Catching up with commission

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Responding to the threat of COVID-19 continues to dominate the thoughts of many elected officials. Knox County Commission’s April 27 Zoom meeting was no exception.
Dr. Martha Buchanan set the tone, …

Through the artists’ eyes

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Chris S. Rohwer and his wife Robin Moore Rohwer are valued contributors to Knox TN Today. Chris is an outstanding photographer and Robin a talented painter. Their work appears each …

COVID-19 spurs increased use of executive power

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Governing by decree runs counter to the principles upon which the nation was founded. Locally, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs reluctantly bowed to Gov. Bill Lee’s statewide “Safer at Home” …

Knox County Commission welcomes the future

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Using the “Zoom” platform to stream its March 30 meeting online, Knox County Commission joined the rapidly growing practice of “distanced” meetings. It was a necessary if sometimes awkward initiation …