Veterans Outreach this Wednesday

By Mike Steely If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, you may want to attend the Veterans Outreach planned for Wednesday, November 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Federal, state, local and non-profit organizations will be gathering to assist veterans and their families at the Tennessee National Guard Armory at […]

Special meeting for Audit Committee called

The Knox County Commission’s Audit Committee has called a special meeting for Monday, November 10 at 1 p.m. to direct the Internal Auditor to do an audit of the Knox County School Nutrition Program.   The meeting will also be to vote to have the Internal Auditor investigate the use of credit cards within the […]


Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett have appointed a six-member search committee for the next Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The search committee includes representatives of both mayors, MPC planning commissioners, and community representatives. The committee will make a recommendation to the Mayors, who will have […]

Knox County and the City of Knoxville go ‘Officially Red’

October 15th is World Dyslexia Day and local officials are “Redeeming Red” in support of the nearly 20% of the population affected by this common learning disability.   Commissioner Ownby has been instrumental in helping to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia here in Knox County.   Last month, the Knox County Commission passed a […]


  Free digital titles are available with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device   The Digital Bookmobile National Tour ( will showcase free ebook and audiobook service from Knox County Public Library in front of Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave  on Sunday, October 19 from 1-5 p.m.  Church Avenue between […]

What Do Poetry Judges Want?

Join Rose Klix for a workshop on the practical considerations of poetry competitions Join award winning poet, Rose Klix, for a workshop on poetry competitions at the Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road, on Saturday, October 11 at 2 p.m. In this one-hour program, Rose will present her experiences entering competitions and as a […]

RESCHEDULED: 8th annual senior appreciation picnic

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, Mayor Burchett’s 8th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John Tarleton Park. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 3, and the event will happen on Oct. 10, rain or shine.   The picnic will include […]

Truman Day to feature satire and song

A comic singer-songwriter with a political twist will be the entertainment at the Knox County Democratic Party’s Truman Day Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry. The annual event features Democratic candidates, a dinner, and the performance of Roy Zimmerman who has been called “Bobby Kennedy meets Bob Dylan.” Tickets are […]

Senior Picnic next week

If you haven’t registered for Mayor Tim Burchett’s 6th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic you’ll need to do so by this Friday, September 26. The free event, which features food, activities, live entertainment, and an expo tent with vendors, takes place Friday, October 3rd from 11:30 until 1:30 at the John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division Street. […]

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