KCHD hosts Community Supported Agriculture Fair

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is partnering with Nourish Knoxville to host their first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair Friday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KCHD Community Room, 140 Dameron Ave.   “By creating another opportunity for our community to meet its local farmers and purchase their produce, we’re […]

Knoxville, Clinton and Oak Ridge to Host Events to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Several groups in the Knoxville area have been hard at work to bring the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and their RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater to town for family-friendly activities in April. The events are a unique way to experience the inspiring story of the […]

Knoxville Stomp — Festival of Lost Music lineup announcement

  Knoxville Stomp – an unprecedented “Festival of Lost Music” –comes to downtown Knoxville the first weekend in May Headlined by Dom Flemons, the full lineup includes a diverse array of musicians, writers, scholars, and collectors The Knoxville Stomp, May 5-8, 2016, is a live celebration of recordings made by local and regional artists in the summer […]

It’s Quittin’ Time in Knox County

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) together with Smoke-Free Knoxville and the Community Health Council are joining a statewide effort to help tobacco users quit. Tennessee Quit Week, proclaimed by Governor Bill Haslam as Feb. 22 – 26, 2016, is a time to celebrate all Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and to encourage […]

Burger King donates more than $18,000 to Children’s Hospital

Burger King donates more than $18,000 to Children’s Hospital

  Burger King presented an $18,383 check to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The money was raised, with the help of Burger King customers, in just three weeks. Customers purchased $1 coupons to benefit Children’s Hospital, at 29 local Burger King restaurants, during the holidays. The money will be used to […]

Friends of the Smokies Awarded $21,500 for Education, Backcountry Shelters

Friends of the Smokies Awarded $21,500 for Education, Backcountry Shelters

Ranger Will Butler examines aquatic species with a student in the Parks As Classrooms program. KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies has received a $21,500 grant from the Richard Haiman National Parks Foundation to support the Parks As Classrooms program and to resupply backcountry shelters in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). The Richard […]

Tomorrow is Last Saturday to Vote Early

Tomorrow is Last Saturday to Vote Early

The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans planning to vote early in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” that tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, is the last weekend opportunity to cast an early ballot. So far 140,003 Tennesseans have chosen to vote early, which may be an important option this election […]

Magnolia Avenue Project protest continues

Magnolia Avenue Project protest continues

Mayor Madeline Rogero explained the history of the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes project Tuesday evening and invited opponents to meet with her. (Photo by Dan Andrews) By Mike Steely After about 9 years of planning, meetings, public hearings, and lots of publicity in the media the initial renovation of some six blocks along Magnolia Avenue is getting […]