Standards Bearer

Brooklyn Sawyers Belk and Chief Paul Noel photo.

Police Chief Paul Noel hires a law professor and former federal prosecutor to promote accountability and help shape the department’s culture.

KPD Seeks Accountability Director

KPD Chief Paul Noel

Chief Paul Noel is asking City Council to create an executive-level position to oversee cultural change within the police department.

KPD Culture Assessed

KPD Chief Paul Noel

A majority of Police Department employees say they have job support, but have concerns about fairness in promotions and a lack of communication.

Appalachian Chorus

'Appalachian Reckoning'

In response to J.D. Vance’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ regional writers stake a claim to political and cultural diversity in the Southern mountains.