The Year Ahead: For Knox County, Priority Time

Knox County 2019 preview

The Year Ahead: For Knox County, Priority Time

In 2019, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will present his first budget and wrestle with some persistent challenges.

by jesse fox mayshark • january 1, 2019

Among the issues awaiting: a possible move of school offices into tva's east tower; jail overcrowding;a proposed bmx track.

This story is the first in a series looking at major local issues looming for 2019.

The new year arrives for Knox County government with a full plate of leftovers from 2018 and a series of tests for its new leadership.
As the honeymoon period ends, contending with competing demands and limited resources.
For the past four months, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has been immersing himself in the minutiae of county affairs while also constructing a new public persona for himself -- one that incorporates his pr...

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