, and venue managers from around the country and across the world. The Symposium will be held May 6-9, 2019. Read More

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    City Holds Ribbon Cutting for Busy West Knoxville Intersection Improvements

    Posted: 10/06/2017

    City officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday, October 5 to celebrate improvements to the intersection of Forest Park Boulevard and Newcom Avenue. Read More

  • Critically Endangered Bali Mynahs Hatched at Zoo Knoxville

    Critically Endangered Bali Mynahs Hatched at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 10/06/2017

    Zoo Knoxville has successfully hatched two female Bali mynahs, a critically endangered species of bird, as part of a collaborative effort of accredited zoos to save them from extinction.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Email to School Board Members on Proposed Policy Changes

    Posted: 10/06/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero sent the following email today to each member of the Knox County Board of Education and Superintendent Bob Thomas, about proposed wording changes in the board’s harassment policies. Read More

  • Go Vote! Knoxville Update: Register Now to Vote in General Election

    Go Vote! Knoxville Update: Register Now to Vote in General Election

    Posted: 10/05/2017

    The City’s general election is Nov. 7 – and Mayor Madeline Rogero wants to build on last summer’s primary election momentum by continuing to increase voter engagement and turnout. Read More

  • Market Square Named One of 'Great Public Spaces' in America

    Market Square Named One of 'Great Public Spaces' in America

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    The American Planning Association (APA) recently named Knoxville’s Market Square as one of five Great Public Spaces on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list.  Read More

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    City Seeks to Increase Affordable Rental Housing with $2 Million Fund

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    To increase the number of affordable rental units for people and families of modest incomes, the City of Knoxville has established an Affordable Housing Fund of $2 million and will begin accepting applications from developers seeking to construct or redevelop affordable housing units.  Read More

  • The Wall That Heals Opening Ceremony Oct. 5, 2017

    The Wall That Heals Opening Ceremony Oct. 5, 2017

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    The Wall That Heals opening ceremony will be held at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.  Read More

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    HonorAir Knoxville Takes 25th Flight on 10th Anniversary

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    HonorAir Knoxville departed on Flight 25 this morning with 135 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans on board. Read More

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    KPD to host Coffee with a Cop Oct. 4, 2017

    Posted: 10/03/2017

    On October 4, 2017, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch along with command staff members and officers will come together with community members in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The 2-hour event begins at 7 a.m. on 10/4/17 at Chick-fil-A in Ftn. City, 5100 N. Broadway, Read More

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    Unwanted Medicines Collection Oct. 7, 2017

    Posted: 10/02/2017

    Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ingles market located at 430 E. Emory Road in Powell. Read More

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    City Council Candidate Forum on Disability Set for Oct. 11, 2017

    Posted: 09/27/2017

    CODI will provide an opportunity for residents to meet the candidates running for the five open City Council seats and ask them questions regarding their positions on disability issues in the City of Knoxville. CODI has invited the candidates to attend and provided them a list of questions regarding disability issues that they will address at the forum.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Names Brace as Chief Operating Officer, Ely as Parks and Recreation Director

    Posted: 09/26/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced several new staff appointments to fill upcoming vacancies. David Brace, who has served as the City’s Senior Director of Public Works for the past two years, will become Chief Operating Officer and Deputy to the Mayor. Sheryl Ely will become the new Director of Parks and Recreation for the City on Sept. 26, with the pending retirement of longtime Director Joe Walsh. Read More

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    Workshop Teaches Neighbors How to Fight Blight

    Posted: 09/22/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Neighborhood Codes Enforcement team, in cooperation with the Office of Neighborhoods and other City departments, is conducting a five-part series of workshops focused on the challenges posed by blighted properties and how to address them.  Read More

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    New Truck Route Signs Direct Traffic Away from Intersection at 17th & Cumberland

    Posted: 09/22/2017

    New signs installed this week direct commercial truck traffic away from the newly redesigned intersection of Cumberland Avenue and 17th Street, near the University of Tennessee campus. Read More

  • ‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives Oct. 4

    ‘The Wall That Heals’ Arrives Oct. 4

    Posted: 09/22/2017

    The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The memorial will be located on Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home property at 2300 Adair Drive starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 through 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Receives Grant from Institute of Museum & Library Services

    Zoo Knoxville Receives Grant from Institute of Museum & Library Services

    Posted: 09/22/2017

    Zoo Knoxville has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will be used to create state-of-the-art learning and interpretive experiences in the zoo’s new reptile science and education facility, which is currently being designed. Read More

  • Boo! at the Zoo Tickets Now on Sale

    Boo! at the Zoo Tickets Now on Sale

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    Tickets are now on sale for BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®, Knoxville’s largest Halloween event. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Transportation Alternative Grant Applications Sept. 21

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, City engineers and Parks and Recreation Department staff will present information and receive comments on four City applications for Transportation Alternative grants. Read More

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    Knoxville Named The Maker City at Summit for Creative Entrepreneurs

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    Knoxville was branded Tennessee’s Maker City at The Maker City Summit 2017, a gathering of the city’s artisans, small-scale manufacturers and entrepreneurs that was held Sept. 19 at the Mill and Mine.  Read More

  • Zagster Kicks Off Community Sponsorship Outreach Program to Fund Launch of Knoxville Bike Share

    Zagster Kicks Off Community Sponsorship Outreach Program to Fund Launch of Knoxville Bike Share

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    Zagster, the company selected by the City of Knoxville to manage its planned bike sharing system, has begun the process of seeking sponsorship and underwriting for the program throughout the greater Knoxville area. Read More

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    Open Streets Knoxville is Coming to South Knoxville!

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    On Sunday, October 29th, 2-6 PM, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville.  Read More

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    City's Report to HUD on Housing Improvements Now Available

    Posted: 09/15/2017

    The City of Knoxville has released a report on how it spent funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Oct. 9, 2017

    Posted: 09/15/2017

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction in compliance with the Tenn. Code Ann. 55-16-106.  Read More

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    Historic Preservation Grant Deadlines Announced

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Proposals to receive a grant from the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Fund in 2018 are now being accepted. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosts Annual Rocky Top Pickin’ Party

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosts Annual Rocky Top Pickin’ Party

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful on Friday, September 29 from 6 pm until 10 pm at the Mabry-Hazen House for a music-filled fall evening. Read More

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    ORNL FCU Invests in The Change Center

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    At 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017, ORNL FCU will be donating a vehicle and $10,000 to The Change Center in Knoxville, located at 203 Harriet Tubman Street. Read More

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Week is set for September 17-23

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Week is set for September 17-23

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County, in partnership with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), invites families with young children to celebrate Imagination Library Week with special storytimes, a #getcaughtreading social media campaign, and other activites. This statewide celebration will take place from September 17 to September 23.  Read More

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    Community Invited to Recode Knoxville Public Meeting

    Posted: 09/12/2017

    The second community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave.  Read More

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    U.S. Mayors Visiting Israel, Exploring Areas for Bilateral Cooperation

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    A bipartisan delegation of U.S. mayors is visiting Israel with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange for intensive dialogue and briefings. Read More

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    City to Fly POW/MIA Flag

    Posted: 09/08/2017

    The Prisoners of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) flag will fly beneath the American flag at City facilities beginning Monday, Sept. 11, and lasting through National POW/MIA Recognition Day, held on Sept. 15, 2017. Read More

  • Downtown North to Receive New Mural

    Downtown North to Receive New Mural

    Posted: 09/08/2017

    Volunteers from Scripps Networks Interactive will paint a mural in the Downtown North area of Knoxville on Friday, September 8 as part of Scripps Networks Global Volunteer Day. Read More

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    Sections of West Jackson Ave. to Close Next Week

    Posted: 09/08/2017

    A private window-replacement project and City streetscape work will close sections of West Jackson Avenue in the Old City, beginning Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 (weather permitting). Read More

  • Library to Offer Out-of-County Cards to Hurricane Evacuees

    Library to Offer Out-of-County Cards to Hurricane Evacuees

    Posted: 09/08/2017

    Knox County Public Library is issuing cards to evacuees to ensure access to all library resources including computers, internet service, and materials.  Read More

  • Tennessee Valley Fair Coming Sept. 8-17 to Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

    Tennessee Valley Fair Coming Sept. 8-17 to Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

    Posted: 09/07/2017

    The Tennessee Valley Fair is bringing 10 days and nights of family fun to the beautiful Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center Sept. 8-17, 2017! Read More

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    6th Annual Doggie Dip Slated for Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

    Posted: 09/07/2017

    The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the sixth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1-5 p.m. at Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road. Read More

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    Diversity Business Enterprise Awards Honor 7 Companies for Outstanding Performance

    Posted: 09/06/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Purchasing Department honored seven small, woman- and minority-owned businesses as leaders at the second annual Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE) Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Read More

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    Gay Street Intersection Improvements Scheduled; Closures Being Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/06/2017

    Crews will be making improvements to three Gay Street intersections – at Clinch, Church and Cumberland avenues – with a series of week-long closures, one at each intersection as it is upgraded. Read More

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    Mayor's Statement on Process Settling Tied City Elections

    Posted: 09/05/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero releases statement about the process for settling tied City of Knoxville elections. Read More

  • Inaugural Bus Stop Trash Hop to Clean Magnolia Avenue

    Inaugural Bus Stop Trash Hop to Clean Magnolia Avenue

    Posted: 09/05/2017

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will be hosting the community-wide Bus Stop Trash Hop on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Read More

  • City-wide Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Sept. 7, 2017

    City-wide Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Sept. 7, 2017

    Posted: 09/05/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, 5th District City Councilman Mark Campen, Knox County Election Commission staff, League of Women Voters representatives, and candidates running for Council seats in the Nov. 7 general election will be in attendance at the City-wide Go Vote! Knoxville public meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Christenberry Recreation Center at 931 Oglewood Ave. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 9, 2017

    Posted: 09/04/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Lineup Announced for 2017

    Movies on Market Square Lineup Announced for 2017

    Posted: 08/31/2017

    The silver screen is set to light up Market Square on Friday nights starting September 8 with The Goonies.  Read More

  • No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

    No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

    Posted: 08/31/2017

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Read More

  • 4th Annual 9-11 Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb Set for Sept. 11, 2017

    4th Annual 9-11 Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb Set for Sept. 11, 2017

    Posted: 08/31/2017

    The 4th annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place at the Sunsphere, located on World’s Fair Park.  Read More

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    UT Prepares for 2017 Volunteer Football Season

    Posted: 08/31/2017

    UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for the first home football game of the season when the Vols will face the Indiana State University Sycamores at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 9, in Neyland Stadium. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Praises Large Voter Turnout

    Mayor Rogero Praises Large Voter Turnout

    Posted: 08/31/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today praised voters for their enthusiastic engagement leading up to Tuesday’s City of Knoxville primary election.  Read More

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    City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

    Posted: 08/29/2017

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labor Day Holiday.  Read More

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    KPD Bike Safety Fair Sept. 2, 2017

    Posted: 08/28/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will host a Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Safety City, 165 S. Concord Street. Read More

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    Public Meeting Aug. 30 on the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

    Posted: 08/28/2017

    City officials from the Engineering, Police and Office of Neighborhoods departments will present information about the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) during a public meeting starting at 6 p.m. on August 30, 2017 the City of Knoxville Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

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    Congratulations to Knoxville’s Newest 39 Police Officers

    Posted: 08/25/2017

    KPD Chief David Rausch and Mayor Madeline Rogero were joined by about 400 family members, City officials and police officers at Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3232 Alcoa Highway, for a graduation ceremony on August 17, 2017. Read More

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    Temporary Road Closure in Lakeshore Park Phase I Construction

    Posted: 08/24/2017

    As of Friday, Aug. 25, Lakeshore Park will experience a temporary road and parking lot closure in the northeast section of the park as Phase I implementation of the Lakeshore Park Master Plan progresses.  Read More

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    Public Docks Closed Near Calhoun's Restaurant

    Posted: 08/24/2017

    Following a crash involving a privately owned boat, the public docks near Calhoun’s on the River restaurant on Volunteer Landing have been closed for safety reasons.  Read More

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    Safety, Freedom of Speech: Rally Priorities

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of both participants and the public during a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, in Fort Sanders, Mayor Madeline Rogero said today. Read More

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    Parks and Recreation Welcomes Challenge Grant Applications

    Posted: 08/22/2017

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Aug. 25 for Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a public meeting regarding the Bureau of Justice Assistance 2017 Justice Assistance Grant application on August 25th from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915.  Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Held for New Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    It’s official: With plenty of sunshine and smiles, the new Cumberland Avenue was dedicated Thursday, August 17, 2017. Read More

  • KAT “Eclipses” Current Service with Improvements

    New KAT Route Improvements Begin Aug. 21, 2017

    Posted: 08/17/2017

    KAT “Eclipses” Current Service with Improvements Beginning Monday, August 21, 2017. Read More

  • Successful KEEM Weatherization Program Concludes

    Successful KEEM Weatherization Program Concludes

    Posted: 08/16/2017

    Hundreds of Knoxville families have had an easier time staying comfortable in their homes this summer, thanks to the successful Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover program, which ends this fall.  Read More

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    New Members Appointed to Business Advisory Council

    Posted: 08/16/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed 12 new members of her Business Advisory Council, reflecting a broad range of local businesses and owners. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Eclipse Weekend with Discounted Admission

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Eclipse Weekend with Discounted Admission

    Posted: 08/16/2017

    Zoo Knoxville is planning to celebrate the eclipse by offering $4 off general admission Saturday, August 19, through Monday, August 21, 2017.  Read More

  • Library to Discuss the History of Racism in America in Books Sandwich In Program

    Library to Discuss the History of Racism in America in Books Sandwich In Program

    Posted: 08/16/2017

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Victor Erik Ray for a discussion of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi., at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square - Polls Are Open!

    Vote for Movies on Market Square - Polls Are Open!

    Posted: 08/15/2017

    Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square is gearing up for its 14th season of family-friendly outdoor movies in the heart of downtown Knoxville.  Read More

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    Unwanted Medication Collection to Be Held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

    Posted: 08/14/2017

    The Aug. 26 medication collection event has been canceled. Read More

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    Commissioned Metal Art to Be Installed on Gay Street

    Posted: 08/10/2017

    Later this month, Mecosta, Mich., artist Robert Barnum will be installing his “Rhythm of Knoxville” metal hanging on Gay Street, above the pedestrian walkway that connects with the State Street Garage. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 12, 2017

    Posted: 08/07/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Sunsphere Reopens After Water Leak Repair

    Posted: 08/04/2017

    Repairs to a leak in the Sunsphere’s water line closed the building’s observation deck this morning and early afternoon. But it reopened just after 2 p.m.  Read More

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    Ribbon-Cutting for the New Cumberland Avenue

    Posted: 08/04/2017

    Bill Haslam, Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, City staff, project partners, and Cumberland Avenue business owners and stakeholders will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cumberland Avenue at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 17.  Read More

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    Registration Open for Inaugural 'Give A Day Knoxville' Volunteer Initiative

    Posted: 08/03/2017

    Registration is now open for volunteer projects connected to Give a Day Knoxville, a new community-wide volunteer initiative that kicks off Sept. 2 and runs through Sept. 8.  Read More

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    Officer Honored for Investigation of Overdose Call Resulting in Arrests

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Garrett Fontanez the January 2017 Officer of the Month. Officer Fontanez has been with KPD since January 2014.  Read More

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    Assistance in Preparation for Murder Trial Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Janice Woodard the February 2017 Employee of the Month. Ms. Woodard has been with KPD since November 1998.  Read More

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    Investigation of Suspect Mailing Threatening Letters Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch named Officer Mark Taylor the February Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Taylor has been with KPD since August 1998. Taylor is currently assigned as an investigator in the Intelligence Unit.  Read More

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    Officer’s Response to Suicide Threat Earns Officer Accolades

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Sergio Marrero the March 2017 Officer of the Month.  Read More

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    Success of Literacy Initiative Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Sgt. Tammy Mattina the April 2017 Officer of the Month. Sgt. Mattina has been with KPD since April 1989. Read More

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    Chaplain Unit Honored For Unselfish Dedication to KPD and Citizens of Knoxville

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch honored the KPD Chaplain Corps. The chaplain corps is a support service for KPD employees and their families as well as the community in crisis situations.  Read More

  • Gay St. Lane Closure between W. Vine and Wall

    Gay St. Lane Closure between W. Vine and Wall

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    KUB crews will reduce a short section of S. Gay Street to one alternating lane of traffic, between W. Vine Avenue and Wall Avenue, overnight beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, and lasting through 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    New Sidewalk Segment on Young High Pike Connects Residents to Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 07/31/2017

    Vestal community residents now have pedestrian access to a major South Knoxville shopping center and bus routes thanks to a new 1,600-foot-long sidewalk addition connecting existing sidewalk on West Young High Pike to Chapman Highway. Read More

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    Mayor and Summer in the City Interns Unveil Art Project

    Posted: 07/28/2017

    At the closing ceremony of the City’s “Summer in the City” internship program today, Mayor Madeline Rogero and officials unveiled a community art project that the 20 interns had completed to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert at Clayton Center July 30

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Locals can enjoy a free concert this Sunday, July 30, performed by the Knoxville Community Band at the Clayton Center at Maryville College. The show starts at 3 p.m. Read More

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    Mayor Announces Bible Verse to be Moved to Hall of Inspiration at KPD Headquarters

    Posted: 07/26/2017

    In a press conference today, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch announced the creation of a new “Hall of Inspiration” at KPD’s headquarters in the Safety Building.  Read More

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    City Continues String of Awards for Transparent Financial Reporting

    Posted: 07/24/2017

    For the 31st consecutive year, the City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been recognized for the transparency and clear communication of its annual financial reporting. Read More

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    2016 Firefighters of the Year Named

    Posted: 07/24/2017

    Congratulations to the 2016 Firefighters of the Year: Assistant Chief Jim Arnold, Capt. Dale Patterson, Capt. Pete Hayes, Senior Firefighter Chris Hill and Senior Firefighter Erica Behning. Read More

  • Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Set for July 24, 2017

    Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meetings Set for July 24 & 25

    Posted: 07/21/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, Knox County Election Commission staff, Knoxville neighborhood and business leaders, and candidates running for Council seats in the 2017 City elections will be participate in Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meetings in the 3rd District July 24 and the 6th District July 25. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Lights a New Local Landmark

    Zoo Knoxville Lights a New Local Landmark

    Posted: 07/21/2017

    Zoo Knoxville flipped the switch to illuminate the zoo’s new 24-foot-tall, 74-foot-long gateway sign at the intersection of Rutledge Pike and Knoxville Zoo Drive on Thursday, July 20. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Corridor Paving Scheduled; Temporary No-Parking Zones

    Posted: 07/21/2017

    The $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project is drawing to a close, with the next big step starting on Sunday evening, July 23. Milling will begin on Cumberland Avenue and a dozen side streets that connect to Cumberland in preparation for paving. Read More

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    Christi Branscom, Deputy to the Mayor & Chief Operating Officer to Leave City

    Posted: 07/19/2017

    Christi Branscom, the City of Knoxville’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy to the Mayor, announced today that she will be leaving city government at the end of September to return to the private sector. Read More

  • Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Set for July 20, 2017

    Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Set for July 20, 2017

    Posted: 07/19/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor and 4th District Council Representative Nick Della Volpe, Knox County Election Commission staff, 4th District neighborhood leaders, and candidates running for Council seats in the 2017 City elections will be participate in a Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting on Monday, July 20 at Milton Roberts Recreation Center, 5900 Asheville Highway. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Announces New Open Data Policy and Data Portal

    Posted: 07/17/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that the City of Knoxville has adopted an Open Data Policy to govern the release and public accessibility of City data. Read More

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    Proclamation Presentation for Frances Housley Bridge Today

    Posted: 07/13/2017

    On Thursday, July 13 at 2801 Holbrook Dr., 4th District City Councilman Nick Della Volpe will present John Housley III a proclamation honoring Frances "Frankie" Housley. Read More

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    Public Vehicle Auction Set for August 7, 2017

    Posted: 07/12/2017

    On a regular basis the City of Knoxville holds auctions of city surplus vehicles, equipment and unclaimed vehicles that have been impounded and held at the city's Vehicle Impoundment Lot.  Read More

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    Neighborhood Groups Get on the Map

    Posted: 07/12/2017

    Looking for local neighborhood groups, their boundaries and their contact info? Now there’s a map for that.  Read More

  • Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Set for July 17, 2017

    Next Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting Set for July 17, 2017

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor and 2nd District Council Representative Duane Grieve, Knox County Election Commission staff, 2nd District neighborhood leaders, and candidates running for Council seats in the 2017 City elections will be participate in a Go Vote! Knoxville Public Meeting on Monday, July 17 at Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive. Read More

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    Work Begins on 5 New Sidewalk Projects Across the City

    Posted: 07/06/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that work will begin this month on five major new sidewalk construction projects across Knoxville, with a combined estimated cost of $3.765 million. Read More

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    Knoxville to Host Program on Small-Scale Manufacturing

    Posted: 07/05/2017

    The City of Knoxville will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America and Recast City on July 10-12, 2017, as part of a free, grant-funded technical assistance program. The workshop will provide the community with tools and strategies to help understand how to plan for and manage growth around small-scale manufacturing. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 8, 2017

    Posted: 07/03/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City Offices Closed July 4, 2017

    Posted: 06/30/2017

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed and Knoxville Area Transit’s buses and trolleys will not run on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Read More

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    Community Basketball Game: KPD vs. Safe Haven Gym June 29

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    A special kind of energy will be rocking the Cal Johnson Recreation Center gym Thursday night of June 29th when a team of KPD officers meet the young men of the Safe Haven Gym Program on the court for a unique game of basketball starting at 6 p.m. Read More

  • City Launches Go Vote! Knoxville Initiative

    City Launches Go Vote! Knoxville Initiative

    Posted: 06/27/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the launch of Go Vote! Knoxville, a nonpartisan initiative to encourage community engagement and increase voter turnout in this year’s City of Knoxville elections. Read More

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    Southbound Lane on Gay St. Bridge to Close for 3 Days

    Posted: 06/26/2017

    For three days, starting Tuesday, June 27, the southbound lane on the Gay Street Bridge will be closed as part of the ongoing construction improvements to Blount Avenue at the south end of the bridge. Motorists and bicyclists traveling from downtown to South Knoxville will be detoured off Gay Street to Cumberland Avenue, Henley Street and the Henley Bridge. Read More

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    Festival on the Fourth Once Again Lights Up the Skies

    Posted: 06/26/2017

    Families from all over East Tennessee are invited to make holiday memories at this year’s Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park, 4-10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert on Market Square June 25, 2017

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    Bring a chair and join the fun when the Knoxville Community Band gives a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, on the Market Square stage. Read More

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    What To Know About This Weekend's USA Cycling National Championships

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    This weekend’s USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships is a first-of-its-kind event in Knoxville that will draw hundreds of elite athletes from across the U.S. competing for four national titles. Read More

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    City Launches LED Streetlight Project

    Posted: 06/21/2017

    Last night (Tuesday, June 20), City Council approved a contract to retrofit Knoxville’s nearly 30,000 streetlights with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), setting the City on a path to save $2 million a year while greatly reducing carbon emissions.  Read More

  • KAT Named Outstanding Transit System – North America

    KAT Named Outstanding Transit System – North America

    Posted: 06/21/2017

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is pleased to announce that the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has recognized KAT with the 2017 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for small transit systems (less than 4 million passenger trips/year). Read More

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    Recode Knoxville Survey is Now Open

    Posted: 06/20/2017

    The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission are inviting the public to participate in a Recode Knoxville survey about the City’s zoning ordinance update. Read More

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

    Posted: 06/19/2017

    Tennessee businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and winds on May 27-28 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Read More

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    Sons Summit Set for June 30, 2017

    Posted: 06/16/2017

    On June 30, 2017 from 1-6 p.m., the City of Knoxville’s Save Our Sons initiative and Pellissippi State Community College will present the Sons Summit II, a day of speakers and workshops focused on creating opportunity and eliminating violence-related deaths among Knoxville’s boys and young men of color ages 14-24. The event will be held at the Magnolia Campus of Pellissippi State Community College located at 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Read More

  • Try Transit Week Highlights Transit in Knoxville

    Try Transit Week Highlights Transit in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/15/2017

    With free wifi now on all Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) buses, a brand new website going live today, and a new text messaging feature for passenger information, there’s never been a better time to use transit in Knoxville, and Try Transit Week provides a great opportunity to do just that.  Read More

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    Knoxville Recognized as 'Smartly Resourced'

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Knoxville has been recognized as a high-performing “smartly resourced” city in the inaugural Equipt to Innovate assessment, which used a new framework developed by Living Cities in partnership with Governing, a division of e.Republic, a media and research company that focuses on local government. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Posted: 06/13/2017

    Zoo Knoxville celebrates Father’s Day with free admission for all dads on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Read More

  • Spider-Man and Captain America Coming to Zoo Knoxville

    Spider-Man and Captain America Coming to Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 06/12/2017

    Marvel Comics favorites Spider-Man and Captain America are coming to Zoo Knoxville for a special appearance at Superhero Saturday presented by Advance Financial Foundation this Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Read More

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    #PredsOnTheSquare Watch Party Planned for Game 6 of Stanley Cup

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    Nashville Predators fans are invited to enjoy Game 6 of the Stanley Cup on the big screen in Market Square on Sunday, June 11, 8 p.m. Read More

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    KPD Recruits Receive Cultural Awareness Training

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) conducted a Cultural Competency and Awareness Training workshop for new Knoxville Police Department recruits on May 31 at the Phil E. Keith Training Center.  Read More

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    USA Cycling's Pro Road & Time Trial National Championships Coming to Knoxville June 24-25

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    The most coveted sports jerseys in American cycling will be earned June 24-25 on the roads of Knoxville. Read More

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    Construction of Raised Median on Cumberland Ave. Continues

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    Since Monday, June 5, contractor crews have shifted the eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between 19th and 16th streets and set the stage for the installation of the new concrete median. Read More

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    Fountains Reopen After Repairs

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    The fountains at both World’s Fair Park and Krutch Park have reopened after closures due to repairs of water leaks. Read More

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    Knoxville to Set Record Number of Recycling Households

    Posted: 06/08/2017

    This week, City crews are beginning deliveries of 1,521 new recycling carts – eliminating a waiting list and establishing a new all-time high number of households with curbside recycling. Read More

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    Unwanted Medication Collection To Be Held Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Posted: 06/08/2017

    Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the West Town Mall parking lot located at 7600 Kingston Pike.  Read More

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    City's Risk Manager to Retire; New Director Named

    Posted: 06/08/2017

    Gary Eastes, who for 14 years has led the City of Knoxville’s Risk Management office, will be retiring next month. Read More

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    Neighborhoods To Battle It Out In City's 1st Wiffle Ball Tournament

    Posted: 06/06/2017

    Knoxville’s first Neighborhood Wiffle Ball Tournament begins Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. in Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 10, 2017

    Posted: 06/05/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Offering Discount for Residents of Local Counties

    Zoo Knoxville Offering Discount for Residents of Local Counties

    Posted: 06/05/2017

    To kick off summer, Zoo Knoxville is offering residents of nine local counties $5 off general zoo admission Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, 2017. Residents of Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane counties are eligible for discounted admission.  Read More

  • KAT to Observe Moment of Silence Today at Noon, June 2, 2017

    KAT to Observe Moment of Silence Today at Noon, June 2, 2017

    Posted: 06/02/2017

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT), in solidarity with our fellow transit friends and colleagues at TriMet in Portland, Oregon, will honor the men who lost their lives last week on a MAX train by observing a moment of silence at noon on Friday, June 2.  Read More

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    Repaired Inskip Pool Slated to Open Saturday

    Posted: 06/01/2017

    Inskip Pool – the City’s largest outdoor pool, located at 4204 Bruhin Road – will open this Saturday, June 3, after repairs that prevented the pool from being opened over Memorial Day weekend. Read More

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    City's Business Breakfast Set for June 14, 2017

    Posted: 05/31/2017

    Make plans to attend the City’s free annual Business Breakfast on June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Coliseum located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

  • Legacy Parks and AMBC Receive Grants for Urban Wilderness Support Stations

    Legacy Parks and AMBC Receive Grants for Urban Wilderness Support Stations

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    For the fourth year in a row, REI is showing its support for Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness through a $10,000 grant to Legacy Parks Foundation and a $6,000 grant to the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.  Read More

  • TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  Read More

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    Cumberland Concrete Pour Tonight

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    A contractor building a privately-owned mixed-use high-rise between Cumberland and Lake avenues will be pouring concrete overnight tonight – the first in a series of night-time operations. Read More

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    Outdoor Pool Season Kicks Off Saturday

    Posted: 05/25/2017

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means the City is officially opening its outdoor pool season. Read More

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    Safety City Summer Hours Start June 5, 2017

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    From June 5 to July 27, 2017 Safety City will be open to the public ONLY on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Read More

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    Wetlands to Be Built on Edges of Fountain City Lake

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Knoxville City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized a $249,000 contract to construct two small wetlands on the edges of Fountain City Lake – the final step in the City’s long-range plan to upgrade the lake’s infrastructure and improve its water quality. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Proposed Multipurpose Facility in Lonsdale

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    On Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero will lead a community discussion on a proposed $8 to $10 million investment in youth-serving programs, recreation amenities and public infrastructure in Lonsdale. The event will be held at the Lonsdale Elementary School located at 1317 Louisiana Ave. Read More

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    City Names Recipients of Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department has selected 14 projects to receive $595,007 in Historic Preservation Funds for the 2016-17 budget year.  Read More

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    City Offices Closed for Memorial Day on May 29, 2017

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    City offices and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday, but Waste Connections’ pickup of garbage and recyclables will continue as regularly scheduled. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Hosting Cycling Event May 27, 2017

    Zoo Knoxville Hosting Cycling Event May 27, 2017

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Zoo Knoxville is hosting a cycling event to benefit the zoo’s animal conservation programs. Ride for the Wild Side will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Registration check-in and departure is from the zoo’s lower parking area.  Read More

  • Bike Boat Brew & Bark Returns to the Knoxville Waterfront for it's Second Year

    Bike Boat Brew & Bark Returns to the Knoxville Waterfront for it's Second Year

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Visit Knoxville is pleased that their yearlong initiative Bike Boat Brew & Bark is returning for it's second year. The one day event highlights the Visit Knoxville Powerboat Race and brings the community and visitors down to the waterfront to learn a little more about how to discover the city.  Read More

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    Firefighters Honored for Helping Fight East Tennessee Fires

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Congratulations to Senior Firefighters Robert La Shier and Shawn Eldridge, honored today as the Knoxville Fire Department’s Firefighters of the 4th Quarter. Read More

  • KCDC Breaks Ground on New Five Points Affordable Housing

    KCDC Breaks Ground on New Five Points Affordable Housing

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    Today, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) joined with business and community leaders and members of the Five Points community to break ground on Five Points Phase 2, an affordable housing complex to be built at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and McConnell Street. Read More

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    Downtown to Be Bustling Saturday, May 20, 2017 with Events

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    Upwards of 20,000 biscuit aficionados will convene downtown Saturday for the world-famous International Biscuit Festival. Thousands more book lovers and barbecue enthusiasts will fill both lawns of World’s Fair Park. The Market Square Farmers’ Market will be in full swing as well. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band Performs Free Concert at World's Fair Park May 21, 2017

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    The Knoxville Community Band will give a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the Tennessee Amphitheatre in World’s Fair Park.  Read More

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    Public Meeting June 1st on Two Brownfield Cleanup Projects

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    A public meeting on two brownfield cleanup projects (former McClung Warehouses site and former Sanitary Laundry site) will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N. Broadway Read More

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    Nearly Half of the City's Mowers Now Propane-Powered

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    The City of Knoxville recently added six new propane-powered mowers to its fleet. With the nine purchased last year, that means that 45 percent of the City’s mowers now operate on cleaner energy. Read More

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    2017 Peace Officers Memorial Service Honors Sacrifices, Dedication

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    A large crowd gathered on the morning of Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Civic Coliseum for the annual Knoxville-Knox County Peace Officers Memorial Service to honor the service and sacrifices of local law-enforcement officers. Read More

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    Knoxville Receives Playful City USA Designation from KABOOM!

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    With four additional playgrounds built in Knoxville in 2017, the national non-profit KaBOOM! has designated the City of Knoxville a Playful City USA for the second consecutive year.  Read More

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    Save Our Sons Job Fair Set for May 24, 2017

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Save Our Sons initiative will host a Job Fair from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Austin-East High School Gym, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to offer job seekers career opportunities, job-readiness and resume-building skills, and assistance with background checks, driver’s license reinstatement and record expungement. Read More

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    City Youth Jump Rope Showcase May 17

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    The City Youth Jump Rope Showcase will be heldat 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, 3124 Wilson Ave. Read More

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    Public Vehicle Auction Set for June 5, 2017

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    On a regular basis the City of Knoxville holds auctions of city surplus vehicles, equipment and unclaimed vehicles that have been impounded and held at the city's Vehicle Impoundment Lot.  Read More

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    Paving Scheduled in Cumberland Ave. Corridor

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    As the City’s 28-month $17 million reconstruction of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor nears completion in August, contractor crews will be paving this week on Cumberland Avenue, 17th Street and 18th Street. Read More

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    Peace Officer Memorial Service Set for May 18, 2017

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    Numerous law enforcement agencies from the Knoxville area will gather on Thursday, May 18, 2017, to remember and honor the service of peace officers who have passed away during the last year. Read More

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    Community Invited to 1st Recode Knoxville Public Meeting

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    The first community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave.  Read More

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    World's Fair Park and Krutch Park Fountains Closed for Repairs

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    The play fountains in both World’s Fair Park and Krutch Park are currently closed due to necessary repairs to address water leaks. Read More

  • Travel the world and through time in the Library’s new Passport Program

    Travel the world and through time in the Library’s new Passport Program

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    This summer, Knox County children and teens are invited to travel to the 19th century, visit ancient Egypt, walk in the footsteps of John Sevier, and discover hidden treasures. It’s all part of the new Summer Library Club Passport Program.  Read More

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    Wilkerson Road Closed for Bridge Work

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    A section of Wilkerson Road in Northwest Knoxville between Vienna Road and Sunnywood Lane will be closed from Wednesday, May 17, to mid-September 2017 for the City’s Wilkerson Road Bridge Replacement Project. Read More

  • Cause of Zoo Knoxville Reptile Deaths Consistent with Toxic Agent

    Cause of Zoo Knoxville Reptile Deaths Consistent with Toxic Agent

    Posted: 05/12/2017

    Necropsy results indicate the cause of death of 34 reptiles at Zoo Knoxville in March was most likely due to a toxic agent. Read More

  • Construction to Close Lanes in 600 Block of Gay Street

    Construction to Close Lanes in 600 Block of Gay Street

    Posted: 05/09/2017

    For the next week and a half, continuing façade demolition and the $10 million restoration of the former KUB Building will close the northbound lanes on a block of South Gay Street between Church and Clinch avenues. Read More

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    'Give a Day Knoxville' Event Celebrates Volunteer Spirit with Week of Giving Back

    Posted: 05/09/2017

    Tapping into the famous Tennessee volunteer spirit, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett invite the people of greater Knoxville to participate in a new community-wide volunteer initiative called “Give a Day Knoxville.” Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 13, 2017

    Posted: 05/08/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KAT Proposes Route Changes, Expanded Service to the Change Center

    KAT Proposes Route Changes, Expanded Service to the Change Center

    Posted: 05/08/2017

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is proposing several service changes, pending approval by the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA), as well as approval of Mayor Madeline Rogero’s budget by City Council.  Read More

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    Recode Knoxville Website Launched

    Posted: 05/05/2017

    The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) have launched a new website for Recode Knoxville, the project to update the City’s zoning code.  Read More

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    Let's Move! Event Cancelled Due to Weather

    Posted: 05/05/2017

    The fifth annual Let’s Move! Event set for Saturday, May 6, has been cancelled due to saturated fields at Victor Ashe Park following consistent rain this week – with more rain forecast to fall Saturday morning. Read More

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    Save Our Sons Connects People with Jobs at Employment Fair

    Posted: 05/03/2017

    Morningside Community Center was the place to be on Thursday, April 27, if you were looking for employment.  Read More

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    City, Aslan Foundation Open Fort Dickerson Gateway Installment

    Posted: 05/03/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council and representatives from the Aslan Foundation celebrated the opening of the bold, new Fort Dickerson Gateway, the Chapman Highway portal for Fort Dickerson Park, 3000 Fort Dickerson Road (at the intersection of Woodlawn Pike and Chapman Highway). Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure at Island Home Ave. May 3

    KUB Lane Closure at Island Home Ave. May 3

    Posted: 05/02/2017

    KUB contract crews will reduce a section of Island Home Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic between McCormick Street and the James White Parkway overpass from 9 a.m. – noon, on Wednesday, May 3, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's 2017-18 Budget: Affordable Housing, LED Streetlights, Sidewalks, Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 04/28/2017

    In her State of the City address today, Mayor Madeline Rogero said Knoxville is benefiting from new investment and energy across the city, and she proposed major initiatives in next year’s budget to build on that momentum. Read More

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    Dogwood Arts' April Finale

    Posted: 04/28/2017

    Dogwood Arts’ April finale downtown starts at 11 a.m. today and continues through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Read More

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    Partial Greenway Closures During Week of May 1st for KUB Work

    Posted: 04/28/2017

    Two partial greenway closures will take place the week of Monday, May 1, in order for the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) to conduct maintenance for utilities services. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting for Fort Dickerson Gateway Set for May 3, 2017

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, City officials and representatives from the Aslan Foundation will cut the ribbon for the new Fort Dickerson Gateway, which serves as an eye-pleasing portal at Fort Dickerson Park’s Chapman Highway entrance. Read More

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    Workshop to Explain Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    If you rent a house or apartment and wonder if you’re being treated fairly by your landlord, an upcoming workshop can help you decide what to do and who to call if you need assistance. Read More

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    City Seeks Input on 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan Draft

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    its 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan, which describes the proposed use of estimated U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the third year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan that begins July 1, 2017.  Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Held for Zaevion Dobson Memorial Park & Playground

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Today, the City of Knoxville, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) and Gerdau joined with business and community leaders and members of the Lonsdale community to celebrate the grand opening of the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground and Park, located mere blocks from the Lonsdale location where Dobson lost his life protecting friends from gunfire. Read More

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    Free Let's Move! Event Set for May 6, 2017

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Sometimes, all it takes is an opportunity for our youth to try something out to discover the passion of their life, or merely a pastime that they enjoy. Read More

  • Knox Co. Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading Set for May 20, 2017

    Knox Co. Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading Set for May 20, 2017

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    World’s Fair Park will be all abuzz with storybook characters, authors, illustrators, storytellers, musicians, and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for the 13th annual Children’s Festival of Reading.  Read More

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    KPD Bike Safety Fair April 29, 2017

    Posted: 04/24/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will host a Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Safety City, 165 S. Concord Street. Read More

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    Unwanted Meds Collection This Weekend in Two Locations

    Posted: 04/24/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department along with the Knox County and City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines April 28-29. Read More

  • Plans Announced for Multipurpose Facility and Sports Complex in Lonsdale

    Plans Announced for Multipurpose Facility and Sports Complex in Lonsdale

    Posted: 04/21/2017

    Emerald Youth Foundation has announced plans for a world-class, multimillion dollar complex in the heart of Lonsdale that will serve young people and their families. Read More

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    Crews to Begin Work to Repave N. Gallaher View Rd.

    Posted: 04/21/2017

    Crews on Saturday, April 22, will begin weekend and night work as part of a project to repave North Gallaher View Road between Middlebrook Pike and Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Visit Knoxville to Roll Out Knoxville's First Autonomous Vehicle

    Visit Knoxville to Roll Out Knoxville's First Autonomous Vehicle

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas and Greg Haye, GM of Local Motors Knoxville Micro-Factory, announced today that a self-driving passenger shuttle will be coming to town in the near future.  Read More

  • KUB Celebrates Opening of First Public Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

    KUB Celebrates Opening of First Public Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

    Posted: 04/19/2017

    Today, KUB celebrated the official opening of Knoxville’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and receipt of a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to help expand KUB’s fleet of alternative fuel vehicles. Read More

  • Popular PBS Kids Character Daniel Tiger Coming to Zoo Knoxville

    Popular PBS Kids Character Daniel Tiger Coming to Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 04/19/2017

    The star of popular PBS Kids program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” will be making a special appearance to meet fans at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read More

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    Equity Awards Recognize Leaders in Promoting Community Development

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    At today’s Equity Awards breakfast, Mayor Madeline Rogero and the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Director Becky Wade recognized community development projects that prioritize fair and affordable housing, job creation, and access and inclusion of persons with disabilities. The new “Community Impact” award category highlighted two projects that positively affected City neighborhoods.  Read More

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    Motorists, Plan Ahead for Saturday's Rossini Festival, Dish Orange & White Game

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    Two big, boisterous happenings on Saturday, April 22, will entertain more than 160,000 people. But motorists also should anticipate street closures and unusual traffic patterns due to the University of Tennessee’s Dish Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium and the Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero’s State of the City Address Set for April 28, 2017

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    Mayor Rogero will present the State of the City Address and her proposed 2017-18 budget to City Council members and the public at noon on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Suttree Landing Park. Read More

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    GRIDSMART Deploys New STREETSMART Technology in Knoxville

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    Today in Knoxville, Mayor Madeline Rogero and GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. Founder and CEO Bill Malkes, cut the ribbon to finalize the installation of the first traffic management infrastructure for the proposed regional testbed that will allow companies to research connected and self-driving vehicles as well as Smart City technologies. Read More

  • Knox County Library Welcomes Dr. Daniel Magilow for a Discussion

    Knox County Library Welcomes Dr. Daniel Magilow for a Discussion

    Posted: 04/17/2017

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Daniel Magilow for a discussion of Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes at noon on Wednesday, April 26  in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. A light lunch will be available for the first 30 attendees.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Homberg Dr., Kingston Pk., Houstonia Dr., Valley Ave., and N. Broadway

    KUB Lane Closures on Homberg Dr., Kingston Pk., Houstonia Dr., Valley Ave., and N. Broadway

    Posted: 04/14/2017

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures on Homberg Dr., Kingston Pk., Houstonia Dr., Valley Ave., and N. Broadway. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on N. Central St. through June 2017

    KUB Lane Closures on N. Central St. through June 2017

    Posted: 04/13/2017

    Beginning next week, KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, Inc., will shift the work zone to the section of N. Central Street from Pearl Place to Woodland Avenue.  Read More

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    City Programs Highlighted During Community Development Week

    Posted: 04/13/2017

    The City’s Community Development Department will tout its many programs and partnerships during the nationally recognized Community Development Week, April 17-21.  Read More

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    Community Development 2017-18 Draft Action Plan Available for Comments

    Posted: 04/12/2017

    Increasing the amount of affordable rental housing available to low-income Knoxville residents is the top priority outlined in the draft Annual Action Plan compiled by the City’s Community Development Department. Read More

  • Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Posted: 04/12/2017

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. Read More

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    KPD Celebrates Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

    Posted: 04/11/2017

    This week is Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The Knoxville Police Department celebrates the hard work of our 6-member Animal Control Unit (ACU) who have the difficult job of rescuing and protecting pets and animals. Read More

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    City Offices Closed Friday, April 14, 2017

    Posted: 04/11/2017

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017 for the Good Friday Holiday.  Read More

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    Partnership Between Knoxville, Chattanooga & Nashville Wins Award to Help Implement Streets Policies

    Posted: 04/11/2017

    Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville’s work to make streets safer and their regions more livable and equitable has now won them a competitive national award. Read More

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    Concerts on the Square Series Begins May 2, 2017 with KJO

    Posted: 04/10/2017

    Knoxville Jazz Orchestra sets the stage for a summer of live music on Market Square as the sixth season of the City’s Concerts on the Square series begins Tuesday, May 2. Read More

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    Street Closures for Rhythm N' Blooms, 5K Races, Easter Egg Hunt

    Posted: 04/07/2017

    This weekend’s Rhythm N Blooms music festival will boast dozens of musical performances on eight stages in and around Knoxville’s Old City. Read More

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    Ijams Crag Climbing Area Reopens This Weekend

    Posted: 04/07/2017

    The popular Ijams Crag outdoor rock climbing area at Ijams Nature Center will reopen to the public this Saturday, April 8. The Crag has been closed since last fall because of difficulty in obtaining liability insurance for the attraction. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville's New Tiger Forest Experience Open

    Zoo Knoxville's New Tiger Forest Experience Open

    Posted: 04/07/2017

    Zoo Knoxville will officially open Tiger Forest, a $10 million multi-acre habitat for Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 7, 2017. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee Meeting Set for April 20, 2017

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center located at 600 Deane Hill Drive. Read More

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    HonorAir Knoxville Flight #23 Takes Off April 5, 2017

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    HonorAir Knoxville left for Flight #23 this morning with 133 World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans on board.  Read More

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    Construction Begins on The Change Center

    Posted: 04/04/2017

    A crowd of 100-plus people responded with a roar of applause when Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Monday morning that, after meeting the initial fundraising goal, construction is ready to begin on The Change Center. Read More

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    Tree Planting at Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground & Park

    Posted: 04/04/2017

    At 3 p.m. on April 5, 2017, the City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department and volunteers from Fulton High School and Gerdau will plant 18 trees at the new Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground and Park, which will open next month at the end of Badgett Drive in the Lonsdale community. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Apr. 8, 2017

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Commitment to Protect Children Earns Phyllis Tonkin Officer of the Year Honors

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Phyllis Tonkin the 2016 Co-Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Tonkin has been with the department since May 2002. Officer Tonkin is currently assigned to the Special Crimes Unit as an investigator.  Read More

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    Drug Investigations Earns Officer of the Year Honor for Officer Phil Jinks

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Phil Jinks the 2016 Co-Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Jinks began his career with the department as a cadet in December 1996. Jinks is currently assigned as an investigator in the Organized Crime Unit.  Read More

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    Records Management Performance Earns Two Employees Special Honors

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Donna Patty and Suzanne Mantooth the 2016 Co-Employees of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

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    KPD Names Connor Timms Explorer of the Year

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Connor Timms the 2016 Explorer of the year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

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    Solid Waste Facility to Reopen on Amnesty Saturday

    Posted: 03/31/2017

    The City’s Solid Waste Management Facility, located at 1033 Elm St., will reopen tomorrow (Saturday, April 1), just in time for Amnesty Saturday, after experts confirmed a hazardous material containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (or PCBs) has been safely removed.  Read More

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    City Releases Draft Ordinance on Short-Term Rentals

    Posted: 03/31/2017

    In advance of a public meeting next week, the City of Knoxville has posted a draft ordinance on short-term rentals, including those listed through online platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway. Read More

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    Impounded Vehicles Auction April 3, 2017

    Posted: 03/30/2017

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction on April 3, 2017. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Receives Largest Private Gift in History from Boyd Family

    Zoo Knoxville Receives Largest Private Gift in History from Boyd Family

    Posted: 03/30/2017

    The family of Randy and Jenny Boyd have made a $5 million pledge to Zoo Knoxville, the largest private gift in the zoo’s history. To honor their generosity, the zoo has named the new 4 acre group of habitats for tigers, birds and primates the Boyd Family Asian Trek.  Read More

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    Lane Shift Scheduled on Blount Avenue

    Posted: 03/29/2017

    As part of the Blount Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project, Charles Blalock and Sons Inc. will be closing the north side of East Blount Avenue between Chapman Highway/Henley Street and Gay Street, beginning the week of April 10. Read More

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    Cleanup to Close Waste Facility

    Posted: 03/29/2017

    The City’s Solid Waste Management Facility, 1033 Elm St., will be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, as crews assess and remediate a hazardous material that was brought there today. Read More

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    Change Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    On Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, Overcoming Believers Senior Pastor Daryl Arnold, Change Center Executive Director Nicole Chandler, elected officials, partners and community members will gather to break down walls as work on The Change Center begins at 203 Harriet Tubman St. at McCalla Avenue. Read More

  • Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Set to Succeed from Start to Finish Line

    Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Set to Succeed from Start to Finish Line

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    Soon Knoxville will be filled from Clinch Avenue to Neyland Stadium with bib numbers, running shoes, caped kids, water stations and viewing parties. The 13th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon continues its reign as the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee with more than 8,000 participants expected Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2. Read More

  • Marathon Boasts Record 8,700 Participants, Includes 26.2 Miles of Rolling Street Closures

    Marathon Boasts Record 8,700 Participants, Includes 26.2 Miles of Rolling Street Closures

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the biggest in its 13 years, with a record number – about 8,700 – runners participating in six race events throughout this weekend. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Suffers Loss of 32 Reptiles

    Zoo Knoxville Suffers Loss of 32 Reptiles

    Posted: 03/27/2017

    Zoo Knoxville suffered the loss of 32 reptiles in an event that happened between the hours of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Read More

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    Public Meeting April 4 on Proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance

    Posted: 03/27/2017

    City of Knoxville officials will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on April 4 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave. Read More

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    Work Begins on City of Knoxville Zoning Code Update

    Posted: 03/27/2017

    The City of Knoxville has hired a consultant to assist the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) with the City’s zoning ordinance update.  Read More

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    Section of Sutherland Ave. Reopened with Completion of Roadwork

    Posted: 03/24/2017

    The section of Sutherland Avenue between Middlebrook Pike and Concord Street has been reopened now that crews have completed bridgework that began in December. Read More

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    Utility Work to Close Section of Vanosdale Rd. on March 26

    Posted: 03/24/2017

    Utility work will close a section of Vanosdale Road between Sheffield Drive and Westdale Drive from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Read More

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    Construction of Raised Median on Cumberland Continues

    Posted: 03/22/2017

    Since Monday, March 13, contractor crews have shifted the eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue from 22nd to 19th streets and set the stage for the installation of the new concrete median.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Budget Hearings will be held March 22-24

    Posted: 03/21/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero’s operating budget hearings with City department directors will be held Wednesday through Friday, March 22-24 in Room 453, City County Building, 400 Main St. Read More

  • Join Dr. Klenk for Discussion of Bad Feminist: Essays at Next Books Sandwiched

    Join Dr. Klenk for Discussion at Next Books Sandwiched In

    Posted: 03/21/2017

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Rebecca Klenk for a discussion of Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. A light lunch will be available for the first 30 attendees. Read More

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    Big Ears Festival Features Knoxville Literary-Themed Events

    Posted: 03/21/2017

    This year, new to the Big Ears Festival, Knoxville's literary culture will be on display. Through a partnership with the City of Knoxville, Knox County Public Library and the Knoxville History Project, both Big Ears attendees and the general public are invited to experience the literature of Knoxville – past and present – in a series of free events.  Read More

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    City Officials Open 1st of 'Knoxville Slides' Initiative at Coliseum

    Posted: 03/21/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero cut the ribbon today on a 19-foot bright yellow embankment slide at the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum.  Read More

  • Knoxville Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day

    Knoxville Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day

    Posted: 03/20/2017

    Mayor Madeline Rogero joins Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) in celebrating our city’s unsung transportation heroes with Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 21st. At 2:00 p.m. at Knoxville Station’s Essie Johnson Community Room, Mayor Rogero will be recognizing bus operators and reading a proclamation for Transit Driver Appreciation Day. In addition, a new art exhibit will be revealed that features a variety of drivers and vignettes about their experiences behind the wheel, as well as artwork produced by several KAT bus drivers. Read More

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    Media Conference Held March 21 for Day of Immigration Action

    Posted: 03/20/2017

    On Tuesday, March 21 at noon in the fifth-floor atrium of the City County Building, Mayor Madeline Rogero and KPD Chief David Rausch will discuss issues affecting immigrant communities in Knoxville, and Mayor Rogero will read a proclamation for a Day of Immigration Action.  Read More

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    Conversation Continues on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

    Posted: 03/20/2017

    The Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues (CODI) invites the public to a follow-up Community Conversation hosted by the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium (KAEC) and featuring keynote speaker Michael Hingson, whose book “Thunder Dog: The Story of a Blind Man, A Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero” was a New York Times best-seller.  Read More

  • Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program Wins Award

    Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program Wins Award

    Posted: 03/17/2017

    The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) program was honored with a 2017 Southface Fulcrum Award at the 19th annual Greenprints Conference held in Atlanta, March 7 - 8.  Read More

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    Downtown St. Patrick's Day Celebration Includes Friday Night Parade

    Posted: 03/16/2017

    Knoxville will be extra Irish this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations including a parade, a family-friendly fair, live music on the Market Square stage and two different charity runs dominate downtown. Read More

  • First Lady Crissy Haslam to be honored for her work in Early Literacy

    First Lady Crissy Haslam to be honored for her work in Early Literacy

    Posted: 03/16/2017

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County is pleased to honor First Lady Crissy Haslam for her work in promoting early childhood literacy and parent engagement in education at its inaugural Under the Big Top Gala.  Read More

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    Proof of Insurance Now Required to Retrieve Impounded Vehicles

    Posted: 03/15/2017

    Because of a change in a City ordinance to reflect state law, anyone retrieving a vehicle from the City of Knoxville Impoundment Lot will now need to present proof of insurance. City Council approved the revised ordinance on second reading at its meeting on March 14. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting for “Knoxville Slides” Pilot Project Set for March 21

    Posted: 03/15/2017

    On Tuesday, March 21 at 4 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, and representatives from KaBOOM!, Knoxville Area Transit, SMG, and many other local organizations will cut the ribbon for the new slide located at the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum parking garage “A.” The embankment slide is 19 feet in length with an 11-foot drop from top to bottom. Read More

  • Star Wars Character Day at Zoo Knoxville March 18

    Star Wars Character Day at Zoo Knoxville March 18

    Posted: 03/13/2017

    Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away! On Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Star Wars characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos at Zoo Knoxville.  Read More

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    Vicki Forester Named Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 03/11/2017

    West Haven Village resident Vicki Forester was named the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year before a crowd of approximately 500 people at Saturday’s 2017 Neighborhood Conference, held at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Milestone: Construction of Raised Median to Begin Mar. 13

    Posted: 03/10/2017

    By 6 a.m. Monday, March 13, contractor crews overnight will have shifted the eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue from 22nd to 19th streets to allow construction of new raised medians to begin. Read More

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    KPD and Austin-East High School Dance Team Collaborate

    Posted: 03/09/2017

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Knoxville Police Department Officers joined the Austin East West African Dance and Drum Team for an outstanding performance to celebrate Black History Month at their school. Read More

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    A Thankful Citizen’s Second Chance at Life Earns Officer Lifesaving Award

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the department’s Lifesaving Award to Sgt. Kyle Loveday. Sgt. Loveday has been with KPD since August 2008.  Read More

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    Officer Honored for Saving Life of Fellow Officer

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the department’s Lifesaving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Chip Braeuner. Officer Braeuner has been with KPD since January 1994. Read More

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    Captain Honored for Keen Observation of Suspicious Suspects

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Captain John Kiely the December Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Captain Kiely has been with KPD since December 1998. Read More

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    Crime Victim’s Advocates Work Lauded

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Brandi Carson the November Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Carson has been with KPD since August 2003. Read More

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    Arrest of Multiple Suspects Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/08/2017

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

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    Citizens Honored for Providing Assistance to Officers in Apprehending Fleeing Felon

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded a Citation of Excellence to two citizens for providing assistance to officers while attempting to apprehend a fleeing felon.  Read More

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    Assistance to Woman in Need Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Steve Frazier the October Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Frazier has been with KPD since January 1997. Read More

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    KPD Honor Guard Awarded Unit Commendation

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today awarded a Unit Commendation to the Knoxville Police Department’s Honor Guard for their service and performance during the funeral and services for fallen officer, Kenny Moats. Read More

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    Arrest of Tire Burglary Suspect Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Keith Lyon the August Officer of the Month. Officer Lyon has been with KPD since March 1994. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees March 7

    Posted: 03/07/2017

    At a special luncheon today held at Calhouns along Volunteer Landing, Mayor Madeline Rogero honored City Employees who have 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service or have retired from the City in the past year.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 11, 2017

    Posted: 03/06/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Legacy Parks Dedicates Trail Kiosk with Historical Significance

    Legacy Parks Dedicates Trail Kiosk with Historical Significance

    Posted: 03/04/2017

    Legacy Parks Foundation dedicated the Baker Creek Preserve kiosk in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness today, which displays information about the nearby trails along with the rich history of the property. Read More

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    City to Host 12th Annual Teen Step Show on March 4

    Posted: 03/03/2017

    City Parks and Recreation will host the 12th annual Teen Step Show at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.  Read More

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    Anticipate Short-Term Closures on Concord St., Tobler Lane

    Posted: 03/03/2017

    Over the next week and a half, Norfolk Southern Railway will be changing out the rails and smoothing out the tracks at two crossings, which will require full closures of Concord Street and Tobler Lane for short periods of time. Read More

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    New Open Green Space Coming to S. Central St.

    Posted: 03/03/2017

    The rusted chain-link fence, topped with barbed wire, will be coming down soon. Later this month, look for a new linear green space, between James White Parkway and South Central Street, to be opened up. Read More

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    Mardi Growl Parade to Feature Hundreds of Costumed Dogs

    Posted: 03/02/2017

    Young-Williams Animal Center will celebrate the 10th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival downtown on Saturday, March 4. Read More

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    Public Arts Committee Selects Artists for Two Downtown Projects

    Posted: 03/02/2017

    If you’re an advocate for more public art in downtown Knoxville, you’ll be eagerly awaiting installation to begin in coming months on two new projects – a dramatic metal wall hanging in the 500 block of South Gay Street and an elaborately painted staircase on the western edge of downtown. Read More

  • KUB Responding to Outages from Today's Severe Weather

    KUB Responding to Outages from Today's Severe Weather

    Posted: 03/01/2017

    KUB is responding to outages resulting from today’s strong winds and severe weather.  Read More

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    City Crews to Resume Bi-Weekly Brush Collections on Feb. 27

    Posted: 02/24/2017

    With spring weather upon us, and hundreds of Knoxville residents getting an early start on their gardening and landscaping tasks, City crews will be resuming bi-weekly brush pickup on Monday, Feb. 27 – right on schedule with Mother Nature. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Gwinfield Dr., Westchester Dr., Williams St. and N. Central St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Gwinfield Dr., Westchester Dr., Williams St. and N. Central St.

    Posted: 02/24/2017

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on on Gwinfield Dr., Westchester Dr., Williams St. and N. Central St. Read More

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    Central St. & Depot Ave. Intersection Closed for Streetscape Upgrade

    Posted: 02/22/2017

    Construction began Jan. 30 on new sidewalks on both sides of North Central Street between the railroad tracks and Depot Avenue in the Old City, and upgrades are being made on the stormwater system as well. Read More

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    Railroad Crossing Repairs Feb. 21 to Detour Motorists

    Posted: 02/20/2017

    This week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Invites Public to Health Care Town Hall Meeting

    Posted: 02/20/2017

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero invites the public to a Town Hall meeting on the importance of access to health care from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Whittle Springs Middle School, 2700 White Oak Lane.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Chimpanzee

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Chimpanzee

    Posted: 02/15/2017

    With great sadness Zoo Knoxville shares the news of the death of Debbie chimpanzee, a beloved personality and matriarch of the chimpanzee troop for more than 40 years.  Read More

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    Nominations Sought for Business Advisory Council

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    Know someone who understands what local businesses need? Would that person have the perspective and business knowhow to suggest ways that City government can help make it easier for entrepreneurs to get up and running? Read More

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    Railroad Crossing Repairs to Detour Motorists

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    Late this week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites. Read More

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    Mayor: Get Involved in 2017 City Election

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    This is an important year politically in the City of Knoxville, with candidates running for five open City Council seats. The primary election is on Aug. 29, but races will be in full stride months before then. Read More

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    Restoration to Close Lanes on Gay Street

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    Restoration work involving a crane will mean weekday closures of lanes in the 600 block of South Gay Street for three days, beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Valentine's Day with a New Jewel

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Valentine's Day with a New Jewel

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    Zoo Knoxville is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new jewel, an adorable yellow-backed duiker (pronounced DIE-kur) calf, whose name “Ruby” was inspired by the tuft of red hair on top of her head. The 6 ½ week-old female was born on December 30, 2016, weighing approximately 15 pounds at birth.  Read More

  • Weed Wrangle Set for March 4 at Baker Creek Preserve

    Weed Wrangle Set for March 4 at Baker Creek Preserve

    Posted: 02/13/2017

    The Knoxville Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, is sponsoring Knoxville’s second annual Weed Wrangle®-Knoxville on March 4, 2017 and invite the public to volunteer in the effort.  Read More

  • Tatia Harris to Lead Discussion at Books Sandwiched In Series Feb. 22

    Tatia Harris to Lead Discussion at Books Sandwiched In Series Feb. 22

    Posted: 02/10/2017

    Knox County Public Library, in honor of Black History Month and in partnership with The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, invites the public to join Tatia Harris for a discussion of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs, at noon on Wednesday, February 22, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Read More

  • Open Streets Knoxville is coming to East Knoxville May 21

    Open Streets Knoxville is coming to East Knoxville May 21

    Posted: 02/10/2017

    On Sunday, May 21st, 2-6 PM, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville. Magnolia Ave., from Randolph St. to North Chestnut St., with a small loop onto East Depot Ave. will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of playing, exercising, socializing, and shopping all on foot or two wheels.  Read More

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    2016 Year In Review Available Online

    Posted: 02/09/2017

    In 2016, City of Knoxville employees completed hundreds of projects. They delivered services – everything from fixing bridges and opening a new park to responding to police and fire calls. More than a few milestones were passed along the way. Read More

  • THDA Announces $15,000 Incentive to Homebuyers in Select Knoxville Neighborhoods

    THDA Announces $15,000 Incentive to Homebuyers In Select Knoxville Neighborhoods

    Posted: 02/09/2017

    The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is offering $15,000 in down payment assistance to homebuyers who purchase a home in targeted neighborhoods that were hard hit by the downturn and have been slower to recover in Knoxville and across the state. Read More

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    Construction of New UT Garage Prompts Two-Week Closure on Lake Avenue

    Posted: 02/07/2017

    Starting Wednesday, Feb. 8, Lake Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 18th and 19th streets as a contractor continues construction of a new 1,000-vehicle University of Tennessee parking garage. Read More

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    Portion of Cherry St. to Close for Drainage Improvements

    Posted: 02/07/2017

    Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, a portion of Cherry Street stretching from Hoitt Avenue to Cecil Avenue will be closed in order for crews to make drainage improvements. Motorists should follow a signed detour route. Drivers also will experience lane shifts on Cecil Avenue at the intersection of Cecil Avenue and Cherry Street. Read More

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    Third Neighborhood Conference Set for March 11

    Posted: 02/07/2017

    Strong residential neighborhoods are the foundation of a vibrant city, and ideas on how to build that foundation are the focus of the Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 11, at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 11, 2017

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway Until March

    KUB Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway Through Mid March

    Posted: 02/03/2017

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Neyland Greenway starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, to begin wastewater system repair work. Read More

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    Community Development Announces Grant Applications for Programs to Reduce and End Homelessness

    Posted: 02/02/2017

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department will begin accepting grant applications next week to fund programs that work to reduce and end homelessness in Knoxville. Applications will be available to download beginning Monday, Feb. 6, at www.knoxvilletn.gov/development (under “Homeless Grant” at the top of the page). Read More

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    Fitch Reaffirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds

    Posted: 02/02/2017

    Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed its AAA rating – the highest rating possible – on three series of outstanding general obligation bonds of the City of Knoxville. The series total $96.7 million in bonds. Read More

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    $6.4 Million Grant to Help Alleviate Traffic Congestion on N. Broadway

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    A new federally funded $6.4 million grant will improve traffic flow and enhance the transit experience along North Broadway between downtown and Fountain City, as well as make Knoxville’s air cleaner by reducing vehicle emissions, Mayor Madeline Rogero said today. Read More

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    Wesley Rd. Reopened After Sinkhole Repair

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    City crews reopened Wesley Road on Wednesday afternoon after repairs were completed on a sinkhole that opened up on Dec. 19.  Read More

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    City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 01/30/2017

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving a Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which begins on July 1, 2017. Read More

  • Final Days to Enroll for Health Insurance thru Affordable Care Act

    Final Days to Enroll for Health Insurance thru Affordable Care Act

    Posted: 01/30/2017

    Tuesday, January 31 is the final deadline for Tennesseans to enroll in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.  Read More

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    Utility Upgrade in Support of South Waterfront Projects to Require Temporary Closure

    Posted: 01/27/2017

    A section of West Blount Avenue, just west of Chapman Highway, will be closed for 90 days, beginning Monday, Feb. 6, while a contractor installs sewer main connections and storm drains. Read More

  • Arya the Malayan Tiger Settling in to Her New Home in Knoxville

    Arya the Malayan Tiger Settling in to Her New Home in Knoxville

    Posted: 01/27/2017

    Zoo Knoxville’s new Malayan tiger Arya arrived Thursday evening after a cross-country flight from California and is settling in to her new home under the watchful eyes of her caretakers. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Emory, Broadway, Kingston Pike, Neyland, Echo, Colter, and Valley Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Emory, Broadway, Kingston Pike, Neyland, Echo, Colter, and Valley Dr.

    Posted: 01/27/2017

    Due to utility maintenance, there will be KUB Lane Closures on East Emory Rd., N. Broadway, Kingston Pike, Neyland Dr., Echo Dr., Colter St., and Valley Dr. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Preparing for Arrival of New Malayan Tiger

    Zoo Knoxville Preparing for Arrival of New Malayan Tiger

    Posted: 01/26/2017

    Zoo Knoxville is preparing for the arrival of new Malayan tiger this evening.  Read More

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    Old City Streetscapes Project to Start Next Week

    Posted: 01/25/2017

    Starting Monday, Jan. 30, construction will begin on new sidewalks on both sides of North Central Street between the railroad tracks and Depot Avenue in the Old City, and upgrades will get underway on the stormwater system. Read More

  • Free Medical Care Offered at Upcoming RAM Clinic

    Free Medical Care Offered at Upcoming RAM Clinic

    Posted: 01/25/2017

    Remote Area Medical (RAM) will hold its annual mobile medical clinic on Feb. 4 - 5 at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Broadway Jan. 18-19

    KUB Lane Closure on Broadway Jan. 18-19

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    KUB crews will close a short section of the northbound, curbside lane of Broadway at the W. Jackson Avenue intersection from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, and Thursday, January 19. Read More

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    Hester Hired as Greenways Coordinator

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Former Norris City Manager Tim Hester has been hired as the City of Knoxville’s Parks and Greenways Coordinator. Read More

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    City Services Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Posted: 01/13/2017

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Has Another Record-Breaking Attendance Year in 2016

    Zoo Knoxville Has Another Record-Breaking Attendance Year in 2016

    Posted: 01/13/2017

    Zoo Knoxville welcomed 473,679 visitors in 2016, reaching a new attendance record for the second year in a row and exceeding the record set in 2015 by 33,564 people.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on E. Emory Rd., Kingston Pk., Scenic Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on E. Emory Rd., Kingston Pk., Scenic Dr.

    Posted: 01/13/2017

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on East Emory Road, Kingston Pike, and Scenic Drive Jan. 17-20. Read More

  • Venable to discuss Hillbilly Elegy at Books Sandwiched In Program

    Venable to discuss Hillbilly Elegy at Books Sandwiched In Program

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance is widely considered to have provided important insight into the "invisible middle" or "white underclass" brought to light in the recent election.  Read More

  • TDOT: Pothole Season Arrives

    TDOT: Pothole Season Arrives

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges.  Read More

  • KAT Introduces Free Wi-Fi on All Buses and Trolleys

    KAT Introduces Free Wi-Fi on All Buses and Trolleys

    Posted: 01/11/2017

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is extremely pleased to announce that free Wi-Fi is now available on all KAT buses and trolleys. KAT has been phasing in the service on the system and testing it over several months. KAT also offers free Wi-Fi at Knoxville Station Transit Center. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 14, 2017

    Posted: 01/11/2017

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Kevin Perry Hired as Community Outreach Manager

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Knoxville native Kevin Perry has been hired as Community Outreach Manager in the City of Knoxville's Department of Community Relations.  Read More

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    King Week Celebration Jan. 11-Jan 16, 2017

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read More

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    311 Service Center to Hold Open House Jan. 11

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    The public is invited to the official grand opening of the City of Knoxville’s new 311 Service Center on the third floor of the City County Building on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

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    KAT Buses on Extreme/Severe Snow Routes Jan. 7, 2017

    Posted: 01/07/2017

    Due to winter weather and dangerous road conditions, KAT buses will operate on Snow Routes today. Read More

  • KUB Road Closure on Cumberland Ave. Jan. 8, 2017

    KUB Road Closure on Cumberland Ave. Jan. 8, 2017

    Posted: 01/06/2017

    KUB crews will close a short section of Cumberland Avenue, between Eighteenth Street and Nineteenth Street, from midnight Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday, January 8, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Garbage Cart Deliveries Continuing

    Posted: 01/06/2017

    This weekend, City of Knoxville and contractor crews will be delivering some of the last of the new 95-gallon wheeled garbage carts to City residents. Read More

  • KAT Begins 2017 with Service Improvements

    KAT Begins 2017 with Service Improvements

    Posted: 01/05/2017

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is pleased to announce that improved service on thirteen bus routes will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. These improvements include two new Sunday routes, better frequencies on Saturdays, and later service on many neighborhood routes.  Read More

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    City Streets Primed for Possibility of Season's First Snow

    Posted: 01/05/2017

    With forecasts calling for a chance of the season’s first snowfall tonight, Knoxville crews have prepared by treating city streets with brine to reduce the likelihood of snow sticking to the pavement. Read More

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    Public Meeting Jan. 12 for Community Development's 2017 Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 01/04/2017

    The City of Knoxville Department of Community Development will present information and updates pertaining to its Five-Year Consolidated Plan established in 2015 to focus on strengthening neighborhoods; promoting economic development; reducing and ending homelessness; and promoting affordable housing. Staff will announce upcoming deadlines for proposals and public comment for the annual action plan that goes into effect July 1, 2017. Read More

  • Legacy Parks Begins Second Decade Focused on Regional, Rivers and Rails

    Legacy Parks Begins Second Decade Focused on Regional, Rivers and Rails

    Posted: 01/04/2017

    Dr. and Mrs. Collier signed the deed for the Collier family farm over to Legacy Parks Foundation on December 31st, providing a new park for Knox County and a fitting end to a decade of projects and success for Legacy Parks Foundation.  Read More

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    PARC Meeting Set for Jan. 19

    Posted: 01/03/2017

    Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St. Read More

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    Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting Jan. 11 for Historic Preservation Fund Grants

    Posted: 01/03/2017

    For the third year in a row, the City of Knoxville will grant a total of $500,000 to owners of historic residential or commercial buildings through its Historic Preservation Fund. Proposals are being accepted now by the Department of Community Development. Read More

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    City Residents Reminded to Use Their New Garbage Carts

    Posted: 01/02/2017

    Starting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, City residents should begin using the new wheeled 95-gallon garbage carts that were delivered to their homes earlier this month. Read More