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    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. […]

    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 […]

    Highlights from the December 13, 2016 school board meeting

    On December 13, 2016, the Board welcomed students from G.R. Hampton Elementary School to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals: Mr. Tim Melton, former principal at Knox Central High School and current principal at Williamsburg Independent Schools.  Mr. Melton was recognized for his leadership during the school turnaround process […]