2019 Revue: Knox County Politics

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

From budget cuts to a prolonged standoff between the mayor and law director, it was a year when Glenn Jacobs made his mark — and felt some pushback.

In the Running

County Commission district map

Believe it or not, the next local election is right around the corner. Here’s a look at county offices up in 2020.

Keeping It Open

Public records hearing

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ office says it will continue to provide free inspection of public records.

Pay to See

Hearing in records lawsuit

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says it can charge labor costs for requests to view public records. Despite long-established state law, a judge may agree.