Knox County Public Library to reopen the entire system on July 17

On July 17, all locations of the Knox County Public Library will open on their regular schedules. This move expands library service from its current schedule with eight open locations. There are 19 facilities in the library system, which includes the East Tennessee History Center. The remaining 67 employees who have been furloughed will be […]

Long Range Transportation Plan Underway

Mobility Plan 2045 is the update to this region’s long-range transportation plan that is conducted every four years by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The update allows the TPO to receive federal money for transportation projects in the region and ensures that the best long-term decisions for residents, employers, and visitors are made. […]

TDOT Traffic Alert for Knox County

Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knox County should be aware of upcoming bridge repair work that will affect traffic in West Knoxville.   Starting tomorrow, July 10, I-40 East will have two lanes closed, as well as speed limit reductions, between Cedar Bluff Road (MM 377.4) and Bridgewater Road (MM 379.0).  I-40 West will have […]

MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Host Summer Cookout Promotion

MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Host Summer Cookout Promotion

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will host its’ first Summer Cookout Promotion July 20 – 24 and will include a special edition t-shirt, donor incentives and several giveaway items including a grill. Each summer, MEDIC sees a decrease in donations while hospitals have an increased need for blood supplies. The Summer Cookout Promotion will help increase […]

Gov. Lee announces $81 Million in Coronavirus Relief Grants for K-12 and higher education institutions

Gov. Lee announces $81 Million in Coronavirus Relief Grants for K-12 and higher education institutions

First wave of funds available to assist with plans for safe reopening   Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $81 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) funding is available through grants for K-12 schools and higher education institutions to assist with plans for safe reopening.   […]

BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring pet adoption fees at 160+ shelters across 32 states during ‘Empty the Shelters’

Summer Adoption Event Takes Place Nationwide July 10-12 in Effort to Find Forever Homes for Homeless Pets   BISSELL Pet Foundation’s (BPF) Empty the Shelters (ETS) event will take place July 10-12. Over 160 of BPF’s shelter and rescue partners are participating in this reduced fee adoption event which will aim to find forever homes […]

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL EVENT

Free Online Event Featuring 100+ Authors – October 1-11, 2020   The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word announced that its 32nd annual event will take place October 1-11, 2020 online and free-of-charge. Humanities Tennessee, the organizer of the state’s largest literary event, will transition the three-day festival to virtual access […]

Tennessee making it possible for more families to receive COVID-19 assistance

  The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is giving more families an opportunity to apply for a program that’s already provided valuable financial assistance to thousands across the state who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. TDHS has extended that deadline to apply for Emergency Cash Assistance until Saturday, August 29, 2020. This change […]