Entries by adrienne

Water Outage Notification: West Carters Valley area

As part of the City’s program to modernize its existing infrastructure, its crews will be installing a new system control valve near the intersection of Lynn Garden Drive and Interstate 26 this afternoon, Monday, January 28. In order for this work to be completed, customers in the Carters Valley area (west of Lynn Garden Drive) […]

KATS PROMOTION: Free Bus Rides on Friday, January 18

Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) will offer free rides on the bus routes all day long Friday, January 18, to celebrate our Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. If you have considered using Kingsport’s public transit service, now is a great time to try it out with a free ride! KATS is offering a calendar of […]

Bonnie Macdonald Retiring from City of Kingsport

This month, Bonnie Macdonald retires from the City of Kingsport, a place that’s all the richer for her commitment to creativity and public art. “I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in promoting, producing and advocating for the arts in this community and in our state,” Macdonald said. “I have been so […]

Celebrating the New Designation of a Kingsport Major Throughfare

On Friday, January 18th, the city of Kingsport will unveil the signage on one of the city’s major streets, that will further honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On that date, Lincoln Street, from Wilcox Drive to the John B. Dennis Bypass, will be designated the “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial […]

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade

The 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Parade participates will need to assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. Sevier & Center Street (Rikki Rhoton Allstate Insurance Co.’s Parking Lot). The parade route will follow Center […]

Winter Planetarium Shows At Bays Mountain

The mysteries and wonders of the universe are within reach at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. This January, the planetarium presents two fascinating shows: “The Dark Matter Mystery – Exploring a Cosmic Secret” and “Appalachian Skies – Winter.” The main feature, “Dark Matter Mystery” explores questions that researchers all over the world are trying to […]

City Receives Highest Opinion for Financial Management

Kingsport taxpayers and ratepayers can rest assured their tax dollars are managed wisely. The city once again received a clean opinion for the FY2018 CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, the highest opinion a CPA firm can issue. Continuing a long tradition of excellence, this is the 19th year in a row receiving the highest […]

Development Services Director for Kingsport Receives Distinguished Planner Award

From the Tennessee Planning Leadership Council (TPLC), Lynn Tully received the Distinguished Planner Award for her achievements in drafting a comprehensive growth plan of innovative, yet sound principals of planning, sharing of planning expertise through teaching and speaking, and being integrally involved in the continued operation of the accredited city planning program. Tully has been […]

Let’s Glow Swimming

The Kingsport Aquatic Center invites you to kick off the New Year in a vibrant way at the Let’s Glow Swimming Party on Saturday, January 5. All children ages 9 to 15 are invited for a special night where the KAC will dim the lights in its indoor facilities and fill the pools with glow […]

Bays Mountain Says Goodbye to Tanasi the Wolf

On December 13, Bays Mountain Park lost a treasured member of its family. One of the wolf pack’s elder members, Tanasi, had to be given humane rest due to the aggressive progression of myelopathy, a debilitating degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord and nervous system. He was 11 years old. Tanasi arrived at Bays Mountain […]