Taking the Gavel

Richie Beeler and Kristi Kristy

Richie Beeler and Kristi Kristy are the new chairs of County Commission and the Board of Education. From COVID to contracts to county planning, they have busy years ahead.

On the Merits

Merit System web page

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

Health Fight

County Commission crowd

With a crowd of anti-mask protesters cheering them on, County Commission weighs changes to the Board of Health.

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

2A or not 2A?

Gun show

Despite some members’ misgivings, Commission proclaims Knox a ‘Second Amendment Constitutional County.’

East Towne Turbulence

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

With the TVA tower deal sidelined for a month, County Commission votes two different ways in one meeting on what to do about an empty mall.

‘Not Anybody’s Guy’

Richie Beeler

Political jousting over a pension lawsuit puts County Commissioner Richie Beeler in the spotlight — or the crossfire.