Final KCS Strategic Plan Development Insight Session tonight

  The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is […]

Teacher Supply Depot to Open Oct. 26

On Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County teachers, teaching assistants and administrators will have the opportunity to receive free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the second time in the 2013-2014 school year.   The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and […]


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Leisure Pools officials today announced the company will open a new facility in Knoxville. This facility, which will become the corporate headquarters for Leisure Pools in North America, will be the first for Leisure Pools in Tennessee and will service increased […]

Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, October 26

Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Krutch Park Extension across from the downtown movie theater on Gay Street.   This event will be held in conjunction with Knoxville’s America […]

Mayor Burchett releases statement on Henley Bridge announcement

Knoxville, Tenn. —  Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement concerning TDOT’s announcement that the Henley Street Bridge will open to traffic on Oct. 17:   “Finally, the Henley Street Bridge is reopening to traffic next Thursday, and this is great news for businesses and residents in South Knox County. Unfortunately, the final […]

Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night in South Knoxville

Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in South Knoxville Thursday, June 13 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. The spray area includes Arthur Harmon Road, Crossfield Drive, Konda Drive, Karla Drive, Kimberlin Heights Road and Twin Leaf Lane. A map of the area to be treated is attached.   A weekly […]

Upcoming Family, Community Engagement Classes

The Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Department will offer the following free “Parent University” classes during the month of May. Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present.   When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m. Where: West Hills Elementary School at 409 Vanosdale Road Topic: Common […]

Burchett listening tour continues

  On Wednesday, March 13,  Mayor Tim Burchett continued his open constituent meetings. The meetings are designed to allow residents quality time to interact and ask questions of the Mayor. The most recent meeting took place at the Howard Pinkston library.   The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m. […]