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Local victim’s advocate groups receive federal grant money

Kentucky has received $37 million in federal grants to support crisis intervention services for victims of crime, and $1,082,985 of that funding is going to local organizations. In total, 133 Kentucky programs have received funding this year through the federal Victims of Crime...
Posted On 26 Oct 2020

Knox County receives nearly half-million in CARES funding

In its August meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Knox County Fiscal Court addressed several attention-grabbing items on its agenda. Among the items discussed and approved were approving bond refinancing for an old bond secured in the mid-2000s. Initially, county officials...

Knox County Fiscal Court passes tourism ordinance

The Knox County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Wednesday, May 27, to address a slate of items that could change the course of the county for years to come. After opening bids for various projects and adopting the agenda, the court voted to amend minutes from the April...

Knox Co. Fiscal Court establishing Knox Co. Tourism and Convention Commission

During its April meeting, the Knox County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of an ordinance establishing a new tourism board for the county. The “Knox County Tourism and Convention Commission” was presented by Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell during the Wednesday, April 22...

Agencies across Tri-County area receive $1.1 million in VOCA funds

Kentucky has received a record $37.9 million in federal grants to support crisis intervention services for victims of crime, and over $1.1 million of that funding is going to local organizations. In total, 135 Kentucky programs have received funding this year through the federal...
Posted On 06 Nov 2019

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...

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...

Hep A vaccine might become mandatory for Knox County food workers

The Knox County Health Department and Fiscal Court are teaming up to stop the spread of Hepatitis A. At the Fiscal Court’s January 23 meeting, Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell introduced Resolution #20190123-01 which mandates all food service employees receive the hepatitis A...
Posted On 31 Jan 2019
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Local groups receive total of $865,342 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding

A total of seven tri-county organizations have been awarded federal funds totaling a combined $865,342 through the state to help crime victims and combat domestic violence. The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has awarded more than $26 million in federal grants to...
Posted On 27 Dec 2018

Attorney General says Corbin residents entitled to occupational tax credit

The Kentucky Attorney General says workers in the Knox County portion of Corbin are entitled to a tax credit on a portion of the Knox County Occupational Tax as they are also paying the Corbin Occupational Tax. The letter announcing the ruling , which was addressed to Mayor...