|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.
[MEETING PRESENTATION - PDF]
Finance Dept. Receives National Recognition
The City of Knoxville's Finance Department has been recognized for its high professional standards after thorough annual evaluations by a national organization and government agency. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Knoxville Finance Department due to its spirit of transparency and full disclosure in its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).The department has received the award for the past 27 years.
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.
[VIEW DETOUR MAP - PDF]
UT's Cumberland Avenue Work Extended
A major University of Tennessee utility upgrade will close two lanes of Cumberland Avenue between James Agee Street and 11th Street in August.
A UT contractor had been granted a traffic-control permit to reroute Cumberland Avenue commuters from July 23 through Aug. 8. But for now, just one westbound lane of Cumberland Avenue is closed, and the second lane won't close until Aug. 8 or later, according to Southern Constructors Inc.
The traffic-control permit allowing two lanes to be closed has been extended until Aug. 25. .
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.
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
[HENLEY BRIDGE PROJECT]
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|Early Vote Until Aug. 2
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.
[SAMPLE BALLOT - PDF]
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.
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.
Shakespeare on the Square Now thru Aug. 17
Come to Market Square and enjoy Shakespeare on the Square presented by the Tennessee Stage Company. Now through Aug. 17 you can see Much Ado About Nothing (July 31 & August 2, 8, 10, 14, 16) and Titus Andronicus (August 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17) starting at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Shakespeare in the outdoors.
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.