|City Honors Firefighter
Mayor Madeline Rogero and Fire Chief Stan Sharp honored Senior Firefighter Cory Darnell as the "Firefighter of the First Quarter" on Monday at the Fire Department Training Center on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Rd. Senior Firefighter Cory Darnell was honored for his quick reaction, while off duty, to saving the life of a jogger who was having a heart attack while jogging near Melton Hill Lake.
Meeting Set July 29 to Discuss $500,000 Historic Preservation Fund
Interested in historic preservation? Come to a public meeting on July 29 to share ideas on how a new $500,000 City of Knoxville fund can be best used to help save and restore historic structures and sites. The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Mayor Madeline Rogero proposed the $500,000 fund to address some of the City's most difficult preservation challenges, and City Council approved it as part of the 2014-15 budget.
Gov. Haslam Visits Knoxville
Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam cast early votes today in the City County Building. After voting they visited with former colleagues at the City and chatted about the growth of Knoxville with Mayor Madeline Rogero and Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Policy Officer Bill Lyons and Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Operating Officer Christi Branscom.
New Parking Meters to be Tested Out: Pay to Park on Market Square with Coins or Credit Card
By next week, 12 new City of Knoxville parking meters will be installed on Market Street that will give motorists the option of either paying by plugging in coins or swiping a credit card.
City engineers believe the new solar-powered meters will prove to be more reliable than the existing meters throughout downtown, many of which are well-worn and require frequent maintenance and repairs.
I-275 Business Park Access Road Improvements
On July 16th City officials presented design plans for the I-275 Business Park Access Road Improvements Project at a public meeting.The City's professional engineering design consultant, CDM Smith, discussed recommended road improvements to extend Blackstock Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Bernard Avenue. The project will also include improvements along Marion Street from Bernard Avenue to Baxter Avenue.
[Forum Presentation - PDF]
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Public Vehicle Auction Aug. 11
Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public
auction at the Vehicle Impound Lot on Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 A.M on Monday, August 11.
[LIST OF VEHICLES - PDF]
|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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|KUB Construction to Close South Central Street for 2 Months
A two-month closure of a section of South Central Street downtown begins Tuesday, July 22, as Knoxville Utilities Board makes major upgrades to its sewer, water and electric infrastructure.
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Early Voting Starts
Early vote now through August 2nd for the Federal and State Primary, County General and Town of Farragut Municipal Elections. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. On July 30-31, Aug. 1 early voting hours will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. City County Building will open for early voting from noon-5 p.m. except for the following days: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 19 and 26, noon-7 p.m. on July 30-31 and Aug. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 2.
City to Welcome 'Tennessee River Tour' in April 2015
Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed the announcement today of a planned Knoxville visit next spring by the nationally recognized river conservation organization Living Lands & Waters. The group's "Tennessee River Tour" will kick off with a stay in Knoxville, which will include a public river cleanup and educational activities across the city.
Concerts on Market Square
Enjoy free jazz concerts by Marble City 5 on Market Square from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays during the Market Square Concert Series. There will be no alcohol or food sold on Market Square during the concerts, apart from that available on the patios of surrounding restaurants. But concertgoers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the Square and enjoy the shows.
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.
Healthy & Quality of Life Survey
The Community Health Council is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to ask for opinions from Knox County residents about health and quality of life in our community with an anonymous online survey. Survey results will help decide how health improvement resources need to be used. Share your thoughts!
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.