New, Extended Hours for Knox County Libraries
Published 11/24/2010 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
The new, extended library hours announced by County Mayor Tim Burchett when he took office are going into effect this week.
Meet Your Midway Brawlers Nov. 18.
Published 11/17/2010 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments
If you haven’t been paying much attention, you might think this whole fight over a proposed business park at Midway Road has been going on an awfully long time. If you have been paying attention, you know it.
Ten-Year Plan: Let's Talk, Some More
Published 11/10/2010 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments
Although public discussion of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness has been occupied in recent weeks with questions about who’s allowed to drink what and where, the TYP office is continuing its efforts to broaden the conversation.
Meet Sen. Bob Corker
Published 11/3/2010 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments
Looking to capitalize on Republican post-election momentum, Sen. Bob Corker is making the rounds of the state for a series of town hall meetings. His local stop will be at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Pellissippi State Community ...
Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 2
Published 10/28/2010 at 1:59 p.m. 0 comments
Yep, it’s that time again. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you don’t want to wait that long, the last day for early voting in Knox County is Thursday, Oct. 28. On Tuesday, polls will be open from 8 ...
Meetings on Climate Ethics at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center
Published 10/20/2010 at 5:55 p.m. 0 comments
What are the ethical and moral questions posed by climate change, and how should we—as individuals and societies—respond to them? Those questions are posed in a book of essays, Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, published this year by Oxford University Press. ...
County Commission at Work
Published 10/13/2010 at 2:32 p.m. 0 comments
If you attended last month’s regular meeting of Knox County Commission, you may have been surprised by how quickly the streamlined, 11-member body moved through its typically crowded agenda.
Meet Your Ridgetops
Published 10/6/2010 at 10:40 a.m. 0 comments
The long-gestating and finally completed proposal to protect local hillsides and ridgetops could move a step closer to becoming official next week, when the Metropolitan Planning Commission is scheduled to take up the plan at its monthly meeting. MPC will ...
Meet Your Next Governor
Published 9/29/2010 at 9:46 a.m. 0 comments
Next Thursday the race for the governor returns to Knoxville, with our own Mayor Bill Haslam squaring off against Jackson beer king Mike McWherter for a debate at the University of Tennessee.
Green Ways and Highways
Published 9/22/2010 at 10:16 a.m. 1 comment
Fresh off its induction as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, next weekend Knoxville will host the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ annual statewide ...
“Meet” a Supreme Court Justice
Published 9/15/2010 at 9:58 a.m. 0 comments
It’s a big week for the University of Tennessee.
Published 9/8/2010 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Other than a Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting with no particularly sizzling items on the agenda, there’s not a whole lot of bureaucracy to busy yourself with over the next week.
More Ridges to Meet
Published 9/1/2010 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments
The second public meeting to discuss the draft plan from the Joint City-County Task Force on Ridge, Slope and Hillside Development and Protection takes place this Thursday.
Local Enviros Hold Coal Ash Bash
Published 8/25/2010 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Some environmental groups have gotten together to hold a “people’s hearing” on the coal ash spill. At the event, an EPA official will explain the two rules for regulating ash now on the table, and testimony and comments will be ...
Ridges, Slopes, and Hillsides
Published 8/18/2010 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
Since March 2008, the Joint City-County Task Force on Ridge, Slope and Hillside Development and Protection has been working to develop a plan that balances conservation and development needs for those specific geographic features (see Citybeat).