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Below you will find the latest news and press releases from the City of Knoxville.

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    State St. Garage Expansion Moves Into Second Phase

    Posted: 01/18/2019

    A reminder: As the $11 million State Street Garage expansion work heads into the planned second phase, South Central Street will reopen and State Street will close, beginning Monday, Jan. 21. Read More

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    City Accepting Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 01/17/2019

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which begins July 1, 2019. Read More

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    Investigation Into Stolen Check Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas today named Knoxville Police Department Officer James Gadd the October Officer of the Month. Officer Gadd has been with KPD since March 1995. Read More

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    Investigator Honored for Work In Drug Investigation

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas named Investigator John Holmes the December Co-Officer of the Month. Investigator Holmes has been with KPD since October 2001. Read More

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    Arrest of Suspects Wanted For Multiple Jewelry Store Heists In Several States Earns Officers Honors

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas named Knoxville Police Department Officers John Pickens and Amy Boyd Co-Officers of the Month for December. Officer Pickens has been with KPD since June 2006 while Officer Boyd has been with the department since July 2011. Read More

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    Safety City Summer Maintenance Project Earns Employees Unit Commendation Award

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief Eve Thomas presented a Unit Commendation Award to several employees for their hard work over the summer months repairing and updating Safety City.  Read More

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    Commitment, Diligence, Team Work Earns Violent Crimes Unit Special Commendation

    Posted: 01/16/2019

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas presented a special commendation award to the Violent Crimes Unit.  Read More

  • Zoo Hiring for 98 Variable Hour Positions

    Zoo Hiring for 98 Variable Hour Positions

    Posted: 01/15/2019

    Zoo Knoxville will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates to fill 98 seasonal, variable hour positions on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Read More

  • Depot Avenue Area Water Main Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

    Depot Avenue Area Water Main Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

    Posted: 01/15/2019

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, have completed the project to install 8,500 feet of new 36-inch water transmission main along Blackstock Avenue, Van Street, W. Fifth Avenue, Williams Street, E. Depot Avenue, Morgan Street, E. Jackson Avenue, Patton Street, Willow Avenue, and connecting to an existing main at E. Summit Hill Avenue. Read More

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    City Schedule for 2019 MLK Holiday

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Read More

  • Covenant Kids Run Set for Jan. 26 at Zoo Knoxville

    Covenant Kids Run Set for Jan. 26 at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    Children from across East Tennessee will kick off the Covenant Kids Run with a 1-mile event at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 to start their personal marathon. Read More

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    Open House for North Central Street Landscape Plans

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    Stakeholders in the North Central Street streetscaping project, including area residents, business and property owners, staff from the City’s Office of Redevelopment and representatives from landscape architects Hedstrom Design will meet for an Open House 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2019 at All Occasions located at 922 N. Central St. Read More

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    MLK Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16-21, 2019

    Posted: 01/11/2019

    This year's MLK celebration runs from Jan. 16, 2019 to Jan. 21, 2019. Read More

  • KUB Plant Upgrades Require Neyland Dr. Lane Shifts & Greenway Closures

    KUB Plant Upgrades Require Neyland Dr. Lane Shifts & Greenway Closures

    Posted: 01/11/2019

    KUB and its contractor will shift the two eastbound lanes of traffic flow on a short section of Neyland Drive starting Monday, January 14, and lasting through February 2021 as part the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 12, 2019

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces  2019 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2019 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Posted: 01/10/2019

    On February 28th, 2019 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art.  Read More

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    World's Fair Park Performance Lawn to Close for 5 1/2 Months for Major Upgrades

    Posted: 01/09/2019

    A $3 million project to improve the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn gets underway next week. Read More

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    Stop For School Buses Loading or Unloading Children, It's The Law!

    Posted: 01/08/2019

    On Friday January 4, 2019, leaders from Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Schools, Knox County Schools Security Division, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Knox County District Attorney General's Office held a joint press conference to remind drivers of their duties as it pertains to safely operating their vehicle around a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading a child. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Sets New Attendance Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Zoo Knoxville Sets New Attendance Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Posted: 01/07/2019

    Zoo Knoxville welcomed 512,112 visitors in 2018, setting a new attendance record for the fourth consecutive year and marking the first time the number of guests exceeded more than half a million in the zoo’s history.  Read More

  • KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    Posted: 01/07/2019

    With the cold winter months ahead, many families will struggle with the cost of heating their homes.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Set for Jan. 7, 2019

    Posted: 01/03/2019

    A public auction will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Jan. 7, 2019. Read More

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    Cumberland Avenue Traffic Analysis

    Posted: 01/02/2019

    The City's Communications Department periodically has been asked questions about traffic flow, statistics on collisions and private investment along the Cumberland Avenue Corridor since the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project was completed in August 2017. Read More

  • McKenney to Speak at Library’s Books Sandwiched In Series

    McKenney to Speak at Library’s Books Sandwiched In Series

    Posted: 01/02/2019

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Zach McKenney for a consideration of Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, at noon on Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 South Gay Street). Read More

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    Knox County Health Dept. Offers Guidance This Flu Season

    Posted: 01/01/2019

    With cold and flu season upon us, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is encouraging the public to follow some basic precautions to reduce the spread of disease and avoid unnecessarily overburdening hospital emergency departments. Read More