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Top Story: Five file for vacant school board seat

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UPDATE: The fifth applicant has been identified as Christopher Hubbs.

Interviews for the five candidates will be held Tuesday, June 7, at the Knox County School Board office.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has confirmed that five people have sent in their applications to the Commissioner of Education to serve out the remaining term of Dexter Smith’s seat on the Knox County School Board.

Smith was pressured into resigning… Continue reading

Senate President warns of 35 to 40% healthcare cost increase

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Senator Robert Stivers (right) talks with Barbourville Tourism Director Denise Wainscott and local pharmacy owner George Hammons at Tuesday’s Knox County Chamber meeting.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Senator Robert Stivers (right) talks with Barbourville Tourism Director Denise
Wainscott and local pharmacy owner George Hammons at Tuesday’s Knox County
Chamber meeting.

During his speech to the Knox County Chamber Tuesday, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers explained his role in the senate and discussed serious concerns facing local residents, especially healthcare.

“I want people to truly understand what the Senate President does,” said Senator Robert Stivers as he stood before the Knox County Chamber of… Continue reading

Knox Board continues to butt heads

The audience couldn’t help but erupt in sarcastic laughter when the Knox Board of Education was, yet again, unable to make a decision on the superintendent’s position.

The BOE Annex was filled with community members awaiting the last item on the agenda, “Discuss and/or Take Action on Advertising for Interim Superintendent effective July 1, 2016.”

“I don’t think there’s a need for this,” said Board Member Gordon Hinkle. “I think that all indicators is that the new board member will… Continue reading

Man struck attempting to cross highway

Photo by Dean Manning The driver, George Fickau, speaks with Trooper Jay Sowders as Knox County Deputy Chad Wagner looks on.

Photo by Dean Manning
The driver, George Fickau, speaks with Trooper
Jay Sowders as Knox County Deputy Chad Wagner
looks on.

A Gray man is in critical but stable condition after he was hit by a car at the intersection of U.S. 25E and Ky. 233 Tuesday afternoon.

Kentucky State Police have identified the man as 25-year-old Josh Wren.

Wren was reportedly attempting to cross 25E at the light when he was struck by a 2016 Nissan Altima driven by… Continue reading

What time is it?

Courthouse clockWhat time is it? You’d never know by the courthouse clock. My watch said 4:45 p.m. when this picture was taken. Is everyone else’s watch as far behind (ahead?) as mine is?

Knox contributes to Corbin’s Industrial Park

Photo by Emily Baker Director of  Corbin's Economic Development Agency Bruce Carpenter addresses the Knox County Fiscal Court regarding needed contributions.

Photo by Emily Baker
Director of Corbin’s Economic Development Agency Bruce Carpenter addresses the Knox County Fiscal Court regarding needed contributions.

Knox County Fiscal Court has agreed to contribute $10,000 to the Corbin Office of Economic Development.

Facing a strained budget, the Corbin office decided to request contributions from each of the six surrounding counties (Knox, Whitley, Bell, Clay, Laurel and McCreary) that benefit from Corbin’s 600-acre Industrial Park.

“I think we benefit a lot out of the Industrial Park,”… Continue reading

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