Entries by adrienne

Kingsport Public Library Begins Strategic Plan Process

The Kingsport Public Library is pleased to announce that it has begun a strategic planning process to set its directions for the next three to five years. Overseen by the Library’s board and a planning team, the planning process will help determine the service directions and infrastructure needs of the Library in the near term. […]

Where Art Meets Science – A talk about the mural Silent Skies

Come join us for an evening event where art meets science at the Silent Skies mural in downtown Kingsport. World-renowned ornithologist Dr. Fred Alsop will join one of the mural’s artists, Suzanne Justis, to explain the significance of the mural, the birds from our region that are a part of it, and the productive collaboration […]

Paving in Kingsport

Milling and paving operations have started on the main roads near the Cooks Valley area, including Harbor Chapel Rd (from Memorial Blvd to Skyland Dr) and Hemlock Rd. Once this work is complete, paving will begin on Rogan St and Upper Sevier Terrance, the area between I-26, West Stone Drive and Fairview Ave. Motorists should […]

Journey to Space at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Take a trip to the planet closest to the Sun this fall at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium! Two new shows begin at the planetarium on September 3. The main feature for September through November 10 will be “The Transit of Mercury featuring ‘Solar Quest.’” This is a unique showing in the planetarium theater, beginning […]

Cinema Under the Stars Returns to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Cinema Under the Stars is back this fall with two nights of family fun! Visit the Bays Mountain Amphitheater for an outdoor movie, surrounded by natural beauty and the sounds of the park’s resident animals. Bring a blanket—and your friends and family too—and enjoy this movie night at the park! Gates open an hour before […]

Storm Drain Art Contest Winners

The winning storm drain art entries have been chosen! After receiving over a dozen entries, the Stormwater Department has selected five winners. Meet your winners! Jessica Fry Joel Hammitt Juanita Mitchell Lauren Whipple Lydia Pruett “I would like to thank everyone who entered the contest,” said Amanda McMullen, stormwater quality control technician for Kingsport Public […]

Fall Swim Lessons at Kingsport Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is our region’s year-round swim facility—and since swimming is year-round at the KAC, so are swim lessons! Fall is a great time to get into the pools and learn. Classes are smaller, which means more one-on-one time for you or your child with the KAC’s American Red Cross-certified swim instructors. All […]

Kingsport joins civic engagement project

Current Kingsport Mayor Pat Shull and previous Mayor John Clark have joined an effort to increase civic engagement with nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. According to a release from ThinkTennessee, the state “once led the way on civic engagement,” but today voter turnout in the state is almost always near the bottom of the pack — […]

Kingsport Farmers Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

Mayor Patrick W. Shull has proclaimed the week of August 4 as National Farmers Market Week in Kingsport! Kingsport Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4 to 10. The Kingsport Farmers Market will be celebrating the week with all week long with at our regular markets […]