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Bug thinks she’s the next big thing as she rides around her yard on the front of a moped with her best friends Mallory, Mikyla, and Maegan Stamper.

Bug, a six-month-old boxer is first up on the moped when her best friends Mallory, Maegan and Mikyla Stamper get ready to go for an afternoon ride. Bug usually rides with 13-year-old Mallory while sisters Mikyla, 14, and Maegan, 9, follow behind on a four-wheeler.

Bug, a six-month-old boxer is first up on the moped when her best friends Mallory, Maegan and Mikyla Stamper get ready to go for an afternoon ride. Bug usually rides with 13-year-old Mallory while sisters Mikyla, 14, and Maegan, 9, follow behind on a four-wheeler.

Mallory Stamper, 13, (front) with her dog, Bug (the boxer), lead the way as she and her sisters, Mikyla, 14, and Maegan, take a cooling trip around their house on a hot summer afternoon. Mallory, Maegan, and Mikyla are the daughters of Sarah Stamper and granddaughters of Juel Rutledge, both of Artemus.

Mallory Stamper, 13, (front) with her dog, Bug (the boxer), lead the way as she and her sisters, Mikyla, 14, and Maegan, take a cooling trip around their house on a hot summer afternoon. Mallory, Maegan, and Mikyla are the daughters of Sarah Stamper and granddaughters of Juel Rutledge, both of Artemus.

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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