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Knox County Schools earn “distinguished” grade on statewide accountability

There will be lots of celebrations occurring today in the Knox County Public Schools.  The school district has earned its highest rating ever, “distinguished”, in the latest results from Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning school accountability system.

“This year is a milestone for Knox County and it proves that our schools are focused on student achievement,” Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles shared following the data release.

Knox County seen growth from a 65.6 overall score and “needs improvement” rating one year… Continue reading

Deputies possibly find 23 grams of crystal meth

A Corbin man is facing his third case of possession of methamphetamine after Knox County Sheriff’s deputies found 23 grams (.811 ounces) of suspected crystal methamphetamine along with assorted drug paraphernalia in his car Saturday night.

According to Sheriff Mike Smith, Deputy Sidney Wagner arrested 37-year-old Carl E. Ruppe in a field near Spider Creek Road off of Standard Ave.

Smith said Wagner saw the vehicle near a field and stopped to investigate.

“He stated he had pulled over to… Continue reading

Former EMS driver accused of manslaughter seeks extra court date

A trail date is just around the corner for a former Knox County EMS ambulance driver.

Kevin French, 26, of Keavy, has been scheduled for an additional court date before setting an official trial date. During his pretrial conference Friday, Sept. 23, French’s attorney, David Hoskins, requested more time as he was still waiting on evidence to be handed over from the Commonwealth.

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Accident sends KSP trooper to hospital

Photo by Tasha Stewart Rescue squads responded to the wreck as bystanders gazed at the aftermath. Anderson, seated in plaid, remained at the scene after his truck was hit by Sgt. Bunch.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Rescue squads responded to the wreck as bystanders gazed at the aftermath. Anderson, seated in plaid, remained at the scene after his truck was hit by Sgt. Bunch.

A three-car collision this past Saturday sent one trooper and three others to the hospital.

Kentucky State Post 10 received multiple calls on September 24 at 4:11 p.m. reporting a collision at the intersection of US 25E and KY 1629 at the Sonic traffic light in Corbin. Callers… Continue reading

Smith faces special judge in perjury case

Photo by Tasha Stewart Dexter Smith and his attorney David S. Hoskins leaving the courtroom after Tuesday’s court appearance.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Dexter Smith and his attorney David S. Hoskins leaving the courtroom after Tuesday’s court appearance.

Former Knox County Board of Education chairman Dexter Smith appeared before a special judge for the first time Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Pulaski County District Judge Katie Wood took on the case when Knox County District Judge John Chappell officially recused himself.

The court began the process to prepare for trial. A motion for discovery was entered and Judge Wood arranged a… Continue reading

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