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.

Support System

Boy looking dejected while doing schoolwork.

As students struggle with mental health, Knox County Schools expands its contract with McNabb to provide counselors in all middle and high schools.

Seeking State Services

County Commission asks for a new mental health hospital to replace the shuttered Lakeshore. Would it meet community needs?

More Beds, Fewer Staff

The impact of new behavioral health facilities could be blunted by workforce shortages among local providers.

Lack of Access

Ben Harrington

A study shows the demand for mental health care in Knox County is far outstripping the available resources.

Raising the Rates

Mental Health Commissioner Marie Williams

Tennessee mental health providers see hope for increased state funding this year.

Crisis Response

Charme Allen

Knox County aims to bolster resources for victims of domestic violence and those in mental health emergencies.

The Year Ahead: Knox County

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Apart Together

Top of the Hill at UT.

University officials say that even with physical distancing and virtual classes, students want to be on campus as much as possible.

Cracking the Door

knox county detention facility

A jail diversion program for those with mental health and addiction issues receives a three-year extension from the city and county. What does it have to show so far?