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.

The Year Ahead: Knox County

Glenn Jacobs

Elections will dominate the county political calendar this year, along with an updated General Plan and decisions on Health Department leadership.

2021 Revue: Knox County

Pandemic restrictions faced rising resistance, while federal relief funds brought a bounty, and the Sheriff’s Office faced lawsuits and politics.

Making Trades

A student in an Associated Builders and Contractors class

County Commission gives initial approval to County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ partnership school with builders and contractors.

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.

A Decade of Development

Census Tract 1

U.S. Census data shows Knox County grew by more than 10 percent since 2010, and the City of Knoxville had its biggest jump in 50 years.