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 …

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 …