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

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    Statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on Recode Knoxville July 16, 2019

    Posted: 07/16/2019

    Good morning and thank you all for being here. I will read my remarks and then take any questions. Read More

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    City Summer Interns Launch #FeedKnox Campaign

    Posted: 07/16/2019

    The City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City interns have made the focus of their group project one of the essentials of life: food. Through their #FeedKnox #OneLoveDay campaign, the interns will use social media to encourage Knoxville residents to donate their time, money and canned goods to local charities that work to remediate hunger in our community.  Read More

  • Free Red Trolley to Begin Service to South Waterfront on Aug. 19, 2019

    Free Red Trolley to Begin Service to South Waterfront on Aug. 19, 2019

    Posted: 07/15/2019

    Knoxville Area Transit’s fourth free trolley line – the new Red Line, connecting a part of the South Waterfront and downtown – is scheduled to begin service on Monday, Aug. 19. Read More

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    Media Briefing on Recode Knoxville to be Held July 16, 2019

    Posted: 07/15/2019

    Mayor Rogero will present an update of Recode Knoxville, the first comprehensive update of the City’s zoning code in half a century, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the fifth-floor Atrium of the City County Building. Read More

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    Pension System Recognized for Financial Reporting

    Posted: 07/12/2019

    For a seventh consecutive year, the City of Knoxville pension system staff has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by a leading professional association. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces Gender of Baby Giraffe

    Zoo Knoxville Announces Gender of Baby Giraffe

    Posted: 07/12/2019

    Zoo Knoxville is happy to announce that the giraffe calf born on July 1 is a girl! Read More

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    City Seeks Public Input on Five-Year Community Development Plan

    Posted: 07/11/2019

    The City’s Community Development department launched its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan today by asking City County Building visitors to complete the sentence “Knoxville needs…” on sticky notes that were then posted for participants and passersby to read and discuss. Read More

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    Next PARC Meeting Set for July 18, 2019

    Posted: 07/11/2019

    On Thursday, July 18, 2019, PARC will hold its second-quarter meeting at the newly renovated historic chapel on the campus of Knoxville College.  Read More

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    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Tennessee to Small Businesses

    Posted: 07/09/2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced July 5, 2019 that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Tennessee as a result of rain and flooding from May 1, 2018 through Feb. 25, 2019. Read More

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    Kid A' Riffic Fun on the Square Starts July 9, 2019

    Posted: 07/08/2019

    The City’s Office of Special Events is hosting a weekly event for families and youngsters called Kid A’ Riffic Fun on the Square, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, on Market Square. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 13, 2019

    Posted: 07/05/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    New Decks in State Street Garage Are Now Open

    Posted: 07/03/2019

    Earlier this morning, the two new parking decks in the expanded State Street Garage opened. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces the Birth of Baby Giraffe

    Zoo Knoxville Announces the Birth of Baby Giraffe

    Posted: 07/02/2019

    Zoo Knoxville is excited to announce Frances giraffe gave birth in the early morning hours. The calf is nursing and appears to be healthy.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles July 8, 2019

    Posted: 07/01/2019

    The next public vehicle auction will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on July 8, 2019. Read More

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    City Services Holiday Schedule for July 4, 2019

    Posted: 06/28/2019

    City offices, Parks and Recreation centers and indoor pools will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 for the Independence Day Holiday.  Read More

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    Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled for World's Fair Park Performance Lawn

    Posted: 06/28/2019

    On Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2 p.m., City officials will mark the official opening of the newly renovated Performance Lawn at the south end of World’s Fair Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Read More

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    Celebrate with the City at Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 06/27/2019

    The City of Knoxville hosts the community-wide Festival on the Fourth celebration at World’s Fair Park on Thursday, July 4, 4-10 p.m.  Read More

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    Neighborhoods to Battle it Out in City's Wiffle Ball Tournament

    Posted: 06/26/2019

    Knoxville’s third Neighborhood Wiffle Ball Tournament takes the field Saturday, June 29, in Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road.  Read More

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    KPD Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Input

    Posted: 06/26/2019

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on July 8, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Police Department Training Academy policy and procedures, management, and operations, Chief Eve Thomas announced today. Read More

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    Business Leader, Anonymous Donor Pledge Substantial Contributions to Fort Kid

    Posted: 06/25/2019

    Businessman Thomas Boyd has fond memories of growing up and playing at Fort Kid, and he wants to make sure his 1-year-old daughter, and everyone else in the area, has the same opportunity. Read More

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    Streets to Close for USA Pro & Para-Cycling Road National Championships

    Posted: 06/24/2019

    The 2019 world class USA Pro and Para-Cycling Road National Championships will be held in Knoxville and Oak Ridge June 27-30. Read More

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    Disaster Loans Available for Knoxville Flooding Victims

    Posted: 06/24/2019

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today the (SBA) will make its disaster loan program available in nineteen counties recovering from the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 6 through Feb. 24, 2019.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Officially on Giraffe Baby Watch

    Zoo Knoxville Officially on Giraffe Baby Watch

    Posted: 06/21/2019

    Zoo Knoxville is anticipating their first giraffe birth in 17 years. Frances, a three-year-old giraffe, is exhibiting signs that she is in the final stages of pregnancy and her team of caretakers are preparing for the baby’s arrival.  Read More

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    Paving July 20, 2019 on E. Blount Ave.

    Posted: 06/20/2019

    Weather permitting, City crews will complete a one-night paving project on East Blount Avenue tonight. The project was rescheduled because of recent rains and will close the westbound travel lanes between Gay Street and Chapman Highway beginning today, Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. The work is scheduled to be finished by 6 a.m. Friday, June 21. Read More

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    All Are Welcome in Downtown Knoxville Saturday

    Posted: 06/20/2019

    Several activities and events in downtown Knoxville will temporarily close some streets and on-street parking on Saturday, June 22. Event attendees and additional downtown guests should consider these events when considering their travel routes and parking destinations. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for July 19-20, 2019

    Posted: 06/19/2019

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). Read More

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    Replacement of Jackson Ave. Ramps to Begin Late Summer

    Posted: 06/19/2019

    Two structurally deficient Jackson Avenue ramps connecting to Gay Street in the Old City are being replaced. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Komodo Dragon

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Komodo Dragon

    Posted: 06/17/2019

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of beloved Komodo dragon, Khaleesi.  Read More

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    Tell Us What You Want Chilhowee Park to Be: Communitywide Survey Gets Underway June 17, 2019

    Posted: 06/13/2019

    As part of a strategic study of possible future uses of Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center, the City of Knoxville is inviting people to participate in a communitywide survey. Read More

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    Statement from Mayor Rogero on LGBTQ+ Equality

    Posted: 06/13/2019

    As Mayor of Knoxville, I am outraged at the statements by Knox County Sheriff’s Detective Grayson Fritts. To clarify, the Detective is not a City of Knoxville employee but an employee of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  Read More

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    Free Public Parking Available Along Island Home Avenue

    Posted: 06/11/2019

    As redevelopment continues on Knoxville’s South Waterfront, the City recently entered into an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to lease the space along Island Home Avenue underneath the James White Parkway for free public parking.  Read More

  • Third Creek Greenway to Remain Open During KUB Wastewater Project

    Third Creek Greenway to Remain Open During Wastewater Project

    Posted: 06/10/2019

    As a follow-up to the advisory issued last week, KUB wastewater system work along the section of Third Creek Greenway just west of S. Concord Street will no longer require a full trail closure.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Posted: 06/10/2019

    Zoo Knoxville celebrates Father’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all dads on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Read More

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    Grants Available to Remove Lead Hazards in Homes

    Posted: 06/07/2019

    Was your home or apartment built before 1978? Do you have painted surfaces that are in a deteriorated condition?  Read More

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    Anticipate Monday Night Paving on E. Blount Ave.

    Posted: 06/07/2019

    Weather permitting, City crews will complete a one-night paving project on East Blount Avenue at the start of next week. Read More

  • Patricia Nash Designs Supports Zoo Knoxville with Limited Edition Bag

    Patricia Nash Designs Supports Zoo Knoxville with Limited Edition Bag

    Posted: 06/07/2019

    Patricia Nash Designs, creator of luxury leather accessories, is offering a limited edition handbag created to support Zoo Knoxville’s new Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) Campus. “ARC by Patricia Nash” is limited to 500 individually numbered bags and features the rare and beautiful Boelen’s python.  Read More

  • Downtown Knoxville organization updates focus, brand to reflect district’s vibrancy

    Downtown Knoxville organization updates focus, brand to reflect district’s vibrancy

    Posted: 06/07/2019

    In 1993 when the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was formed, most people agreed that downtown Knoxville needed significant improvement, with the city center nearly devoid of residents and essentially deserted after the workday ended. Read More

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    City of Knoxville’s 11th Annual Business Breakfast Set for June 19, 2019

    Posted: 06/06/2019

    Owners and managers of local businesses who would like to bid on contracts with the City of Knoxville are invited to attend the 11th annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park located at 3301 Magnolia Ave. Read More

  • Utility Construction to Close Section of Third Creek Greenway Near Tyson Park

    Utility Construction to Close Section of Third Creek Greenway Near Tyson Park

    Posted: 06/05/2019

    KUB and its contractor will close a short section of the Third Creek Greenway between the Tyson Park west entrance/exit near S. Concord Street and the trail split just east of Safety City starting Monday, June 17, and lasting continuously through early July 2019 (weather permitting) as part of a wastewater collection system pipeline and manhole rehabilitation project in this area. Read More

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    Neighborhood Safety Workshop South Scheduled for June 24, 2019

    Posted: 06/04/2019

    The second in a series of Neighborhood Safety Workshops on June 24, 2019 will provide South Knoxville residents a chance to bring their safety-related interests and concerns to City staff members and Knoxville Police Department officers.  Read More

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    City to Host Public Workshops on Sidewalk Study

    Posted: 06/04/2019

    The City is hosting a series of open house workshops to gather feedback and introduce the goals of a 10-month sidewalk system study that will evaluate existing and future pedestrian needs, including sidewalks and crosswalks. Read More

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    Fort Sanders Neighborhood Street Cleaning & Upgrades Planned for June & July Weekends

    Posted: 05/30/2019

    Fort Sanders neighborhood streets will soon be getting some extensive cleaning and fresh markings.  Read More

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    City Reduces Speed Limit on Stretch of Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 05/30/2019

    Following an in-depth City Traffic Engineering study of portions of Chapman Highway, the speed limit has been reduced on a stretch of the road that is inside the city limits. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 8, 2019

    Posted: 05/29/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles June 3, 2019

    Posted: 05/27/2019

    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 June 3, 2019. Read More

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    Nonprofits Complete Their Projects as Part of City Challenge Grant Program

    Posted: 05/23/2019

    Eight local nonprofit organizations and groups that were awarded challenge grants in October 2018 have completed their projects. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville's Newest Eatery Now Open

    Zoo Knoxville's Newest Eatery Now Open

    Posted: 05/22/2019

    Zoo Knoxville has a new dining option for visitors located in Asian Trek with great views of Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing.  Read More

  • Free Fishing Day at Cove at Concord Park on June 8, 2019

    Free Fishing Day at Cove at Concord Park on June 8, 2019

    Posted: 05/22/2019

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is sponsoring Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at The Cove at Concord Park. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Read More

  • KCDC Breaks Ground on Final Phase of Five Points Revitalization

    KCDC Breaks Ground on Final Phase of Five Points Revitalization

    Posted: 05/22/2019

    On May 22, 2019, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), along with business and community leaders and members of the Five Points community officially broke ground on Five Points 4, an affordable housing complex to be built at the intersection of Kenner Avenue and McConnell Street. Completion of Phase 4 will mark realization of the Five Points Master Plan. Read More

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    City Operations Schedule for 2019 Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted: 05/21/2019

    City offices and recreation centers will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for the Memorial Day holiday, but Waste Connections’ pickup of garbage and recyclables will continue as regularly scheduled. Read More

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    Nikki Giovanni Historical Marker Unveiled on May 23, 2019

    Posted: 05/21/2019

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials will welcome Ms. Giovanni, a Virginia Tech Distinguished Professor and Knoxville native, for the unveiling of a historic marker near the entrance to the Cal Johnson Recreation Center on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. Read More

  • TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 05/20/2019

    Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Read More

  • KCDC launches construction on final phase of Five Points revitalization

    KCDC Launches Construction on Final Phase of Five Points Revitalization

    Posted: 05/20/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will join Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) officials to break ground on Five Points 4, a 31-building, 82-unit affordable housing complex at the west corner of Kenner Avenue and McConnell Street in East Knoxville. Read More

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    Katy Hawley Named Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 05/18/2019

    Mayor Madeline Rogero presented Fourth and Gill resident Katy Hawley with the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award at the Neighborhood Conference, held Saturday, May 18, at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

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    Old City Roads Close for Rhythm N' Blooms Festival Weekend

    Posted: 05/16/2019

    The 10th Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 - 19, 2019, on stages and in venues located in the Old City. Read More

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    City to Highlight Public Works on Social Media During National Public Works Week

    Posted: 05/14/2019

    Public Works Week, May 19-25, is a national celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Read More

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    Concerts on the Square Live Music Series Continues

    Posted: 05/14/2019

    Concerts on the Square, presented by First Century Bank, continues tonight on Market Square with the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra performing a set at 6 p.m. followed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. This Thursday, May 16, Katie Pruitt will perform on the Market Square stage, kicking off this weekend’s Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival. Read More

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    Bicycle Safety Campaign Early Data Shows Promising Results

    Posted: 05/13/2019

    Early Knoxville Police Department data following a recent bicycle-safety campaign is showing that use of new technology to raise awareness of Tennessee’s three-foot passing law has actually changed driving behaviors. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for June 7-8, 2019

    Posted: 05/10/2019

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). Read More

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    KPD To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Campaign

    Posted: 05/08/2019

    As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, The Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” Read More

  • KAT Operations Leadership Sees Changes

    KAT Operations Leadership Sees Changes

    Posted: 05/08/2019

    After a career spanning over 30 years in transit in Knoxville, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) announces the retirement of Chief Operating Officer Beverly Campbell, and consequently the hiring of a new Chief Human Resources Officer, Julie Glibbery, as well as the promotion of Odell Draper to Chief Operations Officer. Read More

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    U.S. Census 2020 Kicks Off Local Effort

    Posted: 05/07/2019

    Knoxville and Knox County will kick off U.S. Census 2020 with a newly formed Joint Complete Count Committee made up of community representatives.  Read More

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    600 Block of Market St. Set to Close on May 8, 2019

    Posted: 05/07/2019

    An extensive downtown street and sidewalks construction project in the 600 block of Market Street calls for the road’s closure, beginning Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Mother's Day with Free Admission for Moms

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Mother's Day with Free Admission for Moms

    Posted: 05/06/2019

    Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 11, 2019

    Posted: 05/03/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Knoxville ‘Got on Board’

    Knoxville ‘Got on Board’

    Posted: 05/03/2019

    The Knoxville community showed their support for transit by riding in big numbers on Get on Board Day on April 25, 2019. Read More

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    Fifth Draft of Recode Knoxville Available on Website

    Posted: 05/02/2019

    The fifth draft of the Recode Knoxville proposed zoning ordinance is now available on the project website at www.recodeknoxville.com.  Read More

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    City's Finance Dept. Honored for 30th Year with Award

    Posted: 05/02/2019

    For 30 years in a row, the City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been honored for pioneering efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and providing an excellent example for other North American governments. Read More

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    Change Center Community Hiring Event Set for May 6, 2019

    Posted: 05/02/2019

    Looking for a job or new opportunity? The Change Center is hosting a Community Hiring Event on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Change Center located at 203 Harriet Tubman Street. Read More

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    Vesser Named Officer of the Month for January 2019

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented Officer James Vesser with the January Officer of the Month Award. Read More

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    Major Presented with Community Service Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented Sgt. Phil Major with a Community Service Award. Read More

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    Mattina Presented with Community Service Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented Sgt. Tammy Mattina with a Community Service Award. Read More

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    Henard Presented with Community Service Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented Sgt. Sam Henard with a Community Service Award. Read More

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    Bush Presented with Community Service Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented Lt. Brian Bush with a Community Service Award. Read More

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    KPD's Special Crimes Unit Presented with Unit Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented the KPD Unit Award to the Special Crimes Unit. Read More

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    North Knoxville Fire Updates

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, a fire was reported in the recycling yard at Fort Loudon Waste and Recycling located at 2742 Hancock Street. Read More

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    Safety City Presented with Unit Award

    Posted: 05/01/2019

    On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented the Knoxville Police Department Unit Award to KPD's Safety City Team. Read More

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    Electric Scooters Launch Downtown

    Posted: 04/30/2019

    Beginning May 1, 2019, downtown Knoxville will have two electric scooter providers on the streets. Read More

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    Traffic Pattern Switch Begins on East Blount Avenue

    Posted: 04/30/2019

    Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, motorists will experience a temporary change in traffic patterns on East Blount Avenue between Gay Street and Chapman Highway. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles May 6, 2019

    Posted: 04/29/2019

    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 May 6, 2019. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Presents Final State of the City

    Posted: 04/26/2019

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today proposed her eighth and final budget, which continues strategic investments, leverages creation of new affordable housing and expands outdoor recreation amenities. Read More

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    Downtown Streets Closed for Upcoming Events

    Posted: 04/24/2019

    Annual festivities in downtown Knoxville will temporarily close some on-street parking and streets starting this weekend. Visitors and residents should consider these closures when planning their routes. Read More

  • Ijams River Rescue Removes Close to 37 Tons of Trash From Area Waterways

    Ijams River Rescue Removes Close to 37 Tons of Trash From Area Waterways

    Posted: 04/24/2019

    The 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe’s collected 36.8 tons of trash and tires from 33 sites in and along East Tennessee’s waterways on April 6, 2019, once again removing a significant amount from Loves Creek. Read More

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    City's Annual Teen Step Show Set for Apr. 27, 2019

    Posted: 04/23/2019

    Knoxville Parks and Recreation will host its 13th annual Teen Step Show Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Read More

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    Four Community Development Partners Win Equity Awards

    Posted: 04/23/2019

    At today’s 7th annual Equity Awards breakfast, City of Knoxville Community Development staff members recognized four partners and projects that prioritize fair and affordable housing, economic development, community impact, and access and inclusion of people with disabilities. The Equity Awards are the highlight of the City’s Community Development Week events. Read More

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    Street Rod Nationals South Heading to Knoxville May 3-5, 2019

    Posted: 04/23/2019

    The National Street Rod Association® is pleased to announce the dates for the Street Rod Nationals South coming to the Chilhowee Park & Expo Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read More

  • KAT Offers Free Rides for National Get On Board Day

    KAT Offers Free Rides for National Get On Board Day

    Posted: 04/22/2019

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  Read More

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    Dogwood Arts Festival Returns to Heart of Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 04/22/2019

    Dogwood Arts Festival Returns to Heart of Downtown Knoxville Apr. 26-28, 2019. Read More

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    Phase 2 Improvements to Civic Auditorium & Coliseum Begin Apr. 29, 2019

    Posted: 04/22/2019

    The final phase of the $10 million renovation project at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum begins April 29, with an expected completion by late October 2019. KCAC first opened in 1961 and includes the 6,500-capacity Coliseum and the 2,500-capacity Auditorium. Read More

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    Annual Equity Awards Breakfast Set for Apr. 23, 2019

    Posted: 04/18/2019

    City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department and Pinnacle Financial Partners will present the 7th Annual Equity Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Press Room at 730 N. Broadway. Read More

  • KCDC to Preview Draft Austin Homes Master Plan at April 30 Open House

    KCDC to Preview Draft Austin Homes Master Plan at April 30 Open House

    Posted: 04/17/2019

    Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) invites the community to preview the draft master plan for the Austin Homes site at an open house Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:30-7 p.m., at Green Magnet Academy, 801 Lula Powell Drive in East Knoxville. Read More

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    City Offices Closed Apr. 19, 2019

    Posted: 04/15/2019

    Due to the Good Friday holiday, City offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019. Read More

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    Milling, Paving of N. Central Street Begins Apr. 16, 2019

    Posted: 04/12/2019

    The City’s North Central Streetscapes project enters another phase of construction as milling and paving of the street begins Tuesday, April 16, and continues 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for approximately three weeks, weather permitting.  Read More

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    100 Block of S. Gay St. Closed to Vehicles Apr. 16, 2019

    Posted: 04/12/2019

    To accommodate work being done on the roof of Sterchi Lofts and the deployment of a large crane, the 100 block of South Gay Street, between Jackson and Vine avenues, will be closed Tuesday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read More

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    Concerts on the Square Series Begins May 2, 2019

    Posted: 04/10/2019

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is excited to announce the lineup of performers for this year’s Concerts on the Square, presented by First Century Bank. The live music series begins Thursday, May 2, on Market Square. Read More

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    Parks and Recreation Accepting Challenge Grant Applications

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2019 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

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    Annual Rossini Festival to Bring Unique Sights & Sounds to Downtown

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    Knoxville Opera’s 18th annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

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    Next KPD Drug Overdose Support Group Meeting Set for Apr. 12, 2019

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    The next support group meeting for parents, children, siblings or other family members who have lost a loved one due to the drug overdose epidemic will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's State of the City Address Set for April 26, 2019

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    Mayor Rogero will present her annual State of the City Address at 12 noon on April 26, 2019 at the end of James White Parkway. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Apr. 13, 2019

    Posted: 04/05/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City's 2019-20 Annual Action Plan Available for Public Comment

    Posted: 04/05/2019

    The City of Knoxville is in the process of drafting its 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee Meeting Apr. 24, 2019

    Posted: 04/05/2019

    The Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Regal Headquarters located at 101 E. Blount Avenue. Read More

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    Open Streets Knoxville is Returning to West Knoxville on May 19, 2019

    Posted: 04/05/2019

    On Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m., Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville.  Read More

  • Health Dept.'s Next Diabetes Management Series Starts April 11, 2019

    Health Dept.'s Next Diabetes Management Series Starts April 11, 2019

    Posted: 04/03/2019

    The Knox County Health Department’s (KCHD) next Diabetes Management Series takes place Thursdays, April 11, 18 and 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. at KCHD, 140 Dameron Ave. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Apr. 15, 2019

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    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. 8, 2019. Read More

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    KPD Lt. DeBow Awarded the Mike Waggoner Leadership Award

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    For his leadership and dedication to the men and women of the Knoxville Police Department, Lt. Keith DeBow was awarded the Mike Waggoner Leadership Award at the Knoxville Police Department Recognition Luncheon on Monday, April 1, 2019. Read More

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    KPD Officer Hardin Named Purple Heart Recipient

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    Officer Barry B.K. Hardin was named the Purple Heart recipient at the Knoxville Police Department’s Recognition Luncheon on Monday, April 1, 2019.  Read More

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    KPD Sgt. Shaffer Selected as 2018 KPD Officer of the Year

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    For dedication to his profession and continuing the fight to end drug related deaths, Sgt. Josh Shaffer was presented with the 2018 KPD Officer of the Year award on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Knoxville Police Department Recognition Luncheon. Read More

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    KPD Lt. Evans Selected as 2018 KPD Officer of the Year

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    For his dedication to the citizens of Knoxville and its visitors, Lt. Brian Evans was selected as the 2018 KPD Officer of the Year on Monday, April, 2019 at the Knoxville Police Department Recognition Luncheon. Read More

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    Small Selected as 2018 KPD Employee of the Year

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    For her hard work and dedication, KPD Technical Services Supervisor Julia (Julie) Small was named as the 2018 KPD Employee of the Year on Monday, April 2019 at the KPD Recognition Luncheon. Read More

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    KPD Explorer Goldman Selected as 2018 KPD Explorer of the Year

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    For his commitment to the community and the Knoxville Police Department, KPD Explorer Teddy Goldman was selected as the 2018 KPD Explorer of the Year at the Knoxville Police Department Recognition Luncheon on Monday, April 1, 2019. Read More

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    Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup Continues in Knoxville

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) will continue its “Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup” in Knoxville, Tennessee on its third installment of the four-part cleanup campaign. Read More

  • Legacy Parks Opens New Water Stations within Urban Wilderness

    Legacy Parks Opens New Water Stations within Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 03/29/2019

    Legacy Parks Foundation will hold a ribbon cutting for the new water fountains at Anderson School on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Parking available at 4808 Prospect Lane. Read More

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    Fort Kid Reopens; Future Upgrades Planned

    Posted: 03/29/2019

    The Fort Kid playground off World’s Fair Park Drive reopened Thursday, March 28, after Public Building Authority workers made necessary repairs in response to a citizen complaint and a Knox County Health Department report citing hazards. Read More

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    Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk Brings Color to Knoxville Sidewalks

    Posted: 03/28/2019

    Chalk Walk returns to Downtown Knoxville on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Read More

  • Health Dept. Sees Increase in Hepatitis A Cases

    Health Dept. Sees Increase in Hepatitis A Cases

    Posted: 03/28/2019

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is seeing a rise in hepatitis A cases related to the ongoing statewide outbreak.  Read More

  • KAT Announces Real-Time Bus Tracker App

    KAT Announces Real-Time Bus Tracker App

    Posted: 03/27/2019

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is pleased to announce the long-awaited availability of KATbus Tracker – a real-time bus tracking and trip planning app now available for Android and iPhone users.  Read More

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    Registration Now Open for 2019 Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 03/27/2019

    Knoxville residents interested in maintaining or improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods are invited to attend this year’s Neighborhood Conference, which will be held Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Read More

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    Save Our Sons Positive Engagement with Law Enforcement Workshop Set for Mar. 30, 2019

    Posted: 03/27/2019

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

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    Temporary Rolling Street Closures and a New Finish Line for this Weekend's Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/26/2019

    Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will bring together more than 8,000 runners, hundreds of cheering volunteers and race fans, and 29 bands playing along the course.  Read More

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    Electric Scooter Pilot Program Launches in Knoxville

    Posted: 03/20/2019

    On March 20, 2019, the City of Knoxville launches an electric scooter pilot program with the first of two companies selected through a competitive process.  Read More

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    City to Hold Neighborhood Safety Workshop Series

    Posted: 03/19/2019

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods (OON) and Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) are collaborating with the Knoxville Police Department to host a series of workshops designed to inform residents about neighborhood-specific safety practices and how they can partner with City departments to make neighborhoods safer.  Read More

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    Next PARC Meeting Scheduled for April 24, 2019

    Posted: 03/18/2019

    Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Regal Cinemas Headquarters at 101 E. Blount Ave. Read More

  •  Over 220 Volunteers Expected for 2019 South Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Over 220 Volunteers Expected for 2019 South Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 03/18/2019

    On Saturday, March 30, 2019 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its third annual community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The event will be kicking off from Sam Duff Park located at 4060 Chapman Highway.  Read More

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    Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation to Present Gift to The Change Center on Skate for Zae Day

    Posted: 03/15/2019

    The Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation will be presenting a grant of $10,000 to the Change Center on Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.  Read More

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    Seven Projects Receive Historic Preservation Funds

    Posted: 03/14/2019

    This week, Knoxville City Council approved the City’s proposal to allocate $595,158 in Historic Preservation Funds to seven projects focused on the renovation and restoration of historic properties within city limits. Read More

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    City Crews Resume Brush Collection

    Posted: 03/12/2019

    As part of Spring cleanup and beautification, City crews started bi-weekly brush pickup on Monday, March 11, 2019. Read More

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    Temporary Closure of South Gay Street Scheduled Mar. 17-18, 2019

    Posted: 03/12/2019

    As part of the downtown redevelopment of the new Embassy Suites Hotel, 507 South Gay Street, parts of several downtown streets will be temporarily closed Sunday, March 17, at 2 a.m. and will reopen Monday, March 18, no later than 6 p.m. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful Award

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful Award

    Posted: 03/12/2019

    Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep Knoxville Beautiful with its 2018 President’s Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference, which took place in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More

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    Downtown Streets Close Temporarily for St. Patrick's Weekend Events

    Posted: 03/12/2019

    Knoxville residents have multiple opportunities to get in touch with their Irish roots this weekend as downtown hosts two festivals, two road runs and a parade.  Read More

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    East Tennessee Purchasing Association Announces 2018 Award Winners

    Posted: 03/11/2019

    The East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA), during its February meeting in Knoxville, announced the three winners of its prestigious annual awards for 2018. Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Releases Report on Naloxone Deployment

    Health Department Releases Report on Naloxone Deployment

    Posted: 03/11/2019

    In support of the Harm Reduction Coalition, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has released its second report on naloxone deployment by first responders.  Read More

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    Portion of Third Creek Greenway to Close for Repairs Mar. 11-14, 2019

    Posted: 03/08/2019

    The Zig Zag Bridge on Third Creek Greenway will be closed temporarily for repairs, beginning Monday morning, March 11, 2019. The bridge was damaged during the Feb. 23 floodings. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees & Retirees on Mar. 6, 2019

    Posted: 03/06/2019

    At a special luncheon held on Mar. 6, 2019 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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    Drug Overdose Support Group Meeting Mar. 8, 2019

    Posted: 03/06/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will hold its next support group meeting on Mar. 8, 2019 for parents, children, siblings or other family members who have lost a loved one due to the drug overdose epidemic. Read More

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    Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival Releases Full 2019 Lineup

    Posted: 03/05/2019

    Festival producers Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions are pleased to announce the full lineup for the 10th Annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, returning to Knoxville’s Historic Old City May 17-19, 2019.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Mar. 9, 2019

    Posted: 03/04/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Winners of the 37th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Winners of the 37th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Posted: 03/01/2019

    On Thursday, February 28, 2019 Keep Knoxville Beautiful hosted the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN.  Read More

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    Mardi Growl Brings Dogs to Downtown Mar. 2, 2019

    Posted: 02/28/2019

    The 12th annual Mardi Growl pet parade and party, to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center, presented by Merchants of Beer, will be held in downtown Knoxville Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Read More

  • TDOT Construction to Affect Traffic at I-640 West Interchange

    TDOT Construction to Affect Traffic at I-640 West Interchange

    Posted: 02/28/2019

    Motorists traveling in Knox County should be aware of upcoming construction that will affect traffic along North Broadway at the I-640 West Interchange. Read More

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    Flood Damage Assessment and Assistance

    Posted: 02/28/2019

    Flood damage assessment and cleanup continues throughout the region. Property owners in Knoxville and Knox County are encouraged to contact 3-1-1 (or 865-215-4311) to report significant flood damage to their personal or commercial property. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville's Beloved Giraffe Patches Euthanized Due to Declining Health

    Zoo Knoxville's Beloved Giraffe Patches Euthanized Due to Declining Health

    Posted: 02/28/2019

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce that beloved giraffe Patches has been humanely euthanized due to declining health caused by advanced age.  Read More

  • Let’s Read, Knox County!

    Let’s Read, Knox County!

    Posted: 02/27/2019

    Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will host a school-wide assembly with Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 1 at New Hopewell Elementary (727 Kimberlin Heights Rd.) to help kick off Read Across America Day in Knox County and introduce his ReadCityUSA initiative. Read More

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    Floodwaters Close City Facilities

    Posted: 02/26/2019

    A number of City facilities and streets remain closed today until further notice following last weekend’s record-setting rains and flood damage. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Mar. 4, 2019

    Posted: 02/25/2019

    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 Mar. 4, 2019. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces New Event "Wild Vine"

    Zoo Knoxville Announces New Event "Wild Vine"

    Posted: 02/25/2019

    Zoo Knoxville and Rhizome Productions will host the inaugural Wild Vine wine sampling event on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the zoo. Read More

  • KCDC to Hold Second Community Open House on Austin Homes Revitalization

    KCDC to Hold Second Community Open House on Austin Homes Revitalization

    Posted: 02/25/2019

    On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 from 4:30-7 p.m., Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will hold an open house to share input gathered so far in the master planning process and gather additional community input about the proposed revitalization of Austin Homes. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Kick Off Celebration of Orchids Feb. 28, 2019

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Kick Off Celebration of Orchids Feb. 28, 2019

    Posted: 02/25/2019

    This Thursday, February 28, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its 37th annual Orchids Beautification Awards from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Read More

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    Call 311 to Report Flood Damage

    Posted: 02/24/2019

    This week, public employees with the City of Knoxville and Knox County, as well as private fire and ambulance personnel, will be documenting damage to houses and businesses caused by this weekend’s flooding. Read More

  • PARC Director Clarence Vaughn to Speak at Books Sandwiched in Program

    PARC Director Clarence Vaughn to Speak at Books Sandwiched in Program

    Posted: 02/15/2019

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Clarence Vaughn for a consideration of The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace, at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 South Gay Street). Read More

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    Business Owners Sought for Advisory Council

    Posted: 02/14/2019

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support seeks applications from local business owners to join the Business Advisory Council (BAC), an entity established in 2013 to promote regular and open communication between City government and members of the business community.  Read More

  • Public Invited to Black History Month Presentation at the Bijou Theatre

    Public Invited to Black History Month Presentation at the Bijou Theatre

    Posted: 02/13/2019

    Join Knox County Public Library and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to observe the centennial of the 1919 Knoxville Race Riots at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2019 at the Bijou Theatre.  Read More

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    Registration Now Open for March 14, 2019 Diversity Business Expo

    Posted: 02/12/2019

    The 2019 Diversity Business Expo will beheld at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Overcoming Believers Church located at 211 Harriet Tubman St. Read More

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    211 Social Services Hotline Celebrates 2/11 Day

    Posted: 02/11/2019

    Today, the City of Knoxville’s 311 Center for Service Innovation (CSI) joins 211 service centers nationwide in celebrating National 211 Day and hosting an open house to share its mission to connect residents with the social services available in our community.  Read More

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    Knoxville Fire Department Adds 32 New Firefighters

    Posted: 02/11/2019

    The Knoxville Fire Department's 2018 Firefighter Recruit Class Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero, Senior Staff, City Council Meet for Mid-Year Budget Review

    Posted: 02/08/2019

    On Friday, February 8, 2019, Mayor Madeline Rogero, senior City staff and City Council met for a mid-year budget review, which included updates on major City initiatives. Read More

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    Applications Now Available for Homeless Grant Funding

    Posted: 02/07/2019

    The City of Knoxville is accepting applications from non-profit agencies seeking funding for programs that work to reduce and end homelessness in Knoxville.  Read More

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    KPD Offers Drug Overdose Support Group Meeting Feb. 8, 2019

    Posted: 02/05/2019

    The next support group meeting for parents, children, siblings or other family members who have lost a loved one due to the drug overdose epidemic will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Friday, February 8, 2019. Read More

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    TDOT Grant to Create Pedestrian, Bike Path on Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 02/04/2019

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded the City a $950,000 grant for creating a pedestrian and bike path on Chapman Highway, giving a safe option for pedestrians walking, biking and taking transit.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9, 2019

    Posted: 02/01/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • All4Knox Substance Misuse Epidemic Website Goes Live

    All4Knox Substance Misuse Epidemic Website Goes Live

    Posted: 02/01/2019

    All4Knox (All4Knox.org) is a joint effort of Knox County and the City of Knoxville with facilitation and coordination support from Metro Drug Coalition, the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and the Knox County Health Department that hopes to bring together governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and many others in a coordinated effort to address the substance misuse epidemic.  Read More

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    City of Knoxville Budget Retreat Set for Feb. 8, 2019

    Posted: 02/01/2019

    The City's Annual Budget Retreat will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the City's Public Works Service Center located at 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host 37th Annual Orchid Awards

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host 37th Annual Orchid Awards

    Posted: 01/31/2019

    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Read More

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    Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center Stakeholder Input Being Gathered

    Posted: 01/31/2019

    As part of a strategic study of possible future uses of Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center, a consulting team will be talking with stakeholders, concluding with a community meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Read More

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    Public Hearing Jan. 31, 2019 for City's Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 01/29/2019

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department will hold a public hearing on Jan. 31, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Feb. 4, 2019

    Posted: 01/28/2019

    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. 4, 2019. Read More

  • KCDC to Hold Community Open House on Austin Homes Revitalization

    KCDC to Hold Community Open House on Feb. 5, 2019

    Posted: 01/28/2019

    Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) plans a revitalization of its Austin Homes site with the goal of replacing the existing affordable housing on the site, while creating a mix of housing choices for families and individuals of varied income levels. Read More

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    City Ready for Winter's First Possible Significant Snow

    Posted: 01/28/2019

    With the National Weather Service forecasting the season’s first potentially troublesome snowfall to begin before dawn on Tuesday, Knoxville crews this morning began brining streets. Read More

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    Boat Ramp Expansion to Begin at Gov. Ned McWherter Park

    Posted: 01/24/2019

    Knoxville’s only city park with public access to the Tennessee River will soon expand its boat access, thanks to a $237,245 grant from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Read More

  • Endangered African Painted Dog Pups Born at Zoo Knoxville

    Endangered African Painted Dog Pups Born at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 01/22/2019

    Eleven endangered African painted dog pups were born at Zoo Knoxville on January 2, 2019.  Read More

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    State St. Garage Expansion Moves Into Second Phase

    Posted: 01/18/2019

    A reminder: As the $11 million State Street Garage expansion work heads into the planned second phase, South Central Street will reopen and State Street will close, beginning Monday, Jan. 21. Read More

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    City Accepting Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 01/17/2019

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which begins July 1, 2019. Read More

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    Investigation Into Stolen Check Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas today named Knoxville Police Department Officer James Gadd the October Officer of the Month. Officer Gadd has been with KPD since March 1995. Read More

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    Investigator Honored for Work In Drug Investigation

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas named Investigator John Holmes the December Co-Officer of the Month. Investigator Holmes has been with KPD since October 2001. Read More

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    Arrest of Suspects Wanted For Multiple Jewelry Store Heists In Several States Earns Officers Honors

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas named Knoxville Police Department Officers John Pickens and Amy Boyd Co-Officers of the Month for December. Officer Pickens has been with KPD since June 2006 while Officer Boyd has been with the department since July 2011. Read More

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    Safety City Summer Maintenance Project Earns Employees Unit Commendation Award

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief Eve Thomas presented a Unit Commendation Award to several employees for their hard work over the summer months repairing and updating Safety City.  Read More

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    Commitment, Diligence, Team Work Earns Violent Crimes Unit Special Commendation

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented a special commendation award to the Violent Crimes Unit.  Read More

  • Zoo Hiring for 98 Variable Hour Positions

    Zoo Hiring for 98 Variable Hour Positions

    Posted: 01/15/2019

    Zoo Knoxville will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates to fill 98 seasonal, variable hour positions on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Read More

  • Depot Avenue Area Water Main Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

    Depot Avenue Area Water Main Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

    Posted: 01/15/2019

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, have completed the project to install 8,500 feet of new 36-inch water transmission main along Blackstock Avenue, Van Street, W. Fifth Avenue, Williams Street, E. Depot Avenue, Morgan Street, E. Jackson Avenue, Patton Street, Willow Avenue, and connecting to an existing main at E. Summit Hill Avenue. Read More

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    City Schedule for 2019 MLK Holiday

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Read More

  • Covenant Kids Run Set for Jan. 26 at Zoo Knoxville

    Covenant Kids Run Set for Jan. 26 at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    Children from across East Tennessee will kick off the Covenant Kids Run with a 1-mile event at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 to start their personal marathon. Read More

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    Open House for North Central Street Landscape Plans

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    Stakeholders in the North Central Street streetscaping project, including area residents, business and property owners, staff from the City’s Office of Redevelopment and representatives from landscape architects Hedstrom Design will meet for an Open House 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2019 at All Occasions located at 922 N. Central St. Read More

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    MLK Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16-21, 2019

    Posted: 01/11/2019

    This year's MLK celebration runs from Jan. 16, 2019 to Jan. 21, 2019. Read More

  • KUB Plant Upgrades Require Neyland Dr. Lane Shifts & Greenway Closures

    KUB Plant Upgrades Require Neyland Dr. Lane Shifts & Greenway Closures

    Posted: 01/11/2019

    KUB and its contractor will shift the two eastbound lanes of traffic flow on a short section of Neyland Drive starting Monday, January 14, and lasting through February 2021 as part the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 12, 2019

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces  2019 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2019 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    On February 28th, 2019 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art.  Read More

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    World's Fair Park Performance Lawn to Close for 5 1/2 Months for Major Upgrades

    Posted: 01/09/2019

    A $3 million project to improve the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn gets underway next week. Read More

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    Stop For School Buses Loading or Unloading Children, It's The Law!

    Posted: 01/08/2019

    On Friday January 4, 2019, leaders from Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Schools, Knox County Schools Security Division, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Knox County District Attorney General's Office held a joint press conference to remind drivers of their duties as it pertains to safely operating their vehicle around a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading a child. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Sets New Attendance Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Zoo Knoxville Sets New Attendance Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Posted: 01/07/2019

    Zoo Knoxville welcomed 512,112 visitors in 2018, setting a new attendance record for the fourth consecutive year and marking the first time the number of guests exceeded more than half a million in the zoo’s history.  Read More

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

    KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    Posted: 01/07/2019

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

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Jan. 7, 2019

    Posted: 01/03/2019

    A public auction will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Jan. 7, 2019. Read More

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    Cumberland Avenue Traffic Analysis

    Posted: 01/02/2019

    The City's Communications Department periodically has been asked questions about traffic flow, statistics on collisions and private investment along the Cumberland Avenue Corridor since the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project was completed in August 2017. Read More

  • McKenney to Speak at Library’s Books Sandwiched In Series

    McKenney to Speak at Library’s Books Sandwiched In Series

    Posted: 01/02/2019

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Zach McKenney for a consideration of Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, at noon on Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 South Gay Street). Read More

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    Knox County Health Dept. Offers Guidance This Flu Season

    Posted: 01/01/2019

    With cold and flu season upon us, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is encouraging the public to follow some basic precautions to reduce the spread of disease and avoid unnecessarily overburdening hospital emergency departments. Read More