Rethinking Thanksgiving

A newly formed group of local leaders and the CDC are urging citizens to get creative to have a safe holiday during the pandemic.

Knox COVID-19 Cases Soar

The Health Department begs the public to take precautions as City Council moves against scofflaw drinking establishments.

Authority to Build?

Knoxville and Knox County likely will consider forming a sports authority if officials decide to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.

Breaking Camp

After a pandemic-driven hiatus, city officials will resume clearing out homeless encampments and encouraging people living in them to seek services.

Public Stadium, Private Development

Smokies owner Randy Boyd says a publicly built ballpark is essential for baseball’s return to Knoxville and the accompanying private investment.

Stats on Shootings

As part of a report on gun violence, KPD told Council last week that shootings are on the rise in Knoxville but a majority of cases get solved.

Enforcement Uncertainty

Cumberland Avenue crosswalk

As a new restriction on alcohol sales in Knox County takes effect, questions remain about how authorities will address businesses that don’t comply.

Closing Times Mandated

Taking more action to combat the pandemic, the Board of Health votes to restrict alcohol sales and reduce the permitted size of gatherings.

Birx Positive About Local Plans

The White House’s coronavirus response chief endorsed UT’s response plan and recommended early last calls for drinking establishments.