Permit Revoked

A city Beer Board hearing officer finds West Knoxville bar Billiards & Brews has flouted health orders and municipal law.

Curfew Enforcement

A hearing officer issues a beer permit suspension and a fine to Paul’s Oasis for violating a health order and city ordinance.

Time Enough for Another Round

The Board of Health issues a new order that allows bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to say open one hour later during the pandemic.

COVID Responses

County Commission Zoom meeting

County commissioners may vote next week on dissolving the Board of Health. In the meantime, they support more funding for pandemic homeless services.

Threatening Messages Condemned

The Knox County Board of Health passes a resolution denouncing the threats local officials of all stripes have received over the pandemic response.

Shots and Surprises

Despite lagging logistics, high demand and overwhelmed phone systems, more than 4,000 county residents have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pre-Pandemic Risk

The Health Department’s most recent Community Health Assessment shows how vulnerable Knox County’s population was when COVID-19 arrived.