2013

Communications Director

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

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

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Below you will find 2013 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • City Creates Separate Urban Forestry Division

    City Creates Separate Urban Forestry Division

    Posted: 12/30/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has separated urban forestry programs from horticulture operations, making each its own division within the Public Service Department.  Read More

  • Family-Friendly New Year's Eve in Downtown Knoxville

    Family-Friendly New Year's Eve in Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 12/30/2013

    Hundreds of revelers are anticipated to watch a ball drop and fireworks, ushering in the 2014 new year at Market Square.  Read More

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 15-Jan 20, 2014

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 15-Jan 20, 2014

    Posted: 12/27/2013

    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

  • City Council Members Sworn in Saturday

    City Council Members Sworn in Saturday

    Posted: 12/21/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero joined newly elected City Council members as they were sworn into office Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Main Assembly Room. Read More

  • City Services Holiday Schedule

    City Services 2013 Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/19/2013

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

  • Knox County Solid Waste Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

    Knox County Solid Waste Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

    Posted: 12/19/2013

    After the New Year, Knox County residents can bring their unwanted, live Christmas trees to participating Knox County Convenience Centers for free disposal.  Read More

  • New ETHDC Homes Coming to Lonsdale

    New ETHDC Homes Coming to Lonsdale

    Posted: 12/19/2013

    Today Mayor Madeline Rogero joined officials from the East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation to break ground on two new houses that ETHDC is building on lots in the Lonsdale neighborhood.  Read More

  • Groundbreaking for New Housing in Lonsdale

    Groundbreaking for New Housing in Lonsdale

    Posted: 12/16/2013

    On Thursday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero will join officials from the East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation to break ground on two new houses that ETHDC is building on lots in the Lonsdale neighborhood.  Read More

  • Winter Wonderland Contest Winners Announced

    Winter Wonderland Contest Winners Announced

    Posted: 12/16/2013

    Rick Terry Jewelry is the first-place winner in the Christmas in the City "Window Wonderland" decorating contest, announced by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Director of Special Events Judith Foltz this afternoon on Market Square.  Read More

  • Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Lights Up the Holidays

    Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Lights Up the Holidays

    Posted: 12/12/2013

    A forest of lighted trees floating on a lake will welcome visitors to Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13th.  Read More

  • Tour de Lights Bike Ride Tonight

    Tour de Lights Bike Ride Tonight

    Posted: 12/12/2013

    The City of Knoxville's 7th Annual Tour de Lights Bike Ride is Thursday, Dec. 12 staring at 7 p.m. in Market Square in Downtown Knoxville. The ride is presented by Downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Saddened By Death of Black Bear

    Knoxville Zoo Saddened By Death of Black Bear

    Posted: 12/11/2013

    5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.  Read More

  • More Than 70 Residents Attend Five Points Master Plan Public Workshop

    More Than 70 Residents Attend Five Points Master Plan Public Workshop

    Posted: 12/10/2013

    More than 70 Five Points residents and stakeholders provided feedback on proposed housing types, neighborhood framework and site development at Knoxville's Community Development Corporation's (KCDC) second Five Points Master Plan public workshop at the Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club on Dec. 5.  Read More

  • 18 Graduate from Neighborhood Leadership Training Program

    18 Graduate from Neighborhood Leadership Training Program

    Posted: 12/06/2013

    Eighteen neighborhood and community leaders have completed the City of Knoxville's "Building Strong Neighborhood Organizations" leadership training program, and they will receive graduation certificates at a ceremony at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday, Dec. 8th.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Dec. 14

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Dec. 14

    Posted: 12/06/2013

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

  • KUB to Host Public Meeting for South Loop Natural Gas Main Project

    KUB to Host Public Meeting for South Loop Natural Gas Main Project

    Posted: 12/06/2013

    KUB will host a public meeting Monday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m. at the Sevier Heights Baptist Church Apex Room, 3232 Alcoa Highway, to discuss a major upcoming utility construction project in the South Knoxville area east of Alcoa Highway.  Read More

  • Penguin Discount Days at the Zoo

    Penguin Discount Days at the Zoo

    Posted: 12/03/2013

    Now through February 28, 2014, Knoxville Zoo is offering half-price admission during Penguin Discount Days!  Read More

  • WIVK Christmas Parade Brings Holidays Downtown Dec. 6

    WIVK Christmas Parade Brings Holidays Downtown Dec. 6

    Posted: 12/03/2013

    Santa Claus is coming to town - along with floats, marching bands and all kinds of family entertainment on Friday, Dec. 6th,during the WIVK Christmas Parade sponsored by Advanced Office Systems. Read More

  • Community Band Presents Free Christmas Concert Dec. 8

    Community Band Presents Free Christmas Concert Dec. 8

    Posted: 12/02/2013

    The Knoxville Community Band will ring in the holiday spirit in Knoxville this season with a free Christmas concert at Northwest Middle School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 8th, at 3 p.m.  Read More

  • Land Donation Provides for KPD Kennel, Dog Park

    Land Donation Provides for KPD Kennel, Dog Park

    Posted: 12/02/2013

    The Wood Family presented the City of Knoxville with four acres of land today to provide a new location for the Knoxville Police Department's K-9 Kennel as well as property for a public dog park.  Read More

  • Mayor Announces New Leadership in Communications Department

    Mayor Announces New Leadership in Communications Department

    Posted: 12/02/2013

    With the pending departure of Senior Communications Director Angela Starke, Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced changes in the City's Communications Department. Beginning Dec. 16th, current Communications Manager Jesse Fox Mayshark will become Communications Director, and Eric Vreeland will join the administration as Communications Manager. Read More

  • Public Meeting Dec. 16 for Lakeshore Park Master Plan

    Public Meeting Dec. 16 for Lakeshore Park Master Plan

    Posted: 12/02/2013

    The City of Knoxville, along with the board of Lakeshore Park Inc., will hold a second public meeting on Dec. 16 to present a draft of the updated master plan for Lakeshore Park. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Deane Hill Recreation Center located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. Read More

  • City's 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/25/2013

    City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More

  • KCDC to Hold Second Five Points Master Plan Public Workshop, Gather Feedback on Conceptual Housing Plans

    KCDC to Hold Second Five Points Master Plan Public Workshop, Gather Feedback on Conceptual Housing Plans

    Posted: 11/25/2013

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will hold its next public workshop for the Five Points Master Plan process at the Walter P. Taylor Boys and Girls Club, 317 McConnell St., on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Knoxville Let's Move Event Receives State Award

    Knoxville Let's Move Event Receives State Award

    Posted: 11/25/2013

    The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association has named Knoxville's annual Let's Move! Event as the 2013 Four Star Award for Excellence recipient for the Special Events Programming category.  Read More

  • Regal Celebration of Lights Kicks Off Christmas in the City

    Regal Celebration of Lights Kicks Off Christmas in the City

    Posted: 11/25/2013

    Hear those sleigh bells jinglin'? It is almost time for Christmas in the City!  Read More

  • Thanksgiving Tips from Knox County

    Thanksgiving Tips from Knox County

    Posted: 11/22/2013

    With only a week until Thanksgiving, here are some safety tips from the Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, as well as information on proper food waste disposal from the Knox County Solid Waste Department. Read More

  • Transit Management Contract Ends; City to Hire Own GM for KAT

    Transit Management Contract Ends; City to Hire Own GM for KAT

    Posted: 11/22/2013

    Mayor Rogero announced today that, with the expiration of the Veolia Transportation contract on November 30, the City of Knoxville no longer will contract with a professional transit management firm to provide the services of a General Manager for Knoxville Area Transit (KAT). The City will hire its own transit professional to serve as General Manager with direct responsibility to the Mayor and her designated senior leadership staff.  Read More

  • Lanes Closed on Gay Street Today for Film Premiere

    Lanes Closed on Gay Street Today for Film Premiere

    Posted: 11/21/2013

    NNorthbound traffic lanes on Gay Street between Church and Clinch avenues will be closed from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21st, for the Remote Area Medical film premiere at the Tennessee Theatre.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Dec. 5 for Community Development Dept. Annual Action Plan

    Public Meeting Dec. 5 for Community Development Dept. Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 11/21/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department is developing its 2014 Annual Action Plan for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014.  Read More

  • Rossini Festival to Stay on Gay Street

    Rossini Festival to Stay on Gay Street

    Posted: 11/20/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Opera Executive Director/Conductor Brian Salesky announced today that the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Opera have reached an agreement that will keep the annual Rossini Festival and International Street Fair along Gay Street.  Read More

  • Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Stop Nov. 21

    Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Stop Nov. 21

    Posted: 11/19/2013

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon until 2 p.m., the Capitol Christmas Tree will stop in Knoxville en route from Washington State to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.  Read More

  • Mayors Proclaim American Education Week

    Mayors Proclaim American Education Week

    Posted: 11/18/2013

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett jointly proclaimed American Education Week, November 18-22, in our community. Read More

  • National League of Cities Recognizes Knoxville, Knox County for Let's Move Program

    National League of Cities Recognizes Knoxville, Knox County for Let's Move Program

    Posted: 11/18/2013

    The National League of Cities has recognized the City of Knoxville and Knox County as two of 18 top achievers in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative.  Read More

  • City Takes Control of McClung Warehouse Property

    City Takes Control of McClung Warehouse Property

    Posted: 11/14/2013

    On Wednesday, Nov. 13th, the City of Knoxville formally assumed control of six properties on West Jackson Avenue, including the historic McClung Warehouses.  Read More

  • KUB to Close portion of South Gay Street

    KUB to Close portion of South Gay Street

    Posted: 11/13/2013

    KUB will close the southbound curbside lane on a short section of South Gay Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and Wall Avenue from 6-11 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. Read More

  • 47th Annual Fine Craft Show Nov. 15-17

    47th Annual Fine Craft Show Nov. 15-17

    Posted: 11/12/2013

    Attend a spectacular exhibit of fine crafts and holiday gift ideas at the 47th annual Fine Craft Show presented by the Foothills Craft Guild!  Read More

  • City Prepared for Snow and Ice

    City Prepared for Snow and Ice

    Posted: 11/12/2013

    That time of year already? Yes, the National Weather Service has forecast the possibility of snow in parts of East Tennessee today. Read More

  • Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Partners Gear Up for Startup Day

    Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Partners Gear Up for Startup Day

    Posted: 11/12/2013

    The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC), in partnership with Tech 20/20 and LaunchTN, announces Startup Day, a local celebration of entrepreneurship and culture.  Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2013

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2013

    Posted: 11/06/2013

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 during the 88th Veterans Day Parade.  Read More

  • Free Zoo Admission During Kroger Free Weekend at Knoxville Zoo

    Free Zoo Admission During Kroger Free Weekend at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 11/05/2013

    Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the zoo's annual Kroger Free Weekend this Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.)  Read More

  • Library Hosts City Councilman, Marshall Stair, in a Discussion of Wealth Equality

    Library Hosts City Councilman, Marshall Stair, in a Discussion of Wealth Equality

    Posted: 11/05/2013

    It's not just a cliche: statistics demonstrate clearly that the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Read More

  • Civil War Weekend Event to be Held at Fort Dickerson Park

    Civil War Weekend Event to be Held at Fort Dickerson Park

    Posted: 11/04/2013

    The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville will celebrate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Nov. 9th and 10th with the 150th Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Drive

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Drive

    Posted: 11/04/2013

    KUB will reduce a section of S. Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Coachman Lane and Lyons Bend Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, and Wednesday, November 6, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Nov. 9

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Nov. 9

    Posted: 11/01/2013

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

  • City Leaf Collection Season Begins

    City Leaf Collection Season Begins

    Posted: 11/01/2013

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" begins this month. Public Service Department crews will be visiting the city's neighborhoods to vacuum leaves between now and February 2014.  Read More

  • Knoxville Solar Tour Nov. 2

    Knoxville Solar Tour Nov. 2

    Posted: 11/01/2013

    The Tennessee Solar Energy Association (TSEA) is leading the 2013 Knoxville Solar Tour, a bus tour of a variety of solar arrays throughout the Knoxville area from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 2. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Selected for President Obama's Climate Preparedness Task Force

    Mayor Rogero Selected for President Obama's Climate Preparedness Task Force

    Posted: 11/01/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has been selected as one of 26 governmental leaders to serve on a task force that will advise President Barack Obama on climate preparedness and resilience-building efforts.  Read More

  • Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

    Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees

    Posted: 10/31/2013

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

  • Downtown Summit Nov. 19

    Downtown Summit Nov. 19

    Posted: 10/29/2013

    On Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., city officials will convene a forum to talk about the big picture of downtown Knoxville redevelopment.  Read More

  • Mayor's Statement on Police Officer's Death

    Mayor's Statement on Police Officer's Death

    Posted: 10/29/2013

    OOfficer Munson lost his life Monday evening in a motorcycle accident in Sevierville.  Read More

  • Public Meeting for Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Nov. 6

    Public Meeting for Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Nov. 6

    Posted: 10/24/2013

    At a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, City officials will present plans for a new South Knoxville waterfront park, Suttree Landing Park, and new local street, Waterfront Drive. The meeting will be held at South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave. Read More

  • TVBA Annual Business and Education Expo Set for Jan. 28

    TVBA Annual Business and Education Expo Set for Jan. 28

    Posted: 10/24/2013

    The 2014 Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA) 4th Annual Business and Education Expo will be held January 28, 2014 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • City Celebrates America Recycles Day with Oct. 26 Event

    City Celebrates America Recycles Day with Oct. 26 Event

    Posted: 10/22/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Office is again helping to sponsor America Recycles Day (ARD) in Knoxville for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents. America Recycles Day in Knoxville will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26th, at the Krutch Park Extension across from the Regal Riviera movie theater on Gay Street.  Read More

  • KUB Closes Lane on Kingston Pike

    KUB Closes Lane on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 10/22/2013

    KUB will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Lindsay Place and Kingston Court from 9 a.m. - to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area. One westbound lane and both eastbound lanes will remain open on this section of Kingston Pike while work is completed.  Read More

  • Public Service Chainsaw, Tree-Felling Competition

    Public Service Chainsaw, Tree-Felling Competition

    Posted: 10/22/2013

    The City's Public Service Department will hold a chainsaw and tree-felling competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Public Works Complex, 1400 Loraine Street.  Read More

  • Halloween in the City Celebration

    Halloween in the City Celebration

    Posted: 10/21/2013

    The City of Knoxville and Star 102.1 FM present a full afternoon of family Halloween activities from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Mary Costa Plaza and Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

  • PARC Executive Director, Finance Department Recognized

    PARC Executive Director, Finance Department Recognized

    Posted: 10/21/2013

    A City of Knoxville employee and a department have both been recognized for high professional standards and achievements in their fields.  Read More

  • Signs Posted for North Knoxville Bicycle Route

    Signs Posted for North Knoxville Bicycle Route

    Posted: 10/21/2013

    The third of several planned signed bicycle routes in the City of Knoxville is complete, with directional signs showing the way from downtown to the Fairmont/Emoriland neighborhood, and then to Harvest Park and Knoxville Center mall. The approximately 7.4-mile route runs along City streets and state routes. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures Oct. 21

    KUB Lane Closures Oct. 21

    Posted: 10/18/2013

    KUB will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Lindsay Place and Kingston Court from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, October 21, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area. One westbound lane and both eastbound lanes will remain open on this section of Kingston Pike while work is completed.  Read More

  • Comcast Presents Check to Haslam Family Boys and Girls Club

    Comcast Presents Check to Haslam Family Boys and Girls Club

    Posted: 10/17/2013

    Today Comcast announced their continuation of Internet Essentials which is a broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans.  Read More

  • Final Public Meeting on Neighborhood Traffic Calming Oct. 22

    Final Public Meeting on Neighborhood Traffic Calming Oct. 22

    Posted: 10/17/2013

    A final public meeting on neighborhood traffic calming will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at John T. O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

  • Arrest of Serial Rapist Earns Investigator Special Honors

    Arrest of Serial Rapist Earns Investigator Special Honors

    Posted: 10/16/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Investigator Brian Moran the June Officer of the Month for the department. Investigator Moran has been with KPD since March 1995.  Read More

  • City Expands Employee Benefits to Include Domestic Partners

    City Expands Employee Benefits to Include Domestic Partners

    Posted: 10/16/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that the City of Knoxville is expanding its employee benefits to include benefits for qualified domestic partners.  Read More

  • Efforts to Save Victim from House Fire Earns Officer Special Honors

    Efforts to Save Victim from House Fire Earns Officer Special Honors

    Posted: 10/16/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the medal of Merit to Knoxville Police Department Officer Alan Stonerock. Officer Stonerock has been with the department since July 2011.  Read More

  • Efforts to Streamline Office Procedures Earns Employee Award

    Efforts to Streamline Office Procedures Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 10/16/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Deborah Thomas the July Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Thomas has been with KPD since June 2000. Read More

  • Officer Awarded Life Saving Medal for Response to Drowning Victim

    Officer Awarded Life Saving Medal for Response to Drowning Victim

    Posted: 10/16/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the department's Life Saving Medal to Knoxville Police Department Officer Sharon Terrell. Officer Terrell has been with KPD since January Read More

  • KARM Opens New Courtyard

    KARM Opens New Courtyard

    Posted: 10/15/2013

    Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) opened its new courtyard next to the KARM overnight shelter at 418 N. Broadway this week. A special consecration ceremony was held and attended by Read More

  • State Street Garage Expansion Finished

    State Street Garage Expansion Finished

    Posted: 10/15/2013

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded State Street Garage was held today. Read More

  • NW Knoxville Site of Next Public Meeting on Traffic Calming

    NW Knoxville Site of Next Public Meeting on Traffic Calming

    Posted: 10/14/2013

    As part of a review on traffic calming policy, the Engineering Department and Office of Neighborhoods have hosted a series of meetings to hear citizens' views on the best ways to control speeding on residential streets.  Read More

  • State Street Garage Ribbon Cutting Oct. 15

    State Street Garage Ribbon Cutting Oct. 15

    Posted: 10/14/2013

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded State Street Garage will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15th at the Gay Street end of the pedestrian bridge, in the walkway next to the Regal Riviera, 510 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • World's Fair Park Working Group to Meet Oct. 14

    World's Fair Park Working Group to Meet Oct. 14

    Posted: 10/14/2013

    The World's Fair Park Working Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14th at the Foundry, 747 World's Fair Park Drive. Read More

  • Hazard Management Plan Undergoes Review, Update

    Hazard Management Plan Undergoes Review, Update

    Posted: 10/10/2013

    To reduce or eliminate the long-term risks of natural hazards, the City of Knoxville, Knox County and the Town of Farragut developed a Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2011. Each year the plan must undergo review and be updated, if necessary.  Read More

  • KUB to Close Section of West Hill Ave.

    KUB to Close Section of West Hill Ave.

    Posted: 10/10/2013

    KUB will close a short section of West Hill Avenue to through traffic between State Street and South Gay Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • HonorAir Knoxville Flight Today

    HonorAir Knoxville Flight Today

    Posted: 10/09/2013

    When the HonorAir flight lands tonight, the organization will have successfully completed 15 flights taking over 1,500 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/08/2013

    Colored vase bearing the department's insignia.Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief Sharp spoke at the ceremony and a wreath was placed at the firefighter's statue in Firefighter Memorial Park in front Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 12

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 12

    Posted: 10/04/2013

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

  • KFD to Hold Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    KFD to Hold Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters

    Posted: 10/04/2013

    The Knoxville Fire Department will hold its annual Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • BOO at the Zoo Kicks Off 12 Nights of Halloween Fun

    BOO at the Zoo Kicks Off 12 Nights of Halloween Fun

    Posted: 10/03/2013

    Celebrate the most spooktacular time of the year with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular kicks off 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun Thursday, Oct. 10-13 and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20 and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 24- 27, from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. each evening. Read More

  • Haunting at Ramsey House Oct. 22

    Haunting at Ramsey House Oct. 22

    Posted: 10/03/2013

    Enjoy a Haunting at Ramsey House on Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Spooks, spirits, ghost stories, and more: Come join us for this event, jam packed with family fun. Jennifer Alexander of B97.5 and Night Moon Productions is one again gathering her frightening friends from Fright Works to bring us an evening of Halloween thrills and chills.  Read More

  • KCHD, TENNderCARE and community partners celebrate Child Health Week

    KCHD, TENNderCARE and community partners celebrate Child Health Week

    Posted: 10/02/2013

    In observation of Child Health Week, Oct. 6-12, 2013, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD), TENNderCARE and a host of community partners are planning activities to encourage everyone in Knox County to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our children.  Read More

  • New Playground at Sam Duff Park

    New Playground at Sam Duff Park

    Posted: 10/02/2013

    Officials held a ribbon cutting for the new playground at Sam Duff Park at 4060 Chapman Highway on Wednesday. The project cost an estimated $30,000.  Read More

  • Games, Music, Trolley Rides at Conservation Expo Oct. 12

    Games, Music, Trolley Rides at Conservation Expo Oct. 12

    Posted: 10/01/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Centennial Conservation Expo celebration is less than two weeks away, and it promises a full slate of family-friendly events and entertainment.  Read More

  • National Neighborhood Night Out Activities Oct. 1

    National Neighborhood Night Out Activities Oct. 1

    Posted: 10/01/2013

    The 30th Annual National Neighborhood Night Out will be held tonight. Read More

  • City, County Propose Support for South Waterfront Development

    City, County Propose Support for South Waterfront Development

    Posted: 09/26/2013

    A planned $165 million development on the former Baptist Hospital site along Knoxville's South Waterfront is moving forward, and the City of Knoxville and Knox County are proposing a tax-increment financing (TIF) transaction to support it. Read More

  • Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council Launches

    Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council Launches

    Posted: 09/26/2013

    As a 2013 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant recipient, City of Knoxville officials received expert recommendations for connecting utility bill assistance services with energy efficiency programs. Read More

  • KUB Closes Lanes on S. Northshore Drive

    KUB Closes Lanes on S. Northshore Drive

    Posted: 09/25/2013

    KUB will reduce sections of S. Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic as work is completed on the wastewater collection system in the areas listed below. Work will take place in the affected areas daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.  Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying in Seven Areas Thursday Night

    Mosquito Spraying in Seven Areas Thursday Night

    Posted: 09/25/2013

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in several areas of Knox County.  Read More

  • Drainage Work on Cherokee Trail to Begin Sept. 23

    Drainage Work on Cherokee Trail to Begin Sept. 23

    Posted: 09/20/2013

    Traffic on Cherokee Trail in South Knoxville will be affected by road construction for the next two months.  Read More

  • Governor Haslam Names Seven Islands as Tennessee's Newest State Park

    Governor Haslam Names Seven Islands as Tennessee's Newest State Park

    Posted: 09/20/2013

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, announced today that Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge would become a new Tennessee state park. The Seven Islands State Birding Park would be the first state birding park in Tennessee and the 56th state park. Read More

  • KUB to Close Middlebrook Pike Lane Sept. 24

    KUB to Close Middlebrook Pike Lane Sept. 24

    Posted: 09/20/2013

    KUB and its contractor will close the westbound interior lane on a short section of Middlebrook Pike between Clove Lane and Lonas Drive between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, as work is completed on the water distribution system. Read More

  • KCDC Begins Five Points Master Plan Process, Gathers Resident Input

    KCDC Begins Five Points Master Plan Process, Gathers Resident Input

    Posted: 09/19/2013

    Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) is committed to the revitalization of the Five Points neighborhood, which includes the Walter P. Taylor Homes and Dr. Lee L. Williams Senior Complex public housing developments. Read More

  • TVA Names Knoxville Platinum Valley Sustainable Community

    TVA Names Knoxville Platinum Valley Sustainable Community

    Posted: 09/19/2013

    Knoxville has earned a platinum rating in the Tennessee Valley Authority's new "Valley Sustainable Communities" program. This designation should help Knoxville differentiate itself and be even more competitive for investments and jobs.  Read More

  • City, County recognize community leaders at Volunteer Awards Ceremony

    City, County recognize community leaders at Volunteer Awards Ceremony

    Posted: 09/18/2013

    The Parks and Recreation departments for the City of Knoxville and Knox County held a Volunteer Awards Ceremony this morning to recognize those individuals who strive to make a difference in our community through recreation.  Read More

  • City Receives 2.5 Million Dollar Grant from HUD

    City Receives 2.5 Million Dollar Grant from HUD

    Posted: 09/17/2013

    On behalf of the City of Knoxville, Mayor Madeline Rogero accepted a $2.5 million grant today from officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eradicate lead-based paints and other home health hazards in the Knoxville area.  Read More

  • Follow-up Mosquito Spraying Thursday in Halls Area

    Follow-up Mosquito Spraying Thursday in Halls Area

    Posted: 09/17/2013

    Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will conduct follow-up mosquito spraying in the East Emory Road area of Halls where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes earlier this month.  Read More

  • KAT Works with Passengers to Introduce New Services

    KAT Works with Passengers to Introduce New Services

    Posted: 09/17/2013

    A new Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) media campaign is aimed at introducing KAT's improved services that began earlier this summer.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Red Panda Cubs Officially Named

    Knoxville Zoo's Red Panda Cubs Officially Named

    Posted: 09/17/2013

    The votes have been counted, and after a spirited round of balloting Knoxville Zoo's 15-week-old panda cubs have officially been christened Tabei and Tenzing.  Read More

  • Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Mayors Honor Local DAR Chapters

    Posted: 09/17/2013

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

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

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

    Posted: 09/16/2013

    5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org ...  Read More

  • Mayor Honors Nolichucky Pictures

    Mayor Honors Nolichucky Pictures

    Posted: 09/16/2013

    Fated State of Franklin The film continues to be aired on East Tennessee PBS and PBS stations nationwide. Due to its popularity, PBS.org has been streaming the film for Read More

  • City Scheduled to Begin Lyons View Pike Resurfacing Work Sept. 16

    City Scheduled to Begin Lyons View Pike Resurfacing Work Sept. 16

    Posted: 09/13/2013

    KUB's contractor, Charles Blalock & Sons, and their subcontractor, Pipeline Construction, have completed installation of all natural gas, water, and wastewater pipes and related equipment along the 1.5 mile Lyons View Pike construction zone and adjacent areas nearly two months ahead of schedule.  Read More

  • Web Page, Public Meetings Spotlight Neighborhood Traffic Safety

    Web Page, Public Meetings Spotlight Neighborhood Traffic Safety

    Posted: 09/13/2013

    The City of Knoxville has launched a web page to help start a community-wide conversation on traffic calming and neighborhood traffic safety: www.knoxvilletn.gov/trafficcalming. Read More

  • KPD Bicycle Safety Fair Sept. 21

    KPD Bicycle Safety Fair Sept. 21

    Posted: 09/12/2013

    The Knoxville Police Department presents the Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last group starts at 1:30 p.m.).  Read More

  • Poetry and Nature Meet at Ijams in Letters to the Earth

    Poetry and Nature Meet at Ijams in Letters to the Earth

    Posted: 09/12/2013

    Poets have always found metaphors, inspiration and revelation in the natural world. That includes poets in East Tennessee, who have long drawn on the local landscape, flora and fauna. You can hear some of the finest current voices in that lineage at a special event at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22nd, at Ijams Nature Center.  Read More

  • Mayors Throw Support Behind Legendary Names for Red Pandas

    Mayors Throw Support Behind Legendary Names for Red Pandas

    Posted: 09/11/2013

    Madeline and Tim are pretty good names for the Knoxville Zoo's newly born red pandas, but Summitt and Neyland are born to be winners.  Read More

  • Section of Volunteer Boulevard to Close Saturday, Sept. 14

    Section of Volunteer Boulevard to Close Saturday, Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/11/2013

    A section of Volunteer Boulevard on The University of Tennessee campus will be closed from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14th, to accommodate roof repair work at John C. Hodges Library.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Sept. 14

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/06/2013

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

  • Cumberland Ave. Code Ready for Public Review

    Cumberland Ave. Code Ready for Public Review

    Posted: 09/06/2013

    The final draft of the Cumberland Avenue Form-Based Code has been compiled by Code Studio of Austin, Texas, after a series of public meetings, including meetings on April 4th and June 18th of this year.  Read More

  • KEC Board Announces Resignation of Executive Director

    KEC Board Announces Resignation of Executive Director

    Posted: 09/06/2013

    The Board of Directors for the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center announced today that Executive Director Mike Carroll will resign from his duties at the center to refocus on opportunities within his existing businesses.  Read More

  • KPD Wins Vehicle at Law Enforcement Challenge

    KPD Wins Vehicle at Law Enforcement Challenge

    Posted: 09/06/2013

    The Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), and the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association (TSA) have joined forces to strengthen and support traffic enforcement nationwide by providing the Law Enforcement Challenge program, an innovative program designed to stimulate traffic law enforcement activities.  Read More

  • Library to Present - A Fair and Scruffy City How Two Expos Shaped Who We Are

    Library to Present - A Fair and Scruffy City How Two Expos Shaped Who We Are

    Posted: 09/06/2013

    Knoxville is perhaps an unlikely host of two major expositions, but there is little doubt that each Expo has shaped the city as we know it today.  Read More

  • Public Comment Invited for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance Plans

    Public Comment Invited for Fort Dickerson Park Entrance Plans

    Posted: 09/06/2013

    The City of Knoxville is proceeding with plans to enhance the entrance to Fort Dickerson Park in South Knoxville.  Read More

  • Bike Ride with Elected Officials Sept. 10

    Bike Ride with Elected Officials Sept. 10

    Posted: 09/05/2013

    Bike Walk Knoxville is hosting the 2nd annual Ride with Elected Officials on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Read More

  • City Welcomes 5 New Americorps Members for 2013-14

    City Welcomes 5 New Americorps Members for 2013-14

    Posted: 09/05/2013

    Maintaining greenways, helping neighborhoods, developing urban agriculture and blogging about trees - these are just some of the things that the City of Knoxville's new AmeriCorps members will be doing for the program's 2013-14 year.  Read More

  • Community Design Center to Host Symposium on Walkable Downtowns

    Community Design Center to Host Symposium on Walkable Downtowns

    Posted: 09/05/2013

    What kinds of services and amenities make a residential experience "ageless?" What are the advantages of urban living? Read More

  • New Gay Street Parking Enforcement Begins Sept. 15

    New Gay Street Parking Enforcement Begins Sept. 15

    Posted: 09/03/2013

    The City of Knoxville is contracting with the Public Building Authority to provide parking enforcement along one stretch of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville beginning Sept. 15th.  Read More

  • Streetscape Work Begins Sept. 3 on North Gay

    Streetscape Work Begins Sept. 3 on North Gay

    Posted: 08/30/2013

    Streetscape construction for the 500 Block of North Gay Street will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. The City of Knoxville has issued the notice to proceed for Merit Construction to begin the improvements.  Read More

  • KAT Shuttles for UT Football Games

    KAT Shuttles for UT Football Games

    Posted: 08/29/2013

    The UT Volunteers will take the field this Saturday in the first game of the Butch Jones' era. KAT will once again be offering a variety of ways to get Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Makes Two Staff Appointments

    Mayor Rogero Makes Two Staff Appointments

    Posted: 08/29/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced two new personnel appointments to her administration. Lance Campbell, a real estate professional, has been hired as Real Estate Manager; and Keith Shields, Deputy Director of Fleet Services, was promoted to Director of Fleet Services.  Read More

  • Parks and Recreation to Hold 4th Annual Doggie Dip Day

    Parks and Recreation to Hold 4th Annual Doggie Dip Day

    Posted: 08/29/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation will hold its fourth annual "Doggie Dip Day" from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8th.  Read More

  • City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    City Services Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 08/28/2013

    City of Knoxville Offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday. Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying in Two Areas Thursday Night

    Mosquito Spraying in Two Areas Thursday Night

    Posted: 08/28/2013

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in the Gulf Park area near Cedar Bluff Road and the Fourth Avenue area close to Interstate 275.  Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 13

    Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 13

    Posted: 08/28/2013

    Thousands of people cast their votes for Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series, and the results are in! Read More

  • Statement from Mayor Rogero Regarding TDOT's Announcement on James White Parkway Extension Project

    Statement from Mayor Rogero Regarding TDOT's Announcement on James White Parkway Extension Project

    Posted: 08/28/2013

    Below is a statement from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero regarding TDOT's announcement that the agency has effectively stopped work on the James White Parkway Extension Project, following action by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Read More

  • Wood family donates 98 acres of property to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Wood family donates 98 acres of property to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 08/27/2013

    Knoxville's Urban Wilderness expanded by 100 acres today with the generous donation of future trail and parkland by the Wood family announced the Legacy Parks Foundation.  Read More

  • Free HAM Radio Class this Fall

    Free HAM Radio Class this Fall

    Posted: 08/26/2013

    The Middle East Tennessee Emergency Radio Service (METERS) is sponsoring a free HAM radio class this fall. Read More

  • Get Ready for Boomsday and UT Football This Weekend

    Get Ready for Boomsday and UT Football This Weekend

    Posted: 08/26/2013

    With UT football and Boomsday this weekend, we have gathered links and parking info below to help in your event preparation. Read More

  • Henley Bridge to Open to Traffic Before Thanksgiving

    Henley Bridge to Open to Traffic Before Thanksgiving

    Posted: 08/26/2013

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the Henley Bridge in Knoxville will reopen to traffic before the Thanksgiving holiday this fall. The bridge has been closed to traffic since a major rehabilitation project began in January 2011. Read More

  • American Idol XIII Rolls into Knoxville for Audition Showdown

    American Idol XIII Rolls into Knoxville for Audition Showdown

    Posted: 08/22/2013

    The popular FOX TV series "American Idol" will hold auditions on Friday, Aug. 23rd, in Knoxville's Krutch Park, where would-be contestants can show up for a shot to appear on the competition show. Read More

  • Title VI Symposium Set for Sept. 19

    Title VI Symposium Set for Sept. 19

    Posted: 08/22/2013

    A free Title VI Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 19th at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • Follow-up Mosquito Spraying in Halls and Beaver Ridge Thursday

    Follow-up Mosquito Spraying in Halls and Beaver Ridge Thursday

    Posted: 08/21/2013

    Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will conduct follow-up mosquito spraying in the Halls and Beaver Ridge communities where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes earlier this month. Read More

  • Public Meeting Sept. 4 for Fort Dickerson Road Realignment Project

    Public Meeting Sept. 4 for Fort Dickerson Road Realignment Project

    Posted: 08/21/2013

    City officials will present plans for the realignment of the entrance to Fort Dickerson Park, and solicit public comment and input on September 4 at 6 p.m. at Flenniken Landing, located at 115 Flenniken Ave.  Read More

  • Public Meetings Invite Views on Best Ways to Control Speeding

    Public Meetings Invite Views on Best Ways to Control Speeding

    Posted: 08/20/2013

    The City of Knoxville is taking a fresh look at the way it responds to citizen concerns about speeding in residential neighborhoods. The issue will be the focus of a series of public meetings.  Read More

  • World's Fair Park Working Group Meeting Aug. 27

    World's Fair Park Working Group Meeting Aug. 27

    Posted: 08/20/2013

    The World's Fair Park Working Group will meet for the third time on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at The Foundry, located at 47 World's Fair Park Drive. Read More

  • Goodwill Recycling Drop-Off Center Reopens in Bearden

    Goodwill Recycling Drop-Off Center Reopens in Bearden

    Posted: 08/19/2013

    Goodwill, the City of Knoxville's recycling contractor and partner for operating its drop-off centers, reopened a public recycling drop-off center in Bearden, in partnership with the Shops at Western Plaza in the 4400 block of Kingston Pike.  Read More

  • Rededication of Buck Karnes Bridge Notes Medal of Honor

    Rededication of Buck Karnes Bridge Notes Medal of Honor

    Posted: 08/19/2013

    On Monday, Mayor Rogero attended the rededication of the J.E. "Buck" Karnes Bridge on Alcoa Highway. The state has installed new signs on the bridge recognizing that Karnes, a Knoxville native, received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during World War I.  Read More

  • Statement from Mayor Rogero on Modified Alternative for JWP

    Statement from Mayor Rogero on Modified Alternative for JWP

    Posted: 08/19/2013

    I appreciate that Commissioner Schroer has extended the comment period regarding the James White Parkway extension in order to hear from the public about a modified parkway design vs. the no-build option. Read More

  • Peace Corps Offers Information Session

    Peace Corps Offers Information Session

    Posted: 08/16/2013

    An information session on The Peace Corps will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at Lawson McGhee Public Library. Read More

  • City Official Recognized for Minority Business Outreach

    City Official Recognized for Minority Business Outreach

    Posted: 08/15/2013

    Joshalyn Hundley, coordinator of the City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBOP) and Title VI Program, received the Tennessee 2013 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award Wednesday in a ceremony at the City County Building.  Read More

  • State Street Recycling Center will be Closed on Saturday, Aug. 17

    State Street Recycling Center will be Closed on Saturday, Aug. 17

    Posted: 08/15/2013

    The City of Knoxville downtown recycling center on State Street will be closed all day on Saturday, Aug. 17th, because of construction work in the adjacent parking lot.  Read More

  • Boomsday Set for Sept. 1

    Boomsday Set for Sept. 1

    Posted: 08/14/2013

    This September, the nation's largest Labor Day weekend Fireworks Festival will once again launch from the Henley Bridge for the first time in two years due to the construction and remodeling of the bridge since January 2011.  Read More

  • City, County Unveil West Hills Viewing Pavilion

    City, County Unveil West Hills Viewing Pavilion

    Posted: 08/14/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett held a ribbon-cutting today to mark the completion of the viewing pavilion at West Hills Tennis Center in West Hills Park, located at 410 N. Winston Road.  Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/14/2013

    Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square is turning 10, making it the longest running entertainment series on the Square. Read More

  • IBM Report Calls for Citywide Campaign on Weatherization

    IBM Report Calls for Citywide Campaign on Weatherization

    Posted: 08/13/2013

    The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team that visited Knoxville this spring has issued a final report calling for a multi-pronged effort to help low-income residents weatherize their homes and learn more about energy efficiency to reduce the need for emergency utility bill assistance.  Read More

  • Symposium Focuses on Accessibility Aug. 23

    Symposium Focuses on Accessibility Aug. 23

    Posted: 08/12/2013

    The Second Annual Accessibility Symposium, an interactive state-of-the-art show that focuses on mobility, aging in place, and smart design, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23rd, at the Civic Coliseum.  Read More

  • Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Aug. 23-25

    Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Aug. 23-25

    Posted: 08/09/2013

    Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 23-25, 2013, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read More

  • West Hills Tennis Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

    West Hills Tennis Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 08/09/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will hold a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14 to mark the completion of the viewing pavilion at West Hills Tennis Center in West Hills Park.  Read More

  • Wish Upon a Star at Marble Springs Historic Site

    Wish Upon a Star at Marble Springs Historic Site

    Posted: 08/09/2013

    Marble Springs State Historic Site is proud to present a special Stargazing event tomorrow, Saturday August 10, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. Read More

  • Neighborhood Connections Meeting Aug. 13

    Neighborhood Connections Meeting Aug. 13

    Posted: 08/08/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 at Woodlawn Christian Church (4339 Woodlawn Pike) to discuss issues of interest with South Knoxville residents.  Read More

  • Country Market at Historic Ramsey House Sept. 21

    Country Market at Historic Ramsey House Sept. 21

    Posted: 08/07/2013

    For the 49th time Historic Ramsey House is bringing family fun to it's Country Market on Saturday September 21, 2013 from 10 am-4 pm located on the Ramsey House grounds at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914.  Read More

  • New KAT Passes Available August 12

    New KAT Passes Available August 12

    Posted: 08/07/2013

    KAT's new 20-Ride Pass will be available for purchase beginning Monday, August 12.  Read More

  • Fun Family Event to Prepare Families and Honor Responders

    Fun Family Event to Prepare Families and Honor Responders

    Posted: 08/06/2013

    East Tennessee Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster is having its annual fair to prepare families for emergencies and disaster on Saturday, September 21st at Cokesbury Church located at 9915 Kingston Pike (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).  Read More

  • Tickets Now On Sale For Knoxville Zoo's Feast With The Beasts

    Tickets Now On Sale For Knoxville Zoo's Feast With The Beasts

    Posted: 08/06/2013

    Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers? Join Knoxville Zoo for Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, August 17, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a wildly good time at one of the zoo's biggest annual fundraisers. Read More

  • City, County Open Loves Creek Greenway

    City, County Open Loves Creek Greenway

    Posted: 08/05/2013

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday to celebrate the opening of Loves Creek Greenway.  Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying in Three Areas Thursday Night

    Mosquito Spraying in Three Areas Thursday Night

    Posted: 08/05/2013

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes near the East Emory Road area of Halls and the Beaver Ridge community. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 10

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 10

    Posted: 08/02/2013

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

  • Knoxville Zoo Welcomes Two New Red Panda Cubs

    Knoxville Zoo Welcomes Two New Red Panda Cubs

    Posted: 08/02/2013

    Zoo.org ...  Read More

  • Loves Creek Greenway Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled Aug. 5

    Loves Creek Greenway Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled Aug. 5

    Posted: 08/02/2013

    The ribbon cutting to open Loves Creek Greenway, which was canceled Aug. 1 due to rain, has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 5.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Names New Director for Office of Sustainability

    Mayor Rogero Names New Director for Office of Sustainability

    Posted: 08/02/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today named Erin Burns Gill, an associate for ICF International, Energy, Environment and Transportation Group, as the new director for the Office of Sustainability. Gill will replace Susanna Sutherland who is resigning from her position today to pursue doctoral studies.  Read More

  • ThinkProgress features Knoxville and its Growth as a Leader in Sustainability

    ThinkProgress features Knoxville and its Growth as a Leader in Sustainability

    Posted: 08/01/2013

    The nonpartisan website ThinkProgress has published an in-depth article about Knoxville's progression as a green city. Read More

  • Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available

    Parks and Recreation Challenge Grant Applications Available

    Posted: 07/31/2013

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2013-14 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

  • Public Meeting on Downtown Internet Access Aug. 7

    Public Meeting on Downtown Internet Access Aug. 7

    Posted: 07/31/2013

    City officials and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center invite interested downtown residents and business representatives for a discussion on Aug. 7 of broadband Internet access in the Central Business Improvement District.  Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting for Loves Creek Greenway Aug. 1

    Ribbon Cutting for Loves Creek Greenway Aug. 1

    Posted: 07/31/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will hold a ribbon cutting for the Loves Creek Greenway on Thursday, August 1 at Spring Place Park located at 5201 Parker Dr.  Read More

  • 40 AmeriCorps Members Coming to Knoxville and Knox County

    40 AmeriCorps Members Coming to Knoxville and Knox County

    Posted: 07/26/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee has received an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  Read More

  • Chief Rausch Becomes TACP Second Vice President

    Chief Rausch Becomes TACP Second Vice President

    Posted: 07/26/2013

    The Kingsport Police Department and the City of Kingsport hosted the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police for their 43rd Annual Conference earlier this month. Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch was named TACP's 2nd Vice President for the 2013-2014 year at the annual awards banquet.  Read More

  • KPD Officer Receives East TN Officer of the Year Award

    KPD Officer Receives East TN Officer of the Year Award

    Posted: 07/26/2013

    The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police recently held its 2013 Annual Awards Conference in Kingsport, TN. Read More

  • KUB Closing Lanes in Henley Street Tunnel

    KUB Closing Lanes in Henley Street Tunnel

    Posted: 07/25/2013

    KUB will close both a westbound and eastbound lane of traffic in the Henley Street Tunnel beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, and lasting until 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, as work is completed on the electric distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors Summer Interns

    Mayor Honors 2013 Summer Interns

    Posted: 07/25/2013

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

  • Mosquito Spraying in Fourth Avenue Area Thursday Night

    Mosquito Spraying in Fourth Avenue Area Thursday Night

    Posted: 07/23/2013

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has received a positive lab report of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito pool in the Fourth Avenue area close to Interstate 275.  Read More

  • Food Truck Policy Public Meeting July 31

    Food Truck Policy Public Meeting July 31

    Posted: 07/22/2013

    The City will hold a public meeting regarding the City of Knoxville food truck policy at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce located at 17 Market Square. Read More

  • KUB to Close Portion of Northshore Drive for Water System Repairs

    KUB to Close Portion of Northshore Drive for Water System Repairs

    Posted: 07/22/2013

    Beginning at9 a.m. and lasting through 3 p.m. today, KUB will reduce a section of S. NorthshoreDrive to one alternating lane of traffic between Shadyland Drive and Gatewood Lane forwater system repairs. Read More

  • KUB to Close Portion of Main Street July 18

    KUB to Close Portion of Main Street July 18

    Posted: 07/17/2013

    KUB will close a short section of Main Street to through traffic between Walnut Street and South Gay Street from 4 a.m.-5 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, as work is completed on the electrical distribution system in this area. Read More

  • Hill Ave. in Front of City County Building Closed July 20-27

    Hill Ave. in Front of City County Building Closed July 20-27

    Posted: 07/16/2013

    Because of needed maintenance and repair of the City County Building, Hill Avenue in front of the building will be closed to through traffic between Walnut Street and Gay Street from Saturday, July 20th, to Saturday, July 27th.  Read More

  • City Fall Adult Sports League Registration Now Open

    City Fall Adult Sports League Registration Now Open

    Posted: 07/15/2013

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for adult fall team sports. As of today, adults interested in playing fall softball, kickball, and volleyball may sign up.  Read More

  • Feed a Giraffe at Knoxville Zoo's New Williams Family Giraffe Encounter

    Feed a Giraffe at Knoxville Zoo's New Williams Family Giraffe Encounter

    Posted: 07/15/2013

    Starting today, Knoxville Zoo is giving zoo-goers a brand new experience; the opportunity to get eye level with a giraffe and offer them a snack at the all-new Williams Family Giraffe Encounter.  Read More

  • Medical Alert Scam Targeting Seniors

    Medical Alert Scam Targeting Seniors

    Posted: 07/15/2013

    A medical alert scam that has targeted senior citizens in Middle Tennessee has apparently started spreading to East Tennessee.  Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying in East Knoxville Rescheduled for Sunday Night

    Mosquito Spraying in East Knoxville Rescheduled for Sunday Night

    Posted: 07/12/2013

    Due to equipment problems, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) was unable to spray for mosquitoes in East Knoxville last night. Spraying has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 14 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.  Read More

  • Cadet Recognized for Actions in Arrest of Hit and Run Driver

    Cadet Recognized for Actions in Arrest of Hit and Run Driver

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Cadet Josh Compton the Civilian Employee of the Month for April. Cadet Compton has been with the Knoxville Police Department since July 2011.  Read More

  • Mayor Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Celebrate Knoxville's Achievements in Let's Move Program

    Mayor Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Celebrate Knoxville's Achievements in Let's Move Program

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and other elected officials today at the White House, celebrating the outstanding efforts of communities that have completed health and wellness goals during the past year for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).  Read More

  • Officer Honored for Persistence in Locating Attempted Murder Crime Scene

    Officer Honored for Persistence in Locating Attempted Murder Crime Scene

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer James Gadd the February Officer of the Month. Officer Gadd has been with the department since March 1995. Read More

  • Officers Honored for Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspect

    Officers Honored for Arrest of Vehicle Burglary Suspect

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Captain Don Jones and Officers Travis Shuler and Robert Capouellez the April Officers of the Month. Captain Jones has been with the department since November 1986. Officer Shuler has been with KPD since December 1998 while Officer Capouellez has been a member since August 2008.  Read More

  • Officers' Investigative Efforts Results In Arrest of Homicide Suspects

    Officers' Investigative Efforts Results In Arrest of Homicide Suspects

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officers Jeff Allgood and Robert Cook the January Officers of the Month. Officer Allgood has been with the department since June 2006 while Officer Cook has been with KPD since August 2008. Read More

  • Transportation Officer Honored for Contributions to the Department

    Transportation Officer Honored for Contributions to the Department

    Posted: 07/10/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Transportation Officer Earnest Sealy the January Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • City Announces Agreement to Acquire McClung Warehouses

    City Announces Agreement to Acquire McClung Warehouses

    Posted: 07/09/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced an agreement by the City of Knoxville to settle an outstanding lawsuit and acquire six properties on West Jackson Avenue from a bankruptcy trustee for $1.45 million. Read More

  • Public Meeting on Feasibility Study for Pedestrian Bridge at World's Fair Park

    Public Meeting on Feasibility Study for Pedestrian Bridge at World's Fair Park

    Posted: 07/09/2013

    On Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. City officials and consultants will hold a public meeting on the feasibility study for a possible pedestrian bridge at the World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Second Saturday Concert at The Cove July 13

    Second Saturday Concert at The Cove July 13

    Posted: 07/09/2013

    The Knox County Parks and Recreation's Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this Saturday with old-time rock 'n' roll band Kitty Wampus.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 13

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 13

    Posted: 07/08/2013

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

  • Community Development Receives Awards, Grant Funding

    Community Development Receives Awards, Grant Funding

    Posted: 07/08/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Department recently received awards and grant funding for several of its programs.  Read More

  • Follow-up Spraying in East Knox Scheduled for Thursday

    Follow-up Spraying in East Knox Scheduled for Thursday

    Posted: 07/08/2013

    Following national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will conduct follow-up spraying in the Milligan Street area of East Knoxville where West Nile Virus (WNV) was found in mosquitoes.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's New Komodo Dragon Has Small Size And Big Attitude

    Knoxville Zoo's New Komodo Dragon Has Small Size And Big Attitude

    Posted: 07/08/2013

    Knoxville Zoo has a new Komodo dragon, and what he may be lacking in size he makes up for in attitude.  Read More

  • Festival on the Fourth Returns with Fireworks, Music and Family Fun

    Festival on the Fourth Returns with Fireworks, Music and Family Fun

    Posted: 07/02/2013

    Summertime always brings a slate of events and festivals, and few are as inviting as the City of Knoxville's Festival on the 4th at World's Fair Park. As always, this year's festival will take place rain or shine.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Salutes Service Members With Free Admission

    Knoxville Zoo Salutes Service Members With Free Admission

    Posted: 07/01/2013

    To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th.  Read More

  • No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3-8

    No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3-8

    Posted: 07/01/2013

    Road construction won't slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. Read More

  • Road Closures for Events this Week

    Road Closures for Events this Week

    Posted: 07/01/2013

    There will be some temporary road closures for events being held this week and weekend. Read More

  • City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    City's July 4th Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 06/28/2013

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

  • KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    Posted: 06/28/2013

    Mail to calea@calea.org and place "Knoxville Police Department Law Enforcement Training Academy" in the Subject Line.  Read More

  • Knoxville Convention Center Achieves LEED Certification

    Knoxville Convention Center Achieves LEED Certification

    Posted: 06/27/2013

    The Knoxville Convention Center was recently awarded LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the facility's sustainable operational policies. The facility is the first convention center Tennessee to achieve LEED certification for its green initiatives.  Read More

  • NASW Presents Statewide Award to Mayor

    NASW Presents Statewide Award to Mayor

    Posted: 06/26/2013

    On Wednesday, Kim Spoon, Chair of the Knox Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, presented Mayor Rogero with the 2013 Public Official of the Year Award for Tennessee.  Read More

  • Statement Regarding City of Knoxville & TVA Parking Garage

    Statement Regarding City of Knoxville & TVA Parking Garage

    Posted: 06/22/2013

    The City of Knoxville, with the full support of the Tennessee Valley Authority, has determined that a proposed joint parking garage planned for the corner of Summer Place and Locust Street would benefit from a request for proposal (RFP) process for a private developer to build and operate the garage. Originally TVA was to serve as the garage owner/operator. Read More

  • KUB Closes Section of Fern Street

    KUB Closes Section of Fern Street

    Posted: 06/21/2013

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Fern Street to through traffic between Martin Luther King Avenue and Selma Avenue weekdays from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. beginning Monday, June 24, and lasting through Friday, July 12, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this area.  Read More

  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Improvements to Alcoa Highway

    Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Improvements to Alcoa Highway

    Posted: 06/17/2013

    On Thursday, June 20th, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will hold a public hearing to gather input on the proposed improvements to Alcoa Highway (State Route 115) in Knox and Blount Counties.  Read More

  • KUB Closes Section of Amherst Road

    KUB Closes Section of Amherst Road

    Posted: 06/14/2013

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Amherst Road between its east and west intersections with Industrial Heights Drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Read More

  • Mayor Receives Energy Award at National Press Club

    Mayor Receives Energy Award at National Press Club

    Posted: 06/14/2013

    At a forum with more than 300 private and public sector energy efficiency leaders, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero received an Energy Leadership Award for her efforts to institute and advance energy efficiency.  Read More

  • City and County Accepting Nominations for Volunteer Awards

    City and County Accepting Nominations for Volunteer Awards

    Posted: 06/13/2013

    The Knox County and City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation departments have teamed to hold a Volunteer Awards Recognition to thank those individuals who strive to make a difference in our community through recreation.  Read More

  • Festival on the 4th Begins a Week Early With Patriotic Bike Parade

    Festival on the 4th Begins a Week Early With Patriotic Bike Parade

    Posted: 06/13/2013

    Summertime always brings a slate of events and festivals, and few are as inviting as Festival on the 4th. Read More

  • KPD Receives Teen Driver Safety Grant from State Farm

    KPD Receives Teen Driver Safety Grant from State Farm

    Posted: 06/13/2013

    On Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m., State Farm will present the city of Knoxville with a Teen Driver Safety grant of $15,000.  Read More

  • KUB Rolling Road Blocks on June 16

    KUB Rolling Road Blocks on June 16

    Posted: 06/13/2013

    To facilitate the installation of overhead lines near the Middlebrook Pike overpass, KUB, its traffic control contractor, and local authorities will implement a series of intermittent rolling road blocks on I-640/I-40 between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., on Sunday, June 16. Read More

  • Kuumba Festival June 20-23

    Kuumba Festival June 20-23

    Posted: 06/13/2013

    9:00 p.m. Concerts TBAowee Park For more information please visit www.kuumbafestival.com.  Read More

  • Cumberland Ave. Form Based Code Public Meeting June 18

    Cumberland Ave. Form Based Code Public Meeting June 18

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    The Office of Redevelopment will host a public meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 pm in Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street with our consultants, Code Studio (of Austin, TX).  Read More

  • KUB Closes Lanes of Middlebrook Pike

    KUB Closes Lanes of Middlebrook Pike

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    Beginning on June 15 and lasting through July 26, 2013 (weather permitting), KUB will replace the natural gas main and related equipment along a section of Middlebrook Pike between Webster Avenue and Proctor Street (beneath the I-40 overpass). Read More

  • KUB Closes Section of Westland Drive

    KUB Closes Section of Westland Drive

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    KUB has closed all lanes of through traffic on a section of Westland Drive between Tain Road and Sherwood Drive for water main repairs.  Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night in South Knoxville

    Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night in South Knoxville

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in South Knoxville Thursday, June 13 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. Read More

  • Patriotic Festival and Bike Parade Downtown on June 27

    Patriotic Festival and Bike Parade Downtown on June 27

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    Get on your bikes! The City of Knoxville and OneMain Financial will present a Patriotic Festival on Market Square, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27th.  Read More

  • Public Meeting July 2 on Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Public Meeting July 2 on Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Posted: 06/12/2013

    TThe City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a public meeting regarding the Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2013 Justice Assistance Grant application on July 2 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Goes Intergalactic For Star Wars Character Day This Saturday

    Knoxville Zoo Goes Intergalactic For Star Wars Character Day This Saturday

    Posted: 06/11/2013

    Meet your favorite "Star Wars" characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. This Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Knoxville Zoo will bring the big screen to life with help from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of the "Star Wars" film series.  Read More

  • Knoxville to Host Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship

    Knoxville to Host Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship

    Posted: 06/11/2013

    Officials with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government announced that up to 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 to compete for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship.  Read More

  • Free Father's Day Fishing Event June 16

    Free Father's Day Fishing Event June 16

    Posted: 06/10/2013

    Come catch a memory for Father's Day! Dads, kids and the whole family are welcome at the Father's Day Fishing Event on Sunday, June 16, in Victor Ashe Park, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department and the Mast General Store.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement at KPD Press Conference

    Mayor Rogero's Statement at KPD Press Conference

    Posted: 06/10/2013

    The following is a statement Mayor Madeline Rogero gave today at a press conference with KPD Chief David Rausch after three former officers pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and felony oppression in court. The pleas were in connection with an incident involving the arrest of a homeless man on Grainger Avenue in February. Read More

  • 6th Avenue Greenway Underpass Mural Project

    6th Avenue Greenway Underpass Mural Project

    Posted: 06/07/2013

    Artists and volunteers from the Parkridge neighborhood and the Community Design Center will begin work Saturday, June 8 on a four-panel mural on sections of the concrete wall supporting the North 6th Avenue, under the Interstate 40 overpass.  Read More

  • Safety City Summer Hours Start Monday

    Safety City Summer Hours Start Monday

    Posted: 06/07/2013

    Starting June 10 on Mondays and Thursdays only, Safety City will be open for public hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Introduces KPD Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit

    Mayor Rogero Introduces KPD Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit

    Posted: 06/06/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero held a press conference on Third Creek Greenway in Tyson Park today to introduce the Knoxville Police Department's Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit.  Read More

  • Knoxville Welcomes the U.S. Tennis Association Championships

    Knoxville Welcomes the U.S. Tennis Association Championships

    Posted: 06/05/2013

    The United States Tennis Association has selected Knoxville for the first time to host the 2013 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Tennessee Adult State Tennis Championships.  Read More

  • Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Announce Plans for Baptist Hospital Site

    Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Announce Plans for Baptist Hospital Site

    Posted: 06/04/2013

    Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial Corporation announced their plans to develop the exceptional 23-acre waterfront property formerly known as Baptist Hospital into a mixed-use development overlooking Downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • City to Host Business Breakfast June 27

    City to Host Business Breakfast June 27

    Posted: 06/04/2013

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

  • KUB Lane Closures in Downtown

    KUB Lane Closures in Downtown

    Posted: 06/04/2013

    KKUB and its contractor will implement intermittent lane closures in the downtown Knoxville area nightly between 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Monday, June 3, and lasting through Thursday, June 6, as work is completed on the underground electric distribution system in this area.  Read More

  • New Gorilla at Zoo's Gorilla Valley

    New Gorilla at Zoo's Gorilla Valley

    Posted: 06/04/2013

    Wanto, a 36-year-old silverback male Western lowland gorilla, had a thorough physical exam including an echo cardiogram to assess his heart health at Knoxville Zoo's Lindsay Young Animal Clinic before moving to his new home in Gorilla Valley.  Read More

  • Third Creek Greenway Section Closed June 5

    Third Creek Greenway Section Closed June 5

    Posted: 06/04/2013

    A section of Third Creek Greenway will be closed Wednesday, June 5th, in order to repave the greenway leading to the bridge that was recently installed.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 8

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 8

    Posted: 05/31/2013

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

  • KUB Closing Lane on Middlebrook Pike

    KUB Closing Lane on Middlebrook Pike

    Posted: 05/31/2013

    KUB and its contractor will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Middlebrook Pike between Citico Street and North Twenty First Street between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, June 3, and lasting through Wednesday, June 5, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system. of 7 Read More

  • Unwanted Medications Collection Event on June 8

    Unwanted Medications Collection Event on June 8

    Posted: 05/31/2013

    Anyone wishing to get rid of expired or unused medication can bring it for safe disposal to a collection event on Saturday, June 8th. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Senior Health at Fort Sanders West (220 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Building 2).  Read More

  • Bearden Recycling Center Closing

    Bearden Recycling Center Closing

    Posted: 05/30/2013

    The City of Knoxville recycling center in the parking lot at the Bearden Kroger store, 4918 Kingston Pike, will close Friday, June 7th, to make way for a Kroger gas station.  Read More

  • Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale June 15

    Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale June 15

    Posted: 05/30/2013

    The Water Quality Forum Knox County, The City of Knoxville, the Town of Farragut and are pleased to announce they are partnering to offer "Ivy" rain barrels to residents through their award winning rain barrel program as well as compost bins. Read More

  • KAT Route Changes Begin June 3

    KAT Route Changes Begin June 3

    Posted: 05/29/2013

    Effective Monday, June 3, a number of KAT routes will have time schedule changes, increased service frequency and other improvements!  Read More

  • Meeting to Kick off Public Process for Lakshore Park's Future

    Meeting to Kick off Public Process for Lakshore Park's Future

    Posted: 05/28/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the beginning of a public process called Lakeshore Park: Next Steps. Read More

  • City Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

    City Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

    Posted: 05/23/2013

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Read More

  • Codes Enforcement Sweep May 24

    Codes Enforcement Sweep May 24

    Posted: 05/23/2013

    Inspectors from the City's Public Service Department will sweep the Beaumont neighborhood looking for codes violations on Friday, May 24.  Read More

  • American Cancer Society Honored for 100 Years

    American Cancer Society Honored for 100 Years

    Posted: 05/22/2013

    Community Relations Director Tank Strickland presented a proclamation to the American Cancer Society on Wednesday. Mayor Rogero proclaimed the day as American Cancer Society Day in honor of the 100th birthday of the society. Read More

  • Library to Host Fundraising Workshops for Nonprofits

    Library to Host Fundraising Workshops for Nonprofits

    Posted: 05/22/2013

    Knox County Public Library will host a free workshop on grant-seeking for nonprofit organizations on Saturday, June 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave.  Read More

  • Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day

    Posted: 05/21/2013

    June 1, 2013 marks the 217th anniversary of Tennessee's admission as the 16th state in the union. East Tennessee's most important cultural heritage sites are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on Saturdays, May 25 and June 1. The sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state.  Read More

  • Mayors Proclaim EMS Week

    Mayors Proclaim EMS Week

    Posted: 05/21/2013

    To honor EMTs, paramedics and first responders, Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett presented a joint proclamation Tuesday declaring May 19-25 as "EMS Week" in Knoxville and Knox County. Read More

  • Butterflies Are Back for the Summer at the Zoo

    Butterflies Are Back for the Summer at the Zoo

    Posted: 05/20/2013

    Knoxville Zoo's popular Bloomin' Butterfly Gardens, a beautifully landscaped butterfly habitat featuring approximately 800 native butterflies, including Malachite, Monarch, Variegated Fritillaries, Gulf Fritillaries, a variety of Swallowtails, Zebra Longwings, Julia Longwings, Great Southern White, Cloudless Sulfers and Buckeyes, opened May 18. Read More

  • City Honors KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon with Street Naming

    City Honors KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon with Street Naming

    Posted: 05/20/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) representatives and other elected officials cut a ribbon to dedicate "Juanita Cannon Street" honoring long-time KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon at a ceremony at Paul Hogue Park on May 20.  Read More

  • Road and Greenway Closures, Construction this Week

    Road and Greenway Closures, Construction this Week

    Posted: 05/20/2013

    Please note the following road and greenway construction scheduled for this week: Read More

  • Team to Explore Cultural Center at World's Fair Park

    Team to Explore Cultural Center at World's Fair Park

    Posted: 05/20/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that the City of Knoxville in cooperation with The University of Tennessee will explore possibilities to enhance World's Fair Park as a center for cultural resources.  Read More

  • IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team Recommends Community-Wide Effort

    IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team Recommends Community-Wide Effort

    Posted: 05/17/2013

    After three weeks of study and meeting with local stakeholders, an international IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team today recommended ways the City of Knoxville can lead efforts to reduce residential emergency utility bills through better communication, weatherization and energy efficiency.  Read More

  • KUB Closures on Neyland Drive May 20

    KUB Closures on Neyland Drive May 20

    Posted: 05/17/2013

    KUB and its contractor will close the eastbound curbside lane on a short section of Neyland Drive between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Leinard Lane from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20, as work iscompleted around the exterior of the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open on this section of Neyland Drive while work is completed. Read More

  • KUB to Begin Work on Two Downtown Electric Vaults on May 20

    KUB to Begin Work on Two Downtown Electric Vaults on May 20

    Posted: 05/17/2013

    Beginning on Monday, May 20, and lasting through early July 2013 (weather permitting), KUB will upgrade utility service with a project to renovate two electric transformer vaults in the downtown area.  Read More

  • KUB's Lyons View Pike Construction Complete in Zone 1

    KUB's Lyons View Pike Construction Complete in Zone 1

    Posted: 05/17/2013

    Effective today, KUB and its contractor, Charles Blalock and Sons, have completed construction and restoration activities in Zone 1 on the east end of Lyons View Pike. The section of Lyons View Pike between Kingston Pike and Colony Way has been reopened to traffic, and the barricades have been removed at Arrowhead Trail and Colony Way intersections.  Read More

  • Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    Law Enforcement Memorial Service

    Posted: 05/17/2013

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

  • Zoo Launches Sustainability Initiative with Solar Installation

    Zoo Launches Sustainability Initiative with Solar Installation

    Posted: 05/16/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Zoo, Wampler's Farm Sausage and Family Brands International and Knoxville Zoo's African elephants cut a ceremonial ribbon on Thursday to mark the installation of a 50 kilowatt solar power system on the roof of The Stokely African Elephant Preserve barn. Read More

  • IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Present Final Report

    IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Present Final Report

    Posted: 05/15/2013

    The five-member IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team that has spent the past three weeks in Knoxville will present their findings and recommendations to Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17 in the Main Assembly Room in the City County Building.  Read More

  • Mayors Announce Regional Approach to Promote Competitive Airfare

    Mayors Announce Regional Approach to Promote Competitive Airfare

    Posted: 05/15/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett held a joint press conference at McGhee Tyson Airport today to announce a regional partnership that promotes competitive airfares. Read More

  • Road Closures for Events this Weekend

    Road Closures for Events this Weekend

    Posted: 05/15/2013

    There will be road closures this weekend for the Biscuit Festival and Farmers' Market events. Read More

  • Chief David Rausch Announces Promotion of New Deputy Chief

    Chief David Rausch Announces Promotion of New Deputy Chief

    Posted: 05/14/2013

    Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch named Captain Monty Houk as the new Deputy Chief for the department. Deputy Chief Houk has been with KPD since 1989. Deputy Chief Houk is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where he oversees the Family Crimes Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, the Forensic Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) where he also serves as the Commander of the State ICAC Task Force.  Read More

  • Gay St. Closed to Through Traffic May 19

    Gay St. Closed to Through Traffic May 19

    Posted: 05/14/2013

    A portion of Gay Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, to allow a roofing contractor to use a construction crane.  Read More

  • Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Kickoff Week of Remembrance

    Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Kickoff Week of Remembrance

    Posted: 05/14/2013

    726. It was not until May 15, 1982, that the first National Peace Officers Memorial Day Service was held in Washington, D.C. Activities during National Police week now Read More

  • Remembrance Rescue Project at KFD

    Remembrance Rescue Project at KFD

    Posted: 05/14/2013

    Rescue 5, one of the five Rescue trucks in service in New York City during the 9-11 terrorist attacks, will be visiting the Knoxville Fire Department today as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project.  Read More

  • Children's Festival of Reading May 18

    Children's Festival of Reading May 18

    Posted: 05/10/2013

    What do Superman, Curious George, Lunch Lady, and dinosaurs have in common? Knoxville and May 18.  Read More

  • Lawson McGhee Library Closed May 23-27

    Lawson McGhee Library Closed May 23-27

    Posted: 05/10/2013

    Due to repairs to its HVAC system, Lawson McGhee Library will close on Thursday, May 23 at noon and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. The cooling tower is scheduled to be replaced over the holiday weekend.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 11

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 11

    Posted: 05/08/2013

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

  • Enjoy Vestival Saturday, May 11

    Enjoy Vestival Saturday, May 11

    Posted: 05/06/2013

    The 13th Annual Vestival - South Knoxville's Art & Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the historic Candoro Marble Company located at 681 Maryville, Pike.  Read More

  • KUB Closures on Neyland Drive

    KUB Closures on Neyland Drive

    Posted: 05/06/2013

    KUB will have closures on Neyland Drive May 6-7.  Read More

  • Biscuit Festival Set for May 18

    Biscuit Festival Set for May 18

    Posted: 05/02/2013

    The International Biscuit Festival will offer a record number of Biscuits at the Biscuit Boulevard tasting area during the 2013 International Biscuit Festival, to be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Let's Move Event Aims to Get Kids Active, Healthy

    Let's Move Event Aims to Get Kids Active, Healthy

    Posted: 05/02/2013

    The second annual Let's Move! Knoxville event will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd, and Holston Chilhowee Ball Park, located at 5900 Asheville Hwy. Read More

  • Cold Case Investigator and Officer Responsible for Multiple DUI Arrests Share Officer of the Year Honors

    Cold Case Investigator and Officer Responsible for Multiple DUI Arrests Share Officer of the Year Honors

    Posted: 05/01/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Cold Case Investigator Jeff Day and Patrol Officer Jeff Green the 2012 Co-Officers of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • Explorer Earns Special Honors for Commitment to the Department

    Explorer Earns Special Honors for Commitment to the Department

    Posted: 05/01/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Explorer Colby Chandler the 2012 Explorer of the Year. Explorer  Read More

  • Friendship Force Attendees from Canada Visit the City

    Friendship Force Attendees from Canada Visit the City

    Posted: 05/01/2013

    The Friendship Force of Knoxville is currently hosting residents of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada this week. Read More

  • Jazz, Concert Series Swing into Market Square

    Jazz, Concert Series Swing into Market Square

    Posted: 05/01/2013

    An impressive lineup of music is heading to Market Square this summer, celebrating jazz and a variety of groups to satisfy everyone's musical tastes.  Read More

  • Transition to Paperless Office Earns Employee Special Recognition

    Transition to Paperless Office Earns Employee Special Recognition

    Posted: 05/01/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Brenda Hicks the 2012 Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • Mayor Recognizes Jazz Day

    Mayor Recognizes Jazz Day

    Posted: 04/30/2013

    Mayor Rogero presented a proclamation today to local jazz musicians Kelle Jolly, Will Boyd and others in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and Jazz Day Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Announces Changes in Leadership Team

    Mayor Rogero Announces Changes in Leadership Team

    Posted: 04/30/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Operating Officer Eddie Mannis announced today that Mr. Mannis will be leaving his role at the City on June 1st to pursue business expansion opportunities for Prestige Cleaners and to devote more time to his work with HonorAir Knoxville.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Welcomes IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Knoxville

    Mayor Rogero Welcomes IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Knoxville

    Posted: 04/30/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero this morning welcomed the members of an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team to Knoxville. Read More

  • Road Closures for the Weekend

    Road Closures for the Weekend

    Posted: 04/30/2013

    There will be a few roads closed this weekend for events downtown. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Hosts Conference

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Hosts Conference

    Posted: 04/29/2013

    The Knox County Health Department, in collaboration with the Teen Health Empowerment Study and Knoxville Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (KAPPI), is hosting an educational conference titled Women Today and Tomorrow, a Conference for Professionals: Changing with the Times on Wednesday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, 600 Henley Street.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Neyland Drive

    KUB Lane Closures on Neyland Drive

    Posted: 04/26/2013

    KUB will close both westbound lanes on a short section of Neyland Drive between the Henley Street Bridge and Lake Loudon Boulevard beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and lasting until 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this area.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Shares Commitment, Vision in 2013-14 Budget

    Mayor Rogero Shares Commitment, Vision in 2013-14 Budget

    Posted: 04/26/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today proposed a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year with no property tax increase and significant new investments in City infrastructure.  Read More

  • City Welcomes the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team

    City Welcomes the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team

    Posted: 04/25/2013

    On Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Assembly Room, Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials will welcome and introduce the members of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team who will be spending the next three weeks in Knoxville. Read More

  • KUB Named Tree Line USA Utility for Twelfth Consecutive Year

    KUB Named Tree Line USA Utility for Twelfth Consecutive Year

    Posted: 04/25/2013

    The Arbor Day Foundation has once again designated KUB as a Tree Line USA® utility. The foundation has named KUB a Tree Line USA utility each year since 2001 for following best practices in utility arboriculture through quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting and public education.  Read More

  • City Recycling Program Ends Affiliation with Recyclebank

    City Recycling Program Ends Affiliation with Recyclebank

    Posted: 04/24/2013

    Starting May 1st, the City of Knoxville's curbside recycling program will no longer be affiliated with the Recyclebank rewards program. Nothing else about the household curbside service will change. The move will save the City more than $90,000 a year.  Read More

  • Civil War Living History at Historic Ramsey

    Civil War Living History at Historic Ramsey

    Posted: 04/24/2013

    History will come to life 150 years after the Great Conflict between the States at the Historic Ramsey House. Read More

  • HonorAir Knoxville Takes Flight to D.C. April 24

    HonorAir Knoxville Takes Flight to D.C. April 24

    Posted: 04/24/2013

    When the HonorAir flight lands tonight, the organization will have successfully completed 14 flights taking over 1,500 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.  Read More

  • TVA Program Honors Knoxville as Community of the Year

    TVA Program Honors Knoxville as Community of the Year

    Posted: 04/24/2013

    The Tennessee Valley Authority and its Green Power Switch partners honored the City of Knoxville as "Community of the Year" during a ceremony Tuesday night at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg. Read More

  • Knoxville Reaches Tree City USA Status for 2013

    Knoxville Reaches Tree City USA Status for 2013

    Posted: 04/23/2013

    For the 22nd consecutive year, the City of Knoxville has been designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.  Read More

  • Mayor Celebrates 105th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve

    Mayor Celebrates 105th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve

    Posted: 04/23/2013

    Mayor Rogero honored the United States Army Reserve for their 105th Anniversary with a proclamation today. Members from the Knoxville-based 844th and 489th were on hand to receive the proclamation. Read More

  • Mayor Honors Administrative Professionals

    Mayor Honors Administrative Professionals

    Posted: 04/23/2013

    Mayor Rogero met with members of the Knoxville Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals today to present them a proclamation for Administrative Professionals Week.Members of the Knoxville Chapter Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Annual Budget Address Apr. 26

    Mayor Rogero's Annual Budget Address Apr. 26

    Posted: 04/23/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero will hold her Annual Budget Address at 12 Noon on Friday, April 26th at Mead's Quarry, Ijams Nature Center located at 2915 Island Home Ave. Read More

  • Road Closures for Rossini Festival

    Road Closures for Rossini Festival

    Posted: 04/22/2013

    The following streets will be closed for the Rossini Festival event that will be held on Saturday, April 27. Read More

  • KPD Bicycle Safety Fair April 27

    KPD Bicycle Safety Fair April 27

    Posted: 04/19/2013

    The Knoxville Police Department presents the Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last group starts at 1:30 p.m.).  Read More

  • KUB to Close Section of Western Ave. April 29 - May 14

    KUB to Close Section of Western Ave. April 29 - May 14

    Posted: 04/19/2013

    Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, and lasting through Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (weather permitting), KUB and its contractor will close a section of Western Avenue to through traffic between the Keith Avenue intersection and Richmond Avenue as part of an ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system improvement construction project in the area. Read More

  • City Will Help Celebrate EarthFest on April 20

    City Will Help Celebrate EarthFest on April 20

    Posted: 04/18/2013

    Several City of Knoxville departments will be on hand this Saturday, April 20th, for EarthFest, Knoxville's Earth Day celebration. Read More

  • KPD to Hold Anti-Bullying Summit July 30

    KPD to Hold Anti-Bullying Summit July 30

    Posted: 04/18/2013

    0280 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, USDOJ.         Read More

  • Celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest April 20

    Celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest April 20

    Posted: 04/16/2013

    Come celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest 2013 this Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pellissippi State Community College's Hardin Valley campus. As always, EarthFest is a free, zero-waste event with educational exhibits, kids' activities, food and entertainment for the whole family, including pets. Read More

  • City Announces Centennial Conservation Expo for October

    City Announces Centennial Conservation Expo for October

    Posted: 04/16/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced plans for the Centennial Conservation Expo, sponsored by the City of Knoxville, to be held in Chilhowee Park on Oct. 12, 2013. Read More

  • Lakeshore Park to Remain Open During Work on Lyons View Pike

    Lakeshore Park to Remain Open During Work on Lyons View Pike

    Posted: 04/15/2013

    All entrances to Lakeshore Park will remain open throughout the ongoing KUB construction project on Lyons View Pike.  Read More

  • KUB Lyons View Pike Construction Project Road Closure Starts Apr. 15

    KUB Lyons View Pike Construction Project Road Closure Starts Apr. 15

    Posted: 04/11/2013

    As a reminder, KUB and its contractor, Charles Blalock and Sons, will close the entire construction zone limits on a 1.5 mile section of Lyons View Pike to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, to coincide with the start of construction on a project to upgrade the natural gas, water, and wastewater mains in the area.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding Injured City Employee

    Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding Injured City Employee

    Posted: 04/11/2013

    Mayor Rogero has released the following statement regarding a City of Knoxville employee who was injured today. Read More

  • Surplus Property Sale May 15

    Surplus Property Sale May 15

    Posted: 04/11/2013

    The city will have a surplus property sale on May 15, 2013. Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Apr. 13

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Apr. 13

    Posted: 04/10/2013

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

  • Austin-East Students Showcased in Digital Storytelling Event

    Austin-East Students Showcased in Digital Storytelling Event

    Posted: 04/08/2013

    As part of Plan East Tennessee's Digital Storytelling Project, six students from Austin-East High School will be showcasing their recently produced digital stories on Saturday, April 13th.  Read More

  • Hill Ave. in Front of City County Building Closed April 15-26

    Hill Ave. in Front of City County Building Closed April 15-26

    Posted: 04/08/2013

    Because of needed maintenance and repair of the City County Building roof, Hill Avenue in front of the building will be closed to through traffic between Walnut Street and Gay Street from at least Monday, April 15th, to Friday, April 26th. The closure will accommodate a large construction crane. This is the first of three expected closures this year. Read More

  • Knoxville, Knox County Achieve Top Rankings in Let's Move

    Knoxville, Knox County Achieve Top Rankings in Let's Move

    Posted: 04/08/2013

    Sync than ever, and we owe it all to this Let's Move! initiative, and people like Aneisa MacDonald, Dr. Spence, and so many others in our community who are so Read More

  • Civil War Living History Weekend at Mabry's Hill

    Civil War Living History Weekend at Mabry's Hill

    Posted: 04/05/2013

    The Mabry-Hazen House, built in 1858, will host their Civil War Living History on April 13th and 14th, 2013. Read More

  • KEC Opens with Aim to Inspire Entrepreneurs, Encourage Business

    KEC Opens with Aim to Inspire Entrepreneurs, Encourage Business

    Posted: 04/05/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and key partners celebrated the opening of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) today with a traditional red ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read More

  • Great Day of CPR Hits Market Square

    Great Day of CPR Hits Market Square

    Posted: 04/04/2013

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Those two words can make a huge difference in the lives of your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. But nearly 70 percent of Americans don't know how to administer CPR or are too afraid to act during an emergency, according to the American Heart Association. Read More

  • Individuals and Groups Honored at 1st Annual Equity Awards Breakfast

    Individuals and Groups Honored at 1st Annual Equity Awards Breakfast

    Posted: 04/04/2013

    As part of National Community Development Week, the City of Knoxville's Department of Community Development hosted its first-ever Equity Awards Breakfast this morning. The awards recognized the efforts of local individuals and groups in promoting accessibility, fairness and inclusion for all Knoxville residents in housing, the workplace and the community. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Knoxville Marathon This Weekend

    Posted: 04/03/2013

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

  • Police Advisory and Review Committee Public Meeting Apr. 25

    Police Advisory and Review Committee Public Meeting Apr. 25

    Posted: 04/03/2013

    Members of the Police Advisory and Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Inskip Baptist Church located at 4810 Rowan Road.       Read More

  • Road Closures This Weekend

    Road Closures This Weekend

    Posted: 04/03/2013

    The following are road closures for events this weekend: Read More

  • City Seeking Nominations for Appointments for CODI

    City Seeking Nominations for Appointments for CODI

    Posted: 04/02/2013

    The City of Knoxville is seeking nominations for appointments to the Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI).  Read More

  • Temporary Daytime Closures on Neyland Greenway

    Temporary Daytime Closures on Neyland Greenway

    Posted: 04/02/2013

    Due to construction on span #2 of the Henley Bridge, TDOT will have temporary daytime closures on Neyland Greenway from April 2 through April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

  • Open House for Formerly Blighted Property

    Open House for Formerly Blighted Property

    Posted: 04/01/2013

    As part of Community Development Week, City staff are holding an open house on April 2 from 2-3 p.m. for a formerly blighted home in the Holston Hills neighborhood located at 4508 Plymouth Drive.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.

    Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Form Based Code for Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 03/28/2013

    The City's Office of Redevelopment will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the UT Federal Credit Union Building located at 2100 White Avenue. Read More

  • City Services Schedule for the Holiday

    City Services Schedule for the Holiday

    Posted: 03/25/2013

    Due to the Good Friday holiday, city offices will be closed on Friday, March 29.  Read More

  • Community Development Week Honors Revitalization Efforts

    Community Development Week Honors Revitalization Efforts

    Posted: 03/25/2013

    With the mission to revitalize Knoxville's neighborhoods, the Community Development Department will highlight several redevelopment areas, projects and programs as part of National Community Development Week April 1st-6th.  Read More

  • Mabry-Hazen House Hosts Park Day Apr. 6

    Mabry-Hazen House Hosts Park Day Apr. 6

    Posted: 03/25/2013

    Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small.  Read More

  • Play Lodge Is Knoxville Zoo's New Indoor Place to Play

    Play Lodge Is Knoxville Zoo's New Indoor Place to Play

    Posted: 03/25/2013

    LEGO® lovers will delight in Knoxville Zoo's new indoor place to play. The Clayton Family Kids Cove is now home to the LEGO® Play Lodge, a colorful construction zone filled with thousands of LEGOS®.  Read More

  • Zoo Offers Spring Break Discount for Knox Co. Residents

    Zoo Offers Spring Break Discount for Knox Co. Residents

    Posted: 03/22/2013

    Knoxville Zoo appreciates the support their Knox County neighbors give them throughout the year. To say "thank you", the zoo is offering Knox County residents a special spring break discount on zoo admission from March 25th through 29th.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Broadband Internet Access Downtown

    Public Meeting Apr. 4 on Broadband Internet Access Downtown

    Posted: 03/21/2013

    City officials and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center invite interested downtown residents and business representatives for a discussion of broadband Internet access in the Central Business Improvement District on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center located at 17 Market Square. Read More

  • Tree Plantings at Two Local Schools

    Tree Plantings at Two Local Schools

    Posted: 03/20/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Urban Forester Kasey Krouse and first-grade students at Lonsdale Elementary will plant a cherry tree outside the school on Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m.  Read More

  • City Will Again Turn the Lights Out for Earth Hour

    City Will Again Turn the Lights Out for Earth Hour

    Posted: 03/18/2013

    This Saturday, March 23rd, non-essential lights in the City County Building will be turned off from 7-8 p.m. as the City of Knoxville participates in the annual World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour.  Read More

  • Community Development Develops Annual Action Plan

    Community Development Develops Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 03/14/2013

    The City of Knoxville is in the process of developing the 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan for the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Says Work Will Continue on Urban Food Corridor

    Mayor Rogero Says Work Will Continue on Urban Food Corridor

    Posted: 03/14/2013

    Although Knoxville was not selected as one of the five winning cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, Mayor Madeline Rogero has promised to continue working on the "Urban Food Corridor" program outlined in Knoxville's submission for the award. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/12/2013

    At a special luncheon today held in the Knoxville Civic-Coliseum, 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

  • Alternative Fuel Roadshow Makes Its Way to Knoxville Area

    Alternative Fuel Roadshow Makes Its Way to Knoxville Area

    Posted: 03/11/2013

    The City of Knoxville will be participating in an inaugural event to showcase alternative fuel options when the Tennessee Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow rolls into Smokies Park Wednesday, March 13th, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Read More

  • South Central St. Closed to Through Traffic Until April 15

    South Central St. Closed to Through Traffic Until April 15

    Posted: 03/11/2013

    Because of ongoing construction on the State Street Garage, South Central Street will be closed between Union and Clinch avenues from now until April 15th.  Read More

  • Announcement of Initiatives to Help South Knoxville Businesses

    Announcement of Initiatives to Help South Knoxville Businesses

    Posted: 03/07/2013

    On Thursday, March 7, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis will announce new initiatives to help support and promote businesses in South Knoxville during the ongoing closure of Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Mar. 9

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Mar. 9

    Posted: 03/07/2013

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

  • Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction

    Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction

    Posted: 03/07/2013

    On Thursday, March 7, Mayor Rogero spent time with the Knoxville Chapter 61 of the National Association of Women In Construction. Read More

  • New Funding, Signage to Help South Knoxville Businesses

    New Funding, Signage to Help South Knoxville Businesses

    Posted: 03/07/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis today announced a $20,000 grant to help marketing and promotion efforts for South Knoxville businesses that have been affected by the extended closure of the Henley Bridge.  Read More

  • Jackson Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting Mar. 21

    Jackson Ave. Streetscape Project Public Meeting Mar. 21

    Posted: 03/04/2013

    A public meeting on the Jackson Ave. Streetscape Project will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st in The Emporium Center located at 100 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Welcomes New Western Lowland Gorillas

    Knoxville Zoo Welcomes New Western Lowland Gorillas

    Posted: 03/04/2013

    Knoxville Zoo is busy getting the newest residents of Gorilla Valley settled in to their new home. Read More

  • Library Offers Weekly Job Search Help

    Library Offers Weekly Job Search Help

    Posted: 03/04/2013

    The Knox County Public Library is now offering weekly job search help on Mondays. "Job Help Mondays" will begin March 4 and will continue every Monday in March.  Read More

  • Voting for Fan Favorite in Mayors Challenge Ends Mar. 6

    Voting for Fan Favorite in Mayors Challenge Ends Mar. 6

    Posted: 03/04/2013

    There are just a few days left to vote for the "Fan Favorite" in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge. Read More

  • City to Review Policy on Display of Weapons at Themed Events

    City to Review Policy on Display of Weapons at Themed Events

    Posted: 03/01/2013

    See below a statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on the decorative or educational use or display of weapons at public events:  Read More

  • City vs County Youth Basketball Championships Mar. 2

    City vs County Youth Basketball Championships Mar. 2

    Posted: 03/01/2013

    City vs. County Youth Basketball Championships will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, beginning at 9 a.m. at Fulton High School, located at 2509 N Broadway St.  Read More

  • New Parking Hours on Gay Street Start March 11

    New Parking Hours on Gay Street Start March 11

    Posted: 03/01/2013

    The City of Knoxville will begin enforcement of Gay Street's new parking hours March 11.  Read More

  • PlanET to Host Public Participation Meetings

    PlanET to Host Public Participation Meetings

    Posted: 02/28/2013

    Within the next 30 years, our region is expected to grow by almost 300,000 people and the opportunity to plan for that growth happens now.  Read More

  • City Tennis Season at Tyson and West Hills to Open in March

    City Tennis Season at Tyson and West Hills to Open in March

    Posted: 02/27/2013

    As the calendar turns toward spring, local tennis players will be flocking to the tennis courts. City of Knoxville tennis programming will begin Friday, March 1st. Singles and doubles leagues for all NTRP levels are being offered at Tyson and West Hills Tennis Centers.  Read More

  • Response to Email for Help Earns Employee Special Award

    Response to Email for Help Earns Employee Special Award

    Posted: 02/27/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Debbie Moore the December Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Moore has been with the department since 1979.  Read More

  • Results of Drug Investigation Earns Officers Award

    Results of Drug Investigation Earns Officers Award

    Posted: 02/27/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officers Phil Jinks and Richard Wallace the November 2012 Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Jinks has been with KPD since May 1999 while Officer Wallace has been with the department since March 2005.  Read More

  • Significant Drug Arrest Nets Officer Special Award

    Significant Drug Arrest Nets Officer Special Award

    Posted: 02/27/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Christopher Hutton the October Officer of the Month for the department. Officer Hutton has been with KPD since July 2011.  Read More

  • Knoxville to Host State Arbor Day Celebration March 1

    Knoxville to Host State Arbor Day Celebration March 1

    Posted: 02/26/2013

    The City of Knoxville will host the official State of Tennessee Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1st, in a ceremony at Ijams Nature Center. Knoxville Read More

  • Road Closures for Mardi Growl Parade and Event March 2

    Road Closures for Mardi Growl Parade and Event March 2

    Posted: 02/26/2013

    The following roads will be affected by the Mardi Growl event set for Saturday, March 2 in Downtown Knoxville: Read More

  • City Hosts Youth Basketball Championships and Skills Challenge

    City Hosts Youth Basketball Championships and Skills Challenge

    Posted: 02/22/2013

    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation will host the City Youth Basketball Championships this weekend Friday, February 22nd, beginning at 6:15 p.m., and Saturday, February 23rd, beginning at 9 a.m.  Read More

  • Knoxville Up for Fan Favorite Award in Mayors Challenge

    Knoxville Up for Fan Favorite Award in Mayors Challenge

    Posted: 02/20/2013

    The City of Knoxville's application for a Mayors Challenge award from Bloomberg Philanthropies is listed along with the other 19 Mayors Challenge finalists in a "Fan Favorite" competition on the Huffington Post website. On the same website, you can find a video and a column by Mayor Madeline Rogero detailing the City's proposal for an Urban Food Corridor. Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Welcomes Zipcar to Knoxville

    Mayor Rogero Welcomes Zipcar to Knoxville

    Posted: 02/20/2013

    Today, the City of Knoxville launched a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., to offer a car sharing program.  Read More

  • New 2013 State Maps Now Available

    New 2013 State Maps Now Available

    Posted: 02/20/2013

    The state's official 2013 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 840 in southern Middle Tennessee. Read More

  • Two Knoxville Signature Events Named Top 20 Events in Southeast

    Two Knoxville Signature Events Named Top 20 Events in Southeast

    Posted: 02/20/2013

    Two signature Knoxville events have been selected as the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Events for the month of September 2013. Boomsday and the Tennessee Valley Fair both make appearances on the prestigious STS Top 20 Events list.  Read More

  • City to Host 8th Annual Teen Step Show at Civic Auditorium

    City to Host 8th Annual Teen Step Show at Civic Auditorium

    Posted: 02/19/2013

    On Saturday, March 9th, 2013, at 7 p.m., the City of Knoxville will host the 8th Annual Dr. E.V. Davidson Teen Step Show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero, Council Hold Budget Retreat

    Mayor Rogero, Council Hold Budget Retreat

    Posted: 02/15/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council members held their annual Budget Retreat today to discuss the mid-year financial report for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year and to begin developing a framework for the 2013-14 budget.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero's Statement on Lakeshore Property Proposal

    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Lakeshore Property Proposal

    Posted: 02/14/2013

    The following is Mayor Madeline Rogero's statement on legislation proposed by State Sen. Stacey Campfield requiring the sale of state property at the former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute.  Read More

  • Regional Forum Feb. 20 on Disability and Accessibility Issues

    Regional Forum Feb. 20 on Disability and Accessibility Issues

    Posted: 02/14/2013

    How well is the East Tennessee region prepared to meet the needs of people with disabilities now and in the future?               Read More

  • KAT Proposed Route Changes for June 2013

    KAT Proposed Route Changes for June 2013

    Posted: 02/12/2013

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is taking advantage of increased federal funding by proposing numerous route changes to better serve their passengers. The public is encouraged to review the proposal and make comments.  Read More

  • Metler Drive Recycling Center to Relocate

    Metler Drive Recycling Center to Relocate

    Posted: 02/12/2013

    The City recycling drop-off center at 820 Metler Drive off Clinton Highway, operated by Goodwill, will be permanently closing on Feb. 27th, 2013.  Read More

  • City Sponsors 2013 Neighborhood Conference on March 23

    City Sponsors 2013 Neighborhood Conference on March 23

    Posted: 02/08/2013

    The City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods is sponsoring its first-ever Neighborhood Conference for Knoxville and Knox County residents on March 23, 2013, at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

  • Former Chief Owen to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Program

    Former Chief Owen to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Program

    Posted: 02/07/2013

    In the aftermath of the unspeakable violence in Sandy Hook and other mass shootings, it's hard to believe that we may be living in the most peaceful time since human beings began walking the Earth.  Read More

  • Symposium to Focus on Stormwater Regulations

    Symposium to Focus on Stormwater Regulations

    Posted: 02/07/2013

    New stormwater regulations are taking effect for builders and developers, and a symposium in Knoxville next week will help explain existing and forthcoming requirements.  Read More

  • Budget Retreat Set for Feb. 15

    Budget Retreat Set for Feb. 15

    Posted: 02/06/2013

    The City of Knoxville Budget Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 15th at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, located at 900 Volunteer Landing Lane.    Read More

  • New Year Brings City of Knoxville Volleyball Leagues

    New Year Brings City of Knoxville Volleyball Leagues

    Posted: 02/06/2013

    This year, the City of Knoxville is set to serve new adult volleyball leagues. Registration for adult coed indoor volleyball leagues, provided by Knoxville Parks and Recreation, is currently open. Read More

  • As Spring Nears, Regular Brush Pickup Begins Again

    As Spring Nears, Regular Brush Pickup Begins Again

    Posted: 02/04/2013

    With spring approaching next month, and local residents already beginning to anticipate the season of lawn and garden work, City of Knoxville Public Service crews will return to regular biweekly brush collection schedules beginning this week.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

    Posted: 02/04/2013

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

  • Mayor Rogero Responds to TDOT Announcement on Henley Bridge

    Mayor Rogero Responds to TDOT Announcement on Henley Bridge

    Posted: 02/04/2013

    TDOT Commissioner John Schroer held a press conference today to discuss the progress of the Henley Bridge. Prior to the announcement, the Commissioner and other TDOT officials met with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett at the City County Building. Read More

  • State Street Garage Construction Public Meeting Feb. 7

    State Street Garage Construction Public Meeting Feb. 7

    Posted: 02/04/2013

    A public meeting on State Street Garage construction will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center located at 601 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 02/01/2013

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant (CAG) for FY 2013-2014, which begins on July 1, 2013.  Read More

  • Mayors Proclaim Wear Red Day for Women

    Mayors Proclaim Wear Red Day for Women

    Posted: 02/01/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett presented a joint proclamation at the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1st in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. The proclamation designated February 1, 2013 as "Wear Red Day for Women." Read More

  • New Parking Hours to Take Effect This Month on Gay Street

    New Parking Hours to Take Effect This Month on Gay Street

    Posted: 02/01/2013

    Signs are going up along South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville indicating new hours for public on-street parking spaces.  Read More

  • Drainage Project to Begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

    Drainage Project to Begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

    Posted: 01/29/2013

    Construction is set to begin on a project to improve stormwater drainage along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Government Offices Closed

    City of Knoxville Government Offices Closed

    Posted: 01/25/2013

    Due to continued deteriorating weather conditions, City of Knoxville government offices will not be open today, Friday, Jan. 25th.  Read More

  • Alcoa Hwy. Rock Slide Repair Contract Awarded

    Alcoa Hwy. Rock Slide Repair Contract Awarded

    Posted: 01/24/2013

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is continuing to monitor a rockslide that occurred near Woodson Road on the night of January 15th. The slide has shut down one northbound lane on Alcoa Highway (U.S. 129/State Route 115) in Knoxville. Southbound traffic is not affected.  Read More

  • City Crews Prepare Roads for Winter Storm

    City Crews Prepare Roads for Winter Storm

    Posted: 01/24/2013

    In anticipation of the storm projected to hit East Tennessee on Friday morning, City of Knoxville crews are pre-treating local roads with brine to protect against ice.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville Offices Delay Opening Due to Anticipated Storm

    City of Knoxville Offices Delay Opening Due to Anticipated Storm

    Posted: 01/24/2013

    On Friday, Jan. 25th, government offices within the City of Knoxville will open at 10 a.m. to accommodate employees who need extra time to travel to work.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Honored with 2012 Green Leader Award

    Mayor Rogero Honored with 2012 Green Leader Award

    Posted: 01/24/2013

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has been recognized for her efforts as a leader in sustainability and has been named the 2012 Green Leader by the East Tennessee Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.  Read More

  • City Offices to Open Late, City Court Canceled, No Trash and Recycling Pickup

    City Offices to Open Late, City Court Canceled, No Trash and Recycling Pickup

    Posted: 01/18/2013

    City of Knoxville offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18th, to allow employees ample time for the morning commute.  Read More

  • Crews Work to Clear Streets, Downed Trees

    Crews Work to Clear Streets, Downed Trees

    Posted: 01/18/2013

    Public Service crews with the City of Knoxville tackled the first winter snowstorm of the season with tons of salt and gallons of brine on roadways while being challenged by dozens of downed trees. Read More

  • City Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 21

    City Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 21

    Posted: 01/17/2013

    City offices will be closed Monday, January 21 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Read More

  • City Offices to Open at 10 a.m. on Friday

    City Offices to Open at 10 a.m. on Friday

    Posted: 01/17/2013

    City of Knoxville offices will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, January 18 to allow employees ample time for the morning commute.  Read More

  • East Tennessee Fishing Show at Chilhowee Park Jan. 17-20

    East Tennessee Fishing Show at Chilhowee Park Jan. 17-20

    Posted: 01/17/2013

    The East Tennessee Fishing Show, a nationally well-known show dedicated to fishermen and all things boating, will host its 2013 exhibition this Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 20 at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. Read More

  • State Street Garage Construction Meeting Canceled

    State Street Garage Construction Meeting Canceled

    Posted: 01/17/2013

    The meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 regarding the State Street Garage Construction has been canceled.  Read More

  • Weather Affects Tonight's Public Meetings, Rec Centers

    Weather Affects Tonight's Public Meetings, Rec Centers

    Posted: 01/17/2013

    Due to the inclement weather, the City of Knoxville has canceled several public meetings tonight including:  Read More

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16-Jan 21-Archived

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16-Jan 21

    Posted: 01/16/2013

    Celebration Concert, Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra at Tennessee Theatre For more info about the celebration please visit the MLK Commision website at www.MLKKnoxville.org      Read More

  • One Lane of Alcoa Hwy. Closed Due to Rock Slide

    One Lane of Alcoa Hwy. Closed Due to Rock Slide

    Posted: 01/16/2013

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is continuing to monitor a rockslide that has shut down one northbound lane on Alcoa Highway (U.S. 129/State Route 115) in Knoxville. The rockslide occurred near Woodson Road around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Southbound traffic is not affected.  Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Appoints Members to New Greenways Commission

    Mayor Rogero Appoints Members to New Greenways Commission

    Posted: 01/15/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the reorganization of the City of Knoxville Greenways Commission, an advisory board that has been inactive for the past several years. After receiving nominations from members of City Council, Mayor Rogero appointed 20 members to the Commission, including 12 community representatives and eight professional staff representatives.  Read More

  • Future Use of Historic Knoxville High School Public Meeting Jan. 29

    Future Use of Historic Knoxville High School Public Meeting Jan. 29

    Posted: 01/14/2013

    There will be a public meeting about the future use of Historic Knoxville High School on January 29 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Lutheran Church located at 544 N. BroadwayKnoxville, TN 37917. Read More

  • State Street Garage Construction Public Meeting Jan. 17

    State Street Garage Construction Public Meeting Jan. 17

    Posted: 01/14/2013

    There will be a public meeting on the State Street Garage construction on Thursday, Jan. 17th at 5 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center, located at 601 S. Gay St.  Read More

  • Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 12

    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 12

    Posted: 01/10/2013

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

  • Mayor Rogero Names Public Facilities Director

    Mayor Rogero Names Public Facilities Director

    Posted: 01/10/2013

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the hiring of Greg Mackay as Director of Public Assembly Facilities. Mackay, former Administrator of the Knox County Election Commission and a former real estate broker, will manage operations at Chilhowee Park and the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. He succeeds Bob Polk, who retired from the position in November. Read More

  • ETcompetes Symposium Held January 9

    ETcompetes Symposium Held January 9

    Posted: 01/09/2013

    Today Mayor Rogero welcomed attendees to the ETcompetes Symposium sponsored by Plan East Tennessee in partnership with the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley.  Read More

  • Transport of 218-ton Equipment on City of Knoxville Roads Jan. 10-11

    Transport of 218-ton Equipment on City of Knoxville Roads Jan. 10-11

    Posted: 01/09/2013

    On Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Provision Health Alliance is moving a 218-ton cyclotron from Forks of the River Industrial Park to Dowell Springs Business Park (off Middlebrook Pike).Because of the size of the equipment and the trailer used to carry it, the move has required extensive transportation planning.  Read More

  • TVBA's 3rd Annual Business and Education Showcase Jan. 28-29

    TVBA's 3rd Annual Business and Education Showcase Jan. 28-29

    Posted: 01/08/2013

    Knoxville will host the 2013 Business and Education Expo of the Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA) on January 28-29 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • City Now Accepting ESG Applications

    City Now Accepting ESG Applications

    Posted: 01/03/2013

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program now until noon on February 11, 2013.  Read More

  • Recycle Computers and Electronics at Free Event Jan. 12

    Recycle Computers and Electronics at Free Event Jan. 12

    Posted: 01/03/2013

    The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations including the Optimist Club of West Knoxville, the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and Knox County Solid Waste to host a "Plug Into Your Community" eCycling event at Chilhowee Park on Jan. 12th.  Read More