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    Flat Lick students “Crave” good attendance

    Students at Flat Lick Elementary received a tasty treat for having the best attendance in the school district last year.  On Tuesday, September 12, the local Crave shaved ice food truck pulled into Flat Lick with the students’ reward.  The school had an average daily attendance of 94.57% for 2016-17.  The school has previously won […]

    Fall into good attendance habits; high attendance day set for September 20th

    September is the perfect month to fall into good attendance habits.   The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel organization sponsors a high attendance day each year to emphasize that consistency is key to good attendance.  This year, high attendance day in Kentucky is set for Wednesday, September 20.   On High Attendance Day, Kentucky’s public elementary, […]

    KCHS to host baby and toddler pageant as part of Daniel Boone week festivities

    The Knox Central Senior Class is making plans to host the annual Baby and Toddler Pageant, a part of Daniel Boone Festival week festivities in Barbourville. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2pm, at the Knox County Middle School new gymniasum (311 North Main Street). Admission is $5 for adults and […]

    Hearing set for proposed tax rate

    The Knox County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Knox County Board of Education Annex on Thursday September 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 53.2 cents cents on real property and 53.2 cents on personal property. The General Fund tax […]

    Highlights from the August 2017 Board of Education Meeting

    The Knox County Board of Education conducted their August meeting on Thursday, August 24, 6:30pm, at the Board of Education Annex in Barbourville. Students and staff recognized during the meeting included: Central Elementary kindergarten students led the Pledge of Allegiance New teachers were introduced Preschool teachers were recognized for earning 5 stars as part of the Kentucky […]

    Elizabeth Lovett
    Knox educator selected to serve on national council

    A Knox County teacher has been selected as one of fifteen educators to participate in a Teacher Advisory Council established by the Hope Street Group. Elizabeth Lovett, a 26-year veteran and an itinerant elementary choir director for Knox County Public Schools, will represent the school district and state among the group.  The 2017-2019 council features educators from the Hope […]

    Toni Bingham
    Knox Central’s Toni Bingham recognized for participation in PEPP

    Toni Bingham of Knox Central High School has been recognized for her participation in the University of Kentucky’s PEPP program this past summer.  Bingham attended a highly competitive and very strenuous four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center June 14th through July 15th, 2017 . This PEPP […]

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    KCPS to be closed on August 21, 2017

    Knox County Students and Families, The Knox County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, August 21, 2017 during the Great American Solar Eclipse. A letter is being sent home on Tuesday, August 15, with information about the decision and safety tips for families in preparation of the event.  If you would like for your child to […]

    July 2017 Knox County Board of Education meeting
    Highlights from the July 2017 Board of Education Meeting

    The Knox County Board of Education met during a special called meeting on July 24, 2017 to conduct their regular monthly meeting.  The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 27, but was rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators conference. Student and staff recognition during the meeting: Brandi […]

    Frost attends BB&T institute
    Learning from the leaders, Knox Central principal attends BB&T Institute

    When it comes to leading towards success, the CEO of Fortune 500 companies and school principals have a lot in common. Knox Central High School principal Jeff Frost spent a week this summer learning from leaders in business and colleagues in education during BB&T’s Leadership Institute for Principals.  For Frost, he hopes that lessons from […]