Blue Wall Gets Results

Sheriff Tom Spangler

With deputies cheering them on, Knox County commissioners take money from fund balance for Sheriff’s Office bonuses.

Guessing Game

Glenn Jacobs budget presentation

The pandemic response shut down the economy just as local governments were making budget plans for next year. That has left them scrambling.

Split Decisions

School board religious release time

In two 5-4 votes, the school board turns down religious release time and signals support for moving into TVA’s East Tower.

Show and Tell

Glenn Jacobs in TVA East Tower

On a tour of TVA’s East Tower, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs makes the case for leasing the vacant building — even if the school board isn’t interested.

Prisoners Dilemma

Alan Richardson of Justice Planners

Knox County commissioners say they want to take action to reduce jail crowding — but they can’t do it alone.

Jailhouse Diagnosis

knox county detention facility

A study says Knox County could reduce its inmate crowding by making reforms to the local criminal justice system.

A.J. + TVA = OK?

TVA and A.J.

Knox County officials outline a $7.5 million deal to move the school system’s Central Office and free up the Andrew Johnson Building for redevelopment.

The Price of Access

ADA symbol Knox County

Knox County has identified $73 million in improvements needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It has a 40-year plan to address them.

Division of LIBOR

finance graph

A settlement from an international banking scandal nets Knox County at least $2.6 million.