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Top Story: Five file for vacant school board seat

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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.


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

Union College offers athletic camps

Union College is offering different athletic camps throughout the summer to any team or individual interested.

This week, a women’s basketball High School Team Camp will be occurring on June 1-2, and a baseball All Skills Camp on June 2-3.

If interested, other camps’ information and their dates are as follows

Baseball, Ages 6-8th Grade:


  • Hitting Camp, June 6-7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Pitching and Hitting Camp, June 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Men’s Basketball, Individual Camps, Ages 5-15


Summertime cruising & dipping

Kristy Dean Cole  Confession of a Baking Queen

Kristy Dean Cole
Confession of a Baking Queen

As the school year comes to an end, and summer break begins, I long to be a kid again. I remember summer break like it was yesterday. I would spend my days in my Aunt Arthena’s pool splashing with cousins. We stayed in the warm water long after we began to whither like raisins. My aunt acted as a DJ, blasting a collection of tunes, and singing along. She was a “cool”… Continue reading

Knox Central performs at the 2A State track meet

The Knox Central track and field team competed in the 2A State track meet on May 28 and 29.

The girls’ team placed 16th overall, and the boys’ team placed 18th. Many individuals scored well in their events, as well as relay teams.

Freshman Janelle Reed placed second in the 300 meter hurdles and Freshman Amber Brown grabbed eighth place in the high jump for the girls.

Senior Dante Brown placed third in the high jump.… Continue reading

13th Region Softball Tournament pairings

The 13th Region Softball Tournament will be held at Knox Central High School.

Admission will be $5, children 5 and under are free.

The dates and times are as follows:

First round, Monday, May 30

12 p.m. North Laurel vs Middlesboro

2 p.m. Lynn Camp vs Williamsburg

4 p.m. South Laurel vs Knox Central

6 p.m. Harlan County vs Clay County

The semi finals will be on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 and 8 p.m.

The championship is on Wednesday,… Continue reading

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