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    Knox Central vs. Middlesboro Boys’ Soccer – August 31, 2017

    Knox Central Boy’s Soccer took on the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The Panthers defeated the Yellow Jackets 7-0 bringing their season record to 2-2. Knox Central led 2-0 at halftime then added 5 more goals in the second half. The players that scored were Tristen Johnson with 1 goal, Markelle Turner […]

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    Bus stop ahead: KCPS staff to visit students and families

    School buses in the Knox County Public Schools will be making their first stops of the year on Wednesday, August 9, but there will not be students getting on or off the bus. Faculty and staff throughout the school district will be loading buses on Wednesday morning to ride the same routes that their students […]

    Annual Spelling Bee hosted by Knox Schools

    From no one spelling a word correctly in round five, to seven additional rounds of elimination, you can “believe” that the annual Knox County Spelling Bee was full of excitement again this year. The event, held on Wednesday, February 8, featured the top two spellers from each elementary and middle school in Knox County. In […]

    Spelling Bee to be held Wednesday

    Knox County’s top spellers will unite on Wednesday for a chance to represent the county at the annual Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee this spring.   The Bee will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 10am, at the Board Annex in Barbourville. Twenty four (24) students representing elementary and middle schools in Knox County Public Schools […]

    In Pursuit of the Governor’s Cup…

    Students across Knox County and the Commonwealth are in pursuit of the Governor’s Cup for excellence in academics. (Note:  Check this page for updates throughout the Governor’s Cup season.  Up next: Regional Middle and High School and District Elementary)  On January 21, 2017, Barbourville Middle School hosted the 67th District Middle Governor’s Cup Competition, which […]

    DanceBlue to be held Friday

    The second annual DanceBlue fundraiser is set to take place this Friday, February 3. Last year Knox County embarked on a journey to participate in the University of Kentucky’s DanceBlue Marathon by hosting a local one.  Funds from the dance marathon go to benefit the Golden Matrix Fund which directly benefits UK Children’s Hospital Oncology Clinic. […]

    Highlights from the January 12, 2017 school board meeting

    On January 12, 2017, the Board welcomed students from Jesse D. Lay Elementary School to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Additional photos of the kindergarten students are available in the KCPS Photo Gallery. Newly elected Board member Jimmy Hendrickson was sworn in with returning members Charles Merida and Dr. Tom Ashburn. School Board members were […]

    Board changes mark start to 2017

    The start of a new calendar year brought changes to the Knox County Board of Education. The Board met on Thursday night and unanimously elected Charles Merida as its chair and member Gordon Hinkle as vice chairman. The leadership positions are for one year.  Hinkle had previously been serving as chairman. The changes in chair […]

    Knox to receive $6 million annually to support cradle to career

    Welcome to the neighborhood! That is the message that Knox County and Berea College leaders are sharing with stakeholders following announcement of a multi-million dollar grant award that will support cradle to career efforts. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that Berea College is the recipient of a five year Promise Neighborhood grant that […]