No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend   Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 28 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, […]

Field of candidates narrows for city primary

By Mike Steely Six people who picked up petitions for the city council race didn’t return them by Thursday’s noon deadline. That narrows the field a bit in what looks like a fully contested election where the top two candidates move on to the November election. Five of the nine city council seats are up […]

Volunteer drivers sought for seniors, disabled

~ from the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Volunteer Assisted Transportation, a volunteer driver program of the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities in Knox County. Are you a people person? Do you like helping others? This is one-on-one assistance to a fellow neighbor in […]

KCHD and ETCH urge parents to ensure kids’ vaccinations are up to date

As routine childhood vaccinations have declined across the U.S. amid the pandemic, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) are partnering to encourage parents to schedule their children’s annual checkups and ensure vaccinations are up to date.   “Vaccines are widely considered one of the most well-researched and safe medical interventions […]

15 Honored in 56th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

Tennessee Wildlife Federation recognizes leaders in conservation from across the state   Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recognized 15 individuals and companies from all corners of the state for its 56th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards. To ensure the health and […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Senior Fall Prevention  

This week’s spotlight highlights KCHD’s Senior Fall Prevention and SAIL Programs    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer free balance screenings, by appointment only, at the John T. O’Conner Senior Center (611 Winona Street) from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 1 to celebrate the return of the Stay Active and Independent […]

Knoxville Tree Board sponsoring webinar tonight

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   The Knoxville Tree Board presents the workshop, “Birds and the Bees: How Trees Reproduce,” on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.   Guest speaker Nick St. Sauveur, of Cortese Tree Specialists, will speak about the anatomy of flowers, all about pollination, and who are the pollinators. […]

Ijams Nature Center, Central Cinema kick off 2021 Movies Under the Stars June 4 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema will welcome back movie lovers to the lawn for the 2021 Movies Under the Stars, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., starting June 4. Moviegoers are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch a blend of popular comedies, action, fantasy and horror films […]