|East Tennessee Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion Project
East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) broke ground today at the corner of White Ave. and 21st Street on a $75 million expansion project.
The planned five-story building will offer 268,000 square feet of new hospital space. Key features of the project include a new 44-bed, private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a new perioperative surgery center, two levels of parking and enhanced family areas, such as roof-top gardens.
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Statement from Mayor Rogero on Mark Donaldson's Retirement
I want to thank Mark Donaldson for more than 9 years of public service to our community, and wish him well in his retirement.
Serving as the executive director of a planning organization is a tough job - you have to balance competing interests, strong opinions and personalities, and you have to be able to form consensus and craft creative, logical and common-sense policies that work for Knoxville and Knox County.
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Safety Education Unit Awarded Special Citation for Anti-Bullying Campaign
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the department's first Unit Citation to the Safety Education Unit for their dedication and commitment to the "Take a Stand Against Bullying" campaign. Chief Rausch said the Safety Education Unit (SEU) has worked tirelessly for more than a year to develop an anti-bullying campaign and to educate the public, educators, and students to the dangers of bullying.
Public Meeting Set for Aug. 21 Regarding City Park at Summit Hill/Gay St.
A public meeting/design charrette on redevelopment of a City park at Summit Hill Drive and Gay Street will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Emporium Center located at 100 S. Gay St.
Knoxville Advances in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition
The Knoxville community has been selected to advance to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America's energy consumption.
Comments Welcome on $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund
About 80 people interested in historic preservation attended Tuesday evening's public meeting at the East Tennessee History Center downtown to share ideas on how a new $500,000 City of Knoxville fund could be best used to help save and restore historic structures and sites.
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|Henley Bridge is OPEN!
The Henley Bridge is now open with four lanes of traffic and businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River are waiting for you! To find info on your favorite businesses in the Downtown South Business District or Henley Bridge project updates visit
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|Allen Named as New KPD Deputy Chief
Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch honored Captain Nate Allen in a promotion ceremony in the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Ball Room on Thursday, August 14.
Allen was sworn in as the new Deputy Chief for the Knoxville Police Department.
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Shoney's KidCare Photo ID Program Aug. 22-24
Now in its 20th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 22-24 in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The events provide FREE KidCare Photo IDs for children, which enable parents to have information readily available for authorities in the event their child is ever reported missing.
Fountain City Lake Repairs Coming Soon
Help is on its way for Fountain City Lake! The iconic lake may look bad today, with low water levels and a lot of algae, but the City of Knoxville is helping the Fountain City Lions Club with a long-term fix. By the end of October, the City's repair and redesign project will have the lake on its way back to good health! Mayor Madeline Rogero budgeted and City Council approved up to $250,000 to correct the lake's problems. An initial $49,000 is on City Council's agenda Aug. 19.
Design Professionals Invited to City's Oct. 3 Accessibility Symposium
Pre-registration is under way for the City of Knoxville's third annual Accessibility Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The symposium aims to help professionals in the design industry - architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, construction project managers, plans reviewers, inspectors and others - to better understand what true site and facility accessibility means to people with disabilities and seniors.
Boomsday Set for Saturday, August 30
BOOMSDAY is the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the nation and will be held on Saturday, August 30 along Volunteer Landing. The day will be filled with tons of fun - delicious food, contests, live music and of course, the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show!
Market Square Farmers' Market Open Every Wednesday and Saturday
Visit the Market Square Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on historic Market Square during May thru November. The Market Square Farmers' Market is a open-air farmers' market. Everything is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region.
Enjoy free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.
Knoxville Events Coming Soon!
Listed below are just a few events coming soon to Knoxville. To view more events CLICK HERE.