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Knox Day 4 Snow School Day

Knox County Public Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  This will be Operation Snow School day four (4) for students and staff.

  Assignments for Operation Snow School day four (4) will be available online beginning at 8am on Tuesday morning. 

 Operation Snow School is our non-traditional method of providing instruction on days that the weather forces us to cancel school.  Students should complete paper or online assignments at home that were prepared for them by their teacher(s).

For more information about Operation Snow School visit our website at www.knox.kyschools.us

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Kristy Dean Cole  Confession of a Baking Queen

Kristy Dean Cole
Confession of a Baking Queen

The Superbowl is the grand finale to NFL season. Soon enough the 50 yard line will give way to the crack of a bat and nine innings. Many a sports fan will follow the next big season of their fan-fueled life. My husband is one of those people. Actually the babbling about baseball has already started, but he is ready for some football this Sunday. 

I’m not a big TV person, but my husband can watch sports for hours hypnotized, looking straight ahead at the 65-inch screen without blinking or speaking a word, unless he pauses for a declaration that he is hungry.

Needless to say, he watches hours of football. He played both high school and college football, and I suppose that will always be his first love. I enjoy sports, but with my husband, it’s always a hot topic in our household, so I have to stay abreast of all things that require jersey uniforms and a point system.

With Superbowl Sunday on its way, I’m getting my menu together for our annual party. Over the years, we have enjoyed it with just the two of us or friends piled up with platefuls of snacks, judging the best commercials, yelling at officials for poor calls, and being confused as to what just happened during the halftime show.

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Knox County economic development needs more than alcohol

From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Getting more jobs and economic growth was a big part of the conversation during the recent wet/dry election in Knox County. So, Barbourville Mayor David Thompson and city council members jumped into high gear this past week. They reviewed local alcohol ordinances from other similar size cities, tweaked and copied them, then quickly put together an alcohol ordinance for Knox County. Rapid back-to-back readings of the ordinance were held last Thursday and Friday. After its publication in the paper this week makes it official, many hope the ordinance will be the beginning of an economic transformation for Barbourville and Knox County.

Will that really happen? No one knows for sure. But what we do know is for the last 20-year period, census data shows very little growth in Knox County. For most surrounding counties, the trends are even more negative.

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Released from Knox County Detention Center

Knox County Detention Center Barbourville, KY

Knox County Detention Center
Barbourville, KY

Released from Knox County Detention Center 2/5/16 (Friday)

Douglas E. Fugate, Melissa Hensley, Anthony J. Mills, Christopher B. Mills, Susan Powell, Jamie L. Sipley, Jason J. Smith, Joshua Vandusen and Samantha K. Weddle.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 2/6/16 (Saturday)

Joseph A. Bean, Anthony Broughton, Virgil Craig, Travis J. Owens, Courtney Roark and Earl S. Smith.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 2/7/16 (Sunday)

Donald K. Feeback, Jimmy D. Golden, Joseph E. Hibbard, James Silcox, Linda C. Vaughn and Mathew M. Whitehead Jr.

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