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2013-08-19 08:34:27

Intergraph public safety software enables Knox County to reduce response times, prepare for next-generation 9-1-1 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Knox County Emergency Communications District (KCECD) in Knoxville, Tennessee, selected Intergraph(®) to provide its computer-aided dispatch (I/CAD) and Mobile for Public Safety (MPS) software, as well as next-generation 9-1-1 technology partnering with Intrado, to consolidate and improve its multi-agency dispatch. KCECD...

2011-01-20 11:24:00

I-40 will briefly close at Exit 398 in Knox County KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A super-sized transporter will briefly close Interstate 40 in Knox County on Saturday, Jan. 22, when it hauls a massive power generator from Knoxville to the Tennessee Valley Authority's new John Sevier natural gas plant in Hawkins County, Tenn. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The 345-foot-long transporter is scheduled to leave the Forks of the River...

2010-07-13 08:02:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new solar farm will soon enable Knox County officials to harvest sunshine to meet the hot water demands at the county's 1,036-bed detention facility. Officials anticipate that the new solar thermal system, one of the nation's largest for domestic hot water according to FLS Energy - the solar company with which Trane worked on the project - will save $60,000 a year in natural gas expenses and reduce CO2 emissions by 174 tons annually. A ceremony...

2009-08-18 08:53:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Even with autumn just around the corner, it seems that nearly everything in Knox County is going green. Knox County administrators are undertaking $16.2 million in improvements to address aging infrastructure and high energy and operating costs. The county will combine anticipated energy and operational savings with $2.1 million in U.S. Dept. of Energy Tennessee Block Grant Funds to fund the improvements. When completed, the improvements will...

2008-08-27 09:01:11

Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL) announced today that it has been awarded a second three-year extension of its exclusive 911 ambulance services contract in Knox County, Tennessee. The contract extension was awarded on a unanimous vote this week of the Knox County Commission. The Knox County contract began in 2002 as a five-year agreement with the option for two three-year extensions thereafter. The latest extension period will begin July 1, 2010 and continue through June 30, 2013....

2008-08-05 15:00:39

By Marti Davis, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Aug. 5--Backers of Knox County's liquor-by-the drink campaign are putting up cash to put the issue on the November ballot. Citizens for Home Rule needs about 12,600 Knox Countians to sign its liquor petitions in order to let voters decide Nov. 4 whether to allow restaurants to sell liquor outside the Knoxville or Farragut city limits. With 45 days until deadline, the group has about 2,500 in hand. "We just weren't getting...

2008-08-04 12:01:04

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has chosen Knox County, Tennessee as the future home of a new manufacturing and distribution facility for the Green Mountain Coffee segment. The company has closed on the purchase of a 334,000sqft building on a 31 acre parcel of land in Knox County for approximately $10.4 million. Green Mountain Coffee said that the new site will support the brand's national expansion and continued growth in the single-cup business. Scott McCreary, COO of Green Mountain...

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Scott Barker, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Jul. 29--After debating for nearly 3 1/2 hours and going through three rounds of voting, the Knox County Commission on Monday narrowly approved a mediated settlement that will keep a Louisiana-based company running its "greenwaste" recycling facility in Solway. The settlement extends the county's contract with Natural Resources Recovery Tennessee for three more years. The pact also absolves the county and the company of claims...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By GEORGE CHAPPELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Taxpayers of Knox County will have to pay more than $3,000 for an independent investigation into a stun gun caper allegedly executed by Knox County deputies last fall while they were off duty. Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn C. Ross on July 22 sent a $3,210.13 invoice to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison for an internal affairs investigation conducted by Penobscot County Detective Frank Jennings. The bill covered 149 hours of investigation...

2008-07-21 15:00:49

By Scott Barker, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Jul. 20--Knox County officials have reached a tentative settlement extending the contract of the operator of its "greenwaste" recycling center in Solway and forgiving an estimated $147,000 the contractor owes the taxpayers. Conversely, the county won't have to pay nearly $30,000 owed to the contractor for fees and cost adjustments. The settlement, which calls for Natural Resources Recovery Tennessee LLC to continue operating...