City of Knoxville’s schedule for MLK Holiday Weekend

City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.   Waste Connections will collect residential garbage and recycling on its regular schedule. Downtown trash and recycling will also be collected as usual. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only days of the year when residential curbside trash and recycling are […]

The Lorraine Motel: She Saw Him Fall

Morristown, Tennessee: Fifty years ago, Clara Ester was a junior in college in Memphis.  It was late afternoon on a lovely April day.  Clara had arrived at the Lorraine Motel to join others for a catfish dinner, when she heard a loud noise. When she turned her head toward the noise, she saw Dr. King […]

Upcoming events at the Ramsey House

Beginning Basket Weaving with Becky Weaver Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm  People have been creating beautiful baskets for millennia.  Come to Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville and let Becky show you the wonder and beauty of hand-crafted baskets. Participants will be creating a Small Market Basket of about 6″x10″x4″ high.  Participants […]

Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 […]

Culinary Institute Offers Spring Community Cooking Classes

This spring, UT’s Culinary Institute will offer a variety of hands-on cooking classes. The classes will expand attendees’ palates while cultivating their culinary skills. All classes have a fee of $50 and will be held at the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Checks and credit cards are accepted. To register, contact Terri Geiser at […]

Newest exhibit celebrates the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration and the 49 governors throughout Tennessee’s History

The Tennessee State Library and Archives announced its newest exhibit, Governors of Tennessee, in conjunction with the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration. Governors of Tennessee, will run through spring 2019. The exhibit features information and materials from the Library and Archive’s extensive collections. Visitors will experience a visual timeline, with a special focus on each of the […]

Population Health Forum Set for Second Harvest Thurs., Jan. 10

  The Institute of Medicine describes social determinants of health as the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that social determinants of health, such […]

Tennessee Unveils 2019 Vacation Guide with Cover Featuring Tennessee Music Pathways and Seven Genres that Call State Home

     The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development unveiled its official 2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide today. Designed to inspire travel, the magazine-style guide features 194 pages of Tennessee’s music, scenic beauty, creative spirit, culinary excellence and history and is distributed to nearly 500,000 visitors annually. The hand-illustrated cover depicts a quilt with the seven genres […]


  Commutes life sentence to parole supervision   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown by commuting her sentence of life imprisonment.  She will be released to parole supervision on August 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.   “This decision comes after careful consideration of what […]

Hardin Valley Academy 2019 Spring Team Scholastic Chess Championship

Open to All K-12 Students Saturday, February 2, 2019 Check-in: 8:00 – 8:45 am Coach meeting: 8:45 am Hardin Valley Academy 11345 Hardin Valley Rd Knoxville, TN 37932 4 Section: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12 Unrated, 4 Rounds, G30/d5 Entry fee: $40 per team Coaches must register teams and pay for each team; not individual players […]