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Knoxville hopes input creates support for new homelessness plan

By Eleanor Beck, WBIR

It's been eight years since Knox County and the City of Knoxville released what became a controversial, and ultimately shelved, plan to tackle issues surrounding homelessness. Now a new proposal is on the table.

Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

The man who designed some of Knoxville's most visible buildings has died. Modern architect and World War II Air Force veteran Bruce McCarty passed away Saturday.

During his long career in Knoxville, he worked on designs for several notable buildings including the City-County building, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, the Bank of America building, UT's Hodges Library and Humanities Complex, and the Knoxville waterfront.

Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

Following the acquisition of a new 22-acre property, Ijams Nature Center is expanding to 300 acres and further enhancing the South Loop on Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. The new property, which lies between Sevierville Pike and Ijams' Quarries, is a critically important wooded ridge top in South Knoxville.

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

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Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Walking is a great form of exercise.  Anyone, regardless of age and fitness level, can start a walking routine.  All you need are a sturdy pair of walking shoes and you are ready to go.   The question is where to walk?  Knoxville has a Walk Score of 40 and is labeled car-dependent which means most of us have to drive to work, errands, and for entertainment.   However, there are still fabulous places in Knoxville to walk.  Here are my Top 10 suggestions:

Holston River Dog Park Opens Wednesday

Holston River Dog Park Opens Wednesday

City officials and PetSafe are celebrating the opening of South Knoxville's newest dog park this afternoon.

The Holston River Dog Park project is the last piece of a $500,000 commitment from PetSafe to build five parks within every sector of Knox County.

The other parks include:

  • Tommy Schumpert Park, Knox County
  • The Downtown Dog Park at Summit and Central, Knoxville
  • Charter Doyle Park, Knoxville
  • Concord Park (opens Saturday 9/8), Knox County

The newest park is located at 3300 Holston Hills Road.