Knox County’s Highway Department Prepared for Additional Snow

Announcing County Government Closures   Knox County Engineering & Public Works crews on Wednesday applied approximately 50,000 gallons of liquid salt brine to all county collector and arterial roads. This morning, crews switched to regular salt and prepared vehicles to service roadways in each district as needed.   “I am always impressed by the diligent […]

Celebrating ‘Old Christmas’ on January 6th

By Steve Roark Volunteer Interpreter, Cumberland Gap National Park (Used with permission)   You can learn a lot from talking with elders.  In a conversation about Christmas with my mother some years ago I learned that the Christmas of her childhood had an extra bit of celebration.  Her father Sillus Day would always hold back […]

TDOT Ready for Winter Weather

Crews Brining State Routes, Interstates Today The Tennessee Department of Transportation assures motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. Salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties in preparation for the winter season, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks. Crews are already out today, pre-treating […]

TDEC seeks nominations for governor’s environmental awards

2022 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards process begins The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. “We are proud to recognize organizations that stand out in protecting our valuable natural resources in Tennessee,” Gov. Bill Lee said. “These awards honor those who are […]

Tennessee Athletics Collecting Items for Tornado Disaster Relief

Tennessee Athletics is partnering with agencies managing tornado disaster relief efforts in Marshall County, Kentucky, and will collect donations on the UT campus on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Volunteers from Tennessee Athletics and UT’s Jones Center for Leadership and Service will staff a donation drop-off site between the Tennessee softball and soccer stadiums in the campus […]

Knox County Public Libraries and Senior Centers Closed

Following the inclement weather schedule of Knox County Schools, Knox County Public Libraries and Senior Centers will be closed today, Monday, Jan. 3.   Opening updates will be posted on the Knox County social media pages as available.   All other executive branch offices are open and operating on a regular schedule.

Foster Care Instability Continues to Impact Tennessee Kids

By Nadia Ramlagan Tennessee News Service Last year, approximately one in three children in state custody remained in foster care for more than a year, according to a new report by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. The report also found widespread instability in the state’s foster system, with kids typically placed in three […]

Knox County Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

From Jan. 2 to Jan. 31, Knox County residents can bring their unwanted, live Christmas trees to participating Knox County Convenience Centers for free disposal at no cost.   Knox County operates the following convenience centers: Carter (8815 Asheville Highway) Dutchtown (10618 Dutchtown Road) Halls (3608 Neal Drive) John Sevier (1950 W. Gov. John Sevier […]