Volunteer Driven Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee) Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities! Professional training and vehicles are provided. Volunteers will drive agency-owned, hybrid sedans or wheelchair accessible mini-vans and receive training to include First Aid […]

Four Projects Up For Consideration at Knoxville SOUP

Knoxville SOUP,  a micro-funding event, will be held this Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Kerbella Temple, 325 Mimosa Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., and presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. Alan Williams from WVLT Channel 8 is moderating the event.   Four proposals were selected to make presentations during the community meal ($5 suggested […]

Unwanted Medication Collection to be held Saturday, Oct. 7

  Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ingles market located at 430 E. Emory Road in Powell.   Medicines can be dropped off at this location ONLY during the […]

Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund Established

Apex Bank to match first $50,000 The Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund to honor the life and legacy of Sonny Melton, a Big Sandy native who was the first identified victim of the Las Vegas tragedy, has been established at Apex Bank.  Sonny’s mother has been a member of the Apex Bank family for over forty […]

New festival coming to Seven Islands State Birding Park

Seven Islands State Birding Park will host the first TuckahoeDown Nature Festival at the 416-acre riverfront park in East Knox County on Oct. 7. The festival is free to the public and will highlight this vibrant East Tennessee community with family-friendly activities including outdoor recreation, crafts, live music and education from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

Candidate Forums Dot the Political Landscape

—from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods      With five open seats on Knoxville City Council, the 13 candidates running for those seats are answering questions and taking positions on issues at a variety of public forums. Here are the ones currently listed on this Go Vote! Knoxville page.   Wednesday, Oct. 4 — […]

NEA Big Read kicks off today

Library to partner with Friends of the Library and UTK’s office of First-Year Studies on a six-week exploration of Station Eleven   Knox County Public Library, in partnership with UT’s office of First-Year Studies, will launch its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program in celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel at 12:00 p.m. on October 4 on the stage at Market Square. The NEA Big Read […]

Corryton 8-miler, 2-miler race Saturday

The Corryton 8-miler and 2-miler race will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The races, which are USATF-certified and are eligible for Tennessee State Running Records, will benefit the Corryton Community Food Pantry.  The Pantry provides food for nearly 300 families twice monthly. The race will feature overall and age […]

KCHD’s next Diabetes Management Series starts Oct. 5

Free classes open to the public   The Knox County Health Department’s (KCHD) next Diabetes Management Series takes place Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12 and 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the KCHD auditorium, 140 Dameron Ave. KCHD offers the free, three-part series quarterly to help those affected by the disease.   “We go beyond […]

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