KCHD temporarily limits services due to COVID-19 pandemic

To protect the health of clients, patients and staff, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is temporarily limiting several services during the COVID-19 pandemic. A few of the changes include, but are not limited to: KCHD’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is conducting services by phone. The Dental Clinic will be open for dental […]

State Senator Becky Massey answers constituent questions on COVID-19

By Elaine Davis For an hour yesterday, state Senator Becky Massey along with Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, answered questions from constituents on a tele-conference call regarding the COVID-19 virus. Questions ranged from health and business concerns to daily life impacts. Several callers asked about what efforts are being made […]

TDOE Announces Partnership with PBS to Deliver Daily Instructional Content for Tennessee Students

The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide all students with access to daily learning opportunities right in their own homes.    Staring April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI— will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to […]

Knox County Schools: Additional Emergency Meal Distribution Locations

Knox County Schools is pleased to partner with the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) to offer additional emergency meal distribution locations, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new locations will follow the same distribution schedule as other Knox County Schools distribution sites. Throughout the closure, meal distribution will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays […]

East Tennessee’s Largest Scottish Festival Canceled Until 2021

Due to the ongoing circumstances of COVID-19, the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Game’s board of directors have agreed to cancel the 2020 event. The festival will not be rescheduled and refunds will be given to early ticket purchasers. Exciting plans for hosting the games on May 15-16, 2021 are currently being made. Cancellation details […]

Waste Connections halts pickup of excess trash, bulky items

Waste Connections halts pickup of excess trash, bulky items

Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, March 25), the City of Knoxville’s residential trash contractor, Waste Connections, will be limiting trash and recyclable pickup service to “content of carts” only. Excess material outside of carts and bulky waste items, such as discarded televisions or furniture, will not be collected by Waste Connections.   Waste Connections has adopted the […]

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