State natural areas gear up for 50th anniversary of Preservation Act, Natural Areas Week

The Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, the state’s leader in protection and management of native plants and animals, invites Tennesseans to participate in upcoming events for Natural Areas Week, as well as observe the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation for preservation in the state.   Natural Areas Week, with several outings across Tennessee, will run […]

Drive-In at the Midway screening cancelled

Due to flooding in and around Chilhowee Park and expected below-freezing temperatures, organizers have decided to cancel the free screening of “Hop” that was planned for  Thursday, April 1, as part of Drive-In at the Midway.   The City of Knoxville Office of Special Events and the Knox County Public Library presented a screening of […]

Chalk (Your) Walk is BACK! April 3-12, 2021

Instead of Dogwood Arts’ usual large event downtown, Chalk (Your) Walk will take place on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces all across Knoxville from April 3rd – 12th! The competition is open to individual artists and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties (100-mile radius of Downtown Knoxville). Everyone can participate in the event by […]

North Knoxville BPA to hold hybrid meeting April 9

~ from the NKBPA Join us on April 9 at 8 a.m. in-person or on Zoom to network with fellow North Knoxville professionals! The meeting will be hosted at Boys and Girls Club (967 Irwin Street). Due to the continued need for social distancing, we will only have capacity for 30 participants in-person. To RSVP, […]

Governor Lee Renews Proposal for Mental Health Trust Fund

$250 million to support services in K-12 schools   Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee re-introduced the Mental Health Trust Fund in a renewed proposal to assist K-12 families who are facing significant mental health issues in the wake of COVID-19. This proposal allocates $250 million in available funds to create strong mental health services for […]

HND Hosts Virtual Public Hearing and Council Workshop on Annual Plan

City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development is in the process of developing the 2021–2022 (Year Two) Annual Action Plan, describing the proposed use of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. A draft of the plan will be […]

Knox County Planning Alliance launches website

The Knox County Planning Alliance (KCPA) has become very familiar with local land use and planning processes over the years, and formally organized as a volunteer‐based community group in 2018 with the purpose of bringing together citizens throughout the area to share land use and planning experiences. Since their inception, they have been a constant […]

Nuclear Security Enterprise is Hiring

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration will host a virtual job fair for the entire Nuclear Security Enterprise, Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Register for the event at this link. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 Virtually The Nuclear Security Enterprise is made up of the National Nuclear Security […]