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Top Story: Five file for vacant school board seat

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UPDATE: The fifth applicant has been identified as Christopher Hubbs.

Interviews for the five candidates will be held Tuesday, June 7, at the Knox County School Board office.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has confirmed that five people have sent in their applications to the Commissioner of Education to serve out the remaining term of Dexter Smith’s seat on the Knox County School Board.

Smith was pressured into resigning… Continue reading

Students sample pioneer life

Photos by Emily Baker Students were shown the types of weapons carried by pioneers. Here, a re-enactor shows how lead was melted down, molded into balls and loaded into musket barrels.

Photos by Emily Baker
Students were shown the types of weapons carried by pioneers. Here, a re-enactor shows how lead was melted down, molded into balls and loaded into musket barrels.

Students of Knox County traveled back to the 18th century thanks to Barbourville Tourism and The Daniel Boone Society.

Pioneer re-enactors, following a 280-mile coarse, chose Barbourville as one of their 14 stops on their way from Sycamore Shoals Tenn. to Fort Boonesborough.

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Woman arrested driving north in southbound lane

Reba Roark

Reba Roark

A Cannon woman was arrested around midnight May 19 driving north in the southbound lane of US 25E.

In response to 911 calls, Knox County Deputy Mikey Ashurst responded. Deputy Ashurst, who was traveling south in the southbound lane of US 25E, met the vehicle near Forcht Bank just south of Barbourville. The vehicle was still traveling north in the southbound lane with the headlights off. Deputy Ashurst headed straight toward the vehicle with the intent of hitting… Continue reading

Treadway sets national record

Photos by Emily Baker State Representative Jim Stewart presented BOE Chairman Shirley ‘Buck’ Treadway with a road sign. The sign will be placed at a location of Treadway’s choosing. From left: Larry Warren, Greg Helton, Paul Middleton, Rep. Jim Stewart, Shirley “Buck” Treadway, and Brian Carey.

Photos by Emily Baker
State Representative Jim Stewart presented BOE Chairman Shirley ‘Buck’ Treadway with a
road sign. The sign will be placed at a location of Treadway’s choosing. From left: Larry Warren,
Greg Helton, Paul Middleton, Rep. Jim Stewart, Shirley “Buck” Treadway, and Brian Carey.

The nation’s longest-serving school board chairman and his superintendent retired this week.

Barbourville Independent Schools bade farewell to Superintendent Larry Warren and Board of Education Chairman Shirley “Buck” Treadway Monday, May 23. A reception… Continue reading

Farmers’ Market to open May 26 includes special Saturday markets and New DOUBLE Dollars Program

Photo submitted Pat Hacker of Hacker Farms has been a vendor with the Knox County Farmers’ Market since it first began in 2014.

Photo submitted
Pat Hacker of Hacker Farms has been a vendor with the
Knox County Farmers’ Market since it first began in 2014.

By Kathryn Engle

For the Mountain Advocate

The Knox County Farmers’ Market is about to begin its third market season. The market will meet every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Knox County Cooperative Extension parking lot at 215 Treuhaft Boulevard beginning on May 26. Turn off of 25 E at the Shell Station on old Tremco… Continue reading

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