Increase in Scam Activity Targeting KUB Customers

KUB has experienced an increase in the number of scam reports from the community. The scammers identify themselves as KUB representatives and threaten customers with utility disconnection unless a balance is paid. In some cases, the scammers mimicked KUB’s main phone number so that it appeared KUB was placing the call. KUB reminds the community […]

Knox Makes Masks Seeks Support for Volunteers

Not-for-profit organization Knox Makes Masks is working hard to take and fill orders of homemade masks for hospitals and frontline workers across East Tennessee.   Knox Makes Masks provides masks free of charge to frontline workers. All masks are made by volunteers from donated materials, and volunteers pick up masks from their makers and deliver […]

Senior Population Report Now Available

Knoxville-Knox County Planning recently released the latest addition to their Technical Report series: Senior Population in Knox County. The report summarizes important characteristics of Knox County’s senior population to inform an ongoing dialogue about their needs.   With increased life expectancy and an aging Baby Boomer cohort, the local senior population is expected to grow […]

TDOT Traffic Alerts for Knox County

Motorists traveling on I-640 East in Knox County should be aware of resurfacing activities that will have an affect on traffic this weekend.   On Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, the ramp on I-640 East to Exit 1B (Western Avenue) will be closed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The ramp will also […]

Parks and Rec Challenge Grant

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   Does your neighborhood group have an idea for sprucing up or adding amenities to a local park? City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for its 2020 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants up to $2,500 in matching funds to public parks, spaces, or recreation […]

Masks from state to be distributed by KCHD

~ from Amy Dolinky, Knox County COVID-19 Joint Information Center  As Governor Lee mentioned in his media briefing yesterday, the state ordered facemasks for distribution through local health departments. KCHD has received a shipment of masks from the state and will begin distributing those today. The public can visit the main KCHD building (140 Dameron […]

COVID-19 Unified Command Taps Strategic Partnerships for Essential Supplies and Services in COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Unified Command Taps Strategic Partnerships for Essential Supplies and Services in COVID-19 Response

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group (UCG) is announcing two strategic partnerships today in the state’s COVID-19 re-opening effort to make sure Tennessee households and health care workers have protective face coverings and clean personal protective equipment.   “We’ve used private sector innovation, strategic partnerships, and state procurement efforts to make personal protective equipment […]

How Should Older Adults Respond to Easing of Tennessee’s Safer at Home Orders?

Vulnerable Population Urged to Continue COVID-19 Safety Measures   As the state gradually emerges from its COVID-19 restrictions, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability reminds older adults that they should continue to be vigilant about exposing themselves to the deadly coronavirus.   “Older adults across the state have demonstrated great resolve in keeping themselves […]

Farragut Citizens Forum gets heated

  5G controversy continues By Focus Staff The Farragut Mayor and Board of Aldermen met via video conference for their bi-monthly meeting Thursday, April 23 and conducted the Citizens Forum at the end of the meeting. Because of the Covid-19 virus no one could attend in person and the Citizens Forum was done by email. […]