Booting Up Broadband

KUB Broadband Map

With customers beginning to sign up, the first phase of KUB’s low-key launch of its high-speed internet service is moving toward completion.

Formalizing Oversight

Paul Noel and Tiffany Davidson

KPD and PARC reach an agreement that allows greater access to information for the city’s law enforcement advisory board.

Funding for Violence Intervention

Police Chief Paul Noel

With homicides still above pre-pandemic levels, KPD gets the green light to apply for a $2 million state grant to help prevent gun violence.

Looking for Long-term Solutions

Short-term Rental

Council members are considering tweaking the city’s short-term rental ordinance to bolster enforcement in residential areas.

Neyland Beer Sales at Risk

Neyland Stadium Beer Stand

The city is seeking a suspension of Aramark’s beer permit based on recurring citations for underage sales.

Funding Affordable Housing

Westview Tower

City Council votes to help developers build and renovate hundreds of apartments for low-income residents through its Affordable Housing Fund.

Clinic Arsonist Identified

Planned Parenthood Fire

The FBI said the same man, who died after his arrest, was responsible for attacks on Planned Parenthood’s clinic and shooting at the federal building.

Stadium Construction Reboot Nears

Stadium site prep

With materials prices stabilizing, bidding and budgeting efforts will begin in the coming weeks, with construction to start in early 2023.

KPD Culture Assessed

KPD Chief Paul Noel

A majority of Police Department employees say they have job support, but have concerns about fairness in promotions and a lack of communication.

Mayors to Procure Planning Staffs

Knoxville-Knox County Planning Sign

Land use recommendations would come from the city and county administrations, not the quasi-independent regional planning agency.