Today’s MPC Agenda Includes Neighborhood Items

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods    The Metropolitan Planning Commission this Thursday will act on requests for rezonings and uses-on-review in several Knoxville neighborhoods.   MPC meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Large Assembly Room of the City County Building. Here is the April agenda, where you can also find […]

Knoxville To Host 2019 Bassmaster Classic On The Tennessee River

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time in its 49-year history, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be held on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville, it was announced today by B.A.S.S. and the host organization, Visit Knoxville. The prestigious championship bass tournament — widely known as the “Super Bowl […]

Sheep Shearing Days begin this weekend at the Museum of Appalachia

April 13th, 20th, and 21st with activities from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   NORRIS, Tenn. –Starting this Friday, the Museum of Appalachia will welcome the warmth of spring by trimming the winter’s heavy growth of wool from their flock of sheep. Students and families are invited to join the Museum in celebration of this […]

17thAnnual Rossini Festival International Street Fair this Saturday

Knoxville Opera’s 17thannual Rossini Festival International Street Fair has been announced for Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Knoxville. This celebration of the arts is the largest community outreach event of Knoxville Opera’s season.  Proclaimed a legacy event by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, the Rossini Festival is the only event […]

Childress expects schools to ‘turn a negative into a positive’

(Part 2 of an interview with TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress) By Steve Williams In what is believed to be an unprecedented move, the TSSAA Board of Control in February left the door open for Austin-East and Chattanooga Brainerd boys’ basketball programs to take the steps to have their postseason bans reduced from two years […]

$17.5 Million in bonds, Greenway funds and Auditorium Repairs

By Mike Steely When the Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening the members will be asked to borrow funds of $17.5 million by issuing general obligation bonds for the city. The request comes from the Department of Finance and the mayor’s office said that much of the money will be used for the purchase of […]

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Invites Graffiti Artists to Compete

  Alcatraz East Crime Museum’ s hosting their 1st Annual Graffiti Art Contest    It’s considered to be a crime and it has been said that graffiti is everyone’s problem. It’s an eyesore that typically brings property values down and costs a lot to clean up. In fact, it’s estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Clear The Shelter

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn – Pets Without Parents, the animal rescue and shelter in Sevierville, will hold a “Clear The Shelter” event this weekend.   On Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. all cats will be $10 each and dogs will be $25 each. New owners will also receive an […]

Music festival closes block of Jackson Avenue, Old City parking

  Downtown visitors should keep in mind a few road closures and detours before traveling for this weekend’s festivities.   The Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, at venues throughout the Old City, features performances by about 50 musicians and bands. The music starts at 5 p.m. Friday and continues through early Monday morning. For ticket […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Free music, wildflower hikes, art showcases, even a bloody mary and biscuit festival. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Nashville – The Rolling Stones Exhibit at the Musicians Hall of Fame features more than 500 artifacts, including a recreation of a Stones’ recording studio, […]