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November 15, 2012

TODAY'S HEADLINES - NOV. 15, 2012

CORBIN — ‘Ghost government’ spends more than state spends for education

There are 1,268 special taxing districts in Kentucky which amount to “a ghost government” that spends more money annually than the state spends to educate its children.

Stepson of murder victim speaks

The stepson of a Barbourville murder victim wants people to know his stepfather was a good man.

City Utilities Board meets

Work to remove the old mercury filter at the Corbin City Utilities’ Wastewater Treatment Plant will cost a little more. Which is why the City Utilities Commission board approved two change orders for the project during their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Knox districts collect second highest amount of taxes, fees

Although Knox County ranked 32nd in population among Kentucky’s counties in the 2010 U.S. Census, its special taxing districts cumulatively collected the second highest amount of taxes and fees, or $169.6 million, according to a report issued by Wednesday by state Auditor Adam Edelen.

Animal cruelty charges filed after dog found starving

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a Corbin man, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

McConnell re-elected Republican minority leader

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, was re-elected Republican Minority Leader by his Republican Senate colleagues on Wednesday.

Pick up a copy of today's Times-Tribune in newsstands across the Tri-County. Today's webpage will be updated with complete stories throughout the day.

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