Notice For Neighborhoods Hosting Food Truck Vendors

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods On March 23, 2020, the Knox County Health Department issued a “Safer at Home” order, instructing all citizens to stay home and practice physical distancing to aid in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Since the order went into effect, folks have come up with creative ways to support local […]

Blount Co Library – Free access to a new family of online libraries of read-alongs, e-books, audiobooks, and videos for all ages

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, has made its family of online libraries available for free to the Blount County Public Library until at least August 31. These libraries consist of digital, audio, and visual resources covering many educational subjects and literary genres suitable for every age.   Its flagship product, TumbleBooklibrary is […]

Library services in the time of COVID-19

Library services in the time of COVID-19

Taking care of your emotional and mental health has to be a top priority in this uncertain time. The Knox County Public Library would like to help. Although the library buildings are closed, they are providing services online. Try learning something new or launching a new project.   Here are some Library resources to help:   […]

Mayor Jacobs addresses ‘Safer at Home’ guideline enforcement

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs addressed “Safer at Home” guideline enforcement with the following statement in response to media inquiries.   “We all share the same goal of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately must realize it’s up to individuals to make responsible decisions,” Mayor Jacobs said.   Mayor Jacobs continued: “We do not […]

University of Tennessee Campuses to Continue Online Classes Throughout the Summer

~ from UT System Office of Communications KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd – in consultation with chancellors at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin and the UT Health Science Center – has announced that summer session classes at all campuses will be delivered online in response to COVID-19.  At UTHSC, clinical […]

With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

~ from U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses […]

Ole Smoky Distillery produces hand sanitizer, starts offering internet ordering and distillery pickup service

Ole Smoky Distillery, the most visited distillery in the world and makers of award-winning moonshine and whiskey, is joining other members of the distillery community, who are producing hand sanitizer in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The new hand sanitizer is being produced by Ole Smoky Distillery associates who have all been recently […]

Beacon Releases COVID-19 Policy Solutions for Tennessee

  Today, the Beacon Center’s released a brand new package of 20 policy solutions focused on what policies the state of Tennessee should and shouldn’t enact moving forward when it deals with COVID-19. The suggestions relate to both public health and the economy. In terms of health, suggestions include ways to increase the number of medical professionals in the state, expand access […]