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Filling bowls, fighting hunger

Photo by Michaela Miller From the left are Carolyn Pennington, Sharon Sevier and Brandy Crase pick out their bowls. As a part of the Empty Bowl Project, customers purchase a handmade bowl and receive a free bowl soup courtesy of The Oldway Café. All of the proceeds go back to the community to give food to those in need.

Photo by Michaela Miller
From the left are Carolyn Pennington, Sharon Sevier and Brandy Crase pick out their bowls. As a part of the Empty Bowl Project, customers purchase a handmade bowl and receive a free bowl soup courtesy of The Oldway Café. All of the proceeds go back to the community to give food to those in need.

By Michaela Miller

For the Mountain Advocate

“We couldn’t have done this without the community,” said Jim Dorn, President of Kentucky Harvest Southeast, of the Empty Bowl project being hosted at The Oldway Café on Thursday.

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The teacher gets an education.

 In August of 1957 after having taught two years in an extremely remote one-room school near the Leslie-Clay count line, I was assigned to another rural one-room school near the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. The first two years were learning experiences as most teachers find out. The first challenge I faced was to find a place to live close enough to the school for me and my horse.

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City water coming to Stinking Creek

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Charles Sprinkles, of M&D General Contractors, lowers the water pump into place with the help of crewmembers Johnny Merida and Paul Roark and Knox County Magistrate Stacey Roark.

Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Charles Sprinkles, of M&D General Contractors, lowers the water pump into place with the help of crewmembers Johnny Merida and Paul Roark and Knox County Magistrate Stacey Roark.

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.’

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

This has been the cry of families in the Stinking Creek area for many years. However, within the next couple of weeks, another 16 families and a church off of KY 718 in the Pigeon Roost community of Stinking Creek will have access to city water.

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Blair’s talent showcased at Tourism Center

By Michaela Miller

Photo by Michaela Miller Jane Blair talks with Irma Gall about her daughter Emily Blair’s Art Exhibit held at the Tourism Center on Tuesday. The exhibit held all of Blair’s recent and past work and some small pieces were for sale. Blair is a life-long resident of Barbourville and describes her work as “Art at home;” she completes all of her work in her living room.

Photo by Michaela Miller
Jane Blair talks with Irma Gall about her daughter Emily Blair’s Art Exhibit held at the Tourism Center on Tuesday. The exhibit held all of Blair’s recent and past work and some small pieces were for sale. Blair is a life-long resident of Barbourville and describes her work as “Art at home;” she completes all of her work in her living room.

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Union College education program recommended for national accreditation

By Jay Stancil

For the Mountain Advocate

Union College’s Educational Studies Unit (ESU) has been recommended for national accreditation following review this month by a state and national panel.

Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of the ESU program, made the initial announcement of pending accreditation through social media recently.

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