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Unemployment rates increase in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between May 2021 and June 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 31 Jul 2021

Knox County native named new assistant principal at Lynn Camp Schools

From classroom teacher to supporting those in the classroom, Knox native Emily (Mills) Haneline has been named the new assistant principal at Lynn Camp Schools. “To empower staff and students I work with to be the very best they can be, both in and out of the classroom,” is the...

Unemployment rates increase in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between April 2021 and May 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 17 Jul 2021

Georgia man convicted in conspiracy to distribute meth in Whitley, Knox and Laurel County

An Ellenwood, Georgia man, who was convicted late Thursday in federal court of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was the last of 12 co-defendants to have his case...

Knox County represented at Miss Kentucky pageant

Five local ladies are ready to compete in the Miss Kentucky Pageant, which is set to kick off on Thursday evening with preliminary events beginning at 7 p.m. Participants in this year’s Miss Kentucky Pageant include title holders from both 2019 and 2020 as some pageants, such as...

April unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between March  2021 and April 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021

Knox County man pardoned for 2014 murder, arrested on federal case

(Story by Jeff Ledington, Barbourville Mountain Advocate) A Knox County native convicted for his involvement in a 2014 murder, but later pardoned by former Governor Matt Bevin, was arrested by United States Marshals early Monday, May 31. Patrick Brian Baker, 43, was arrested and...
Posted On 31 May 2021
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Unemployment rates for March rise in Knox, Laurel, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between February  2021 and March 2021, and stayed the same in Whitley County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 01 May 2021

Federal disaster public assistance designated for Knox County

Federal help is coming to Knox County for public assistance in connection with spring flooding. On Friday, President Joe Biden ordered federal assistance to support Kentucky communities and individuals to help them recover from some of the worst flooding in Kentucky’s history....
Posted On 30 Apr 2021

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, and Bell counties between January  2021 and February 2021, increased in McCreary County during that same time period, and stayed the same in Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2021