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

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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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    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