Mayor Tim Burchett. Photo by Dan Andrews, 2013.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement concerning the effect a possible federal government shutdown would have on Knox County:


“Despite Washington’s inability to come to a consensus and address the government’s financial crisis, Knox County will continue to operate and services will not be disrupted in the event of a short-term federal government shutdown.  In the meantime, I and my staff continue to monitor the situation in Congress, and will take appropriate, fiscally responsible action as needed.”