Spending the County Bounty

Chris Caldwell at Commission

A new public works building, utility upgrades, nonprofits and a mental health hospital lead Knox County’s plans for $92 million in pandemic aid.

Crash Course

TPO crash map

A new map of severe traffic accidents helps planners and engineers identify the region’s most dangerous roads.

Best-Laid Plans

Commissioners John Schoonmaker, Larsen Jay and Terry Hill

As Knox County prepares to update its vision for the future, officials confront the difficulty of keeping up with changing conditions.

At a Crossroads

Gibbs map

Knox County says it wants to do a better job of providing infrastructure for new development. Growth in the Gibbs community shows hard that is.

Water Fight

Northshore Drive flooded

Knox County moves to address persistent flooding around Cedar Bluff and three other trouble spots.

Walk Which Way?

Northshore boardwalk greenway

A greenway study showcases Knox County’s pedestrian ambitions. A sidewalk ordinance tests their limits.

Road Map

Applied Pavement Technology van

Knox County invests in new technology to survey and rate the state of its highways.

The Northwest Passage

Knox County road construction

Long planned and delayed, in the next few years the extension of Schaad Road will create a major new corridor in Knox County’s fastest-growing corner.

Codes Confusion

Knox County codes

Complaints from homebuilders lead to Knox County reassigning its building official and backing off from recently adopted codes.