KAT set to launch major service improvements on Monday, June 3

With 15-minute service frequencies during peak hours on routes like 11 – Kingston Pike and 22 – Broadway, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is set to kick-off the most significant round of service improvements since the opening of Knoxville Station in August of 2010.  The changes are in response to increasing ridership, which has been climbing monthly […]

Republicans Show Up In Force

A  strong turnout tonight occurred at Fountain City Auction, where precinct captains of the Knox County Republican committee met to strategize about the future of the party. In the past, many members of the Republican committee have asked for more interaction with party leaders in the committee. Tonight highlighted the strong commitment from both the chair […]

Mayor to present check, receive keys to new Carter Elementary

Who: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, other elected officials, members of the community What: Carter Elementary School check presentation and tour When: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Where:    Carter Elementary School (new location) 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike Next week, Knox County will take possession of the new Carter Elementary School building during […]

University of Tennessee fires Downsbrough after child pornography charges

Bruce Downsbrough the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the University of Tennessee Foundation has been fired from his position with the university following federal child porn charges. He has been accused of downloading and possessing illegal material on a Dell Ultrabook laptop. The foundation oversees fundraising for the University and is an […]

Announcement Scheduled for June 4 at Volunteer Landing

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 10:00 a.m. there will be an announcement and press conference held at Volunteer Landing regarding a new proposed project within the City of Knoxville.  It is expected that the announcement is related to a sizable proposed development within the city.    

Richard Baumgartner reports to Gilmer Medium-security federal prison

Former Knox County Criminal Court judge Richard Baumgartner, 66, reported to the work camp at Gilmer medium-security federal prison in Glenville, West Virginia earlier this week to begin serving a six month prison term for lying to federal investigators, following charges of official misconduct and a probation sentence in state court stemming from drug abuse […]

UT Executive faces child pornography charges

Bruce Downsbrough the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the University of Tennessee Foundation will face federal child porn charges. He has been accused of downloading and possessing illegal material on a Dell Ultrabook laptop. The foundation oversees fundraising for the University. He was taken into federal custody on Tuesday morning and has […]

Summer transfer window opens May 28 for students

The Knox County Schools summer transfer window will begin on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and conclude Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. The summer transfer window is an opportunity for parents and/or legal guardians of students that meet the following criteria: 2013-14 kindergarten students Students new to the Knox County Schools (i.e. coming from […]