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 […]

Heiskell Community Center Community Day Festival is Saturday

The Community Center at 1708 W. Emory Road in Powell will host their “Community Day Festival” event on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Live music featuring Whitewater Bluegrass Band, food, historical exhibit of Powell Station, arts and crafts vendors.   Free event.  Vendor spaces available.  For more information and vendor applications call […]

KPD Hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Fountain City

—from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods      The Knoxville Police Department is offering community members an opportunity to visit with officers, command staff, and Chief David Rausch in an informal atmosphere from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. tomorrow — Wednesday, Oct. 4 — at Chick-fil-A, 5100 North Broadway in Fountain City.   “Coffee […]

National Night Out Is Tonight!

—from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods  Tonight’s the night to celebrate the good work of diligent neighbors, officers, and first responders who help keep our neighborhoods safer!   Many neighborhoods around Knoxville will be participating by serving meals, playing games, delighting in desserts, playing music, and engaging in community conversations.  Others are illuminating their […]

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