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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...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
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August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS),...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Churchill Downs partnering with Keeneland on Corbin horse racing facility

The long-awaited quarter horse track in Corbin will be a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs officials have announced. Cumberland Run, which is to be built on 149 acres of property off of the Corbin bypass, will be one of two facilities constructed under the...

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...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
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‘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....
Posted On 01 Sep 2017
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Unemployment rate rises in tri-county area

Unemployment rates fell in 18 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 99 counties, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox, between July 2016 and July 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Corbin woman indicted for prescription fraud

A Corbin woman was indicted Friday for on multiple counts of prescription fraud. Forty-five-year-old Melissa A. Helton is facing four counts of fraud or false statement in obtaining a forged prescription and four counts of criminal possession of a forged prescription. According...

Corbin man charged with DUI after nearly hitting police car

A Corbin man was arrested Thursday night after police say a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser was narrowly avoided. Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies arrested 53-year-old Joseph H....

Whitley Co. has 7.2 percent June unemployment rate

Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2016 and June 2017, fell in 20 and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

Williamsburg man charged with burglary at Corbin apartment complex

A Williamsburg man was arrested Thursday morning in connection with a burglary complaint at a Corbin area apartment complex. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Johnathan O’Quinn on one count of second-degree burglary. According to Deputy William Stewart, the...