Moneyball Maneuvers

A revised financing plan for the new stadium near the Old City includes a loan to cover increasing costs and an expanded tax district to help pay for it.

Ballot Battle

Photo of Kim Frazier and Gina Oster hugging

The election leaves Republicans firmly in control of Knox County government, but Democrats have a strong showing — and score one upset.

Following the Money

Money

A handful of races on the Aug. 4 ballot have attracted unprecedented levels of funding. Where has it come from — and what are candidates spending it on?

Appeals Process Decision Delayed

Mayor Glenn Jacobs and public hearing speakers

As public opposition mounts, commissioners kick final approval of a revised ordinance restricting the Board of Zoning Appeals’ authority to next month.

Closing the Gap

A loan from Smokies’ owner Randy Boyd could be used to cover a stadium funding shortfall created by soaring construction materials costs.

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.

A Compromise on Appeals

Planning commissioners suggest a surgical approach to streamlining the Board of Appeals review process.

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.