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Unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, including Whitley and Knox, fell in 18, including Laurel, and stayed the same in 7 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Two women facing felony shoplifting charges in separate incidents at Belk

Two women were arrested over the weekend on felony charges after they each allegedly attempted to leave a local department store with more than $500 worth of items. Sylvia Nelson, 47, of Barbourville, was arrested early Saturday morning, while Candice R. Siler, 38, of Corbin, was...

Police: Corbin man was intoxicated when caught speeding, parking in handicapped zone

A Corbin man is facing numerous traffic related charges that began when a Kentucky State Police trooper clocked him driving at 77 mph in a 55 mph zone and ended when the trooper determined he was driving under the influence when he parked in a handicapped zone. Rex Allen Fox, 40,...

Corbin Walmart shoplifter found with meth, large amount of pills

What began as a misdemeanor shoplifting case at Walmart in Corbin escalated to drug trafficking after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a Knox County woman in possession of more than 150 prescription pills. Susan R. Smith, 43, of Hinkle, was arrested last Wednesday...

Pardon issued in case of 1993 Knox County murder where victim’s body was stuff in 55-gallon barrel

By Charles Myrick For the News Journal A man convicted in the gruesome 1993 murder that left Knox County shaken has been given an unconditional pardon by former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Delmar Partin, now 63, was serving a life sentence for the death of Betty Carnes on...

Outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin pardons Woodbine man convicted of 2008 murder

A Knox County man, who was convicted of the 2008 murder of a man he testified was his best friend, is one of several people who received pardons for their crimes as former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin left office Monday. Daniel Scott Grubb was sentenced to life in prison for the...

Knox County Shop with a Trooper helps 22 children

A group of Lynn Camp Elementary students were among 22 from across Knox County chosen to shop for $120 worth of new clothes, shoes and toys Thursday courtesy of Kentucky State Police Post 10, which serves Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs...

Unemployment rates drops in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 85 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – between October 2018 and October 2019, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Knox County receives $10k to kick off ‘Knox Ready Project’

In seeking to become a viable county to draw jobs and economic growth, a $10,000 Flex-E-Grant has been awarded to the Knox County Fiscal Court. The funding was announced by the Center for Rural Development through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “This Flex -E grant...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 18 Kentucky counties between September 2018 and September 2019, fell in 91 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019