Quote of the Week: "I am very remorseful for my actions..."

"I am very remorseful for my actions and will do everything I can to make this one lapse of judgment up to the citizens of this County and especially to my wife and family."

—Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby, from his May 10 letter of apology as ordered by Blount County General Sessions Judge Bill Brewer. Ownby pleaded no contest on his indecent exposure charge, which resulted from his arrest a year ago for publicly engaging in oral sex at Sharp's Ridge.