Snowman Decorating Contest to be at Blount County Public Library

  As temperatures drop, the prospect of snow is already a reality in East Tennessee, but who says you need snow to build a snowman?   Creative entries – of the non-melting variety – will be accepted for the Winter Wonderland Snowman Decorating Contest on Monday, January 23, from 4-7 p.m. at the Blount County […]

TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

  The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events. “Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to […]

Garbage cart deliveries continuing this weekend

  This weekend, City of Knoxville and contractor crews will be delivering some of the last of the new 95-gallon wheeled garbage carts to City residents.   Once the initial round of deliveries is finished, crews will devote the next few weeks with their focus squarely on “troubleshooting” – revisiting individual households where a delivery […]

Legacy Parks begins third decade

Dr. and Mrs. Collier signed the deed for the Collier family farm over to Legacy Parks Foundation on December 31st, providing a new park for Knox County and a fitting end to a decade of projects and success for Legacy Parks Foundation. The twelve-acre tract adds to the more than 500 acres of parkland Legacy […]

City streets primed for possibility of season’s first snow

With forecasts calling for a chance of the season’s first snowfall tonight, Knoxville crews have prepared by treating city streets with brine to reduce the likelihood of snow sticking to the pavement. Priority Level I and II streets outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Removal Plan were treated Thursday with brine solution, which reduces […]

Knox County’s Highway Department ready for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works began pretreating roadways with salt brine yesterday evening.   Salt brine is a liquid mixture of salt and water that is applied to roadways to stop snow from sticking to pavements. The brine system allows Knox County’s Highway Department to pre-treat 1,392 lane […]

Neighborhood Working Group Meets Thursday

  The Neighborhood Working Group on Blighted Properties meets at 5:15 p.m. this coming Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street.   Participants will continue their discussion regarding a joint, cross-neighborhood project to address a blighted property. Specific blighted properties may also be discussed, along with an overview of the City’s Chronic […]

Public meeting for Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC)

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19   Where: Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St.   Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting, which is open to the general public and citizens with concerns about crime and safety in the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the Knoxville Police Department […]

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Public is invited to explore the work of an author who defined “Southern Gothic” Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with Pellissippi State Community College to present “Finding Flannery”, a month-long exploration of the life and work of Flannery O’ Connor. The series kicks off at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 8 at Lawson McGhee […]

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