July 2016 Events at the Blount County Public Library

For mid-summer activities, keep in mind that the library is a great place for fun, educational events and activities—for all ages: Adults, Teens and Children!  This year’s Summer Reading Program will run through July 30, and it’s not too late to join in this year’s themes of wellness, fitness and sports. Take the entire family […]

Knoxville Symphony Free July 4th Concert

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on Monday, July 4, 2016 on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 p.m. (free to attend; no tickets are required). Music Director Aram Demirjian (AIR-um Deh-MUR-jun) will conduct the Orchestra in patriotic music as part […]

Transfer Station to begin rate changes

Rate and policy changes at the City of Knoxville’s Transfer Station, located at 1033 Elm St., are scheduled to go into effect on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.   The Transfer Station facility collects a wide variety of solid waste materials, including tires, building materials, construction/demolition debris, and other materials not permitted in daily garbage collections per Waste Connections guidelines. […]

Holiday weekend brings few interruptions of City services

While City offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, Waste Connections will run regularly scheduled residential garbage and recycling routes.   Similarly, downtown trash and recycling will be collected on its regular schedule throughout the holiday weekend.   City recycling centers also will be open during regular operating hours […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces holiday weekend enforcement strategy

State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety initiatives and utilize data-driven enforcement strategies during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01 a.m. […]

The Walnut Street Garage Takes a Step Back in History

  There’s something new on the landscape of Knoxville. The Walnut Street Garage is currently having three large banners installed with historical photographs from the McClung Historical  collection. This project was a community effort and will make the garage stand out in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. “This is a great opportunity to turn what we […]

‘Appalachian Trail Adventures’ by Kayla Epperhart

The LeConte Photographic Society is pleased to present a photo program by Kayla Epperhart.  She will discuss her adventures along the Appalachian Trail.  She hiked the entire trail in 2016 and it took just over six months.  She will share photos and stories of why she did it, how she survived this long hike and […]

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