TDOT Traffic Alert for Knox County

Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knox County should be alert for resurfacing activities that will have an affect on traffic next week.   Beginning Sunday, March 29, I-40 East and West will experience lane closures between West Hills (MM 380.4) and Pellissippi Parkway (MM 376.1).  These closures will occur intermittently in both directions between 8 […]

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame- “Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Promote the Future”

Knoxville, TN — The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has announced that the 2020 Induction Ceremony, scheduled for June 13, 2020, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for June 12, 2021. The Hall of Fame Class of 2020, Debbie Brock (Veteran Player), Carol Callan (Contributor), Swin Cash (Player), Tamika Catchings (Player), Sue Donohoe (Contributor), Lauren Jackson […]

Carson-Newman faculty find ways to bring warmth, humanity to online instruction

(March 27, 2019) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The methods of instruction have changed, but Carson-Newman University’s faculty aren’t letting that stand in their way when it comes to loving and supporting their students. Students have just completed their first week of fully online instruction, a major shift from how the institution usually delivers the majority […]

County to propose $500K loan to Zoo Knoxville

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced today his plan to propose a $500,000 loan to Zoo Knoxville to help overcome operating shortfalls during the facility’s COVID-19 closure. The loan will be made from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund, which is specifically designated for promoting tourism. The fund has a $1.4 million surplus.   “Though Zoo Knoxville […]

Knox County Election Administrator Cliff Rodgers resigns

By Elaine Davis The Knox County Election Commission met Monday to certify the results from the March 3rd Election. What wasn’t on the agenda was the announcement from Cliff Rodgers of his retirement on May 30, 2020. Mr. Rodgers was appointed in 2011 and has overseen twenty-four elections. He administered one of the most difficult […]

Information for AP students affected by COVID-19

This is important information for those students taking AP Placement classes.   “Your health and safety are our top priorities. We know the coronavirus has created new and unexpected challenges. Here’s how the AP Program is supporting you and your school: We’re providing live and on-demand AP courses for free. We’re developing a new at-home […]

Tennessee State Parks announces temporary operational changes

Parks committed to flattening the curve, serving Tennesseans   Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing […]

County to Pay for Some COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced today that the county would pay for COVID-19 testing for uninsured residents through the Knox County Health Department.   “One of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 is extensive testing,” Mayor Jacobs said. “As we continue to keep our community protected, we’re […]

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