Splash pads help beat the heat at three Knox County parks

As the weather heats up, take comfort knowing you can stay cool every day at three splash pads in Knox County. The 2021 splash pad season started May 1 and runs through September 12. The free automated water playgrounds are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, weather permitting. The […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Women’s Health Clinic  

This week’s spotlight highlights KCHD’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) Women’s Health Clinic provides family planning services, pregnancy testing, annual exams, women’s health education, and breast and cervical cancer screening for those who meet program guidelines. If women have postponed any screenings or exams over the […]

Pete Rose makes speaking stop at Hardin Valley Academy

By Ken Lay Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader was in Knox County on Saturday, May 22 and he delighted fans with his stories and sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor. Pete Rose, one of baseball’s living legends and the game’s last player-manager, made a stop in Knoxville and Hardin Valley Academy to speak at the […]

Change Center celebrates reopening, city-county partnerships

The Change Center held a grand re-opening Friday, May 28th with Knoxville City Mayor Indya Kincannon, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, representatives from Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission, local community advocates, Change Center staff and board members and supporters in attendance to celebrate the opening of the facility. The Center was forced to […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Environmental Health  

This week’s spotlight highlights KCHD’s Mosquito-transmitted Disease Prevention and  Vector Control Program    Knox County Health Department (KCHD) Environmental Health Manager, Kevin Clark will take over as Director of Environmental Health as the former director Ronnie Nease recently retired after more than 30 years of service with the health department. One of the Environmental Health […]