Stadium Costs Come into Focus

The proposed publicly financed sports and entertainment venue would have a higher sticker price but cost less to finance than previously estimated.

On the Merits

Merit System web page

County Commission delivers a split decision on revamping the grievance system for sheriff’s employees.

A Year in the Chair

Larsen Jay chairing a Commission meeting

Larsen Jay reflects on an unusual and eventful 12 months heading County Commission — and why he won’t seek the leadership post again.

An Unconventional Request

County Commissioner Justin Biggs asks City Council to postpone consideration of KUB’s municipal broadband plan.

Burning Up on Re-Entry

Tony Parker and Josh Smith

Knox County returns more former prisoners to jail than any of Tennessee’s other metro areas. Josh Smith is pushing local leaders to break the cycle.

First Pitch

City Council and County Commission will consider forming a sports authority this month to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.

Diagnosis Uncertain

Sign outside City County Building

Diagnosis Uncertain County Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve it. by jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020 A sign protesting the Knox County Board of Health propped against a window of the city county building. In a meeting that included allegations from one public forum speaker that public mask wearing … Read More