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Communications Director

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

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

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

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    Old City Pedestrian Safety Features Being Added

    Posted: 05/25/2018

    Beginning Tuesday, May 29, Central Street will be closed between Willow and Jackson avenues during daytime hours while contractor crews improve the sidewalks and crosswalks to enhance pedestrian safety and traffic calming. Read More

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    Suttree Landing Now Available to Rent for Events

    Posted: 05/25/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is now accepting applications from organizers wanting to reserve and host events at Suttree Landing Festival Lawn in South Knoxville. Read More

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    City Offices Closed May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day

    Posted: 05/24/2018

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Read More

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    West Jackson Ave. Streetscapes Projects Completed

    Posted: 05/24/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City staff and Old City Association members today cut a ribbon to celebrate the completion of two West Jackson Avenue streetscapes projects and almost $2.5 million in upgrades. Read More

  • TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for Holiday Weekend

    TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 05/23/2018

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

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    Ribbon Cut for Destination Imagination Global Finals 2018

    Posted: 05/23/2018

    The Destination Imagination Global Finals kicked off today, May 23, 2018 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

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    City's Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted: 05/23/2018

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor public pools for residents to beat the heat this Memorial Day weekend. Both the Ed Cothren (1737 Reynolds St.) and Inskip (4204 Bruhin Road) pools will welcome visitors starting 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Read More

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    Art Lovers Celebrate Expansion of Public Art

    Posted: 05/23/2018

    Today, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, the City’s Public Arts Committee, Central Business Improvement District (CBID) members and representatives of other arts organizations gathered for a ribbon-cutting at the staircase connecting the Gay Street Viaduct with the Old City’s Jackson Avenue below. Read More

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    Save Our Sons Hosting Jobs To-Go Hiring Event May 27, 2018

    Posted: 05/22/2018

    Looking for a job or new opportunity? The City of Knoxville’s Save Our Sons initiative is partnering with Change Center’s Jobs Initiative, and Johnson Family Restaurants to host a Jobs To-Go information meeting and hiring event Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street. Read More

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    KUB Lane Closures May 22-25, 2018

    Posted: 05/22/2018

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures at N. Middlebrook Pike Lane, Millertown Pike, Neubert Springs and State Street. Read More

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    Parade Brings Puppets to East Knoxville May 26, 2018

    Posted: 05/22/2018

    If you’ve seen a papier mache puppet of Dolly Parton that’s even larger than life, you’ve witnessed the work of Cattywampus Puppet Council.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Jun. 4, 2018

    Posted: 05/21/2018

    The sale will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot On Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Jun. 4, 2018. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Trash Run Set May 31

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Trash Run Set May 31, 2018

    Posted: 05/21/2018

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a Trash Run in East Knoxville on Thursday, May 31. Check-in will begin at Last Days of Autumn Brewing at 808 East Magnolia Avenue at 5:30 p.m. and the run will start at 6:00.  Read More

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    2018 Peace Officers Memorial Service Honors Sacrifices, Dedication

    Posted: 05/18/2018

    A large crowd gathered Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for the annual Knoxville-Knox County Peace Officers Memorial Service to honor the service and sacrifices of local law-enforcement officers. Read More

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    Groundbreakings Anticipate More Affordable Housing

    Posted: 05/18/2018

    Two groundbreaking events held Monday set wheels in motion for the creation of a total of 252 units of affordable housing in Knoxville.  Read More

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    New Golf Cart Fleet at Whittle Springs

    Posted: 05/18/2018

    As of last week, the beat-up golf carts at the City’s Whittle Springs Golf Course are gone. Now, a fleet of 60 new carts are motoring over the course’s three-year-old new cart paths – a combined investment of almost $700,000 since 2015. Read More

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    Ribbon-cutting for W. Jackson Ave. Projects

    Posted: 05/17/2018

    On Thursday morning, May 24, 2018 Mayor Rogero will cut a ribbon to celebrate the more than $2 million in streetscape upgrades along West Jackson Avenue in the Old City, between North Broadway and North Central Street. Read More

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    Merchants, Volunteers to Tidy Up Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 05/16/2018

    The Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA), Keep Knoxville Beautiful and the City of Knoxville will host a Cumberland Avenue Cleanup event from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Read More

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    Surplus City Properties Being Sold Online Now Through May 23, 2018

    Posted: 05/15/2018

    After a successful first round earlier this year, the City of Knoxville is again auctioning surplus City-owned property through an online bidding process. Read More

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    Community Band to Perform Free Concert May, 20, 2018

    Posted: 05/15/2018

    The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Tennessee Amphitheatre at World’s Fair Park. Read More

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    Short-Term Rental Update: Enforcement Software, Tax Collection Agreement

    Posted: 05/10/2018

    Beginning this month, it will be easier for the City of Knoxville to track short-term rental hosts in neighborhoods across the city and ensure that they are operating legally.  Read More

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    Henley St. Lanes Closed During Light Maintenance

    Posted: 05/10/2018

    This weekend, contractor crews will be doing maintenance work on and upgrading the decorative lighting on the pedestrian bridge that spans Henley Street at the Convention Center, prompting night-time temporary lane closures. Read More

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    Community Invited to Recode Knoxville Open Houses

    Posted: 05/10/2018

    A series of open houses for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update will be held May 16-19.  Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting for Staircase Mural Set May 23, 2018

    Posted: 05/09/2018

    On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Mayor Rogero and other supporters of public art will cut a ribbon and officially reopen the historic metal staircase that connects the Gay Street Viaduct to Jackson Avenue below.  Read More

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    Knox County Students Present Latitude 35 Poetry Reading

    Posted: 05/08/2018

    More than 50 students from 20 Knox County elementary, middle and high schools presented original poetry work at the Latitude 35: Student Poetry Reading on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater.  Read More

  • Zoo Offers Free Admission to Moms on Mother's Day

    Zoo Offers Free Admission to Moms on Mother's Day

    Posted: 05/08/2018

    Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 12, 2018

    Posted: 05/07/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Purple Cities Alliance Hosts Celebration May 11, 2018

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    The Purple Cities Alliance, which works to create happy, safe and compassionate environments for those with dementia, will mark its fourth anniversary at a celebration on Friday, May 11, and wants all Knoxville-area residents to wear purple in a show of support and awareness. Read More

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    City Celebrates Older Americans Month

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    May is Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is “Engage at Every Age,” which the Parks and Recreation staff at the City’s senior centers sets out to do every day. In fact, AARP just designated Knoxville an Age-Friendly Community. Read More

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    Street Markings in West Knoxville to Begin May 7, 2018

    Posted: 05/04/2018

    If you want the painted yellow striping on your street to look crisp and not muddled, give the City paint crew a few minutes to finish the markings. These City efforts enhance the safety of Knoxville motorists. Read More

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    Knoxville Parks & Recreation Launches K.O.R.E. Summer Camp

    Posted: 05/03/2018

    Knoxville youth will have the chance at a daily adventure this summer break with the City’s recently revamped K.O.R.E. Summer Camp, administered by Knoxville Parks and Recreation. Read More

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    City's 311 Center Named CS Week 311's Awards of Excellence Finalist

    Posted: 05/02/2018

    Two cities with progressive 311 customer service organizations were announced today as winner and finalist of CS Week 311’s Awards of Excellence.  Read More

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    City's 10th Annual Business Breakfast June 13, 2018

    Posted: 05/01/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s 10th annual Business Breakfast will be held 7:30-11:30 a.m. on June 13, 2018 at the Knoxville Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

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    New Science Museum, Police/Fire HQ Announced in Mayor Rogero's State of the City

    Posted: 04/27/2018

    Mayor Rogero presented her State of the City Address today at Mary Costa Plaza at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Read More

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    City's New Public Works Building Receives Architecture Award

    Posted: 04/24/2018

    The City’s Public Works Service Center has received a design award from the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), presented at the 2018 Design Awards Gala. Read More

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    Public Hearing Set May 7, 2018 for Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 04/24/2018

    A public hearing on the City of Knoxville’s 2018-19 Draft Annual Action Plan for Community Development will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 7, 2018 at the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

  • Endangered Mountain Zebra Arrive at Zoo Knoxville

    Endangered Mountain Zebra Arrive at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 04/23/2018

    Three endangered Hartmann’s mountain zebra arrived at Zoo Knoxville on Friday, April 20, 2018.  Read More

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    City-Owned Volunteer Landing Dock Opens

    Posted: 04/20/2018

    By the end of today (Friday, April 20, 2018), the new 360-foot-long Volunteer Landing boat dock near Calhoun’s restaurant will reopen for public use. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces Unexpected Death of White-Handed Gibbon

    Zoo Knoxville Announces Unexpected Death of White-Handed Gibbon

    Posted: 04/18/2018

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the unexpected death of Naomi white-handed gibbon.  Read More

  • Knoxville Area Transit wins North American Safety Award

    Knoxville Area Transit wins North American Safety Award

    Posted: 04/18/2018

    Keeping people safe – whether it is a passenger or an employee – is always the underlying first priority for Knoxville Area Transit (KAT).  Read More

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    Urban League, SEEED to Promote Community Engagement

    Posted: 04/17/2018

    Planners want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard as the City’s zoning code undergoes its first major update in nearly 60 years. Read More

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    Open Streets Knoxville Returns May 20, 2018

    Posted: 04/17/2018

    On Sunday, May 20th, 2018 from 2-6 PM, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Union Ave.and State St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Union Ave.and State St.

    Posted: 04/16/2018

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Union Avenue on April 17 and on State Street April 17-20, 2018. Read More

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    Section of Church Ave. to Close for Crane Removal

    Posted: 04/16/2018

    You’ve probably noticed the large tower crane and crews that for months have been erecting a new hotel at the intersection of Church Avenue and State Street. Read More

  • TDOT Lane Closures on I-40 Near Exits 380 & 381

    TDOT Lane Closures on I-40 Near Exits 380 & 381

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knoxville should be alert for lane closures that will have a significant impact on travel again this weekend.  Read More

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    'What Real Courage' Program Includes Movie & Panel Discussion at Tennessee Theatre

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3 p.m., the Tennessee Theatre, Beck Cultural Exchange Center and Knoxville Area Urban League have partnered to host a free event in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 55th anniversary of the desegregation of the Tennessee Theatre. Read More

  • Get Off Your Glass this Earth Day Apr. 22, 2018

    Get Off Your Glass this Earth Day Apr. 22, 2018

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered up with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to host a new event to Get Off Your Glass! On April 22, 2018, the first Get Off Your Glass event will be held in celebration of Earth Day 2018. Read More

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    Rossini Festival Pitches Tents Downtown Apr. 14, 2018

    Posted: 04/12/2018

    Knoxville Opera’s 17th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street is this Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Read More

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    Concerts on the Square Series Begins May 1

    Posted: 04/12/2018

    The City’s Concerts on the Square live music series on Market Square begins the second week of May.  Read More

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    Mayor Announces City's Commitment to MLB 'Play Ball' Initiative

    Posted: 04/12/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Thursday, April 12, 2018 that the City will continue its commitment to the “Play Ball” initiative, a national effort led by Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to encourage youth to play baseball and softball. Read More

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    City Renovations Underway to Bring One-Stop Shop for Permits

    Posted: 04/11/2018

    Renovations are now underway at the City County Building to bring a one-stop shop for City permitting services, which will offer one counter for all development needs in the City.  Read More

  • Knoxville To Host 2019 Bassmaster

    Knoxville To Host 2019 Bassmaster Classic On The Tennessee River

    Posted: 04/11/2018

    For the first time in its 49-year history, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be held on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville, it was announced today by B.A.S.S. and the host organization, Visit Knoxville. Read More

  • KAT Receives $3.6M Federal Grant for Electric Buses

    KAT Receives $3.6M Federal Grant for Electric Buses

    Posted: 04/11/2018

    The Federal Transit Administration has awarded Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) a $3.6 million grant to purchase electric buses and charging equipment.  Read More

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    Principal Secretary Named Employee of the Year For Her Dedication, Teamwork, and Performance

    Posted: 04/10/2018

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

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    Sgt. Sammy Shaffer Named Officer of the Year for Outstanding Service and Dedication to KPD and Citizens of Knoxville

    Posted: 04/10/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Sgt. Sammy Shaffer the 2017 Officer of the Year. Sgt. Shaffer has been with KPD since October 2001.  Read More

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    KPD Explorer Sheppard Honored for Dedication, Dependability, and Service

    Posted: 04/10/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Joseph Sheppard the 2017 Explorer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

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    Officer Jay Williams Presented Purple Heart after Being Shot During January Traffic Stop

    Posted: 04/10/2018

    Officer Jay Williams Presented Purple Heart after Being Shot During January Traffic Stop Read More

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    Lt. Vince Ayub Honored for Dedication and Contribution to Law Enforcement

    Posted: 04/10/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch honored Knoxville Police Department Lieutenant Vince Ayub for his selfless dedication to the Knoxville Police Department and the law enforcement profession.  Read More

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    Investigator Booker Named Recipient of Mike Waggoner Leadership Award for 2017

    Posted: 04/10/2018

    Knoxville Police Department Investigator Jason Booker was named the 2017 recipient of the Mike Waggoner Leadership Award.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Apr. 14, 2018

    Posted: 04/09/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on State Street

    KUB Lane Closures on State Street Apr. 10-13, 2018

    Posted: 04/09/2018

    KUB crews will implement intermittent lane closures as needed on State Street between Cumberland Avenue and Union Avenue overnight from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., on Tuesday, April 10 through Wednesday morning, April 11, and again Thursday, April 12, through Friday morning, April 13, to allow safe access to manholes.  Read More

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    City's 2018-19 Annual Action Plan Available for Public Comment

    Posted: 04/06/2018

    The draft of the City's Annual Action Plan for the 2018-2019 program year is available for public comment beginning April 6, 2018. Read More

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    Music Festival Closes Block of Jackson Ave., Old City Parking

    Posted: 04/05/2018

    Downtown visitors should keep in mind a few road closures and detours before traveling for this weekend’s festivities.  Read More

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    City Recognizes Community Development Partners with Equity Awards

    Posted: 04/03/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Becky Wade, the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Director, recognized partners and projects that prioritize fair and affordable housing, job creation, and access and inclusion of persons with disabilities at today’s Equity Awards ceremony.  Read More

  • Construction at Knoxville Station Platform Starts Apr. 9, 2018

    Construction at Knoxville Station Platform Starts Apr. 9, 2018

    Posted: 04/03/2018

    Starting April 9th and for approximately three weeks, the Knoxville Station platform at 301 E. Church Ave. will undergo some construction work. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Apr. 9, 2018

    Posted: 04/02/2018

    The sale will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot On Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Apr. 9, 2018. Read More

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    New First Creek Greenway Segment Connects Fulton High School and Edgewood Park

    Posted: 04/02/2018

    City of Knoxville officials and community stakeholders cut the ribbon Monday for a new 0.6-mile segment of First Creek Greenway, connecting Fulton High School at Woodland Avenue to Edgewood Park. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Offers Big Egg Hunt Mar. 31, 2018

    Zoo Knoxville Offers Big Egg Hunt Mar. 31, 2018

    Posted: 03/29/2018

    Zoo Knoxville’s Big Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 31, 2018. Easter eggs-some for guests and some for animals-will be hidden throughout the zoo and quite a few will have surprises inside.  Read More

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    Unwanted Medication Collection to be held Mar. 31, 2018

    Posted: 03/28/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department along with the Knox County and City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Knoxville Food City parking lot at 7608 Mountain Grove Dr.  Read More

  • Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Posted: 03/28/2018

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

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    "Art of Recycling" Sculpture Exhibition on Display April 5-22 at Knoxville Convention Center

    Posted: 03/28/2018

    Sculptures created by nine University of Tennessee art students that incorporate materials provided by steel recycler Gerdau will be on display April 5-22 at the Knoxville Convention Center on its Clinch Concourse. Read More

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    Stormwater Utility Installation to Close Intersection at Broadway & Central St.

    Posted: 03/28/2018

    As part of the City’s $5.8 million North Central Street streetscapes project, the intersection of North Central Street and North Broadway will be closed for 12 days, beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 2. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Project Set for Apr. 5, 2018

    Posted: 03/28/2018

    City staff and design and right-of-way acquisition consultants will hold a public meeting on the Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Project at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 at South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting for First Creek Greenway Apr. 2, 2018

    Posted: 03/28/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, Fulton High School Principal Speas, and officials will cut the ribbon for a 0.6-mile segment of First Creek Greenway that connects Fulton High School to Edgewood Park.  Read More

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    Massey to Retire, Mayor Appoints Sharp as Neighborhood Coordinator

    Posted: 03/27/2018

    With two full-time staff, big changes are in store for the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods. Read More

  • Knoxville to Hold U.S. Pro Road & ITT Championships for Second Year

    Knoxville to Hold U.S. Pro Road & ITT Championships for Second Year

    Posted: 03/27/2018

    The 2018 USA Cycling Professional Road, Individual Time Trial and Criterium National Championships will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. from June 21-24. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for Mar. 27-20, 2018

    KUB Lane Closures for Mar. 27-20, 2018

    Posted: 03/26/2018

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures on State St., S. Northshore Dr. and Glad Hill Dr. Read More

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    Kirk Anderson Named Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 03/24/2018

    Timbercrest resident Kirk Anderson was named this year’s Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year before a crowd of approximately 600 people at Saturday’s 2018 Neighborhood Conference, held at Hotel Knoxville (formerly Knoxville Marriott).  Read More

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    Section of Eastbound Lane of Cumberland Ave. to Close for One Day

    Posted: 03/23/2018

    A section of the eastbound lane of Cumberland Avenue between 19th Street and 17th Street will close for one weekday during the week of March 25, to accommodate work by private developers in the public right-of-way. Read More

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    East Tennessee Childhood Obesity Coalition Convenes for Kickoff Event Mar. 23, 2018

    Posted: 03/23/2018

    On Friday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. members of the East Tennessee Childhood Obesity Coalition will convene for a kickoff event under new leadership from the University of Tennessee. This meeting will be the start of strategic planning for new initiatives for the region that will help to combat childhood obesity.  Read More

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    City Services Schedule for Good Friday Mar. 30, 2018

    Posted: 03/23/2018

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 for the Good Friday Holiday.  Read More

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    Recode Knoxville First Draft of Zoning Update Published, Meeting Mar. 22, 2018

    Posted: 03/22/2018

    The first draft of a comprehensive update of the City of Knoxville zoning ordinance has been published online, and it will be presented for public feedback at a community meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight, March 22, at the Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

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    Save Our Sons Positive Engagement with Law Enforcement Workshop Mar. 31, 2018

    Posted: 03/22/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s Save Our Sons initiative is partnering with the Knoxville Police Department (KPD), Knox County Attorney General’s Office, the City’s Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) and The Change Center to host a Positive Engagement with Law Enforcement workshop Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at KPD’s Training Center (6838 Cement Plant Road).  Read More

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    Temporary Street Closures, No Parking Zones Accompany 2018 Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/21/2018

    This weekend’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events will bring together as many as 9,000 participants, dozens of cheering volunteers and hundreds of fans urging runners toward the finish line.  Read More

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    Meet Easter Bunny, Hunt Candy-Filled Eggs at Beardsley Community Farm Mar. 31, 2018

    Posted: 03/19/2018

    Easter egg hunters ages 2 to 10 are invited to CAC Beardsley Community Farm’s 2018 Community Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. (The rain date is April 7.)  Read More

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    City Solid Waste Management Facility Closed Mar. 16, 2018

    Posted: 03/16/2018

    Due to a fire that occurred Thursday evening, the City’s Solid Waste Management Facility, 1033 Elm St., will be closed Friday, March 16. Read More

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    Solid Waste Management Facility to Reopen Mar. 17, 2018

    Posted: 03/16/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s Solid Waste Management Facility will reopen at 8 a.m. tomorrow, March 17, after a fire in one of its garbage pits Thursday night. City crews have been on site today cleaning and assessing the damage from the fire. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures Through Mar. 27, 2018

    KUB Lane Closures Through Mar. 27, 2018

    Posted: 03/16/2018

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures at S. Northshore Dr., Kingston Pike, Central Ave. Pike Rd., Granda Dr., Henry Haynes Rd., and Ferd Hickey Rd. Read More

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    First Draft of Updated Ordinance to Be Presented at Community Meeting Mar. 22, 2018

    Posted: 03/15/2018

    A community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning ordinance update will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the City of Knoxville’s Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

  • Knoxville Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day Mar. 16, 2018

    Knoxville Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day Mar. 16, 2018

    Posted: 03/14/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero will be joined by State Representative Rick Staples in celebrating our city’s unsung transportation heroes with Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Friday, March 16th.  Read More

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    2018 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations to Impact Downtown Streets, Parking

    Posted: 03/14/2018

    St. Patrick’s Day gets the full-weekend treatment this year, mixing Irish music and festivities with two road runs and a parade. Read More

  • KUB to Close N. Broadway and W. Jackson Avenue Intersection

    KUB to Close N. Broadway and W. Jackson Avenue Intersection

    Posted: 03/13/2018

    KUB will implement a closure of the N. Broadway and W. Jackson Avenue intersection to perform water and electric distribution system work in support of new development continuously from 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, through midnight Friday, March 23.  Read More

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    New Safety Requirements for Festivals, Special Events

    Posted: 03/12/2018

    Organizers of festivals and other public events are invited to a March 22 meeting to learn details of new City safety and security measures. Read More

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    Purchase Tickets Now for Knoxville’s First-Ever Dragon Lights Festival

    Posted: 03/12/2018

    Knoxville’s first-ever Dragon Lights Festival is just two weeks away, and tickets are available now for the spectacular display of larger-than-life lanterns at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. Read More

  • Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway Mar. 14-15, 2018

    Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway Mar. 14-15, 2018

    Posted: 03/12/2018

    KUB will close a section of the Lakeshore Park Greenway from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, 2018 to facilitate safe conditions as work is performed on the utility infrastructure in the park.  Read More

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    PARC Meeting Set for Apr. 19, 2018

    Posted: 03/09/2018

    PARC Executive Director Clarence Vaughn and members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on April 19, 2018 at Lonsdale Community Center, 2700 Stonewall Street. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Offers $2 Off Admission Mar. 12-16, 2018

    Zoo Knoxville Offers $2 Off Admission Mar. 12-16, 2018

    Posted: 03/09/2018

    To celebrate Spring Break, Zoo Knoxville is offering $2 off general admission tickets Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16, 2018.  Read More

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    Officer Honored with Life Saving Award for Response to Shooting Victim

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer John Stevens.  Read More

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    Attempt to Solve Cold Case Homicide Though Video Reenactment Earns Employee Honors

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Greg Whitaker the December 2017 Employee of the Month.  Read More

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    An Arrest of Multiple Home Burglary Suspect Earns Officers Award

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officers Jeff Damewood and John Pickens the December 2017 Officers of the Month.  Read More

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    KPD’s Mobile Field Force Commended for Outstanding Dedication to Safety and Security of Community Events

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the department’s Mobile Field Force a Unit Commendation for their dedication to safety and security during multiple events in 2017.  Read More

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    Central Business District Officers Awarded Unit Commendation for Quick Action in Arrest of Multiple Vehicle Theft Suspects

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    On December 6, 2017, six vehicles were reported stolen from a downtown hotel.  Read More

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    Life Saving Award Presented to Officers After Response to Vehicle Crash

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented the Life Saving Award to five officers after their response to a vehicle crash resulted in saving the life of a trapped victim.  Read More

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    Continued Efforts to Save a Life Earns Officer Honors

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer James Williams.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees & Retirees

    Posted: 03/07/2018

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

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    Fire Department Provides 'Stop the Bleed' Training

    Posted: 03/07/2018

    City firefighters, paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians typically reach an emergency scene in a matter of minutes. But when seconds count, that might be too late. Read More

  • Executive Director of Centro Hispano, to discuss The Far Away Brothers at Books Sandwiched In

    Executive Director of Centro Hispano, to discuss The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham

    Posted: 03/07/2018

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, for a discussion of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham at noon on Wednesday, March 28 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Mar. 10, 2018

    Posted: 03/05/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Brownfield Clean-up Projects, Mar. 19, 2018

    Posted: 03/05/2018

    There will be a public meeting on two brownfield cleanup projects (former McClung Warehouses site and former Sanitary Laundry site) at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N. Broadway. Read More

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    Storm Drain To Be Installed Across Lyons View Pike

    Posted: 03/02/2018

    Wet February weather twice postponed a week-long storm drain installation across Lyons View Pike near Harley Drive, but the project is back on schedule, set to begin this weekend. Read More

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    S&P Affirms City's High Bond Rating

    Posted: 03/02/2018

    Citing the City of Knoxville’s “very strong management” and “strong budgetary performance,” Standard & Poor’s has affirmed the City’s AA+ bond rating. Read More

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    Wetlands Being Planted at Fountain City Lake

    Posted: 03/02/2018

    This week, contractor crews have been planting two wetlands at Fountain City Lake – one of the last steps in the City’s ongoing commitment to improve the lake’s water quality. Read More

  • KUB Marks Tennessee Arbor Day By Planting Trees at Habitat for Humanity Homes

    KUB Marks Tennessee Arbor Day By Planting Trees at Habitat for Humanity Homes

    Posted: 03/02/2018

    The first Friday in March is designated as Tennessee Arbor Day, and since 2008, KUB has marked this day planting trees at Habitat for Humanity homes. Today, KUB and its contractor, Volunteer Erosion Control (VEC), planted 15 dogwood trees in the neighborhoods with Habitat for Humanity homes built over the past year within KUB’s service territory.  Read More

  • Bridge Repairs to Impact Travel on I-40 This Weekend, Mar. 2-5, 2018

    Bridge Repairs to Impact Travel on I-40 This Weekend, Mar. 2-5, 2018

    Posted: 03/02/2018

    Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knoxville should be alert for lane closures that will have a significant impact on travel this weekend. Read More

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    Mardi Growl Brings Dogs to Downtown March 3, 2018

    Posted: 03/01/2018

    Hundreds of puppers and their people will take to the streets of downtown Knoxville Saturday, March 3, for the 11th annual Young-Williams Animal Center’s Mardi Growl Parade and Festival, presented by Old City Wine Bar.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville's New Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing Opens Mar. 2, 2018

    Zoo Knoxville's New Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing Opens Mar. 2, 2018

    Posted: 03/01/2018

    Zoo Knoxville will host the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing, a $6 million multi-acre habitat for white-handed gibbons and silvered leaf langurs, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  Read More

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    Lane on Chapman Hwy. at Henley Bridge Closed for a Week

    Posted: 03/01/2018

    Beginning Friday morning, March 2, one northbound lane of Chapman Highway between Blount Avenue and the Henley Bridge will be closed as a contractor builds curb, gutter and sidewalk for the One Riverwalk apartment complex under construction. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on State St. and Market St.

    KUB Lane Closures on State St. and Market St.

    Posted: 02/27/2018

    KUB will have lane closures on State Street and Market Street. Read More

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    City Crews Resume Brush Collections Mar. 5, 2018

    Posted: 02/26/2018

    With spring weather upon us, and hundreds of Knoxville residents getting an early start on their gardening and landscaping tasks, City crews will be resuming bi-weekly brush pickup on Monday, March 5, 2018. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Chapman Hwy. Feb. 27, 2018

    KUB Lane Closures on Chapman Hwy. Feb. 27, 2018

    Posted: 02/26/2018

    KUB contract crews will continue to implement a lane closure of a short section of the curbside, northbound lane of Chapman Highway at Gwinfield Drive from 9 a.m.- noon on Tuesday, February 27, and work is performed on the streetlights in the area.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Invites Public to Name Baby Langur

    Zoo Knoxville Invites Public to Name Baby Langur

    Posted: 02/26/2018

    Zoo Knoxville invites the public to help choose the name for the baby silvered leaf langur that surprised everyone with his birth in late 2017.  Read More

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    Portion of Third Creek Greenway Closed Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

    Posted: 02/23/2018

    A portion of Third Creek Greenway will be closed for about a week, beginning Monday, Feb. 26, as crews do repair work to the “zig-zag bridge” near Safety City and Concord St. Read More

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    Latex Paint Can Be Solidified and Discarded Starting March 1st

    Posted: 02/23/2018

    City of Knoxville officials are reminding all residents that beginning March 1, 2018, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off site located within the Solid Waste Management Facility, 1033 Elm St., will no longer be accepting latex paint.  Read More

  • Winners of the 36th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Winners of the 36th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Posted: 02/21/2018

    On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Keep Knoxville Beautiful hosted the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at the Standard, 416 West Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN. The event honored Knoxville’s most beautiful properties by presenting awards in six different categories: redesign/reuse, outdoor space, new architecture, public art, restaurant/café/bar/brewery, and environmental stewardship.  Read More

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    311 Center for Service Innovation Wins Teamwork Award

    Posted: 02/20/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s 311 Center for Service Innovation has won the 2018 Teamwork Award bestowed annually by the Government Contact Services Community of Practice, an organization that promotes networking and the exchange of effective practices among customer-service oriented governmental entities. Read More

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    City Names Recipients of Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 02/16/2018

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department has selected six projects to receive funding from the Historic Preservation Fund for the 2018-19 budget year. City Council voted to approve the spending on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Read More

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    Registration Now Open for 2018 Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 02/15/2018

    Neighborhood leaders, supporters and residents who want to learn more about the value of strong neighborhoods are invited to The Neighborhood Conference, being held Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott, 501 E. Hill Ave. Read More

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    Storm Drain Installation Rescheduled on Lyons View Pike

    Posted: 02/14/2018

    Because thunderstorms, drizzle or at least a chance of spotty showers are predicted over 10 of the next 12 days, a planned storm drain installation across Lyons View Pike near Harley Drive has been postponed. Read More

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    Love Kitchen's Helen Ashe passes

    Posted: 02/13/2018

    Below is a statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on Helen Ashe, co-founder of the Love Kitchen, who died today after 32 years of service to the community through the nationally acclaimed East Knoxville food pantry. Read More

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    Mardi Growl Set for March 3, 2018

    Posted: 02/12/2018

    Young-Williams Animal Center will celebrate the 11th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival downtown on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Read More

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    Last Week to Purchase Orchids Awards Tickets

    Posted: 02/12/2018

    On Tuesday February 20, 2018, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at The Standard, 416 West Jackson Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Thursday, February 15th. Read More

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    City Holds Budget Retreat Feb. 9, 2018

    Posted: 02/09/2018

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and her staff today presented a mid-year budget review and status reports on major City initiatives to City Council. Read More

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    Improvements Planned at Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

    Posted: 02/08/2018

    Coming soon to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum: New seats! New lights! New ice floor! Read More

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    2017 Year in Review Report Available Online

    Posted: 02/08/2018

    In 2017, City of Knoxville employees completed hundreds of projects and delivered a wide range of services – everything from patching potholes and building sidewalks and greenways, to coordinating more than 1,500 festivals, concerts and other special events, to police officers and firefighters responding to emergencies. Read More

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    Storm Drain Installation to Close Section of Lyons View Pike

    Posted: 02/07/2018

    Weather permitting, City Public Service Department crews will be installing a storm drain across Lyons View Pike near Harley Drive, beginning Saturday, Feb. 17. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Penguin

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Penguin

    Posted: 02/06/2018

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of beloved zoo ambassador “Gypsy” African penguin.  Read More

  • Library to Host Eudora Welty Discussion Series

    Library to Host Eudora Welty Discussion Series

    Posted: 02/06/2018

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to present Daring Greatly: the life and short fiction of Eudora Welty. Led by Professor Edward Francisco, this three part weekly reading/discussion series runs February 13-27 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Lawson McGhee Library.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 10, 2018

    Posted: 02/05/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Grainger Ave. Bridge Work, Expect Intermittent Blasts

    Posted: 02/02/2018

    Residents in neighborhoods surrounding the Grainger Avenue Bridge, located near the intersection of Grainger Avenue and Sixth Avenue, can expect to hear short, intermittent blasts on Monday, Feb. 5, as crews move forward in the bridge replacement project. Read More

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    City Grants Boost Creation of Affordable Housing

    Posted: 02/02/2018

    The City of Knoxville has allocated two grants from its Affordable Rental Development Program to assist in the construction of rental housing for low- and moderate-income tenants. Read More

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    Construction Will Temporarily Limit Travel on Park West Boulevard

    Posted: 02/02/2018

    As part of an ongoing expansion and construction project for Parkwest Medical Center, travel on Park West Boulevard will temporarily be effected for two weeks.  Read More

  • Pace Rolls Into Knoxville, Offering Modern Dockless Bike Sharing

    Pace Rolls Into Knoxville, Offering Modern Dockless Bike Sharing

    Posted: 02/01/2018

    Pace, the dockless bike share service of choice for America’s smart cities and colleges, launched today in Knoxville, Tenn., making 200 smart bikes available for residents, students and visitors to make on-demand trips with just a tap on their smartphones. Read More

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    Remote Area Medical Kicks Off Five Day Medical Clinic

    Posted: 01/30/2018

    Remote Area Medical - the largest nongovernmental provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free high-quality dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families is coming back to Chilhowee Park’s Jacob Building located at 3301 East Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. RAM’s 900th clinic will operate from Wednesday, January 31 through Sunday, February 4.  Read More

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    City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 01/26/2018

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving a Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2018-19, which begins July 1, 2018.  Read More

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    City Seeks Grant Applications from Providers of Homelessness Services

    Posted: 01/26/2018

    Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, the City of Knoxville will begin accepting applications for grants to fund programs that work to reduce and end homelessness in Knoxville. Applications will be available at www.knoxvilletn.gov/development (under “Homeless Grant” at the top of the page), and completed forms are due to the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department by Friday, Feb. 23. Read More

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    Knoxville Wins U.S. Conference of Mayors Award, Grant

    Posted: 01/26/2018

    On Thursday, Jan. 25, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Knoxville as the 2018 1st place medium-sized city winner in the Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant program, sponsored by the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America.  Read More

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    Community Development Annual Action Plan Meeting Set for Feb. 5, 2018

    Posted: 01/25/2018

    The City of Knoxville is developing its Annual Action Plan Update to its Five Year Consolidated Plan for the proposed use of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for program year 2018-2019. Read More

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    Next PARC Meeting This Week, Jan. 25, 2018

    Posted: 01/23/2018

    PARC Executive Director Clarence Vaughn and members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2018 at Knox County Education Association (KCEA), 2411 East Magnolia Ave. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Feb. 5, 2018

    Posted: 01/22/2018

    The sale will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot On Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Feb. 5, 2018. Read More

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    Scripps Networks Donates New Overlook at Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 01/22/2018

    The Lakeshore Park Board and Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that Scripps Networks Interactive has donated $3,000,000 to Lakeshore Park for the construction of a new scenic overlook at Lakeshore Park to be named in honor of pioneering home and garden cable network HGTV. Read More

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    Nominations Sought for City's Next Poet Laureate

    Posted: 01/22/2018

    The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville is inviting nominations for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Knoxville. Read More

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    Dragon Lights Festival Expected to Bring Tens of Thousands to East Knoxville

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    Dragon Lights, Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese lantern festival, will be held at Chilhowee Park & Expostion Center from March 16 – April 22, 2018.  Read More

  • New 2018 State Maps Now Available from TDOT

    New 2018 State Maps Now Available from TDOT

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    The official 2018 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.  Read More

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    Lakeshore Park & City to Announce Major Gift for New Project at Park

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    On Monday, January 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., Dee Haslam, Chair of the Lakeshore Park Board, and Mayor Madeline Rogero will announce a major corporate gift to Lakeshore Park and plans for a new scenic overlook that will be constructed with the gift. Read More

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    South Knoxville Town Hall Meeting Set for Feb. 3, 2018

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    Officials who represent South Knoxville at the state and local levels will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 3, at South-Doyle Middle School, 3900 Decatur Drive. Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Closes Roads Through Jan. 24, 2018

    KUB Utility Work Closes Roads Through Jan. 24, 2018

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    Due to utility work, KUB will have road closures on Hollywood Rd., Kingston Pike, Walnut St. and Piney Grove Church Rd. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Orchid Awards Nominees

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Orchid Awards Nominees

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    On February 20th , 2018 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art. Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Road Closures on Blackstock Ave. & Piney Grove Church Rd.

    KUB Utility Work Road Closures on Blackstock Ave. & Piney Grove Church Rd.

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Due to utility work, KUB will have road closures on Blackstock Ave. and Piney Grove Church Rd. Read More

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    Streetscape Work Next Week to Close 1 Block of North Central Street

    Posted: 01/12/2018

    Next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 15, North Central Street will be closed to through traffic between Depot and Magnolia avenues. Read More

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    West High Graduate Returns to Speak About Racial Discrimination Faced 50 Years Ago

    Posted: 01/12/2018

    A West High School graduate who recently shared his story of racial discrimination as a student on StoryCorps, a series of audio interviews broadcast on National Public Radio and archived at the Library of Congress, will make his first visit to the school since graduating more than 50 years ago. Read More

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    City Services Schedule for MLK, Jr. Holiday 2018

    Posted: 01/11/2018

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Read More

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    Construction at Solid Waste Transfer Station Begins Jan. 16, 2018

    Posted: 01/11/2018

    Upgrades will be made to the City’s Solid Waste Management Facility, 1033 Elm St., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Feb. 2. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Has Third Consecutive Record Attendance Year in 2017

    Zoo Knoxville Has Third Consecutive Record Attendance Year in 2017

    Posted: 01/10/2018

    Zoo Knoxville welcomed 495,055 visitors in 2017, setting a new attendance record for the third year in a row and exceeding the record set in 2016 by 21,376 people.  Read More

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    A Fresh Perspective of City Parks with New Drone Footage

    Posted: 01/10/2018

    Online viewers can now observe spectacular East Tennessee landscape from higher vantage points, thanks to new drone footage of City of Knoxville parks. Read More

  • Join the Knox County Public Library to Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday

    Join the Knox County Public Library to Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    Join the Imagination Library and Knox County Public Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. Read More

  • KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    With the cold winter months ahead, many families will struggle with the cost of heating their homes.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 13, 2018

    Posted: 01/08/2018

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Police Chief Rausch Joins Top Leaders On Council to Curb Crime Through Investments in Kids

    Posted: 01/08/2018

    This month, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and violence survivors, announced the organization’s new National Leadership Council comprised of nearly 30 elite law enforcement leaders and violence survivors from around the country. Read More

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    Engaging Neighbors Class Filling Up Fast, Deadline Jan. 12, 2018

    Posted: 01/08/2018

    Applications for the Office of Neighborhoods’ “Engaging Neighbors to Develop Stronger Neighborhoods” are still being accepted through Jan. 12, but the class is filling up fast. Read More

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    Jan. 16, 2018 Deadline Is Approaching for Good Neighbor Nominations

    Posted: 01/08/2018

    Nominations for the Neighbor of the Year are open and will be accepted through Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Read More

  • Library Presents Dr. Fletcher for Books Sandwiched In Program Jan. 24, 2018

    Library Presents Dr. Fletcher for Books Sandwiched In Program Jan. 24, 2018

    Posted: 01/08/2018

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join UT alumnus Dr. Jason Fletcher for a discussion of his book The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future at noon on Wednesday, January 24 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Read More

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    Short-Term Rental Permits Now Available in Knoxville

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Beginning this week, Knoxville residents wishing to operate a short-term rental unit can apply for a permit from the City of Knoxville, provided they meet the conditions in the City’s newly adopted short-term rental ordinances. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures for January 3-12, 2018

    KUB Lane Closures for January 3-12, 2018

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    KUB will have lane closures on Union Ave., W. Church Ave. and Piney Grove Church Rd. Read More

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    Cuccaro & Vaughan Selected to 40 Under 40

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Congratulations to two great members of our City of Knoxville team for their selection to Knoxville Business Journal's "40 Under 40"!  Read More

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    King Week Celebration Jan. 5-Jan 15, 2018

    Posted: 01/02/2018

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

  • County Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips

    County Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips

    Posted: 01/02/2018

    As temperatures in the teens and single digits continue the next few days, please take time to check on homebound seniors and anyone who may not be able to easily care for themselves. Read More

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    North Central Street Project Stakeholders Meeting Scheduled Jan. 11, 2018

    Posted: 01/02/2018

    Representatives from the City of Knoxville, Amec Foster Wheeler construction engineering inspections services, Vaughn and Melton civil engineering firm, Southern Constructors Inc. general contractor, Hedstrom Design landscape architecture, and Central Street residents, merchants and property owners will meet on Jan. 11, 2018 at the City's Public Works Service Center (3131 Morris Ave.) at 5 p.m. Read More