A mudslide early Friday morning left a section of Turkey Creek Road dangerously close to the creek.
Knox Judge-Executive J.M. Hall said the section of road, measuring more than 100 yards, will remain closed throughout the weekend.
“It has been slipping for some time. Actually, it has not moved in the last four months. But with this rain, and we have had a lot of freezing and thawing and so forth,” he said. “It is actually pushing the road over into the creek.”Register to read more...
Corbin school board officials have given their official blessing to a non-resident agreement with Knox County.
The agreement, which was approved following an executive session during a special called meeting Thursday night, would put a cap of 405 students on the number of Knox students that could attend Corbin. The cap was based on the number of Knox students now enrolled in Corbin schools, according to Corbin superintendent Ed McNeel.Register to read more...
There will be NO school in Knox County Friday, according to PR director Frank Shelton.
A Barbourville pawn shop co-owner and his employee are behind bars on organized crime charges.
Barbourville Police Chief Mike Broughton said the arrests followed the execution of a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at T&L Pawn.
"We conducted a search warrant at the pawn shop. It appears to be some of the same issues that we have had in the past," Broughton said.
Arrested on Wednesday was 43-year-old Michael Gray of Flat Lick. He was charged with engaging in organized crime. Broughton said Gray was an employee of the pawn shop.
Broughton said a second arrest, that of T&L co-owner Lewis Gray Sr., was made Thursday morning when Gray turned himself in. Gray was accompanied by his attorney Warren Scoville when he surrendered to police.Register to read more...