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The Claiborne Progress reports
The decertification last year of the Claiborne County Jail marked the beginning of a mass exodus of all federal and two-thirds of the state discretionary prisoners. As those inmates left, county funds in the form of housing fees went with them, causing a loss of revenues that affected the balancing of the last two fiscal year budgets
Despite the loss ‘on paper’ of some $1.7 million in anticipated discretionary prisoner revenues, the county budget committee managed to make the numbers work this year, without another property tax increase. A portion of the balancing act had to do with the unexpected revenues from the daily housing fees of state prisoners who had not yet been transferred to another facility.
WYMT News reports
A call about a little girl wandering alone along Caldwell Street in Knox County landed a woman behind bars.
Corbin Police charged Rhonda Clouse with endangering the welfare of a minor.
The four year old led police to her home.
Offices say the door was open and Clouse was asleep in the bed.
Police said Clouse told them she did not know the girl left the home.
Also from WYMT News
A Clay County woman who pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter will spend ten years in prison.
Amy Burkhart admitted to neglecting her husband who died in 2015 at the age of 32.
Charles Burkhart was paralyzed during a 2007 car crash and was in her care.
Police called it one of the worst cases of neglect they have seen.
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