Entries by adrienne

Downtown Kingsport Master Plan Receives Award

The Downtown Kingsport Master Plan has received the 2019 Vernon Deines Merit Award for an Outstanding Comprehensive Plan or Special Project. The American Planning Association’s Small Town and Rural Planning Division awarded Kingsport’s Senior Planner Nathan Woods at the APA National Conference in San Francisco this April. “The STaR awards selection committee was incredibly impressed […]

City Manager Jeff Fleming plans to retire 6/21/19

Below is a note from Jeff Fleming. It will serve as the city’s press release. I walked into City Hall as an ETSU intern in 1984. The city’s population was 32,027. I never dreamed I would meet and marry another intern and spend the next 35+ years with this wonderful organization — and certainly never […]

Free KATS Rides on April 18

KATS will offer free rides on all bus routes all day long Thursday, April 18th in honor of Good Friday and Easter. Please remember that KATS will be closed Friday, April 19th for Good Friday. Make sure you take advantage of this deal, and tell your friends and family members. If you have never ridden […]

Give Back for Earth Day with Bays Mountain

In partnership with Keep Kingsport Beautiful and its Clean Sweep Kingsport efforts, Bays Mountain Park invites you to begin celebrating Earth Day a few days early by joining park staff on April 19 for an Earth Day Clean-up. Spending time outside cleaning up the environment and giving back to the community is the perfect way […]

We’re Making Progress

The City of Kingsport’s Progress Edition gives citizens a sneak peek into current and upcoming projects from the city and its partners. In this year’s edition, you’ll find updates on the new KATS facility, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Bays Mountain Park and more! Click below to read the full color, online version of Progress […]

Kingsport Farmers Market Announces Poster Contest

Do you love the Kingsport Farmers Market? Would you like to put your creativity to use and show that love to everyone? We want to see your poster designing skills! The Kingsport Farmers Market is hosting a contest to find the perfect design for its 2019 season poster. This poster will help promote the market […]

Monroeville to Give Concert at Bays Mountain Park

What better way to listen to music than in the great outdoors? Bays Mountain Park welcomes Monroeville for a concert at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Visit the Bays Mountain Park Amphitheater to see this unique band play a full-length concert. While Monroeville’s style is based in bluegrass, the band’s expert musicianship lets them […]

Annual Clean-up Service Starts April 1

From April 1 through 12, the city of Kingsport is holding its annual spring clean-up service for residents. Residents can place extra items on the curb for garbage crews to haul away at no extra charge. The city encourages residents to clean up and clean out their yards, garages and basements. Every resident will receive […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center to Host Summer Job Fair

Think March is too early to start looking for your ideal summer job? Think again! The Kingsport Aquatic Center is hosting a Summer Job Fair on March 28 and 29. Visit the Legion Room at the KAC between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on either day to learn about opportunities for work as a certified […]

Sid Cox Appointed as Kingsport’s City Recorder/CFO

City Manager Jeff Fleming has appointed Sid Cox as Kingsport’s new City Recorder and Chief Financial Officer. “I’ve served in this capacity before for my hometown of Elizabethton, so I know the territory and I feel comfortable with it,” Cox said. “This is a great opportunity for me to step up, and step into what […]