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Below you will find the latest news and press releases from the City of Knoxville.
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    Christmas in the City Events Return for Holidays

    Posted: 10/21/2021

    Christmas in the City runs Nov. 26 through Jan. 2, 2022, beginning with Regal Celebration of Lights and the opening of the Holidays on Ice skating rink on Market Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Annual Summit Nov. 12, 2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Annual Summit Nov. 12, 2021

    Posted: 10/14/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting their KKB Summit on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The KKB Summit: Cleaner, Greener, Connected will be held in the Stone Room at the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley Street. Read More

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    City Announces $35 Million in Strategic Investments, Community Assistance Using Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

    Posted: 10/12/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has proposed investing nearly $35 million – from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds or money freed up by other federal assistance – in a range of programs designed to stimulate economic and community development, enhance public safety and support first responders, fund infrastructure and park amenities, and boost social services and arts organizations. Read More

  • Legacy Parks Announces Access to Recreation

    Legacy Parks Announces Access to Recreation

    Posted: 10/08/2021

    New access to our waterways, new partnerships and new parks were announced Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 to a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 guests at Legacy Parks Foundation’s Legacy Luncheon for the Parks. Read More

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    City Recognized for its Transparent Financial Reporting

    Posted: 10/01/2021

    Make it 35 years in a row: For every budget cycle since the mid-1980s, the City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been recognized for the clear communication and transparency of its annual financial reporting. Read More

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    Roads, Lanes Closed for Knoxville Marathon Oct. 2 and 3

    Posted: 09/30/2021

    Some City streets will be closed to motor vehicles this weekend for Knoxville Marathon events on Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3. Read More

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    Businesses Honored at Diversity Business Awards

    Posted: 09/27/2021

    Ten local businesses that provided goods or services to the City of Knoxville were honored during the 6th Annual Diversity Business Enterprise Awards ceremony, held Sept. 23, at Marble Hall in Lakeshore Park. Read More

  • KUB Overnight Lane/Road Closures

    KUB Overnight Lane/Road Closures Sept. 21-24, 2021

    Posted: 09/21/2021

    KUB crews will implement traffic control measures intermittently overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday night September 21-22, and Thursday night, September 23-24, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Read More

  • KUB Lane/Road Closures Sept. 18-24, 2021

    KUB Lane/Road Closures Sept. 18-24, 2021

    Posted: 09/17/2021

    KUB will have closures from September 18-24, 2021. Read More

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    Knoxville Introduces All-Electric Buses to KAT Fleet

    Posted: 09/16/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon joined Knoxville Area Transit (KAT), elected officials, and others today in Caswell Park to introduce and celebrate the first all-electric buses to join the KAT fleet. This order of the first 12 vehicles represents a step toward Knoxville’s clean and resilient future – and progress toward the City’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Read More

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    Public Input Sought on Washington Pike Improvements

    Posted: 09/16/2021

    A Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 public meeting has been set to discuss an estimated $17 million project to improve traffic flow and safety along the Washington Pike corridor inside the northeastern City limits, between Interstate 640 and Murphy Road. The proposed design also provides wide bicycle and pedestrian paths. Read More

  • 200 Plus Volunteers Expected for the East Knoxville Community Cleanup

    200 Plus Volunteers Expected for the East Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 09/15/2021

    This Saturday, September 18, 2021 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its first East Knoxville Community Cleanup from 9am-12pm. Read More

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    KPD Announces Patrol Schedule Change

    Posted: 09/10/2021

    The Knoxville Police Department has announced a new work schedule for patrol officers.  Read More

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    City Invests $12.5 Million in Infrastructure for Austin Homes

    Posted: 09/09/2021

    Knoxville City Council approved $3,781,900 in City funding for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Austin Homes revitalization project, bringing the City’s total investment in the project to $12,531,900. Read More

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    9/11 Memorial Services Planned

    Posted: 09/08/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon will observe the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks at several events and services across the City, including the annual wreath laying ceremony at the City County Building. Read More

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    New $1 M Sidewalks to be Built in Lonsdale

    Posted: 09/08/2021

    City Council last night (Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021) authorized Mayor Indya Kincannon to proceed with a nearly $1 million project to build 1,300 linear feet of sidewalk, curb, a retaining wall and drainage infrastructure along the east side of Texas Avenue between Western Avenue and Gerald Drive. Read More

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    Live Jazz Returns to Market Square on Tuesdays in September

    Posted: 09/03/2021

    The City of Knoxville presents four free jazz concerts on Market Square on Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 7:30 - 9 p.m.  Read More

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    City Offices Closed Sept. 6, 2021 for Labor Day Holiday

    Posted: 09/02/2021

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, for the Labor Day holiday.  Read More

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    Drive-in Movies Are Coming Back to the Midway This October

    Posted: 09/01/2021

    The primary elections may be over, but the polls are open again for Drive-In at the Midway! Read More

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    Mayor Appoints LaKenya Middlebrook as Community Safety Director

    Posted: 08/31/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed LaKenya Middlebrook as the City’s first-ever Director of Community Safety. Read More

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    City, Health Department Host Public Vaccination Clinics

    Posted: 08/27/2021

    In an effort to help make vaccines more easily accessible, the City of Knoxville is hosting three upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics in conjunction with the Knox County Health Department. Read More

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    PARC Reviews 2nd Quarter Cases Tonight

    Posted: 08/26/2021

    The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold its 2nd Quarter meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 Main Street). Read More

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    Stormwater Pipe Proactivity Saves Tax Dollars

    Posted: 08/26/2021

    The photos from the camera snaked into the below-ground stormwater pipe tell Chris Howley all he needs to know: The steel bottom of the decades-old pipe has rusted out, and without intervention, the pipe is going to fail. A hole over the pipe will form, and it will damage and close a major street – possibly for months. Read More

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    Sports Authority to Meet Next on Aug. 31

    Posted: 08/26/2021

    The fourth formal meeting of the Sports Authority will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at the City of Knoxville Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. Read More

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    African American Equity Restoration Task Force Meets Wednesday

    Posted: 08/23/2021

    The African American Equity Restoration Task Force will have its first meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Beck Cultural Exchange, located at 1927 Dandridge Ave.  Read More

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    Stadium Economic Impact Statement Available Online

    Posted: 08/20/2021

    A detailed 51-page Tax Revenue and Economic Impact Assessment for a proposed publicly-owned multi-use stadium was presented and discussed during a joint City Council and County Commission workshop Thursday evening. Read More

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    Public Meeting on Changes to Shared Dockless Scooter Ordinance

    Posted: 08/13/2021

    Downtown and University of Tennessee area residents, stakeholders and advocates for more alternative-transportation options are invited to a Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 public meeting on proposed changes to the City’s Shared Dockless Scooter program. Read More

  •  KUB Contractor to Close Section of Sue Clancy Greenway Near Adair Park

    KUB Contractor to Close Section of Sue Clancy Greenway Near Adair Park

    Posted: 08/13/2021

    KUB and its contractor will close the section of the Sue Clancy Greenway on the south side of Adair Drive starting in mid-August and lasting through late September 2021 as part of an ongoing wastewater collection system improvement project in the vicinity of Adair Creek. Read More

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    City Recognized Again for Distinguished Budget Presentation

    Posted: 08/06/2021

    The City of Knoxville has again been recognized by its North American peers for leading by example in effective budget presentation. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City’s Finance Department a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 32nd year in a row. Read More

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    Fountain City Park to Close for 3 Weeks for ADA Upgrades

    Posted: 08/04/2021

    As the City of Knoxville assumes ownership of Fountain City Lake and Park, the first order of business will be investing in accessibility upgrades to allow everyone to more fully enjoy the park. Read More

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    Second Public Info Session on Proposed Stadium Set for Aug. 7, 2021

    Posted: 08/02/2021

    Area residents are invited to an open house information session on the proposed multi-use stadium project being held from 10 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Read More

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    Crime Stoppers Program Yields Early Success

    Posted: 07/30/2021

    The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program is showing great success in just the first 10 weeks of the program. Read More

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    Downtown Stop-n-Go: 11 Free Parking Spaces Reserved for Quick Errands

    Posted: 07/28/2021

    Starting Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, the City will be converting 11 downtown on-street metered parking spaces at six locations from 2-hour to free 15-minute parking. Read More

  • Section of Neyland Greenway Closed near Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Section of Neyland Greenway Closed near Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Posted: 07/28/2021

    KUB and its contractor will close the section of the Neyland Greenway between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Third Creek starting Monday, August 2, and lasting continuously through October 2021, to facilitate safe conditions as work is performed at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant on the north bank of the Tennessee River.  Read More

  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event Scheduled at Knoxville Station Transit Center

    Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event Scheduled at Knoxville Station Transit Center

    Posted: 07/22/2021

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) and Knox County Health Department are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event at Knoxville Station Transit Center’s Community Room on Monday, August 2 from 9am – 1pm, and Tuesday, August 3 from 12pm-4pm. Read More

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    Construction Gets Underway on Northwest Greenway Connector

    Posted: 07/21/2021

    Construction has begun on the $1.6 million Northwest Greenway Connector – a key half-mile stretch of trail between Victor Ashe Park and the state-funded pedestrian bridge spanning Western Avenue at Ball Camp Pike. Read More

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    Partners Celebrate Phase 1 of Urban Wilderness Gateway Park

    Posted: 07/20/2021

    City officials, project partners and neighbors will gather to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 23. Read More

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    Work to Begin on Woodland Ave. Bridge

    Posted: 07/19/2021

    Starting this week, Southern Constructors Inc. contractor crews will begin making repairs to the Woodland Avenue bridge spanning Davanna Street and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in North Knoxville, close to Interstate 275. Read More

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    City Celebrates $4.8 M Grant for More Electric Buses

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    The City of Knoxville has been awarded a $4.8 million federal grant for additional electric transit buses. Read More

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    Fort Sanders Street Cleanings Planned for Successive Weekends

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    Taking advantage of most University of Tennessee students being off campus during mid-summer, City crews will be cleaning the streets in Fort Sanders next weekend (July 17 and 18) and again the following weekend (July 24 and 25). Read More

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    KPD Presents 2020 Awards

    Posted: 07/09/2021

    Five Knoxville Police Department employees were recognized with 2020 awards during the department’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Expresses Confidence in Chief Thomas, KPD Officers

    Posted: 07/08/2021

    Statement from Mayor Kincannon: "I have confidence in our Police Department. I have confidence in Chief Thomas and I have confidence in our officers. Chief Thomas and I are united in our commitment to tackling tough issues together and with urgency."  Read More

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    Block Party & Information Session for Proposed Multi-Use Stadium July 17, 2021

    Posted: 07/08/2021

    A Block Party and Information Session for the proposed multi-use stadium will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Read More

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    Housing Data Dashboard Informs Public, Agencies

    Posted: 07/07/2021

    A new online hub shows how Knoxville-area residents are accessing COVID-19 pandemic recovery funds to pay for rent and utilities and maintain their housing. Read More

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    Work Begins July 6 on Boyds Bridge Pike Bridge

    Posted: 06/29/2021

    East Knoxville motorists, anticipate delays on Boyds Bridge Pike as a contractor makes repairs to the bridge spanning the Holston River. Read More

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    City, KAT Operations Closed July 5 for Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2021

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday. Recreation centers are also closed July 5, but the City's outdoor pools are open regular hours.  Read More

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    Fountain City Park Being Donated to City by Lions Club

    Posted: 06/25/2021

    Tuesday evening, City Council will vote on the recommendation by Mayor Indya Kincannon’s administration that the City accept the Lions Club’s offer to donate Fountain City Park and Lake. Read More

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    New Mineral Springs Ave. Bridge, Sidewalk Open

    Posted: 06/18/2021

    Within budget and slightly ahead of schedule, the City’s new $1.2 million Mineral Springs Avenue bridge and sidewalk have opened – just in time to complement a new nearby sidewalk project getting underway soon. Read More

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    $2 M Committed to Burlington Streetscape Project

    Posted: 06/16/2021

    Burlington decades ago was a robust residential neighborhood with a uniquely distinct commercial district. It still boasts Lema’s World Famous Chittlins and Speedway Circle, once a Cal Johnson racetrack. But at one time, it was home to a 278-seat movie theater, built the same year as downtown’s Tennessee Theatre. Iconic anchors used to include Ruby’s Coffee Shop and Greenlee’s Drugstore. They’re gone, but Barnes Barber Shop, the Lunch House and Lema’s are timeless stalwarts. Burlington residents in 2021 are eager for more new investment and opportunity in this East Knoxville neighborhood. Read More

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    Council Approves $200K in Grants for At-Risk Youth

    Posted: 06/16/2021

    Tuesday night, City Council approved $199,979.47 in grant funding to provide summer programs and job opportunities to young people who are at risk for gun violence. The City will award the grant funding to 13 local agencies to serve approximately 634 young people ages 12-20 between June and September.  Read More

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    Virtual Business Breakfast set for June 23

    Posted: 06/15/2021

    Owners and managers of local businesses who would like to bid on contracts with the City of Knoxville and network with other local businesses are invited to attend the 12th annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, June 23, 8:30-11 a.m. Read More

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    Knoxville Welcomes Back USA Cycling Pro Races June 17-20

    Posted: 06/14/2021

    Want to see hundreds of the country’s top professional cyclists, including U.S. Olympic Team athletes? The USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships will return to the Knoxville area for the fourth time June 17-20. A total of six events will determine national champions, winners of the coveted Stars-and-Stripes jerseys. The racing kicks off at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, with the Individual Time Trial National Championships at Melton Lake in Oak Ridge. Riders will go off in minute intervals as they compete against the clock on a hilly time trial course. Read More

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    Saturday Farmers' Markets Return to Market Square July 10

    Posted: 06/14/2021

    Locally grown produce and handmade crafts will return to Market Square on Saturdays when Nourish Knoxville’s Market Square Farmers’ Market relocates to its original location starting July 10, with market hours set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

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    City Hosts Free Concerts at World's Fair Park in July

    Posted: 06/07/2021

    The City of Knoxville will present five free concerts on the World's Fair Park Performance Lawn starting Tuesday, July 6.  Read More

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    Gay Street Bridge to Close for Routine Inspection

    Posted: 06/07/2021

    The Gay Street Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic for parts of two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8-9, to accommodate an annual Tennessee Department of Transportation safety inspection. Read More

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    Agreement Approved for $450,000 Fort Kid Play Structure

    Posted: 06/01/2021

    City Council authorized Mayor Indya Kincannon’s staff to finalize an agreement for up to $450,000 with Great Southern Recreation to design and construct a unique, safe and more accessible play structure at Fort Kid. Read More

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    City Hosts Celebration of the 4th at World's Fair Park July 2 and 3

    Posted: 06/01/2021

    Got plans for the July 4 weekend? The City of Knoxville is hosting Celebration of the 4th with free live music at World’s Fair Park, on Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3. Read More

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    Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Summer Season

    Posted: 05/27/2021

    The Memorial Day holiday traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season. City pools open Saturday, May 29, and City offices are closed Monday, May 31. 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: 05/24/2021

    Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend. Read More

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    New City Grant Program Targets Youth at Risk of Violence

    Posted: 05/19/2021

    The City of Knoxville is accepting applications from local nonprofit and community groups for grant funding to expand their summer programs and employment opportunities to include young people ages 12-21 who are at high risk of violent crime. Read More

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    East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is Growing Again

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers program makes it easier than ever to track Knoxville’s wanted fugitives, read about featured and unsolved crimes, and help find missing persons through social media. Read More

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    The Change Center Reopens May 28

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    The Change Center will hold a Grand Reopening on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 6 p.m., 203 Harriet Tubman Street. Read More

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    Kid A' Riffic Fun in the Park Offers Free Family Activities

    Posted: 05/17/2021

    Starting June 2, the City of Knoxville Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation will host Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park in eight different City parks.  Read More

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    Mayor's Budget Proposal Expands Co-Responder Program

    Posted: 05/14/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed 2021-22 budget continues her commitment to reimagining public safety through the expansion of the co-responder program. The Knoxville Police Department and The McNabb Center announced the co-responder pilot program in 2020. The program pairs a master's level behavioral health specialist alongside a specially trained KPD officer in order to respond to calls for service that present a behavioral health need. Read More

  • KUB Asks for Community Feedback on its Fiber Plan

    KUB Asks for Community Feedback on its Fiber Plan

    Posted: 05/13/2021

    KUB recently announced its plan to deploy a fiber network and provide broadband internet services to customers who reside within its electric service territory.  Read More

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    Pandemic Memorial to be 'Place of Solace and Healing'

    Posted: 05/13/2021

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon has partnered with Dogwood Arts to commission a permanent public memorial to remember the more than 600 Knox County friends and family members whom we’ve lost to COVID-19. The memorial is also a tribute to the communitywide sacrifices and heroic efforts taken to safeguard our most vulnerable residents during the pandemic. Read More

  • Enjoy Movies Under the Stars at Ijams Starting June 4, 2021

    Enjoy Movies Under the Stars at Ijams Starting June 4, 2021

    Posted: 05/13/2021

    Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema will welcome back movie lovers to the lawn for the 2021 Movies Under the Stars, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., starting June 4, 2021. Read More

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    Sports Authority Board's First Meeting May 20, 2021

    Posted: 05/12/2021

    The newly-appointed Sports Authority – tasked with doing a deep study of a proposed publicly-owned sports and entertainment stadium in East Knoxville, near the Old City – will meet for the first time on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 S. Hall of Fame Drive. Read More

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    United Way Launches East Knoxville Neighborhood Fund

    Posted: 05/11/2021

    United Way of Greater Knoxville, along with the City of Knoxville and Knox County governments, is launching a Direct Neighborhood Fund to provide resources to the East Knoxville community in response to recent gun violence and tragic events. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosting Creek and Greenway Cleanup

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosting Creek and Greenway Cleanup

    Posted: 05/10/2021

    Saturday, May 15, 2021 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting first Third Creek Clean Paddle from 10am-12pm. The cleanup will kick off from the UT Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive. Read More

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    2021-22 Budget Proposal Includes $1.5M for Critically Needed Permanent Supportive Housing

    Posted: 05/06/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed 2021-22 City Budget includes $1.5 million in local funds to support the development of one of the community’s most needed types of housing: permanent supportive housing.  Read More

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    Mayor's Youth Council Forms with 17 Members

    Posted: 05/05/2021

    The City of Knoxville’s inaugural Mayor’s Youth Council consists of 17 young people who share a desire to be more involved with local government and decision making. Read More

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    East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Program Launched

    Posted: 05/05/2021

    KPD Chief of Police Eve Thomas and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon formally announced the launch of the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Program during a press conference at the Public Safety Building on Wednesday, May 5. Read More

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    Parks and Rec Taking Applications for Challenge Grants

    Posted: 05/03/2021

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2021 Challenge Grant Program, which awards grants up to $2,500 to qualifying nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities located within City limits. Read More

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    Kincannon Budget Supports KAT's Transition to Electric Buses

    Posted: 04/30/2021

    Knoxville Area Transit hopes to have its entire 71-bus fleet running on electricity in about eight years. Read More

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    Kincannon Budget Commits $50M to Affordable Housing

    Posted: 04/29/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed 2021-22 budget continues and builds on the City’s major investment in affordable housing to support Knoxville’s extremely low-, low- and moderate-income households and reduce the number of residents experiencing homelessness.  Read More

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    Kincannon Budget: Funding Committed to Fight Climate Change, Promote Resiliency

    Posted: 04/28/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed budget reflects feedback from the Mayor’s Climate Council on the importance of transportation electrification. Her budget for next year funds KAT’s continuing transition to all-electric buses, doubles the number of City-owned public charging stations for electric vehicles, and installs charging banks at City facilities to allow more electric cars to be integrated into the City fleet. Read More

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    Seniors Invited to Get Active, Creative at Caswell Park

    Posted: 04/28/2021

    The City’s Office of Special Events is offering senior adults a new way to get active and creative in the City’s parks during the month of May. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Unveils Proposed Budget

    Posted: 04/27/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon today proposed her 2021-22 budget, which invests in the core, high-quality services residents expect, supports local partnerships to address tough challenges, and commits to continued progress to advance priorities like public safety and affordable housing. Read More

  • Partnership Makes Knoxville No. 1 in Southeast for Solar

    Partnership Makes Knoxville No. 1 in Southeast for Solar

    Posted: 04/27/2021

    Knoxville is now the No. 1 city in the Southeast and one of the top cities in the nation for solar power investment, thanks to the Knoxville Utilities Board and Tennessee Valley Authority. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened to Announce Death of Wanto Gorilla

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened to Announce Death of Wanto Gorilla

    Posted: 04/23/2021

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of Wanto, a 44-year-old Western lowland gorilla.  Read More

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    City Staff to Present Draft Plan on Use of Federal Housing Funds

    Posted: 04/22/2021

    Residents have two opportunities next week to hear City staff present the draft plan of how they propose to use federal funds to meet local housing and community development needs in the program year beginning July 1, 2021.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Creek Cleanup

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Creek Cleanup

    Posted: 04/22/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting its first Third Creek Clean Paddle on May 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will kick off at the UT Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive. Read More

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    Mayors Jointly Recommend 7 Appointees to Serve on Sports Authority

    Posted: 04/15/2021

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs are jointly recommending seven individuals to serve on a new Sports Authority, which will be tasked with doing a deep study of a proposed publicly-owned sports and entertainment stadium and will finance, build and manage the stadium if the proposal moves forward. Read More

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    Brooks Appointed Executive Director of Knoxville-Knox County Planning

    Posted: 04/09/2021

    Amy Brooks has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Knoxville-Knox County Planning by Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host a Trash Run for Earth Day

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host a Trash Run for Earth Day

    Posted: 04/08/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its spring Trash Run on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day.  Read More

  • Machi Gorilla Moves to Zoo Atlanta for Specialized Geriatric Care

    Machi Gorilla Moves to Zoo Atlanta for Specialized Geriatric Care

    Posted: 04/02/2021

    Machi, a Western lowland gorilla who has lived at Zoo Knoxville since 2013, returned to Zoo Atlanta on Monday, March 29, 2021, to join their group of senior gorillas in a home designed to meet the needs of aging primates and their specialized care.  Read More

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    Monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Set for April 10, 2021

    Posted: 04/01/2021

    The Knoxville Police Department will host its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Phil E. Keith Training Center located at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Fifth Annual South Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Fifth Annual South Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 04/01/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting the fifth annual South Knoxville Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will kick off at from Sam Duff Park and Mary Vestal Park.  Read More

  • KUB Encourages Everyone to Dig Safely

    KUB Encourages Everyone to Dig Safely

    Posted: 04/01/2021

    April is safe digging month, and KUB reminds excavators that safe digging is important to our community.  Read More

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    Drive-In at the Midway Screening Cancelled

    Posted: 03/31/2021

    Due to flooding in and around Chilhowee Park and expected below-freezing temperatures, organizers have decided to cancel the free screening of “Hop” that was planned for Thursday, April 1, as part of Drive-In at the Midway. Read More

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    City Offices Closed on Friday, April 2, 2021

    Posted: 03/30/2021

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, including the 311 Center for Service Innovation, which operates the 311 and 211 phone lines. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon, Rhea Carmon Launch Poetry in Motion April 1, 2021

    Posted: 03/29/2021

    Throughout the month of April, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will mark National Poetry Month with Poetry in Motion, a project bringing poetry to the people led by City of Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon.  Read More

  • Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

    Posted: 03/29/2021

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

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    Avoid Waits in Line: Drop Off Solid Waste Early or After Noon

    Posted: 03/26/2021

    It’s as predictable as spring cleaning and seasonal home fix-ups: With warmer weather, more people are bringing their old appliances, demolition debris, shingles and back-of-the-closet junk to the City’s Transfer Station at the Solid Waste Facility, 1033 Elm St. Read More

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    New Greenway to Connect East Knoxville Parks, Botanical Garden

    Posted: 03/25/2021

    Design work will soon begin on a new 2-mile greenway in East Knoxville that will connect Harriet Tubman Park with the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Read More

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    Parks and Rec Poses Outdoor Recreation Challenge to Residents

    Posted: 03/25/2021

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is challenging residents to take part in 50 to 100 hours of outdoor activities and track their progress using new coloring sheets.  Read More

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    Sidewalks to be Constructed Near South Waterfront

    Posted: 03/24/2021

    By the end of the year, new sidewalks will be constructed on sections of Waterfront Drive, Langford Avenue, Dixie Street and Empire Street – a $733,263 project that also will add new streetlights and drainage, curb and utility upgrades in the area near Suttree Landing Park on the South Waterfront. Read More

  • KUB Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway

    KUB Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway

    Posted: 03/18/2021

    KUB has closed the section of Neyland Greenway between Third Creek and Lake Loudoun Boulevard (see attached map) until further notice for wastewater system work at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read More

  • Chapman Highway Lane Closure March 19, 2021

    Chapman Highway Lane Closure March 19, 2021

    Posted: 03/18/2021

    KUB crews will close a short section of the curbside, northbound lane of Chapman Highway between Fronda Lane and Busbee Road from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, March 19, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area. Read More

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    Mayor's Budget Hearings Scheduled for March 23-25, 2021

    Posted: 03/17/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon will hold public hearings with City department directors next week as she begins to prepare her 2021-22 budget. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened to Announce the Death of Wiley Zebra

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened to Announce the Death of Wiley Zebra

    Posted: 03/17/2021

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of Wiley, a 5-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, due to injuries she sustained after colliding with a fence this morning. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Lauds Appointees for their Volunteer Service

    Posted: 03/12/2021

    Since taking office in December 2019, Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed 114 community leaders and people with specialized expertise to serve on boards, commissions and committees. Read More

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    City Launches New 'My Knoxville' Mobile App

    Posted: 03/11/2021

    As part of National 3-1-1 Day, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and other City leaders unveiled a new citywide app. The My Knoxville app is free and available for both Apple and Android devices and is designed to help users navigate City of Knoxville services more efficiently. Read More

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    Drive-In at the Midway Returns with Springtime Movies

    Posted: 03/10/2021

    The City of Knoxville and the Knox County Public Library will present two free movie screenings in a spring edition of Drive-In at the Midway at Chilhowee Park on March 26 and April 1. Read More

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    City Crews Resume Brush Collection

    Posted: 03/05/2021

    The temperatures will be in the 50s this weekend – perfect for tidying up the flower beds around your house. This week also marked the City’s return to bi-weekly brush pickup. Through October, a Public Service Department crew will pick up leaves, grass clippings and brush that’s set alongside the street or curb at least once every other week. Read More

  • Voters Will Choose Name of Zoo Knoxville's Baby Giraffe

    Voters Will Choose Name of Zoo Knoxville's Baby Giraffe

    Posted: 03/05/2021

    Zoo Knoxville is asking the community to christen him by making a donation of a dollar per vote for their favorite name. The funds raised will support the care of the zoo’s giraffe herd and the zoo’s mission to save giraffe from extinction as part of the Giraffe Species Survival Plan, a collaborative effort of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in North America.  Read More

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    Knoxville Earns Tree Cities of the World Recognition

    Posted: 03/04/2021

    Knoxville is one of just 38 U.S. cities – and one of 120 worldwide, from 63 countries – to earn Tree Cities of the World recognition. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint to Resume by Appointment Only on March 13, 2021

    Posted: 03/02/2021

    The Knoxville Police Department will resume its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints this month, hosting the next event on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 917 E. 5th Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read More

  • Almost 300 Volunteers Expected for the 3rd Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Almost 300 Volunteers Expected for the 3rd Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 03/01/2021

    Saturday, March 6, 2021, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its 3rd annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup from 9am-12pm. Cleanups will take place throughout North Knoxville. Read More

  • Winners of the 39th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Winners of the 39th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Posted: 02/26/2021

    Throughout February, Keep Knoxville Beautiful hosted the annual Orchids Beautification Awards online through Facebook. Read More

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    City Investing $1.6 M to Build Old Broadway Sidewalks

    Posted: 02/24/2021

    The City is building or improving 3,800 linear feet of sidewalk on Old Broadway – a $1.6 million investment that will provide pedestrians and bicyclists a safe detour around the dense traffic hub where Broadway and Interstate 640 intersect. Read More

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    City Chatbot Available in Spanish Starting on National 211 Day

    Posted: 02/10/2021

    To mark National 211 Day on Thursday, Feb. 11, the City’s 311 Center for Service Innovation will reveal a Spanish-language option for its online chatbot. Read More

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    Registration Open for Virtual 2021 Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 02/09/2021

    The 2021 Neighborhood Conference will be held virtually via the Knoxville Convention Center’s online conference platform on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free, but participants must register in advance at KnoxvilleTN.gov/conference.  Read More

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    Diversity Business Expo to be Held Online March 4

    Posted: 02/04/2021

    The City of Knoxville, with fellow members of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association, will host the Diversity Business Expo on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. via the Lunchpool online conference platform.  Read More

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    Applications Now Open for Community Development Grants

    Posted: 02/02/2021

    Nonprofit agencies that serve Knoxville residents’ community development needs can apply for funding from grant programs managed by the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department. Application forms are on the City’s website at KnoxvilleTN.gov/Development under “Current Grant Opportunities.” Completed applications are due Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at noon. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Third Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

    Posted: 02/02/2021

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting the third annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will kick off at Edgewood Park, 3109 Ocoee Trail.  Read More

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    Freedom Pass Offers Free Transit to All Knox County Students

    Posted: 01/29/2021

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon today announced a new pilot program that will allow all Knox County students, through high school, to ride Knoxville Area Transit buses at no charge. Read More

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    Magnolia Ave. Streetscape Extension Moves Forward

    Posted: 01/27/2021

    The Magnolia Avenue streetscape project is being extended eastward by another 1,265 feet – and this time, for Phase 3, the work will be mostly federally funded. Read More

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    Now Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 01/27/2021

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in applying for Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2021-22, which begins July 1, 2021.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Set on Inskip Affordable Housing

    Posted: 01/26/2021

    A 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, public meeting has been scheduled to discuss a proposal to building affordable housing apartment buildings in Inskip. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee to Meet Jan. 28

    Posted: 01/21/2021

    The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold its 4th Quarter meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. via the Zoom online platform. Read More

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    Six Groups Receive $19,500 in Neighborhood Small Grants

    Posted: 01/15/2021

    Six neighborhood organizations will receive a total of $19,500 through the City’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program to support their community-building activities. The Office of Neighborhood Empowerment manages the program, which is designed to strengthen City neighborhoods by supporting neighborhood-led initiatives through financial and technical assistance. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2021 Orchid Awards

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2021 Orchid Awards

    Posted: 01/14/2021

    Throughout the month of February, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art.  Read More

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    City to Create Tree Mitigation Bank

    Posted: 01/13/2021

    The City has a new ordinance in place to assure that, without exception, every property development – even a downtown high-rise – will green up the surrounding neighborhood. Read More

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    Nominate a Good Neighbor for Annual Award

    Posted: 01/12/2021

    The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhood Empowerment wants to hear about Knoxville residents who have found creative ways to support and connect their neighbors during a year distinguished by cancelled plans and physical distancing. Read More

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    City Maintains High Credit Ratings

    Posted: 01/12/2021

    Two independent financial rating services have reaffirmed the City of Knoxville’s credit ratings, which remain at the highest (best) level in the City’s history. Read More

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    Residential Parking Pilot Program Begins on Phillips Ave.

    Posted: 01/11/2021

    A first-of-its-kind residential neighborhood parking pilot program is underway along a three-block section of a South Knoxville street. Read More

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    Kyndra Brewer Appointed Special Events Director

    Posted: 01/08/2021

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed Kyndra Brewer as Director of the City’s Office of Special Events.  Read More

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    Housing and Neighborhood Development Meeting Set for Jan. 14, 2021

    Posted: 01/07/2021

    The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  Read More

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    COVID-19 Memorial Unveiled

    Posted: 01/04/2021

    On Dec. 30, 2020, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs held a brief, private ceremony unveiling a COVID-19 memorial on the front lawn of the City County Building.  Read More