Where’s the Recession?

Economic graphs

Although local finance officials remain cautious, the long-warned-of downturn has yet to arrive.

Building Backlogs

Photo of new houses under construction at the Meadows at Shannon Valley.

As the population continues to grow, the city and the county are struggling to keep up with the demand for approving construction projects.

Keeping Care

Photo of a child care classroom with toys on the floor

Knox County aims to keep a child care facility open with help from a state program, federal funding and an aspirational owner.

2022 Revue: Knox County

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs making his budget address in May 2022.

Elections kept incumbents in place while giving County Commission its first female majority. And the Advance Knox process began to set a vision for the county’s future.

Power Poll: Big Picture Views

State Capitol, City County Building

Respondents express some optimism and some pessimism, and offer their opinions on what state and local governments should prioritize.

Between the Floods

Northshore Drive flooded

With two ‘500-year’ storms in the last four years, local and state officials are working to mitigate and respond to fast-rising water.

Falling Bills

property tax

In a Knox County sample, most property owners both inside and outside city limits are effectively paying less in taxes than they were a decade ago.

Primary 2022: Knox County Trustee

Richard Jacobs and Justin Biggs

A politically connected veteran of the Trustee’s Office faces off against a credentialed outsider in the contest for the Republican nomination.