2015

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 2015 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

  • News item

    2-Block Section of Cumberland Ave. Reopening

    Posted: 12/31/2015

    By 5 p.m. today, a temporarily closed two-block section of Cumberland Avenue between 17th and 19th streets will reopen. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Phase 1 Completion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set Jan. 6

    Posted: 12/30/2015

    Mayor Rogero will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue. Read More

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    Usher in 2016 with New Year's Eve on the Square

    Posted: 12/30/2015

    Say good riddance to 2015 and welcome in 2016 with a festive, family-friendly crowd on Market Square, starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Read More

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    Closure of Section of Island Home Ave. Extended until Jan. 15

    Posted: 12/30/2015

    A permit allowing a contractor to close a section of Island Home Avenue has been extended two weeks to Friday, Jan. 15. Read More

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    2016 New Year Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

    Posted: 12/29/2015

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2016 for the New Year Holiday.  Read More

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    Rain Delays Cumberland Electrical Line Work

    Posted: 12/28/2015

    Due to possible heavy rain tonight, the start of a temporary closure of two blocks of Cumberland Avenue between 17th and 19th streets for underground utility work has been postponed for a day. Read More

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    Parks and Recreation Staff Rack Up Awards in 2015

    Posted: 12/24/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department managed to collect an armful of state and national awards in 2015. Read More

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    Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Posted: 12/23/2015

    Christmas tree collection in the City is the same process as for brush collection. After all decorations have been removed, trees should be placed at the street for collection. Read More

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    Knoxville Recognized for Green Commuting Efforts

    Posted: 12/23/2015

    The City of Knoxville has been designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  Read More

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    2015 Christmas Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

    Posted: 12/22/2015

    Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Read More

  • News item

    Two Blocks of Cumberland Ave. to be Closed Dec. 28-Jan. 5

    Posted: 12/22/2015

    Two blocks of Cumberland Avenue between 17th and 19th streets will be closed for eight days beginning Monday, Dec. 28, to allow for the installation of an underground electrical line. Read More

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    Evanston, Knoxville Whiskeys on the Line in Outback Bowl Mayoral Wager

    Posted: 12/21/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has placed a friendly wager with Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl of Evanston, Ill., on the outcome of the 30th Anniversary Outback Bowl to be played on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.  Read More

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    City Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 12/21/2015

    What makes a good neighbor? Is it just someone who keeps up his property and minds his own business? Or is it that outgoing person who takes time to chat and offers you a tomato from her summer garden? Is it the person who drives an elderly neighbor to and from the doctor’s office --- or perhaps the neighbor who always shows up at neighborhood cleanup events? Read More

  • Wonderfully Winter Princesses Coming to Knoxville Zoo

    Wonderfully Winter Princesses Coming to Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 12/21/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is celebrating the holiday break with a special visit from a Snow Queen and Snow Princess. The zoo’s Wonderfully Winter Princesses event will take place on Monday, Dec.28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on White Ave. and Western Ave. Dec. 22-23

    KUB Lane Closures on White Ave. and Western Ave. Dec. 22-23

    Posted: 12/21/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on White Ave. and Western Ave. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Inauguration Held Today

    Posted: 12/19/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero was sworn in to her second term in office today in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

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    City Offices Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

    Posted: 12/18/2015

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

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    Road Closures for Events this Weekend Dec. 18-19

    Posted: 12/18/2015

    There will be road closures this weekend for the Tour de Lights Bike Ride, Holiday Market in Market Square and the Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Rogero. Read More

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    Civic Auditorium/Coliseum Feasibility Study Released for Public Comment

    Posted: 12/18/2015

    Consultants for the City of Knoxville have completed a market and feasibility study outlining options for the future of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (KCAC) complex. Mayor Madeline Rogero is seeking public input and feedback as she considers the alternatives. Read More

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    Closure of Section of Island Home Ave. Extended until Dec. 31

    Posted: 12/18/2015

    A permit allowing a contractor to close a section of Island Home Avenue has been extended to Dec. 31. Read More

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    Water Line Installation to Close Cumberland Ave. Tonight

    Posted: 12/17/2015

    A block of Cumberland Avenue between 20th and 21st streets will be closed overnight tonight (Thursday, Dec. 17) to accommodate installation of a water line across the avenue. Read More

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    Finance Department Receives National Recognition

    Posted: 12/16/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been recognized for meeting “the highest principles of governmental budgeting” by a leading professional association. Read More

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    Crane Operation Prompts One-Night Closure of Henley St. Exit Ramps

    Posted: 12/16/2015

    This week, motorists should anticipate several unrelated street closures in the City of Knoxville, including a one-night closure of the Henley Street exit ramps off eastbound Interstate 40 and southbound Interstate 275. Read More

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    1st Section of Knox/Blount Greenway Opens

    Posted: 12/15/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members and regional officials this morning opened the first section of the Knox/Blount Greenway, a two-mile stretch from the south side of the J.E. “Buck” Karnes Bridge to Knox County’s Marine Park. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Strong St. and Clinch Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Strong St. and Clinch Ave.

    Posted: 12/15/2015

    KUB will close lanes on Strong St. and Clinch Ave. Dec. 15-18 for utility maintenance. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Dec. 17, 2015

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

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    Utility Work to Close Section of S. Central Street

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    A two-block section of South Central Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, as a crew installs an underground stormwater line. Read More

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    Mayor Reinforces Knoxville's Commitment to Sustainability

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    This weekend, delegates from 196 countries gathered at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris and established a new international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  Read More

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    Tour de Lights to Celebrate Its 9th Year

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    On Friday night, Dec. 18, add lights to your bicycle, come downtown in festive attire, and share holiday cheer with 1,000 or more fellow riders and other Tour de Lights Bike Ride participants. Read More

  • KUB Downtown Century II Utilities Project Moving to Phase 3

    KUB Downtown Century II Utilities Project Moving to Phase 3

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, began the first of three phases of the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project in July 2014. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Hosts Star Wars Holiday Event

    Knoxville Zoo Hosts Star Wars Holiday Event

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is hosting an out-of-this world holiday event. Star Wars characters will be meeting guests and posing for holiday photos on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the festively decorated Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure building. Read More

  • Jean Teague Greenway to Remain Open as KUB Completes Wastewater Work

    Jean Teague Greenway to Remain Open as KUB Completes Wastewater Work

    Posted: 12/11/2015

    A short section of the Jean Teague Greenway will remain open for use as construction work is completed through Monday, December 14, just east of the nearby KUB Walker Springs Wastewater Pump Station located at 310 Broome Road.  Read More

  • KUB Closes One Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    KUB Closes One Lane of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 12/11/2015

    KUB crews will close one lane of a short section of Cumberland Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Events this Weekend

    Posted: 12/11/2015

    There will be a few road closures this weekend associated with events, parades and races. Read More

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    Deadline Extended for Applicants Seeking Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 12/11/2015

    The deadline for historic preservationists to submit proposals seeking assistance with their renovation projects has been extended to Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.  Read More

  • News item

    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Dec. 12, 2015

    Posted: 12/11/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

  • News item

    Mayor's Inauguration Set For Saturday, Dec. 19

    Posted: 12/10/2015

    The public is invited to attend the Inauguration of Mayor Madeline Rogero and the swearing-in of four City Council members and the City Judge at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in the Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main St. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint December 12, 2015

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Parks and Recreation Names New Recreation Superintendent

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation Director Joe Walsh has named Nikki Crutcher as the department’s new Recreation Superintendent. The position oversees all staff and operations at the City’s recreation centers, pools, and Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center. Read More

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    Thomas 'Tank' Strickland, Longtime City Employee and Community Champion, to Retire

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    Thomas “Tank” Strickland, the City’s Community Relations Director, has announced his retirement, effective Jan 29, 2016. Read More

  • News item

    Mayor Applies for Protective Overlay on Historic Cal Johnson Building

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has filed an application for H-1 historic overlay protection on the Cal Johnson Building at 301 State St., to ensure the preservation of the three-story 1898 structure. The brick warehouse was built by its namesake, Cal Johnson, one of Knoxville’s most prominent African-American businessmen and a civic leader throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Read More

  • Celebrate Dolly Parton's Birthday and Help the Imagination Library of Knox County

    Celebrate Dolly Parton's Birthday and Help the Imagination Library of Knox County

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    Dolly Parton is turning 70 years young, and the Knox County Public Library will be throwing a birthday party in her honor on January 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Read More

  • News item

    Cumberland Ave. Striping Starts Dec. 10

    Posted: 12/09/2015

    Anticipate temporary lane closures and traffic pattern shifts on the western end of Cumberland Avenue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-12, as a contractor applies the final thermoplastic striping between the Alcoa Highway southbound ramps and 22nd Street. Read More

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    Xfinity Christmas in Chilhowee Park Dec. 11

    Posted: 12/08/2015

    As part of Friday evening’s XFinity Christmas in Chilhowee, you and your family can enjoy live music and a train ride, visit with Santa Claus, and light the tree on the Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center’s bandstand. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures  on Olive St., Kingston Pk, W. Church Ave., Stone Mill and Arden Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Olive St., Kingston Pk., W. Church Ave., W. Hill Ave., Stone Mill and Arden Dr.

    Posted: 12/08/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Olive St., Kingston Pike, W. Church Ave., Stone Mill Dr. and Arden Dr. Read More

  • News item

    Upgrade to Close 700 Block of S. Gay St. Starting Dec. 14

    Posted: 12/08/2015

    A rebuild of the infrastructure in the 700 block of South Gay Street will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 9, with a complete closure of the street between Cumberland and Church avenues starting on Monday, Dec. 14. Read More

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    Investigation Leads to KPD Disciplinary Actions and Policy Revision

    Posted: 12/08/2015

    After an Internal Affairs investigation into alleged violations of the Knoxville Police Department’s secondary employment policy, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch announced today that four officers have been disciplined and the policy has been revised to provide more oversight and accountability for officers engaged in off-duty work. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Dec. 8, 2015

    Posted: 12/07/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

  • News item

    Public Service Crews Address Deane Hill Dr. Drainage Problem

    Posted: 12/07/2015

    The City of Knoxville on Sunday morning reopened Deane Hill Drive after a decades-old drainage system tie-in failed and caused a small section of the road to collapse four days earlier. Read More

  • News item

    Anticipate Temporary Road Closures for 3 Christmas Parades

    Posted: 12/04/2015

    Holiday revelers will have an exciting weekend – three Christmas parades in two days! Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Dec. 15 for City Section of Knox/Blount Greenway

    Posted: 12/04/2015

    City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and local officials will hold a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15 for the City of Knoxville section of the Knox/Blount Greenway. The ceremony will be held at the Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus located at 1709 Alcoa Highway. Read More

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    Electrical Infrastructure Installation to Close 2-Block Section of Cumberland Ave. for 4 Nights

    Posted: 12/04/2015

    On four consecutive weeknights next week, starting Monday evening, Dec. 7, anticipate overnight closures of a two-block section of Cumberland Avenue between 20th and 22nd streets as a contractor installs underground electrical infrastructure across the street. Read More

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    City Crews Working to Reopen Deane Hill Drive

    Posted: 12/03/2015

    City of Knoxville crews are rerouting traffic and working to reopen a section of Deane Hill Drive closed by a malfunctioning drainage system put in place decades ago by a private developer. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Dec. 5, 2015

    Posted: 12/02/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

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    City Prepares for Winter with Snow and Ice Training

    Posted: 12/02/2015

    When snow and ice come to the City of Knoxville, the Public Service Department plans to be well prepared to respond. Read More

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    Drainage Pipe Collapse Closes Section of Deane Hill Drive

    Posted: 12/02/2015

    An underground drainage pipe collapse has closed a section of Deane Hill Drive between Cheshire Drive and Morrell Road in West Knoxville, and City of Knoxville officials are advising all motorists except for local residents to avoid the road. Read More

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    Wet Weather Delays River's Edge Construction

    Posted: 12/01/2015

    A contractor, Empire Construction, has been given an 18-day extension to reopen a section of Island Home Avenue. Heavy rains have delayed work associated with the building of the River’s Edge 134-unit apartment complex, a $14 million private investment on the South Waterfront. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Offering Buy One, Get One Free Tickets

    Knoxville Zoo Offering Buy One, Get One Free Tickets

    Posted: 12/01/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is offering “Buy One, Get One Free” admission tickets Dec. 1, 2015, through Feb. 29, 2016, during Kroger BOGO Days.  Read More

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    Community Band Offers Free Christmas Concert Dec. 6

    Posted: 12/01/2015

    Ring in the Christmas season with a free Knoxville Community Band concert Sunday, Dec. 6, sponsored by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures at Church Ave. and Walnut St.

    KUB Lane Closures at Church Ave. and Walnut St. Dec. 2

    Posted: 12/01/2015

    KUB and its contractor will close the W. Church Avenue/Walnut Street intersection from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

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    Public Vehicle Auction Set for Dec. 7

    Posted: 11/30/2015

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction starting at 10 a.m. on December 7, 2015. Read More

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    43rd Annual WIVK Christmas Parade to Delight Downtown Crowd on Dec. 4

    Posted: 11/30/2015

    Who doesn’t love a festive parade – especially one with about 100 bands, floats, dance and baton-twirling troupes and other entries, all dedicated to holiday merry-making? Read More

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    Public Meeting Dec. 10 for Sevier Ave. Streetscapes Improvement Project

    Posted: 11/30/2015

    There will be a public meeting on Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. to review final design plans for the Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Improvement Project. The meeting will be held at South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave.  Read More

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    Repairs Prompt Partial Greenway Closure in Island Home

    Posted: 11/25/2015

    A portion of the City of Knoxville’s Will Skelton Greenway in the Island Home neighborhood of South Knoxville has been closed and will remain closed until Spring 2016 for needed structural repairs. Read More

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    After Pilot Program, City Proposes New Food Truck Ordinance

    Posted: 11/24/2015

    After 20 months of successful experience with a pilot program for food trucks, the City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support is seeking public feedback on a proposed Mobile Food Unit (MFU) ordinance. Read More

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    Anticipate Temporary Cumberland Ave. Lane Closures Today

    Posted: 11/23/2015

    From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, anticipate temporary lane closures and traffic pattern shifts as crews mill and overlay Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and University Commons Way. Read More

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    Public Meeting Dec. 1 to Review City's Brownfield Cleanup Grant Applications

    Posted: 11/23/2015

    There will be a public meeting held Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m to review the City’s brownfield cleanup grant applications to the Environmental Protection Agency for properties on Jackson Avenue and Broadway. Read More

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    Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday, Nov. 27 Kicks Off Christmas in the City

    Posted: 11/23/2015

    Head to Market Square and Krutch Park in downtown Knoxville this Friday, Nov. 27, for the Regal Celebration of Lights, which kicks off five weeks of Christmas in the City festivities. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Nov. 24, 2015

    Posted: 11/23/2015

    The next local enrollment event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cherokee Health System, located at 2202 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Knoxville TN. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Nov. 21, 2015

    Posted: 11/20/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

  • News item

    Christmas in the City Kicks Off on Friday, Nov. 27

    Posted: 11/18/2015

    The holiday season is approaching, and in downtown Knoxville that means it’s almost time for Christmas in the City! The lights and decorations, the skating rink on Market Square and the annual calendar of holiday events create a festive atmosphere for all ages. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Nov. 19, 2015

    Posted: 11/18/2015

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

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    Thrive Lonsdale Creating Community Garden Through City's Homemaker Program

    Posted: 11/18/2015

    A nonprofit group is creating a community garden in Lonsdale that will offer plots to local families, as well as fruit trees and berry bushes that will provide produce for the whole community. Read More

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County is Mailing More Books than Ever Before

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County is Mailing More Books than Ever Before

    Posted: 11/18/2015

    More books are being delivered each month to Knox County’s children than ever before. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County now mails over 19,000 books monthly to children under the age of five, representing 73% of the eligible population (based on the 2010 US Census) and a 4% increase since 2013. This fall, the program mailed its 2 millionth book since its launch in 2005.  Read More

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    City Offices Closed Nov. 26-27

    Posted: 11/17/2015

    City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More

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    Workshop to Explore What Makes a Great Neighborhood

    Posted: 11/17/2015

    The Office of Neighborhoods and the Knox County Health Department are partnering to host a community workshop on what makes a great and healthy neighborhood. The workshop is open to everyone and will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. Read More

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    Officers Recognized for Exemplary Work in Tragic Bus Crash Investigation

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded a Unit Commendation to four officers for their exemplary work performance during a very tragic event that occurred in our community.  Read More

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    Response to Abducted Infant Earns Officers Award

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Mike Fowler and Officer Adam Broome the July Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Sgt. Fowler has been with KPD since October 2001. Officer Broome has been with the department since January 2007.  Read More

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    Investigator Honored for Work in Identifying and Charging Property Thieves

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Investigator David Ogle the August Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Ogle has been with KPD since May 2002. Read More

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    Officer Honored for Care and Compassion of Elderly Citizen in Need

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Sam Henard the September Officer of the Month. Officer Henard has been with the department since March 2005. Read More

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    Henley Bridge Lit, Flags Lowered in Solidarity after Paris Attacks

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Beginning Monday night, Mayor Madeline Rogero has ordered the lights on the Henley Bridge to be lit in a pattern of blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, to show solidarity after the terrorist attacks in Paris on the evening of Friday, Nov. 13. Read More

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    Utility Work to Close Section of Cumberland Ave. for 48 Hours

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, Cumberland Avenue will be closed between North 19th Street and 20th Street as crews install sewer system infrastructure. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint November 14, 2015

    Posted: 11/13/2015

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

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    Work Schedule Altered for Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge Improvements

    Posted: 11/13/2015

    The schedule has changed for installation of new interior and exterior lighting to the Henley Street pedestrian bridge and for resealing the deck of the bridge. Temporary lane closures on Henley Street are now set to start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Read More

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    Westland Dr. Repaving West of Northshore Begins Nov. 16

    Posted: 11/13/2015

    On Monday, Nov. 16, City of Knoxville contractors will begin complete resurfacing of about two miles of Westland Drive, from Northshore Drive west to the City limits, just west of Morrell Road.  Read More

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    Island Home Ave. Closure Extended

    Posted: 11/13/2015

    Due to frequent rains in late October and early November, a contractor has been given a two-week extension to reopen a section of Island Home Avenue. Read More

  • KUB and Contractor to Perform Routine  Utility Inspection Under Area Bridges

    KUB and Contractor to Perform Routine Utility Inspection Under Area Bridges

    Posted: 11/13/2015

    On Tuesday, November 17, KUB and its contractor Bingham Group will be performing routine inspection of natural gas pipelines under area bridges. These inspections are conducted four times a year to help ensure the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Morrell, Division, and Lyons View

    KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Walnut, Morrell, Division, and Lyons View

    Posted: 11/13/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Clinch, Walnut, Morrell, Division, and Lyons View. Read More

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    City Closes on Purchase of Former State Supreme Court Site

    Posted: 11/12/2015

    The City of Knoxville formally closed today on the purchase of the former State Supreme Court property on Henley Street from the State of Tennessee. The City plans to issue a Request for Proposals for the 1.7-acre property, for commercial or residential development. Read More

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    Henley St. Pedestrian Bridge Improvements Nearing Completion

    Posted: 11/11/2015

    Crews will be installing new interior and exterior lighting to the Henley Street pedestrian bridge next week. Read More

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    Livability Summit Thursday, Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/11/2015

    The first-of-its kind summit on Thursday, Nov. 12, will pull together local elected officials, planners, caregivers, advocates, architects, designers, developers and many others to tackle livability issues in a new way. Read More

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    Central St. Streetscapes Project Public Meeting Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/11/2015

    A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 regarding the Streetscapes Project for the 12-Block Section of Central Street. Read More

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    Landlord Summit on Nov. 19 to Detail Resources Available to Help Property Owners, Managers and Tenants

    Posted: 11/10/2015

    Next week, the City of Knoxville is hosting a Landlord Summit for property owners and managers from across the city. It will provide resources and information to help landlords make rental units more energy-efficient and affordable for tenants. Read More

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    Online City Athletic League Registration Available

    Posted: 11/10/2015

    For the first time, online registration is available for the City’s winter leagues. Read More

  • Knox County Public Library's Books Sandwiched In Program Welcomes Jim Gray

    Knox County Public Library's Books Sandwiched In Program Welcomes Jim Gray

    Posted: 11/10/2015

    Knox County Public Library invites you to join Jim Gray, co-founder and Executive Director of the East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute, for a discussion of Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation by James Howard Kunstler at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Read More

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    Section of 20th Street Closed for 3 Days

    Posted: 11/10/2015

    A section of North 20th Street between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 11-13. Read More

  • News item

    City Seeking Applicants for $500,000 in Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 11/09/2015

    The City of Knoxville has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for historic preservation renovation projects that qualify for assistance. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work in November 2015

    KUB Lane Closures for Utility Work in November 2015

    Posted: 11/09/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Strong Alley, S. Northshore Dr., E. Fifth Ave., and S. Gay St. Read More

  • News item

    Cumberland Ave. Lanes to Reopen Later This Week

    Posted: 11/09/2015

    Starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, Southern Constructors and Rogers Group will begin the final paving for Phase I of the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project. Read More

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    Veterans Day Parade Set for Nov. 11

    Posted: 11/05/2015

    Be a part of honoring and celebrating our Nation's veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11 during the 90th Veterans Day Parade.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure at Clinch Ave. Nov. 6-12

    KUB Lane Closures at Clinch Ave. and W. Hill Ave.

    Posted: 11/05/2015

    KUB crews will reduce a short section of Clinch Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic between Twentieth Street and Twenty-First Street between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily from Friday, November 5, until Thursday, November 12, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Public Meeting on Central St. Streetscapes Project Set Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/04/2015

    A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 regarding the Streetscapes Project for the 12-Block Section of Central Street. Read More

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    Register This Week for First-Ever Knoxville Livability Summit on Nov. 12

    Posted: 11/04/2015

    The first-of-its kind summit on Thursday, Nov. 12, will pull together local elected officials, planners, caregivers, advocates, architects, designers, developers and many others to tackle livability issues in a new way. Read More

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    Home Coalition's New National Report Features Knoxville Apartments for Homeless Veterans

    Posted: 11/04/2015

    The federal Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Coalition has released its new report, “Building HOME: The HOME Investment Partnerships Program's Impact on America's Families and Communities.” HOME is a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More

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    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Kicks Off

    Posted: 11/03/2015

    Mayor Rogero encourages all Knoxville residents who need health insurance to explore their options under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment begins in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore and Clinch Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore, Clinch Ave., Lancaster Dr.

    Posted: 11/03/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on S. Northshore, Clinch Ave. and Lancaster Dr. Read More

  • KAT Operations and Maintenance Win Big in State Competition

    KAT Operations and Maintenance Win Big in State Competition

    Posted: 11/03/2015

    Last week, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) took six employees to the state transit competition – three in the bus operator category and three in the bus maintenance category. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Statement Regarding the KKK Membership List

    Posted: 11/02/2015

    The following statement was issued by Mayor Madeline Rogero in regards to her name being on a list of elected officials who are members of the Ku Klux Klan. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. Nov. 2015-June 2016

    KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. Nov. 2015-June 2016

    Posted: 10/31/2015

    Beginning on Monday, November 2, and lasting through June 2016, KUB crews performing upgrades on the overhead electric distribution system will implement temporary intermittent lane closures on short sections of Chapman Highway between Hendron Chapel Road and Nixon Road weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to facilitate safe work conditions. Read More

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    Don’t Forget Smoke Alarm Batteries When You ‘Fall Back’ This Weekend

    Posted: 10/31/2015

    The State Fire Marshal's Office reminds everyone to make sure and change the battery in your smoke alarms this weekend when you change your clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Read More

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    Island Home Avenue Set to Reopen Next Month

    Posted: 10/30/2015

    Work is progressing on the realignment of Island Home Avenue, and a contractor has been given an extension until Friday, Nov. 13, to reopen the avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Deane Hill, Walnut, W. Hill

    KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Deane Hill, Walnut, W. Hill

    Posted: 10/30/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Clinch Ave., Deane Hill Dr., Walnut St., and W. Hill Ave. Read More

  • Knoxville Named 2015 Top Big City by Blue Ridge Outdoors

    Knoxville Named 2015 Top Big City by Blue Ridge Outdoors

    Posted: 10/30/2015

    The wait is over. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named Knoxville their 2015 Top Big City.  Read More

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    Crime Scene Technician Honored for Observation That Led to Arrest of Murder Suspect

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today honored KPD Crime Scene Technician Rebecca Byers as the May Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Byers has been with the department since January 2011. Read More

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    Arrest of Serial Armed Robbers Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Jason Kalmanek the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Kalmanek has been with KPD since September 2009.  Read More

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    Officers Honored for Assisting Elderly Woman in Need

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officers Joseph Bowers and Andrew Markham the June Officers of the Month. Officer Bowers has been with the department since November 2007 while Officer Markham has been with KPD since July 2011. Read More

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    City's Tree Board to Celebrate Arbor Day with Lonsdale School

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    Every fall, Knoxville’s urban tree canopy provides a vivid display of red, yellow and orange leaves. What better way to celebrate the beauty of the city’s trees than by participating in Arbor Day? Read More

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    Leaf Season Kicks Off Nov. 2

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    “Leaf Season” begins on Monday, Nov. 2, and for the City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department crews, that means three months of a rigorous all-hands-on-deck effort to collect 7,000 tons of leaves. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure at W. Depot Ave Oct. 30

    KUB Lane Closure at W. Depot Ave Oct. 30

    Posted: 10/29/2015

    KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of W. Depot Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic between N. Broadway and N. Gay Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy Oct. 29-20

    KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy Oct. 29-20

    Posted: 10/28/2015

    KUB crews will close a short section of the southbound, curbside lane of Chapman Highway between Larry Drive and W. Red Bud Lane overnight from 10 p.m., Thursday, October 29, until 6 a.m., Friday, October 30, as repairs are made to a fire hydrant in the area. Read More

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    20th Street to Close at Cumberland Ave. through Wed. Evening

    Posted: 10/27/2015

    Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday and continuing through 7 p.m. Wednesday, a contractor will be installing a new sewer main, and the work will close 20th Street at its intersection with Cumberland Avenue. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. Releases Community Health Assessment

    Knox Co. Health Dept. Releases Community Health Assessment

    Posted: 10/27/2015

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has released its 2014-2015 Community Health Assessment, which outlines the priority health issues for Knox County.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure at Walnut St. Oct. 27

    KUB Lane Closure at Walnut St. Oct. 27

    Posted: 10/26/2015

    KUB crews will reduce a short section of Walnut Street to one alternating lane of traffic between Summer Place and Union Avenue from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, as work is performed to repair a fire hydrant.  Read More

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    SMG Hired as Interim Manager of City Public Assembly Facilities

    Posted: 10/26/2015

    On an interim basis, the City of Knoxville has hired the international venue management company SMG to oversee operations at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and Chilhowee Park.  Read More

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    East TN Development Symposium to be Held Nov. 18-19

    Posted: 10/23/2015

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County Government will join the Tennessee Stormwater Association to present the 2015 East Tennessee Development Symposium on Nov. 18-19 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

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    Regal Headquarters A 'Fantastic Opportunity' for Knoxville's South Waterfront

    Posted: 10/23/2015

    The announcement today that Regal Entertainment Group will locate their new corporate headquarters on the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville is a major step in the ongoing revitalization of Knoxville’s South Waterfront. Read More

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    Public Invited to Design Charrette on Broadway Corridor Nov. 5

    Posted: 10/22/2015

    The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) has been requested to assist the Broadway Corridor Task Force with developing a Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Kingston Pike Oct. 22-23

    KUB Lane Closure on Kingston Pike Oct. 22-23

    Posted: 10/22/2015

    KUB crews will close a short section of the westbound, curbside lane of Kingston Pike between Downtown West Boulevard and N. Gallaher View Road starting at 9 p.m., Thursday, October 22, until 6 a.m., Friday, October 23, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Event Road Closures for Oct. 24-25

    Posted: 10/22/2015

    Enjoy these events in Knoxville this weekend, but be aware of possible road closures. Read More

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    City Completes $3.7 Million Upgrade to Alleviate Flooding on Cross Park Dr.

    Posted: 10/22/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council members today cut a ribbon and dedicated a new $3.7 million drainage system designed to address years of flash flooding on Cross Park Drive. Read More

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    City, County Team Up with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Celebrate ‘America Recycles Day’

    Posted: 10/22/2015

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County are teaming up with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to celebrate America Recycles Day throughout the coming month.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on S. Northshore Dr. Oct 21-22

    KUB Lane Closure on S. Northshore Dr. Oct 21-22

    Posted: 10/21/2015

    KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of S. Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Rudder Lane and Timbergrove Drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Read More

  • Final Week of BOO! at the Zoo

    Final Week of BOO! at the Zoo

    Posted: 10/21/2015

    This Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the final weekend of Knoxville’s largest Halloween event. BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® features safe and not-too-scary fun designed with preschool and elementary-aged children in mind and takes place Oct. 22nd through 25th, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening. Read More

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    Crane Work to Close One Block of Gay St. on Oct. 25

    Posted: 10/20/2015

    Gay Street between Cumberland Avenue and Main Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 25, as a crane will be removing and replacing a cooling tower on the west side roof of the Howard H. Baker Jr. U.S. Courthouse. Read More

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    Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces Teen Driver Safety Week

    Posted: 10/19/2015

    The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced this week as national Teen Driver Safety Week.  Read More

  • BOO! at the Zoo Celebrating Another Weekend

    BOO! at the Zoo Celebrating Another Weekend

    Posted: 10/19/2015

    BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® is continuing another weekend of Halloween fun! Knoxville’s largest Halloween event features safe and not-too-scary fun continuing the next two weekends Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Oct. 22 for Cross Park Drive Drainage Improvements

    Posted: 10/19/2015

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, Mayor Rogero, City Council members and Engineering staff will dedicate a new $3.7 million drainage system at Cross Park Drive that’s capable of handling a water flow of more than 280,000 gallons per minute. Read More

  • KUB Road Closure on W. Church Ave.

    KUB Road Closure on W. Church Ave.

    Posted: 10/16/2015

    KUB and its contractor will close a section W. Church Avenue between S. Gay Street and Walnut Street from 6 a.m. Monday, October 19, until 3 p.m. Friday, December 18, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Celebrates African Lion’s 20th Birthday on Oct. 17

    Knoxville Zoo Celebrates African Lion’s 20th Birthday on Oct. 17

    Posted: 10/16/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is celebrating the 20th birthday of Sylvan, a female African lion.  Read More

  • KUB Road/Lane Closures Oct. 17-23

    KUB Road/Lane Closures Oct. 17-23

    Posted: 10/16/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have road/lane closures at N. Cherry St, Cumberland Ave. and W. Forest Blvd. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting to be Held Oct. 20 for New Playground at Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center

    Posted: 10/16/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members and other officials will formally open a new playground on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center in East Knoxville at 3124 Wilson Ave. Read More

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    Apartment Complex Construction to Close Section of White Ave.

    Posted: 10/14/2015

    Today through Friday – and then again next Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23 – anticipate White Avenue being closed between 17th and 18th Street. Read More

  • Watch A League of Their Own at Movies on Market Square Friday

    Watch A League of Their Own at Movies on Market Square Friday

    Posted: 10/13/2015

    So far, it's rain: 3, Movies on Market Square: 1. But the final movie of the series looks to be a homerun with weather.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Weekend Events Oct. 16-17

    Posted: 10/12/2015

    There will be a few temporary road closures during some downtown events this weekend. Read More

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    Free Knoxville Community Band Concert

    Posted: 10/09/2015

    A free concert by the Knoxville Community Band on Sunday, Oct. 11, will feature music familiar to most audiences – jazz, blues, swing and rock. Read More

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    Knoxville Wins $25,000 Entrepreneurship Grant

    Posted: 10/09/2015

    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the City of Knoxville through its Recipes for Growth City Challenge contest. Read More

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    Auditorium & Coliseum GM Retires, 3 Employees Fired

    Posted: 10/08/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s general manager of the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum retired and 3 other employees were fired today after a Knoxville Police Department Internal Affairs investigation discovered financial irregularities involving almost $4,800. Read More

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    City's 5 AmeriCorps Members Inspired to 'Make an Impact'

    Posted: 10/08/2015

    The five AmeriCorps members say they’re determined to help people. Through their internships with City of Knoxville, they’ll get their opportunity. Read More

  • KAT Football Shuttle Posts Record Ridership

    KAT Football Shuttle Posts Record Ridership

    Posted: 10/08/2015

    Loyal University of Tennessee football fans are taking the easy way to the game in record numbers. Read More

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    Section of Cumberland Ave. to be Repaved

    Posted: 10/07/2015

    Anticipate overnight alternating lanes closures beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday on Cumberland Avenue between Alcoa Highway and West Volunteer Boulevard as a contractor repaves and restripes the road. The repaving work will be finished by 6 a.m. Friday. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 10, 2015

    Posted: 10/07/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Features 12 Nights of Not-Too-Scary Fun

    BOO! at the Zoo Features 12 Nights of Not-Too-Scary Fun

    Posted: 10/06/2015

    BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® kicks off Knoxville’s largest Halloween event beginning Thursday, Oct. 8th. Read More

  • Neyland and Third Creek Greenways Reopen  Following KUB Utility Upgrade Work

    Neyland and Third Creek Greenways Reopen Following KUB Utility Upgrade Work

    Posted: 10/02/2015

    KUB and its contractor have completed work on sections of two City of Knoxville greenways located on the University of Tennessee campus following upgrades to the natural gas distribution system in the area, and the Neyland and Third Creek Greenways have reopened.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland Ave., W. Forest Blvd.

    KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland Ave., W. Forest Blvd.

    Posted: 10/02/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Cumberland Ave. on Oct. 5 and West Forest Boulevard on Oct. 5-20. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Announces Staff Changes: Jackie Clay Promoted, Indya Kincannon Appointed

    Posted: 10/01/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the promotion of Jackie Clay to manage a newly-funded Save Our Sons program, and the appointment of Indya Kincannon to Clay’s former position in an expanded role of special projects manager. Read More

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    Separate Projects Prompt Closures in 2 Blocks in Fort Sanders

    Posted: 09/30/2015

    A one-block section of Laurel Avenue will be closed Wednesday morning, while one of the three lanes in a one-block section of 16th Street will be closed for 5 1/2 weeks. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr. Oct. 1-Nov. 30

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr. Oct. 1-Nov. 30

    Posted: 09/30/2015

    Utility work continues along South Northshore Drive as improvements are made to KUB's natural gas and water distribution systems in the area. Read More

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    Black Lillies Free Show, Other Happenings Prompt Weekend Street Closures

    Posted: 09/30/2015

    Events and construction held downtown this weekend will cause a few road closures. Read More

  • Knoxville Named a Best Value City for 2016

    Knoxville Named a Best Value City for 2016

    Posted: 09/30/2015

    Visit Knoxville learned to day from travel website Trivago that the city has been chosen as an American Best Value City. Knoxville hits the number 12 spot of the 50 city list. See the entire list here: Trivago List Read More

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    Market Square Fall Concert Series Returns

    Posted: 09/29/2015

    The Market Square Fall Concert Series returns for a run of shows on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. Read More

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    Crane Work to Close One Block of Gay St. on Sunday Morning, Oct. 4

    Posted: 09/28/2015

    South Gay Street between Wall and Union avenues will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 4, as a crane places an air-conditioning unit on the roof of the former JC Penney building.  Read More

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    Water Line Installations Prompt Night-Time Closure of 2 Blocks of Cumberland Ave., Starting Tonight

    Posted: 09/28/2015

    A contractor will be installing and connecting water lines on Cumberland Avenue this week, prompting the overnight closure of Cumberland for four nights, starting tonight. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee Meeting Set for Oct. 15, 2015

    Posted: 09/28/2015

    The Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. Read More

  • Three Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying Sept. 30, Oct. 1

    Three Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying Sept. 30, Oct. 1

    Posted: 09/28/2015

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

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    World's Fair Park Playground Closed Saturday Afternoon for Bonnyman Ceremony

    Posted: 09/25/2015

    The playground at World's Fair Park will be closed from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, during the memorial ceremony for Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. Read More

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

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

    Posted: 09/24/2015

    Knoxville Zoo will be hosting a special after-hours event featuring original art and craft created by the zoo’s animal “artists." Read More

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    Anticipate Lane Closures This Week on 3 Streets Along Cumberland Ave. Corridor

    Posted: 09/22/2015

    Extended work has been scheduled this week on sections of 17th Street and White Avenue, while a previously-scheduled storm drain installation is underway that has closed a section of North 22nd Street. Read More

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    36th Annual Greek Fest This Weekend

    Posted: 09/22/2015

    The 36th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 4070 Kingston Pike on September 25-27, and is sure to be the most special of festivals to date.  Read More

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    Hola Festival Set for Sept. 26-27

    Posted: 09/22/2015

    Enjoy the 2015 HoLa Festival on Saturday evening, Sept. 26 and Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27 at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Utility Work to Close Intersection at Island Home Ave. and Maplewood Dr.

    Posted: 09/22/2015

    The intersection of Island Home Avenue and Maplewood Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, through 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, as a contractor performs utility work. Read More

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    Unwanted Medications Collection, Mercury Thermometer Exchange Event to Be Held Saturday

    Posted: 09/21/2015

    The City of Knoxville Police Department and other local sponsors are hosting a one-day collection of outdated or unwanted medications and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Saturday, Sept. 26. Read More

  • Seniors Age 65 and Over Get Free Zoo Admission on Senior Day

    Seniors Age 65 and Over Get Free Zoo Admission on Senior Day Presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory

    Posted: 09/21/2015

    Seniors age 65 and over are invited to enjoy free admission to Knoxville Zoo on Senior Day presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Read More

  • Parents Encouraged to Take Advantage of In-School Flu Vaccination

    Parents Encouraged to Take Advantage of In-School Flu Vaccination

    Posted: 09/18/2015

    To reduce the burden of influenza in our community, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will once again offer in-school influenza (FluMist) vaccinations at Knox County elementary and middle schools as well as some Head Starts, private schools and child care centers. The initial phase of the program is from Sept. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015.  Read More

  • Lost Era of Music Comes to Life at Knoxville Stomp Festival May 5-8

    Lost Era of Music Comes to Life at Knoxville Stomp Festival May 5-8

    Posted: 09/18/2015

    In the summer of 1929 and spring of 1930, a novelty came to Knoxville, Tennessee - a fully-equipped, modern recording studio, installed by the Brunswick record label at the St. James Hotel on Wall Avenue in the heart of downtown.  Read More

  • Two New Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying

    Two New Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying

    Posted: 09/17/2015

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in portions of East Knoxville and North Knox County.  Read More

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    Family Safety and Preparedness Fair Sept. 26

    Posted: 09/17/2015

    The Family Safety and Preparedness Fair will be held 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.26 at the World’s Fair Park. Read More

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    State Tree-Planting Grant to Enhance Urban Canopy

    Posted: 09/16/2015

    In November, crews will begin planting 500 trees citywide – 335 of them through a $20,000 state Department of Agriculture grant. Read More

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    Lane Closures Scheduled in Cumberland Ave. Corridor

    Posted: 09/15/2015

    Work associated with both the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction and the building of The Standard apartment complex will prompt several road closures in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor, starting today. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Proposed Design Plans for Sevier Avenue Bike Lanes

    Posted: 09/15/2015

    Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis and City of Knoxville Engineering and Office of Redevelopment staff will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at regarding the proposed design plans for Sevier Ave. bike lanes. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave. Read More

  • Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold Senior Fall Prevention Seminars

    Knox Co. Health Dept. to Hold Senior Fall Prevention Seminars

    Posted: 09/15/2015

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knoxville-Knox County Senior Safety Task Force will kick off a series of senior fall prevention seminars on Friday, September 18 with a health fair from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street.  Read More

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    Funeral Events Scheduled Sept. 25-27 for Medal of Honor Recipient Bonnyman

    Posted: 09/15/2015

    Marine First Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. who was awarded the Medal of Honor after he was killed on Nov. 22, 1943 in the battle of Tarawa will be honored in public burial events Sept. 25-27. Read More

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    City Opens Six New Pickleball Courts at West Hills Park

    Posted: 09/14/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Councilman Duane Grieve and pickleball enthusiasts cut the ribbon for six new outdoor pickleball courts in West Hills Park on Monday morning, Sept. 14. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Comments on Tennessee's Public Records Act

    Posted: 09/14/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today submitted the following statement to the State of Tennessee’s Office of Open Records Counsel, in response to a call for comments on a proposal to permit governments to charge citizens for inspection of public records under the Tennessee Public Records Act. Read More

  • Zoo Debuts McGaha Gorilla Cam

    Zoo Debuts McGaha Gorilla Cam

    Posted: 09/14/2015

    Knoxville Zoo anticipates bringing productivity to a halt across Knoxville today with the debut of the McGaha Gorilla Cam, a live web cam that features real-time views into the Gorilla Valley courtyard and the daily activities of gorilla babies Obi and Ubuntu. Read More

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    Traffic Tips for UT Football Game Saturday

    Posted: 09/12/2015

    City police and traffic engineers urge fans to be patient and allow plenty of driving time to commute safely to and from the campus area on game days, and also to consider riding KAT shuttles to and from the home games.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Celebrates Birth of Endangered Chacoan Peccaries-Again!

    Knoxville Zoo Celebrates Birth of Endangered Chacoan Peccaries-Again!

    Posted: 09/12/2015

    Knoxville Zoo’s peccaries are parents for the second time in 2015. Over the Labor Day weekend, Knoxville Zoo welcomed three rare Chacoan peccaries, an endangered species native to South America. Read More

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    9/11 Memorial Service Held Today

    Posted: 09/11/2015

    This morning, the City of Knoxville and Knox County held a joint 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Read More

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    SEEED Students Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency

    Posted: 09/11/2015

    Next week, Sept. 15-22, volunteers from the local nonprofit organization SEEED (Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development) will be knocking on doors in the Morningside Park neighborhood to share tips on saving energy.  Read More

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    Accessible Playground Opens at Lakeshore Park in Honor of Hank Rappé

    Posted: 09/11/2015

    The desire to create a memorial for a young boy has led to the creation of Knoxville’s newest public playground. The Hank Rappé Playground, an inclusive space for children of all ages and abilities, opened today at Lakeshore Park, next to the Knox Youth Sports baseball fields. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook

    KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook

    Posted: 09/10/2015

    KUB crews will close a short section of the outside, westbound lane of Middlebrook Pike between E. Weisgarber Road and Amherst Road from 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, until 6 a.m. on Friday, September 11, to repair a fire hydrant.  Read More

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    Knoxville Police Department Takes Part In National Child Passenger Safety Week

    Posted: 09/10/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to educate parents and caregivers during national Child Passenger Safety week, taking place September 13-19.  Read More

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    Public Art Unveiled in Mary Vestal Park

    Posted: 09/10/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis on Wednesday unveiled a one-ton marble sculpture entitled “No Place Like Home” in Mary Vestal Park, 401 Maryville Pike. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting to be Held Sept. 14 for New Pickleball Courts

    Posted: 09/10/2015

    On Monday, September 14, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members and neighborhood leaders will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. for six new pickleball courts at West Hills Park, located at 7624 Sheffield Drive. Read More

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    Chris Ruberg Hired as City's Real Estate Manager

    Posted: 09/09/2015

    This week, Chris Ruberg joined the City of Knoxville as the City’s Real Estate Manager. Read More

  • KUB Alerts Businesses of Scammers

    KUB Alerts Businesses of Scammers

    Posted: 09/09/2015

    KUB has received notification from local restaurants that someone called claiming to be from KUB to say they owe money on their account.  Read More

  • Driving Miss Daisy to kick off 12th year of Movies on Market Square this Friday

    Driving Miss Daisy to kick off 12th year of Movies on Market Square this Friday

    Posted: 09/09/2015

    Knox County Public Library's 12th year of Movies on Market Square kicks off this Friday, September 11 with Driving Miss Daisy (PG, 1989).  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 12, 2015

    Posted: 09/09/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City Parks & Recreation Holds 4th Annual "Doggie Dip" on Sept. 13

    Posted: 09/08/2015

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation will hold the fourth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-6 p.m. Read More

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    Knoxville, Knox Co. Commemorate Anniversary of 9/11

    Posted: 09/08/2015

    On Friday, Sept. 11, the City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a joint 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The observance will be held at 8:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, in front of the City County Building, 400 Main St. Read More

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    Section of S. Central St. to Close Sept. 9 as Crew Digs Deep Trench for Stormwater Pipe

    Posted: 09/08/2015

    South Central Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, between Summit Hill Drive and Union Avenue. Read More

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    KPD Officer Successfully Deploys Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone

    Posted: 09/07/2015

    Just 48 hours after deploying the first doses of Naloxone to KPD officers, the opiate overdose drug was successfully administerd to a 32-year-old male who had suffered an overdose. The male was transported to UT Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition. Read More

  • Library Foundation to announce “From Papers to Pixels” campaign

    Library Foundation to announce “From Papers to Pixels” campaign

    Posted: 09/04/2015

    Slipping into the broadsheet pages of East Tennessee history is soon to be a mere mouse click away. At noon on Tuesday, September 8, the Knox County Public Library Foundation will announce its campaign to raise $600,000 to digitize the Knoxville News Sentinel from 1922 – 1990 at a launch event held at the East Tennessee History Center.  Read More

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    Labor Day Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

    Posted: 09/04/2015

    Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, is closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day Holiday.  Read More

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    New Public Art at Mary Vestal Park

    Posted: 09/04/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis and other City Council members, and Mary Vestal community members will unveil new public art in Mary Vestal Park on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Read More

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    Grand Opening of Hank Rappé Playground at Lakeshore Park Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/03/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of the Lakeshore Park board and representatives of Knox Youth Sports will formally open the new Hank Rappé Playground at Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore Dr., on Friday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. Read More

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    Trench Dig to Close Section of South Central Street

    Posted: 09/02/2015

    Please note: The new stormwater pipe installation has been rescheduled to next week, therefore, Central Street WILL BE OPEN Sept 3. A new release with updated information will be issued once a new date for the trench dig has been finalized.  Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 11

    Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/02/2015

    The silver screen is set to light up Friday nights on Market Square starting September 11 with Driving Miss Daisy. Based on a community-wide vote, this year's lineup of Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square also features women baseball players in WWII , Teddy Roosevelt, a macaw from Minnesota, and Dracula.  Read More

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    Traffic Tips for Boomsday and U.T. Home Games

    Posted: 09/01/2015

    City of Knoxville officials today recommended the best traffic routes to help motorists most easily drive into the University of Tennessee campus area for football games this season, and they also promoted Knoxville Area Transit shuttles as an alternative to driving. Read More

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    Tennessee Valley Fair Returns Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/01/2015

    The Tennessee Valley Fair returns Sept. 11-20 to Chilhowee Park, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue. From culinary arts to crafts, livestock shows to action sports, headline concerts and special events, there are thousands of ways to enjoy a little Homegrown Happiness at this year’s Tennessee Valley Fair! Read More

  • KAT Seeks Input on Downtown Trolleys

    KAT Seeks Input on Downtown Trolleys

    Posted: 09/01/2015

    With downtown’s continuing growth and development, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will be examining the downtown trolley service to determine if it is still meeting the needs as effectively as possible.  As such, KAT has created some unique ways for the public to provide input into the system. Read More

  • Knoxville Heads into Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Final Round

    Knoxville Heads into Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Final Round

    Posted: 08/31/2015

    After a busy weekend of voting and sharing, Knoxville has beaten Chattanooga to move on to the final round of the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine's Top Towns contest.  Read More

  • Two West Knoxville Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying

    Two West Knoxville Areas Scheduled for Mosquito Spraying

    Posted: 08/31/2015

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

  • KUB Lane Closures at Game Day Way Blvd & W. Forest Blvd.

    KUB Lane Closures at Game Day Way Blvd & W. Forest Blvd.

    Posted: 08/28/2015

    KUB will have lane closures at West Forest Blvd., Joan Cronan Way and Game Day Way Blvd. due to utility maintenance. Read More

  • KUB Maintains Partial Closures On Sections of City Greenways

    KUB Maintains Partial Closures On Sections of City Greenways

    Posted: 08/28/2015

    KUB and its contractor will maintain closures on sections of two City of Knoxville greenways located on the University of Tennessee campus as the natural gas distribution system in the area is upgraded through the end of September 2015.  Read More

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    City Officials, Community Partners Discuss Next Steps for Restoring Fountain City Lake

    Posted: 08/26/2015

    City of Knoxville officials at a public hearing Tuesday evening updated stakeholders on what’s been done so far to repair the infrastructure at Fountain City Lake – and what steps will be taken in the coming months, both by the City and by families who enjoy using the lake. Read More

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    City Offices Closed Monday, September 7

    Posted: 08/26/2015

    City offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day Holiday.  Read More

  • KUB Closures in West Knoxville and Fort Sanders Area

    KUB Closures in West Knoxville and Fort Sanders Area

    Posted: 08/26/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville and on 19th Street in the Fort Sanders area. Read More

  • KUB to Purge Air from South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline this Friday

    KUB to Purge Air from South Loop Natural Gas Pipeline this Friday

    Posted: 08/26/2015

    Beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until 5 p.m. this Friday, August 28, KUB will perform a process called “purging” to remove air from the newly-installed South Loop pipeline and replace it with natural gas. This will be the final step to place this section of pipeline into active service.  Read More

  • Vote for Knoxville in Top Towns Contest

    Vote for Knoxville in Top Towns Contest

    Posted: 08/25/2015

    Knoxville and Chattanooga are pitted against each other in a Top Towns Contest for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.  Read More

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    Mayor Hosts Pre-Game Event, Pledges City's Support for 'Play Ball' Initiative

    Posted: 08/25/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has pledged the City of Knoxville to participate in the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) partnership with Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative, which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and softball and encourages widespread participation in related activities.  Read More

  • Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover to Transform 1,200 Homes

    Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover to Transform 1,200 Homes

    Posted: 08/25/2015

    Today, local partners announced the launch of Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM), a new program to improve the energy efficiency of more than 1,200 homes in Knoxville over the next two years. KEEM is funded by TVA, which selected Knoxville to receive $15 million in funding through the TVA Smart Communities: Extreme Energy Makeovers project.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Announces Changes in Public Works

    Posted: 08/24/2015

    With major projects and initiatives underway in several departments, Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced leadership changes in City Public Works and Public Service. Read More

  • KUB Road Closure on Asbury Road

    KUB Road Closure on Asbury Road

    Posted: 08/24/2015

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Asbury Road at the South National Drive intersection from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, starting Tuesday, August 25, until Friday, August 28, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

  • Areas Added to Mosquito Spray Schedule

    Areas Added to Mosquito Spray Schedule Aug. 27, 30

    Posted: 08/24/2015

    The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in a section of north Knoxville. Read More

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    City Parks and Recreation Dept. Accepting Challenge Grant Applications

    Posted: 08/21/2015

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to non-profit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits. Read More

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    Cumberland Merchants to Host First-Ever Brick By Brick Pre-Game Block Party on the Strip

    Posted: 08/21/2015

    If your orange blood is boiling and you just can’t wait for the Vols’ first home football game on Sept. 12, the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association has a cure – a first-ever pre-game closed-street block party before the Saturday, Sept. 5 season opener in Nashville. Read More

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    Wide Range of Events this Weekend; Temporary Lane Closures

    Posted: 08/20/2015

    There will be something for everyone as races, crafts and festivals will be held around Knoxville this weekend.  Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/20/2015

    Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square is coming back for its 12th year.  Read More

  • KAT Expands Sunday Service on August 30

    KAT Expands Sunday Service on August 30

    Posted: 08/20/2015

    For years, the most requested improvement to the KAT system has been more Sunday service.  Read More

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    Play in the Street! Open Streets Knoxville Kicks Off Sunday, Oct. 25

    Posted: 08/20/2015

    Mark your calendar: The first-ever Open Streets Knoxville event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25. Read More

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    21st Street Closure Extended One Day

    Posted: 08/19/2015

    Due to delays related to wet weather, the closure of 21st Street at the north side of its intersection with Cumberland Avenue has been extended by one day. Crews started Monday with installation of water and gas pipelines across 21st Street, and the street is now scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, weather permitting. Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Touch A Truck This Saturday

    Zoo Hosts Touch A Truck This Saturday

    Posted: 08/19/2015

    This Saturday, zoo-goers can get hands-on with big trucks, emergency vehicles, race cars and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed. Touch A Truck, presented by Meade Tractor, will be held on Saturday, August 22rd, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the day even more fun, the first 500 children age 12 and under to arrive will receive a free child’s-sized construction hat. Read More

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    Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Opens New Welcome Center

    Posted: 08/14/2015

    The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum held a dedication and ribbon cutting for their new Welcome Center today. Read More

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    City Opens Newly Paved Golf Cart Paths

    Posted: 08/13/2015

    Mayor Rogero, City Council, City Parks & Recreation and Billy Casper Golf representatives cut the ribbon for a $1 million golf cart path paving project that includes nine miles of cart paths at two City golf courses, Knoxville Municipal and Whittle Springs.  Read More

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    21st Street to be Closed at Cumberland Ave. Aug. 17-19

    Posted: 08/13/2015

    Construction crews will close 21st Street at the north side of its intersection with Cumberland Avenue next week, to install water and gas pipelines across 21st Street. The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, and will be finished by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Read More

  • Join KPD's Chief Deputy Nate Allen for Books Sandwiched In Program

    Join KPD's Chief Deputy Nate Allen for Books Sandwiched In Program

    Posted: 08/13/2015

    If you’d like to walk a compassionate mile in the shoes of a cop without coming under fire, this book is for you. Join Nate Allen, Deputy Chief of Police, City of Knoxville, for a revealing look at 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Platinga, Wednesday, August 19, noon–1:00 p.m in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, at this month’s Books Sandwiched In, a program series of Knox County Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Game Day Way Rd, W. Forest Blvd.

    KUB Road Closures on Game Day Way Rd, W. Forest Blvd.

    Posted: 08/12/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Game Day Way Rd. and W. Forest Blvd. due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Public Meeting Aug. 25 on Fountain City Lake Improvements

    Posted: 08/11/2015

    On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Mayor Madeline Rogero will join City Council representatives and City staff to present a public update on plans for long-term improvements to Fountain City Lake. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Lions Club Building located at Fountain City Park, 5345 N. Broadway. Read More

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Aug. 13

    Mosquito Spraying Set for Aug. 13

    Posted: 08/11/2015

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

  • Sunsphere Once Again Site for 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb

    Sunsphere Once Again Site for 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb

    Posted: 08/11/2015

    Once again, the City of Knoxville, SERVPRO® of Rocky Hill/Sequoyah Hills/South Knoxville, and Visit Knoxville are proud to bring the NFFF Knoxville Memorial Stairclimb back to Knoxville's iconic Sunsphere.  Read More

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    Drainage Improvements Protect Residents, Infrastructure and Waterways

    Posted: 08/10/2015

    A good strong rain can be refreshing on a hot summer afternoon, but all of that water does more than soak the lawn and azaleas. Especially in urban areas with a lot of asphalt and concrete, rainwater has to have somewhere to go. Without sufficient drainage, it will overflow creeks, flood roadways, damage property and endanger lives. And in a city with infrastructure built over the course of more than 200 years, keeping the water moving is an ongoing challenge. Read More

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    City's Finance Department Receives National Recognition for 28th Straight Year

    Posted: 08/07/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been recognized with the “highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting” by a national organization. Read More

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    Big Crowd Helps Launch Everly Brothers Park

    Posted: 08/07/2015

    More than 100 people turned out Friday evening for the dedication of Everly Brothers Park in Bearden. The festive event, with ice cream provided by Bearden Council and Earth Fare, helped launch a community fundraising effort to provide landscaping and commemorative displays at the pocket park along Kingston Pike to honor the pioneering rock'n'roll duo who spent their formative teenage years as students at West High School. Read More

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    Enthusiastic Gathering Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

    Posted: 08/06/2015

    Big, enthusiastic turnout for Thursday night’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act! Read More

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    City, NFPA Offer Safety Tips for Lightning Storms

    Posted: 08/05/2015

    You’re grilling hamburgers on the backyard patio. As you flip them over, you notice that the sky is getting dark. Next, you see a flash of lightning. Then you hear a clap of thunder. What should you do? Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 8, 2015

    Posted: 08/05/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland Ave. and Henley Street Tunnel

    KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland Ave. and Henley Street Tunnel

    Posted: 08/04/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Cumberland Ave. and Henley Street Tunnel due to utility maintenance. Read More

  • Library to Loan Out Tablets and Audio Players for Children

    Library to Loan Out Tablets and Audio Players for Children

    Posted: 08/04/2015

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of Playaway Launchpads and Playaway Bookpacks into its circulating collection. Families can now borrow tablets pre-loaded with educational apps, games, and activities for children as well as audio players pre-loaded with recorded versions of 3-5 books, which are paired with the correlating print versions for read-along.  Read More

  • Feast With the Beasts is Knoxville’s Largest Wine, Food and Brew Event

    Feast With the Beasts is Knoxville’s Largest Wine, Food and Brew Event

    Posted: 08/04/2015

    Knoxville Zoo invites guests to do a little grazing, try out some new watering holes and shake their tail feathers at Knoxville’s largest food and drink sampling event. Feast with the Beasts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, takes place on Saturday, August 15 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

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    Beware Cumberland Ave. Loading Zone Violators

    Posted: 08/03/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will be educating delivery truck drivers next week on how to lawfully find and park in commercial loading zones in the Cumberland Avenue area. Read More

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    Civil Rights Leader Joanne Bland to Speak Aug. 6 at Voting Rights Celebration

    Posted: 08/03/2015

    Joanne Bland was just 11 years old when she joined the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma., Ala., in 1965. She was the youngest marcher on the day that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday,” and she witnessed first-hand the beatings and abuse of her fellow marchers, including her older sister. Read More

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    Dedication of Everly Brothers Park Aug. 7

    Posted: 08/03/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Councilman Duane Grieve, other members of City Council, members of the Bearden Council and representatives of the Legacy Parks Foundation will celebrate the establishment of Everly Brothers Park on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Kingston Pike and Forest Park Boulevard. Read More

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    City to Host Back to School Family Night Aug. 5

    Posted: 08/03/2015

    The City of Knoxville and the Police Department, Overcoming Believers Church and the Save Our Sons (SOS) initiative are hosting a free citywide back-to-school event for school-age youth and their families.  Read More

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    Major Milestone on Cumberland Ave. Reconstruction

    Posted: 07/31/2015

    An eastbound lane will open Saturday, Aug. 1, on Cumberland Avenue between Alcoa Highway and 22nd Street – marking a “major milestone” in the City of Knoxville’s $17 million reconstruction of Cumberland.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike, State St., S. Northshore Dr., Locust St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike, State St., S. Northshore Dr., Locust St.

    Posted: 07/31/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Middlebrook Pike, State St., S. Northshore Dr., Locust St. Read More

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    Public Meeting Set Aug. 11 on Gay Street Project

    Posted: 07/30/2015

    A complete rebuild of the infrastructure in the 700 block of South Gay Street (between Church and Cumberland avenues) will begin this fall. Property owners and other downtown stakeholders are invited to an Aug. 11 public meeting to ask questions and hear details about the project and the construction schedule. Read More

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    Shoney’s® Restaurants Offering FREE KidCare Photo ID

    Posted: 07/30/2015

    Now in its 21st year, Shoney’s Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for two days only in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read More

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    City Staff, Webpage Provide Information on New Sign Regulations

    Posted: 07/30/2015

    The City’s Plans Review and Inspections staff is ready to assist any citizens or property owners with questions about the City's new sign regulations or about filing for a sign construction permit. In addition, the City has created a new webpage to help citizens better understand the new ordinance. Read More

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    Crews to Replace Sidewalks, Trees on Main St. West of Henley

    Posted: 07/29/2015

    Early next month, a City contractor will begin replacing sidewalks and trees on the south side of the 700 block of Main Street, between Poplar and Henley streets. This is on the west side of Henley, on the same block as Church Street United Methodist Church.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Utility Maintenance on Hall of Fame, Winona

    KUB Lane Closures for Utility Maintenance on Hall of Fame, Winona

    Posted: 07/29/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Hall of Fame Drive and Winona Street due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Removal of Diseased Trees to Close Greenway

    Posted: 07/28/2015

    The greenway connecting Victor Ashe Park and Northwest Middle School will be closed during the day starting Monday, Aug. 3, as crews cut down 22 diseased ash trees. Read More

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    Aug. 11 Forum Set to Discuss Employing People With Disabilities

    Posted: 07/28/2015

    Community leaders and employers, mark your calendar: A “Community Conversation” to discuss strategies for supporting the employment of people with disabilities is scheduled for 6-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Embassy Suites, 9621 Parkside Drive. Read More

  • KAT Ends Fiscal Year with Over 3 Million Passenger Trips

    KAT Ends Fiscal Year with Over 3 Million Passenger Trips

    Posted: 07/27/2015

    Knoxville Area Transit ended the fiscal year with ridership totals of over 3 million passenger trips, up 119,000 over FY 14. The ending month of the fiscal year had a 12% ridership increase over June of 2014.  Read More

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    City Website Maintenance Sunday, July 26

    Posted: 07/23/2015

    The City website will undergo maintenance on Sunday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures July 23-29

    KUB Road Closures July 23-29

    Posted: 07/23/2015

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have the following road closures through July 29. Read More

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    Mayor Appoints 12 New Business Advisory Council Members

    Posted: 07/22/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed a diverse group of 12 business leaders to serve on the Business Advisory Council (BAC). City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the appointments Tuesday night. Read More

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    City's 3-1-1 Center Now Handling 2-1-1 Help Line Calls

    Posted: 07/22/2015

    Beginning this month, the City's 3-1-1 Call Center has started handling calls to the 2-1-1 help line, which is funded by United Way organizations across the region to provide referrals to local community services for people in need. Read More

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    Fort Sanders House Relocation Will Affect Traffic July 24

    Posted: 07/22/2015

    The relocation of a historic home from White Avenue to Clinch Avenue will require temporary no-parking zones and rolling road blocks on streets in the Fort Sanders neighborhood on Friday, July 24. Read More

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    South High School Building Redevelopment Public Meeting July 23

    Posted: 07/21/2015

    Community Development Department staff, community leaders and interested redevelopers will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 23 regarding the redevelopment of the South High School building. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Dogwood Elementary School located at 705 Tipton Ave. Read More

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    Knox County Health Department Extends Hours for Immunizations

    Posted: 07/21/2015

    Beginning July 27, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer extended hours to better accommodate parents seeking back-to-school vaccinations for their children. KCHD’s Travel and Immunization Clinic, and West and Teague Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday from July 27 through August 7.  Read More

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    Clinch Avenue Viaduct to Close Temporarily

    Posted: 07/17/2015

    The Clinch Avenue Viaduct spanning World’s Fair Park will be closed for up to eight days, starting Monday, July 20 – part of a $2.7 million infrastructure upgrade that will improve the experience of pedestrians approaching World’s Fair Park and the Knoxville Convention Center from two sides. Read More

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    Goats Take On Kudzu at Fort Dickerson Park

    Posted: 07/17/2015

    As work continues at Fort Dickerson Park, the City of Knoxville is getting some help from four-legged contractors: Goats will be brought in July 21 to combat kudzu. Read More

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    Chris Howley Named as Engineering Planning Chief

    Posted: 07/16/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s Engineering Department has selected Chris Howley as Engineering Planning Chief. Howley replaces Brent Johnson, who recently retired after more than 27 years of service.  Read More

  • Navitat Knoxville Opens at Ijams Nature Center

    Navitat Knoxville Opens at Ijams Nature Center

    Posted: 07/16/2015

    A ribbon cutting was held today to open Navitat's Ijams Canopy Experience - a new tree-based adventure park at Ijams Nature Center just minutes from downtown Knoxville.  Read More

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    Musicians Lend Their Voices to Trees in Two City Parks

    Posted: 07/15/2015

    Have you ever heard a tree tell its own story? You can now, in two Knoxville City parks. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Announces Changes in Office of Redevelopment

    Posted: 07/14/2015

    With the impending retirement of Office of Redevelopment Director Bob Whetsel, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today two promotions to fill the top jobs in the department. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Announces Gorilla Baby Names and Genders

    Knoxville Zoo Announces Gorilla Baby Names and Genders

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    The genders of Knoxville Zoo’s Western lowland gorilla babies have been determined and they have been officially named. It’s a girl and a boy, and the one-month-olds have been christened Obi and Ubuntu. Read More

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    Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to Speak in Knoxville July 18

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Renowned author and scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will speak in Knoxville on Saturday, July 18, as a guest of the Knoxville Chamber’s Diversity Champions. In addition, there are two upcoming events in the City’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Read More

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    Multiple Felony Arrests, Seizure of Drugs and Weapon Confiscation earns Officer Award

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Jordan Henderson the March Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Henderson has been with the department since January 2014. Read More

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    Officers Honored for Assistance to Elderly Female

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officers Jay Williams and Jonathan Book the February Officers of the Month. Officer Williams has been with KPD since 2003. Officer Book has been with the department since January 2014.  Read More

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    Technical Services Unit Honored For Work on Anti-Bullying Campaign

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Technical Services Employees Julia Small and Eric Miller the February Employees of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Small has been with the department since January 2014 while Mr. Miller has been with KPD since April 2008. Read More

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    Response to President’s Visit Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Julia Small the January Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Small oversees the Technical Services Unit and has been with KPD since January 2014.  Read More

  • Knoxville Film Office and the Knoxville Film Festival Offer a $20,000 Grand Prize

    Knoxville Film Office and the Knoxville Film Festival Offer a $20,000 Grand Prize

    Posted: 07/13/2015

    The Visit Knoxville Film Office, in partnership with the Knoxville Film Festival, has announced they will be offering a $20,000 Grand Prize to the winner of this year's Knoxville Film Festival 7-Day Shootout competition. The 7-Day Shootout provides filmmaking teams with 7 days to shoot a 7 minute film. The films are then judged by various industry experts.  Read More

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    KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment, Public Meeting Aug. 5

    Posted: 07/10/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Read More

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    Market Study Is Next Step in Jackson Ave. Development

    Posted: 07/10/2015

    As the City of Knoxville prepares to seek a master developer to oversee development of publicly owned properties along West Jackson Avenue, consultants are conducting a market study to provide guidance on potential commercial and residential uses of the properties. Read More

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    City to Host Workshop on Transit Oriented Development

    Posted: 07/09/2015

    Next week, City of Knoxville officials will host representatives from Smart Growth America for two days of discussions about transit oriented development (TOD). They will include a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the East Tennessee History Center. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert in Maryville

    Posted: 07/09/2015

    A free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, by the Knoxville Community Band will take you on a musical tour from “Les Miserables” and a bit of Benny Goodman’s swing to Bugs Bunny’s most popular hits. Read More

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    City Council Approves Naming of Everly Brothers Park

    Posted: 07/09/2015

    The Bearden area of West Knoxville has a new pocket park named for the legendary Everly Brothers, who lived in the area as teenagers. The Bearden Council, which represents local neighborhoods and businesses, is planning a fundraising campaign to add landscaping, educational and biographical information. Read More

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    Public Meeting July 23 on South High School Building Redevelopment

    Posted: 07/09/2015

    Community Development Department staff, community leaders and interested redevelopers will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 23 regarding the redevelopment of the South High School building. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Dogwood Elementary School located at 705 Tipton Ave. Read More

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    Water Line Relocation to Close Two-Block Section of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 07/08/2015

    From 3 a.m. Saturday, July 11, though 6 a.m. Monday, July 13, a westbound lane of Cumberland Avenue will be closed between Volunteer Boulevard and the ramps east of Alcoa Highway.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 11, 2015

    Posted: 07/08/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr. July 7-31

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr. July 7-31

    Posted: 07/07/2015

    Utility work continues along South Northshore Drive as improvements are made to KUB's natural gas and water distribution systems in the area. Read More

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    City Breaks Ground on Suttree Landing Park

    Posted: 07/07/2015

    City of Knoxville officials and South Waterfront neighborhood and redevelopment partners on Tuesday broke ground on the new $3.4 million Suttree Landing Park. Read More

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    Take a 'Selfie with a Statue' for Parks and Recreation

    Posted: 07/05/2015

    In honor of July being “National Parks and Recreation Month,” Knoxville Parks and Recreation is holding a social media campaign called “Selfie with a Statue.” Read More

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    Festival on the Fourth Offers Traditional Favorites, Fun New Features

    Posted: 07/03/2015

    Join in celebrating Independence Day at the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park.  Read More

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    Downtown Streets Closed for July 4th Festivities

    Posted: 07/02/2015

    Head downtown Saturday for Fourth of July fireworks and naturally wholesome goodies at the weekly Farmers' Market. But plan your route beforehand so you'll know where to park and what streets are closed. Read More

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    KPD Chief Rausch Clarifies Policy on Release of Videos

    Posted: 07/02/2015

    In response to questions about the Knoxville Police Department’s policy on public release of police videos, KPD Chief David Rausch announced today that the department will continue to release videos as it has in the past.  Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on State St. and W. Church Ave.

    KUB Road Closures on State St. and W. Church Ave.

    Posted: 07/02/2015

    KUB and its contractor will maintain a closures at State St. & W. Church Ave. road July 6-22, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project. Read More

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    Merchants: 'Cumberland Avenue Is Open for Business!'

    Posted: 07/01/2015

    Reconstruction on the western end of Cumberland Avenue is proceeding on schedule, and merchants are inviting Fourth of July revelers to come eat and shop with them. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Salutes Veterans and Service Members with Free Admission

    Knoxville Zoo Salutes Veterans and Service Members with Free Admission

    Posted: 07/01/2015

    In honor of Independence Day, Knoxville Zoo celebrates those whose service keeps our community safe.  Read More

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    Sinkhole Causes Street and Lane Closures Downtown

    Posted: 07/01/2015

    A sinkhole that collapsed a section of West Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville after heavy rains Tuesday afternoon will require partial street and lane closures through the end of next week. Read More

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    City of Knoxville, Car Charging Group to Maintain Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 2 City Garages

    Posted: 06/30/2015

    The City of Knoxville has reached an agreement with Car Charging Group Inc., the largest owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, for the continued operation and maintenance of the 10 Blink EV charging stations located at the Market Square and Civic Coliseum parking garages. Read More

  • Transportation Authority Approves KAT Service Improvements

    Transportation Authority Approves KAT Service Improvements

    Posted: 06/29/2015

    The Knoxville Transportation Authority approved a proposal for extended hours and additional routes to operate on Sunday, beginning August 24th. Service on Sunday will begin at 8:15 a.m. and have a final trip from downtown at 8:15 p.m.  Read More

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    Underground Utility Work to Close Lanes on Two-Block Section of 17th Street

    Posted: 06/29/2015

    Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, two of the four lanes on 17th Street between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue will be closed.  Read More

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    No Service Interruptions for Fourth of July Garbage and Recycling Collection

    Posted: 06/26/2015

    Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will follow its regular schedule June 29 to July 3.  Read More

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    Mayor Releases Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

    Posted: 06/26/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero releases a statement on the historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equallity. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Design of Washington Pike Roadway Improvements Project

    Posted: 06/25/2015

    Staff from the City of Knoxville’s Engineering Department and the City’s consultants (CDM Smith) for the Washington Pike Roadway Improvements Project will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 30 regarding the roadway concept design for Washington Pike from I-640 to Murphy Road.  Read More

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    City Releases First Urban Forestry Progress Report

    Posted: 06/24/2015

    The City of Knoxville released its first Urban Forestry Progress Report during last night’s City Council meeting.  Read More

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    Two-Block Section of Cumberland Ave. to Completely Close Friday through Midday Monday

    Posted: 06/24/2015

    Starting Friday morning, all lanes of Cumberland Avenue, in both directions, will be closed between 22nd Street and the ramps east of Alcoa Highway. Read More

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    Towing to Begin on Cumberland Ave. Side Streets

    Posted: 06/22/2015

    Crews last Monday began reworking the traffic flow on streets feeding into the eastern end of Cumberland Avenue.  Read More

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    Section of Cumberland Ave., University Commons Way to Temporarily Close

    Posted: 06/19/2015

    Two major street closures are scheduled next week as milestones are met and work progresses on the City of Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project Read More

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    State Grant to Fund Energy-Saving Geothermal Heat Pump for New Public Works Complex

    Posted: 06/18/2015

    The City of Knoxville’s new Public Works Complex being built on Loraine Street will have a closed-loop vertical geothermal heat pump that will save energy and reduce air emissions – thanks in part to a $240,000 state grant. Read More

  • KUB Closures on Kingston Pike, Commerce Rd., Summer Place Ln.

    KUB Closures on Kingston Pike, Commerce Rd., Summer Place Ln.

    Posted: 06/18/2015

    KUB will have road/lane closures for utility maintenance June 18-19. Read More

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    Wide Variety of Saturday Events Downtown Prompts Temporary Street Closures

    Posted: 06/17/2015

    Four events - a 1,000-foot padded vinyl slip-and-slide, a beer brewing festival, a gay pride parade and a weekly farmers’ market - will bring a range of fun events to downtown on Saturday, June 20, along with a few street closures.  Read More

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    Stay Cool in Knoxville

    Posted: 06/17/2015

    With the temperature rising, the City offers multiple ways to stay cool. Read More

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    University Commons Entrance on Cumberland Closed for Two Nights

    Posted: 06/17/2015

    The entrance to the University Commons shopping center from Cumberland Avenue will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night, so that construction crews can work on stormwater quality devices and manhole access. Read More

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    Free Father's Day Fishing Event June 21

    Posted: 06/16/2015

    Dads, kids, and the whole family will be able to catch a bonding experience at the annual Father's Day Fishing Event, presented by City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department and the Mast General Store on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Victor Ashe Park.  Read More

  • Try Transit Day set for Thursday, June 18th

    Try Transit Day set for Thursday, June 18th

    Posted: 06/15/2015

    Ever considered commuting via transit but just felt like you didn’t know where to start? This Thursday, June 18th Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is offering “Try Transit Day” – an opportunity to hop on the bus and enjoy a relaxing ride into work. Read More

  • KUB Announces Partial Closures  On Sections of Neyland and Third Creek Greenways

    KUB Announces Partial Closures On Sections of Neyland and Third Creek Greenways

    Posted: 06/12/2015

    KUB and its contractor will close sections of two City of Knoxville greenways located on the University of Tennessee campus as the natural gas distribution system in the area is upgraded over the next several months.  Read More

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    Fewer One-Way Streets in Cumberland Corridor Will Give Motorists More Options

    Posted: 06/12/2015

    Starting Monday, motorists will be seeing more orange barrels around the Cumberland Avenue Corridor. But for those eager for a quicker commute through the City’s reconstruction zone, these barrels signal an improvement that’s coming soon. Read More

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    City Awarded $940,000 TDOT Grant for Kingston Pike Improvements

    Posted: 06/10/2015

    A busy stretch of Kingston Pike will be made safer for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 13, 2015

    Posted: 06/10/2015

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City Pension Board Launches New Website at cokpension.org

    Posted: 06/09/2015

    The City of Knoxville Pension Board has a new website and new online address: www.cokpension.org. The updated website offers an easier, more user-friendly portal for current and former City of Knoxville employees who participate in the City’s Pension Plan. Read More

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    City, Partners Break Ground for Beardsley Farm Education Center

    Posted: 06/09/2015

    The City of Knoxville, the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) and the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design broke ground today for a 1,200-square-foot education center at Beardsley Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. Read More

  • Celebrate the Centennial of James Agee’s "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" on June 21

    Celebrate the Centennial of James Agee’s "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" on June 21

    Posted: 06/09/2015

    “We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.” So begins the famous short piece entitled “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” by James Agee.  Read More

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    City Partners in Program to Offer Discounted Compost Bins and Rain Barrels

    Posted: 06/05/2015

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office is partnering with Knox County Solid Waste, Knox County Storm Water, the Town of Farragut and the Water Quality Forum to offer “Ivy” rain barrels and compost bins to residents through the Water Quality Forum.  Read More

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    Annual Smoky Mountain Senior Classic Covers Its Bases in Town

    Posted: 06/05/2015

    Senior softball players will return to Knoxville/Maryville, TN on June 5-7, 2015 for the Annual Smoky Mountain Senior Classic. Read More

  • KUB Reminder of Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway June 8-11

    KUB Reminder of Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway June 8-11

    Posted: 06/05/2015

    KUB and its contractor want to remind the public that in order to facilitate safe working conditions as work is performed on the utility infrastructure of Lakeshore Park, there will be a partial closure of the greenway the week of June 8-12.  Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Lanes to Close as Next Step in Reconstruction Starts June 9

    Posted: 06/04/2015

    For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed – the next step in a $17 million reconstruction. Read More

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    City, CAC Team Up To Manage United Way's 2-1-1 Help Line

    Posted: 06/04/2015

    For the past 10 years, the City of Knoxville’s 3-1-1 Call Center has answered hundreds of calls a day from residents seeking City services or information Read More

  • Councilman Campen to Lead Books Sandwiched In Series on June 17

    Councilman Campen to Lead Books Sandwiched In Series on June 17

    Posted: 06/04/2015

    Join Mark Campen, City Council member and Executive Director of the Tennessee Chapter of the Isaak Walton League of America, for a discussion of Forrest Pritchard’s memoir at noon on Wednesday, June 17. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr., E. Summit Hill Dr., Harmon Rd., S. Northshore Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr., E. Summit Hill Dr., Harmon Rd., S. Northshore Dr

    Posted: 06/03/2015

    KUB will have lane closures on Deane Hill Dr., E. Summit Hill Dr., Harmon Rd., and S. Northshore Dr. on June 4-5 due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Public Meeting June 19th on Justice Assistance Grant Application

    Posted: 06/03/2015

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a public meeting regarding the Bureau of Justice Assistance 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application on June 19th from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915. Read More

  • Second Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla Born at Knoxville Zoo

    Second Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla Born at Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 06/02/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is celebrating the birth of their second endangered Western lowland gorilla baby, just five days after welcoming the first gorilla ever born in Knoxville.  Read More

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    Lane to Close on Section on 22nd Street

    Posted: 06/01/2015

    Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, workers will be installing a water valve at the intersection of 22nd Street and White Avenue. Read More

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    Safety City to Close During Summer for Renovations

    Posted: 06/01/2015

    Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City will remain closed this summer due to much needed renovations.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Northshore Dr.

    Posted: 06/01/2015

    Utility work continues along South Northshore Drive as improvements are made to KUB's natural gas and water distribution systems in the area. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Wells Dr., Front Ave., S. Gay St., and Walnut St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Wells Dr., Front Ave., S. Gay St., and Walnut St.

    Posted: 05/29/2015

    KUB crews will reduce a short section of Wells Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Brickyard Road and Commerce Road from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

  • Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway

    Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway

    Posted: 05/29/2015

    KUB and its contractor will close a section of the Lakeshore Park Greenway the week of June 8-12, to facilitate safe conditions as work is performed on the utility infrastructure in the park. Read More

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    City Launches New Website at Knoxvilletn.gov

    Posted: 05/28/2015

    The City of Knoxville has a new online face: a completely revamped City website at www.knoxvilletn.gov. (The website you are looking at right now!) This is the first update to the City’s website since 2004.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla

    Knoxville Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla

    Posted: 05/28/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is excited to announce the birth of an endangered Western lowland gorilla baby early Thursday morning.  Read More

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    City Names Eight Recipients of Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 05/27/2015

    After evaluating 24 requests for funding of historic preservation projects, the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department has selected eight for funding. Read More

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    Work Begins on Holbrook Drive Bridge Replacement Project

    Posted: 05/26/2015

    City of Knoxville contractors are beginning work today on the Holbrook Drive Bridge Replacement Project in Fountain City. Read More

  • KAT to Offer Fare-Free Boardings Along Cumberland Avenue

    KAT to Offer Fare-Free Boardings Along Cumberland Avenue

    Posted: 05/26/2015

    “Cumberland Avenue is open for business, and KAT is the best way to get to it and through it.” This is the message that the City of Knoxville and KAT want to send with the new Cumberland Connect Free Fare Zone program, to begin June 1. Read More

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    Road Closures for Weekend Events May 21-23

    Posted: 05/22/2015

    A few roads will be closed this weekend due to Destination Imagination, Farmers' Market, and Expo 10K/5K Read More

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    City Celebrates Public Works Week

    Posted: 05/20/2015

    The City of Knoxville is honoring its public works professionals during National Public Works Week, which is May 17-23. Read More

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    Cumberland Avenue to Close This Weekend at 22nd Street

    Posted: 05/19/2015

    As part of ongoing construction on the City’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, all lanes of Cumberland Avenue will be closed to traffic this weekend at its intersection with 22nd Street. Read More

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    Section of Westland Drive Closed to Through Traffic as Bridge Project Continues

    Posted: 05/19/2015

    A section of Westland Drive will remain closed to through traffic for the next two months, as work continues on a long-planned drainage improvement project. Read More

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    Businesss Breakfast Aims to Help Local Companies Better Compete for City Contracts

    Posted: 05/18/2015

    Looking to bid on a contract with the City of Knoxville but don't exactly know how to get started? Think your business is too small to compete for a piece of the $55 million in contracts that the City will be entering into this year?  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Clinch Ave. through May 15

    KUB Lane Closures on Clinch Ave. through May 15

    Posted: 05/13/2015

    KUB and its contractor will reduce Clinch Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic between Nineteenth Street and Twentieth Street daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting today, Wednesday, May 13, through Friday, May 15, for roadway restoration work.  Read More

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    Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Reopens

    Posted: 05/13/2015

    Renovation and improvements to the Henley Street pedestrian bridge at Clinch Avenue are not complete, but the bridge has temporarily reopened to accommodate several major events during the next month. The bridge will close again on June 8 for the completion of the scheduled improvements.  Read More

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    Event Road Closures for May 14-17

    Posted: 05/13/2015

    Due to the Biscuit Festival, Farmers' Market and more, there will be a few road closures for the weekend. Read More

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    Island Home Pillar Being Repaired; Signs Added to Direct Truck Drivers

    Posted: 05/12/2015

    A 100-year-old Island Home Park neighborhood pillar demolished by an errant commercial truck driver is being repaired, and City of Knoxville traffic engineers have added additional signs to direct drivers of commercial vehicles to safely use the designated truck route while a section of Island Home Avenue is closed. Read More

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    Celebrations for 25th Anniversary of ADA, 30th Anniversary of CODI set for May 14

    Posted: 05/12/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City staff, CODI members, the disABILITY Resource Center and other sponsors and supporters will hold celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 30th anniversary of the Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI) on Thursday, May 14. Read More

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    Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15

    Posted: 05/12/2015

    May is Bike Month and that means the 15th annual Bike to Work Day is May 15! In honor of this fun day, Smart Trips is giving all Smart Trippers the chance to win big. If you log a BIKE COMMUTE any day next week, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Five Bar Knoxville.  Read More

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    City Taking Additional Steps to Discourage Quarry Jumpers

    Posted: 05/11/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today several steps to further discourage people from jumping off the cliffs surrounding the quarry at Fort Dickerson Park. Read More

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    Knoxville on Short List for $100K Bell Helmets Trail Building Grant

    Posted: 05/11/2015

    Knoxville's Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's project to build a world-class bike trail in the Urban Wilderness is a finalist in the Eastern Region of the Bell Helmets Trail Building Grant program. The winner will be determined by online voting that starts on Monday, May 11, 2015.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St. and Gay St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St. and Gay St.

    Posted: 05/08/2015

    As part of their Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, KUB will have lane closures on Walnut St. and Gay St. this week. Read More

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    Road Closures for Farmers' Market, Races and ADA Legacy Tour Bus

    Posted: 05/07/2015

    Due to events you may encounter some road closures this weekend. Read More

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    Transportation Secretary Foxx to Visit Alcoa Highway Corridor and Talk about Federal Funding Early Next Week

    Posted: 05/07/2015

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will be in Knoxville on Tuesday morning, May 12, to talk to local officials about federal transportation funding and proposed improvements to Alcoa Highway.  Read More

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    22nd Street to be Temporarily Closed at Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 05/07/2015

    As part of ongoing construction on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, a section of 22nd Street will be closed at its intersection with Cumberland Avenue starting Monday, May 11.  Read More

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    Unwanted Medications to be Collected, Mercury Thermometers Exchanged

    Posted: 05/06/2015

    The City of Knoxville Police Department and other local sponsors are hosting a one-day collection of outdated or unwanted medications and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Saturday, May 16.  Read More

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    2.1 Million Calls Later, City's 311 Service Marks 10th Anniversary

    Posted: 05/05/2015

    On May 5, 2005, the City of Knoxville launched its 311 information line. It was only the 12th municipal 311 service in the nation, beating out larger cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia.  Read More

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    New App Highlights Cumberland Construction, Merchants

    Posted: 05/05/2015

    As construction continues on the City of Knoxville's Cumberland Avenue Corridor project, a new app can keep you up to date on road conditions, traffic routes and special offers from local merchants. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Hosts Cycling Event To Benefit Animal Conservation Programs

    Knoxville Zoo Hosts Cycling Event To Benefit Animal Conservation Programs

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is hosting it's first-ever cycling event to benefit the zoo's animal conservation programs. Ride for the Wild Side will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 8:30 a.m.  Read More

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    Planner with Experience in Knoxville and North Carolina Named New Executive Director of MPC

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    Gerald Green, a professional planner with decades of experience in East Tennessee and North Carolina, has been named the new Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 9, 2015

    Posted: 05/04/2015

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

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    Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council Meeting May 5

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    The Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council will meet on Tuesday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Small Assembly Room to hear updates from Working Groups and discuss next steps in advancing energy efficiency resources and programs.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Statement on Attack on Third Creek Greenway

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    Below please see a statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on the attack and death that occurred Sunday night on the Third Creek Greenway.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St., South Gay St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St., South Gay St.

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    KUB will have the following lane closures on Hill Ave., Walnut St. and South Gay St. Read More

  • KUB Rolling Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave. May 5

    KUB Rolling Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave. May 5

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    KUB crews will implement a rolling lane closure on Cumberland Avenue between S. Twenty First Street and Eighteenth Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, as prep work is performed as part of the Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Project.  Read More

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    Follow Checklist and Review Your Home's Safety During National Electrical Safety Month

    Posted: 05/01/2015

    Each year, about 28,000 residential electrical fires kill an average of 360 Americans, injure another 1,000 and cause $995 million in property losses.  Read More

  • KUB Rolling Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave. on May 4

    KUB Rolling Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave. on May 4

    Posted: 05/01/2015

    KUB crews will implement a rolling lane closure on Cumberland Avenue between S. Twenty First Street and Eighteenth Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4, as prep work is performed as part of the Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Project.  Read More

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    Public Meeting on Proposed Updates to the City's Form Based Code

    Posted: 04/30/2015

    The public is invited to a May 7 public meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building to discuss updates to the general provisions of the Form Based Code, Article 4, Section 4.0 of the City of Knoxville's Zoning Ordinance.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy.

    KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 04/30/2015

    KUB crews will close a short section of the southbound, curbside lane of Chapman Highway between Overbrook Circle and Fronda Lane from 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, until 6 a.m. on Friday, May 1, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Granted Accreditation by AZA's Independent Accreditation Commission

    Knoxville Zoo Granted Accreditation by AZA's Independent Accreditation Commission

    Posted: 04/30/2015

    The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Knoxville Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Proposes $206M Budget with Increased Funding for Infrastructure, Parks, Youth Development

    Posted: 04/29/2015

    In her State of the City Address today, Mayor Madeline Rogero presented a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 that includes increased funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, parks and greenways, and youth development initiatives.  Read More

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    Local Partners Announce $7.1M Award from TVA

    Posted: 04/29/2015

    TVA has selected Knoxville as one of two communities in the Tennessee Valley to receive TVA Extreme Energy Makeovers funding. Read More

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

    Posted: 04/28/2015

    Knoxvillians will get the chance to enjoy a free outdoor event with giveaways and plenty of activities at the fourth annual Knoxville Let's Move! Event held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road. Read More

  • Some KAT Routes Changing

    Some KAT Routes Changing

    Posted: 04/27/2015

    Many South Knoxville neighborhoods as well as East Knoxville's Burlington area will see extended evening bus service on weekdays beginning on May 4, 2015. In addition, the Sequoyah Hills area will have peak weekday commuter service to UT and downtown, and Beck Cultural Exchange Center will have new stops right out front. These comprise the overall package of route changes approved by the Knoxville Transportation Authority back in February.  Read More

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    Construction Underway at Island Home Ave.

    Posted: 04/27/2015

    Work is underway on the eastern end of Island Home Avenue, where Empire Construction has closed a section of the road and commenced with installation of cross drains - utility work that is associated with the River's Edge Apartments development. Read More

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    Rossini Festival, Two Road Races to Close Streets

    Posted: 04/24/2015

    Treat yourself to the tastes and sounds of an Italian opera street fair in downtown Knoxville on Saturday. But be prepared for street closures and temporary no-parking zones, starting Friday night, as part of the 14th annual Rossini Festival.  Read More

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    Knoxville to Participate in Mayors' Challenge to Improve Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety

    Posted: 04/24/2015

    During her opening remarks at the Tennessee Bike Summit, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Knoxville's participation in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets.  Read More

  • KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Lanes on Section of Gay Street

    KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Lanes on Section of Gay Street

    Posted: 04/24/2015

    A KUB utility upgrade will close three of the four lanes on a one-block section of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, starting Monday, April 27. Only one northbound lane will be open on Gay Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. The intersections of Gay at Main and Gay at Cumberland will remain open. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Statement on the Passing of Ellen Turner

    Posted: 04/23/2015

    Read the statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on Ellen Turner, co-founder of the Love Kitchen, who died Wednesday night at the age of 87.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Weekend Apr. 24-26

    Posted: 04/22/2015

    Road closures during events this weekend. Read More

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    Take Virtual Hikes on Local Trails with Google Trekker

    Posted: 04/22/2015

    Looking for a new route to jog, stroll or ride your bicycle in Knoxville or Knox County? You can now take 360-degree virtual tours of 137 miles of local greenways, park trails and multi-use paths, thanks to Google Trekker Street View imagery.  Read More

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    Free UT Agriculture Campus Parking, Free Shuttles Offered for Saturday's Orange and White Game

    Posted: 04/22/2015

    Enjoy the Orange & White Game on Saturday with 60,000 or more of your closest orange-clad friends - but remember when you're going to or leaving Neyland Stadium that Cumberland Avenue is under reconstruction.  Read More

  • KUB Road Closure at Hill and Walnut

    KUB Road Closure at Hill and Walnut

    Posted: 04/21/2015

    KUB crews will close the intersection of Hill Avenue and Walnut Street starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, until 6 a.m. on Friday, May 1, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Multiple Upgrade Project.  Read More

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    Volunteers Sought For Daylilies Planting In Chilhowee Park

    Posted: 04/20/2015

    Friends of Chilhowee Park, along with members of the Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association and the Parkridge Community Organization, are joining together to beautify Chilhowee Park and celebrate its rich history.  Read More

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    Lakeshore Park Breaks Ground on New Playground

    Posted: 04/20/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and the Lakeshore Park Board of Directors announced today that construction has started on a new universal playground at Lakeshore Park.  Read More

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    Utility Work to Close Section of Island Home Avenue

    Posted: 04/20/2015

    Empire Construction will be closing a section of Island Home Avenue, beginning the morning of Tuesday, April 21, to perform utility work associated with River's Edge Apartments development. The road closure will continue for at least eight weeks.  Read More

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    Explorer Awarded for Dependability and Dedication

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Explorer Peyton Goins the Knoxville Police Department's Explorer of the Year. Goins has been an explorer for the department since February 2013. Read More

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    Fight Against Child Porn Earns Employee Award

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Tom Evans the 2014 Co-Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Evans has been with the department since January 1996.  Read More

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    Victim Services Advocate Honored for Service to Victims

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Brandi Carson the Co-Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Mrs. Carson has been with the department since August 2003.  Read More

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    Attention to Detail and Multiple Felony Arrests Earns Officer Special Honor

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Todd Gilreath the 2014 Co-Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Gilreath has been with the department since January 1994.  Read More

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    Work Performance and Commitment to the Community Earns Officer Special Award

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Nate Skellenger the 2014 Co-Officer of the Year. Officer Skellenger has been with KPD since September 2009.  Read More

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    Cumberland Avenue Businesses Remain Accessible; Website Highlights Merchants, Restaurants

    Posted: 04/16/2015

    As the second week of utility work continues on the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project, a majority of cut-through commuters appear to be using the recommended detour routes, and traffic is moving well on those alternate routes.  Read More

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    Tennessee Bike Summit Comes to Town Apr. 23-24

    Posted: 04/16/2015

    There's still time to register for the Tennessee Bike Summit, coming next week April 23-24 to the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

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    HonorAir Knoxville Flight Today

    Posted: 04/15/2015

    When the HonorAir flight lands tonight, the organization will have successfully completed 18 flights taking over 2,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. Around 125 veterans are on today's flight.  Read More

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    Dogwood Arts Festival Creates Lively Downtown Street Fair

    Posted: 04/15/2015

    More than 60 local and regional juried artists will be exhibiting their original works across several blocks in downtown Knoxville throughout the popular three-day Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square event.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Weekend Events

    Posted: 04/14/2015

    Due to events in Downtown Knoxville several roads will be closed. Read More

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    KSO Chamber Orchestra and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Kick Off Free Music Series on Market Square

    Posted: 04/13/2015

    With the arrival of spring comes the return of free live music to Market Square! The City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) are happy to launch another season of Jazz Tuesdays and Variety Thursday concerts, beginning the second week of May.  Read More

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    Former Mayor Testerman Passes

    Posted: 04/11/2015

    Mayor Rogero released a statement regarding the death today of former Mayor Kyle Testerman. Read More

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    Weekend Events to Close Several Downtown Streets

    Posted: 04/10/2015

    With more than 60 acts ranging from jazz to Americana to rockabilly, the three-day Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival will draw tens of thousands of East Tennesseans to six venues along Jackson Avenue this weekend.  Read More

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    Learn to Lower Utility Bills at the Home Energy Savings Fair

    Posted: 04/09/2015

    Ever wondered how you could save money on your utility bills? Knoxville Scores wants to help you answer that question at their Home Energy Savings Fair on Monday, April 13, 2015. Knoxville Scores is a coalition of organizations that want to challenge Knoxville residents to save money on their utility bills as part of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition to develop and implement creative, sustainable, and replicable strategies to save energy.  Read More

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    2-Day Event Set to Collect Unwanted Medications, Exchange Mercury Thermometers

    Posted: 04/09/2015

    The City of Knoxville Police Department and other local sponsors are hosting a two-day collection of outdated or unwanted medications and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day at Belew Drugs, 5908 Washington Pike Suite 102 (at the corner of Washington Pike and Murphy Road).  Read More

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    Tennessee River Tour Kicks Off in Knoxville

    Posted: 04/09/2015

    The nationally recognized Living Lands and Waters barge is docked at Volunteer Landing April 8-15, 2015, as part of the Tennessee River Tour, an initiative to help clean up the Tennessee River and raise water quality awareness through stops at eight cities (six ports) in three states. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint April 11, 2015

    Posted: 04/06/2015

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

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    Cumberland Avenue Work to Start Monday, April 6; Public Invited to Ask Questions at Meeting

    Posted: 04/02/2015

    A two-year City of Knoxville project to reconstruct the Cumberland Avenue Corridor starts Monday, April 6, and anyone with questions about the construction timeline or traffic control plans is invited to a public meeting tonight.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Apr. 7 on City of Knoxville's Community Development Department's Annual Action Plan and Five-Year Consolidated Plan

    Posted: 04/02/2015

    Community Development staff, neighborhood leaders and other stakeholders will hold a public meeting on City of Knoxville's Community Development Department's Annual Action Plan and Five-Year Consolidated Plan on Tuesday, Apr. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the John T. O'Connor Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

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    Waste Connections Running on Normal City Schedule

    Posted: 04/01/2015

    Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will run on a regular schedule for city residents this week and will not be affected by the upcoming Easter weekend.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero to Move Forward on Jackson Ave., Former State Supreme Court Properties

    Posted: 04/01/2015

    Responding to recommendations from an expert advisory panel, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero intends to move forward with the redevelopment of two crucial pieces of downtown property: the West Jackson Avenue sites of the former McClung Warehouses, and the former State Supreme Court site on Henley Street.  Read More

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    Crews Sprucing Up Downtown Entrances

    Posted: 03/31/2015

    Motorists might have noticed: The dense underbrush is gone, and two entrances into downtown Knoxville off Interstate 40 have been freshly landscaped and mulched.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Chacoan Peccaries

    Knoxville Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Chacoan Peccaries

    Posted: 03/31/2015

    Knoxville Zoo is excited to announce the birth of rare Chacoan peccaries, an endangered species of wild pigs native to South America.  Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Main and State Streets for Utility Maintenance

    KUB Road Closures on Main and State Streets for Utility Maintenance

    Posted: 03/31/2015

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will maintain a closure of the intersection of Main Street and State Street from Wednesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 11, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Scheduled on Proposed Detour of Island Home Avenue Traffic

    Posted: 03/30/2015

    City of Knoxville officials, along with representatives of KUB and contractor Empire Construction, will host a public meeting next week to update South Knoxville residents, businesses and stakeholders on the traffic detour routes associated with River's Edge Apartments project construction.  Read More

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    Assistance to Person with Mental Health Issues Earns Officers Praise

    Posted: 03/30/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officers J.D. Sisk, Terry Pate, Steve Sise and Clay Pressley the Co-Officers of the Month for November. Officer Sisk has been with the department since May 2002, Officer Pate since December 1999, Officer Sise since January 1991, and Officer Pressley since September 2009.  Read More

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    Officer Honored for Assistance Provided to Family in Need

    Posted: 03/30/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Nate Skellenger the Co-Officer of the Month for November. Officer Skellenger has been with the department since September 2009.  Read More

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    School Resource Officer Honored for Response to Tragic Bus Crash

    Posted: 03/30/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Trish Ward the December Officer of the Month. Officer Ward has been with the department since December 1998.  Read More

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    City Implements Open Meetings Act Training

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    The City Law Department has prepared a training program and PowerPoint presentation on the specifics of the state Open Meetings Act, or "Sunshine Law." The City's staff attorneys will be presenting the training to dozens of boards, committees, commissions and agencies.  Read More

  • KUB Contractor Working Overnight on Downtown Century II Utilities Project

    KUB Contractor Working Overnight on Downtown Century II Utilities Project

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    KUB's contractor, Garney Construction, will work overnight this Friday night, March 27, through the day Saturday, March 28, on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

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    Cumberland Avenue Construction Timeline Topic of April 2 Public Meeting

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    With construction of the City of Knoxville's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project getting underway, utility-related construction will begin on April 6. A public meeting next week will provide an overview of the entire Cumberland Avenue Corridor construction schedule during the next two years.  Read More

  • Join storybook characters and super heroes alike in World’s Fair Park on May 16

    Join storybook characters and super heroes alike in World’s Fair Park on May 16

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    On May 16, 2015, super heroes of all sizes are invited to don their favorite cape and show off their super powers at Knox County Public Library's 11th annual Children's Festival of Reading in World's Fair Park. The theme of this year's festival is "every hero has a story." The heroic line-up of authors and illustrators would impress even the Justice League.  Read More

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    Knoxville Marathon Race Weekend Prompts Road Closures

    Posted: 03/25/2015

    It's Marathon time in Tennessee! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend will draw more than 8,000 runners. The Knoxville Marathon is the signature event for the Knoxville Track Club and the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee, and Knoxville's course is a pre-qualifier for the Boston Marathon.  Read More

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    Groundbreaking of New Facility for Boys and Girls Clubs

    Posted: 03/25/2015

    Big day for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley! It's exciting to break ground for new state-of-the-art multipurpose facility on Caswell Avenue, with an aquatic center, a teen center, a technology center, a medical clinic and two gymnasiums.  Read More

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    Construction Work to Close Island Home Avenue

    Posted: 03/24/2015

    Empire Construction will be closing Island Home Avenue beginning Monday, March 30, to perform utility work associated with the construction of the River's Edge Apartments. The closure will continue for at least eight weeks.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Set to Discuss Community Development Strategic Plans for Neighborhood Programs

    Posted: 03/23/2015

    During the past six months, more than 900 citizens shared their opinions and ideas through surveys and in public meetings about how Knoxville should best allocate its federal grants in neighborhoods. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Middlebrook Pike

    KUB Lane Closure on Middlebrook Pike

    Posted: 03/23/2015

    KUB will close a short section of the eastbound, curbside lane of Middlebrook Pike at Webster Avenue daily, Tuesday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., starting Tuesday, March 24, through Friday, March 27, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area.  Read More

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    Volunteers Needed for Ijams River Rescue on April 11

    Posted: 03/19/2015

    There are still volunteer spots available for Ijams Nature Center's 26th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River on Saturday, April 11. The community-wide annual event covers 30 different cleanup sites and averages around 1,000 volunteers on Knoxville's river and creek tributaries Read More

  • Mayor Rogero Recognizes Transit Driver Appreciation Day

    Mayor Rogero Recognizes Transit Driver Appreciation Day

    Posted: 03/18/2015

    Driving may seem easy to some, but try doing it for eight hours or more in a vehicle 40-feet long while you pick up passengers, answer questions, keep on schedule, give directions and more. Read More

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    Bicycle Facilities Plan Public Meeting April 8

    Posted: 03/18/2015

    A public meeting on a plan to improve the accessibility, safety and convenience of traveling by bicycle in Knoxville will be held April 8 at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Read More

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    City Uses Greenways Count Data to Measure Trends, Plan Future Connections

    Posted: 03/18/2015

    The City of Knoxville today released new data on use of City greenways and trails in 2014.  Read More

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    Bridge Replacement on Westland Drive will Require Lane, Road Closures

    Posted: 03/17/2015

    A bridge replacement and road improvements to Westland Drive during the next six months will require lane and road closures at various times along the road between South Northshore Drive and Morrell Road.  Read More

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    Three Finalists Named in MPC Executive Director Search

    Posted: 03/17/2015

    The joint City-County search committee for a new executive director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Agency has narrowed its search to three finalists. Interviews have commenced and will be completed in the next two weeks.  Read More

  • May The Force Be With You At Knoxville Zoo's Star Wars Character Day

    May The Force Be With You At Knoxville Zoo's Star Wars Character Day

    Posted: 03/17/2015

    Meet your favorite "Star Wars" characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away.  Read More

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    City in Process of Drafting New Consolidated Plan for Community Development

    Posted: 03/16/2015

    The City of Knoxville is in the process of drafting a new Consolidated Plan for Community Development. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures for Utility Maintenance

    KUB Road Closures for Utility Maintenance

    Posted: 03/13/2015

    Due to the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, KUB will have road closures on Main Street & State Street March 16-31.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/12/2015

    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

  • KAT Director Dawn Distler to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Series

    KAT Director Dawn Distler to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Series

    Posted: 03/12/2015

    Where is the intersection between happiness and urban design? Can transforming cities really help people be happier? Join Knoxville's new KAT director, Dawn Distler, as she reviews Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, at this month's Books Sandwiched In, a program series of Knox County Public Library.  Read More

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    Weekend Lane Closures Due to Events

    Posted: 03/12/2015

    Be aware of these lane/road closures for the weekend due to events Read More

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    TDOT Launches Plan for Statewide Pothole Repair

    Posted: 03/11/2015

    A series of brutal winter storms followed by heavy rainfall amounts have created an abundance of potholes along Tennessee's interstates and state highways. Read More

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    CBID Seeks Input from Stakeholders

    Posted: 03/11/2015

    The Knoxville CBID Management Corporation was created to provide programs and services to make Knoxville a better place in which to live, work and play.  Read More

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    City's 311 Call Center Gets High Marks for Customer Satisfaction

    Posted: 03/11/2015

    The City of Knoxville's 311 Call Center staff in 2014 responded to 181,694 calls for help or information.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 14, 2015

    Posted: 03/09/2015

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

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    Public Meeting on Urban Land Institute Report Mar. 30

    Posted: 03/09/2015

    On Monday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, Mayor Madeline Rogero and City of Knoxville staff will discuss the recent report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited Knoxville last October, and present proposed priorities for moving forward on some of the panel's recommendations.  Read More

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    City Announces 2015 Youth Basketball Champions

    Posted: 03/09/2015

    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation youth basketball championships came to a close this past weekend after two and a half weeks of tournament games, slowed by weather interruptions. The 2015 City youth basketball champions are:  Read More

  • KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Section of Main St.

    KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Section of Main St.

    Posted: 03/06/2015

    A utility upgrade will close a block of Main Street in downtown Knoxville between Monday, March 9 (weather permitting), and Tuesday, March 31. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave.

    KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 03/05/2015

    KUB will close a short section of the inside, westbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and Twenty-Second Street from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, March 6, for utility work.  Read More

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    City to Host 10th Annual Teen Step Show in Civic Auditorium

    Posted: 03/04/2015

    On Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 6 p.m., City Parks and Recreation will host the 10th Annual Teen Step Show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.  Read More

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    Branscom Helps Judge National Engineering Competition

    Posted: 03/04/2015

    Christi Branscom, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Operating Officer for the City of Knoxville, was part of a nationwide panel that recently assessed exemplary engineering achievements in the American Council of Engineering Companies' 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Kingston Pike

    KUB Lane Closure on Kingston Pike

    Posted: 03/04/2015

    KUB will close a short section of the westbound, curbside lane of Kingston Pike between Westwood Road and Gore Road, starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 5, until 6 a.m., Friday, March 6, as work is performed on the water distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    City Tree Board Reschedules Meeting

    Posted: 03/04/2015

    The City Tree Board has rescheduled its meeting from Thursday, March 5, to Thursday, March 12, due to the potential for inclement weather tomorrow.  Read More

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    City Seeks Nominations to the Business Advisory Council

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    The Office of Business Support for the City of Knoxville is seeking nominations for its Business Advisory Council (BAC). Nominations are due by April 1, 2015. Read More

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    Road Closures During Events this Weekend

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    The following closures will take place this weekend:  Read More

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    New KPD Patch to Highlight Knoxville Landmarks

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today unveiled a new shoulder patch for Knoxville Police Department uniforms. This marks only the fourth time in the department's 166-year history that a new design has been adopted and the first since the 1970's.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St.

    KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St.

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    KUB will have the following closures due to utility maintenance: Read More

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    City's Storm Cleanup Costs Top $536,000; Weather Response Part of Current Operating Budget

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    It started with a fairly routine winter storm pre-treatment - the City's Public Service Department crews on Feb. 15 spreading 23 tons of brine on 470 lane miles, in anticipation of a forecasted ice storm.  Read More

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    Business Opportunity Breakfast Mar. 12

    Posted: 03/02/2015

    Blaine Construction Corporation, on behalf of The Public Building Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, is hosting a "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BREAKFAST" for the City of Knoxville's Public Works Complex Construction Project.  Read More

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    Public Meeting to be Scheduled to Review Plan for Developing a System of Bike Corridors

    Posted: 02/27/2015

    Knoxville bicyclists last year identified roads where they think improved riding conditions would create better connections for bicycle transportation, and a planning committee and professional design consultants teamed to study 220 potential projects in an 80-mile network.  Read More

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    City Youth Basketball Tournament to Resume Monday

    Posted: 02/27/2015

    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation has announced that youth basketball tournament games originally scheduled this week and canceled because of weather will resume on Monday, March 2.  Read More

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    March Across Gay Street Bridge Kicks Off Event to Mark 50th Anniversary of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

    Posted: 02/27/2015

    A march across the Gay Street Bridge and a program of music and theatrical performance Sunday, March 8, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."  Read More

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    Wayfinding Signs Hit Downtown

    Posted: 02/27/2015

    Take a close look next time you're downtown. Installation of a comprehensive, attractive system of signs continues, part of the Wayfinding project.  Read More

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    City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants through Monday, March 2

    Posted: 02/23/2015

    Needing a little financial backing for your non-profit organization? Grants are available, but the deadline for filing an application is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2.  Read More

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    Upcoming Conference to Promote Vitality of Neighborhoods

    Posted: 02/19/2015

    The City of Knoxville is billing it as "the neighborhood event of the year" - a gathering of hundreds of citizens and public officials focused on the quality of life in the residential neighborhoods of Knoxville and Knox County.  Read More

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    City Receives Final Report from Urban Land Institute Panel

    Posted: 02/18/2015

    The City of Knoxville has received the final report from an Urban Land Institute advisory panel that visited the city last October to study several public properties in and around downtown. Read More

  • KUB Reports Outages are Down to 3,000

    KUB Reports Outages are Down to 3,000

    Posted: 02/18/2015

    KUB and contractor crews worked through the night restoring service to KUB customers still without power after Monday's ice storm. Crews worked around the clock Tuesday and whittled the number of outages from 20,000 early Tuesday morning to about 6,000 by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Read More

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    City Crews Salting Streets, Garbage Routes Behind, KAT Buses on Snow Routes

    Posted: 02/18/2015

    Snow is falling again this morning, and the City's Public Service crews are again salting Level I and II streets. They're also working on treacherous sidewalks, and there are lots of reports of downed trees and limbs. Read More

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    City Council Authorizes Acquisition of South High

    Posted: 02/18/2015

    A beloved but dilapidated 78-year-old former school is a big step closer to redevelopment today, following City Council's unanimous vote Tuesday night to acquire it.  Read More

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    In Wake of Storm, City will Continue to Focus on Clearing Streets

    Posted: 02/17/2015

    In the wake of ice and snow that covered East Tennessee Monday and early Tuesday, City of Knoxville crews will continue to focus on clearing City streets today.  Read More

  • KUB Working Around the Clock to Restore Power

    KUB Working Around the Clock to Restore Power

    Posted: 02/17/2015

    KUB officials report that about 11,000 of the utility's 194,568 electric customers remain without power - down from about 20,000 this morning.  Read More

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    Bracing for whatever Mother Nature sends our way!

    Posted: 02/16/2015

    The City's Public Service Department crews worked hard all day Sunday, spreading 33,000 gallons of brine onto all Level I and II streets and most Level III neighborhood streets.  Read More

  • KUB Storm Preparation

    KUB Storm Preparation

    Posted: 02/16/2015

    Preparations are underway for the predicted inclement weather over the next several days. KUB will continue to monitor forecasted weather conditions and implement our storm plans accordingly. Just as KUB is taking steps now to prepare for the outages that may come, we want to help customers prepare by providing information on what to expect and how to stay safe during extended outages.  Read More

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    City Crews to Pre-Treat Roads Ahead of Expected Winter Storm

    Posted: 02/14/2015

    With snowfall projected for Sunday night and Monday, road crews from the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department will begin pre-treating local streets with brine at 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 15th.  Read More

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    Board Appointments for December 2014 and January 2015

    Posted: 02/13/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in December and January. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's Statement on E-911 Board Communications

    Posted: 02/12/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero issued this statement today on communications via email between E-911 Board members. Read More

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    Construction to Temporarily Close S. Central Street

    Posted: 02/12/2015

    Ongoing construction is underway to build Marble Alley Lofts, a downtown apartment complex scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint February 14, 2015

    Posted: 02/09/2015

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

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    Hi-Tech Forensic Marking System Will Help Protect Citizens from Theft

    Posted: 02/09/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today launched a new crime fighting initiative that will target property offenders and provide valuable assistance to citizens. Today's launch of SelectDNA, an artificial DNA identification system, marks the initial launch of this program in the nation.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Holds Budget Retreat

    Posted: 02/06/2015

    On Friday, Feb. 6, Mayor Madeline Rogero presented a mid-year budget report to City Council at the City's annual Budget Retreat. The City of Knoxville's fiscal year runs from July to June.  Read More

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    City Crews Starting Brush Collections

    Posted: 02/05/2015

    This week marks a turning point for the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department crews - the end of leaf season and the restart of general brush and yard waste collections.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Fire St. and S. Central Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Fire St. and S. Central Ave.

    Posted: 02/05/2015

    KUB has the following lane closures due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Portion of Gay Street Closed for Crane on Sunday, Feb. 8

    Posted: 02/05/2015

    Downtown motorists take note: A section of South Gay Street from Union Avenue to Clinch Avenue will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, for the placement and operation of a large crane.  Read More

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    Traffic Signal Timing Improved on North Broadway

    Posted: 02/04/2015

    The Traffic Division of the City of Knoxville's Engineering Department recently completed a project to improve traffic signal operation on the North Broadway corridor from downtown to Fountain City.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on State St., W. Jackson Ave.

    KUB Lane Closure on State St., W. Jackson Ave.

    Posted: 02/04/2015

    KUB has the following lane closure due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Quick Response to Stabbing Victim Earns Life Saving Award for Officer

    Posted: 02/04/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Travis Harvey. Officer Harvey has been with the department since August 2005.  Read More

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    Capture of Two Residential Burglary Suspects Earn Officer Award

    Posted: 02/04/2015

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

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    Arrest of Career Criminal Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 02/04/2015

    Enter News Summary HereKnoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Sue Cox the August Officer of the Month. Officer Cox has been with the department since August 1998. Read More

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    Officer Receives Award for Arrest of Serial Property Offender

    Posted: 02/04/2015

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officer Tom Epps the October Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Epps has been with the department since August 1998. Read More

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    Urban Agriculture Zoning Changes Proposed

    Posted: 02/03/2015

    The City's Office of Sustainability has been working on changes to our zoning code to encourage a broader range of urban agriculture in Knoxville. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Calls For Meeting of E-911 Board to Vote on Contract

    Posted: 02/03/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today called for a special meeting of the Knox County E-911 Board to vote on a proposed radio system contract that was moved for approval but did not receive a second at the Board's meeting on Jan. 21. She has spent the past week reviewing the process that led to the proposed contract.  Read More

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    City Accepting Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 02/02/2015

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant (CAG) for FY 2015-2016, which begins on July 1, 2015.  Read More

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    Homeless Grant and Community Development Block Grants Available

    Posted: 02/02/2015

    Interested in applying for a 2015 Homeless Grant or Community Development Block Grant? Applications are available starting today, Monday, Feb. 2. Read More

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    Dedication of the Kyle C. Testerman Tennis Complex at Tyson Park

    Posted: 02/02/2015

    Dozens of well-wishers braved snow flurries and a cold breeze Monday as the Kyle C. Testerman Tennis Complex at Tyson Park was officially dedicated. Read More

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    Road Closures Downtown at State St. and S. Gay St.

    Posted: 02/02/2015

    February 5 through March 1 - KUB Downtown State Street Project S. Central between Hill & Union will be closed from 7 am to 6 pm Read More

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    New Wayfinding System Going Up Around Downtown

    Posted: 01/29/2015

    Finding your way around downtown Knoxville is getting easier by the day, thanks to a comprehensive system of signs being installed this winter. The first of nearly 250 new signs in the downtown Wayfinding project were installed this week, and work will continue into April.  Read More

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    Hundreds of stakeholders weigh in on 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan

    Posted: 01/28/2015

    On Tuesday night, Jan. 27, the City's Community Development Department staff presented preliminary findings from surveys of more than 900 stakeholders - residents and neighborhood leaders, researchers and planners, advocates with nonprofit agencies, and others - gathered over about a three-month period.  Read More

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    Healthcare Enrollment Event Feb. 7 with Knoxville Area Project Access

    Posted: 01/27/2015

    With the upcoming Feb. 15 Healthcare Enrollment deadline closing in, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Area Project Access are sponsoring a Saturday, Feb. 7, Healthcare Enrollment event to offer support to citizens.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Comments on E-911 Board Meeting

    Posted: 01/26/2015

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has directed her staff to fully review the sequence of events leading up to last week's meeting of the E-911 Board of Directors. Mayor Rogero is a member of the Board, but like prior mayors, is represented by a proxy. When the Board met on Jan. 21, Mayor Rogero was in Washington, D.C., for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Western Ave. and Deane Hill Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Western Ave. and Deane Hill Dr.

    Posted: 01/26/2015

    KUB has the following lane closures due to maintenance. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on W. Summit Hill Dr., Central St., Whitower Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on W. Summit Hill Dr., Central St., Whitower Dr.

    Posted: 01/23/2015

    KUB will have the following lane closures due to utility maintenance. Read More

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    Alternative Transportation Advocate Jim Richards to Chair Knoxville Transportation Authority

    Posted: 01/23/2015

    Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) board members elected new officers at their meeting on Thursday. Outgoing Chair Renee Hoyos presided over the election of new officers, which include Jim Richards as Chair, Liliana Burbano Bonilla as Vice Chair, and KAT employee Lauren Robinson as KTA Recording Secretary.  Read More

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    City Crews Remain Prepared for Snowy Weather; Last Year, Workers Logged Almost 3,000 Hours, Spread 2,483 Tons of Salt

    Posted: 01/22/2015

    So far, the 2014-15 winter has been much milder than last year's, when four significant weather events triggered prompt, proactive road treatments by City of Knoxville crews.  Read More

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    Downtown Residents Can Enjoy Extended Dog Park Hours, Thanks to Solar Panels

    Posted: 01/22/2015

    Downtown dogs and their owners can now enjoy extended hours at the City's PetSafe® Downtown Dog Park, thanks to lighting in the park supported by three new solar panel stations. Read More