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.

Charter Changes Derailed

Amelia Parker discusses proposed city Charter changes

Council nixes Parker’s bid to place eight amendments to the city Charter on the November ballot.

Meriting Attention

Police cruiser with lights on

County Commission expands and revamps the Merit System Council, which protects Sheriff’s Office employees from political retribution.

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.