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Capt. Paul Trumpore probably goes out on more residential fire calls than anyone else at the Knoxville Fire Department – about 30 since last summer. Trumpore, a 24-year KFD veteran, knows a thing o ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Mar 31, 2022 at 11:00 PM
  
Sometime last week, the $1.7 million Northwest Greenway Connector began to actually look like a nearly finished greenway. That's because contractor crews have moved on past the preliminary tasks su ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Mar 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM
  
Check out this video, in which Beck Cultural Exchange Center President Renee Kesler talks about the amazing 1920 Knoxville Giants, an inaugural Negro League team that won the first league championship ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 25, 2022 at 2:18 PM
  
On Monday, Feb. 14, a City crew installed a noise-monitoring camera at the downtown intersection of Gay Street and Clinch Avenue. Motorists may not see the camera right away, but it's hard to m ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 21, 2022 at 1:08 PM
  
As of a year ago, the four shiny metal utility boxes along Magnolia Avenue could best be described as "utilitarian." They were modern infrastructure upgrades, for sure, but no one probably would judge ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 18, 2022 at 4:01 PM
  
In a matter of days, Morgan Contracting crews will start construction of a $1,022,566 project to build 1,300 linear feet of sidewalk, curb, a retaining wall and drainage infrastructure along the east ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 AM
  
In September, the City’s first all-electric buses joined Knoxville Area Transit’s fleet. Look for big environmental returns, for years to come, on that historic investment. Each of KAT's 12 ele ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 28, 2022 at 12:22 AM
  
In calendar year 2020, building permits in the City were way up. Despite the pandemic, projects valued at $697 million were issued City permits last year. In 2021, private investment in Knoxville c ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 30, 2021 at 9:21 AM
  
Over the years, whenever Santa Claus has felt harried and needed to get his North Pole toy assembly line cranked up, City employees have occasionally stood in for him at a few of his Knoxville pre-Chr ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 09, 2021 at 10:32 PM
  
It takes a big, dedicated team to create Christmas in the City each year. There are the Office of Special Events planners and organizers. The police officers and firefighter EMTs who keep people sa ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 09, 2021 at 10:31 PM
  
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