Beaver Creek Blueway

Beaver Creek announcement

Knox County is investing $452,000 in clearing the tributary to create a 44-mile ‘water trail’ from Halls to Melton Hill Lake.

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.

Emergency Spending

Emergency services logos

Knox County puts its volunteer first responders on six-month contracts pending the results of a committee appointed by the mayor.

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?

Circuit Court Shortfall

City County Building main floor

A sharp decline in legal filings, and the fees that go along with them, prompts a request for a $1.5 million loan from the Knox County budget.

Charting a Course

Gerald Green

On his way out, Knox County’s planning director urges a more comprehensive look at the needs of the future.

The Reopening Dance

Mayors press conference

Awaiting guidance from the governor, the mayors of Knoxville, Knox County and its neighbors prepare for a still-undefined return to business.

Guessing Game

Glenn Jacobs budget presentation

The pandemic response shut down the economy just as local governments were making budget plans for next year. That has left them scrambling.