Entries by adrienne

KATS Fixed Bus Routes Temporarily Changing to On-Demand Service

Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) will stop all scheduled bus routes at the end of the day on Tuesday, March 24. Starting Wednesday, March 25, KATS will begin offering on demand-fixed route bus service where riders call the KATS dispatch office to request a bus. This service change is in response to emergency coronavirus measures […]

City to Close Library, Aquatic Center, Community Centers

At the recommendation of the CDC and the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, the City of Kingsport will close the Kingsport Public Library and all other community centers, effective 5 p.m. on Thursday until further notice. Additionally, all rentals of city facilities are suspended until at least April 3. This decision comes from City Manager […]

Senior Center & Kingsport Carousel to Close Tomorrow

At the recommendation of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department and the most recent CDC guidelines, the City of Kingsport Senior Center and Renaissance Center will be closing at noon tomorrow (March 18) and will remain closed until further notice. The Kingsport Carousel will not open during their regular scheduled operating hours at all tomorrow […]

City Suspends All Facility Programs and Classes

As of today, March 16, all city-sponsored programs, classes and events have been suspended indefinitely. This decision comes from City Manager Chris McCartt at the recommendation of the CDC and the Sullivan County Regional Health Department. As of this statement’s release, all city facilities will remain open under normal operating hours. Any programs open to […]

Spring Wildflower Hikes at Bays Mountain Park

Put some spring in your step on a guided wildflower hike. Bays Mountain Park is hosting free wildflower hikes this March and April both at Laurel Run Park and at Bays Mountain Park. Hikers can expect to see anywhere from 20 to 30 species of flowers in just a couple of hours on one of […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Bays Mountain Park

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way! The ETSU Celtic Band is playing a special concert inside the planetarium at Bays Mountain Park on March 20 at 7 p.m. The ETSU Celtic Band brings an exciting blend of Scottish and Irish traditional songs and instrumentals for dancing and listening, featuring soaring vocals, fiddle, bouzouki, and […]

Spend Your Summer Poolside

Think March is too early to start looking for your ideal summer job? Think again! The Kingsport Aquatic Center is hosting a two Summer Job Fairs on March 16 and 27. Visit the Legion Room at the KAC between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on either day to learn about opportunities for work as a […]

Explore the Stars This Spring at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Calling all dinosaur lovers and star enthusiasts! Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium has two new planetarium shows this spring that explore the planet’s reptiles of old and the stars in the sky above us. Plus, “SunWatch” and “StarWatch” are back to get you discovering the Sun and stars for yourself. “Did an Asteroid Really Kill […]

Bays Mountain Day Camp Registration Open

Adventure and learning come together every day at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium! This summer, your child can spend a week learning and exploring in nature at Bays Mountain’s Summer Day Camp. Registration is now open for 2020 Summer Day Camp sessions for rising 1st through 6th graders. Each week-long Day Camp session is filled […]

Arbor Day Celebration at Roosevelt Elementary School

Vice Mayor Colette George will issue a proclamation declaring Kingsport’s 34th Arbor Day Celebration at noon on Friday, March 6, at Roosevelt Elementary School. “Our trees are part of what makes Kingsport such a great place to live,” said City Landscape Specialist Lewis Bausell. “It’s important to remind our community of that every year.” In […]