Jacobs talks roads, parks and federal aid

Priority: “My priority is to promote good jobs, and our challenges are where to put the businesses and where to put the people.” Land is needed for businesses and homes. Also, he’s working with the Knox Education Foundation to create “next generation learning” in area schools – to bring businesses into schools. And he’s working with trade groups to beef … Read More

Mayor Jacobs to host kids’ trivia night

“We’re excited to try this out for the first time,” said Mayor Jacobs. “The library has prepared a list of books to help kids prepare for the questions so they’ll have a better chance at taking home a prize. Exploring our history is an important part of becoming an engaged citizen we think this will be a fun way to … Read More

Mayor Glenn Jacobs feasts on cicadas

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs joined the morning radio show “The Starting Lineup with Tyler and Will” for a cicada feast Wednesday. During the morning show, Mayor Jacobs joined WVLT’s Harry Sullivan and the radio hosts to taste chocolate-covered cicadas, buffalo cicada dip and cicada tacos. Jacobs said, in the beginning, he was a little leery of the idea of … Read More

Andrew Johnson building closer to becoming “the AJ Hotel”

The building is currently owned by the county and brings no tax revenue. In February 2020, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs estimated it would cost taxpayers more than $20 million to update the building, including make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, for future school district business. The county also estimated $300,000 in annual savings from moving KCS.

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announces he will run for reelection in 2022

“Four years ago, I pledged to stay true to my conservative values as mayor. Nobody could have envisioned a pandemic and the economic shutdown that followed, but I’m proud Knox County has been able to weather the storm without a tax increase,” he said in a statement Monday. “By tightening our belt and making smart cuts, we balanced our budget … Read More

Glenn Jacobs, WWE’s Kane, wins mayor’s race in Tennessee

Jacobs, a Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company, was leading Democrat Linda Haney by a large margin with most of the votes counted in Knox County on Thursday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Jacobs claimed victory at his watch party, saying his decision to seek the mayor’s job was met at first with “pretty resounding laughter” … Read More