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A glimpse from 1930’s downtown Barbourville

Alta Hubbard with Uncle Sid Hubbard’s son, F.G. Hubbard

Alta Hubbard with Uncle Sid Hubbard’s son, F.G. Hubbard

The Knox Historical Museum Corner will continue featuring rare unpublished photographs from our county’s past.

Photos of citizens living in Knox County and Barbourville will be the primary focus for The Knox Historical Museum’s newest series of vintage photos. These photos will all have Barbourville or places in Knox County as the setting.  You will be able to see old buildings in the background as well as areas around the… Continue reading

Grand Jury indicts Smith for perjury

Dexter Smith

Dexter Smith

The Knox County Grand Jury returned an indictment against former Knox County School Board chairman Dexter Smith Monday with a misdemeanor perjury charge.

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Lift someone up with acts of kindness

One admirable trait of the culture of Knox County that we have experienced with our work with patients in the Stinking Creek and Flat Lick communities these past fifty years was helping families take care of the patients within the limitations of their homes.

This most certainly included delivering babies in the homes, postnatal care and, at times, teaching the families to care for the new born. More than once Peggy taught a family how to care for a premature… Continue reading

‘I wish everyone in this class had big ears!’

Regina Bargo  Tales from the Classroom

Regina Bargo
Tales from the Classroom

Every morning our class does Calendar Math.  During this time we review time, numbers, the calendar, numbers to one hundred and coins.  I began asking the students who was on each coin as I held the enlarged version of each coin in my hand.  George Washington and Abraham Lincoln came easy to them.  However, when I held up the nickel the class in unison yelled,” that’s Thomas Peters!”  I… Continue reading

School financials are once again ‘open’ to the public

From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Nothing is any more important to our state than safeguarding and educating our children. Kentucky will spend more than three billion taxpayer dollars this year on K-12 education.  That’s a lot of money. 

Because they control so much money, especially in Eastern Kentucky, schools are also huge sources of power. They control access to success; educationally, economically, and socially for many folks in small communities like ours. 

Here in Knox County, our… Continue reading

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