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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 8/28/15 (Friday)

Anthony L. Brinyark, William R. Crawford, Mark C. Daniels, Clifford R. Fischer, Jerry M. Hibbard, Allen Honeycutt, Clifford S. Louden, Carl S. Merida, Christopher Vandusen and Chirstopher S. West.

 

Released from Knox County Detention Center 8/29/15 (Saturday)

Donald L. Castle, George B. Jones, Nile A. Mitchell, Christie D. Smith and Tressia G. Sprinkles.

 

Released from Knox County Detention Center 8/30/15 (Sunday)

Tony Broughton.

New Union College students begin the college experience by serving community

More than 200 incoming Union College students spent a part of their first full weekend on campus “paying it forward” throughout the community.

Jodi Carroll, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Union College, said 230 students, mostly freshmen, participated in community service at 13 locations throughout the region Saturday. Community service is part of Union’s mission, but this is the first time a Service Day was planned to engage all incoming freshmen in outreach projects.

“In most cases our students were able to learn about the community and these organizations that serve our area,” Carroll said. “It is inspiring to know that so many of our students were familiar with service work and have had these experiences in their own communities. It is also great to think that maybe this project inspired those students who have never participated in service work to continue with the experience.”

Carroll arranged for students to participate in service activities around Barbourville, Knox County and the local region, primarily assisting organizations known for providing a helping hand to local citizens. Students worked at Clearfork Community Institute, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, Lend-A-Hand Center, Goodwill Industries, Redbird Mission, Barbourville Recycling Center, Henderson Settlement, Cumberland Falls State Park and Pine Mountain State Park. Work around Union’s campus was performed as well. Students picked up trash, sorted recyclable goods, landscaped, performed trail maintenance and made facility repairs at the various locations.

Barbourville Mayor David Thompson joined more than 20 students assisting at the Barbourville Recycling Center. Thompson said it was great seeing the students work to “pay it forward” in the community.

James Benge worked alongside the students at the recycling center. Benge is a sophomore at Union and participates in one of the college’s service driven organizations, Common Partners.

“It’s a good experience for Union’s freshmen to participate in volunteer work and give back to this community.” Benge said.

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Knox County Health Coalition organizes health assessment

“Every three years the local hospitals ask us for this information, this time we’re trying to get ahead of the game and already have it prepared for them.” explained Chairman Terry Lanham.
They plan to make the survey simple and to the point in order to get as much feed back from the community as possible.
“We need to be response driven,” said Vice-Chairman Russell Jones, “everything we do should be in response to this survey.”
The survey is expected to be ready around the beginning of October.
“We’re hoping to be ready by the Daniel Boone festival,” Said Lanham, “So, we can have a table set up there and get a broad range for feedback.”
If all goes according to plan, the survey will be distributed through local organizations and will possible be available online.

Jobs available, companies hiring

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Pictured from left to right are Ali Hill, Heather Gibson, Becky Miller and JacQuie Pillay of KCEOC Kentucky Career Center JobSight.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Pictured from left to right are Ali Hill, Heather Gibson, Becky Miller and JacQuie Pillay of KCEOC Kentucky Career Center JobSight.

Good news. The jobs are now out there. You just have to know where to look.69

Becky Miller, Workforce Services Director at the KCEOC JobSight on courthouse square told Knox County Chamber members Tuesday that numerous jobs are now available in Knox County. KCEOC’s Kentucky Career Center JobSight is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to get a job or enhance their career. JobSight has already helped place hundreds of people with local companies, many with full benefit packages.

Those companies include Xerox, General Dynamics, KOWA, Kentucky Biscuit Company, and the Division of Forestry.

“We process all applications, testing and even schedule the interviews,” said Miller. “General Dynamics is currently hiring at an average pay of $10.52 per hour, and we are also assisting with the interviews for KOWA, the new employer from Japan, who is hiring at $13-15 an hour.

The Division of Forestry, she added, is hiring emergency firefighters at an average pay of $10.

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New officer on the job

Barbourville Police Chief Winston Tye and Barbourville Mayor David Thompson introduce the newest sworn-in officer, Jon Dean

Barbourville Police Chief Winston Tye and Barbourville Mayor David Thompson introduce the newest sworn-in officer, Jon Dean

There is a new face patrolling the streets of Barbourville.

Jon Dean, 31, is a London native with strong roots in Barbourville.

“My grandparents are from Barbourville, so, growing up, I spent a lot of time here.” said Dean.

After graduating from South Laurel High, Dean attended Union College where he studied Athletic Training. After Graduating from Union in 2007, he spent three years in Mississippi.

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