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Knox Central sturggles in season opener.

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Paige Phipps, pictured center, digs a Whitley County serve during a match Thursday night while Kelsey Engle and Mary Jude Stewart look on.

The Knox Central Lady Panther Volleyball Team struggled in their season opener on Thursday evening against defending 51st District champion Whitley County.  The Panthers dropped three straight sets to the Colonels, (25-13), (25-13) and 25-21.  Coach Barbara Gregory said that she was pleased with the progress her team has made up to this point and said that this team, by the middle of the season, will be as good or better than the Whitley County opponent. Sadie Harris had one ace and Mary Jude Stewart finished with one block and 12 digs. Vinie Price and Kristen Smith each had five digs each.

Barbourville Police Chief announced

By Bobbie Poynter, Editor

Barbourville Mayor Darren West announced his choice Monday for the next Barbourville police chief.

Applying for the position were officers Steve Owens, Winston Tye, Randy Clark and Jake Knuckles.

“It was an incredibly hard decision to choose between all the great applicants,” said West. “However, one officer stood out as having the foresight of engaging the community through a show of police presence in and around the schools, as well as the community. I want our children to grow up not only safe, but with a positive outlook and show of respect for the local police department. I felt like this officer was the best candidate to take the department in that direction.”

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West takes 5th place in 4-H Country Ham Project at Kentucky State Fair

Photo submitted Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

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Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

Curing meat is an old tradition that was done for years out of necessity. Before people had refrigerators, meat would spoil quickly if it wasn’t preserved in some way. After animals, especially hogs, were slaughtered much of their meat was cured with salt, sugar, and spices. Doing this kept the meat from spoiling for much longer amounts of time—sometimes a year or more!

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For inmate comfort

Photo by Dennis Mills A total of 57 bed mats were donated to the Knox jail by the Whitley County Detention Center

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A total of 57 bed mats were donated to the Knox jail by the Whitley County Detention Center

Knox inmates will soon be sleeping more comfortably

Knox County Deputy Jailer David Stewart, accompanied by standby work release participants, unloaded 57 used bed mats Friday.

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New face joins tourism board

Mayor Darren West just announced his newest and third overall appointment to the Knox County Tourism Board.  Claudia Greewood  is the new tourism board member. Greenwood works in the County Attorney’s office. Her appointment is effective immediately. She will represent the chamber of commerce on the tourism board.

West picked Greenwood from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Chamber of Commerce board of directors. “Each of the Chambers members the board has chosen are very good women who care much for our area, and I appreciate all of their work…” West said as he announced his decision.

Greenwood will replace Carolyn Valentine, a charter member of the tourism commission, who resigned after many years of service.

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