Knox County Planning Alliance Offers Second Workshop

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment The Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONE) is collaborating with Knox County Planning Alliance (KCPA) to host a virtual workshop series on citizen advocacy and engagement in the local land-use and planning processes. The next workshop, which is the second in the series, is Thursday, Sept. […]

League of Women Voters to host city council candidate forum September 28

To enable voters to hear the candidates respond to questions about important issues in the Nov. 2, 2021, City Council General Election, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox Co. is sponsoring a candidate forum in partnership with American Muslim Advisory Council, Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, Howard H. […]

10-digit dialing coming to 865 area code in Tennessee

Requirement effective Oct. 24, 2021 Residents in the 865 area code in eastern Tennessee will be required to dial 10 digits (area code + phone number) for all local calls starting Oct. 24, 2021. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed, and a recording may inform […]

UT Researchers Aim to Uncover Disparities in Indoor Pollution

~ from UT Office of News & Information Do We Breathe the Same Air? Research Aims to Uncover Disparities in Indoor Pollution Given a choice between inhaling the scent of roasted meat and vegetables or breathing smog from a large industrial area, most people would choose the former. However, the simple act of roasting food […]

Young-Williams Animal Center to ‘Clear the Shelters’ by discounting adoptions on Sept. 18

Young-Williams Animal Center will seek to “Clear the Shelters” on Sept. 18 by accepting financial donations in lieu of adoption fees for pets six months and older. The annual event is sponsored by WBIR Channel 10 as part of the “Clear the Shelters” campaign nationwide. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelter campaign […]

33rd Annual Southern Festival of Books goes virtual

Tennessee’s Largest Literary Event Returns for its 33rd Year with Virtual Programming  Humanities Tennessee, the organizer of the 33rd annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, has announced the festival will take place completely online and free-of-charge out of an abundance of caution for public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “With COVID-19 […]

Princeton Review names Carson-Newman one of “Best Regional Colleges”

Carson-Newman University is among a select number of colleges that Princeton Review has named “Best Regional Colleges” for 2022 in recognition of excellence in academics and student feedback on the University’s on-campus experience.   Fewer than 150 colleges in the Southeast qualified for the educational services company’s regional listings.   “Carson-Newman is an excellent university, […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Epidemiology Team 

A major part of understanding health-related events is monitoring infectious diseases to limit transmission. That’s where the KCHD Epidemiology team comes in. There are 54 reportable diseases that are required by law to be reported to public health authorities. Some of those include measles, Lyme disease, tetanus, rabies and most recently, COVID-19.  For all reportable […]

Ken Sparks documentary to debut at Knoxville Film Festival Sunday

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A documentary on legendary Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks will premier Sunday at the Knoxville Film Festival. “Sparks: The Ken Sparks Story” was directed by former Carson-Newman quarterback Jeff Joslin. The film debuts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8.   Tickets can be purchased at the […]