|Inskip Leader Honored as Good Neighbor of the Year
The 2014 Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award winner is Betty Jo Mahan, president and co-founder of the Inskip Community Association. The award was presented Saturday, March 8th, at the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon.
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Art in Public Places Works to be Installed
If you're downtown Saturday, don't be surprised to see a lot of large public art being installed - most notably an 18-foot-tall painted steel sculpture by Rochester, N.Y.'s Albert Paley. The intellectually-stimulating and aesthetically-pleasing additions to the downtown vibe arrive thanks to the Art in Public Places Knoxville program, now in its 8th year as a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts in partnership with the City of Knoxville Public Art Committee.
East Knoxville Bicycle Route to Knoxville Zoo is Complete
The East Knoxville Bicycle Route is complete, with directional signs showing the way from Gay Street to the Knoxville Zoo and back. This marks the fourth signed route available to cyclists in the City of Knoxville. The route is 3.5 miles in length (one way) and proceeds from Gay Street through the Old City, and then over to 5th Avenue where it passes through the Parkridge neighborhood.
Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction
On Thursday, March 6, Mayor Rogero spent time with the Knoxville Chapter 61 of the National Association of Women In Construction. Knoxville Chapter 61 has distinguished itself for over 45 years as the voice of women in construction in Knoxville and has benefited Knoxville through community development and educational programs.
|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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|Public Meeting on Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Mar. 12
On Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m., City officials will present details of the pilot program for food trucks/mobile food units, which is scheduled to begin later this spring. The meeting will be held at The Southern Depot, 318 W. Depot Ave. The program will include regulations for mobile food vending on both public and private property.
City Council Workshop on New Homelessness Plan Mar. 13
A City Council workshop on the proposed homelessness plan will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 13 in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.
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Utility Work to Close 16th Street
Coinciding with the University of Tennessee's spring break, 16th Street will be closed between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-23.
City Hosts Students for Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day
Nine students from Austin-East High School spent the day with City representatives for the Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day Program.
Cumberland Avenue Overhaul to Start This Summer
Work could start as early as June 1 on Phase I of the Cumberland Avenue Corridor street redesign - an estimated $4 million six-month construction project that aims to ease traffic clogs on the western end of the corridor. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has given the City the Notice to Proceed to Construction on Phase I, the stretch of Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and Alcoa Highway. The City will advertise to begin seeking bids starting this weekend.
Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. To commemorate that landmark legislation, and to discuss civil rights progress and challenges in the decades since, the City of Knoxville and partners across East Tennessee will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014.
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Take A Stand Against Bullying Event April 17
The Knoxville Police Department is sponsoring a special town hall meeting "Take a Stand Against Bullying" on Thursday, April 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of South College - West located at 400 Goody's Lane.
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!
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