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Total Number of Knox Co. Confirmed COVID-19 at 28

Total Number of Knox Co. Confirmed COVID-19 at 28

The number of confirmed COVID19 cases in Knox County is 28.           Cases: Number of Positive Cases 28 Number of *Recovered Cases (This number is included in the number of positive cases) 6 **Hospitalizations 5 **Number of Tests (positive and negative results in NBS) 341 Age Category: 0-10 3 10-20 2…MORE

TBI Urging Parents to Stay Vigilant Monitoring Children’s Computer Activity Due to Increase in Child Exploitation Cases

TBI Urging Parents to Stay Vigilant Monitoring Children’s Computer Activity Due to Increase in Child Exploitation Cases

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking parents to stay vigilant in monitoring their child’s online activity especially with more kids at home due to COVID-19. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the TBI is experiencing a sharp increase in child exploitation cases. A special agent says investigators have received double the amount of tips…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Work Massive Apartment Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Work Massive Apartment Fire

Knoxville fire department working a massive apartment fire at 481 Broome Rd. These are the Colonial Park apartments. The building on fire contains 30 units. They’re currently reporting extensive damage, but thankfully no injuries at this time.MORE

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is Re-Scheduled

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is Re-Scheduled

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has been rescheduled for November due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The marathon had been originally scheduled for this weekend. It will now take place November 14 through 15. The Covenant Kids Run is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The marathon, half marathon and relay events start at…MORE

Knox County Mayor says County Will Pay for COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Residents

Knox County Mayor says County Will Pay for COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Residents

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says that the county will pay for COVID-19 testing for uninsured residents through the Knox County Health Department. To qualify, those without insurance must first call KCDC at 865-215-5555. KCDH staff will assess patients over the phone to determine testing options. Residents must be symptomatic and meet clinical guidelines to…MORE

The Knox County Health Department is Limiting Serves

The Knox County Health Department is Limiting Serves

The Knox County Health department is temporarily limiting services due to COVID-19 pandemic A few of the changes include, but are not limited to: KCHD’s (WIC) Program is conducting services by phone. The Dental Clinic will be open for dental emergencies only. In-person issuance of birth certificates is suspended; requests are by mail only. Vital…MORE

Cades Cove Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Cades Cove Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Cades Cove employee tests positive for COVID-19. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the employee was asked to self-isolate at home and was showing minor symptoms. The last day the employee was at work was March 19th. Other park employees who had close contact with the patient were also asked to self-isolate. None of…MORE

TN Department of Education Will Begin Offering Daily Learning Opportunities on PBS

TN Department of Education Will Begin Offering Daily Learning Opportunities on PBS

The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide all students with access to daily learning opportunities right in their own homes. Starting April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI— will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Four…MORE

Food City Hires 1,200 New Employees and Still Looking for More

Food City Hires 1,200 New Employees and Still Looking for More

Food City hires 1,200 people in one week to help meet extreme high demand at their grocery stores. Our TV News Partner says CEO Steve Smith said they’re looking to hire 1,300 more. Store hours were also adjusted to 7 a.m.-10 p.m. to give associates extra time to clean, sanitize and restock. Customers over the…MORE

Tennessee Sports to Take Over SEC Network

Tennessee Sports to Take Over SEC Network

The SEC Network is putting Tennessee in charge Friday as the network continues its two-week SEC takeover period. The Big Orange takeover begins at midnight ET on Friday, March 27. During the SEC Network Takeover, each of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools has the opportunity to create a customized, 24-hour stretch of programming to highlight…MORE

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Big Kahuna Wing Festival

Big Kahuna Wing Festival

The Big Kahuna Wing Festival returns to World’s Fair Park on Sunday, September 6th, 2020! Tickets go on sale July 6th.

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Due to COVID-19 concerns, dine-in restaurants are currently closed. But you can still enjoy food from your favorite restaurants at home! Find out which East Tennessee restaurants are providing takeout & delivery services. 

Donate to Help Those in Need

Donate to Help Those in Need

Find information here how you can donate to various charitable organizations and help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.