Costs and Benefits

Commissioner Larsen Jay

County Commission weighs how to take politics out of the Merit System designed to protect sheriff’s employees … from politics.

Spangler Secures 2nd Term

Spangler speaks at victory party

In other primary results, Helsley is the Dems’ county mayor candidate, and Frazier beat Driscoll in the 11th District Commission contest.

Primary 2022: Knox County Sheriff

Tom Spangler and Jimmy "J.J." Jones

Incumbent Tom Spangler faces off against his predecessor Jimmy “J.J.” Jones in a Republican contest of familiar names and themes.

Grand Rift Auto

Sheriffs and Dooley and Glenn

At issue in a grievance hearing laced with Sheriff’s Office politics: Should a longtime employee retain use of a county vehicle?

And They’re Off

2022 candidates

With two months until Knox County primary elections, several interesting contests emerge — mostly among Republicans.

Arrest Developments

Accusations and political salvos are launched after deputies take a law enforcement critic into custody.

Conflicts and Interests

Merit System Council

The Merit System Council’s contentious relationship with Sheriff Tom Spangler escalates amid accusations of political agendas.

On the Merits

Merit System web page

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