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.

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.

School Board Mandates Masks

Evetty Satterfield

Concerned about inconsistencies between schools, Knox County makes clear that students, staff and visitors will need face coverings indoors.

Sales Tax Surprise

Knox County Commission, Main Assembly Room

State data through May shows people continuing to spend money during the pandemic, producing more revenue than local officials expected. Will that continue?

‘The Options Are Terrible’

Classroom chairs

Whether they decided to keep their children home or send them back to school, Knox County parents are unhappy with the choices presented.

Bringing the Internet Home

School internet needs

Ahead of schools reopening, an emergency plan aims to provide broadband access to families who need it.