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.

Ancient Lore, New Tactics

Ancient Lore Village

A new bureaucratic option offers an opening for Tom Boyd to realize his vision for a fantasy-themed resort in South Knox County.

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.

Finding Focus

In a rare gathering, Knox County commissioners identify priorities for the future: road networks, targeted development and updated planning.

Best and Highest Use?

Toole property on Gov. John Sevier Highway

A rezoning dispute finds County Commission wrestling with whether and how to allow commercial development of agricultural land.

Green Acres

Steve Maddox at Grassy Creek

Grassy Creek may be that rare thing — a large greenfield development in West Knox County that everybody’s happy with.

‘Fully Extend’

Knox Pride Parade 6-22-19

Knox County Commission responds to controversy over a county employee’s anti-gay preaching with a resolution affirming the rights of LGBT people.

Making the Cut

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

In approving County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ $853.1 million budget, commissioners supported a 30 percent reduction in the county’s indigent care program.