Knox deputies investigating burglary complaint find man with shotgun and ‘Ninja Death Star”

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a report of a burglary in Gray Saturday discovered a man hiding in the garage with a shotgun and a “Ninja Death Star.” Sheriff Mike Smith said Deputy Keith Liford was called to the residence on Doctor Parker Lane about 2 p.m. to investigate of a report of [...]

Knox Co. Judge-Executive responds to audit findings

Two full years after an audit of the Knox County Fiscal Court, the 2014 results have finally been released from the state auditors office. While there were no real issues concerning the misuse or misplacement of money, the audit found several instances of improper procedures. The audit specifically outlines the following issues: The Knox County [...]

Knox deputy cleared of wrong-doing in fatal shoooting

A Knox County Deputy has been officially cleared by the Grand Jury after fatally shooting a Flat Lick man during an altercation on June 29. “The State Police investigated the incident,” said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs. “We presented all of our findings and evidence to the Knox County Grand Jury and [...]

Corbin man charged in high-speed pursuit indicted in Knox County

A Corbin man arrested in May after leading state police on a high-speed chase through Corbin was indicted Friday in Knox Circuit Court. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Sevier was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal mischief, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor [...]

Two sentenced in federal tax fraud case

The last of the four Knox County residents who admitted to their respective parts in a conspiracy to file false federal tax returns, collecting more than $125,000 in refunds, were sentenced in London last week.

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Chamber Board opposes decision to ‘stack’ Corbin occupational tax

To the Editor: At its regular monthly board meeting June 16, the Board of Directors of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously in opposition to the recent decision by City Commission to enforce the city’s 1 percent occupational tax on workers in the Knox County portion of Corbin. The Chamber Board recognizes and [...]

KDE: Knox Schools need to have a laser-like focus

Once again, the Knox County School system has come under fire by the Kentucky Department of Education. An April 3-6 on-site review of the school district’s instructional performance saw the administration lacking in several areas. The Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED review included a five-member team of distinguished education professionals who were following up [...]

Corbin couple indicted for child abuse

A Corbin couple has been indicted in Knox County for allegedly abusing their three-year-old child.

A Knox County grand jury returned indictments Friday charging 42-year-old Creighton Hill, Jr. and 45-year-old Yvonne Hill each with one count of first-degree criminal abuse.

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Knox Fiscal Court agrees to put fire department subscription fees on tax bills

Silence fell among the crowded district courtroom as 15 or more radios went off at once. Firemen from every volunteer fire department in the county listened carefully to see if they must call their meeting short and respond to a call. Thankfully, there was not an emergency, but that is not always the case. Talk [...]

Law that affects Corbin, Knox tax fight set to expire July 15

While local leaders in Corbin and Laurel County have monitored with interest attempts in the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislative amendments that would change the laws on annexation, it’s a measure that has not been filed yet that could have the biggest impact of all.

An amendment Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) successfully pushed through in both 2012 and 2014 that has prevented the city of Corbin from collecting any occupational tax revenue from it’s Knox County side is set to expire on July 15.

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