Power Poll: Justifying Tax Hikes

A majority of survey respondents say city employee pay increases and county infrastructure upgrades are sufficient reasons to raise property tax rates.

Rosy Picture, For Now

Chris Caldwell at budget hearing

County commissioners seem satisfied with the proposed budget, but they worry about what comes next.

Jacobs Proposes $954m Budget

Glenn Jacobs at budget luncheon

The county spending plan includes across-the-board raises, with extra for sheriff’s deputies, and no tax increase.

Stadium Project Paused

Officials hope construction costs will stabilize later this year, but it won’t be in time for the Smokies to play ball in Knoxville in 2024.

Lack of Access

Ben Harrington

A study shows the demand for mental health care in Knox County is far outstripping the available resources.

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.

Making Trades

A student in an Associated Builders and Contractors class

County Commission gives initial approval to County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ partnership school with builders and contractors.