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Knox board deadlocks

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

The Lynn Camp auditorium was filled to near capacity as the crowd waited anxiously to see what the school board’s next step would be after Friday’s highly publicized resignation of the board’s former chairman, Dexter Smith.

Obviously, the crowd was not going to make it easy on the acting chairman, Merrill Smith, as the crowd chanted, “One down, one to go!”

Although it was blatantly absent, Board Member Charles Merida was determined to get the one hot topic back on… Continue reading

Relay for Life Fish Fry Friday

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Knox County Clerk Mike Corey will hold a free community fish fry from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Thompson Park as part of the Relay for Life Kickoff. This year’s fish fry will also include brisket.

Relay for Life will be from noon to midnight Saturday at Thompson Park.

 

Inmate at large

Dale D. Valentine

Dale D. Valentine

Officials are searching for an inmate who escaped Wednesday, April 27.
Dale D. Valentine was on work detail for the Knox County Detention Center. Valentine fled on foot from the Christian Appalachian Project in Gray at approximately 3:48 p.m.
According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, deputies tracked Valentine to the Moore Hill area.
“He has relatives and some friends in that area,” said Sheriff Smith.
Valentine has been in custody since February of this year. He… Continue reading

Released from Knox County Detention Center

Knox County Detention Center Barbourville, KY

Knox County Detention Center
Barbourville, KY

Released from Knox County Detention Center 4/27/16 (Wednesday)

Mark A. Croley, Dustin Davis, Deon M. Flannelly, Angel D. Helton, Terry W. Jones, Pamela R. Mason, Preston A. Messer and Arthur C. Stewart Jr.

Dexter Smith out: Board chair resigns, takes plea

Photo by Emily Baker Embattled ex-board chairman Dexter Smith covers his face as he speeds away from reporters on Friday.

Photo by Emily Baker
Embattled ex-board chairman Dexter Smith covers his face as he speeds away from reporters on Friday.

The Kentucky Education Commissioner may have accepted the resignation from Knox County School Board Member Dexter Smith Friday, April 22, but the state is far from being done with him.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Jackie Steele said Smith resigned on the condition that he be granted immunity for both the 2012 perjury charge and any other charges stemming from his manipulation and… Continue reading

Dixon named Superintendent for City School

Photos by Emily Baker The Barbourville School Board welcomes Dixon as superintendent.  From left: Kenneth Cobb, Sandy Lundy, Kay Dixon, Board Chairman Shirley Treadway, Bonita Williams and Board Vice Chairman Edwin Smith.

Photos by Emily Baker
The Barbourville School Board welcomes Dixon as superintendent.
From left: Kenneth Cobb, Sandy Lundy, Kay Dixon, Board Chairman Shirley Treadway, Bonita Williams and Board Vice Chairman Edwin Smith.

Barbourville native Lenora Kay Dixon is set to move up in rank to the top spot at Barbourville Independent Schools. Thursday, April 21, the Barbourville City Board of Education announced that it had unanimously selected Dixon as the next superintendent. For some board members, the decision was an… Continue reading

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