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Disc golf course to open in Knox

Go see if Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett can toss a disc this coming Friday with the opening of a disc golf course in Powell. Your county reporter once played disc golf, and lost about $20 worth of plastic in … Continue reading

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Big Brother was listening to you – kind of

We’ll stop far short of it being called Orwellian, but for a little while there, a government authority was recording your conversations. At a doorway. In three Knox County government buildings. But not much farther than that. Still, it was … Continue reading

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Into the numbers: Detail on the county’s $4M surplus

Foster Arnett wants to move. Well, kind of. In today’s KNS, we had a story on the county’s surplus. It’s a fairly typical thing – for good financial managers – to have a little coin left over at the end … Continue reading

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Rural/Metro and staffing and Knox County

OK, so there are some issues with staffing availability with Rural/Metro. Primarily this is connected to a recent rule change for EMTs in the state from August 2014, according to Rural/Metro staff, that requires people on ambulances to be level … Continue reading

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Wonk out: Some more figures on the schools fund balance

We’re talking about this story, here. Summarized: The reserve fund for Knox County Schools is close to the state required minimum. Called a “fund balance,” the reserve has paid for one-time projects, maintenance and year-to-year purchases such as textbooks. State … Continue reading

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Knox Co budget vote expected June 15

Knox County Commission on Tuesday is expected to vote to hold a special called meeting in June to approve the 2015-16 Knox County Budget. We’ve reported on the budget extensively – but the gist is this: no new taxes, and … Continue reading

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Dems elect party leadership in Knox Co

From a release: Cameron Brooks-  Chair Jackie Clay-  Vice- Chair Shannon Webb-  Secretary Emily Gregg-  Treasurer Additionally, new members of the Board of Governors was elected-  Click HERE to see a listing of members. Finally, below is a statement from … Continue reading

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