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.

Water Fight

Northshore Drive flooded

Knox County moves to address persistent flooding around Cedar Bluff and three other trouble spots.

Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.

Closing the Doors

Knox County Public Library

Knox County plans to shutter its libraries tomorrow, after rising concerns from employees.

Pandemic Preparations

Indya Kincannon

With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.

COVID-19 Spreads to East Tennessee

COVID websites

With no cases confirmed in Knox County, UT suspends travel and prepares for online instruction, while the Health Department monitors the situation.

Primary 2020: Public Defender

For the first time in 30 years, Knox County voters will elect a new attorney to represent indigent defendants in court.

Walk Which Way?

Northshore boardwalk greenway

A greenway study showcases Knox County’s pedestrian ambitions. A sidewalk ordinance tests their limits.