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The Kingsport Aquatic Center will begin a phased, limited reopening on May 18. Some operations have changed to comply with the Tennessee Pledge. The KAC’s priority is safeguarding both guests and its team, so we are following guidelines from the CDC, the White House, the State of Tennessee and the Sullivan County Regional Health Department. […]

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After much deliberation, and out of an abundance of caution, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium has made the difficult decision to cancel Summer Day Camp for 2020. The park will begin issuing refunds this week to anyone who has already completed paid registration. Those who paid their registration fees via Eventbrite will be refunded to […]

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The Kingsport Public Library is now providing a much needed service to help the public get through this current crisis. Kingsport Public Library Reference Librarians will now be available via Skype to provide assistance with applying or certifying for unemployment benefits on the Tennessee Unemployment website. You can also sign up for a Skype session […]

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As our cities and counties move forward with reopening plans and procedures, local leaders remind citizens that we are not returning to “normal.” Our new normal will look different, with business and health precautions remaining a large part of everyday life. It is more important than ever to continue safe practices to avoid a spike in […]

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Due to a degraded market, Kingsport is putting its recycling program on pause starting May 1. In the meantime, residents should continue to put out their recycling cans as normal. “This is due to a national trend that has drastically impacted Kingsport’s ability to market the majority of the material collected,” said Deputy City Manager […]

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The Kingsport Public Library has a wide variety of digital resources available to library card holders during this time. If you do not have a library card, you can now register for an Ecard in order to access their online resources. An Ecard provides access to ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines available through READs, RB […]