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UPDATE: Knox woman dead after early morning car crash

UPDATE: Knox County Sheriff’s Department has released the identify of the 25E fatal crash victim. The victim is Tammy Hale, 50, of Girdler. According to the sheriff’s department, Hale 2004 Chevy Trailblazer went airborne after she lost control. The vehicle rolled over several times coming to rest on its top in the southbound lane. Deputy Ashurst’s initial investigation indicates Hale was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.


A single vehicle crash took the life of a Knox County woman around 6 a.m. this morning. Officials say she was traveling north on 25E when she apparently lost control of  her Chevy Trailblazer SUV and crossed the median into the southbound lane.

Officials have not released the identity of the victim pending notification of family. She was transported to Baptist Health Corbin where she was pronounced dead.

The victim was apparently ejected from her vehicle at the intersection of 25E and KY 233.

The southbound lane of 25E was closed and rerouted until around 8 a.m.

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst is in charge of the investigation.

Knox EMS and the West Knox Fire Department assisted at the scene.

No further information is known at this time.

Jail Releases

Released from Knox County Detention Center 6/26/15 (Friday)

Artel C. Baker, Shannon R. Davidson, Denise Lamb, Diane Lambert, Arthur R. Mcvey, Allen J. Messer, Darrell G. Myrick, and Regina M. Price

Released from Knox County Detention Center 6/27/15 (Saturday)

Hoyt D. Gambrel, Eddie D. Hoskins, and Dave E. Smith

Released from Knox County Detention Center 6/28/15 (Sunday)

James A. Baker, Melissa A. Gray, Charles R. Hensley, Eric T. Mills, and Donald R. Rice

T-shirt scammer arrested

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A Corbin man has been arrested for scamming numerous businesses throughout the Tri-County into buying large quantities of t-shirts he never delivered.

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Coming this winter: Operation Snow School

Knox approved for Non-Traditional Instruction

Leaders in the Knox County Public Schools are thinking cold and white this summer as they begin making plans for the winter ahead. On Thursday, June 18, the school district received notification that it is one of 44 districts that has received approval for non-traditional instruction by the Kentucky Department of Education.

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Hensley, Sanders to Wed

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The parents of Carrie Ann Hensley of Gray and Jason Ray Sanders of Girdler wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their children at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Corbin Center. Carrie is the daughter of Beverly and Joe Hensley. Jason is the son of Donna and Don Swafford and Marvin Garland. All friends and family are invited. No local invitations are being sent.

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