Well the Nimby's (Not In My Backyard) are continuing to keep Knox County down. While Sevier County wins again. A handful of vocal nimby's that have NEVER supported anything but trying to protect their own self interest and telling the IDB (Industrial Development Board) what they can not do with the property the IDB bought off Midway Road in East Knox County. Read about KaTom's decision to locate in adjoining Sevier County,here.
After seeing the reaction from the Nimby's they were probably scared about the reaction during construction and eventual operation of their business. Good luck to KaTom on their new location where they are welcomed with open arms.