Enforcement Uncertainty

Cumberland Avenue crosswalk

As a new restriction on alcohol sales in Knox County takes effect, questions remain about how authorities will address businesses that don’t comply.

Closing Times Mandated

Taking more action to combat the pandemic, the Board of Health votes to restrict alcohol sales and reduce the permitted size of gatherings.

Birx Positive About Local Plans

The White House’s coronavirus response chief endorsed UT’s response plan and recommended early last calls for drinking establishments.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

Beaver Creek Blueway

Beaver Creek announcement

Knox County is investing $452,000 in clearing the tributary to create a 44-mile ‘water trail’ from Halls to Melton Hill Lake.

Masks Remain Mandatory

The Board of Health wants to see how school reopenings affect COVID-19 case counts before reconsidering the county’s facial covering requirement.

Ready to Go

Tim Burchett at TVA ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting marks the start of work to turn TVA’s East Tower into offices for Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

Ballot Questions

Knox County Charter Review Committee

The chairman of the county’s Charter Review Committee says the Law Department ‘slanted’ the language on a charter amendment about the law director.