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Fire department finances, jail updates headline Knox County fiscal court meeting

The Knox County Fiscal Court made a move in its September 25 meeting to bring accountability to the county’s fire departments when it comes to their financial reporting. “We, as a Court, want to establish a review committee to examine financial reports for participating fire...

Workplace training facility to open in old nursing home in Barbourville

New life is coming to the old Barbourville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center facility on Shelby Street in Barbourville. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will begin offering fast-track education opportunities in “industrial technology, computerized manufacturing...

Former Knox County magistrate pleads guilty to selling pain pills

A former Knox County magistrate has plead guilty to selling pills while he ran for reelection in Spring 2018. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox, 70 of Flat Lick, was the incumbent third district magistrate in April 2018 when he sold oxycodone and hydrocodone pills to an informant. Those...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association now ‘no-kill’ shelter

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association has now declared itself a “no-kill shelter.” “We have committed to no longer having to euthanize for time or space,” said Melissa McElroy, Executive Director for the association. The shelter has not euthanized a dog due to lack of space since...