Cozy Up With Animal Tales at Knoxville Zoo

  During January and February, Knoxville Zoo invites visitors to join them in their cozy log cabin for StoryTime at the Zoo.  Held each Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m., StoryTime features lively animal tales and visits from some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors.   StoryTime at the Zoo is an engaging activity for […]

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

Reminder: Due to Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Waste Connections Inc., the City of Knoxville’s contractor for trash and recyclables pickup, will be following a holiday schedule this week.   For most customers, pickup will be a day later than it would be following the normal schedule.

KSO Director Richman to Give UT Music Lecture Jan. 23

Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will present “Ernest Bloch: A Musical Neshuma (A Musical Soul)” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the McClung Museum auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.   Richman will […]

How many pets are in your home?

By Mike Steely If you are not a kennel, pet shop, zoo or animal shelter you might be in violation of a city ordinance if you have more than four cats and dogs at your home. The language of the current law will be considered by the City Council on first-reading Tuesday to make the […]

2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Events

Friday, January 17, 5:00 Gallery of Arts Tribute Reception, Beck Cultural Exchange Center   Friday, January 17, 7:00 Community Forum, Beck Cultural Exchange Center   Saturday, January 18, 8:30 AM Teacher In-Service Training, Beck Cultural Exchange Center   Saturday, January 18, 8:30 AM Youth Symposium, Austin East High School   Sunday, January 19, 6:00 PM […]

Leadership Academy accepting applications

Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the fifth cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee (UT).   The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 17, 2014, by 4:30 […]


Repairs are expected to begin next week to a sinkhole that has closed a portion of Kendall Road in West Knoxville.   Due to underlying, persistent sinkhole activity, the City of Knoxville closed the road between Gleason Drive and Twining Drive on Dec. 20th. A geotechnical engineer was hired to probe the sinkhole depth and […]


NASHVILLE, TENN. – The Tennessee Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt to become the 17th head coach in franchise history.   “This is a big day for this franchise,” said Titans President/CEO Tommy Smith.  “Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking forward to seeing his vision become reality for this team. He […]