Compassion in Action Purse Sale

More than 300 gently-used designer purses will be sold next Monday, April 17th with prices starting at only $1 and going to about $25. Yes, it’s true. The sale runs from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Emerald Room at Physicians Regional Medical Center, at 900 East Oak Hill Street, in Knoxville. Several designer […]

Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.   TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 17 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide […]

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at EarthFest

  Rain or shine, the 18th annual EarthFest will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. As always, it’s a free, zero-waste event for the whole family.   During the event, attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental […]

Americans for Prosperity Condemns Committee Passage of Gas Tax Hike 

  House Finance Committee members voted to pass gas tax hike onto Tennesseans by voice vote. NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity Tennessee (AFP-TN), the leading advocate for taxpayers, has been connecting grassroots groups across Tennessee to stop the gas tax hike. Thousands of concerned citizens have contacted legislators through phone calls and emails opposed to […]

Moonlight YMCA Rooftop Spin Class to Benefit Community Garden

  What: Spin by the Light of the Moon   When: 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11   Where: Lindsay Young Downtown Y Rooftop   Additional Information: A special moonlight rooftop spin class will be held at the Lindsay Young Downtown YMCA to raise money for the Y’s Community Giving Gardens. Two professional […]

Tennessee History Scholars Advance to National Competition

  Seventy-three students qualified to represent Tennessee at National History Day later this summer. Those students placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day held in Nashville on Saturday. History Day is a competition in which high school and middle school students compete by submitting projects about people and events of historical […]


The popular Ijams Crag outdoor rock climbing area at Ijams Nature Center will reopen to the public this Saturday, April 8. The Crag has been closed since last fall because of difficulty in obtaining liability insurance for the attraction.   Under a temporary agreement with Ijams, the City of Knoxville has agreed to take over […]

Newly Formed Tennessee State Parks Conservancy Aims to Enhance Statewide Park System

The Tennessee State Parks Conservancy – a recently formed nonprofit partner of Tennessee State Parks within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) – will look to enhance visitor offerings at Tennessee State Parks in education, health and other special areas. “This supporting organization to TDEC will make the park experience better for visitors […]

UT Chamber Singers’ England Residency to Air on PBS April 9

A documentary detailing the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers spent 13 days in England in July 2015. Twelve of those days were spent in a residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral […]

Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

When: Saturday April 8th,  2017 Time: 9 am to 12 pm Where: Fountain City Park The Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is a yearly tradition bringing together kids of all ages and their parents to enjoy a fun day of vendors, games, a variety of activities, and, of course, Easter egg hunting! The event is free […]