Preparing for voters

photoThe Knox County Courthouse lobby was packed Thursday morning as County Clerk Mike Corey held a public inspection of voting machines.  Beginning Friday,  April 25th, one voting machine in the clerk’s office will be set up exclusively for those who are casting absentee ballots.  Voting will take place at all 30 Knox County precincts during the primary election on May 20th.



Highway flagman hit by motorist

A road construction worker was flown to the UK Medical Center Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on north KY 11.

At around 10:20 a.m., Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a call of a worker who was struck by a motorist. When he arrived at the scene, Knox EMS personnel were treating the victim, whose name was not released.   Continue reading

Zak Willis named Union College football coach

Coach Zak Willis (web)


Zak Willis becomes the 11th Head Coach in Union football history.

Willis was the head coach at Pikeville from 2000-2002 and at Newberry from 2002-2009. In nine seasons as a head coach, Willis has built a 55-37 overall record. He went 16-12 at Pikeville and 39-25 at Newberry.

He led Newberry to an 11-2 record, the SAC championship and the second round of the NCAA Division ll playoffs in 2006.  willis is also responsible for the only two conference championships in Newberry football history. Continue reading

Man charged with Sunday residential burglary; police searching for second suspect

One of two suspects in a Sunday residential burglary is behind bars and police continue their search for the other.

At around 2:30 a.m. Knox Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a residential burglar alarm call on KY 229.

When he arrived, Hensley noticed that the front door was busted in. Shortly after making sure the house was clear, the homeowner, identified as Alfred Lane, returned home.

Lane noticed that the suspects had taken a safe from his closet that contained $1,000 cash and all of his medication that had been filled earlier that day.   Continue reading

Man gets six months for cursing during court

It wasn’t the charges he was in court on that got a Barbourville man in trouble, it was what he said as he walked away.

Billy Wayne Price, 24, was being video arraigned Thursday in Knox District Court on charges of public intoxication and menacing when before District Judge John Chappell.

After entering a not guilty plea on Price’s behalf, Chappell said, “I’m seeing four pending cases all with failure to appear.”

“I was in here last week and done them,” Price said, at which time Chappell set a $500 cash bond and court MCR mandated drug testing for Price.   Continue reading

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