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Governor Honors Local Airman

A Corbin resident’s service has been recognized by Kentucky’s highest official. Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, July 24, 2014 in honor of a Kentucky airman who recently died as a result of non-combat related injuries.

Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton, 29, of Corbin, died July 16 in Washington D.C., and  his funeral services are today,  at Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Knox County.

 

New Unemployment Numbers released

The state today released figures documenting a 10.4% unemployment rate for Knox County.

Below is a comparison of the Knox rate with that of other nearby counties:

BELL   12.3%

CLAY  12.0%

KNOX  10.4%

LAUREL   8.1%

WHITLEY  9.3%

HARLAN  14.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jailer gets nod from Judge Executive for work-release program

All five Knox County magistrates; Carson Gilbert, 1st district, Keith Abner, 2nd district, Jerry (Rabbit) Cox, 3rd district, Pat McDonald, 4th district, and Julio Cima, 5th district, joined Judge Executive J.M. Hall at Wednesday’s Knox County Fiscal Court meeting.

After officially opening the meeting, Judge Hall opened the floor to the general public. Boone Heights resident Sharon Lounder addressed 3rd District Magistrate Jerry Cox. Apparently, the county had come in and cleaned out dirt at the edge of her yard in order to establish drainage. Lounder’s complaint was that the dirt left behind during the county’s work had never been cleaned up, and she spent a total of $1,050 to clean up her hard. She is now requesting an exception to paying penalties on her property tax.

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Knox County Town and Country Homemakers Hold Organizational Meeting for 2014-2015

Pictured are: Back Row (Left to right) Freida Parrot-Parliamentarian, Judith Hinkle-Co-President, Gayle Bartolo-Co-President, Pauline Miller-Educational Program of Work, Melissa Gilbert-Educational Program of Work, Peggy Messer-SecretaryFront Row (Left to Right)Judy Kelley-Chaplain, Dora Sue Farmer-Reporting Secretary, Linda Zigos-Treasurer, Carolyn Roark-Historian, Doddie Lawson-Historian Not Pictured:  Leann Butler-Historian, DeRhonda Hubbs-Vice-President, Nancy Cobb-Reporting Secretary, Priscilla Abner-Historian

Pictured are: Back Row (Left to right) Freida Parrot-Parliamentarian, Judith Hinkle-Co-President, Gayle Bartolo-Co-President, Pauline Miller-Educational Program of Work, Melissa Gilbert-Educational Program of Work, Peggy Messer-SecretaryFront Row (Left to Right)Judy Kelley-Chaplain, Dora Sue Farmer-Reporting Secretary, Linda Zigos-Treasurer, Carolyn Roark-Historian, Doddie Lawson-Historian
Not Pictured: Leann Butler-Historian, DeRhonda Hubbs-Vice-President, Nancy Cobb-Reporting Secretary, Priscilla Abner-Historian

On Friday, July 18, the Knox County Town and Country Homemakers held their first organizational meeting for the upcoming new year. Members of the executive committee met to discuss plans for expanding and revitalizing this long standing club, which was originally organized in 1961. Executive officers discussed a myriad of topics, including an adoption of official club colors, emblem, motto, flag and dress code for officers.

The club’s year-long fundraising projects were discussed and voted on, along with the selection of charities on the local, state, national and international levels supported by KCTCH. The Town and Country Homemakers Club’s 50+ years celebration, as well as the  installation of the new officers, will  take place at a ceremonial dinner on Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Knox County Extension Office. Current members are asked to invite one future member, along their significant other, to this very important meeting.  

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Cultural Arts Contest:  August 15, 2014:  Members are asked to bring in their crafts that they wish to enter in the contest anytime during the day to the Extension Office.

First Meeting of New Year  50+Years Celebration and Installation Dinner: August 21, 2014, 5:30 pm

District Area Meeting at Middlesboro: October 18, 2014, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, cost is $14

Make a Craft Day:   October 20, 2014, 10:00 am Extension Office Members are asked to bring any craft projects on which they are currently working to the Extension Office for a day of work and as well as sharing. 

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