courtesy Knox County Sheriff's Office
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was able to fingerprint over 134 children at the Knox County Fair between noon Friday August 14 and 4pm Sunday August 16. Each child fingerprinted was given a bag containing numerous fun and educational items. The fingerprint card was given to the parent or guardian of the child to be kept. This has been a tradition at the Knox County Fair that was started by Sheriff Wes Eisenbeiss in the early 80’s and has been continued by Sheriff Jim Janecek and current Sheriff Don Henery.
With schools across the county starting, the Knox County Attorney’s Office & the Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that school buses are stopping to pick up young school kids. Please obey the law and stop for the school buses. This law was designed for the safety of young children, who at times have to cross the road to get on the bus or off the bus. The minimal fine assessed for passing a school is $ 500.00 plus court costs. If a child is struck by a vehicle while the bus has the warning lights and/or stop sign out, additional felony charges can and would be filed. Please watch for school buses, the lights, and the children. If you observe a person passing a bus with the lights and/or stop sign out, if you can safely do so without endangering the child or others, please call the sheriff’s office with license plate number and vehicle description of the vehicle passing the bus.