Kingston Pike Lane Closure Tomorrow

KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane on a short section of Kingston Pike between Wellington Drive and Wesley Road from 9 a.m. –3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area. Some listed closures may extend beyond the scheduled times depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and […]

Upcoming Knox County Repulican Meetings

The first Tuesday of each month (Tuesday, December 3 ), the Karns Republican Club meets at Karns Middle School (2925 Grey Hendrix Rd) at 7pm.  The annual Christmas party will occur at 6:00pm.  Dinner will e catered by Herman Weaver and music from the Brad Walker Orchestra. Dinner should start around 6:30. Tickets are $25.00 and you can pay at the door. […]

GOVERNOR, FIRST LADY HASLAM HOST 'TENNESSEE’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS'

    Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today opened the Tennessee Residence for the third annual “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays” open house, an event inviting all Tennesseans to tour the holiday decorations at the executive residence during the first two weeks in December.   This year’s holiday décor theme, “Tennessee Legends,” […]

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES OFFERED AT SEYMOUR BRANCH LIBRARY

Computers can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be! Join us for introductory computer classes offered bi-monthly on an alternating schedule.The classes offered are and Level I: Introduction to Computers will be presented on December 6 and Level II: Internet & Email Basics (January 3).   Level I: Introduction to Computers (December 6) ·         What the class covers: This […]

High Ground Park in South Knoxville opens today

Thanks to preservation work by the Aslan Foundation, High Ground Park will open to the public for the first time on November 29 for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Knoxville. The park preserves the remnants of historic Fort Higley where Union soldiers once guarded the high ground above Knoxville during the Confederate siege […]

Knox County’s Highway Department prepares for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works is preparing its fleet for colder days ahead. Knox County’s Highway’s Department has approximately 4,000 tons of road salt ready for use. Because rainfall is predicted ahead of the anticipated wintery weather, the effectiveness of brine pre-treatment will be limited.  However, the department […]

REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS KICKS OFF CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

Hear those sleigh bells jinglin’? It is almost time for Christmas in the City!   The annual festivities kick off this Friday, Nov. 29th, with the Regal Celebration of Lights, presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation. The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas Tree in Krutch Park Extension will take place at 6:15 p.m. Free activities include […]

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they have allowed their dismay and dissatisfaction to explode after literally suffering for years under almost impossible circumstances. It didn’t start just yesterday. The Legislature has […]