Knox hospital changing hands

Knox County Hospital
Knox County Hospital

Will the Knox County taxpayers finally be off the hook for the Knox County Hospital? The public and media will find out Tuesday when a series of three special meetings will take place in Barbourville.

It all begins with the first meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Knox County Fiscal Courtroom where the Knox County Hospital District and Knox Hospital Corporation will vote to allow ARH to purchase the hospital’s equipment and lease the building.

Then at 1:30 p.m. the Hospital Board of Trustees will meet at the hospital to give their approval.

Finally, at 2 p.m. the hospital’s board of directors will lend their voices to the agreements.

The Mountain Advocate will attend each meeting and publish the full details in next week’s edition.