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

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    City Launches #KnoxvilleSmiles Campaign

    Posted: 08/05/2020

    The City of Knoxville officially launches a new social media campaign focused on wearing a mask and supporting others during the pandemic.  Read More

  • Increase in Scam Activity Targeting KUB Customers

    Increase in Scam Activity Targeting KUB Customers

    Posted: 08/05/2020

    KUB has experienced a recent increase in customers reporting scam attempts.  Read More

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    Providers Sought to Help Administer COVID-19 Housing Funds

    Posted: 08/04/2020

    City of Knoxville staff will hold an interest meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m. for local groups interested in applying for federal grant funds to provide services to Knoxville residents experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting is specifically for smaller organizations that have had difficulty being able to access these types of funds in the past.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Appoints Thorne as Transit Director

    Posted: 08/04/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed Isaac Thorne to be the Knoxville’s new Director of Transit. Thorne is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Connect Transit in Normal, Illinois. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for August 14-15, 2020

    Posted: 08/03/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for August 14-15, 2020. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 8, 2020

    Posted: 07/31/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    May Officers of the Month Announced

    Posted: 07/31/2020

    Four Knoxville Police Department officers have been selected by the Commendations and Awards Committee to receive the May Officer of the Month Award, it was announced on Friday. Read More

  • Library Now Offers New Curbside Delivery Service

    Library Now Offers New Curbside Delivery Service

    Posted: 07/31/2020

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to now offer curbside delivery at all locations. "Library-to-Go" makes it possible for patrons to pick up materials without leaving their vehicle.  Read More

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    Five Receive April Officer of the Month Award, One Named Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 07/30/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department Commendations and Awards Committee has selected five to receive the April Officer of the Month Award and one to receive the April Civilian Employee of the Month Award, it was announced on Thursday. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon’s Statement on Board of Health Meeting

    Posted: 07/29/2020

    Mayor Kincannon made a statement on the July 29 Board of Health meeting. Read More

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    Six Knoxville Police Department Officers Receive March Commendations

    Posted: 07/29/2020

    Six Knoxville Police Department officers have been selected to receive March commendations by the Department’s Commendations and Awards Committee, it was announced today. Read More

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    KPD Announces February Commendation Recipients

    Posted: 07/28/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce its February 2020 commendation recipients. Read More

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    Statement from Chief Eve Thomas on Approval of Contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc.

    Posted: 07/28/2020

    On Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department Chief of Police Eve Thomas released the following statement regarding City Council’s approval of the contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. Read More

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    Mayor Thanks Volunteers for Service on Boards, Commissions

    Posted: 07/27/2020

    So far this year, Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed 54 community leaders and people with specialized expertise to serve on boards, commissions and committees. Read More

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    KPD Announces Six Officers and One Civilian as January Commendation Recipients

    Posted: 07/27/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department is pleased to announce its January 2020 commendations.  Read More

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    Anne Crais Named 2020 Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 07/24/2020

    The winner of the 2020 Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award is Anne Crais, a retired elementary school librarian, is an active member of the West Hills and the Wesley Friends community associations.  Read More

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    Council to Vote July 28 on KPD Body-worn Camera Contract

    Posted: 07/22/2020

    A proposed contract with the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Axon Enterprise Inc. to produce 350 new body-worn cameras and an accompanying 350 upgraded police cruiser cameras will come before City Council for its approval at Council’s Tuesday, July 28 meeting. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville to Offer New Summer Hours to Help You Beat the Heat

    Zoo Knoxville to Offer New Summer Hours to Help You Beat the Heat

    Posted: 07/17/2020

    Beginning Monday, July 20, 2020, Zoo Knoxville is rolling out new summer hours to give guests the option to visit in the evening when the temperatures are cooler and the animals more active. Read More

  • Upepo the African Lion Arrives at Zoo Knoxville Via Air Mail

    Upepo the African Lion Arrives at Zoo Knoxville Via Air Mail

    Posted: 07/17/2020

    Zoo Knoxville got a special delivery via air mail yesterday. Upepo, a five-year-old male African lion, arrived safely to his new home in Tennessee on Thursday evening. Read More

  • KAT Customer Service offers Voter and Census Information to the Public

    KAT Customer Service offers Voter and Census Information to the Public

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, KAT’s Customer Service Team at Knoxville Station Transit Center is expanding services to the public to include information about upcoming elections as well as Census 2020 information. Read More

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    Rise in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Rescheduling of Fort Kid Meeting

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    This week’s in-person public meeting on the rebuild of Fort Kid has been canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Knox County. Instead, the City will be rescheduling the meeting to August, which encompasses recreating the planned live public presentation into a virtual format. Read More

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    City Offers New Outdoor Dining Permit

    Posted: 07/13/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon announced the "Temporary Use of Outdoor Seating for Restaurant Dining" permit today as a way to support local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  • Election Commission Introduces New Voting System

    Election Commission Introduces New Voting System

    Posted: 07/13/2020

    Early voting starts Friday, July 17, and voters will utilize the Knox County Election Commission’s new “paper ballot” system. Read More

  • Knox County Public Library to Reopen Entire System on July 17, 2020

    Knox County Public Library to Reopen Entire System on July 17, 2020

    Posted: 07/09/2020

    On July 17, 2020 all locations of the Knox County Public Library will open on their regular schedules.  Read More

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    Fort Kid Public Meeting Set for July 16, 2020

    Posted: 07/07/2020

    The next milestone in rebuilding a safer and more accessible Fort Kid will come on Thursday, July 16, when the City, PBA and Hedstrom Landscape Architects will unveil schematic drawings for a proposed new Fort Kid. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for July 17-18, 2020

    Posted: 07/06/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for July 17-18, 2020. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 11, 2020

    Posted: 07/03/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Face Coverings Required on KAT Buses, Effective July 6, 2020

    Face Coverings Required on KAT Buses, Effective July 6, 2020

    Posted: 07/02/2020

    In adherence to Mayor Kincannon’s Emergency Executive Order No. 19, face coverings will be required for all individuals while on board Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) buses, as well as at Knoxville Station Transit Center, effective Monday, July 6, 2020.  Read More

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    City of Knoxville Reponds to "Black Lives Matter" Street Art Proposal

    Posted: 07/02/2020

    When the City recently learned of a proposal to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of a school this weekend, every attempt was made to help the organizers realize the project in a safe, community-supported manner. Read More

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    City Offices Closed July 3 for July 4th Holiday

    Posted: 07/01/2020

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020, for the July 4th holiday. Be advised of several holiday-related changes. Read More

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    July 6th Vehicles Auction Canceled

    Posted: 07/01/2020

    The public auction of impounded vehicles scheduled for July 6, 2020 has been canceled. Read More

  • Election Commission Demonstrates New Voting System

    Election Commission Demonstrates New Voting System

    Posted: 06/30/2020

    The Knox County Election Commission is hosting two open houses/informational sessions on its new, Verity paper-based voting system next week.  Read More

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    Neighborhoods Host Physically Distanced July 4th Festivities

    Posted: 06/30/2020

    Several Knoxville neighborhoods are participating in the inaugural Neighborhood Trails of Red, White and Blue, a physically distanced, socially engaging event to be held in lieu of the City’s annual Festival of the Fourth. Read More

  • KUB Extends Service Disconnection Suspension Until Further Notice

    KUB Extends Service Disconnection Suspension Until Further Notice

    Posted: 06/30/2020

    KUB had previously announced it would resume utility service disconnections for non-payment in early August.  Read More

  • Zoo Requires Masks for Entry in Indoor Areas

    Zoo Requires Masks for Entry in Indoor Areas

    Posted: 06/30/2020

    Zoo Knoxville has updated their COVID Policy to require masks for entry to the zoo for use in all indoor areas.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Mandates Masks Inside City-Owned Buildings

    Posted: 06/29/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has signed an executive order mandating masks be worn inside all City-owned buildings.  Read More

  • TDOT Will Suspend All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Holiday

    TDOT Will Suspend All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2020

    Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces Death of Ann African Lion

    Zoo Knoxville Announces Death of Ann African Lion

    Posted: 06/27/2020

    Zoo Knoxville Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of Ann African lion. Read More

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    City Provides Update on Malware Investigation

    Posted: 06/26/2020

    Over the past two weeks, the City of Knoxville has worked diligently to recover information technology systems impacted by the malware event. Fortunately, the City's Information Systems Department (IS) responded quickly to identify and contain the risk and to secure technical specialists experienced in cyber recovery services.  Read More

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    Kincannon Appoints LaKenya Middlebrook to head Police Advisory & Review Committee

    Posted: 06/24/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed LaKenya R. Middlebrook, a respected community leader and an attorney, to serve as Executive Director of the City’s Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC). Read More

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    City Investing $5.5 M in I-275 Business Park

    Posted: 06/23/2020

    An underused commercial corridor is about to get a major overhaul that, when completed, will encourage new business investment and create jobs. Read More

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    City Receives Additional $2.2 Million in Federal COVID-19 Aid

    Posted: 06/23/2020

    The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development (formerly Community Development) Department has received $2.2 million in supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funding for COVID-19 assistance. The money will be used to prevent and respond to individuals and families with housing needs amid the pandemic. Read More

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    PARC Holds Quarterly Meeting June 25 in Main Assembly Room

    Posted: 06/22/2020

    The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold its 1st Quarter meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 6 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

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    City Seeks Poet Laureate Nominations

    Posted: 06/22/2020

    Knoxville is seeking nominations for its third Poet Laureate.  Read More

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    Land Transfer Marks Milestone for Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 06/19/2020

    City Council’s June 16 authorization for Mayor Indya Kincannon to accept two quit-claim deeds from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and finalize the transfer of ownership of 119 acres along James White Parkway to the City marks a milestone that will benefit City residents for generations to come. Read More

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    City Revises KPD's Use of Force and Code of Conduct Policies

    Posted: 06/19/2020

    Today, Mayor Indya Kincannon announced updates to the Knoxville Police Department’s Use of Force Policy to make it consistent with the 8 Can’t Wait campaign. The campaign outlines eight specific use-of-force policies to reduce police violence. Read More

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    Draft Community Development Plans Discussed at June 25 Workshop

    Posted: 06/18/2020

    The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (formerly Community Development) will present its draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 and draft One-Year Action Plan for Program Year 2020-2021 during an online City Council workshop on Thursday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Animal Artists in ReZOOdence Share Their Talents

    Animal Artists in ReZOOdence Share Their Talents

    Posted: 06/18/2020

    The keepers at Zoo Knoxville work to enrich the lives of the animals in their care every day by adding interesting and complex activities to the animals daily routine.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Father's Day with Free Admission for Dads

    Posted: 06/17/2020

    Zoo Knoxville will be celebrating Father’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all dads on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Appoints Susan Gennoe as City's Chief Financial Officer

    Posted: 06/12/2020

    Susan A. Gennoe, a Certified Public Accountant with nearly two decades of service in Alcoa and Blount County public financial management, has been named as the City of Knoxville’s Chief Financial Officer by Mayor Indya Kincannon. Read More

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    Routine State Inspection on June 16, 2020 to Close Gay Street Bridge

    Posted: 06/10/2020

    State of Tennessee bridge inspectors will be conducting routine planned inspections of four Knoxville bridges on Monday and Tuesday, June 15-16. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for June 12-13, 2020

    Posted: 06/09/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for June 12-13, 2020. Read More

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    New Program Pays Housing Costs for Residents Affected by COVID-19

    Posted: 06/08/2020

    The City of Knoxville’s new COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program will assist renters and homeowners struggling to pay for housing due to income lost because of the pandemic.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 13, 2020

    Posted: 06/07/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    KPD Statement on Use of Force Policy

    Posted: 06/05/2020

    KPD Statement on Use of Force policy, “8 Can’t Wait” campaign Read More

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    Governor's Award Honors City's Streetlight LED Retrofit

    Posted: 06/04/2020

    The City of Knoxville’s retrofit of 28,500 streetlights – saving money and cutting greenhouse gas emissions – has been recognized with a 2020 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Read More

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    Pools Open Saturday, Summer Camps Start June 15, 2020

    Posted: 06/03/2020

    Knoxville’s two outdoor pools – Ed Cothren Pool, 1737 Reynolds St., and Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road – will open for the summer this Saturday, June 6. Read More

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    Message from Community Empowerment Director Charles F. Lomax Jr.

    Posted: 06/03/2020

    Please take a moment to listen to this impactful message from City of Knoxville Community Empowerment Director Charles F. Lomax, Jr.  Read More

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    Bike Share Program on Hiatus

    Posted: 06/02/2020

    Zagster’s dockless bike share offering, Pace, is ending its bike rental operations here and nationally, but the City of Knoxville will be exploring the possibility of connecting with new vendors. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for June 5-6, 2020

    Posted: 06/01/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for June 5-6, 2020. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Talks about George Floyd's Death, Protests, Commitment to Peace & Justice

    Posted: 05/31/2020

    Below is the transcript from Mayor Indya Kincannon's video release on May 31, 2020. In the video, Mayor Kincannon talks about George Floyd’s death, protests in Knoxville and her commitment as Mayor to work for peace and justice. Read More

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    Knoxville Leaders Condemn Actions of Minneapolis Police Officers

    Posted: 05/29/2020

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Police Chief Eve Thomas issued a joint statement today (May 29, 2020), condemning the actions of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Read More

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    City Unveils Alternative Fourth of July 2020 Celebration Plans

    Posted: 05/28/2020

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events, in collaboration with the Office of Neighborhoods, is launching a new community-wide Fourth of July celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More

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    Mineral Springs Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Begins June 1, 2020

    Posted: 05/28/2020

    A more than 100-year-old bridge spanning First Creek in North Knoxville will soon be replaced. On Monday, June 1, Jones Brothers Construction crews will begin a year-long project to replace the Mineral Springs Avenue bridge. Read More

  • Ijams Nature Center Opens Quarry Swimming Area, Paddling Rentals

    Ijams Nature Center Opens Quarry Swimming Area, Paddling Rentals

    Posted: 05/27/2020

    Ijams Nature Center has opened the swimming area at Mead's Quarry in phase two of the City/County reopening plan, which went into effect May 26.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Camel 'Abba'

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Camel 'Abba'

    Posted: 05/26/2020

    Zoo Knoxville is mourning the loss of Abba camel, a beloved zoo ambassador who touched hundreds of thousands of guests during his time at Zoo Knoxville.  Read More

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    KCHD Releases Guidance for Phase Two of Reopening Plan

    Posted: 05/22/2020

    Knox County and the City of Knoxville will begin Phase Two of the community’s reopening plan on Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department announced today.  Read More

  • Knox County Public Library to open eight locations on May 29, 2020

    Knox County Public Library to open eight locations on May 29, 2020

    Posted: 05/22/2020

    Knox County Public Library will open eight of its 19 locations beginning on Friday, May 29 as part of the Phase Two Reopening Plan put forth by the Knox County Health Department.  Read More

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    Mayor Makes Statement on Phase 2 of Reopening Plan Starting May 26, 2020

    Posted: 05/20/2020

    Mayor Kincannon made the following statement in response to the Knox County Health Department's announcement that Phase 2 of the Reopening Plan will begin Tuesday, May 26 Read More

  • KAT Awarded Grant from TDEC Transit Program

    KAT Awarded Grant from TDEC Transit Program

    Posted: 05/20/2020

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that KAT will receive grant funding. Read More

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    City Offices Closed May 25 for Memorial Day Holiday

    Posted: 05/19/2020

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, for the Memorial Day holiday.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Trees Knoxville to Host Tree Giveaway

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Trees Knoxville to Host Tree Giveaway

    Posted: 05/18/2020

    On Saturday, May 23, 2020 Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Trees Knoxville will host a drive-thru tree giveaway event.  Read More

  • TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 05/18/2020

    Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Reopens May 18, 2020 with COVID-19 Phase 1 Protocols for Safety

    Zoo Knoxville Reopens May 18, 2020 with COVID-19 Phase 1 Protocols for Safety

    Posted: 05/15/2020

    Zoo Knoxville is reopening to the public on Monday, May 18, 2020, with carefully planned protocols to ensure the safety of their guests, staff and animals. Read More

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    Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project Complete

    Posted: 05/14/2020

    Crews have officially completed the $7 million Magnolia Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. All that’s left to be done are a few finishing details, like installing KAT bus stop shelters and Knoxville History Project art wraps on utility boxes. Read More

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    Mayor, Chief Opt Out of Access to State COVID-19 Database

    Posted: 05/12/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon and Police Chief Eve Thomas announced today that the Knoxville Police Department will opt out of a state program that allows law-enforcement officers across Tennessee to access a database of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

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    Mayor's Climate Council holds first meeting May 12

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon will convene the Mayor’s Climate Council for its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. The council’s role is to identify and prioritize strategies to meet the City’s adopted goal to reduce community greenhouse gases 80 percent by 2050. Read More

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    KPD Investigator Phyllis Tonkin Given 2019 Leadership Award

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    Special Crimes Unit Investigator Phyllis Tonkin has been tabbed as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Mike Waggoner Leadership Award recipient, the Department announced on Monday, May 11.  Read More

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    Tipton, Grantham named 2019 KPD Officers of the Year

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    Special Crimes Unit Investigator Patty Tipton and West District Patrol Officer Ethan Grantham have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Officers of the Year, it was announced on Monday, May 11.  Read More

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    Arim Ismail Named 2019 KPD Explorer of the Year

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    Arim Ismail has been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Explorer of the Year, it was announced by the Department on Monday, May 11. Ismail was presented the award for her unselfish dedication, dependability and significant accumulation of volunteer hours.  Read More

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    Maintenance Team Named 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    The three-man maintenance team of Jody Dykes, Benjamin Peterson and Caleb Sheville have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year recipients, the Department announced on Monday, May 11. Read More

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    Coker, Banks Receive 2019 KPD Community Service Award

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    Captain Susan Coker and Officer Lori Banks have been recognized as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Community Service Award recipients, it was announced on Monday, May 11. Read More

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    City Court In-Person Appearances Resume May 11, 2020

    Posted: 05/08/2020

    Knoxville City Court - closed earlier this spring, along with state courts, as a safety precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 - will be back in session next week. Read More

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    Work to Start on Main Street Trolley Stop

    Posted: 05/08/2020

    A Knoxville Area Transit trolley weighs about 39,600 pounds. With two or three trolleys at a time repeatedly pulling into or out of the Main Street super stop, for up to 15 hours a day, the combined weight over the years has taken its toll on the street asphalt. Read More

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    Mayor Appoints Harold Cannon as Director of Engineering

    Posted: 05/05/2020

    W. Harold Cannon Jr., president and co-founder of Cannon & Cannon Inc., has been appointed by Mayor Indya Kincannon as the City’s Director of Engineering. Read More

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    Four Projects Receive Funding from Historic Preservation Grant

    Posted: 05/05/2020

    At its April 21 meeting, City Council voted to approve $642,752 in Historic Preservation Grant awards to support property improvements for four projects. The historic Tennessee and Bijou theaters and two multi-family residential buildings – Lintz Lofts and Shanklin Flats – were selected for funding. Read More

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    28 Police Recruits, 5 Cadets Begin KPD Training Academy

    Posted: 05/04/2020

    Twenty-eight new police recruits and five new cadets officially began the Knoxville Police Department Training Academy on Monday morning. Read More

  • East TN History Center Seeks Stories About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    East TN History Center Seeks Stories About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Posted: 05/04/2020

    For the sake of posterity, historians at the East Tennessee History Center want to capture stories about life during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Read More

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    Anticipate Upgrades on Sevier Avenue, Davenport Road

    Posted: 05/01/2020

    Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, motorists in the Old Sevier Neighborhood should anticipate the start of a series of temporary lane closures and short detours. Read More

  • Ijams Nature Center Plans Limited Reopening of Facilities May 9

    Ijams Nature Center Plans Limited Reopening of Facilities May 9, 2020

    Posted: 05/01/2020

    Ijams Nature Center will begin a slow, measured reopening of its facilities on Saturday, May 9, in keeping with Phase 1 of the City of Knoxville/Knox County reopening plan. Read More

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    City Announces Cancellation of Festival on the 4th 2020

    Posted: 04/30/2020

    The City of Knoxville regrets to announce the cancellation of this year’s Festival on the 4th celebration due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event draws thousands to the World’s Fair Park grounds every year to enjoy family-fun activities, the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and to revel in the fireworks put on by Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tenn. Read More

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    Applications Open for Parks and Recreation Challenge Grants

    Posted: 04/29/2020

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2020 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants up to $2,500 to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities located within city limits. Read More

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    Meetings to Discuss Re-establishing City's Human Resources Department

    Posted: 04/28/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon will be meeting via Zoom with groups of City employees to discuss her proposal to enhance human resources services while simultaneously strengthening the Civil Service merit system. Read More

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    City and County Leaders Outline a Local Business Reopening Plan

    Posted: 04/27/2020

    Knox County and the City of Knoxville will begin a gradual, phased-in reopening of businesses Friday, May 1, 2020. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Delivers Her First State of the City Address

    Posted: 04/24/2020

    Today, April 24, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon proposed her first budget for the City of Knoxville.  Read More

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    Mayors Address Plans to Reopen, Announce April 27, 2020 Press Event

    Posted: 04/24/2020

    Knox County will continue operating under Governor Bill Lee’s Safer at Home Order through April 30. The joint City/County Task Force—convened by the Knox County Health Department—has advised Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon that it is still working on a local plan to ensure some area businesses can successfully open on Friday, May 1. Read More

  • KCHD to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunity at Knoxville Civic Coliseum

    KCHD to offer free COVID-19 testing opportunity at Knoxville Civic Coliseum

    Posted: 04/22/2020

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is offering a free COVID-19 testing opportunity this Saturday, April 25, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum parking facility. Read More

  • Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves

    Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves

    Posted: 04/21/2020

    Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19. Read More

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    City Releases Revised Plans for State of the City Address

    Posted: 04/21/2020

    The City of Knoxville announced that the City’s budget will still be released, as scheduled, on Friday April 24, 2020, but in a different format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  • TDOT Reminds Motorists to Move Over and Slow Down in Work Zones

    TDOT Reminds Motorists to Move Over and Slow Down in Work Zones

    Posted: 04/20/2020

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers.  Read More

  • KCHD to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Community

    KCHD to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Community

    Posted: 04/17/2020

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer free COVID-19 testing to the public, including those who do not have symptoms.  Read More

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    Tennessee Mayors Form Economic Restart Task Force

    Posted: 04/16/2020

    Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today announced the formation of the Tennessee Major Metros Economic Restart Task Force to plan and coordinate the restoration of business activity currently suspended due to COVID-19.  Read More

  • KAT Announces Temporary Service Reductions

    KAT Announces Temporary Service Reductions

    Posted: 04/15/2020

    Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, Knoxville Area Transit will be reducing weekday service on some routes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Extends Safer at Home Order

    Posted: 04/13/2020

    On Monday, April 13, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an extension of the City of Knoxville’s Safer at Home Order, which keeps non-essential businesses closed, urges residents to stay home when possible and encourages everyone to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Read More

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    City's Fleet Services Department Named in 100 Best Fleets

    Posted: 04/08/2020

    Not only is our Fleet Services Department a critical part of keeping our City running right now, it has been named one of the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas!  Read More

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    City Offices Closed April 10 for Good Friday Holiday

    Posted: 04/07/2020

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 10, 2020, for the Good Friday holiday.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Responds to Gov. Lee's Executive Order

    Posted: 04/02/2020

    Mayor Kincannon's Statement on Governor Bill Lee’s Stay at Home order. Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Event

    Knox County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Event

    Posted: 04/02/2020

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is partnering with Kroger Health and the City of Knoxville to facilitate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity for qualifying individuals in Knox County.  Read More

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    City, Partners Establish Shelter for Homeless Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

    Posted: 04/01/2020

    The City of Knoxville is working with community partners to establish a shelter space for homeless persons who have been tested for COVID-19. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Issues Safer at Home Order

    Posted: 03/31/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has issued a Safer at Home order that will go into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This order directly echoes the order issued last week by the Knox County Health Department. Read More

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    Solid Waste Drop-off Facility to Close on Saturdays

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Starting Wednesday, April 1, additional COVID-19 public-safety precautions will go into effect at the City’s Solid Waste Management Facility, 1033 Elm St. Read More

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    City Requests Personal Protective Equipment Donations

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Families, businesses and community organizations that have professional-grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in storage that is not needed in the short term are asked to donate it to front-line first responders to combat the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Indya Kincannon announced today. Read More

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    Mayor Provides Emergency Funds for Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon announced today that she will be recommending $700,000 in emergency funding for Zoo Knoxville to help the zoo weather a budgetary shortfall. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon's Statement on Gov. Lee's Executive Orders

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Today, City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon made this statement on Governor Lee’s Executive Orders:  Read More

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    Police Officers, Firefighters Equipped With Respirators, More PPE Supplies Coming to Combat COVID-19 Spread

    Posted: 03/27/2020

    The City Police and Fire Departments have distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their front-line first responders that is being used to fight the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Indya Kincannon said Friday.  Read More

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    KPD Officers Disciplined Following IAU Investigation

    Posted: 03/26/2020

    Extensive and thorough investigations begun last summer by the Knoxville Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) into allegations of misconduct have concluded. Three supervisors have resigned or retired, and three other supervisors and one officer have been disciplined. Read More

  • Limit KAT Bus Use to Essential Trips

    Limit KAT Bus Use to Essential Trips

    Posted: 03/25/2020

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is urging the public to refrain from using transit except in the case of essential needs such as work, grocery and drug stores. Read More

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    Milling, Paving of Magnolia Avenue

    Posted: 03/24/2020

    Starting this week, contractor crews will begin milling a section of Magnolia Avenue between Jessamine and North Bertrand streets. Read More

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    Waste Connections To Halt Pickup of Excess Trash, Bulky Waste

    Posted: 03/24/2020

    Beginning Wednesday, March 25, the City of Knoxville’s residential trash contractor, Waste Connections, will be limiting trash and recyclable pickup service to “content of carts” only. Excess material outside of carts and bulky waste items, such as discarded televisions or furniture, will not be collected by Waste Connections. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Issues Appeal for Donations to Support Animal Care

    Zoo Knoxville Issues Appeal for Donations to Support Animal Care

    Posted: 03/24/2020

    Zoo Knoxville is asking the community to help support the ongoing care of zoo animals while they are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Issues 'Safer at Home' Order

    Knox County Health Department Issues 'Safer at Home' Order

    Posted: 03/23/2020

    Today the Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued an order closing non-essential businesses and encouraging residents throughout Knox County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes. Read More

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    City Launches COVID-19 Chatbot

    Posted: 03/23/2020

    As residents need easy-to-find authoritative facts on the COVID-19 pandemic and what’s happening locally, the City of Knoxville has launched a chatbot and also expanded its online information. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Issues Executive Order Closing Restaurants, Bars, Gyms

    Posted: 03/20/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon issued an executive order Friday, March 20, 2020 to close restaurants, bars, gyms and commercial event venues amid growing concerns over COVID-19. The order will allow restaurants and bars to offer delivery and take-out service. Read More

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    Mayor Indya Kincannon declares State of Emergency in City of Knoxville

    Posted: 03/16/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Knoxville. The Mayor says she is enacting a provision in the City’s charter to give the City the flexibility to take further legal and budgetary action in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read More

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    Concert Postponed, Cat Show Cancelled

    Posted: 03/13/2020

    In the interest of public safety due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the City has asked the promoter to postpone the SADA Baby concert at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Ticket holders will be notified by the promoter when the concert is rescheduled. Read More

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    2020 Neighborhood Conference CANCELED

    Posted: 03/12/2020

    Amid growing concerns about COVID-19 the City of Knoxville will be canceling the upcoming Neighborhood Conference scheduled for March 28, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

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    Change Center Cancels Spring Break Activities

    Posted: 03/12/2020

    In the interest of public health and safety and out of the abundance of caution for our guests and families, the Change Center is cancelling all spring break activities, including the Skate Party scheduled for Sunday, March 15.  Read More

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    City Responds to First Case of COVID-19 in Knox County

    Posted: 03/12/2020

    The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed Knox County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.  Read More

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    311 Center for Service Innovation hosts 311 Day reception on March 11

    Posted: 03/10/2020

    The 311 Center for Service Innovation, which turns 15 in May, will host a reception March 11 to celebrate the service that assists Knoxville residents in requesting City services and information about those services.  Read More

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    St. Patrick's Weekend Celebrations to Close Downtown Roads, On-Street Parking

    Posted: 03/10/2020

    In advance of St. Patrick’s Day, several Irish-themed events will be held on Market Square and downtown streets March 13, 14 and 15, effecting on-street parking and traffic patterns.  Read More

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    Online Survey and Images Released as Community Ideas Are Sought for Renovation of Fort Kid

    Posted: 03/10/2020

    In preparation for the Fort Kid public meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the City of Knoxville has released several photos, a site analysis and an online survey as part of its renovation plan for the park. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville and Turtle Survival Alliance Awarded $50,000 Grant to Return Rescued Tortoises to the Wild in Madagascar

    Zoo Knoxville and Turtle Survival Alliance Awarded $50,000 Grant to Return Rescued Tortoises to the Wild in Madagascar

    Posted: 03/09/2020

    Zoo Knoxville and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), have been awarded a $50,000 grant to support the return of 1,000 critically endangered Radiated Tortoises to the wild after they were rescued from an illegal wildlife trafficking operation in Madagascar.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 14, 2020 - CANCELED

    Posted: 03/06/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Change Center hosts 5th Annual Spring Break Skate Party - CANCELED

    Posted: 03/05/2020

    The Spring Break Skate Party will be held again this year, continuing the tradition of providing young people a safe, fun opportunity to kick off Knox County Schools’ Spring Break holiday. Read More

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    KPD Sgt. Rachel Britt Named December Officer of the Month

    Posted: 03/04/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department presented five officers with December Officer of the Month awards during a news conference held at KPD headquarters on Monday, March 2. The five officers awarded were Rachel Britt, Caleb Coffey, Gordon Johnson, Martin Rice and Dan Roark.  Read More

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    KPD Officers Coffey, Johnson and Rice Named December 2019 Officers of the Month

    Posted: 03/04/2020

    Knoxville Police officers Caleb Coffey, Gordon Johnson and Martin Rice were honored as December 2019 Officers of the Month, during a ceremony held March 2, 2020, at KPD headquarters.  Read More

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    Officer Dan Roark Named December 2019 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 03/04/2020

    Officer Dan Roark and four additional Knoxville Police officers were honored as December 2019 Officers of the Month, during a ceremony held March 2, 2020, at KPD headquarters.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon's Statement on Proposed Permitless Gun Carry Legislation

    Posted: 03/04/2020

    Read Mayor Kincannon's statement on proposed permitless gun carry legislation  Read More

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    Downtown Roads Temporarily Close for Saturday's Mardi Growl Parade & Party

    Posted: 03/04/2020

    The 13th annual Mardi Growl Pet Parade and Festival, a benefit for Young-Williams Animal Center, will be held in downtown on Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Mar. 9, 2020

    Posted: 03/02/2020

    The sale will be held at the Vehicle Impound Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Mar. 9, 2020. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Prepares to Debut Giant Anteater March 2, 2020

    Zoo Knoxville Prepares to Debut Giant Anteater March 2, 2020

    Posted: 02/27/2020

    Tiana, the first giant anteater in Zoo Knoxville’s history, will make her public debut on Monday, March 2, 2020. Annual passholders and Circle of Friends members will get a special VIP opportunity to see her before she goes on public view this weekend. Read More

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    Mayor's Human Resources Working Group Meets March 5, 2020

    Posted: 02/26/2020

    Mayor Kincannon will meet with the Mayor’s HR Working Group as this committee of City employees and a member of the City’s Civil Service Merit Board (CSMB) continues looking at ways to enhance human resources services while simultaneously strengthening the Civil Service merit system. Read More

  • Winners of the 38th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Winners of the 38th Annual Orchid Awards Announced

    Posted: 02/26/2020

    On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Keep Knoxville Beautiful hosted the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN.  Read More

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    City Parks and Recreation Job Fair

    Posted: 02/25/2020

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will hold its second annual Job Fair on Sunday, March 8, 2-5 p.m. at the John T. O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street. .  Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for March 6-7, 2020

    Posted: 02/24/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for March 6-7, 2020. Read More

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    City Residential Brush Pickup Begins March 2, 2020

    Posted: 02/24/2020

    Residential brush collection in City of Knoxville neighborhoods begins the first week of March and will continue through the last week of October. Read More

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    Public Meeting Scheduled as the City Moves Forward with Plans to Rebuild Fort Kid

    Posted: 02/19/2020

    The City of Knoxville is moving forward with improvement plans for Fort Kid. The City is committed to stabilizing the site, improving accessibility and making it a place for even more families to enjoy for generations to come. Read More

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    Hollywood Road Closure Extended By Two Weeks

    Posted: 02/19/2020

    Project managers estimate that Hollywood Road will remain closed through March 13 – two weeks longer than originally anticipated. Read More

  • Volunteers Needed for 31st Ijams River Rescue Mar. 28, 2020

    Volunteers Needed for 31st Ijams River Rescue Mar. 28, 2020

    Posted: 02/19/2020

    Volunteer registration is open for the 31st Ijams River Rescue, presented by Home Federal Bank, on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

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    Registration Open Now for Diversity Business Expo

    Posted: 02/18/2020

    The City of Knoxville and fellow members of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association will host the second annual Diversity Business Expo on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Overcoming Believers Church (211 Harriet Tubman St.).  Read More

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    Finance Dept. Continues 31-Year Streak of National Budget Presentation Awards

    Posted: 02/18/2020

    The City of Knoxville has again been recognized by its North American peers for leadership in effective budget presentation. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City’s Finance Department a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 31st year in a row. Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon, Senior Staff, City Council Meet for Mid-Year Budget Review

    Posted: 02/14/2020

    Today, Feb. 14, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon and City Council representatives participated in the mid-year budget retreat, kicking off the public process of preparing the City’s budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Read More

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    Register Now for 2020 Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 02/11/2020

    The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods will host the 2020 Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. Registration is open now at KnoxvilleTN.gov/conference. Registrants without internet access may call 865-215-3232 to register by phone. Read More

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    Competition Supports Neighborhood Conference

    Posted: 02/06/2020

    The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods invites neighborhood supporters and fans of craft beer to engage in a friendly competition that supports the 2020 Neighborhood Conference.  Read More

  • Knoxville Utilities Board and City of Knoxville Hold Ribbon Cutting

    Knoxville Utilities Board and City of Knoxville Hold Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 02/06/2020

    The community has a new section of greenway today thanks to a partnership between KUB and City of Knoxville.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon to Speak at Upcoming 2020 Census Meetings

    Posted: 02/04/2020

    This evening and Wednesday morning, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon will be speaking at two meetings with different stakeholders – both aimed at assuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census count. Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Feb. 10, 2020

    Posted: 02/03/2020

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction on Feb. 10, 2020. Read More

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    City of Knoxville Budget Retreat Set for Feb 14, 2020

    Posted: 02/03/2020

    On Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon and her staff will present updates to City Council, including a mid-year budget review and status reports on major City initiatives. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint February 8, 2020

    Posted: 01/31/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City Grant Applications Now Available for Funding to Support Homeless, Housing & Neighborhood Needs

    Posted: 01/31/2020

    Starting Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, the City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (formerly Community Development) will begin accepting applications from nonprofit agencies that seek funding for programs that support the City’s housing objectives.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host 38th Annual Orchid Awards

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host 38th Annual Orchid Awards

    Posted: 01/30/2020

    On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, February 21st.  Read More

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    Mayor Kincannon Supports Body-Worn Cameras for KPD Patrol Officers

    Posted: 01/28/2020

    Mayor Indya Kincannon told City Council tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020) that she is committed to providing body-worn cameras to all patrol officers in Knoxville. Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for February 7-8, 2020

    Posted: 01/27/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for February 7-8, 2020. Read More

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    Sidewalk Projects Help City Meet Goals

    Posted: 01/24/2020

    At its first meeting of the new year, City Council voted to approve $1.6 million to fund a new sidewalk project in East Knoxville and to remove and replace 35,000 square feet of sidewalk at 32 sites across the city. Read More

  • Ijams Nature Center Seeks Volunteers for Weed Wrangle Knoxville 2020

    Ijams Nature Center Seeks Volunteers for Weed Wrangle Knoxville 2020

    Posted: 01/23/2020

    One of the biggest “pull” parties of the year needs YOU to help restore East Tennessee’s native landscapes.  Read More

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    City Accepting Applications for Community Agency Grants

    Posted: 01/22/2020

    The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2020-21, which begins July 1, 2020.  Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) Meeting Set Jan. 30, 2020

    Posted: 01/22/2020

    The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) will hold its 4th Quarter meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex in Lonsdale.  Read More

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    MLK Avenue to Close Temporarily for Monday Parade

    Posted: 01/17/2020

    One of the highlights of Knoxville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is the King Day memorial parade and tribute service.  Read More

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    Campaign to Boost Police Recruitment

    Posted: 01/15/2020

    The City of Knoxville is advancing a commitment to invest in a diverse police force that is fully staffed to better protect, serve and support neighborhoods. Read More

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    City Offices Closed to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Posted: 01/10/2020

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Read More

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    Public Meeting on the City's Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024

    Posted: 01/10/2020

    Knoxville residents are invited to learn how they and their neighbors prioritize the community’s needs for affordable housing, homelessness services, blight remediation, economic development and other issues that fall under the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department.  Read More

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    Nominations Sought for Award-Worthy Neighbors

    Posted: 01/09/2020

    The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods is now accepting nominations for its annual Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award, which Mayor Indya Kincannon will present at the Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 28. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Read More

  • Lend a Helping Hand Through Project Help

    Lend a Helping Hand Through Project Help

    Posted: 01/08/2020

    The 2020 Project Help campaign kicks off Wednesday, January 8 and runs through February 5.  Read More

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    MLK Commemorative Celebration Jan. 15-20, 2020

    Posted: 01/07/2020

    Since 1982, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission has organized a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read More

  • Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces  2020 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2020 Orchid Awards Nominees

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    On February 25th, 2020 Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner, honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art.  Read More

  • KCDC Earns Additional Vouchers for Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities

    KCDC Earns Additional Vouchers for Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has been awarded 38 additional Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program to help local residents ages 18-61 with disabilities secure affordable housing.  Read More

  • Legacy Parks Foundation Confirms First Natural Shores Easement to Protect French Broad River Shorelines

    Legacy Parks Foundation Confirms First Natural Shores Easement to Protect French Broad River Shorelines

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    Legacy Parks Foundation has announced its first Natural Shores Easement on Old French Road along the French Broad River. Read More

  • KAT Implements 2020 Service and Route Changes

    KAT Implements 2020 Service and Route Changes

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    In an effort to provide quality and efficient public transit services, KAT has implemented service modifications on Jan. 6, 2020: Read More

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    KPD's Defensive Driving Program for Teens Set for January 10-11, 2020

    Posted: 01/03/2020

    Each month, the Knoxville Police Department offers a teen defensive driving program called T.R.A.C.K. (Training, Responsibility, Awareness, Confidence, Knowledge). The next session is set for January 10-11, 2020. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint January 11, 2020

    Posted: 01/03/2020

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    KPD Raises over $14,000 for Charity Throughout Beard and Lapel Fundraiser

    Posted: 01/02/2020

    The final tally is in and Knoxville Police Department officers donated $14,215 to be divided among four different charitable organizations during its three-month beard and lapel fundraiser.  Read More

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    Public Auction of Impounded Vehicles Jan. 6, 2020

    Posted: 01/02/2020

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction in compliance with the Tenn. Code Ann. 55-16-106. The sale 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. 6, 2020.  Read More