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Knox County is thankful for . . .

The Mountain Advocate asked people across Knox County what they were thankful for this holiday season. Here’s what they answered:
Dennis Sexton, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my family. I’m just thankful to have them.
Larry Martin, Brush Creek
I’m grateful to be alive.
Heather Blakely, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my kids.
Amy Smith, Barbourville
I’m thankful that I am blessed to have friends and family.
Jimmy Hinkle, Barbourville
I’m thankful for all my friends and family.
Tom Buchanan, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my health.
Junior Miller, Trosper
I’m thankful for the Lord that saved me and thankful for all my blessings.
Janice Brown, Stinking Creek
I’m happy to be with my family.
Dora Mills
I’m grateful at Thanksgiving for having my family. We’ve lost a lot of family members, at this time several years ago, so I’m thankful for the ones that I have.
Jennifer Gray, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my little boy and my family and my work family, and I’m very thankful for a job to pay my bills.
Kathy Higginbothom, London
I’m thankful for my health, my family and my friends at my church.
Tammy Tye, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my health, my friends and family. I’m just thankful for all the people here at Friends and Companions.
Madeline Lynch, Manchester
I’m thankful for my kids, my family, and the grace and mercy of God.
Paula Messer, Barbourville
I’m thankful first and foremost for the Lord and for my relationship with him. I’m thankful for my children, my husband and my family.
Tyler Dunn, Barbourville
I’m very thankful for the Lord, for Him to give me love I’ve never had an also good friends.
Verna Lang
I’m so thankful for God’s love and mercy, for all he’s done for me and all he’s done for my loved ones and all my brothers and sisters.
Eddie Estes, Whitley County
I’m thankful for my family and friends.
Katie Lynch, Gray
I’m thankful for everything, but most importantly for my health and my wonderful husband and my animals and my family and friends.
Debbie Martin, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my health and my family.
Scott Broughton, Barbourville
I’m thankful for God, my family and my friends.
Shane Tarvin, Corbin
I’m thankful for my awesome kids.
James Patterson, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my family and friends.
Ally Travers, Florida
I’m thankful that I am still young.
Jessica Storm, Florida
I’m thankful for family, love and laughter.
Abby Martin, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my family.
Bailey Lundy, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my family and for Taylor Hampton.
Sara Walker, Williamsburg
I’m thankful for my boyfriend.
Sadie Harris, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my faith.
Shannon Fredrick, Barbourville
I’m thankful for the health of my family.
Jennifer Patterson, Heidrick
I’m thankful for my salvation.
Renia Owens, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my wonderful children.
Susie Ross Gambrel, Barbourville
I’m thankful for life.
Claudia Greenwood, Barbourville
I’m thankful for my salvation.
Tasha Stewart, senior at Union
I’m thankful that I finally met a good man.
Erica Overbay, junior at Union
I am thankful for my loving husband and my two adorable nephews, Simeon and Mason.
Payton Walters, North Carolina
I am thankful for a good family and friends.
Kayla Langen, Burlington Ky
I am thankful for my family, friends, and my teammates at Union… and my cat
Hugo Sanchez, Texas
I am thankful for having a successful season with the Union men’s soccer team.
Victor De Lima, Brazil
I am thankful for having the soccer team as a family here in the U.S.
Helen Webber, Germany
I am thankful for the possibilities I have due to my parents’ endless support.

Teammates honor Harley

Members of the Knox Central Cross Country team wore ribbons and patches to honor Harley Laxton, a teammate diagnosed with cancer, in a recent competition at the state level. Coach Gerald

It’s beginning to look . . .

Photo by Bobbie Poynter

Barbourville City Street Department workers Eddie Mills, Kennith Tye, Eugene Roark and Robert Witt place the fourth and final Christmas candle decoration at Thompson Park Thursday.

Barbourville City Street Department workers Eddie Mills, Kennith Tye, Eugene Roark and Robert Witt place the fourth and final Christmas candle decoration at Thompson Park Thursday.

By Bobbie Poynter

Barbourville’s holiday displays are expected to be all lit up Thanksgiving Eve

Very soon Barbourville will be lit up for the Christmas season. The Barbourville Street Department has nearly completed installing all of the multitudes of giant lighted Christmas displays throughout the city and along the highway through town.

The 12 Days of Christmas decorations are already up along Hwy 25E. All the Street Department has left to do is run power to all the displays.

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Kaylee Gray receives award from UNITE donation

Kaylee Gray, student at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School, receives a certificate and a gift card at a school assembly program from Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Chair, for donating 594 rolls of toilet paper to the "Wipe Out Drugs" Campaign.

Kaylee Gray, student at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School, receives a certificate and a gift card at a school assembly program from Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Chair, for donating 594 rolls of toilet paper to the “Wipe Out Drugs” Campaign.

Murder suspect to have competency hearing

Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

Staff Report

John Christopher Mills, arrested Nov. 11, 2012, and charged with the murder of Jonathon Ryan Foley will be back in circuit court Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. for a competency hearing. According to arrest reports, Mills was placed at the location of Foley’s murder by his co-defendants, George Marcum and James Wyatt.  The arrest report also states that Mills admitted moving the victim’s vehicle and body.

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