2019 Revue: Knox County Politics

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

From budget cuts to a prolonged standoff between the mayor and law director, it was a year when Glenn Jacobs made his mark — and felt some pushback.

Twists and Turns

Mark Mamantov

As the TVA tower deal advances, Knox County’s law director and mayor each double down on their positions.

Legal Challenge

TVA East Tower

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong says the county’s TVA tower deal could violate state and federal law. What does he mean, exactly?

‘Not Anybody’s Guy’

Richie Beeler

Political jousting over a pension lawsuit puts County Commissioner Richie Beeler in the spotlight — or the crossfire.

The Politics of Moving

TVA and A.J.

As estimated numbers change, some school board members raise questions about the TVA East Tower deal.

Pension Fight Reignites

A citizen lawsuit seeks to revive county Law Director Bud Armstrong’s allegations of impropriety in Knox County pension payments.