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Top Story: Five file for vacant school board seat

Syberseed 4-27-16 to 5-27-2016

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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.


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

Lots of things this week brought out the best of our community

From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Sometimes in the newsroom we get so focused on the bad things making news, we forget what a wonderful community we have!  Two retirements, a meeting of leaders in the city, and a chamber speech refocused my thoughts this week.

This week we celebrated our past by recognizing the accomplishment of two retiring legends from Barbourville City Schools. “Buck” Treadway amazingly served over 55 years on the City School Board, the longest tenure of… Continue reading

Artists share skills with kids

Local artist Dianne Simpson helps students finish their baskets.

Local artist Dianne Simpson helps students finish their baskets.

Artist Dianne Simpson shared her skills with children at Barbourville Independent Schools Thursday, May 19. Through a Teaching Art Together Grant with The Kentucky Art’s Council, Simpson spent two days at the school, teaching students the art of basket weaving.

Simpson, who has been passing her knowledge on to children since 2005, was excited to work with Knox County kids.

“I am from Knox County so I love working here,” said… Continue reading

13th Region Baseball Tournament pairings

The 13th Region Forcht Bank Regional Baseball Tournament pairings:

Monday, May 30-
11 a.m. Corbin vs Harlan Co
1:30 p.m. North Laurel vs Barbourville
4 p.m. Knox Central vs South Laurel
6:30 p.m. Middlesboro vs Clay Co

Your semi finals will be Tuesday, May 31, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the championship will be June 2 at 6 p.m.

The tournament is being held at Lynn Camp High School, and admission will be $5 per person.

Stay updated… Continue reading

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