The Year Ahead: Knox County

Glenn Jacobs

Elections will dominate the county political calendar this year, along with an updated General Plan and decisions on Health Department leadership.

2021 Revue: Knox County

Pandemic restrictions faced rising resistance, while federal relief funds brought a bounty, and the Sheriff’s Office faced lawsuits and politics.

Resilience and Risks

Labor force graph

A University of Tennessee report shows strong economic recovery in Tennessee — but uncertainties ahead about the pandemic and the workforce.

Vaccine Whiplash

Court orders out of Louisiana and Kentucky cause local institutions to reverse their COVID-19 vaccination policies.

Chain Reactions

NASA image of ships off the Port of Los Angeles

From stranded cargo ships to empty grocery shelves, suddenly everyone cares about supply logistics. We talk to a UT expert to understand what’s going on.

A Windfall Spending Plan

The Kincannon administration wants to fund public safety, infrastructure, housing and more with roughly $22 million in federal pandemic aid.

Tentative Gains

UCW AAUP

Labor and faculty groups at the University of Tennessee say Chancellor Donde Plowman committed to some of their agenda. UT will not confirm it.