Knox County 2020: A Primer (Part 2)

A survey of what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape. Today: the City of Knoxville and the private sector.

Keeping the Lights On

KUB plans to resume disconnecting service for nonpayment next month, but help is available for customers trying to catch up.

Ready to Go

Tim Burchett at TVA ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting marks the start of work to turn TVA’s East Tower into offices for Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

‘You’re Fired’

President Trump removed two TVA board members on Monday and called for the dismissal of the utility’s CEO.

Green Strategies

The city stays the course on sustainability, while KUB inks a deal with TVA that should boost solar’s share of the power pie.

School Board Approves TVA Move

Chris Caldwell addresses the school board

If legal questions are resolved, Knox County’s Central Office administration will leave the Andrew Johnson Building.

Commission Approves TVA Deal

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

After months of persuasion, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs wins a unanimous vote to lease the empty East Tower and buy the Summer Place garage.

Selling the Deal

With a vote scheduled for later in the month, the Jacobs administration makes a concerted pitch for leasing the TVA East Tower.