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Knox County man charged with rape of minor he met at NIBROC

A mother’s call led Kentucky State Police to arrest a Knox County man for and inappropriate relationship with her underage daughter. Detective Aaron Frederick, of Post 10 in Harlan, responded to the complaint received Wednesday, Sept. 27. Detective Frederick contacted James McCafferty, 32, of Indian Creek, and initiated an interview. Over the course of the [...]

Corbin Ice Company owner meets with Congressman Rogers

Corbin Ice Company owner Jody Botner, above left, and his son Blake met with Fifth District Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers recently in his office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Botners spoke to Rogers September 26th on behalf of the International Packaged Ice Association to discuss food safety issues related to ice.

AT&T President to speak at upcoming chamber of commerce luncheon

Hood Harris is President of AT&T in Kentucky. Hood Harris, President of AT&T Kentucky, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. The title of Harris’ keynote speech is: “Investing in the Future: Telecommunications Today and Tomorrow in Southern Kentucky.” He will also discuss [...]

Local artists eligible for $3,000 Corbin mural contest

Local artists are being sought to paint a mural on the underpass along Roy Kidd Avenue. If you are an artist, who could use an extra $3,000, then Corbin wants your help with an upcoming mural. Downtown Corbin has launched the Underpass Mural Contest, hoping to transform the Roy Kidd Avenue Underpass with [...]

Knox Board of Education passes tax increase

As required by state law, the Knox County Board of Education recently held a public hearing before a special called meeting where they would finalize an increase in taxes. However, not a single person was present to oppose or support the increase and after 30 minutes of silence from the community, the Board adjourned the [...]

Corbin Tourism asking for local sports related memorabilia for ‘Hometown Teams’ exhibit

The Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, in conjunction with the KY Humanities Council, will be hosting a Smithsonian traveling exhibit November 18-December 30, 2017 at the Corbin Center located at 222 Corbin Center Drive. The exhibit, titled “Hometown Teams” tells the story about sports and the role that sports have played in shaping small towns [...]

Knox Fiscal Court sets yearly tax rates

Magistrates of the Knox County Fiscal Court voted to save county residents money and not raise their tax rate. During the August meeting, the court heard from Knox County Property Valuation Administrator Bill Oxendine on the assessed property value of the county. “We’ve grown in places and we’ve lost in places,” said Oxendine. “In real [...]

‘Fire subscription fee’ yields big returns to Knox Co. fire departments

A controversial fee added to Knox County property taxes last year has yielded big returns for fire departments across the county. Enacted in 2016 by the Knox County Fiscal Court, the “Fire Subscription Fee” of $35 per parcel was added to Knox County property tax bills for 2017. The fee ensured property owners would receive [...]

Union College, Barbourville Tourism hosting Gray mountain bike competition

Barbourville Tourism is gearing up for a new event in Knox County. On Saturday, Aug. 19, mountain bikers from across the region will travel to the area to take part in the Turner Outdoor Center MTB XC. Barbourville Tourism, along with the Union College Cycling Team and Kentucky Point Series, will host the event at [...]

Knox County schools closing Aug. 21 for eclipse

All eyes will be turned to the sky on Aug. 21 as a rare eclipse sweeps across the United States. While this experience will provide a wonderful learning opportunity, local school districts have been in discussion for weeks, trying to decide if they will hold classes in light of student safety concerns. “We have been [...]