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Knox board deadlocks

Syberseed 4-27-16 to 5-27-2016

The Lynn Camp auditorium was filled to near capacity as the crowd waited anxiously to see what the school board’s next step would be after Friday’s highly publicized resignation of the board’s former chairman, Dexter Smith.

Obviously, the crowd was not going to make it easy on the acting chairman, Merrill Smith, as the crowd chanted, “One down, one to go!”

Although it was blatantly absent, Board Member Charles Merida was determined to get the one hot topic back on… Continue reading

Remembering ‘The Custard Shop’

The Custard Shop

The Custard Shop

The Knox Historical Museum Corner will continue featuring rare unpublished photographs as well as personal glimpses into those places from our county’s past.

Area restaurants and restaurateurs will be the primary focus for The Knox Historical Museum for the following weeks.

Our local restaurant this week features The Custard Shop. The owners of the Custard Shop were Ada and Charley Clouse. This 1957 photo shows two teenagers standing in front of the Custard Shop, which was located… Continue reading

Alcohol sales in Barbourville begins today

IGA is unloading the truck and will begin selling beer the minute it hits the shelves.

IGA is unloading the truck and will begin selling alcohol the minute it hits the shelves. Photo by Emily Baker

 

Alcohol sales is about to begin in Barbourville. Both IGA and Williams Stop & Go are busy stocking their shelves and will begin selling alcohol shortly.

State licenses have also been received for the following businesses. Super Dollar will be picking up its city license at city hall this afternoon.

Bville Grill

IGA

Rite Aid

Lee’s Food Mart

Super Dollar

Released from Knox County Detention Center

Knox County Detention Center Barbourville, KY

Knox County Detention Center
Barbourville, KY

Released from Knox County Detention Center 4/29/16 (Friday)

William Anderson, Donald R. Causey, Robert R. Cole Jr. Amanda N. Cox, Dillon Jones, Pamela R. Mason, Jeremiah Sandlin and Jessica Thomas.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 4/30/16 (Saturday)

Dakota E. Dugger, Tina Jackson, Mark P. Morgan and Aaron L. Skinner.

Released from Knox County Detention Center 5/1/16 (Sunday)

Deon M. Flannelly.

Time to clean up!

Regina Bargo  Tales from the Classroom

Regina Bargo
Tales from the Classroom

The students always want me to look at the copyright of the books to tell them the age of each one. Before reading our latest book, I told them it was written in 1979. Bobby interjected, “If that book was written in 1970… that’s when I never even existed! Yes, son… you are correct!

Every Friday is spelling test day. As I was giving our most recent spelling test, I noticed that a little… Continue reading

Cyclists take part in annual Redbud Warmup Ride

Photo by Emily Baker Cyclists enjoyed a leisurely ride through the hill of Knox County before the 100 mile ride in London the next day.

Photo by Emily Baker
Cyclists enjoyed a leisurely ride through the hill of Knox County before the 100 mile ride in London the next day.

Barbourville Tourism held its annual Redbud Warmup Ride Friday, April 22. Riders had the choice between two routes; a 50-mile ride that wound along the backroads of Knox County or a shorter 26-mile ride that took the cyclists to Dr. Thomas Walker State Park.

“It’s a rare chance to get to highlight our historic county,… Continue reading

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