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Top Story: Five file for vacant school board seat

Syberseed 4-27-16 to 5-27-2016

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UPDATE: The fifth applicant has been identified as Christopher Hubbs.

Interviews for the five candidates will be held Tuesday, June 7, at the Knox County School Board office.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has confirmed that five people have sent in their applications to the Commissioner of Education to serve out the remaining term of Dexter Smith’s seat on the Knox County School Board.

Smith was pressured into resigning… Continue reading

Man struck attempting to cross highway

Photo by Dean Manning The driver, George Fickau, speaks with Trooper Jay Sowders as Knox County Deputy Chad Wagner looks on.

Photo by Dean Manning
The driver, George Fickau, speaks with Trooper
Jay Sowders as Knox County Deputy Chad Wagner
looks on.

A Gray man is in critical but stable condition after he was hit by a car at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Ky. 233 Tuesday afternoon.

Kentucky State Police have identified the man as 25-year-old Josh Wren.

Wren was reportedly attempting to cross 25E at the light when he was struck by a 2016 Nissan Altima driven by… Continue reading

What time is it?

Courthouse clockWhat time is it? You’d never know by the courthouse clock. My watch said 4:45 p.m. when this picture was taken. Is everyone else’s watch as far behind (ahead?) as mine is?

Knox contributes to Corbin’s Industrial Park

Photo by Emily Baker Director of  Corbin's Economic Development Agency Bruce Carpenter addresses the Knox County Fiscal Court regarding needed contributions.

Photo by Emily Baker
Director of Corbin’s Economic Development Agency Bruce Carpenter addresses the Knox County Fiscal Court regarding needed contributions.

Knox County Fiscal Court has agreed to contribute $10,000 to the Corbin Office of Economic Development.

Facing a strained budget, the Corbin office decided to request contributions from each of the six surrounding counties (Knox, Whitley, Bell, Clay, Laurel and McCreary) that benefit from Corbin’s 600-acre Industrial Park.

“I think we benefit a lot out of the Industrial Park,”… Continue reading

Knox Schools need to have a laser-like focus

Syberseed 4-27-16 to 5-27-2016 Free access to this story is courtesy of Syberseed 

Once again, the Knox County School system has come under fire by the Kentucky Department of Education. An April 3-6 on-site review of the school district’s instructional performance found the administration lacking in several areas.

The Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED review included a five-member team of distinguished education professionals who were following up on a previous district diagnostic held in 2014.

The report identifies six improvement priorities… Continue reading

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