Pandemic recalls Great Recession struggles

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

The only certainties are death and taxes; the COVID-19 pandemic has lent a macabre twist to that axiom.
The coronavirus has certainly hastened death for thousands worldwide with no end to …

You bet your life

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

I turned 70 on March 13, as astonished as anyone else in my circle that I’d reached this milestone of geezerhood. For several weeks I’d planned to travel with a …

Water, water everywhere, and no solutions yet

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it, Powell

The 19th-century American essayist and novelist Charles Dudley Warner coined the phrase, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
Some Knox County residents let commissioners know on …

Charter Review Committee sets ground rules

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Following a five-hour session last week, the Knox County Charter Review Committee took just 55 minutes on Monday evening to establish ground rules for the serious work ahead. The first …

Mayor Jacobs should have seen it coming

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Rob Link is the communications director for Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. We asked him what the mayor’s plan is now that the town of Farragut has rejected his proposed …