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Welcome to the City Blog! Here you will find news and notes about City of Knoxville services, updates on ongoing projects, links to community events, and much more. If you have questions or comments about the Blog, please email [email protected]. If you would like to peruse our Blog Archives please click here.

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Earlier this summer, the Communications department's Summer in the City intern (and rising high school senior) Kevin Farmer hopped aboard Knoxville Area Transit for the first time and documented his e ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Jul 19, 2021 at 3:37 PM
Heather Murray had just moved here from South Carolina about the time the pandemic began. So she and and her family quickly learned about Knoxville's parks. Parks were her family's safe space. ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 25, 2021 at 1:07 PM
Mayor Indya Kincannon wanted a permanent public memorial to honor our lost loved ones, shared community sacrifices and heroic efforts taken to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A team of Ci ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 24, 2021 at 10:19 PM
Knoxville Area Transit, post-pandemic, is amping back up its services later this summer - and that means hiring a few dozen new bus operators and maintenance technicians.  The City of Knoxville is ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 24, 2021 at 10:18 PM
Imagine driving on Interstate 40 and seeing a large 2-acre field full of solar panels, on City property, between the Public Works Service Center and the interstate.  "Tangibly, this trend-setting i ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 24, 2021 at 10:18 PM
Week 3 of Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park came to World’s Fair Park. Under the iconic Sunsphere, there was a mix of new faces and old, with many families having made plans to attend - and others joining ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 18, 2021 at 2:18 PM
Wednesday morning was cloudy and rain was threatening. But that didn't deter Shirin Pegels, who had just moved to Knoxville from Connecticut last fall, from coming for the second time in two weeks to ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 11, 2021 at 1:29 PM
Over a few weeks, City horticulture crews planted 8,144 brightly-colored annuals in public flower beds across the city. They'll do it again in the fall, replacing played-out summer seasonal flowers ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jun 04, 2021 at 3:21 PM
The City's free new My Knoxville app was immediately popular when it debuted on 3-1-1 Day on March 11. Three months later, app downloads, creation of accounts and app-directed service requests are ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 30, 2021 at 4:40 PM
One of Mayor Indya Kincannon's pledges as a candidate was that she'd make it easier for people to do business with the City and encourage investment in their properties. With the pandemic finally o ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On May 27, 2021 at 9:52 PM
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