Trends identified for traffic crashes involving people walking and bicycling

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) recently released a series of infographics showing trends in local traffic crashes involving people walking and bicycling. The data used to create these visuals was collected over a five year period and includes a total of 1,440 crashes from seven area law enforcement agencies. To compile this data, […]


Statewide Unemployment Has Remained 3.5 percent or Lower for 11 Consecutive Months   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced yesterday that Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.   While the […]

Knox County Health Department E. coli Update

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) continues to investigate a cluster of Escherichia coli (E. coli) 0157 infections in children. While all potential sources remain under investigation, the evidence continues to suggest the cases are associated with two probable sources: consumption of raw milk and contact, either direct or indirect, with farm animals. KCHD is […]

Education Department Announces TNReady Changes, Will Recompete Testing Contract

Additional steps include refining current Questar contract, revising timeline for online testing, engaging more teachers   NASHVILLE—Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced several new steps today to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state’s current testing vendor contract. These improvements are being made after ongoing conversations with teachers, parents, education leaders, and policy-makers […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Grab a blanket and head to a free concert, a laser show under the stars or a movie in the park. Discover clues to a secret Shakespeare play, learn a new skill or enjoy the summer at festivals across the state. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, […]

200 Volunteers Needed to Save Eaglets’ Habitat in Sevier County

Volunteer East Tennessee is seeking 200 volunteers to assist with cleanup of the Little Pigeon River as part of an event organized by Keep Sevier Beautiful and the American Eagle Foundation.  The large-scale cleanup is scheduled for Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone 5-years-old and […]

8th Annual Knoxville Brewfest June 16

The 8th Annual Knoxville Brewfest will be held on June 16 to benefit CureDuchenne ( a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds research to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This celebration of beer features over 80 breweries, hundreds of beers and over 2,500 passionate craft beer fans. Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at Tickets include admission to […]

The City of Knoxville’s 10th annual Business Breakfast tomorrow

The City of Knoxville’s 10th annual Business Breakfast   When: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018   Where: Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.   Who: City department directors, Purchasing Department staff, and hundreds of local business owners and managers   This free meet-and-greet breakfast gathering aims to help business leaders and managers – […]

Summer Time, ’tis the Season for Pruning!

  Join Master Gardener Marsha Lehman to learn when and how to properly prune those bushes, shrubs and small trees that are growing in your landscape.  You’ll be surprised to learn that most homeowners prune at the wrong time; don’t be one of therm! This free public event is scheduled on Tuesday, June 26, from 11 a.m.-noon at Karns […]