Art activity day at the kma!

Beginning this Sunday (September 13) and every second Sunday of each month, the KMA will host FREE drop-in art activities for families. A local artist will be on-site to lead hands-on art activities between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.   In addition, the museum continues to host FREE […]

HASLAM IN KNOXVILLE TO DISCUSS REGION’S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Governor visiting 15 communities to hear about local opportunities and challenges   KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer sat down with local and state officials in Knoxville today to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.   In a morning meeting at the Knoxville Chamber, Haslam […]

Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square Dedicated

Representatives from the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the City of Knoxville and PetSafe today took a ceremonial first pour to dedicate the new TCWN Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square.   The new station is part of TCWN’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a program designed to encourage individuals to substitute one sugary beverage a […]

Knoxville Municipal, Whittle Springs Golf Courses Celebrate Major Enhancements

Mayor Madeline Rogero to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday, August 13 Knoxville Municipal Golf Course and Whittle Springs Golf Course – owned by the City of Knoxville and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – will showcase more than $1 million in enhancements to the popular and storied public-access properties with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on […]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Semester for New Vols

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is rolling out the orange carpet to welcome new Vols to campus during its annual Welcome Week.   The week is designed to help first-year and transfer students get settled. Events kick off Saturday, Aug. 15, as students move in to residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. More than 7,000 […]

Commission looks at school fund requests

By Mike Steely The Knox County Commission meets in a work session next Monday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in the City-County Building and will consider several requests from the school system including leasing 14 vehicles for Drivers Education. The 36-month lease, with Acme Auto Leasing LLC, will cost $67,134.48 for each 12-month period, or […]

Teachers, Leave Those Tests Alone

By Sally Absher In what some are calling yet another assault on Tennessee educators, the Tennessee Department of Education (TN DOE) has adopted a new method of detecting cheating on Tennessee’s most important standardized assessment, the TCAP. The State calls this its “erasure analysis.” Tri-Cities News Channel 11 (WJHL) reported that this led state leaders […]

City Election Candidates so far

By Mike Steely June 18th is the last day for candidates for Knoxville Mayor and Knoxville City Council to qualify for the September 29th Primary Election; as of Thursday, only two candidates had returned their petitions. Mayor Madeline Rogero has picked up her petition for re-election. Thus far her only opposition would be from Buck […]