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    Knox receives funds to expand preschool program; additional day and extended hours to be offered

    The Knox County Public Schools have big news concerning the education of its smallest students. The district’s preschool program will be expanding to a five day school week at four locations, two of which will also offer extended hours before and after school. “We are excited to enhance the already high quality early childhood education […]

    Summer Fun and Fitness set to begin June 13

    The Knox County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are set to kick off a Summer of Fun and Fitness at the Barbourville Water Park starting June 13th. Every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks starting June 13 the Knox County FRYSCs will provide free admission for students and one adult per family to enter […]

    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 […]

    Elementary Boys’ Basketball Tournament

    The 2017 Elementary Boys’ Basketball Tournament finals were held on Saturday, January 28, at Knox Central High School. The Flat Lick Wildcats B-team defeated the Jesse D. Lay Trojans in the first game of the evening.   In A-team action, the Central Elementary Panthers won against the G.R. Hampton Cougars. Video from the games are […]

    Academic League celebrates successful season

    The elementary academic season went down to the buzzer, and for several teams ended ties, as students competed to win top bragging rights in the county. The Knox County Academic League celebrated their success this fall during an awards ceremony held on Friday, December 9.  Players, MVPs, and overall top teams were recognized during the awards […]

    Results from annual Sixth Grade Showcase

    Sixth grade students from across Knox County were in the spotlight Saturday as they demonstrated their skills and knowledge in the annual Sixth Grade Showcase. The Sixth Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s […]

    Count Me In! during high attendance week

    Can the Knox County Public Schools count you in? September 19 through 23 marks the annual High Attendance Week in the school district, and this year the district is wanting to make sure that you come prepared to succeed as part of the team. Each day will highlight a different focus on the importance of […]

    Students learn that reading is fundamental

    The roar of students welcomed Clifford, The Big Red Dog, to elementary schools across Knox County during the month of September. Clifford and his guests visited students to teach them that Reading is Fundamental through storytelling and a special gift. Reading is Fundamental is an outreach component of the Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club in […]