Election 2022: Knox County Mayor

Side by side photos of Glenn Jacobs and Debbie Helsley. Jacobs is in a gray suit with a red tie, and Helsley is outdoors standing next to a tree.

After a first term that included tensions around the response to COVID-19, incumbent Glenn Jacobs seeks reelection against Democrat Debbie Helsley.

UT Trustees OK $3B Budget

Growing enrollments and record state funds enable the UT system to keep a cap on tuition while expanding research initiatives.

Big Ears, Big Impact

The international music and arts festival generated $36.1 million for the local economy and more than $2.6 million in state and local tax revenues this year.

‘I Love Solving Problems’

Jon Rysewyk at UT Tower

Jon Rysewyk takes over as superintendent of Knox County Schools tomorrow. A few consistent themes in his career suggest how he’ll approach the job.

Boyd Raises Plowman’s Pay

Growing enrollment prompts a $160,000 raise that brings UTK’s chancellor’s salary in line with her peers.

‘Socially Acceptable Chains’

Imani Mfalme-Shúla

In Tennessee, criminal sentences can include more than 360 different fees and fines. Reform advocates say they can pose insurmountable obstacles.

Ready for the World

McDonough House at Loghaven

Loghaven emerges from the pandemic ready to welcome artists from all over to a hidden corner of South Knoxville — and with a major architecture award, to boot.

Knox 2018: A User’s Guide to Local Government and Politics

City County Building

Knoxville in 2018 is a complicated place. A moderate-progressive Southern Appalachian city in a libertarian-conservative Southern Appalachian county, it is home to a strong and diverse culture fueled by competing and often contradictory interests and philosophies.