KUB Smoke-Testing Sewers in Downtown Knoxville

KUB will smoke-test the sewers in the downtown area on Tuesday morning, June 25, weather permitting. “The smoke is not dangerous,” said Kendall Stiles, KUB’s manager of Customer Support, “but we want to let customers know what is going on so they will not be alarmed. KUB is also coordinating with the Knoxville Fire Department […]

Fern Street Road Closure [June 24 – August 31]

KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Fern Street to through traffic between Martin Luther King Avenue and Selma Avenue weekdays from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. beginning Monday, June 24, and lasting through Friday, July 12, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this area. The only exception […]

The Commission with much to say…doesn't have much to say!

https://knoxgov.net/commission/commissionforum/viewforum.php?f=2 Since the Law Director released an opinion on the “sunshine meeting notice” policy, some Commissioners have been complaining. So today I took a look at the message board that was created to allow Commissioners to comment without violating the sunshine law. Total posts year to date…One from Dr. Briggs back in January.

KUB Board Approves Natural Gas Margin Increase on Second and Final Reading

The KUB Board of Commissioners today approved, on second and final reading, a natural gas margin increase needed to support KUB’s investment in the natural gas distribution system. KUB had originally scheduled the increase for 2009, but KUB was able to defer it four consecutive years through cost-saving efforts. Those deferrals saved KUB’s natural gas […]

June 24th, Tennova to meet with North Knox Neighborhood Groups

WHAT:  Meeting with Tennova Reps WHEN:  June 24, 6 to 7 pm WHERE: St James Episcopal Church Meeting Hall (back of church, main address = 1101 N. Broadway). WHY:     Future of health care in North Knoxville. WHO: Community/North Knox Neighborhoods MAP:     http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1101%20North%20Broadway,%20Knoxville,%20TN%2037917    

Watergate! City of Knoxville Employees Create Major Traffic Jam

  Today at approximately 1 p.m. traffic in downtown Knoxville was snarled on Gay Street.  Two employees with the City of Knoxville Horticulture Department continuously blocked traffic  with a City owned pickup truck that included a water tank and hose.  The employees would drive to a planter on Gay Street, stop driving, then water the […]


United Way of Greater Knoxville’s (UWGK) will participate in tomorrow’s Day of Action by distributing books to 13 area park and recreation centers for the Summer Reading Program. The annual Day of Action is a United Way Worldwide initiative that United Way of Greater Knoxville supports through a partnership with “Raise Your Hand Tennessee.”  The goal of […]

Probe finds 30 of 98 TN Medicare Suppliers Not Licensed

Administration says it will void contracts for the 30 suppliers awarded contracts without proper licenses WASHINGTON – Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation today announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not […]

Exclusive: PBA in discussions to issue Parking Tickets Downtown

  PBA security guards might  soon be issuing parking tickets on Gay Street and then later expanding to cover the entire Central Business Improvement District. Tonight at the monthly meeting of the Public Building Authority the plan was discussed by PBA CEO Dale Smith.  While some particulars have not been vetted out yet, the plan […]