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March 28, 2013

TODAY'S HEADLINES - MAY 28, 2013


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CORBIN —  

Man sentenced for robbery attempt

Receives 10 years in prison, enhanced to 11 years, for second-degree robbery

Knox closer to resuming use of JailTracker

Knox County is closer to resuming its use of the corrections management system known as JailTracker.

Reciprocal agreement discussed by Knox Board of Education

The Knox County Board of Education tackled several business items during a special-called meeting Tuesday.

Knox Schools employees granted retroactive raise

A freeze concerning employee pay raises has apparently been thawed out, at least, temporarily.

Ky. officials: Fatal fire cause may remain unknown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fire that killed two adults and five children this month in southern Kentucky burned so hot they are unable to determine its cause, investigators told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Deadline extended for park manager applications

That’s what was learned during a special-called meeting of the Barbourville City Council Tuesday.

State targets Knox roads for $1.69 million in repairs

Knox County roads have been targeted by the state for an estimated $1.69 million in repairs.

Man scheduled for competency hearing after alleged attempt of running down police

A man facing several charges after allegedly attempting to run down officers during a roadblock was scheduled for a competency hearing Monday in Knox County Circuit Court.

Knox Jailer estimates $200,000 in savings in past 2 years

Knox County Jailer Mary Hammons estimates her jail has saved about $200,000 over the past two years since an early release program has been instituted at the jail that requires inmates to undergo a substance abuse program called “Prime 4 Life.”

Hemp bill passes late; Adkins, Hornback find compromise

Throughout a two-month fight in the General Assembly to license hemp cultivation — assuming the federal government allows it — supporters claimed many virtues for the kindred plant of marijuana.

London man sentenced for fleeing, criminal mischief

A man caught hiding behind a church after a police chase in November was sentenced in Laurel County Circuit Court Monday.

Military voting bill passes; time runs out on coal scholarship bill

A bill to make it easier for military personnel stationed away from home to cast absentee ballots passed the General Assembly in its final minutes Tuesday night while another to provide scholarships for coal county students ran out of time.

Deadline extended for park manager applications

The deadline for park manager applications has been extended.

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