Ayn Rand, meet Knox County Commission

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Let’s be clear. Philosopher Ayn Rand would not favor a government-sponsored program to help indigent people obtain medical care. No way, no how. But she might have run screaming from …

Knox County budget vote sets traps

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

How does a libertarian build a budget?
One brick in and two bricks out. Repeat.
Knox County Commission will vote June 6 in a special called meeting on the 2019-20 fiscal …

Politicians and a sense of shame

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Why did Republicans in Tennessee stand against Glen Casada until he agreed to resign as speaker of the House when Republicans in Washington cannot find their voice to condemn Donald …

No Chase as city races set

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Update by Betty Bean: Per Cliff Rodgers (administrator of elections): Mike Chase turned in a petition to run for mayor at 10:30 a.m. May 16. Only 22 of some 40 …

Can Glenn Jacobs build a greenway?

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies, Halls

After an eight-year stall, maybe Mayor Glenn Jacobs can jump-start construction of a greenway connector in Halls. (Hope springs eternal.)
Knox County Commission in January approved a $300,000 consulting contract with …

Round ’n’ round with roundabouts

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies, Powell

Is a roundabout ahead for Powell?
Both the current and proposed county budgets include $750,000 for a roundabout at the intersection of Brickyard Road and West Beaver Creek Drive.
Jim Snowden, senior …